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RNS Number : 2260N

Share PLC

18 May 2020

FORM 8 (DD)

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS)

Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

   1.         KEY INFORMATION 
 
 (a) Full name of discloser:                                 Mike Birkett 
 (b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions    N/A 
 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 relevant   Share plc (Offeree) 
 securities this form relates: 
 Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree 
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 (d) Status of person making the disclosure:                 Person acting in concert with offeree - Finance Director 
 e.g. offeror, offeree, person acting in concert with the    of Offeree 
 offeror/offeree (specify name of 
 offeror/offeree) 
                                                            ---------------------------------------------------------- 
 (e) Date dealing undertaken:                                15(th) May 2020 
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 (f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the        NO 
 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

 
 Class of relevant security:                                                               0.5p Ordinary Shares 
                                                                                      Interests       Short positions 
                                                                                   ---------------  ------------------ 
                                                                                    Number     %        Number      % 
                                                                                   --------  -----  -------------  --- 
 (1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:                                   112,184   0.07       N/A 
                                                                                   --------  -----  -------------  --- 
 (2) Cash-settled derivatives: 
                                                                                   --------  -----  -------------  --- 
 (3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to 
 purchase/sell: 
                                                                                   --------  -----  -------------  --- 
 
   TOTAL:                                                                           112,184   0.07 
                                                                                   --------  -----  -------------  --- 
 

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).

Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

   (b)        Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other employee options) 
 
 Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription     0.5p Ordinary Shares 
 right exists: 
 Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant   See table below 
 percentages: 
                                                                 ----------------------------------------------------- 
 Description of award /      Date of award            Number of shares     Exercise Price   Exercise Period 
 option 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 May 2014               390,000              45 pence         1 May 2017 to 1 May 2024 
 Scheme 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 May 2014               390,000              45 pence         1 May 2018 to 1 May 2024 
 Scheme 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 May 2014               390,000              45 pence         1 May 2019 to 1 May 2024 
 Scheme 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 November 2014          9,446                39 pence         1 November 2017 to 1 May 
 Scheme                                                                                     2025 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 May 2015               9,511                38 pence         1 May 2018 to 1 May 2025 
 Scheme 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     12 November 2015         9,511                30 pence         12 November 2018 to 12 
 Scheme                                                                                     November 2025 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     9 June 2016              9,487                28.5 pence       9 June 2019 to 9 June 2026 
 Scheme 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Unapproved Share Option     1 November 2016          9,487                27.5 pence       1 November 2019 to 1 
 Scheme                                                                                     November 2026 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Long Term Equity            4 May 2017               600,000              Nil              4 May 2020 to 4 May 2027 
 Incentive Plan 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Long Term Equity            4 May 2017               600,000              Nil              4 May 2021 to 4 May 2027 
 Incentive Plan 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 Company Share Ownership     1 May 2014               66,666               45 pence         1 May 2017 to 1 May 2024 
 Plan 
                            -----------------------  -------------------  ---------------  --------------------------- 
 
 
   3.         DEALINGS 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 

(i) Party to an offer or person acting in concert (except for a principal trader in the same group as a connected adviser)

 
 Class of relevant security      Purchase/sale      Number of securities   Price per unit 
 0.5p Ordinary Shares         Purchase (into SIP)   469                    32 pence 
                             --------------------  ---------------------  --------------- 
 

(ii) Principal trader where the sole reason for the connection is that the principal trader is in the same group as a connected adviser

 
   Class of relevant      Purchases/ sales       Total number of       Highest price per unit   Lowest price per unit 
        security                                   securities              paid/received            paid/received 
 N/A                      N/A                N/A                       N/A                      N/A 
                         -----------------  ------------------------  -----------------------  ----------------------- 
 
   (b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions 
 
    Class of relevant       Product description      Nature of dealing         Number of reference      Price per unit 
         security                 e.g. CFD         e.g. opening/closing a           securities 
                                                    long/short position, 
                                                   increasing/reducing a 
                                                    long/short position 
 N/A                        N/A                   N/A                        N/A                        N/A 
                           --------------------  -------------------------  -------------------------  --------------- 
 
   (c)        Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options) 
   (i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying 
 
   Class of       Product        Writing,      Number of       Exercise          Type       Expiry date   Option money 
   relevant     description    purchasing,     securities      price per         e.g.                        paid/ 
   security      e.g. call       selling,       to which         unit         American,                   received per 
                   option      varying etc.      option                        European                       unit 
                                                relates                          etc. 
 N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A            N/A             N/A            N/A           N/A 
               -------------  -------------  -------------  --------------  -------------  ------------  ------------- 
 
   (ii)        Exercise 
 
   Class of relevant      Product description   Exercising/ exercised    Number of securities     Exercise price per 
        security            e.g. call option           against                                           unit 
 N/A                      N/A                   N/A                      N/A                    N/A 
                         --------------------  -----------------------  ---------------------  ----------------------- 
 
   (d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities) 
 
 Class of relevant security               Nature of dealing                Details     Price per unit (if applicable) 
                                    e.g. subscription, conversion 
 0.5p Ordinary Shares         Issue of matching shares under SIP scheme   938 shares   N/A 
                             ------------------------------------------  -----------  ------------------------------- 
 
   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 party to the offer or person acting in concert making the 
  disclosure and any other person: 
  Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such 
  agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none" 
 N/A 
 
   (b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives 
 
 Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the party 
  to the offer or person acting in concert 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" 
 N/A 
 
   (c)        Attachments 

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

 
 Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)   NO 
 Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)              NO 
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 Date of disclosure:    18(th) May 2020 
 Contact name:          Giles Pemberton 
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 Telephone number:      01296 414141 
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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 dealing 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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