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The Vanguard Group, Inc. Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: esure Group plc

Tue 18th December, 2018 2:00pm
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  The Vanguard Group, Inc. ( )
  Form 8.3 - The Vanguard Group, Inc.: esure Group plc

  18-Dec-2018 / 14:00 GMT/BST
  Dissemination of a Regulatory Announcement, transmitted by EQS Group.
  The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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                                                                        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:                                The Vanguard Group,
                                                             Inc.
  (b) Owner or controller of interests and 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 whose relevant
  securities this form relates:                              esure Group plc

   Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
  (d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
  offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of         
  offeror/offeree:
  (e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:
                                                             17 December 2018
   For an opening position disclosure, state the latest
  practicable date prior to the disclosure
  (f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the
  discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party
  to the offer?                                              N/A

   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:                            1/12p ordinary

                                                                 
   
                                                    Interests    Short positions
   
                                                  Number     %     Number    %
  (1) Relevant securities owned and/or           9,726,232 2.32%              
  controlled:
  (2) Cash-settled derivatives:
                                                                              
   
  (3) Stock-settled derivatives (including                                    
  options) and agreements to purchase/sell:
   
                                                 9,726,232 2.32%              
   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

   

                             Purchase/sale
  Class of relevant security               Number of securities Price per unit
                                    
  Common Stock               Purchase      5,820                2.79 GBP
  Common Stock               Purchase      1,212                2.80 GBP

   

   (b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

   

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

   

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

   

  (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

   

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

   

  (ii) Exercise

   

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

   

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

   

                           Nature of dealing
   Class of relevant                             Details   Price per unit (if
        security          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: 18 December 2018
          Contact name:       Shawn Acker
          Telephone number:   001-610-669-8989

   

  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
   1 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
   2 www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

   

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   Category Code: RET - esure Group plc
   TIDM:
   LEI Code:      5493002789CX3L0CJP65
   Sequence No.:  6931
   EQS News ID:   759691


    
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