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Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

Fri, 10th Dec 2021 10:49

RNS Number : 2880V
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10 December 2021
 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

 

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY ANEXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY ("RI") STATUS(OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.

KEY INFORMATION

(a)

Name of exempt principal trader:

BofA Securities Europe SA

(b)

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

Equiniti Group plc

(c)

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

Earth Private Holdings Limited (a newly-formed company owned by funds managed or advised by Siris Capital Group, LLC)

(d)

Date position held/dealing undertaken:For an opening position disclosure, state the latestpracticable date prior to the disclosure

09/12/2021

(e)

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

NO

 

2.

POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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:

0.1p ordinary

Interests

Short Positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1)

Relevant securities ownedand/or controlled:

5,327,719

1.427%

0

0 %

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

0

0%

5,327,719

1.427%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives(including options) andagreements to purchase/sell:

0

0%

0

0 %

TOTAL:

5,327,719

1.427%

5,327,719

1.427%

 

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:

N/A

Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:

N/A

 

3.

DEALINGS (IF ANY) 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 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

Purchases/sales

Total number of securities

Highest price per unit paid/received

Lowest price per unit paid/received

0.1p ordinary

Purchase

27,781

1.798 GBP

1.798 GBP

0.1p ordinary

Sale

27,781

1.798 GBP

1.798 GBP

 

(b)

Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant security

Product descriptione.g. CFD

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

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

(c)

Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i)

Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class ofrelevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number ofsecurities to which option relates

Exercise priceper unit

Typee.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 descriptione.g. call option

Exercising/exercisedagainst

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 dealinge.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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 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 suchagreements, 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

 

(c)

Attachments

 

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

No

 

Date of disclosure:

10/12/2021

Contact name:

Tolu Tade

Telephone number:

+44207 996 3410

 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory InformationService.The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's 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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