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Friday 30 September, 2011

BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 3047P
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
30 September 2011
 



                                                                                                                                               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 LTD

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                              Advisor to INVESTEC PLC and

                                                                                                                                   INVESTEC LTD

       principal trader is connected:

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 29/09/2011

       (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today                                                      NO

       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 - ZAE000081949            Purchase                    15,865                 ZAR 44.35              ZAR 44.35

           Common - ZAE000081949               Sale                       15,865                 ZAR 44.35              ZAR 44.35

        (b)      Derivatives transactions (other than options)

                 Class of                    Product                Nature of dealing             Number of            Price per unit

                 relevant                  description                                                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:                                                                                     30/09/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                         Doug Berwick

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7995 8859

                                                                                                                                               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                                         Autonomy Corporation Plc

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                          Advisor to Autonomy Corporation Plc

      

       principal trader is connected:

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 29/09/2011

       (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today                                                      NO

       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 - GB0055007982            Purchase                    22,119                 GBP 25.44             GBP 25.40

           Common - GB0055007982               Sale                     1,306,353               GBP 25.44             GBP 25.38

       (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 - GB0055007982               Swap                       SHORT                        3136                  GBP 25.42

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                       SHORT                         658                   GBP 25.44

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                       SHORT                         230                   GBP 25.42

                       Class of                         Product            Nature of dealing          Number of           Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                         reference securities

                       security                         eg.  CFD

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                          942                   GBP 25.44

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                          994                   GBP 25.43

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                         1349                  GBP 25.44

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                         1584                  GBP 25.44

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                        37833                 GBP 25.42

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                        37833                 GBP 25.42

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                        47472                 GBP 25.42

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                        47472                 GBP 25.42

          Common - GB0055007982               Swap                        LONG                      1200000               GBP 25.38

      

(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 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:                                                                                     30/09/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                         Balenkosi Dungeni

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7996 1639

                                                                                                                                               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                                              Evolution Group Plc

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                              Advisor to INVESTEC PLC and

                                                                                                                                   INVESTEC LTD

       principal trader is connected:

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 29/09/2011

       (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today                                                      NO

       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 - GB0030221864            Purchase                    5,140                   GBP 0.82               GBP 0.81

           Common - GB0030221864               Sale                        9,007                   GBP 0.83               GBP 0.82

       (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 - GB0030221864               Swap                       SHORT                        2624                   GBP 0.81

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                       SHORT                        1832                   GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                       SHORT                         684                    GBP 0.82

                       Class of                         Product            Nature of dealing          Number of           Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                         reference securities

                       security                         eg.  CFD

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                          127                    GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                          167                    GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                          684                    GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                          800                    GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                         2624                   GBP 0.82

          Common - GB0030221864               Swap                        LONG                         4605                   GBP 0.82

       (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:                                                                                     30/09/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                         Doug Berwick

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7995 8859

                                                                                                                                               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 and

                                                                                                                                   INVESTEC LTD

       principal trader is connected:

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 29/09/2011

       (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today                                                      NO

       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                    55,611                  GBP 3.70               GBP 3.60

         Common - GB00B17BBQ50              Sale                       72,778                  GBP 3.69               GBP 3.60

       (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                       SHORT                         923                    GBP 3.64

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         17                     GBP 3.70

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         44                     GBP 3.70

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         199                    GBP 3.63

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         502                    GBP 3.63

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         952                    GBP 3.67

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                        1588                   GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                       18926                  GBP 3.65

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         16                     GBP 3.70

                       Class of                         Product            Nature of dealing          Number of           Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                         reference securities

                       security                         eg.  CFD

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         1651                   GBP 3.63

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                        23428                  GBP 3.61



                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         8377                   GBP 3.61

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         1960                   GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          952                    GBP 3.65

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         1580                   GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         1219                   GBP 3.63

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          713                    GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          471                    GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          420                    GBP 3.64

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          153                    GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          17                     GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          16                     GBP 3.69               
                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          16                     GBP 3.69

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         1962                   GBP 3.66

       (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:                                                                                     30/09/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                         Balenkosi Dungeni

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7996 1639

 


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