Form 8.3 - WS ATKINS

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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 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: 28 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: 994,154 0.99% 430,019 0.43%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
157,570 0.16% 823,399 0.82%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,151,724 1.15% 1,253,418 1.25%

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 17 21.3300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 43 21.0540 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 49 21.1540 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 63 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 67 21.1040 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 68 21.0640 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 79 21.0551 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 125 21.0864 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 125 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 128 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 129 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 131 21.0793 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 143 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 149 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 161 21.1690 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 218 21.0845 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 321 21.2800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 338 21.0681 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 340 21.1812 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 470 21.2482 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 969 21.3000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,062 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,381 21.2608 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,575 21.0631 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,577 21.1930 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,112 21.4690 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 10,178 21.0918 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 50,124 21.1611 GBP
5p ORD Sale 8 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 17 21.3300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 43 21.0540 GBP
5p ORD Sale 49 21.1540 GBP
5p ORD Sale 63 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 67 21.1040 GBP
5p ORD Sale 68 21.0640 GBP
5p ORD Sale 91 21.0402 GBP
5p ORD Sale 129 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 143 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 149 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 225 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 321 21.2800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 933 21.2570 GBP
5p ORD Sale 969 21.3000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,123 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,412 21.2110 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,429 21.1497 GBP
5p ORD Sale 5,510 21.4695 GBP
5p ORD Sale 71,084 21.4560 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 91 21.0402 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,406 21.4664 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,702 21.1484 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,725 21.3846 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 66,166 21.4667 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 60 21.0701 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 79 21.0553 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 125 21.0864 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 131 21.0793 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 338 21.0681 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,069 21.0655 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,575 21.0630 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,725 21.1815 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,114 21.1977 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 4,687 21.1626 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 13,484 21.0969 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 39,495 21.1675 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: 2 May 2017
Contact name: Hemika Mistry
Telephone number: 020 7116 3891

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: 582590
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170502T085434+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC