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 November 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: 605,310 0.29% 1,807,723 0.86%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
2,362,721 1.12% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 2,968,031 1.41% 2,400,601 1.14%

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 100 12.6000 USD
ORD Purchase 100 11.1800 USD
ORD Purchase 300 11.1000 USD
ORD Purchase 300 12.4300 USD
ORD Purchase 500 11.2050 USD
ORD Purchase 500 11.7990 USD
ORD Purchase 600 12.3866 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.3150 USD
ORD Purchase 700 11.5042 USD
ORD Purchase 1,300 11.2180 USD
ORD Purchase 1,400 11.2607 USD
ORD Purchase 1,500 11.2166 USD
ORD Purchase 1,750 11.9400 USD
ORD Purchase 2,100 12.2790 USD
ORD Purchase 2,120 11.2505 USD
ORD Purchase 2,200 11.1986 USD
ORD Purchase 2,500 12.2600 USD
ORD Purchase 2,788 12.2039 USD
ORD Purchase 3,000 11.9563 USD
ORD Purchase 3,200 12.0231 USD
ORD Purchase 3,650 12.3935 USD
ORD Purchase 3,820 11.1395 USD
ORD Purchase 4,500 11.5263 USD
ORD Purchase 5,200 12.1641 USD
ORD Purchase 5,300 11.1832 USD
ORD Purchase 5,910 11.2740 USD
ORD Purchase 7,000 11.4532 USD
ORD Purchase 19,638 11.9874 USD
ORD Purchase 29,700 11.8905 USD
ORD Purchase 32,000 11.8959 USD
ORD Purchase 93,842 12.0914 USD
ORD Sale 5 12.5500 USD
ORD Sale 100 12.2800 USD
ORD Sale 100 11.5800 USD
ORD Sale 200 12.2450 USD
ORD Sale 300 12.1033 USD
ORD Sale 300 12.2183 USD
ORD Sale 300 11.5900 USD
ORD Sale 300 12.4833 USD
ORD Sale 400 11.4501 USD
ORD Sale 400 12.2925 USD
ORD Sale 600 11.0340 USD
ORD Sale 674 12.1296 USD
ORD Sale 695 12.5400 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 12.1770 USD
ORD Sale 1,600 11.6912 USD
ORD Sale 1,600 12.0612 USD
ORD Sale 2,200 12.0131 USD
ORD Sale 2,550 12.1597 USD
ORD Sale 2,600 11.6786 USD
ORD Sale 4,170 11.9300 USD
ORD Sale 4,700 11.1960 USD
ORD Sale 8,520 11.4529 USD
ORD Sale 8,800 12.1621 USD
ORD Sale 8,851 12.1039 USD
ORD Sale 11,020 11.1884 USD
ORD Sale 15,000 11.4596 USD
ORD Sale 15,136 11.1375 USD
ORD Sale 19,280 12.0819 USD
ORD Sale 21,700 12.0473 USD
ORD Sale 26,500 12.4686 USD
ORD Sale 30,400 11.8953 USD
ORD Sale 48,117 12.1118 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:
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 of future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which
any derivative is referenced:
NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 4 Nov 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: 493416
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151104T141301+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC