SKY Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

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04/04/2018 11:09
Bank of America Merrill Lynch  -     

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)


Released 11:09 04-Apr-2018


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:





Bank of America Merrill Lynch











(b)



Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

relevant securities this form relates:
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree





Sky PLC











(c)



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





Comcast Corp











(d)



Date dealing undertaken:





03/04/2018











(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



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Purchase



480,159



13.25 GBP



13.03 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Sale



591,820



13.25 GBP



13.025 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



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



5314



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



10721



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



13248



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



542



13.251 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



1537



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



43



13.251 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



9026



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



5532



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



4145



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



2074



13.251 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



21953



12.975 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



4838



13.236 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



3133



13.24 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



8879



13.239 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Short



3237



13.173 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



1264



13.111 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



2



13.248 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



671



13.216 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



54491



13.249 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



383



13.244 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



664



13.111 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



1539



13.249 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



562



13.234 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



250



13.029 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



21953



12.975 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



154



13.106 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



28978



13.105 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



163



13.029 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



250



13.029 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



68353



13.249 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



5916



13.145 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



4145



13.105 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



250



13.029 GBP



Common - ISIN GB0001411924



Swaps



Long



2135



13.145 GBP



 











(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



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



 











(ii)



Exercise























Class of relevant security



Product description

e.g. call option



Exercising/

exercised

against



Number of

securities



Exercise Price per

unit



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



 











(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)



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



 











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:



04/04/2018



Contact name:



Harshini Gopa



Telephone number:



+44207 996 3410



 



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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