Form 8.3 - PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODS CORPORATION

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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

(a)   Full name of discloser:   Barclays PLC.
     
(b) Owner or controller of interest and short
  positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):  
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODS CORPORATION
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of
  offeror/offeree:  
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 25 August 2015
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? ALENT PLC

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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.

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

Class of relevant security:       ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 595,031 0.28% 907,465 0.43%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
907,465 0.43% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,502,496 0.71% 1,500,343 0.71%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), 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 employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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.

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

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 193 17.5200 USD
ORD Purchase 244 17.5400 USD
ORD Purchase 300 17.9300 USD
ORD Purchase 900 17.7583 USD
ORD Purchase 1,200 17.6608 USD
ORD Purchase 2,350 17.7025 USD
ORD Purchase 2,600 17.7550 USD
ORD Purchase 3,300 17.9131 USD
ORD Purchase 3,378 17.5588 USD
ORD Purchase 3,502 17.8244 USD
ORD Purchase 4,200 17.7140 USD
ORD Purchase 4,802 17.9293 USD
ORD Purchase 5,117 17.8335 USD
ORD Purchase 5,301 17.8845 USD
ORD Purchase 5,552 17.5905 USD
ORD Purchase 6,700 17.7415 USD
ORD Purchase 7,980 17.8750 USD
ORD Purchase 9,369 17.8874 USD
ORD Purchase 10,100 17.8395 USD
ORD Purchase 19,963 17.8448 USD
ORD Purchase 39,216 17.9185 USD
ORD Purchase 52,200 17.8372 USD
ORD Sale 100 17.5100 USD
ORD Sale 100 17.9275 USD
ORD Sale 100 17.7700 USD
ORD Sale 200 17.8475 USD
ORD Sale 200 17.8250 USD
ORD Sale 300 17.8233 USD
ORD Sale 400 17.6125 USD
ORD Sale 400 17.7900 USD
ORD Sale 400 17.8525 USD
ORD Sale 600 17.8466 USD
ORD Sale 600 17.9250 USD
ORD Sale 1,100 17.7563 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 17.8464 USD
ORD Sale 1,600 17.8043 USD
ORD Sale 2,000 17.7285 USD
ORD Sale 2,000 17.7262 USD
ORD Sale 3,100 17.7190 USD
ORD Sale 4,102 17.9300 USD
ORD Sale 4,600 17.9248 USD
ORD Sale 5,300 17.7138 USD
ORD Sale 11,285 17.9295 USD
ORD Sale 12,873 17.6073 USD
ORD Sale 20,663 17.8400 USD
ORD Sale 115,000 17.8667 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. CFD

  Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

  Number of reference securities   Price per unit

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security   Product description e.g. call option   Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.   Number of securities to which option relates   Exercise price per unit   Type

e.g. American, European etc.

  Expiry date   Option money paid/ received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  Exercising/ exercised against   Number of securities   Exercise price per unit

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

Class of relevant security   Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

  Details   Price per unit (if applicable)

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 person 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”

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

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”

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 26 Aug 2015
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

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 disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

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

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 481432
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150826T140933+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC