TIDMMRW 
 
 

FORM 8.3

 

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

 

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

 

Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 
(a) Full name of discloser:                       NBC Global Finance Limited 
                                                   LEI: 549300KWU8YQOYSK5Y64 
(b) Owner or controller of interests and short    National Bank of Canada 
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  Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc 
relevant securities this form relates: Use a 
separate form for each offeror/offeree 
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an   N/A 
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity 
of offeror/offeree: 
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: For    21 October 2021 
an opening position disclosure, state the latest 
practicable date prior to the disclosure 
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is  No 
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" 
 

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON 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 following the dealing (if any)

 
Class of relevant security:               1P ORDINARY 
                                          Interests          Short positions 
                                          Number      %      Number      % 
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or 
 controlled:                              973,465     0.04% 
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:             17,649,095  0.73%  18,622,560  0.77% 
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including 
options) and agreements to 
purchase/sell: 
 
 TOTAL:                                   18,622,560  0.77%  18,622,560  0.77% 
 

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         N/A 
exists: 
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant             N/A 
percentages: 
 

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), 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  Number of securities  Price per unit 
security 
1P ORDINARY                Sale           3,783,579             2.857 GBP 
1P ORDINARY                Sale           11,227,624            2.857 GBP 
 

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

 
Class of       Product        Nature of dealing    Number of     Price per 
relevant       description    e.g.                 reference     unit 
security       e.g. CFD       opening/closing a    securities 
                              long/short 
                              position, 
                              increasing/reducing 
                              a long/short 
                              position 
1P ORDINARY    TOTAL RETURN   DECREASING A SHORT   3,783,579     2.857 GBP 
               SWAP           POSITION 
1P ORDINARY    TOTAL RETURN   DECREASING A SHORT   11,227,624    2.857 GBP 
               SWAP           POSITION 
 

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

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 
Class of  Product      Writing,     Number of   Exercise  Type e.g.  Expiry  Option 
relevant  description  purchasing,  securities  price     American,  date    money 
security  e.g. call    selling,     to which    per       European           paid/ 
          option       varying      option      unit      etc.               received 
                       etc.         relates                                  per 
                                                                             unit 
 
 

(ii) Exercise

 
Class of        Product         Exercising/     Number of       Exercise price 
relevant        description     exercised       securities      per unit 
security        e.g. call       against 
                option 
 
 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 
Class of relevant       Nature of dealing      Details  Price per unit (if 
security                e.g. subscription,              applicable) 
                        conversion 
 
 

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 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 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 person 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:   22 October 2021 
Contact name:         Luyi Zhang 
Telephone number*:    +353 87 9475109 
 

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 in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

 

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.

 

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

 

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