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:   03 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: 596,042 0.28% 958,920 0.45%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
958,865 0.45% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,554,907 0.74% 1,551,798 0.74%

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 1 18.4800 USD
ORD Purchase 4 18.3300 USD
ORD Purchase 14 18.2900 USD
ORD Purchase 75 18.0600 USD
ORD Purchase 100 18.1100 USD
ORD Purchase 100 18.4300 USD
ORD Purchase 342 18.2000 USD
ORD Purchase 400 18.3705 USD
ORD Purchase 400 18.1825 USD
ORD Purchase 600 18.4258 USD
ORD Purchase 700 18.4010 USD
ORD Purchase 900 18.4266 USD
ORD Purchase 1,000 18.1830 USD
ORD Purchase 1,000 18.3830 USD
ORD Purchase 1,400 18.4285 USD
ORD Purchase 1,400 18.4132 USD
ORD Purchase 1,500 18.4156 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 18.1075 USD
ORD Purchase 2,000 18.1325 USD
ORD Purchase 2,329 18.2445 USD
ORD Purchase 4,950 18.1705 USD
ORD Purchase 5,200 18.3578 USD
ORD Purchase 5,392 18.1984 USD
ORD Purchase 6,438 18.1132 USD
ORD Purchase 10,092 18.4595 USD
ORD Purchase 16,900 18.2455 USD
ORD Sale 75 18.0600 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0300 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0100 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0400 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.4300 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.3200 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.2001 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.1900 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.1100 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.0700 USD
ORD Sale 182 18.3073 USD
ORD Sale 200 18.1700 USD
ORD Sale 300 18.0900 USD
ORD Sale 300 18.0550 USD
ORD Sale 300 18.2200 USD
ORD Sale 700 18.1800 USD
ORD Sale 700 18.2957 USD
ORD Sale 800 18.3162 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 18.2060 USD
ORD Sale 1,100 18.1418 USD
ORD Sale 1,310 18.2459 USD
ORD Sale 1,350 18.1688 USD
ORD Sale 1,600 18.1731 USD
ORD Sale 2,300 18.1382 USD
ORD Sale 2,596 18.1406 USD
ORD Sale 5,300 18.3759 USD
ORD Sale 5,404 18.1802 USD
ORD Sale 6,100 18.2900 USD
ORD Sale 10,400 18.2061 USD
ORD Sale 13,867 18.1444 USD
ORD Sale 15,800 18.2527 USD
ORD Sale 17,592 18.4401 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Expires 09/03/2017 Long 25,700 18.2127 USD

(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:     4 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: 482964
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150904T144150+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC