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: 18 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: 601,694 0.29% 1,180,918 0.56%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,736,516 0.82% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,338,210 1.11% 1,773,796 0.84%

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 80 11.8400 USD
ORD Purchase 100 11.6799 USD
ORD Purchase 156 11.5200 USD
ORD Purchase 200 11.1200 USD
ORD Purchase 300 11.5400 USD
ORD Purchase 400 11.7225 USD
ORD Purchase 400 11.7300 USD
ORD Purchase 500 11.6080 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.4741 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.5583 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.7491 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.7400 USD
ORD Purchase 620 11.6206 USD
ORD Purchase 700 11.5621 USD
ORD Purchase 787 11.5231 USD
ORD Purchase 800 11.6381 USD
ORD Purchase 800 11.7450 USD
ORD Purchase 800 11.3664 USD
ORD Purchase 856 11.5300 USD
ORD Purchase 1,000 11.7499 USD
ORD Purchase 1,472 10.8900 USD
ORD Purchase 1,500 11.5340 USD
ORD Purchase 1,800 11.5238 USD
ORD Purchase 2,500 11.6380 USD
ORD Purchase 2,732 11.5039 USD
ORD Purchase 3,020 11.3539 USD
ORD Purchase 3,200 11.6232 USD
ORD Purchase 3,500 11.5693 USD
ORD Purchase 3,600 11.4950 USD
ORD Purchase 4,751 11.4690 USD
ORD Purchase 5,000 10.8500 USD
ORD Purchase 5,200 11.6258 USD
ORD Purchase 5,340 11.5499 USD
ORD Purchase 5,469 11.9000 USD
ORD Purchase 6,769 11.8100 USD
ORD Purchase 6,800 11.6022 USD
ORD Purchase 7,069 11.7500 USD
ORD Purchase 8,655 11.5023 USD
ORD Purchase 10,360 11.5430 USD
ORD Purchase 21,798 11.4779 USD
ORD Purchase 45,700 11.6466 USD
ORD Sale 100 11.5700 USD
ORD Sale 100 11.3450 USD
ORD Sale 156 11.5300 USD
ORD Sale 156 11.5200 USD
ORD Sale 200 11.6000 USD
ORD Sale 400 11.5075 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 11.5505 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 11.6244 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 11.7442 USD
ORD Sale 1,472 10.8900 USD
ORD Sale 2,156 11.5229 USD
ORD Sale 2,800 11.6289 USD
ORD Sale 3,357 11.6740 USD
ORD Sale 4,200 11.6261 USD
ORD Sale 4,256 11.6843 USD
ORD Sale 5,000 10.8500 USD
ORD Sale 5,467 11.9000 USD
ORD Sale 6,396 11.5885 USD
ORD Sale 6,769 11.7500 USD
ORD Sale 6,769 11.8100 USD
ORD Sale 9,000 11.6155 USD
ORD Sale 10,069 11.7489 USD
ORD Sale 15,350 11.5822 USD
ORD Sale 15,372 11.5702 USD
ORD Sale 25,001 11.6460 USD
ORD Sale 41,111 11.4615 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: 19 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: 496196
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151119T141733+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC