BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 4842M
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
25 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

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:

24/05/2010

 

(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

138,532

GBP 5.62

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Sale

275,307

GBP 5.63

GBP 5.60

 

(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

1295

GBP 5.62

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

253

GBP 5.62

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

263

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

390

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

503

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

825

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1085

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

72

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1275

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3893

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

4600

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1263

GBP 5.62

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

248

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

4240

GBP 5.61

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2992

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2624

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1287

GBP 5.63

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

901

GBP 5.60

 

(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


security


unit

 

(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:

25/05/2010

 

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:

24/05/2010

 

(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

207,020

GBP 7.41

GBP 7.35

 

Common - GB0031729733

Sale

20,737

GBP 7.43

GBP 7.38

 

(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

4363

GBP 7.35

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

2751

GBP 7.35

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

869

GBP 7.35

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

229

GBP 7.37

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

254

GBP 7.39

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

255

GBP 7.39

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

423

GBP 7.42

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

468

GBP 7.39

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

942

GBP 7.42

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

1985

GBP 7.42

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

11740

GBP 7.38

 

(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


security


unit

 

(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:

25/05/2010

 

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:

24/05/2010

 

(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 - GB00B0712D26

Purchase

1,547

GBP 7.62

GBP 7.62

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Sale

493

GBP 7.70

GBP 7.70

 

(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 - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

655

GBP 7.62

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

465

GBP 7.63

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

209

GBP 7.63

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

206

GBP 7.63

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

12

GBP 7.62

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

493

GBP 7.69

 

(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


security


unit

 

(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:

25/05/2010

 

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

Investec 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:

24/05/2010

 

(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 - GB00B17BBQ50

Purchase

251,180

GBP 4.72

GBP 4.71

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Sale

285,256

GBP 4.73

GBP 4.68

 

(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

7574

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

5007

GBP 4.71

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

4918

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

4565

GBP 4.71

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

632

GBP 4.68

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

814

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1704

GBP 4.71

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1964

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

3409

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

3530

GBP 4.68

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

4051

GBP 4.71

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

4165

GBP 4.71

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

4918

GBP 4.72

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

22137

GBP 4.71

 

(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


security


unit

 

(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:

25/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 


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