Rule 8.3 Northgate Information Solutions

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) | Tisbury Capital Management | | | LLP | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | Company dealt in | Northgate Information | | | Solutions Plc | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | Class of relevant security to which | | | the dealings being | 10p ordinary | | disclosed relate (Note 2) | | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | Date of dealing | 21 December 2007 | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ 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) | 15,000,000 | 2.575 | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+------------+-------+--------+-----| | (3) Options | | | | | | and agreements to | | | | | | purchase/sell | | | | | | | | | | | |-------------------------------+------------+-------+--------+-----| | Total | 15,000,000 | 2.575 | | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Class of | Long | Short | | relevant security: | | | | | | | |-------------------------------------+--------------+--------------| | | 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 | Details | | of relevant security: | | | | | |-----------------------+---------| | | | +---------------------------------+ 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales +--------------------------------------------+ | Purchase/sale | Number of | Price per | | | securities | unit (Note 5) | |---------------+------------+---------------| | | | | | | | | |---------------+------------+---------------| | | | | +--------------------------------------------+ (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product | Long/short (Note | Number of securities | Price per | | name, | 6) | (Note 7) | unit (Note | | e.g. CFD | | | 5) | |----------+------------------+-----------------------+-------------| | CFD | Long | 7,500,000 | 92.3400 GBp | |----------+------------------+-----------------------+-------------| | CFD | Long | 2,500,000 | 92.0625 GBp | |----------+------------------+-----------------------+-------------| | CFD | Long | 5,000,000 | 92.2971 GBp | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product |Writing, selling, |Number of |Exercise|Type, e.g.|Expiry|Option money | | name, |purchasing, varying|securities |price |American, |Date |paid/received | |e.g. call|etc. |to which the| |European | |per unit (Note| | option | |option | |etc. | |5) | | | |relates | | | | | | | |(Note 7) | | | | | |---------+-------------------+------------+--------+----------+------+--------------| | | | | | | | | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ (ii) Exercising +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Product name, e.g. | Number of securities | Exercise price per | | call option | | unit (Note 5) | | | | | |--------------------+----------------------+-----------------------| | | | | | | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Nature of transaction | Details | Price per unit (if applicable) | | (Note 8) | | (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. | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | NONE | | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date | | | of disclosure | 24/12/2007 | |------------------------------------------------+------------------| | Contact | | | name | Julien Naginski | |------------------------------------------------+------------------| | Telephone | | | number | +44 20 7268 8642 | |------------------------------------------------+------------------| | 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 ---END OF MESSAGE---