Form 8.3 – National Express Group Plc
PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE / TRANSACTION DISCLOSURE BY
A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
Rule 8.3 of the OPA Code (the “Code”)
1. KEY INFORMATION
|(a) Full name of whistleblower:||Rathbones Plc Group|
|(b) Owner or controller of the disclosed interests and short positions, if different from 1 (a):
TInsufficient designation of agent or vehicle companies. For a trust, the trustee (s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
|(vs) Name of the offeror / officer with regard to the titles concerned this form reports:
Use a separate form for each offeror / beneficiary
|National Express Group Plc|
|(D) If an exempt fund manager is related to an offeror / offeror, indicate this and specify identity of offering / offering:|
|(e) Date of the position held / of the transaction undertaken:
For an open position disclosure, state the, thetest practicable date before disclosure
|(F) In addition to the company in 1 (c) above, is the discloser make disclosures with regard to everything other party to the offer?
If it is a cash to offer or cash offer possible, indicate “N/A“
2. POSITIONS OF THE DISCLOSING PERSON
If there are positions or rights to be subscribed to be disclosed in more than one category of relevant securities of the offeror or of the offender named in point 1 (c), copy table 2 (a) or (b) (depending on the case) for each additional Security category.
(a) Interests and short positions in the sector concernedurities of the offeror or pollicity to which the disclosure relates as a result of the transaction (if only)
|Relevant safety class:|
|(1) Relevant securities held and / or controlled:||15.0sevenseven,656||2.4552%|
|(2) Cash-settled derivatives:|
|(3) Equity-settled derivatives (including options) and purchase / sale agreements:|
All interests and all short positions must be disclosed.
Details of any opening settled in actions derivative posts (including traded options), or the relevant securities purchase or sale agreements, must be given on an additional form 8 (Open positions).
(b) Subscription rights for new titles (including directors and others employee option)
|Relevant safety class for which there is a subscription right:|
|Details, including the nature of the rights concerned and the relevant percentages:|
3. RELATIONSHIPS (IF APPLICABLE) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE
When there have been transactions on more than one category of relevant securities of the offeror or the offender named in point 1 (c), 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 safety class||Buy Sell||Number of titles||Price per unit|
|5p Ordinary Shares||Sale||4 180||247.3439p|
|5p Ordinary Shares||To buy||28,430||248.5243p|
(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions
|Relevant safety class||Product Description
for example CFD
|Nature of transaction
for example opening/ close a long/short position, increasing / decreasing a long/short position
|Number of reference securities||Price per unit|
(vs) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including ooptions)
(I) Writing, selling, buying or modifying
|Relevant safety class||Product Description e.g. call option||Writing, purchase, sale, variable etc.||Number of ssecurities to which the option relates||Exercise the price per unit||Type
for example American, European, etc.
|Expiration date||Option money paid/ received per unit|
|Relevant safety class||Product Description
for example call option
|Exercise / exercised against||Number of titles||Unit exercise price|
(D) Other transactions (including to subscribe to new titles)
|Relevant safety class||Nature of transaction
for example subscription, conversion
|Details||Unit price (if applicable)|
4. OTHER INFORMATION
(a) Compensation and other trade agreements
|Ddetails of everything compensation or option arrangement, Where any agreement or comprehension, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading 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 to be understood. Yes there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, State “nothing“
(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives
|Ddetails of any agreement, arrangement or arrangementformal or informal, between the person make the disclosure and any other person related to:
(I) the voting rights of all the securities concerned by virtue of any option; Where
(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which any derivative is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, State “nothing“
|Is a Additional form 8 (Open positions) attached?||No|
|Disclosure Date:||20/ 12/2021|
|Name of the contact:||Angela Hepburn – Compliance Department|
|Phone number:||0151 236 6666|
Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a regulatory information servicee.
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 Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.