HSBC Bank Plc (UK) – EPT Disclosure

EPT Disclosure

FORM 38.5(a)

DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS

WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS

DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

(Rule 38.5(a) 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 16th February 2010

2. DEALINGS (Note 2)

(a) Purchases and sales

Total number of securities
purchased

Highest price paid
(Note 3)

Lowest price paid
(Note 3)

25,632 118.1 117.9

Total number of securities
sold

Highest price received
(Note 3)

Lowest price received
(Note 3)

23,632 118 118

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,
e.g. CFD

Long/short
(Note 4)
Number of securities
(Note 5)
Price per unit
(Note 3)
CFD Short 2,000 118.1

(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 5) Exercise price

Type, e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option
moneypaid/received
per unit
(Note 3)

(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit
(Note 3)

3. 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.

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Date of disclosure 17th February 2010
Contact name Niki Fotheringham
Telephone number 0207 992 1565
Name of offeree/offeror with which connected Carlyle Europe Partners III Particions Sarl SICAR (a fund managed by the Carlyle Group)
Nature of connection (Note 6) Connected Advisor

Notes

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


HUGIN /Source: HSBC Bank Plc /LSE: HSBC /ISIN: GB00000000

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