BkofA Merrill Lynch Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

  BkofA Merrill Lynch - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 3350Q
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
05 November 2012




                                                             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
    Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose
(b) relevant securities this form relates:           African Barrick Gold PLC
    Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt China National Gold Group
    principal trader is connected:                   Corp
(d) Date dealing undertaken:                         02/11/2012
    Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today
(e) disclosing, under the Code in respect of any     No
    other party to this offer?



2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant       Purchases/ Total number of Highest price Lowest price
security                sales      securities      per unit      per unit
                                                   paid/received paid/received
Common - ISIN           Purchase   36,599          4.268 GBP     4.226 GBP
GB00B61D2N63
Common - ISIN           Sale       45,843          4.269 GBP     4.2 GBP
GB00B61D2N63



(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

                           Nature of dealing
Class of      Product      e.g. opening/closing a             Number of  Price
relevant      description  long/short position,               reference  per
security      e.g. CFD     increasing/reducing a              securities unit
                           long/short position
Common - ISIN Swaps        Long                               181        4.269
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Long                               201        4.253
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Long                               1,305      4.253
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Long                               2,500      4.253
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Short                              201        4.244
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Short                              4,227      4.245
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP
Common - ISIN Swaps        Long                               9,485      4.225
GB00B61D2N63                                                             GBP



(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

                     Writing,    Number              Type             Option
Class    Product     purchasing, of         Exercise e.g.             money
of       description selling,    securities price    American, Expiry paid/
relevant e.g. call   varying     to which   per unit European  date   received
security option      etc.        option              etc.             per unit
                                 relates
N/A      N/A         N/A         N/A        N/A      N/A       N/A    N/A



(ii) Exercising

Class of relevant security Product description Number of  Exercise Price per
                           e.g. call option    securities unit
N/A                        N/A                 N/A        N/A



(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 Class of relevant       Nature of dealing               Price per unit (if
      security          e.g. subscription,     Details       applicable)
                            conversion
        N/A                     N/A              N/A             N/A



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

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.



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:
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: 05/11/2012
Contact name:       Stacy Otieno
Telephone number:   0207 995 1335



Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
Information
Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at
monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.
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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