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Bank of America Merrill Lynch
19 October 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

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

(c)

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

Deutsche Boerse AG

(d)

Date dealing undertaken:

18/10/2016

(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:


(Deutsche Boerse AG)

 

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 GB00B0SWJX34

Purchase

61,510

28.78 GBP

28.06 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Sale

53,678

28.77 GBP

28.07 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 GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

34,121

28.374 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

34,015

28.376 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

414

28.376 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

7,186

28.283 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

102

28.221 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

41

28.525 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

424

28.599 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

373

28.209 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

236

28.501 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

86

28.221 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

818

28.391 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

154

28.222 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

164

28.502 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

642

28.173 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

642

28.452 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

722

28.517 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

274

28.203 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

833

28.375 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Short

420

28.534 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

199

28.12 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

420

28.12 GBP

Common - ISIN GB00B0SWJX34

Swaps

Long

634

28.55 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:

19/10/2016

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.

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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