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: 20 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: 656,457 0.31% 1,172,118 0.56%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,189,927 0.56% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,846,384 0.88% 1,764,996 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 100 11.9300 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.0000 USD
ORD Purchase 300 11.9933 USD
ORD Purchase 400 11.9725 USD
ORD Purchase 400 11.9675 USD
ORD Purchase 500 12.1640 USD
ORD Purchase 544 12.3065 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.9566 USD
ORD Purchase 700 12.1885 USD
ORD Purchase 700 11.9092 USD
ORD Purchase 800 11.9263 USD
ORD Purchase 836 12.1179 USD
ORD Purchase 900 11.9700 USD
ORD Purchase 900 11.9333 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 12.0400 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 12.2368 USD
ORD Purchase 1,700 11.8162 USD
ORD Purchase 2,000 11.9940 USD
ORD Purchase 2,236 11.9400 USD
ORD Purchase 2,300 11.9889 USD
ORD Purchase 2,300 11.8863 USD
ORD Purchase 4,400 11.8600 USD
ORD Purchase 5,300 12.2891 USD
ORD Purchase 5,500 12.0045 USD
ORD Purchase 6,856 12.1851 USD
ORD Purchase 7,800 11.9775 USD
ORD Purchase 8,000 11.9938 USD
ORD Purchase 40,861 11.9723 USD
ORD Sale 100 12.0500 USD
ORD Sale 200 12.2700 USD
ORD Sale 200 12.0800 USD
ORD Sale 600 11.9966 USD
ORD Sale 800 11.8262 USD
ORD Sale 800 11.9562 USD
ORD Sale 889 11.8791 USD
ORD Sale 900 11.8072 USD
ORD Sale 1,138 11.8682 USD
ORD Sale 1,300 11.9378 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 11.8496 USD
ORD Sale 1,800 11.9775 USD
ORD Sale 2,236 11.9400 USD
ORD Sale 2,236 11.8936 USD
ORD Sale 2,800 12.0339 USD
ORD Sale 4,262 11.9911 USD
ORD Sale 4,400 11.8600 USD
ORD Sale 5,800 11.9662 USD
ORD Sale 6,700 12.0047 USD
ORD Sale 8,300 11.9806 USD
ORD Sale 12,219 11.9665 USD
ORD Sale 15,000 12.2739 USD
ORD Sale 21,253 11.9753 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: 23 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: 496771
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151123T125037+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC