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Form 8.3 - Merlin Entertainments plc

Wed, 9th Oct 2019 09:16

RNS Number : 2743P
Societe Generale SA
09 October 2019
 

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:

Société Générale S.A.

(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.

 

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

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Merlin Entertainments 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

08/10/2019

(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"

NO

 

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

 

 

Interests

Short positions

 

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

19,146,381

1.87

507,132

0.05

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 

0

0.00

13,007,209

1.27

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

0

0.00

0

0.00

 

     TOTAL:

19,146,381

1.87

13,514,341

1.32

 

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 GBP

Ordinary

Purchase

440

4.528

Ordinary

Purchase

519

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

630

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

1,426

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

562

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

568

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

986

4.533

Ordinary

Purchase

582

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

965

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

587

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

575

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

220

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

482

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

750

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

990

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

993

4.528

Ordinary

Purchase

758

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

575

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

286

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

524

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

81

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

1,242

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

1,192

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

533

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

1,091

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

620

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

644

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

628

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

769

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

1,276

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

518

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

479

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

1,166

4.535

Ordinary

Purchase

28

4.534

Ordinary

Purchase

929

4.53

Ordinary

Purchase

377

4.536

Ordinary

Purchase

593

4.536

Ordinary

Sale

405

4.534

Ordinary

Sale

992

4.534

Ordinary

Sale

990

4.531

Ordinary

Sale

992

4.535

Ordinary

Sale

893

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

432

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

44

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

5

4.53

Ordinary

Sale

763

4.534

Ordinary

Sale

870

4.534

Ordinary

Sale

60

4.534

Ordinary

Sale

738

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

8,686

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

572

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

116

4.533

Ordinary

Sale

6

4.529

Ordinary

Sale

1

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

123

4.529

Ordinary

Sale

1

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

82

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

1

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

5

4.53

Ordinary

Sale

293

4.528

Ordinary

Sale

108

4.534

 

Total Purchases

25,584

 

 

Total Sales

17,178

 

 

 

(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 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

GBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)        Exercise

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit GBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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) GBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"

 

 

 

 

(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"

 

 

 

 

(c)        Attachments

 

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

NO

 

 

Date of disclosure:

09/10/2019

Contact name:

Paul Jenkins

Telephone number*:

+44 20 7676 6969

 

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.The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

 


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