Quercus Publishing plc
LSE : QUPP

April 22, 2014 12:03 ET

Form 8 (DD) - Quercus Publishing Plc

                                                                                                
                                                                                       FORM 8 (DD)
                                                 
 PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS
                       FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS)
                     Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")
                                                 
1.      KEY INFORMATION

(a)Identity of the party to the offer or person acting in                                 DAVID SMITH
concert making the disclosure:

(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions                                              
disclosed, if different from 1(a):
   The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
   insufficient

(c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant                       QUERCUS PUBLISHING PLC
securities this form relates:
   Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

(d)Status of person making the disclosure:                      BROTHER OF, AND IN CONCERT WITH, MARK
   e.g. offeror, offeree, person acting in concert with                    SMITH, OFFEREE DIRECTOR
   the offeror/offeree (specify name of offeror/offeree)

(e)Date dealing undertaken:                                                             17 APRIL 2013

(f)Has the party previously disclosed, or is it today                                              NO
disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party                                          
to this offer?

2.      POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a)     Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to
        which the disclosure relates following the dealing

Class of relevant security:                                          

                                                 Interests                   Short positions

                                               Number              %           Number            %
(1)Relevant securities owned and/or              460,000          2.24                            
controlled:
(2)Derivatives (other than options):                                                              
(3)Options and agreements to                                                                      
purchase/sell:
                                                 460,000          2.24                            
   TOTAL:

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details  of  any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase or  sell  relevant
securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

Details  of  any  securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral  arrangements
should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

(b)     Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other executive options)

Class of relevant security in relation to       
which subscription right exists:

Details, including nature of the rights         
concerned and relevant percentages:

If  there  are  positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one  class  of  relevant
securities  of  the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate)  for
each additional class of relevant security.

3.      DEALINGS BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a)     Purchases and sales

  Class of relevant           Purchase/sale        Number of securities         Price per unit
       security                     
 Ordinary 0.8p Shares             SALE                    25,000                     47p

(b)     Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of relevant      Product            Nature of dealing          Number of      Price per unit
    security         description       e.g. opening/closing a        reference
                      e.g. CFD          long/short position,         securities
                                        increasing/reducing a
                                         long/short position
                                                                                    
                   

(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of      Product        Writing,       Number of    Exercise       Type      Expiry      Option
relevant    description     purchasing,    securities   price per       e.g.       date       money
security     e.g. call       selling,       to which       unit      American,                paid/
              option       varying etc.      option                   European               received
                                             relates                    etc.                 per unit
                                                                                            

(ii)    Exercising

  Class of relevant        Product description     Number of securities       Exercise price per
       security             e.g. call option                                         unit
                                                                            
                                                                            

(d)     Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 Class of relevant           Nature of dealing                Details          Price per unit (if
      security         e.g. subscription, conversion                               applicable)
                                                                               
                      

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

Where  there  have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the  offeror  or
offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class
of relevant security dealt in.

4.      OTHER INFORMATION

(a)     Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or
informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from
dealing entered into by the party to the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure
and any other person:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

NONE


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

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the party to
the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure and any other person relating to:
(i)the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or
(ii)the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any
   derivative is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

NONE


(c)     Attachments

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)                                                            NO
Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)                                                                       NO


Date of disclosure:                                                                  22 April 2014
Contact name:                                                                        Jackie Panayi
Telephone number:                                                                    020 7291 7200

Public  disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service  and
must  also  be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's  Market
Surveillance  Unit  is  available for consultation in relation to the  Code's  dealing  disclosure
requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Contact Information

  • Quercus Publishing plc