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 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: 16 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: 1,137,026 1.14% 722,531 0.72%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
93,997 0.09% 974,587 0.97%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,231,023 1.23% 1,697,118 1.70%

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 65 20.8514 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 214 20.8072 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 394 20.8764 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 394 20.8246 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 492 20.8121 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 608 20.8157 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 740 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 758 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 872 20.8150 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,975 20.8418 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,656 20.8490 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 6,354 20.8405 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 6,674 20.8050 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 7,546 20.8061 GBP
5p ORD Sale 28 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 66 20.8486 GBP
5p ORD Sale 94 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 370 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 872 20.8150 GBP
5p ORD Sale 920 20.8292 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,530 20.8453 GBP
5p ORD Sale 5,998 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,674 20.8050 GBP
5p ORD Sale 7,546 20.8061 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 66 20.8486 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 436 20.8435 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 4,450 20.8420 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 65 20.8513 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 76 20.8202 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 356 20.8120 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 492 20.8121 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 685 20.8205 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,252 20.8201 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,791 20.8393 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 5,283 20.8509 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: 17 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: 583543
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170517T124637+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC