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March 31, 2014 09:32 ET

Form 8.3 - Hachette UK Ltd

                                                                        FORM 8.3


PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY
A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1. KEY INFORMATION



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(a) Identity of the person whose                                       ROBIN FRY
    positions/dealings are being disclosed:
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(b) Owner or controller of interests and short
    positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
    The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
    insufficient
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(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose          QUERCUS PUBLISHING PLC
    relevant securities this form relates:
    Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
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(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
    offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity
    of offeror/offeree:
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(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:                         28 MARCH 2014
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(f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or                               NO
    are they today disclosing, under the Code in
    respect of any other party to this offer?
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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 (if any)


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Class of relevant security:                       ORDINARY SHARES OF 0.8p EACH
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                                                  Interests      Short positions
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                                                 Number     %     Number       %
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(1) Relevant securities owned and/or            212,455  1.03
    controlled:
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(2) Derivatives (other than options):
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(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell:
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                                                212,455  1.03
TOTAL:
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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).


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


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Class of relevant security in relation to which
subscription right exists:
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Details, including nature of the rights concerned
and relevant percentages:
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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 (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a) Purchases and sales

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Class of relevant      Purchase/sale      Number of         Price per unit
security                                 securities    
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(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

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Class of relevant      Product          Nature of dealing    Number of   Price per
security             description   e.g. opening/closing a    reference        unit
                      e.g. CFD       long/short position,   securities
                                    increasing/reducing a
                                      long/short position
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(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

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

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Class of relevant      Product description          Number of   Exercise price per
security                  e.g. call option         securities                 unit
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(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

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

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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 person making
the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a
party to the offer:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"
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(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

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Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal,
between the person 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"
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(c) Attachments

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Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?                            NO
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Date of disclosure:                                                28 MARCH 2014
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Contact name:                                                          ROBIN FRY
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Telephone number:                                                  0207 894 6704
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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