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Stanley Gibbons RNS Release

Form 8 (OPD) - The Stanley Gibbons Group Plc

RNS Number : 3158I
Stanley Gibbons Group PLC
16 June 2017
 

FORM 8 (OPD)

 

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER

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

 

1.         KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Full name of discloser:

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short 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.

n/a

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

(d) Is the discloser the offeror or the offeree?

OFFEREE

(e) Date position held:

     The latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

15 June 2017

(f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is 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"

NO

 

 

2.         POSITIONS OF THE PARTY TO THE OFFER 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

 

Class of relevant security:

 


 

 

Interests

Short positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

Nil


Nil


(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 

Nil


Nil


(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:

Nil


Nil


 

     TOTAL:

Nil


Nil


 

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

 

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:

None

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

n/a

 

 

3.         POSITIONS OF PERSONS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH THE PARTY TO THE OFFER MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

 

Details of any interests, short positions and rights to subscribe (including directors' and other employee options) of any person acting in concert with the party to the offer making the disclosure:

 

(a)   Interests of directors of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc in shares of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc.

 

Director

Number of Ordinary shares in The Stanley Gibbons Group plc

Percentage of total issued share capital

HG Wilson

2,000,000 (1)

1.118%

A Cook

Nil

-

CP Whiley

500,000 (2) (3)

0.279%

LE Castro

Nil

-

HAJ Turcan

Nil (4)

-

 

(1)       Held in the name of Park Securities Limited for Roselea Limited, both companies of which HG Wilson is a director and shareholder.

 

(2)       Held in the name of Zodiac Executive Pension Scheme of which CP Whiley is a beneficiary.

 

(3)       Evolution Securities China Limited, Mr Whiley's ultimate employer, holds 1,800,000 ordinary shares, representing 1.006% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

(4)       HAJ Turcan does not have any beneficial interest in the Ordinary shares of the Company.      Lombard Odier Asset Management, Mr Turcan's ultimate employer, holds 52,173,988 ordinary shares, representing 29.161% of the Company's issued share capital.

 

 

(b)   Directors' rights to subscribe for The Stanley Gibbons Group plc's Ordinary shares under The Stanley Gibbons Group plc Share Option Plan 2010

 

Director

Number of Ordinary shares

Earliest exercise date

Expiry date

Exercise price

HG Wilson

2,000,000

5 Oct 2019

5 Oct 2026

11p

A Cook

2,000,000

5 Oct 2019

5 Oct 2026

11p

 

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).

 

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 making the disclosure or any person acting in concert with it:

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 party to the offer making the disclosure, or any person acting in concert with it, 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

 

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

 

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)

NO

Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)

NO

 

 

Date of disclosure:

16 June 2017

Contact name:

RK Purkis

Telephone number:

020 7557 4428

 

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.

 

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

 


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