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JPMorgan Sec.Plc - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)- Sophos Group plc AMENDMENT

RNS Number : 2278C
JPMorgan Securities Plc
06 February 2020
 

AMENDMENT

INCREASED EQUITY PURCHASES BY 24,781 TO 185,511

INCREASED EQUITY SALES BY 74,751 TO 180,166

ADDED EQUITY SWAP PURCHASES OF 28,221

ADDED EQUITY SWAP SALES OF 3,430

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.         KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

J.P. Morgan Securities Plc

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

     Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Sophos Group plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Lead Financial Advisor and Corporate Broker to Sophos Group plc

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

29 January 2020

(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to this offer?

     If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

N/A

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(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 security

Purchases/ sales

 

Total number of securities

Highest price per unit paid/received

Lowest price per unit paid/received

Ordinary Share

 

 

Purchase

 

Sale

185,511

 

180,166

5.6885 GBP

 

5.6854 GBP

5.6580 GBP

 

5.6600 GBP

 

(b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

 

Ordinary Share

Equity Swap

Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13,468

172

2,526

33,501

7,046

101

3,468

466

6,558

9,044

14

28,189

32

10,000

 

5,324

506

2,564

14,659

28,936

2,500

2,655

2,263

19,205

3,430

5.6619 GBP

5.6640 GBP

5.6643 GBP

5.6651 GBP

5.6656 GBP

5.6660 GBP

5.6664 GBP

5.6689 GBP

5.6703 GBP

5.6728 GBP

5.6760 GBP

7.3609 USD

7.3611 USD

7.3817 USD

 

5.6649 GBP

5.6660 GBP

5.6669 GBP

5.6671 GBP

5.6680 GBP

5.6683 GBP

5.6699 GBP

5.6700 GBP

7.3746 USD

7.3858 USD

 

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

 

(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

Ordinary Share








 

(ii)        Exercise

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

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)


 

 



 

3.         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 exempt principal trader 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 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"

None

 

 

 

Date of disclosure:

6 February 2020

Contact name:

Alwyn Basch

Telephone number:

020 7742 7407

 

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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