Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 0987W
Equiniti Share Plan Trustees Ltd
11 July 2024
 

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:

Equiniti Share Plan Trustees Limited

 

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

     The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.  For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

Trustee: Equiniti Share Plan Trustees Limited

 

Beneficiaries: IDS employee beneficiaries of Royal Mail Share Incentive Plan

 

Settlor: International Distribution Services plc

 

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

International Distribution Services plc

(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:

     For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

10th July 2024

(f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

     If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

 

N/A

 

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:

 

Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

Interests

Short positions

 

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

52,874,264*

5.52%



(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 





(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:





 

     TOTAL:

52,874,264*

5.52%



*The change in the holding of 13,332 shares since the last disclosure on 10th July 2024 is due to the transfer out of a discretionary holding. 

 

 

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 security

Purchase/sale

 

Number of securities

Price per unit

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

108

£3.3047

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

81

£3.3107

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

2690

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

184

£3.2987

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

913

£3.3147

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

213

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

81

£3.3027

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

290

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

363

£3.3107

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

913

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

100

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

777

£3.3067

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

913

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

81

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

100

£3.3027

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

1286

£3.3147

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

150

£3.3127

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

244

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

913

£3.3067

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

81

£3.3047

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

170

£3.3067

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

913

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

1872

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

300

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

122

£3.3047

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

158

£3.3167

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

180

£3.3087

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

1119

£3.3047

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

1409

£3.3067

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

235

£3.3047

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

650

£3.3007

Ordinary 1p shares

Sale

11121

£3.299688

 

(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


 

 




 

(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









 

(ii)        Exercise

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

11th July 2024

Contact name:

Wendy Butcher

Telephone number*:

07834 946627

 

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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