HSBC Bank Plc – Form 8.5 (EPT / RI)

FORM 8.5 (EPT / RI)

DISCLOSURE OF PUBLIC OPERATIONS BY A PRINCIPAL EXEMPT WITH A RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY STATUS OPERATING IN A CAPACITY TO SERVE CUSTOMERS
Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of the main exempt merchant:

HSBC Bank Plc

(b) Name of the Offeror / Officer for the relevant titles this form relates to:
Use a separate form for each offeror / beneficiary

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which the main exempt operator is linked:

Offeror – Oppidum Bidco Limitée

(d) Date of execution of the transaction:

July 13, 2021

(e) In addition to the company mentioned in 1 (b) above, does the exempt primary dealer make any disclosures with respect to any other party to this offer?
If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N / A”

N / A

2. OPERATIONS OF THE MAIN EXEMPT MERCHANT

When there have been transactions on more than one category of relevant securities of the offeror or the offender named in point 1 (b), copy table 2 (a), (b), (c) or (d ) (as the case may be) for each class of securities concerned processed.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be indicated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant safety class

Purchases / Sales

Total number of titles

Highest price per unit paid / received
(GBP)

Lowest price per unit paid / received
(GBP)

Ordinary actions

Buy

20,575

265,800 p

264.619 p

Ordinary actions

Sale

35 315

265,900 p

264.619 p

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant safety class

Product Description

Nature of the transaction

Number of benchmark titles

Unit price (GBP)

eg CFD

For example, open / close a long / short position, increase / decrease a long / short position

Ordinary actions

To exchange

Reduce a short position

2881

265,295 p

Ordinary actions

To exchange

Reduce a short position

11 859

265,377 p

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

(i) Write, sell, buy or modify

Relevant safety class

Product Description for example purchase option

Write, buy, sell, vary, etc.

Number of securities to which the option relates

Unit exercise price

Type
for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date

Option money paid / received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant safety class

Product Description
for example purchase option

Exercise / exercised against

Number of titles

Unit exercise price

(d) Other operations (including the subscription of new securities)

Relevant safety class

Nature of the transaction
e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Unit price (if applicable)

3. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnification and other trade agreements

Details of any indemnity or option agreement, or any arrangement or arrangement, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading 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, indicate “none”

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

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt primary dealer making the disclosure and any other person relating to:
(i) the voting rights of any relevant security under an option; or
(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which a derivative is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”

Disclosure Date:

July 14, 2021

Contact Name:

Mohammed Abdul Qader

Phone number:

0207 088 2000

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 regarding the Code’s transaction disclosure requirements on +44 (0) 20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


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