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: 19 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: 1,138,495 1.14% 697,409 0.70%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
73,522 0.07% 973,520 0.97%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,212,017 1.21% 1,670,929 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 11 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 15 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 68 20.9166 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 103 20.9412 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 160 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 274 20.8427 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 311 20.8403 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 410 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 476 20.8663 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 813 20.8299 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,012 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,758 20.8249 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 6,694 20.8568 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 16,558 20.7990 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 27,969 20.8115 GBP
5p ORD Sale 22 20.8200 GBP
5p ORD Sale 26 20.8300 GBP
5p ORD Sale 68 20.7987 GBP
5p ORD Sale 160 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 235 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 634 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,776 20.8605 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,308 20.8735 GBP
5p ORD Sale 17,041 20.8000 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 2 20.8400 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 44 20.8125 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 68 20.7986 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 443 20.8538 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 553 20.8871 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 733 20.8297 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,355 20.8771 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 68 20.9166 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 103 20.9412 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 311 20.8403 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 528 20.8602 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,316 20.8469 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,369 20.8507 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 5,016 20.8226 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 5,911 20.8002 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 26,855 20.8224 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: 22 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: 583791
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170522T120530+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC