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 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: 02 May 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: 1,060,490 1.06% 360,866 0.36%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
112,895 0.11% 903,403 0.90%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,173,385 1.17% 1,264,269 1.26%

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 18 21.1627 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 21 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 24 21.2300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 35 21.2050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 43 21.2200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 45 21.2250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 46 21.1640 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 66 21.0550 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 70 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 79 21.1850 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 86 21.2150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 104 21.1550 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 120 21.1050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 141 21.0650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 141 21.1900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 151 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 154 21.1350 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 172 21.1061 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 176 21.1650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 220 21.2016 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 248 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 257 21.1780 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 285 21.1700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 299 21.0753 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 307 21.1226 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 309 21.1750 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 349 21.1758 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 447 21.1450 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 474 21.1950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 505 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 576 21.2599 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 600 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 620 21.2000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 638 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 664 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 684 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 688 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 705 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,197 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,239 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,739 21.1607 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 6,798 21.0935 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 9,536 21.1035 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 17,163 21.1467 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 70,400 21.1536 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 116,540 21.1688 GBP
5p ORD Sale 21 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 24 21.2300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 30 21.1306 GBP
5p ORD Sale 35 21.2050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 43 21.2200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 45 21.2250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 46 21.1640 GBP
5p ORD Sale 66 21.0550 GBP
5p ORD Sale 70 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 79 21.1850 GBP
5p ORD Sale 86 21.2150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 104 21.1550 GBP
5p ORD Sale 107 21.2900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 120 21.1050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 141 21.0650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 141 21.1900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 154 21.1350 GBP
5p ORD Sale 176 21.1650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 256 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 285 21.1700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 309 21.1750 GBP
5p ORD Sale 420 21.1496 GBP
5p ORD Sale 426 21.1544 GBP
5p ORD Sale 446 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 447 21.1450 GBP
5p ORD Sale 463 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 471 21.1682 GBP
5p ORD Sale 474 21.1950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 505 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 591 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 610 21.1143 GBP
5p ORD Sale 620 21.2000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 664 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 684 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 688 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 941 21.1656 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,071 21.1540 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,197 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,239 21.1600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,500 21.1958 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,623 21.0909 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,780 21.1445 GBP
5p ORD Sale 7,939 21.1422 GBP
5p ORD Sale 9,015 21.1546 GBP
5p ORD Sale 9,673 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 61,665 21.1517 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
5p ORD SWAP Long 80 21.1262 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 162 21.1800 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 381 21.1385 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,543 21.2038 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 14,411 21.1379 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 79 21.1088 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 141 21.2536 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 466 21.2240 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,711 21.1160 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 3,960 21.1906 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 4,739 21.1607 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 24,672 21.1874 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 47,875 21.1625 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 57,613 21.1602 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: 3 May 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: 582743
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170503T123213+0100

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