BkofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 2221Y
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
12 January 2022
 

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:

Merrill Lynch International

(b)

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose
relevant securities this form relates:
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Blue Prism Group plc

(c)

Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Blue Prism Group plc

(d)

Date dealing undertaken:

11/01/2022

(e)

In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the
exempt principal trader making disclosures in
respect of any other party to this offer?
If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

N/A

 

2.

DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class
of relevant security dealt in.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

 

(a)

Purchases and sales

Class of relevant security

Purchases/
sales

Total number of securities

Highest price
per unit
paid/received

Lowest price
per unit
paid/received

1p ordinary

Purchase

46,808

12.655 GBP

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Sale

28,116

12.66 GBP

12.63 GBP

 

(b)

Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of
relevant security

Product description
e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing
e.g. opening/closing a
long/short position, increasing/reducing a
long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

30

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

18

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

8

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

1

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

35

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

15

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

5

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

61

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

58

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

84

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

61

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

47

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

11

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

27

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

371

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

41

12.641 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

158

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

936

12.641 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

8,280

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

20

12.651 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

241

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

3

12.646 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

631

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

3,504

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

79

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

4

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

25

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

20

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

122

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

262

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

35

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

12

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

2

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

127

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

43

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

162

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

25

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

191

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

301

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

94

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

83

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

241

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

207

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

88

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

8

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

4

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

185

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

258

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

219

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

259

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

297

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

48

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

20

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

97

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

203

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

28

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

120

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Long Position

12,039

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

4,833

12.655 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

57

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

45

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

3

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

4

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Reducing a Short Position

482

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

570

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

43

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

2

12.651 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

62

12.641 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

240

12.63 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

17

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

57

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

22

12.65 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

85

12.641 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

2

12.651 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

735

12.645 GBP

1p ordinary

Swaps - Equity Swaps

Increasing a Short Position

311

12.63 GBP

 

(c)

Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i)

Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class
of
relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number
of
securities to which option relates

Exercise
price
per unit

Type
e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(ii)

Exercise

Class of relevant security

Product description
e.g. call option

Exercising/
exercised
against

Number of
securities

Exercise Price per
unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(d)

Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing
e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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:
Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

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:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

None

 

Date of disclosure:

12/01/2022

Contact name:

Tolu Tade

Telephone number:

+44207 996 3410

 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information
Service.

The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's
dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk .

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