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 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

 

26 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:       0.5p ordinary            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 913,856 0.91% 399,641 0.40%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
205,612 0.21% 826,173 0.83%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,119,468 1.12% 1,225,814 1.22%

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

(a)   Purchases and sales        
Class of relevant Purchase/sale Number of Price per unit
security   securities  
0.5p ordinary Purchase 15 21.0200 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 43 21.0500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 66 21.0550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 85 21.0714 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 101 21.0490 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 107 21.0750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 107 21.0850 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 142 21.0250 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 146 21.0400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 245 21.0650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 600 21.0622 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 692 21.1234 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 924 21.0577 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,237 21.0585 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,362 21.0616 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,683 21.0615 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,719 21.0557 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,897 21.0600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,962 21.0540 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 4,669 21.0633 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 10,199 21.0590 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 15,330 21.0700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 58,775 21.0629 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 15 21.0200 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 66 21.0550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 107 21.0750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 107 21.0850 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 142 21.0250 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 146 21.0400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 176 21.0737 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 188 21.0500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 245 21.0650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,897 21.0600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,027 21.0694 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,264 21.0603 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,009 21.0623 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,196 21.0700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 11,067 21.0709 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 363 21.0733 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 639 21.0822 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 660 21.0749 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,493 21.0604 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,541 21.0611 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 85 21.0714 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 101 21.0490 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 332 21.0552 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 600 21.0622 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 658 21.0413 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 692 21.1234 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 816 21.0479 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 1,237 21.0585 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 2,790 21.0503 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 3,677 21.0609 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 4,669 21.0633 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 12,883 21.0700 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 50,528 21.0626 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:  

27 April 2017

Contact name:

Rajesh Muthanna

Telephone number:

020 3555 4634

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: 582439
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170427T112930+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC