FORM 8.5 (EPT / NON-RI) – EQUINITI GROUP PLC


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May 27, 2021 10:41 AM
May 27, 2021 10:41 AM

FORM 8.5 (EPT / NON-RI)

DISCLOSURE OF OPEN POSITION TO THE PUBLIC / DISCLOSURE OF TREATMENT BY A

EXEMPTED MAIN OPERATOR WITHOUT RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIATE STATUS (“RI”) (OR WHEN RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of the main exempt operator:

BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD

(b) Name of the offeror / recipient in relation to the relevant securities to which this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror / offeree

EQUINITI GROUP PLC

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which the main exempt operator is linked:

EQUINITI GROUP PLC

(d) Date of the position / transaction carried out:

For an open position disclosure, indicate the last practicable date before the disclosure.

May 26, 2021

(e) In addition to the company mentioned in 1 (b) above, does the exempt primary dealer make any disclosures with respect to any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N / A”

NO

2. EXEMPT MAIN OPERATOR STATIONS

If there are positions or rights to be subscribed to disclose in more than one relevant category of securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1 (b), copy table 2 (a) or (b) (depending on the case) for each additional Security category.

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the originator or recipient to which the disclosure relates after the transaction (if applicable)

Relevant safety class: 0.1p ordinary
Interests Short positions
Number (%) Number (%)

(1)

Relevant titles held
and / or controlled:

1,619,486

0.44%

408 920

0.11%

(2)

Derivatives settled in cash:

322,591

0.09%

1,537,218

0.42%

(3)

Equity-settled derivatives (including options)

and purchase / sale agreements:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

1 942 077

0.53%

1 946 138

0.53%

All interest and short positions must be disclosed.

Details of all open derivative positions settled in equities (including traded options) or relevant securities buy or sell agreements should be provided on an additional Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe to new securities (including options of directors and other employees)

Relevant security class in relation to which a subscription right exists:

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

3. OPERATIONS (IF APPLICABLE) BY THE EXEMPTED MAIN OPERATOR

When there have been trades in more than one relevant class of originator or recipient named in 1 (b), copy table 3 (a), (b), (c) or (d) (as the case may be) for each class of securities concerned processed.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be indicated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant class Buy Sell Total number of Highest unit price Lowest price per unit
security securities paid / received paid / received
0.1p ordinary Buy

29,145

1.6839 GBP 1.6839 GBP
0.1p ordinary Sale

69 215

1.6900 GBP 1,678 GBP
(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions
A kind of Product Nature of the transaction Number of Price per
relevant the description reference unit
security securities
0.1p ordinary TO EXCHANGE Long

ten

1.6900 GBP
0.1p ordinary TO EXCHANGE Long

1,470

1.6882 GBP
0.1p ordinary CFD Long

2,315

1.6840 GBP
0.1p ordinary TO EXCHANGE Long

5 627

1.6825 GBP
0.1p ordinary CFD Long

30,648

1.6838 GBP

(c) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, buying or modifying

Relevant safety class

Product Description for example, call option

Writing, buying, selling, variation, etc.

Number of securities to which the option relates

Strike price per unit

Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date

Optional money paid / received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant safety class

Product Description

for example, call option

Exercise / exercised against

Number of titles

Strike price per unit

(d) Other transactions (including subscription to new securities)

Relevant safety class

Nature of the transaction

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Unit price (if applicable)

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Compensation and other negotiation arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option agreement, or any agreement or arrangement, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading 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 agreements, indicate “none”

Nothing

(b) Agreements, arrangements or agreements relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt primary dealer making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any security concerned within the framework of an option; or

(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which a derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or agreements, indicate “none”

Nothing

(c) Attachments

Is an additional form 8 (Open positions) attached?

NO

Date of disclosure:

May 27, 2021

Contact Name:

Large Securities Regulatory Operations

Phone number:

020 3134 7213

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 regarding 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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