BkofA Merrill Lynch - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) RNS Number : 7867R Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22 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: 21/11/2012 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 17,731 3.966 GBP 3.896 GBP GB00B61D2N63 Common - ISIN Sale 8,397 3.967 GBP 3.899 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 Short 60 3.944 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 2,500 3.944 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 1,085 3.941 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 590 3.953 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 1,944 3.955 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 1 3.964 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 2,886 3.942 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 1,400 3.958 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Long 2,642 3.957 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 1 3.933 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 621 3.933 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 705 3.933 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 1,239 3.949 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 1,400 3.949 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 2,642 3.949 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 3,349 3.949 GB00B61D2N63 GBP Common - ISIN Swaps Short 1,593 3.956 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: 22/11/2012 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 email@example.com. 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. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END FERBBBDBSGDBGDD -0- Nov/22/2012 11:06 GMT
BkofA Merrill Lynch Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)
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