8.8 DETAILS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DISCLOSURE

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(a) Public disclosures (other than Dealing Disclosures by exempt principal traders with recognised intermediary status dealing in a client-serving capacity)

Any public disclosure under this Paragraph 8 (other than a Dealing Disclosure by an exempt principal trader with recognised intermediary status dealing in a client- serving capacity) must include:
(i) the identity of the person disclosing and that person's status (eg Bidder, person acting in concert with the Bidder, etc.);
(ii) details of any relevant securities of the Target or the Bidder (as the case may be) in which the person making the disclosure has an interest or in respect of which he has a right to subscribe, in each case specifying the nature of the interests or rights concerned and the relevant percentages. Similar details of any short positions (whether conditional or absolute and whether in the money or otherwise), including any short position under a derivative, any agreement to sell or any delivery obligation or right to require another person to purchase or take delivery, must also be disclosed;
(iii) details of any dealing arrangements of a kind referred to in Guidance Note 11(b) on the definition of acting in concert to which the person making the disclosure is a party;
(iv) if the disclosure is by an exempt fund manager or an exempt principal trader, the identity of the party to the offer with which the person disclosing is connected;
(v) confirmation whether the person making the disclosure is on the same day disclosing, or has previously disclosed, details in respect of the relevant securities of any other party or parties to the offer under Paragraph 8; and
(vi) if the disclosure is by a party to the offer or any person acting in concert with it, details of any securities borrowing and lending positions required by Guidance Note(l) below.
An Opening Position Disclosure by a party to the offer must also include:
(vii) similar details as in (ii) and (iii) above of any interests, short positions or rights to subscribe of any person acting in concert with that party to the offer, and of any dealing arrangements of a kind referred to in Guidance Note 11(b) on the definition of acting in concert to which any such person acting in concert with it is a party, together with (in each case) the identity of the persons concerned.
The interests, short positions, rights to subscribe, dealing arrangements, securities borrowing and lending positions and irrevocable commitments and letters of intent to be disclosed under (ii), (iii), (vi) and (vii) above are those determined in accordance with Guidance Note 7(d) below.

Subject to the following paragraph, any Dealing Disclosure must also include:
(viii) the total of the relevant securities in question in which the dealing took place;
(ix) the prices paid or received (in the case of an average price bargain, each underlying trade should be disclosed). In the case of dealings in options or derivatives, full details should be given so that the nature of the dealings can be fully understood (see Guidance Note (i) below);
(x) if the disclosure is by a person acting in concert with a party to the offer, the identity of the party to the offer concerned; and
(xi) the date of the dealing.
However, a Dealing Disclosure by a connected principal trader where the sole reason for the connection is that the principal trader is controlled by, controls or is under the same control as a connected adviser to a Bidder, the Target or any person acting in concert with a Bidder or the Target must include the information specified in Guidance Note (b) below. The Panel may, where it considers it appropriate, require the person concerned to make more detailed private disclosure to the Panel.
(b) Dealing Disclosures by exempt principal traders with recognised intermediary status dealing in a client-serving capacity

A Dealing Disclosure by an exempt principal trader with recognised intermediary status dealing in a client-serving capacity must include:
(i) the identity of the person disclosing;
(ii) the identity of the party to the offer with which the person disclosing is connected;
(iii) total acquisitions and disposals;
(iv) the highest and lowest prices paid and received; and
(v) the date of the dealing.
In the case of dealings in options or derivatives, full details should be given so that the nature of the dealings can be fully understood (see Guidance Note (i) below).
(c) Private disclosures by connected exempt fund managers with no interests in securities of any party to the offer representing 1% or more

A private Dealing Disclosure under Paragraph 8.6 must include the same details as a public Dealing Disclosure (see (a) above).
(d) Private disclosures of non-discretionary dealings by parties and concert parties

A private Dealing Disclosure made under Paragraph 8.7 must include:
(i) the identity of the person disclosing;
(ii) if the disclosure is by a person acting in concert with a party to the offer, the identity of the party to the offer concerned;
(iii) the total of the relevant securities in question in which the dealing took place;
(iv) the prices paid or received (in the case of an average price bargain, each underlying trade should be disclosed). In the case of dealings in options or derivatives, full details should be given so that the nature of the dealings can be fully understood (see Guidance Note (i) below); and
(v) the date of the dealing.
(e) Related dealings

