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: 04 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: 1,064,022 1.06% 324,735 0.32%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
90,426 0.09% 907,741 0.91%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,154,448 1.15% 1,232,476 1.23%

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 94 21.1140 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 108 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 108 21.1040 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 108 21.1180 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 130 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 141 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 141 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 144 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 163 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 235 21.0991 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 293 21.0798 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 488 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 566 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 588 21.1272 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 826 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,658 21.0879 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,414 21.1041 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,672 21.0915 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 11,054 21.1124 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 19,467 21.0981 GBP
5p ORD Sale 94 21.1140 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 21.1040 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 21.1180 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Sale 116 21.1309 GBP
5p ORD Sale 130 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 141 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 144 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 158 21.1286 GBP
5p ORD Sale 528 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 566 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 826 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,060 21.1086 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,075 21.1051 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,206 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,711 21.1125 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 1 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 64 21.0798 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 158 21.1286 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,011 21.1067 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,602 21.1230 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 80 21.0977 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 155 21.0998 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 879 21.0702 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,658 21.0879 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,774 21.0965 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 3,704 21.0727 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 4,432 21.0851 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 18,054 21.1014 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: 5 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: 582886
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170505T130414+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC