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: 09 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: 1,113,745 1.11% 280,060 0.28%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
70,563 0.07% 941,490 0.94%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,184,308 1.18% 1,221,550 1.22%

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 13 21.0950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 61 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 108 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 112 21.1151 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 145 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 200 21.1069 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 211 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 386 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 547 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 570 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 655 21.1099 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 664 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 704 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 747 21.0715 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,015 21.0896 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,241 21.1072 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,553 21.0390 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,045 21.0860 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,801 21.0785 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 12,317 21.0461 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 20,737 21.0744 GBP
5p ORD Sale 13 21.0950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 61 21.1300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 21.1240 GBP
5p ORD Sale 145 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 196 21.0386 GBP
5p ORD Sale 262 21.0951 GBP
5p ORD Sale 287 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 289 21.0888 GBP
5p ORD Sale 334 21.1000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 421 21.0714 GBP
5p ORD Sale 471 21.0700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 547 21.1200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 570 21.1100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 664 21.0800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 809 21.0638 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,273 21.0890 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,530 21.0439 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 70 21.0298 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 196 21.0386 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 262 21.0817 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 739 21.0670 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,808 21.0555 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 112 21.1150 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 662 21.1068 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,844 21.0418 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 4,045 21.0860 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 10,917 21.0797 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 14,614 21.0741 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: 10 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: 583083
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170510T134747+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC