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Sophos : JPMorgan Sec.Plc - Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)- Sophos Group plc

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RNS Number : 8942Z

JPMorgan Securities Plc

15 January 2020

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING

IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1.

KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

J.P. Morgan Securities Plc

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to

Sophos Group plc

whose relevant securities this form

relates:

Use a separate form for each

offeror/offeree

(c) Name of the party to the offer with

Lead Financial Advisor

which exempt principal trader is

and Corporate Broker to

connected:

Sophos Group plc

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

14 January 2020

(e) In addition to the company in 1(b)

N/A

above, is the exempt principal trader

making disclosures in respect of any

other party to this offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer,

state "N/A"

2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the oeror or oeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

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

  1. Purchases and sales

Class of

Purchases/

Total

Highest price

Lowest price

relevant

sales

number of

per unit

per unit

security

securities

paid/received

paid/received

Ordinary

Purchase

103,954

5.6920 GBP

5.6640 GBP

Share

Sale

208,194

5.6920 GBP

5.6660 GBP

  1. Cash-settledderivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number

Price per

relevant

description

e.g. opening/closing

of

unit

security

e.g. CFD

a long/short

reference

position,

securities

increasing/reducing

a long/short position

Ordinary

Equity

Long

3,028

5.6749 GBP

Share

Swap

8,013

5.6760 GBP

1,100

5.6763 GBP

9,891

5.6777 GBP

32,288

5.6780 GBP

9,278

5.6781 GBP

Short

1,160

5.6640 GBP

516

5.6703 GBP

502

5.6717 GBP

728

5.6722 GBP

5,248

5.6753 GBP

1,938

5.6767 GBP

26,085

5.6780 GBP

175

5.6784 GBP

1,449

5.6791 GBP

2,691

5.6824 GBP

5,951

5.6825 GBP

  1. Stock-settledderivative transactions (including options)
  1. Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of

Product

Writing,

Number

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option

relevant

description

purchasing,

of

price

e.g.

date

money

security

e.g. call

selling,

securities

per unit

American,

paid/

option

varying

to which

European

received

etc.

option

etc.

per unit

relates

Ordinary

Share

  1. Exercise

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Class of

Product

Exercising/

Number of

Exercise

relevant

description

exercised

securities

price per

security

e.g. call

against

unit

option

  1. Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of

Nature of dealing

Details

Price per

relevant

e.g. subscription,

unit (if

security

conversion

applicable)

3. OTHER INFORMATION

  1. 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 exempt principal trader 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, state "none"

None

  1. Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

  1. the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or
  2. 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

Date of disclosure:

15 January 2020

Contact name:

Alwyn Basch

Telephone number:

020 7742 7407

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to aRegulatory Information Service.

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 atwww.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

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END

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