Form 8.3 - WS ATKINS PLC

LONDON--()--

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: 26 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: 1,145,541 1.14% 962,567 0.96%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
21,309 0.02% 979,505 0.98%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,166,850 1.17% 1,942,072 1.94%

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 36 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 59 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 81 20.8912 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 217 20.8750 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 321 20.8650 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 476 20.8713 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 480 20.8850 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 508 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 680 20.8761 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,055 20.8816 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,338 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 1,525 20.8879 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,316 20.8852 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,362 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 2,984 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 3,056 20.8794 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 5,737 20.8803 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 6,774 20.8469 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 8,251 20.8190 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 11,311 20.8529 GBP
5p ORD Purchase 11,477 20.8638 GBP
5p ORD Sale 36 20.8500 GBP
5p ORD Sale 40 20.8520 GBP
5p ORD Sale 59 20.8950 GBP
5p ORD Sale 217 20.8750 GBP
5p ORD Sale 321 20.8650 GBP
5p ORD Sale 508 20.9000 GBP
5p ORD Sale 614 20.9001 GBP
5p ORD Sale 822 20.8850 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,393 20.8728 GBP
5p ORD Sale 1,915 20.8700 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,362 20.8900 GBP
5p ORD Sale 2,973 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD Sale 4,437 20.8763 GBP
5p ORD Sale 7,387 20.8854 GBP
5p ORD Sale 13,881 20.8664 GBP
5p ORD Sale 23,148 20.8460 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 167 20.9200 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 407 20.8722 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,393 20.8729 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 1,824 20.9116 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Long 2,347 20.8438 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 2,819 20.8766 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 2,923 20.8746 GBP
5p ORD CFD Long 4,437 20.8763 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 59 20.8800 GBP
5p ORD CFD Short 81 20.8912 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 701 20.8861 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 1,665 20.8768 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 2,402 20.8922 GBP
5p ORD SWAP Short 13,945 20.8557 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: 30 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: 584193
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170530T100554+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC