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

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

RNS Number : 8915R
GoldmanSachs International
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:            (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:                    22 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      1,533,340                 10.2703 GBP      10.0400 GBP
ordinary
USD 0.5    Sales        1,541,952                 10.2750 GBP      10.0150 GBP
ordinary





(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)



Class of   Product            Nature of dealing           Number of  Price per
relevant description                                      reference    unit
security              e.g. opening/closing a long/short   securities
          e.g. CFD     position, increasing/reducing a
                             long/short position
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           22,325   10.0774
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            2,675   10.0774
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           44,650   10.0782
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            5,350   10.0782
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           22,123   10.0845
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            2,651   10.0845
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position               522   10.1132
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position               134   10.1132
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position               297   10.1132
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position            10,379   10.1132
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position               958   10.1132
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Closing a short position           11,000   10.1194
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Closing a short position           25,659   10.1194
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Closing a short position           39,355   10.1194
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position               24   10.1231
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position              202   10.1231
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            2,636   10.1979
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a long position           270,000   10.2025
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position               72   10.2081
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position              598   10.2081
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           13,062   10.2098
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            1,565   10.2098
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           31,298   10.2199
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           16,830   10.2241
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            8,025   10.2303
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           66,975   10.2303
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            8,665   10.2305
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position            1,038   10.2305
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Reducing a long position           95,406   10.2313
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           16,830   10.2328
ordinary                                                                   GBP
USD 0.5      CFD           Opening a short position           58,969   10.2505
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: 23 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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