ABC Arbitrage Asset Management
LSE : TTM

July 29, 2009 07:54 ET

Rule 8.3 - RIFT OIL PLC

                                                                                                                        
                                                                                               FORM 8.3
                                                                                                                        
        DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)


1.      KEY INFORMATION

 Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                   ABC Arbitrage Asset Management
 Company dealt in                                   RIFT OIL PLC (isin GB00B05HSB23)
 Class of relevant security to which the dealings   Ordinary
 being disclosed relate (Note 2)
 Date of dealing                                    28/07/2009


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                                                                 
     
 (2) Derivatives (other than options)               8,400,000 (1.03%)                    
     
 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                             
     
 Total                                              8,400,000 (1.03%)                    
 

(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                                                                 
     
 (2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                    
     
 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                             
     
 Total                                                                                   
 


(c)     Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

 Class of relevant security:                        Details
 
                                                    

3.      DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a)     Purchases and sales

 Purchase/sale                              Number of securities                     Price per unit (Note 5)
 
                                                                                     
 
        
        

(b)     Derivatives transactions (other than options)
 
 Product name,           Long/short (Note 6)          Number of securities (Note 7)           Price per unit (Note 5)
 e.g. CFD
 CFD                     Long                         700,000                                 0.1275
 
        
        

(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 Product name,           Writing,           Number of securities    Exercise    Type, e.g.       Expiry       Option money
 e.g. call option        selling,           to which the option     price       American,        date         paid/received
                         purchasing,        relates (Note 7)                    European etc.                 per unit (Note
                         varying etc.                                                                         5)
                                                                                                              


(ii)    Exercising

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



(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.
 
 
 


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


 Date of disclosure                                                       July 29, 2009
                                                                          
 Contact name                                                             Pierre-Etienne DROMARD
 Telephone number                                                         +33 1 53 00 54 65
 If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected         
 If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                 


Notes

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


Contact Information

  • ABC Arbitrage Asset Management