When a person transacts two or more separate but related dealings executed at or around the same time (for example, the entering into of a derivative referenced to relevant securities and the acquisition of such securities for the purposes of hedging) or has two or more separate but related positions in relevant securities, any disclosure must include the required information in relation to each such dealing so executed or position held.
(f) Owner or controller details

For the purpose of disclosing identity, the owner or controller of any interest or short position in securities disclosed must be specified, in addition to any other details. The naming of nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. If the owner or controller of the interest or short position is a trust, details of the trustee(s), the settlor and the beneficiaries of the trust must be disclosed. Where the beneficiaries are a connected group, for example, members of a family, a description of the group will normally be sufficient.

The Panel may require additional information to be disclosed when it appears to be appropriate, for example to identify other persons who have an interest in the securities in question. However, in the case of disclosures by fund managers of dealings on behalf of, or positions held for the account of, discretionary clients, the clients need not be named.
(g) Specially cum or ex dividend acquisitions

Where a Bidder or any person acting in concert with it acquires any interest in Target securities on a specially cum or specially ex dividend basis, details of that fact should also be disclosed.
(h) Percentage calculations and subscription for new securities

Percentages should be calculated by reference to the numbers of relevant securities given in a party's latest announcement required by Paragraph 2.10. In the case of a disclosure relating to a right to subscribe, or subscription, for new securities, the Panel should be consulted regarding the appropriate number of relevant securities to be used in calculating the relevant percentage.
(i) Options, derivatives etc.

In the case of agreements to purchase or sell, rights to subscribe, options or derivatives, full details should be given so that the nature of the interest, position or dealing can be fully understood. For options this should include, at least, a description of the options concerned, the number of securities under option, the exercise period (or in the case of exercise, the exercise date), the exercise price and any option money paid or received. For derivatives this should include, at least, a description of the derivatives concerned, the number of reference securities to which they relate (when relevant), the maturity date (or if applicable the closing out date) and the reference price (and any fee payable on entering into the derivative).

In addition, if there exists any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under option or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which a derivative is referenced (as the case may be), full details of such agreement, arrangement or understanding, identifying the relevant securities in question, must be included in the disclosure. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, this fact should be stated. Where such an agreement, arrangement or understanding is entered into at a later date than the derivative or option to which it relates, it will be regarded as a dealing in relevant securities.
(j) Futures contracts and covered warrants

For the purpose of any disclosure, a futures contract or covered warrant for which exercise includes the possibility of delivery of the underlying securities is treated as an option. A futures contract or covered warrant which does not include the possibility of delivery of the underlying securities is treated as a derivative.
(k) Transfers in and out

If, following a public disclosure made under Paragraph 8, interests in relevant securities are transferred into or out of a person's management, a reference to the transfer must be included in the next public disclosure made by that person under Paragraph 8.
(l) Securities borrowing and lending

An Opening Position Disclosure by a party to the offer must include details of any relevant securities of the Target and any securities exchange Bidder which the party making the disclosure or any person acting in concert with it has borrowed or lent, save for any borrowed relevant securities which have been either on-lent or sold. In addition, a Dealing Disclosure by a party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer must include details of any relevant securities of the Target and any securities exchange Bidder which the person making the disclosure has borrowed or lent, save for any borrowed relevant securities which have been either on-lent or sold.

Where a party to the offer or any person acting in concert with it enters into, or takes action to unwind, a securities borrowing or lending transaction in respect of relevant securities of a Bidder or, with the Panel's consent under Paragraph 4.6(a), the Target, a Dealing Disclosure must be made by that person.

The provisions of this Guidance Note also apply in respect of any financial collateral arrangements of the kind contemplated by Paragraph 4.6 entered into or unwound by a party to the offer or any person acting in concert with it as if such arrangements were securities lending transactions.

In all cases referred to above, all relevant details should be given and the disclosure must be made in a form agreed by the Panel.