Source - RNS
RNS Number : 8323I
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
02 September 2016
 

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:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

(b)

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose
relevant securities this form relates:
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

J Sainsbury PLC

(c)

Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Home Retail Group PLC

(d)

Date dealing undertaken:

01/09/2016

(e)

In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the
exempt principal trader making disclosures in
respect of any other party to this offer?
If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

YES

If YES, specify which:


(Home Retail Group PLC)

 

2.

DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

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.

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

 

(a)

Purchases and sales

Class of relevant security

Purchases/
sales

Total number of securities

Highest price
per unit
paid/received

Lowest price
per unit
paid/received

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Purchase

2,285,537

2.44 GBP

2.405 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Sale

2,003,269

2.441 GBP

2.405 GBP

 

(b)

Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of
relevant security

Product description
e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing
e.g. opening/closing a
long/short position, increasing/reducing a
long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

14,857

2.417 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

34,507

2.417 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

14,857

2.417 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

28,120

2.417 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

5,600

2.412 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

20,126

2.42 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

4,811

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

1,481,109

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,481,109

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

24,654

2.418 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

37,523

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,352

2.419 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

2,361

2.419 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

220

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

160,933

2.428 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,385

2.428 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

51,645

2.414 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

8,603

2.422 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

17,822

2.428 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

7,005

2.422 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

1,476

2.422 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,360

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

17,437

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

421

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,720

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

2,322

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

44,033

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

29,046

2.424 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

2

2.429 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,483

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

542

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

205

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

3,957

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

81

2.425 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,342

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

661

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

328

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,988

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

52

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

360

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

28

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

287

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

605

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

29

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,517

2.414 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

5,638

2.419 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

2,518

2.427 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

5,285

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,454

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

85

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

675

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,149

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

73

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

109

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

773

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

408

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

665

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

2,439

2.42 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

352

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,432

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

315

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,772

2.426 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

572

2.424 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

49

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

1,923

2.423 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

141,221

2.424 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

38,202

2.415 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

285

2.421 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Short

254

2.409 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B019KW72

Swaps

Long

4,567

2.421 GBP

 

(c)

Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i)

Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class
of
relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number
of
securities to which option relates

Exercise
price
per unit

Type
e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(ii)

Exercise

Class of relevant security

Product description
e.g. call option

Exercising/
exercised
against

Number of
securities

Exercise Price per
unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(d)

Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing
e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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:
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 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:

02/09/2016

Contact name:

Harshini Gopa

Telephone number:

+44207 996 3410

 

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
[email protected].
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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