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
  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: 18 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: 1,132,358 1.13% 728,634 0.73%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
104,747 0.10% 967,466 0.97%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,237,105 1.24% 1,696,100 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 38 20.9100 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 67 21.0590 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 152 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 154 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 197 20.8334 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 304 20.8355 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 496 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 978 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,522 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,048 20.8432 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,065 20.8621 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,492 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,571 20.8371 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 10,158 20.8190 GBP
5p ORD Sale 68 20.8187 GBP
5p ORD Sale 92 20.8350 GBP
5p ORD Sale 154 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 343 20.8374 GBP
5p ORD Sale 385 20.8373 GBP
5p ORD Sale 386 20.8340 GBP
5p ORD Sale 496 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 639 20.8529 GBP
5p ORD Sale 816 20.8239 GBP
5p ORD Sale 978 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,108 20.8265 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,124 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,211 20.8417 GBP
5p ORD Sale 3,138 20.8508 GBP
5p ORD Sale 9,986 20.8336 GBP
5p ORD Sale 13,805 20.8246 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 52 20.8498 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 68 20.8186 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 1,108 20.8265 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,835 20.8382 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 2,047 20.8171 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 3,337 20.8403 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 3,877 20.8227 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 5,313 20.8531 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 67 21.0589 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 555 20.8520 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,048 20.8432 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,200 20.8389 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: 19 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: 583723
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170519T134046+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC