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Credit Suisse (Eur) Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)-Sportingbet PLC



  Credit Suisse (Eur) - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)-Sportingbet PLC

RNS Number : 8900R
Credit Suisse Securities (Eur) Ltd
23 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:                  Credit Suisse Securities
                                                      (Europe) Limited
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose      Sportingbet Plc
relevant securities this form relates:

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt  William Hill Plc
principal trader is connected:
(d) Date dealing undertaken:                          22-November-2012
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today  Yes, GVC Holdings Plc
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 Purchases/ Total number of  Highest price per unit   Lowest price per
relevant   sales      securities          paid/received             unit
security                                                       paid/received
              
Ordinary Purchases          326,246   0.485 (GBP)             0.463 (GBP)
shares
Ordinary Sales              180,426   0.495 (GBP)             0.463 (GBP)
shares

 

(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of   Product            Nature of dealing           Number of  Price per
relevant description                                      reference    unit
security  e.g. CFD    e.g. opening/closing a long/short   securities   (GBp)
                       position, increasing/reducing a
                             long/short position
Ordinary Swap        Reducing a long                          145120    47.548
Ordinary Swap        Reducing a long                             700     48.00

                                                                              

 (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: 23-November-2012
        Contact name:       Anthony Allen / Paul MacDonald
        Telephone number:   0207 888 5416 / 8548

 

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.

                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
 
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