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Form 8 (OPD) RPC Group Plc

Thu, 23rd Jun 2016 07:00

RNS Number : 0131C
RPC Group PLC
23 June 2016

FORM 8 (OPD)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER

Rules 8.1 and 8.2 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Full name of discloser:

RPC Group Plc

(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

RPC Group Plc

(d) Is the discloser the offeror or the offeree?

OFFEROR

(e) Date position held:

The latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

22 June 2016

(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 PARTY TO THE OFFER 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

Class of relevant security:

Interests

Short positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

None

0

None

0

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

None

0

None

0

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

None

0

None

0

TOTAL:

None

0

None

0

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).

Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities

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. POSITIONS OF PERSONS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH THE PARTY TO THE OFFER MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Details of any interests, short positions and rights to subscribe (including directors' and other employee options) of any person acting in concert with the party to the offer making the disclosure:

Name

Position

Number of RPC shares held

% of RPC's issued share capital

Jamie Pike

Chairman

311,524 consisting of:

· 22,858 held by Vestra Nominees Limited for Clare Pike (wife)

· 34,875 nil paid rights held by Vestra Nominees Limited for Clare Pike (wife)

0.10%

Petrus Vervaat

Chief Executive Officer

705,215 consisting of:

· 240,000 held by HSBC Global Nominee (UK) Limited

· 465,215 held directly by P. Vervaat

Grant of an option under the RPC Group Deferred Bonus Plan on 9 June 2015 - 31,846 ordinary shares of 5 pence each

Grant of an option under the RPC Group 2008 Performance Share Plan on 15 July 2015 - 79,976 ordinary shares of 5 pence each

0.26%

Martin Towers

Director

25,999 held by Hargreaves Lansdown Nominees Limited

0.01%

Lynn Drummond

Director

987 held by Hargreaves Lansdown Nominees Limited

0.00%

Simon Kesterton

Director

331,013 consisting of:

· 4,800 held by HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited for Keren Kesterton (wife)

· 326,213 held directly by S. Kesterton

Grant of an option under the RPC Group Deferred Bonus Plan on 9 June 2015 - 23,972 ordinary shares of 5 pence each

Grant of an option under the RPC Group 2008 Performance Share Plan on 15 July 2015 - 61,671 ordinary shares of 5 pence each

0.13%

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).

Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

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 party to the offer making the disclosure or any person acting in concert with it:

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 party to the offer making the disclosure, or any person acting in concert with it, 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

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)

NO

Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)

NO

23 June 2016

Nick Giles

01933 416558

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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.

This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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