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: 02 September 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: 595,699 0.28% 933,238 0.44%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
933,165 0.44% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,528,864 0.73% 1,526,116 0.72%

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 38 18.3400 USD
ORD Purchase 43 18.2900 USD
ORD Purchase 60 18.3100 USD
ORD Purchase 200 18.0075 USD
ORD Purchase 400 18.1450 USD
ORD Purchase 700 18.0644 USD
ORD Purchase 708 18.2976 USD
ORD Purchase 800 18.0768 USD
ORD Purchase 1,300 18.0776 USD
ORD Purchase 1,413 18.1834 USD
ORD Purchase 1,541 18.1331 USD
ORD Purchase 2,000 18.2325 USD
ORD Purchase 2,029 18.1403 USD
ORD Purchase 2,200 18.0872 USD
ORD Purchase 2,900 18.1517 USD
ORD Purchase 3,900 18.1874 USD
ORD Purchase 67,284 18.2520 USD
ORD Sale 18 18.3400 USD
ORD Sale 60 18.3100 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0201 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.2100 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.1950 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0800 USD
ORD Sale 143 18.1221 USD
ORD Sale 200 18.2950 USD
ORD Sale 200 18.0100 USD
ORD Sale 200 18.0000 USD
ORD Sale 200 18.1450 USD
ORD Sale 400 18.0075 USD
ORD Sale 500 18.1240 USD
ORD Sale 500 18.2101 USD
ORD Sale 600 18.1000 USD
ORD Sale 1,298 18.0427 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 18.0622 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 18.2186 USD
ORD Sale 1,799 18.2568 USD
ORD Sale 1,900 18.1736 USD
ORD Sale 2,400 18.1396 USD
ORD Sale 2,901 18.2883 USD
ORD Sale 5,800 18.2001 USD
ORD Sale 8,713 18.2786 USD
ORD Sale 9,070 18.1376 USD
ORD Sale 9,535 18.2983 USD
ORD Sale 18,531 18.2485 USD
ORD Sale 18,620 18.2523 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: 3 Sep 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: 482618
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150903T130822+0100

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