RNS Number : 3822L
Barclays PLC
19 April 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:

Barclays PLC.

(b)

Owner or controller of interest and short

 positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

 

(c)

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

 relevant securities this form relates:

HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LTD/THE FUND

(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:

18 Apr 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?

NO

2.

POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(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


Interests

Short Positions

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

14,736,092

1.22%

1,690,546

0.14%

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

1,527,221

0.13%

14,359,707

1.19%

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

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 TOTAL:

 

16,263,313

1.34%

16,050,253

1.33%

(b)

Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors and

 other executive 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

(a)

Purchase and sales

Class of relevant

 security

Purchase/sale

Number of

 securities

Price per unit

ordinary

Purchase

1948

0.9140  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

3702

0.9160  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

9250

0.9198  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

16632

0.9200  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

22671

0.9255  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

52320

0.9264  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

72569

0.9146  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

72820

0.9150  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

85000

0.9205  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

87338

0.9170  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

141029

0.9153  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

205852

0.9208  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

286809

0.9183  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

359234

0.9164  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

404309

0.9196  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

500000

0.9170  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

632479

0.9188  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

888602

0.9147  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

970061

0.9143  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

1086910

0.9142  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

1885021

0.9192  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

2365906

0.9178  GBP

ordinary

Purchase

4300000

0.9254  GBP

ordinary

Sale

3896

0.9270  GBP

ordinary

Sale

4365

0.9190  GBP

ordinary

Sale

5143

0.9180  GBP

ordinary

Sale

8300

0.9160  GBP

ordinary

Sale

12564

0.9229  GBP

ordinary

Sale

19307

0.9172  GBP

ordinary

Sale

22682

0.9198  GBP

ordinary

Sale

36079

0.9170  GBP

ordinary

Sale

38226

0.9159  GBP

ordinary

Sale

43752

0.9164  GBP

ordinary

Sale

66948

0.9168  GBP

ordinary

Sale

70181

0.9140  GBP

ordinary

Sale

85000

0.9175  GBP

ordinary

Sale

207791

0.9204  GBP

ordinary

Sale

332936

0.9201  GBP

ordinary

Sale

342501

0.9200  GBP

ordinary

Sale

369867

0.9207  GBP

ordinary

Sale

396485

0.9150  GBP

ordinary

Sale

711078

0.9169  GBP

ordinary

Sale

2500000

0.9191  GBP

ordinary

Sale

5339634

0.9135  GBP

ordinary

Sale

6166668

0.9144  GBP

 








(b)

Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

 relevant

 security

Product  description

Nature of dealing

Number of

 reference

 securities

Price per

 unit

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

8,300

0.9229  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

11,173

0.9213  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

16,632

0.9200  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

47,338

0.9170  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

51,936

0.9221  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

109,649

0.9213  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

647,969

0.9188  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Long

1,775,372

0.9191  GBP

ordinary

CFD

Opening Short

141

0.9270  GBP

ordinary

CFD

Opening Short

1,441

0.9160  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Short

2,901

0.9255  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Short

17,526

0.9150  GBP

ordinary

CFD

Opening Short

22,671

0.9255  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Short

49,419

0.9265  GBP

ordinary

CFD

Opening Short

118,840

0.9199  GBP

ordinary

SWAP

Opening Short

4,300,000

0.9254  GBP









(c)

Stock-settled derivative transactions

 (including options)

(i)

Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class

 of

 relevant

 security

Product

 description

Writing,

 purchasing,

 selling,

 varying etc

Number

 of

 securities

 to which

 option

 relates

Exercise

 price

 per unit

Type

Expiry

 date

Option

 money

 paid/

 received

 per unit

















(ii)

Exercising

 






Class of relevant

 security

Product description

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of

 securities

Exercise price per

 unit














(d)

Other dealings (including subscribing for

 new securities)

Class of relevant

 security

Nature of Dealings

Details

Price per unit (if

 applicable)





4.

OTHER INFORMATION

(a)

Indemnity and other dealings 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:

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 of future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which

 any derivative is referenced:

NONE

(c)

Attachments

 






Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

NO

Date of disclosure:

19 Apr 2024

Contact name:

Large Holdings Regulatory Operations

Telephone number:

020 3134 7213

 

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