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BARCLAYS PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) SKY PLC

(April 21, 2017)

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT 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:   BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose SKY PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt SKY PLC
  principal trader is connected  
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 20 April 2017
(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal NO:
trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

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:       ORD            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 10,333,470 0.60% 7,290,847 0.42%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
2,036,720 0.12% 8,075,765 0.47%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 12,370,190 0.72% 15,366,612 0.89%

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 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   Purchase/sale   Total number of   Highest price per unit   Lowest price per unit
security   securities paid/received paid/received
50p ORD Purchase 125,318 9.8412 GBP 9.8148 GBP
50p ORD Sale 408,309 9.8400 GBP 9.815 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
50p ORD CFD Long 500 9.8385 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Long 6,747 9.8331 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Long 8,256 9.8400 GBP
50p ORD CFD Long 22,106 9.8160 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Long 41,282 9.8376 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Long 63,863 9.8324 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Long 197,800 9.8307 GBP
50p ORD CFD Short 507 9.8148 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Short 600 9.8317 GBP
50p ORD CFD Short 2,036 9.8412 GBP
50p ORD CFD Short 3,200 9.8458 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Short 4,675 9.8301 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Short 4,707 9.8263 GBP
50p ORD CFD Short 16,733 9.8270 GBP
50p ORD SWAP Short 32,010 9.8289 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

(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 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 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 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: 21 Apr 2017
Contact name: Hemika Mistry
Telephone number: 020 7116 3891

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

The Panels Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Codes disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panels website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC


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