Hargreave Hale LTD (UK) – Rule 8.3 – Optare Plc

Rule 8.3 – Optare Plc
FORM 8.3

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

(Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)

1.KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing (Note 1) HARGREAVE HALE LIMITED (for Discretionary Clients)
Company dealt in OPTARE PLC
Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)
ORDINARY SHARES
Date of dealing
16 FEBRUARY 2010

2.INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a)Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

Long Short

Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities

20,544,249 7.6251%

NONE
(2) Derivatives (other than options)

NONE NONE
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

NONE

NONE
Total

20,544,249 7.6251%

NONE

(b)Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:

Long Short

Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities

NONE NONE
(2) Derivatives (other than options)

NONE NONE
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

NONE NONE
Total

NONE NONE

(c)Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Details

3.DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a)Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale

Number of securities Price per unit (Note 5)
SALE 250,000 6.375p

(b)Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,

e.g. CFD

Long/short (Note 6) Number of securities (Note 7) Price per unit (Note 5)
NONE

(c)Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,

e.g. call option

Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc. Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7) Exercise

price

Type, e.g. American, European etc. Expiry

date

Option money

paid/received per unit (Note 5)

NONE

(ii)Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option Number of securities Exercise price per unit (Note 5)

NONE

(d)Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction (Note 8)

Details Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)

4.OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.

NONE

Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)NO

Date of disclosure
17 FEBRUARY 2010
Contact name
DAVID CLUEIT
Telephone number
01253 754739
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected

Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

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