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: 03 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: 1,057,628 1.06% 359,399 0.36%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
110,581 0.11% 899,996 0.90%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,168,209 1.17% 1,259,395 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 37 21.0050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 48 21.0793 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 48 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 139 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 172 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 188 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 188 21.0416 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 207 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 221 21.0000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 256 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 573 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 666 21.0277 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 804 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,063 21.1390 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 7,237 21.0120 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 8,596 21.0251 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 12,059 21.0257 GBP
5p ORD Sale 13 21.0623 GBP
5p ORD Sale 37 21.0050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 48 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 138 21.0621 GBP
5p ORD Sale 155 21.1386 GBP
5p ORD Sale 188 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 197 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 207 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 218 21.0068 GBP
5p ORD Sale 233 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 317 21.0000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 345 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 351 21.0231 GBP
5p ORD Sale 483 21.0065 GBP
5p ORD Sale 573 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 653 21.0622 GBP
5p ORD Sale 722 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 779 21.0322 GBP
5p ORD Sale 899 21.0258 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,392 21.0347 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,144 21.0057 GBP
5p ORD Sale 8,402 21.0681 GBP
5p ORD Sale 15,403 21.1108 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 155 21.1386 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 483 21.0065 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 734 21.0584 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,044 20.9971 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,113 21.0361 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,465 21.0320 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,485 21.1084 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,591 21.0405 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 11,866 21.1369 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 188 21.0416 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 686 21.0102 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 713 21.0350 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 19,256 21.0257 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: 4 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: 582791
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170504T105623+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC