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: 25 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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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:       0.5p ordinary            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,155,787 1.15% 973,768 0.97%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
32,613 0.03% 988,273 0.99%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,188,400 1.19% 1,962,041 1.96%

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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), 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  
0.5p ordinary Purchase 7 20.8485 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 9 20.8477 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 14 20.8478 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 84 20.8550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 104 20.8712 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 163 20.8393 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 181 20.8500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 213 20.8600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 247 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 332 20.8250 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 496 20.8450 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 877 20.8200 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,360 20.8433 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,801 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 4,222 20.8590 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 9,739 20.8355 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 12,051 20.8451 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 22,062 20.8421 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 84 20.8550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 181 20.8500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 274 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 294 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 332 20.8250 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 357 20.8330 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 496 20.8450 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,772 20.8273 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 5,388 20.8600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 9,957 20.8401 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 13,425 20.8416 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 357 20.8330 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,428 20.8600 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,772 20.8273 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,594 20.8581 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 3,213 20.8364 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 3,675 20.8228 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 104 20.8712 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 399 20.8389 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,665 20.8428 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 2,516 20.8443 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 31,402 20.8401 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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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: 26 May 2017
Contact name: Femi Badmos
Telephone number: 020 3555 1125

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: 584106
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170526T141802+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC