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Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited : Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - St Peter Port Capital Ltd

02/17/17

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:           |Shore Capital Stockbrokers Ltd|
+-----------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to     |St. Peter Port Capital Limited|
|whose relevant securities this form relates:   |                              |
|     Use a separate form for each              |                              |
|offeror/offeree                                |                              |
+-----------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|(c) Name of the party to the offer with which  |St. Peter Port Capital Limited|
|exempt principal trader is connected:          |                              |
+-----------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|(d) Date dealing undertaken:                   |16 February 2017              |
+-----------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it |NO                            |
|today disclosing, under the Code in respect of |                              |
|any other party to this offer?                 |                              |
+-----------------------------------------------+------------------------------+

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a)        Purchases and sales

+------------+--------------+--------------+-----------------+-----------------+

|  Class of  |  Purchases/  | Total number |Highest price per|Lowest price per |
|  relevant  |    sales     |of securities |      unit       |      unit       |
|  security  |              |              |  paid/received  |  paid/received  |
+------------+--------------+--------------+-----------------+-----------------+
|Ordinary    |Purchase      |1,304         |11p              |11p              |
|            |Sale          |786           |12.6p            |12.6p            |
|            |              |              |                 |                 |
+------------+--------------+--------------+-----------------+-----------------+

(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)

+-------------+---------------+-----------------------+--------------+---------+

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

(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

+--------+-----------+-----------+----------+--------+---------+------+--------+

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

(ii)        Exercising

+------------------+-------------------+--------------------+------------------+

|Class of relevant |Product description|Number of securities|Exercise price per|
|     security     | e.g. call option  |                    |       unit       |
+------------------+-------------------+--------------------+------------------+
|                  |                   |                    |                  |
|                  |                   |                    |                  |
+------------------+-------------------+--------------------+------------------+

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

+--------------------+-------------------------+-------+-----------------------+

| Class of relevant  |    Nature of dealing    |Details|  Price per unit (if   |
|      security      |   e.g. subscription,    |       |      applicable)      |
|                    |       conversion        |       |                       |
+--------------------+-------------------------+-------+-----------------------+
|                    |                         |       |                       |
|                    |                         |       |                       |
+--------------------+-------------------------+-------+-----------------------+

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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.

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: | |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: | 17 February 2017   |
+---------------------+--------------------+
| Contact name:       | Nathan Lawrence    |
+---------------------+--------------------+
| Telephone number:   | 0207 468 7992      |
+---------------------+--------------------+

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 monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  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.

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited via GlobeNewswire

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