Public Position Disclosure/Trading Disclosure
A person who owns 1% or more interest in such securities
Acquisition Code Rule 8.3 (“Code”)
1. Important information
|(a) Name of Discloser:||Octopus Investments Limited|
|(b) Owners or managers of disclosed interests and short positions, if different from 1(a):
Insufficient candidate or vehicle company name. For trusts, you must name the trustee, settlor, and beneficiary.
|(c) Name of Proposer/Proposer with respect to the instrument to which this form relates:
Use a separate form for each contributor/contributor
|British Honey Company plc|
|(d) If you are an exempt fund manager associated with the applicant/applicant, state this and specify the identity of the applicant/applicant.|
|(e) Position Holding Date/Trading Date:
For opening position disclosures, please state the latest practical possible date prior to disclosure
|December 10, 2022|
|(f) In addition to the companies in 1(c) above, does the Discloser make disclosures regarding other parties to the Offer?
If there is a cash offer or a potential cash offer, please state “N/A”.
2. Position of Discloser
If the Proposer designated in 1(c) or the Proposer has a position or right to apply for disclosure in more than one class of related securities, then for each relevant additional class, Table 2(a) or (b) ( ) as needed. safety.
(a) Interests and short positions, if any, in the Proposer or the Proposer’s related securities relating to post-trade disclosures;
|Classes of security involved:||usually 10p|
|(1) Related Securities Owned and/or Controlled:||
|(2) Cash-settled derivatives:|
|(3) Equity-settled derivatives (including options) and sales contracts:|
All equity and all short positions must be disclosed.
Details of any open equity-settled derivative positions (including trading options) or agreements to purchase and sell the related securities must be provided on Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).
(b) the right to subscribe to new securities (including director and other employee options);
|Classes of securities related to which stock acquisition rights exist:|
|Details, including the nature of the rights involved and the percentages involved:|
3. Discloser Transactions (if any)
Table 3(a), (b), (c), or (d) (as applicable) if there were transactions in more than one class of the Proposer or Proposer’s related securities designated in 1(c). ) and the class of relevant securities covered for each additional information.
Currency and other amounts for all prices must be stated.
(a) buying and selling;
|Related security classes||buying and selling||number of securities||price per unit|
(b) cash-settled derivative transactions;
|Related security classes||Product Description
|the nature of the transaction
Examples: open/close long/short positions, increase/decrease long/short positions
|Number of reference stocks||price per unit|
(c) equity-settled derivative transactions (including options);
(i) write, sell, purchase or modify;
|Related security classes||Product Description Example: Call Options||Write, buy, sell, change, etc.||Number of securities related to options||Exercise price per unit||type
For example: American, European, etc.
|date of expiry||Receipt and payment of option money per unit|
|Related security classes||Product Description
Example: Call Options
|exercise / exercise||number of securities||Exercise price per unit|
(d) other transactions (including underwriting of new securities);
|Related security classes||the nature of the transaction
Examples: subscriptions, conversions
|detail||Price per unit (if applicable)|
4. Other information
(a) indemnification and other bargaining arrangements;
|Any formal or informal indemnity or option arrangement or any agreement or understanding relating to the relevant securities that may constitute an inducement to trade or a foreclosure entered into by the person making the disclosure and the party or person to the offer; Acting in cooperation with the parties to the detailed offer:
No irrevocable pledges or letters of intent should be included. If there is no such agreement, arrangement or understanding, please write “none”.
(b) any agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives;
|Details of any formal or informal agreements, arrangements or understandings between the Discloser and any other person relating to:
(i) voting rights in related securities under options;Also
(ii) voting rights or future acquisition or disposition of the related securities to which the derivative is referenced:
If there is no such agreement, arrangement or understanding, please write “none”.
|Is Supplemental Form 8 (Open Position) attached?||No|
|Disclosure date:||October 13, 2022|
|contact address:||Ben Tyson|
|phone number:||020 3142 4081|
Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to regulatory information services.
The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation related to Code disclosure requirements at +44 (0)20 7638 0129.
The code can be found on the panel’s website. www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.