Lloyds Banking Group LLOY Form 8.3 - Xstrata Plc

  Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) - Form 8.3 - Xstrata Plc

RNS Number : 9104Q
Lloyds Banking Group PLC
12 November 2012


                                                                      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) Identity of the person whose                 Lloyds Banking Group plc and
positions/dealings are being disclosed:          its subsidiaries
(b) Owner or controller of interests and short
positions disclosed, if different from
1(a):
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose Xstrata plc
relevant securities this form relates:

 Use a separate form for each
offeror/offeree
(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:       09 November 2012
(f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or  Yes
are they today disclosing, under the Code in
respect of any other party to this offer?        Also have holdings in offeror
                                                 Glencore International plc





2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE



(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:                            Ord USD 0.50


                                                Interests     Short positions

                                              Number     %      Number    %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or                     
controlled:
                                             34,171,912 1.138%
(2) Derivatives (other than options):
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell:
                                                        

 TOTAL:                                  34,171,912 1.138%









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



Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:











3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE



(a) Purchases and sales



Class of relevant security Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit

                                 
Ord USD 0.50               Purchase              572              £9.658





(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)



Class of   Product              Nature of dealing             Number of  Price
relevant description                                          reference   per
security                e.g. opening/closing a long/short     securities unit
          e.g. CFD       position, increasing/reducing a
                               long/short position
         

         



(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  e.g. call   selling,    to which  per unit   e.g.            paid/
           option      varying     option            American,        received
                        etc.      relates            European         per unit
                                                       etc.



(ii) Exercising



 Class of relevant  Product description      Number of      Exercise price per
     security                               securities             unit
                     e.g. call option
                                                            

                                                            



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



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

                     











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:


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:


None





(c) Attachments



Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO





        Date of disclosure: 12 November 2012
        Contact name:       Andrew Kellett
        Telephone number:   0113 235 7729



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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