Form 8.3 - WS ATKINS PLC

LONDON--()--

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 WS Atkins Plc
  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: 21 April 2017
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making NO
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?  

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: 848,738 0.85% 449,150 0.45%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
315,292 0.31% 824,506 0.82%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,164,030 1.16% 1,273,656 1.27%

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  
5p ORD Purchase 22 21.1750 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 33 20.6012 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 40 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 45 20.9400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 68 21.0650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 75 21.0080 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 75 20.9450 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 75 20.8250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 94 21.0550 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 108 20.8550 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 134 20.9250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 162 20.9200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 166 20.8450 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 169 20.9800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 198 20.9186 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 200 20.6100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 204 20.8650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 226 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 229 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 240 21.1450 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 272 21.1900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 327 21.0050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 337 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 367 20.9700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 395 20.7850 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 428 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 442 20.7550 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 446 20.9100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 453 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 460 20.7650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 474 20.6800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 489 21.0171 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 564 20.7000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 628 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 637 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 686 20.7700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 726 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 812 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 816 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 828 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 850 20.7750 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 874 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 881 20.7797 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 897 20.9050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 971 20.6500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,000 20.6900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,026 20.9900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,117 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,192 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,246 20.8150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,368 20.9489 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,414 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,519 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,520 20.9109 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,724 20.9146 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,749 21.1700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,761 20.9850 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,780 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,809 21.0510 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,827 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,832 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,963 20.7600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,019 20.9600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,068 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,169 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,198 20.9367 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,406 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,436 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,475 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,642 20.8050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,019 21.0752 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,152 20.7900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,472 20.8687 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,912 20.7800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,094 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,171 20.8818 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,374 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,693 20.8100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,969 21.0000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,214 20.8000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,352 20.7950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,666 20.8943 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 7,244 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 8,062 20.8967 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 15,134 20.9835 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 18,412 20.9259 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 18,648 20.7840 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 20,435 20.9321 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 29,808 20.8780 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 32,092 20.9385 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 42,517 20.7969 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 109,259 20.8973 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 132,554 20.8181 GBP
5p ORD Sale 22 21.1750 GBP
5p ORD Sale 40 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 45 20.9400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 68 21.0650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 75 20.8250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 75 21.0080 GBP
5p ORD Sale 75 20.9450 GBP
5p ORD Sale 83 20.9006 GBP
5p ORD Sale 94 21.0550 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 20.8550 GBP
5p ORD Sale 134 20.9250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 162 20.9200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 166 20.8450 GBP
5p ORD Sale 169 20.9800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 180 20.6473 GBP
5p ORD Sale 200 20.6100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 204 20.8650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 226 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 229 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 240 21.1450 GBP
5p ORD Sale 272 21.1900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 327 21.0050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 337 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 349 20.8857 GBP
5p ORD Sale 367 20.9700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 395 20.7850 GBP
5p ORD Sale 428 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 442 20.7550 GBP
5p ORD Sale 446 20.9100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 453 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 460 20.7650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 474 20.6800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 564 20.7000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 628 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 637 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 686 20.7700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 726 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 812 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Sale 816 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 828 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 850 20.7750 GBP
5p ORD Sale 874 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 897 20.9050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 971 20.6500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,000 20.6900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,026 20.9900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,117 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,192 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,246 20.8150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,414 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,519 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,553 20.8006 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,676 20.7929 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,749 21.1700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,761 20.9850 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,780 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,809 21.0510 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,827 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,832 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,963 20.7600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,019 20.9600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,068 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,169 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,406 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,436 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,475 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,629 20.7714 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,152 20.7900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,316 20.8050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,912 20.7800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,918 20.7950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,082 20.8549 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,094 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,374 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,693 20.8100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,821 20.8309 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,969 21.0000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 5,214 20.8000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,317 20.7814 GBP
5p ORD Sale 7,244 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 11,005 20.8570 GBP
5p ORD Sale 18,501 20.7744 GBP
5p ORD Sale 58,770 20.9090 GBP
5p ORD Sale 95,938 20.7696 GBP
5p ORD Sale 234,110 20.9113 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
5p ORD CFD Long 83 20.9007 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 180 20.6473 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 704 20.7306 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 750 20.9571 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.6228 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.6381 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.6569 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.6681 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.6781 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.7114 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,000 20.7281 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,100 20.6281 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,141 20.8071 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 2,000 20.6481 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 2,000 20.8081 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 3,000 20.6181 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,643 20.9028 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 4,192 20.6081 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 4,400 20.8970 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7489 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7529 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7585 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7610 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7881 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,000 20.7981 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 5,181 20.9237 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 5,300 20.7481 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 6,000 20.6981 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 7,046 20.7745 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 10,000 20.5981 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 15,000 20.7581 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 20,000 20.8000 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 51,257 20.9172 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 33 20.6012 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 51 20.9896 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 198 20.9186 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 489 21.0171 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,482 20.8689 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,083 20.6797 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,334 20.6611 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,410 20.6478 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 4,395 20.8172 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 12,107 20.6249 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 33,204 20.8006 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 134,985 20.8379 GBP

(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”

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”

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 24 Apr 2017
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 0207 773 0635

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

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: 582211
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170424T145049+0100

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