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RNS Number : 3292W Berenberg 17 August 2022
FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)
PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN
EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY ("RI") STATUS (OR
WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)
Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")
1. KEY INFORMATION
(a) Name of exempt principal trader: Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form Darktrace PLC
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is Darktrace PLC
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 16/08/2022
For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date
prior to the disclosure
(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal trader NO
making disclosures 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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER
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(b), copy
table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant
(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of
the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing
Class of relevant security: ORD 1p
Interests Short positions
Number % Number %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled: 0 0 0 0
(2) Cash-settled derivatives: 0 0 0 0
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 0
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 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 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 Purchases/ sales Total number of securities Highest price per unit paid/received Lowest price per unit paid/received
Ordinary shares Purchases 358,577 5.188 4.848250
Ordinary shares Sales 358,577 5.30 4.891
(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions
Class of relevant security Product description Nature of dealing Number of reference securities Price per unit
e.g. CFD e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short
(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 Expiry date Option money paid/ received per unit
e.g. American, European etc.
Class of relevant security Product description Exercising/ exercised against Number of securities Exercise price 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 applicable)
e.g. subscription, 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 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"
(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
(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"
Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO
Date of disclosure: 17/08/2022
Contact name: Paul Tiernan
Telephone number: 020 3207 7881 / 07966 464 800
Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
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
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