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Form 8.3 - Sophos Group plc

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LONDON

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

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)

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)

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

(b)Cash-settled derivative transactions

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

(i)Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

(ii)Exercise

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

4.OTHER INFORMATION

(a)Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

(b)Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

(c)Attachments

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a and must also be emailed to the at .Regulatory Information ServiceTakeover Panel[email protected]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

Millennium Partners, L.P.

Source:Millennium Partners, L.P.

(a) Full name of discloser: Millennium International Management LP
(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.

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

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 Sophos Group plc
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:  
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 10 February 2020
(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
Class of relevant security: 3p ordinary (GB00BYZFZ918)

 

 Interests Short positions
 Number % Number %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled: - - - -
(2) Cash-settled derivatives: 11,898,150 2.413% 147,629 0.030%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell: - - - -

TOTAL:

 11,898,150 2.413% 147,629 0.030%
Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists: 
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: 
Class of relevant security Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit
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(GBP)
GB00BYZFZ918 CFD Increasing a short position 983 5.72
GB00BYZFZ918 CFD Increasing a short position 928 5.72
GB00BYZFZ918 CFD Increasing a short position 4,518 5.71
Class of relevant security Product descriptione.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
Class of relevant security Product description

e.g. call option

 Exercising/ exercised against Number of securities Exercise price per unit
Class of relevant security Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

 Details Price per unit (if applicable)
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

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

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO
Date of disclosure: 11 February 2020
Contact name: Milos Naumovic
Telephone number: +44 203 650 8203

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