HARRIS ASSOCIATES LP: Form 8.3 - Britvic Plc

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          Harris Associates L.P.                


    positions/dealings are being                                               
    disclosed:                                                                 


                                                                           
(b) Owner or controller of interests and                                        


    short positions disclosed, if                                              
    different from 1(a):                                                       
                                                                               
    The naming of nominee or vehicle                                           
    companies is insufficient                                                  


                                                                           
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation   BRITVIC                               


    to whose 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            29 January 2013                       
undertaken:                                                                 
                                                                           
(f) Has the discloser previously          NO                                    


    disclosed, or are they today                                               
    disclosing, under the Code in respect                                      
    of any other party to this offer?                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               


                                                                           
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:     Common Stock (GB00B0N8QD54)                     


                                                                               
                                      Interests            Short Positions     
                                                                               
                                     Number       %           Number          %


                                                                           
(1) Relevant securities owned   6,169,079 shares 2.54%                           
and/or controlled:                                                         
                                                                           
(2) Derivatives (other than                                                     
options):                                                                   
                                                                           
(3) Options and agreements to                                                   


    purchase/sell:                                                             
                                                                               
    Total                       6,169,079 shares 2.54%                          
                                                                              
                                                                               
                                                                               


                                                                           
(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                                                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                

(a)      Purchases and sales                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
    Class of relevant       Purchase/sale         Number of      Price per unit  
       security                                  securities                     
                                                                                

Common Stock            Sale                 4,400 shares       7.1448 GBP      

(GB00B0N8QD54)                                                                  
                                                                                

Common Stock            Sale                 4,800 shares       7.1447 GBP      

(GB00B0N8QD54)                                                                  
                                                                                

Common Stock            Sale                 50,800 shares      7.1449 GBP      

(GB00B0N8QD54)                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                

(b)      Derivatives transactions (other than options)                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                

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

relevant  description purchasing, securities price    American, date   money    

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

(ii)     Exercising                                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                

Class of relevant       Product description  Number of          Exercise price  

security                e.g. call option     securities         per unit        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                

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

Class of relevant       Nature of dealing    Details            Price per unit  

security                e.g. subscription,                      (if             
                        conversion                              applicable)     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                


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:                                                           
                                                                           
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 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:                               
                                                                           
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"   
                                                                           
None                                                                            


                                                                               
                                                                               


                                                                           
(c)              Attachments                                                    


                                                                               
                                                                               


                                                                           
Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? NO                                           


                                                                               
                                                                               


                                                                           
Date of disclosure                 30 January 2013                              
                                                                           
Contact name                       Sarah E. Grimm                               
                                                                           
Telephone number                   312-621-0628                                 


                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

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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