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RNS Number : 8749W
JPMorgan Securities Plc
13 December 2019
 

AMENDMENT

INCREASED EQUITY PURCHASES BY 1,587,316 TO 2,944,524

INCREASED EQUITY SALES BY 2,100,000 TO 2,528,656

ADDED EQUITY SWAP PURCHASES OF 100,000

ADDED EQUITY SWAP SALES OF 4,223,839

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:

5 December 2019

(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

2,944,524

 

2,528,656

5.5880 GBP

 

5.6170 GBP

5.5623 GBP

 

5.5640 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,897

 26,178

 4,718

 100,000

 873

 6,388

 2,165

 357

 59,067

 15,763

 15,692

 

 24,352

 233

 176,642

 8,606

 1,322

 10,892

 17,147

 1,447

 8,126

 10,096

 1,000,000

 17,500

 615,000

 55,184

 1,500,000

 41,035

 60,135

 20,045

 262,176

 1,048,704

5.5645 GBP

5.5657 GBP

5.5660 GBP

5.5663 GBP

5.5690 GBP

5.5695 GBP

5.5696 GBP

5.5700 GBP

5.5707 GBP

5.5710 GBP

5.5730 GBP

 

5.5660 GBP

5.5711 GBP

5.5720 GBP

5.5722 GBP

5.5724 GBP

5.5727 GBP

5.5731 GBP

5.5733 GBP

5.5734 GBP

5.5755 GBP

7.3136 USD

7.3137 USD

7.3143 USD

7.3173 USD

7.3188 USD

7.3223 USD

7.3246 USD

7.3247 USD

7.3310 USD

7.3311 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:

13 December 2019

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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