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Wednesday 05 February, 2020

BkofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.3 - Ei Group plc

RNS Number : 1130C
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
05 February 2020
 

FORM 8.5 Replacement

 

The Form 8.3 Ei Group plc announcement released on 18/12/2019 under RNS No 3484X has been amended.

 

Amendments are identified with an asterisk (*).

 

The full amended text is shown below.

 

FORM 8.3

 

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY
A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR
MORE
Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.

KEY INFORMATION

(a)

Full name of discloser:

Bank of America Corp

(b)

Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and
beneficiaries must be named.


(c)

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

Ei Group plc

(d)

If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:


(e)

Date position held/dealing undertaken:
For an opening position disclosure, state the latest
practicable date prior to the disclosure

17/12/2019

(f)

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

YES

If YES, specify which:


 

 

2.

POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities
of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for
each additional class of relevant security.

 

(a)

Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:

Common - GB00B1L8B624


Interests

Short Positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1)

Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled:

10,354,866

2.365%

0

0 %

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

0

0%

10,354,866

2.365%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives
(including options) and
agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0%

0

0 %

TOTAL:

10,354,866

2.365%

10,354,866

2.365%

 

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

 

(b)

Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to
which subscription right exists:

N/A

Details, including nature of the rights
concerned and relevant percentages:

N/A

 

3.

DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(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

Purchase/sale

Number of
securities

Price per unit

Common - ISIN GB00B1L8B624

Purchase

                 23,184

 2.836 GBP         

Common - ISIN GB00B1L8B624

Purchase

                 41,121

 2.837 GBP         

 

Class of relevant security

Purchase/sale

Number of
securities

Price per unit

Common - ISIN GB00B1L8B624

*Sale

63,444

 

2.837 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

Common - ISIN GB00B1L8B624

Swaps

Reducing a Long Position

861

2.837 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

 

4.

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 person 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 person 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

 

(c)

Attachments

 

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

No

 

Date of disclosure:

05/02/2020

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
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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