XTA: J.P. Morgan Securities plc.: Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Xstrata Plc

  XTA: J.P. Morgan Securities plc.: Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Xstrata Plc

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

                              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:                   J.P. Morgan Securities
                                                        plc
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose
relevant securities this form relates:                 Xstrata Plc

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt   Xstrata Plc
principal trader is connected:
(d) Date dealing undertaken:                           15 February 2013
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today
disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other     Yes
party to this offer?

2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of    Purchases/   Total number    Highest price per      Lowest price
relevant   sales       of securities  unit paid/received    per unit
security                                                        paid/received
            Purchases    900             16.9500 CHF            16.9000 CHF

Ordinary                898,262         11.9350 GBP            11.8050 GBP
Shares                                                     
                                                             

            Sales        91,190          11.8900 GBP            11.8100 GBP

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

                           Nature of dealing
Class of    Product                                     Number of
relevant   description   e.g. opening/closing a      reference    Price
security                   long/short position,         securities    per unit
            e.g. CFD       increasing/reducing a
                           long/short position
                                                                      11.9000
                                                        2,716,000     GBP
                           Long
                                                                     
Ordinary   Equity Swap                                          
Shares                                                  550,000       11.8799
                           Short                                      GBP
                                                        900
                                                                      16.9290
                                                                      CHF

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

                                                               Type                 Option
           Product       Writing,      Number of    Exercise                        money
Class of   description   purchasing,   securities   price      e.g.        Expiry   paid/
relevant  e.g. call    selling,     to which    per unit  American,  date    received
security   option        varying       option                  European             per unit
                         etc.          relates      (GBP)      etc.
                                                                                    (GBP)
                                                                           15

           Call          Selling       1,086,000    10.00      American    FEB      1.9000

                                                                      13       

Ordinary                                                                      
Shares                                                                      
                                                                              

                                                                      15       

           Call          Selling       1,630,000    9.80       American    FEB      2.1000

                                                                           13

(ii) Exercising

                    Product
Class of relevant  description       Number of    Exercise price per unit
security                               securities    (GBP)
                    e.g. call option

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

                    Nature of dealing
Class of relevant                      Details  Price per unit (if
security            e.g. subscription,             applicable)
                    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”

(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”

Date of disclosure:  18 February 2013
Contact name:        Jay Supaya
Telephone number:    0207 134 6114

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.

Contact:

J.P. Morgan Securities plc.