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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

WS ATKINS PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

12 May 2017

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

 

NO

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: 1,118,370 1.12% 724,999 0.72%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
93,163 0.09% 957,012 0.96%

 

         
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,211,533 1.21% 1,682,011 1.68%

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 1 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3 20.9050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 68 20.9200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 101 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 136 20.9113 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 192 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 446 20.9100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 862 20.9085 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,342 20.9055 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,281 20.9218 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,308 20.9077 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,406 21.0000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3 20.9050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 10 20.9100 GBP
5p ORD Sale 61 20.9290 GBP
5p ORD Sale 64 20.9022 GBP
5p ORD Sale 68 20.9200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 79 20.9023 GBP
5p ORD Sale 101 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 204 20.9986 GBP
5p ORD Sale 220 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 232 20.9020 GBP
5p ORD Sale 419 20.9032 GBP
5p ORD Sale 808 20.9341 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,858 21.0009 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,719 20.9181 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,699 20.9549 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,609 20.9765 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 204 20.9986 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 327 20.9249 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 4,694 20.9498 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 9,001 20.9607 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 136 20.9113 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 658 20.9209 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,342 20.9055 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,354 20.9097 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 2,281 20.9218 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,594 20.9079 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:  

15 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 and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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: 583402
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170515T170954+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC