Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP: Form 8.3 –

FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(a) Full name of discloser: Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP

Boussard & Gavaudan Asset Management SEC

Boussard & Gavaudan Gestion SAS

acting on behalf of various funds

(b) Owner or controller of the disclosed interests and short positions, if different from 1 (a):

The designation of nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee (s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

(c) Name of the offeror / officer for the relevant titles to which this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror / beneficiary

Playtech plc
(d) If an exempt fund manager is related to an offeror / offeror, indicate this and specify the identity of the offeror / offeror:
(e) Date of position held / transaction undertaken:

For an open position disclosure, indicate the last practicable date before the disclosure

22 November 2021
(f) In addition to the company mentioned in 1 (c) above, does the discloser make any disclosures with respect to any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N / A”

N / A


If there are positions or rights to be subscribed to be disclosed in more than one category of relevant securities of the offeror or the offender named in point 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 the offender to which the disclosure relates as a result of the transaction (if applicable)

Relevant safety class: Ordinary NPV

ISIN: IM00B7S9G985

Interests Short positions
Number % Number %
(1) Relevant securities held and / or controlled: 8 346 630 2.72%
(2) Derivatives settled in cash: 2 421 773 0.79%
(3) Derivatives settled in shares (including options) and buy / sell agreements:


10 768 403 3.51%

All interest and short positions must be disclosed.

Details of all open settled derivative positions in equities (including traded options) or relevant securities buy or sell agreements should be provided on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Subscription rights for new securities (including options for directors and other employees)

Class of securities concerned in relation to which there is a subscription right:
Details, including the nature of the rights concerned and the relevant percentages:


When there have been transactions on more than one category of relevant securities of the offeror or offender named in point 1 (c), copy table 3 (a), (b), (c) or (d ) (as the case may be) for each class of securities concerned processed.

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

(a) Purchases and sales

Relevant safety class Buy Sell Number of titles Price per unit

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Relevant safety class Product Description

eg CFD

Nature of the transaction

For example, open / close a long / short position, increase / decrease a long / short position

Number of benchmark titles Price per unit
Ordinary NPV CFD Increase a long position 1,397 724.92

(c) Equity-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Write, sell, buy or modify

Relevant safety class Product Description for example purchase option Write, buy, sell, vary, etc. Number of securities to which the option relates Unit exercise price Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiration date Option money paid / received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Relevant safety class Product Description

for example purchase option

Exercise / exercised against Number of titles Unit exercise price

(d) Other operations (including the subscription of new securities)

Relevant safety class Nature of the transaction

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details Unit price (if applicable)


(a) Indemnification and other trade agreements

Details of any indemnity or option agreement, or any agreement or arrangement, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities which may be an inducement to trade or refrain from trading entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”


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

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person making the disclosure and any other person regarding:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant security under an option; Where

(ii) voting rights or the future acquisition or disposal of any relevant security to which a derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, indicate “none”


(c) Attachments

Is an additional form 8 (open positions) attached? NO

Disclosure Date: 23e November 2021
Name of the contact:

Deborah Gewinner

Phone number*:

+44 203 751 54 12

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation regarding the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0) 20 7638 0129.

* If the discloser is a natural person, it is not necessary to provide a telephone number, provided the contact details have been provided to the Panel’s Market Monitoring Unit.

The Code can be viewed on the Group’s website at

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