Company Announcements

Norges Bank - Form 8.3 - London Stock Exchange Group

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


(a) Full name of discloser:                 Norges Bank

(b) Owner or controller of interests and    N/A
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) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to  London Stock Exchange Group PLC
whose relevant securities this form
relates:
Use a separate form for each
offeror/offeree

(d) If an exempt fund manager connected     N/A
with an offeror/offeree, state this and
specify identity of offeror/offeree:

(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:  Dealing Disclosure
For an opening position disclosure, state   08/10/2019
the latest practicable date prior to the
disclosure

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c)      Yes
above, is the discloser making disclosures  Hong Kong Stock Exchanges & Clearing
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 (if any)


Class of relevant security:                                 ordinary NPV

                                                         Interests     Short
                                                                      positions

                                                       Number     %   Number %

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:      6,446,390 1.84%

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

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

                                                      6,446,390 1.84%
TOTAL:



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)


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

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



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


Class of relevant security Purchase/sale Number of securities  Price per
                                                                 unit

ordinary NPV                    Buy                    50,000 GBP 69.9400



(b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions


Class of relevant   Product    Nature of dealing  Number of  Price per unit
    security      description        e.g.         reference
                   e.g. CFD    opening/closing a  securities
                                  long/short
                                   position,
                              increasing/reducing
                                 a long/short
                                   position



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

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying


Class of   Product    Writing,   Number of  Exercise    Type    Expiry  Option
relevant description purchasing, securities price per   e.g.     date   money
security  e.g. call   selling,    to which    unit    American,         paid/
           option      varying     option             European         received
                        etc.      relates               etc.           per unit



(ii)        Exercise


Class of relevant     Product         Exercising/    Number of  Exercise price
    security        description    exercised against securities    per unit
                  e.g. call option



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


Class of relevant security Nature of dealing  Details Price per unit (if
                           e.g. subscription,            applicable)
                               conversion



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 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”





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


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”





(c)        Attachments


Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO



   


Date of disclosure: 09/10/2019

Contact name:       Sai Aanandha Shankhar

Telephone number:   +4724073134



Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk .  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 .