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: 08 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: 1,114,024 1.11% 322,191 0.32%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
84,927 0.08% 926,735 0.93%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,198,951 1.20% 1,248,926 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 42 21.0250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 53 21.1234 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 125 21.1050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 143 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 145 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 159 21.0850 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 207 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 231 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 245 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 281 21.1063 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 333 21.1119 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 406 21.1208 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 505 21.0429 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 751 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 779 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,501 21.0940 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,846 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,212 21.1190 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,220 21.1112 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,250 21.0793 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,894 21.0759 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,871 21.0889 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 15,514 21.1146 GBP
5p ORD Sale 42 21.0250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 125 21.1050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 143 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 143 21.0900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 145 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 159 21.0850 GBP
5p ORD Sale 207 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 231 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 337 21.0332 GBP
5p ORD Sale 489 21.1189 GBP
5p ORD Sale 751 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 764 21.0686 GBP
5p ORD Sale 779 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,181 21.0971 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,575 21.1086 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,846 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,749 21.1170 GBP
5p ORD Sale 10,745 21.1011 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 801 21.0991 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,044 21.1164 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,402 21.1113 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,589 21.1068 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 5,393 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 53 21.1233 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 148 21.1204 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 745 21.0199 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 913 21.0680 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,590 21.1191 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,250 21.0793 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 5,720 21.0860 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: 9 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: 583009
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170509T112732+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC