Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. : Form 8.3 – FIRSTGROUP PLC


FORM 8.3

DISCLOSURE OF OPEN POSITION TO THE PUBLIC / DISCLOSURE OF OPERATIONS BY
A PERSON HOLDING AN INTEREST IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
Rule 8.3 of the OPA Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Full name of the discloser:

Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. (“Dimensional”), in its capacity as investment manager and on behalf of its affiliates which are also investment managers. Dimensional and its affiliates expressly disclaim beneficial ownership of the shares described in this Form 8.3

(b) Owner or control of disclosed holdings and short positions, if different from 1(a):
JThe designation of nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), colonizer and beneficiaries must be named.

(vs) Name of the bidder/target in relation to the securities concerned this form concerned :
Use a separate form for each offeror/participant

PremierGroup Plc
(GB0003452173)

(D) If an exempt fund manager is related to an offeror/beneficiary, state this and specify identity of offerer/recipient:

(e) Date of position occupied/negotiation carried out:
For an open position disclosure, State la latest practicable date before disclosure

July 21, 2022

(F) In addition to the company mentioned in 1(c) above, does the discloser make any disclosures regarding any other party to the offer?
If it’s a cash to offer or cash offer possibleindicate “N/A

N / A

If YES, specify which ones:

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

If there are positions or subscription rights to be disclosed in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (depending on the case) for each additional category of relevant securities. Security.

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or recipient to whom the disclosure relates as a result of the transaction (if only)

Class of security concerned:

5p ordinary shares

Interests

Short positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Securities concerned held and/or controlled:

18,989,114*

2.53%

(2) Derivatives settled in cash:

(3) Derivatives settled in shares (including options) and purchase/sale contracts:

TOTAL:

18,989,114

2.53%

*Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. and/or its affiliates do not control voting discretion for 372,851 shares. Please note that there were net transfers in de seven,669 shares.

All interests and everything short positions must be disclosed.

Details of any opening stock-regulated derivative posts (including traded options)or agreements to buy or sell the securities concerned, must be indicated on an additional form 8 (open positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new titles (including directors and other employee options)

Relevant security class for which there is a subscription right:

Detailsincluding the nature of the rights concerned and the corresponding percentages:

3. RELATIONSHIPS (IF APPLICABLE) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Where there have been transactions in more than one class of relevant securities of the originator or recipient named in 1(c), copy Table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) ) (as applicable) for each class of relevant securities traded.

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

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant security class

Buy Sell

Number of titles

Price per unit

Ordinary actions

To buy

18,054

£1.317129

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant security class

Product Description
for example CFDs

Kind of transaction
for example opening/close a long/short positionincrease/reduce a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

(vs) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including ooptions)

(I) write, sell, purchase or varying

Relevant security class

Product Description e.g. call option

Writing, purchase, sale, varying etc.

Number of ssecurities on which the option relates

Exercise the price per unit

Type
for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date

Options Money paid/ received individually

(ii) Exercisee

Relevant security class

Product Description
for example call option

Exercise / exercise against

Number of titles

Strike price per unit

(D) Other transactions (including subscribe to new titles)

Relevant security class

Kind of transaction
for example subscription, conversion

Details

Unit price (if applicable)

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other business arrangements

Ddetails of any indemnity or option arrangement, Where any agreement or agreementformal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or to abstain from trading Enters by the Discloser and any party to the Offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the Offer:
Irrevocable undertakings and letters of intent must not to be understood. Whether there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandingsState “nothing

None

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

Ddetails of any agreement, arrangement or understandingformal or informal, between the person make the disclosure and any other person related to:
(I) the voting rights of any relevant security under any option; Where
(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which any derivative instrument is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandingsState “nothing

None

(vs) Attachments

Is a Supplementary Form 8 (open positions) attched?

NOPE

Date of disclosure:

22 Julily 2022

Contact Name:

Thomas Hone

Phone number:

020 3033 3419

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Board at [email protected]. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit can be consulted about the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

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