KIE: BARCLAYS PLC: Form 8.3 - Kier Group Plc

  KIE: BARCLAYS PLC: Form 8.3 - Kier Group Plc

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

                                                                      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 positions/dealings  Barclays PLC.
     are being disclosed:                              
(b)   Owner or controller of interest and short
     positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):     
(c)   Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose      KIER GROUP PLC
     relevant securities this form relates:            
(d)   If an exempt fund manager connected with an
      offeror/offeree, state this and specify
      identity of
     offeror/offeree:                                  
(e)   Date position held/dealing undertaken:            5 July 2013
(f)   Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are    YES:
      they today disclosing, under the Code in          MAY GURNEY INTEGRATED
      respect                                           SERVICES
     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                        ORD
security:
                                            Interests        Short Positions
                                          Number   (%)     Number   (%)
(1)                   Relevant securities
                      owned
                      and/or controlled:    295,966   0.74%   305,745   0.77%
                                                                   
(2)                   Derivatives (other
                      than
                      options):             295,668   0.74%   104,601   0.26%
                                                                   
(3)                   Options and
                      agreements to
                      purchase/sell:        0         0.00%   0         0.00%
                                                                   
(4)                   TOTAL:
                                            591,634   1.48%   410,346   1.03%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase
or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open
Positions).

(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:

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one
class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy
table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant
security.

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant  Purchase/sale  Number of   Price per unit
security                           securities   
ORD                 Purchase        68           12.5351 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        101          12.4200 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        365          12.5377 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        724          12.4977 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        879          12.4471 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        3,331        12.4882 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        4,320        12.4987 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        6,071        12.4626 GBP
ORD                 Purchase        38,192       12.0981 GBP
ORD                 Sale            201          12.2630 GBP
ORD                 Sale            276          12.5783 GBP
ORD                 Sale            970          12.4020 GBP
ORD                 Sale            1,000        12.6275 GBP
ORD                 Sale            2,914        12.5050 GBP
ORD                 Sale            11,675       12.4512 GBP

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of  Product      Nature of dealing  Number of   Price per
relevant   description                       reference    unit
security                                   securities   
ORD        SWAP          Long                325          12.4479 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Long                427          12.2395 GBP
ORD        CFD           Long                768          12.4100 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Long                902          12.6759 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Long                1,000        12.6275 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Long                9,454        12.4386 GBP
ORD        CFD           Short               588          12.3452 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Short               979          12.3280 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Short               4,504        12.5075 GBP
ORD        SWAP          Short               38,192       12.0981 GBP

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

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

(ii) Exercising

                     Product
Class of relevant   description         Number of          Exercise price
security                                  securities          per unit
                     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(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as
appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

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 (Open Positions) attached?  NO
Date of disclosure:                                   8 Jul 2013
Contact name:                                         Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number:                                     020 3555 4634

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:

BARCLAYS PLC
 
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