Source - RNS
RNS Number : 3483X
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
09 August 2018
 

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

Sky PLC

(c)

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

Comcast Corp

(d)

Date dealing undertaken:

08/08/2018

(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"

N/A

 

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 GB0001411924

Purchase

547,310

15.385 GBP

15.175 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Sale

406,787

15.38 GBP

15.21 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 GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

1

15.242 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

1,235

15.309 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

188

15.242 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

17,273

15.289 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

2,766

15.272 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

9,049

15.272 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

679

15.303 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

512

15.213 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

2,179

15.268 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

317

15.263 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

3,029

15.289 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

839

15.318 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

440

15.259 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

105,822

15.212 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

99,713

15.2 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

1,000

15.352 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

321

15.344 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

1,264

15.344 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

112

15.344 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

166

15.344 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

2,707

15.297 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

66

15.278 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

428

15.248 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

37,620

15.26 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

275

15.256 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

2,838

15.288 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

526

15.269 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

645

15.275 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

250

15.248 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

159

15.256 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

1,587

15.297 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

379

15.275 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

308

15.269 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

22,013

15.26 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

1,660

15.288 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Long

39

15.278 GBP

Common - ISIN GB0001411924

Swaps

Short

2,338

15.253 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:

09/08/2018

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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