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Monday 24 May, 2010

BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 4107M
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
24 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:

21/05/2010

 

(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

508,407

GBP 5.61

GBP 5.50

 

Common - GB0009697037

Sale

648,982

GBP 5.60

GBP 5.52

 

(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

6953

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

205

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

224

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

229

GBP 5.50

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

248

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

400

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

504

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

596

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

703

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1265

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1330

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1336

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

2890

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

100

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

5557

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

11121

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

15772

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

31203

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

4400

GBP 5.54

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

205

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

16276

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

12899

GBP 5.57

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

6953

GBP 5.58

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

5557

GBP 5.58

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

4863

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1954

GBP 5.53

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1338

GBP 5.55

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1330

GBP 5.54

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

407

GBP 5.56

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

400

GBP 5.55

 

(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:

24/05/2010

 

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:

21/05/2010

 

(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

109,667

GBP 7.35

GBP 7.29

 

Common - GB0031729733

Sale

59,673

GBP 7.35

GBP 7.27

 

(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

5375

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

3150

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

2196

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

2138

GBP 7.30

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

1291

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

1121

GBP 7.32

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

468

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

351

GBP 7.33

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

254

GBP 7.31

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

5

GBP 7.27

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

2948

GBP 7.31

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

9885

GBP 7.30

 

(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:

24/05/2010

 

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:

21/05/2010

 

(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

Sale

2,406

GBP 7.74

GBP 7.65

 

(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

SHORT

12

GBP 7.80

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

209

GBP 7.65

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

353

GBP 7.55

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

465

GBP 7.65

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

477

GBP 7.65

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

SHORT

890

GBP 7.81

 

(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:

24/05/2010

 

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:

21/05/2010

 

(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

85,843

GBP 4.70

GBP 4.61

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Sale

67,967

GBP 4.70

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 -

Swap

LONG

36161

GBP 4.62

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

814

GBP 4.65

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

1138

GBP 4.65

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

2890

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

4051

GBP 4.64

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

6088

GBP 4.62

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

6833

GBP 4.64

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

11225

GBP 4.61

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

9

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

12464

GBP 4.64

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

14

GBP 4.63

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

10417

GBP 4.64

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

9521

GBP 4.64

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

6088

GBP 4.61

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1791

GBP 4.61

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1573

GBP 4.67

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1247

GBP 4.63

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1138

GBP 4.59

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

25744

GBP 4.60

 

(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:

24/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 


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