TIDMFCCN TIDMBARC 
 
 

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)  Full name of discloser:                   Barclays PLC. 
 
(b)  Owner or controller of interest and 
     short 
     positions disclosed, if different 
     from 1(a): 
(c)  Name of offeror/offeree in relation       FRENCH CONNECTION GROUP PLC 
     to whose 
     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                06 October 2021 
     undertaken: 
(f)  In addition to the company in 1(c)        NO 
     above, is the discloser making 
     disclosures in respect of any other 
     party to the offer? 
 

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

 

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.

 

(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:              1p ordinary 
                                         Interests         Short Positions 
                                         Number     (%)    Number     (%) 
(1)    Relevant securities owned 
 and/or controlled:                      1,062,530  1.10%  0          0.00% 
 
(2)    Cash-settled derivatives: 
                                         0          0.00%  925,000    0.96% 
 
       Stock-settled derivatives 
(3)    (including options) 
 and agreements to purchase/sell:        0          0.00%  0          0.00% 
 
 
 TOTAL:                                  1,062,530  1.10%  925,000    0.96% 
 
 

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

 

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), 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 employee options)

 
Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists: 
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: 
 

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

 

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.

 

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 
Class of relevant    Purchase/sale    Number of     Price per unit 
security                              securities 
1p ordinary          Purchase         97,967        0.2907 GBP 
1p ordinary          Purchase         465,000       0.2905 GBP 
1p ordinary          Sale             97,967        0.2900 GBP 
 

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

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

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

 

(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       European           paid/ 
          option       varying      option      unit      etc.               received 
                       etc.         relates                                  per 
                                                                             unit 
 
 

(ii) Exercise

 
Class of        Product         Exercising/     Number of       Exercise price 
relevant        description     exercised       securities      per unit 
security        e.g. call       against 
                option 
 
 

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

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

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: Irrevocable commitments and letters of 
intent should not be included. 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:                 7 Oct 2021 
                                    Large Holdings Regulatory 
Contact name:                       Operations 
Telephone number:                   020 3134 7213 
 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

 

The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

 

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.

 

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

 

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