Goldman Sachs (EPT) Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

  Goldman Sachs (EPT) - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 5712R
GoldmanSachs International
20 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:            (GS) GOLDMAN SACHS
                                                INTERNATIONAL
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to      XSTRATA PLC
whose relevant securities this form relates:

 Use a separate form for each
offeror/offeree
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which   XSTRATA PLC
exempt principal trader is connected:
(d) Date dealing undertaken:                    19 November 2012
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it  YES - disclosed previously for
today disclosing, under the Code in respect of  GLENCORE INTERNATIONAL PLC
any other party to this offer?



2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER



(a) Purchases and sales



Class of Purchases/ Total number    Highest price per unit    Lowest price per
relevant   sales    of securities        paid/received              unit
security                                                       paid/received
             
USD 0.5  Purchases        972,444                  9.6550 GBP       9.5190 GBP
ordinary
USD 0.5    Sales        2,691,443                  9.6510 GBP       9.5280 GBP
ordinary





(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)



Class of   Product             Nature of dealing           Number of   Price
relevant description                                       reference  per unit
security               e.g. opening/closing a long/short   securities
          e.g. CFD      position, increasing/reducing a
                              long/short position
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position          200,000   9.5375
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position          275,000   9.5500
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position          250,000   9.5525
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             2,750   9.5676
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position           27,000   9.5684
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a long position             2,000   9.5693
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             9,000   9.5781
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD            Opening a long position           200,000   9.5832
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position          200,000   9.5832
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            12,719   9.5865
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            12,643   9.5865
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            16,502   9.5891
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            11,000   9.5944
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            11,000   9.5944
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             8,250   9.5989
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             8,012   9.6062
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             7,964   9.6062
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position            1,046   9.6079
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position           10,380   9.6079
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position              133   9.6079
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position              626   9.6079
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a short position              296   9.6079
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             5,500   9.6124
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position             8,902   9.6128
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD            Opening a long position           700,000   9.6251
ordinary                                                                   GBP







(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
                     

                     



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: 20 November 2012
        Contact name:       Audrey Malone and Darren Adam
        Telephone number:   +44(20) 7552 3836 / +44(20) 7051 4224



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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