Form 8.3 - WS Atkins Plc

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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

 

15 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: 1,127,972 1.13% 721,237 0.72%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
91,072 0.09% 966,614 0.97%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,219,044 1.22% 1,687,851 1.69%

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 24 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 80 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 101 20.9445 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 147 20.8397 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 180 20.8398 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 204 20.9614 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 256 20.8439 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 273 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 301 20.8316 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 302 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 724 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 865 20.8280 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 867 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,512 20.9023 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,708 20.8379 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,966 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,243 20.8428 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 10,562 20.8795 GBP
5p ORD Sale 24 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Sale 38 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 65 20.8486 GBP
5p ORD Sale 82 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 116 20.9700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 151 20.9300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 273 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 326 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 479 20.8701 GBP
5p ORD Sale 600 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 838 20.8285 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,092 20.8588 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,996 20.8499 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,450 20.8311 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,159 20.8509 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,262 20.8518 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 65 20.8486 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 162 20.8493 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 940 20.8630 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,414 20.8510 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 101 20.9445 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 204 20.9613 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 210 20.8318 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 301 20.8316 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 676 20.8364 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,173 20.8882 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,512 20.9023 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,513 20.8626 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 3,593 20.8802 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 4,991 20.8702 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:  

16 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 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: 583466
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170516T114556+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC