BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 3578L
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
05 May 2010
 



 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING


CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

Candover Investments Plc


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to Candover Investments Plc


principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

04/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES -


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB0001713154

Purchase

13

GBP 8.35

GBP 8.35

 

Common - GB0001713154

Sale

13

GBP 8.35

GBP 8.35

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product description

Nature of dealing

Number of

 

Price per unit


relevant


reference securities


security

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit


security

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

05/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING


CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

Babcock International Group


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to VT Group Plc


principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

04/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB0009697037

Purchase

189,463

GBP 5.87

GBP 5.78

 

Common - GB0009697037

Sale

44,000

GBP 5.87

GBP 5.78

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

156000

GBP 5.86

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

5778

GBP 5.94

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

5778

GBP 5.94

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3311

GBP 5.87

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

2413

GBP 5.87

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1664

GBP 5.87

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

898

GBP 5.87

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

915

GBP 5.85

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

924

GBP 5.82

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1472

GBP 5.85

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2413

GBP 5.85

 

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2638

GBP 5.82

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

5778

GBP 5.94

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

5778

GBP 5.94

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit


security

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

05/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING


CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

VT Group Plc


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to VT Group Plc


principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

04/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB0031729733

Purchase

139,101

GBP 7.52

GBP 7.45

 

Common - GB0031729733

Sale

24,700

GBP 7.52

GBP 7.44

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

66278

GBP 7.50

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

31545

GBP 7.50

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

15669

GBP 7.50

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

502

GBP 7.52

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit


security

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

05/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING


CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

RENSBURG SHEPPARDS PLC


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to Investec Plc


principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

04/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common -

Purchase

10,569

GBP 8.36

GBP 8.28

 

Common -

Sale

1,550

GBP 8.36

GBP 8.28

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

9019

GBP 8.29

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit


security

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

05/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 


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