FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI) PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITYRule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) 1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of exempt principal trader:Shore Capital Stockbrokers Ltd(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates: Use a separate form for each offeror/offereeNucleus Financial Group PLC(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:Nucleus Financial Group PLC(d) Date dealing undertaken:08 January 2021(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?No 2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER (a) Purchases and sales Class of relevant securityPurchases/ sales Total number of securitiesHighest price per unit paid/receivedLowest price per unit paid/receivedOrdinaryPurchases1,896161.95p161.95pOrdinarySales5,000169.75p165p (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) Class of relevant securityProduct descriptione.g. CFDNature of dealinge.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short positionNumber of reference securitiesPrice per unit (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying Class of relevant securityProduct description e.g. call optionWriting, purchasing, selling, varying etc.Number of securities to which option relatesExercise price per unitTypee.g. American, European etc.Expiry dateOption money paid/ received per unit (ii) Exercising Class of relevant securityProduct descriptione.g. call optionNumber of securitiesExercise price per unit (d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities) Class of relevant securityNature of dealinge.g. subscription, conversionDetailsPrice per unit (if 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(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in. 3. 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 exempt principal trader 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” None (b) 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:(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 Date of disclosure:11/01/2021Contact name:Molly AdkinTelephone number:020 7647 8154 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 email@example.com. 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.