Form 8.3 - WS Atkins Plc

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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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

WS Atkins Plc

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

24 April 2017

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

 

NO

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:      

5p ORD

           
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 849,564 0.85% 447,613 0.45%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
316,132 0.32% 825,504 0.82%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,165,696 1.16% 1,273,117 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 7 21.2600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 31 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 59 21.0112 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 65 21.1540 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 91 21.0561 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 102 20.9415 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 154 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 165 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 177 21.1141 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 191 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 210 21.1660 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 260 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 308 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 321 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 413 20.9302 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 491 20.9770 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 649 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 789 21.2000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 790 20.9152 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 887 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,540 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,851 21.0614 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,326 21.0179 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,778 21.1290 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,148 20.9275 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,766 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 9,418 21.1502 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 9,559 21.0028 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 26,345 20.9886 GBP
5p ORD Sale 31 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 65 21.1540 GBP
5p ORD Sale 66 20.8721 GBP
5p ORD Sale 133 21.1286 GBP
5p ORD Sale 154 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 165 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 191 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 260 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 308 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Sale 321 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 431 20.8615 GBP
5p ORD Sale 490 20.8864 GBP
5p ORD Sale 649 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 789 21.2000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 954 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,040 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,455 21.1316 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,463 21.1415 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,792 21.1484 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,299 20.9966 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,729 21.1007 GBP
5p ORD Sale 5,766 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 7,119 21.1358 GBP
5p ORD Sale 11,565 21.0701 GBP
5p ORD Sale 33,683 21.0799 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 133 21.1286 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 431 20.8615 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,096 21.1264 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,455 21.1316 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,766 21.0330 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,000 20.8997 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,524 21.0218 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 4,729 21.1007 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 28,749 21.0914 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 102 20.9415 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 177 21.1141 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 210 21.1660 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 413 20.9302 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 777 21.1123 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,101 21.1084 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,715 21.1937 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,851 21.0614 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,998 20.9977 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,780 21.0246 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 5,192 21.0453 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 5,287 20.9540 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 9,559 21.0028 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 10,879 20.9254 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:

25 April 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 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: 582278
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170425T121548+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC