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: 10 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: 1,119,141 1.12% 723,443 0.72%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
72,957 0.07% 947,463 0.95%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,192,098 1.19% 1,670,906 1.67%

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 108 21.0350 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 145 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 146 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 148 21.0250 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 161 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 196 21.0562 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 210 21.0634 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 286 21.0161 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 361 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 502 21.0178 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 717 21.0190 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 810 21.0219 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,009 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,080 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,170 21.0514 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,889 21.0225 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,904 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,921 21.0246 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,598 21.0399 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,811 21.0196 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,068 21.0296 GBP
5p ORD Sale 69 21.0291 GBP
5p ORD Sale 108 21.0350 GBP
5p ORD Sale 148 21.0250 GBP
5p ORD Sale 161 21.0600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 195 21.0431 GBP
5p ORD Sale 197 21.0186 GBP
5p ORD Sale 217 21.0100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 242 21.0410 GBP
5p ORD Sale 252 21.0150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 276 21.0400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 347 21.0411 GBP
5p ORD Sale 819 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 908 21.0438 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,009 21.0500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,368 21.0190 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,635 21.0200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,371 21.0154 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,702 21.0294 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 197 21.0186 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 750 21.0254 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,373 21.0216 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 4,323 21.0224 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 196 21.0562 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 210 21.0634 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 326 21.0300 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,061 21.0323 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 2,529 21.0328 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 2,598 21.0399 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 3,302 21.0253 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: 11 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: 583166
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170511T140722+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC