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Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - Dixons Retail plc

Released 10:54 22-Apr-2014

Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - Dixons Retail plc





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


(a)   Name of exempt principal trader:   BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose DIXONS RETAIL PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt DIXONS RETAIL PLC
  principal trader is connected  
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 17 April 2014
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it YES:
today disclosing, under the Code in respect CARPHONE WAREHOUSE GROUP PLC
  of any other party to this offer?  


(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: 12,875,307 0.35% 9,638,425 0.26%
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 8,133,541 0.22% 4,706,158 0.13%
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
(4) TOTAL:
21,008,848 0.57% 14,344,583 0.39%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, 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 executive options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  

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) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 1,184 0.4494 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,048 0.4517 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,549 0.4485 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,805 0.4481 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,377 0.4458 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,377 0.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,377 0.4501 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,377 0.4526 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,557 0.4475 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,721 0.4544 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,725 0.4512 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,743 0.4498 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,779 0.4480 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,816 0.4534 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,827 0.4493 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,036 0.4504 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,991 0.4527 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,710 0.4529 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,875 0.4516 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,465 0.4520 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,887 0.4511 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,999 0.4509 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,237 0.4510 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,655 0.4530 GBP
ORD Purchase 61,364 0.4507 GBP
ORD Purchase 62,023 0.4532 GBP
ORD Purchase 149,276 0.4523 GBP
ORD Purchase 155,073 0.4514 GBP
ORD Purchase 202,340 0.4506 GBP
ORD Purchase 224,566 0.4515 GBP
ORD Purchase 415,200 0.4519 GBP
ORD Purchase 563,719 0.4502 GBP
ORD Purchase 606,631 0.4508 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,104,966 0.4513 GBP
ORD Sale 4,953 0.4506 GBP
ORD Sale 7,048 0.4517 GBP
ORD Sale 8,377 0.4458 GBP
ORD Sale 8,377 0.4501 GBP
ORD Sale 8,377 0.4519 GBP
ORD Sale 8,377 0.4526 GBP
ORD Sale 8,557 0.4475 GBP
ORD Sale 8,721 0.4544 GBP
ORD Sale 8,743 0.4498 GBP
ORD Sale 8,779 0.4480 GBP
ORD Sale 8,816 0.4534 GBP
ORD Sale 8,817 0.4493 GBP
ORD Sale 9,036 0.4504 GBP
ORD Sale 10,710 0.4529 GBP
ORD Sale 10,875 0.4516 GBP
ORD Sale 10,946 0.4488 GBP
ORD Sale 11,951 0.4492 GBP
ORD Sale 12,465 0.4520 GBP
ORD Sale 17,999 0.4509 GBP
ORD Sale 18,237 0.4510 GBP
ORD Sale 19,162 0.4515 GBP
ORD Sale 46,240 0.4502 GBP
ORD Sale 53,655 0.4530 GBP
ORD Sale 81,689 0.4507 GBP
ORD Sale 113,209 0.4514 GBP
ORD Sale 206,623 0.4495 GBP
ORD Sale 209,449 0.4508 GBP
ORD Sale 300,740 0.4511 GBP
ORD Sale 509,991 0.4527 GBP
ORD Sale 556,641 0.4513 GBP
ORD Sale 634,313 0.4499 GBP
ORD Sale 668,377 0.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,493,974 0.4512 GBP

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 16,193 0.4526 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 26,026 0.4507 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 272,117 0.4508 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,010,041 0.4504 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,338 0.4516 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 224,616 0.4508 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 372,286 0.4513 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 429,640 0.4524 GBP

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(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) Exercising

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  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)

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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.


(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:

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 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”


(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure:   22 Apr 2014
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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 The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at




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Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - Dixons Retail plc - RNS