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 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: 05 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: 1,114,938 1.11% 341,407 0.34%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
80,008 0.08% 922,625 0.92%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,194,946 1.19% 1,264,032 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 21 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 124 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 143 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 158 20.9834 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 260 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 489 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 527 21.1449 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 639 21.0434 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 737 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 743 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,508 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,524 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,778 21.1106 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,580 21.1084 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,720 21.0838 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,062 21.1990 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 11,423 21.1333 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 12,038 21.1975 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 26,904 21.1031 GBP
5p ORD Sale 124 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 143 21.1250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 176 21.1213 GBP
5p ORD Sale 218 21.1104 GBP
5p ORD Sale 238 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 260 21.1500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 372 21.1103 GBP
5p ORD Sale 489 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 702 21.1083 GBP
5p ORD Sale 743 21.1400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,039 21.1117 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,051 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,524 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,583 21.1247 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,035 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,918 21.1738 GBP
5p ORD Sale 16,780 21.1535 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 259 21.1098 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 421 21.1065 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 611 21.1654 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,194 21.0932 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,177 21.1168 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 5,282 21.1972 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 47 21.0865 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 158 20.9834 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 319 21.1102 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 352 21.1128 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 639 21.0434 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 888 21.1049 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 2,778 21.1106 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 11,624 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 18,441 21.1078 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: 8 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: 582943
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170508T112931+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC