HSBC Bank Plc (UK) – EPT Disclosure

EPT Disclosure

DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS
WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS, OR WITH RI STATUS
BUT NOT DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

(Rule 38.5(b) of the Takeover Code)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Name of exempt principal trader
HSBC Bank Plc

Company dealt in
Shanks Group Plc

Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 1) Ordinary Shares

Date of dealing 12th 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 2)

Long Short Number (%) Number (%)

(1) Relevant securities

1,500,000 (0.38%)
0 (0.00%)

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
Total

1,500,000 (0.38%)
0 (0.00%)

(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 2)

Class of relevant security:
Long Short Number (%) Number (%)

(1) Relevant securities
(2) Derivatives (other than options)
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

Total
(c) Rights to subscribe (Note 2)
Class of relevant security: Details


3. DEALINGS (Note 3)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale
Number of securities Price per unit (Note 4)

Purchase
5,547
117.8

Purchase
19
117.8

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,
e.g. CFD Long/short (Note 5) Number of securities (Note 6) Price per unit (Note 4)

(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 6)
Exercise
price Type, e.g. American, European etc. Expiry
date Option money
paid/received per unit (Note 4)

(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option
Number of securities
Exercise price per unit (Note 4)

(d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 3)
Nature of transaction (Note 7)

Details
Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 4)


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.

Is a Supplemental Form 38.5(b) attached? (Note 8) NO

Date of disclosure 15th February 2010
Contact name Niki Fotheringham

The Notes on Form 38.5(b) can be viewed on the Takeover Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

Published: 09:58 CET 15-02-2010 /HUGIN /Source: HSBC Bank Plc /LSE: HSBC /ISIN: GB00000000

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