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 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: 23 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: 1,151,039 1.15% 996,161 1.00%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
57,359 0.06% 985,095 0.98%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,208,398 1.21% 1,981,256 1.98%

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 69 20.8713 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 81 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 123 20.8812 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 224 20.8540 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 265 20.8664 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 464 20.8555 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 474 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 749 20.8667 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,056 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,622 20.8675 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,262 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,526 20.8538 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,776 20.8532 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 4,778 20.8790 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 13,436 20.8548 GBP
5p ORD Sale 70 20.8786 GBP
5p ORD Sale 81 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 114 20.8784 GBP
5p ORD Sale 211 20.8799 GBP
5p ORD Sale 216 20.8630 GBP
5p ORD Sale 224 20.8540 GBP
5p ORD Sale 417 20.8636 GBP
5p ORD Sale 598 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 749 20.8520 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,002 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,174 20.8556 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,511 20.8725 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,703 20.8563 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,262 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 6,797 20.8782 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 70 20.8785 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 216 20.8631 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 501 20.8600 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,134 20.8778 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,746 20.8721 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 69 20.8713 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 123 20.8812 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 464 20.8555 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,003 20.8628 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,225 20.8575 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 1,622 20.8675 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 2,778 20.8537 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 13,206 20.8544 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: 24 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: 583958
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170524T142938+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC