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Monday 10 May, 2010

BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 6134L
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10 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:

07/05/2010

 

(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

358,973

GBP 5.61

GBP 5.38

 

Common - GB0009697037

Sale

577,654

GBP 5.54

GBP 5.38

 

(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 - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

826

GBP 5.48

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

2244

GBP 5.48

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3100

GBP 5.48

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3620

GBP 5.48

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

4704

GBP 5.48

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

6860

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

9965

GBP 5.46

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

10242

GBP 5.46

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

12327

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

107000

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

263

GBP 5.48

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

34878

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

103412

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

45928

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

263

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

28463

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

27511

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

25927

GBP 5.47

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

21083

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

16825

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

16506

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

12327

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

3303

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

3115

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2430

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1927

GBP 5.39

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1600

GBP 5.45

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

46967

GBP 5.51

 

(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:

10/05/2010

 

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:

07/05/2010

 

(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

137,394

GBP 7.27

GBP 7.19

 

Common - GB0031729733

Sale

62,574

GBP 7.33

GBP 7.18

 

(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

67000

GBP 7.27

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

6372

GBP 7.19

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

5628

GBP 7.19

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

12761

GBP 7.29

 

(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)

 

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:

10/05/2010

 

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:

07/05/2010

 

(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

2,870

GBP 7.85

GBP 7.46

 

Common -

Sale

2,870

GBP 7.85

GBP 7.46

 

(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:

10/05/2010

 

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:

07/05/2010

 

(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

77,827

GBP 4.85

GBP 4.60

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Sale

92,957

GBP 4.84

GBP 4.60

 

(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 - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

LONG

6731

GBP 4.78

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

LONG

5421

GBP 4.80

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

LONG

4718

GBP 4.78

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

LONG

3734

GBP 4.80

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

LONG

1290

GBP 4.72

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

549

GBP 4.73

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

1001

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

1075

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

1451

GBP 4.73

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

1709

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

3679

GBP 4.69

 

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

3734

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

4081

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

4480

GBP 4.77

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Swap

SHORT

10139

GBP 4.76

 

(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:

10/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 


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