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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

WS ATKINS PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

30 May 2017

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

 

NO

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:       0.5p ordinary            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,141,830 1.14% 962,336 0.96%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
20,050 0.02% 975,922 0.97%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,161,880 1.16% 1,938,258 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  
0.5p ordinary Purchase 11 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 54 20.8113 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 73 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 77 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 286 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 294 20.8700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 303 20.8350 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 325 20.8353 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 349 20.8652 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 451 20.8232 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,718 20.8184 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 4,551 20.8090 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 9,220 20.8210 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 10,045 20.8114 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 23,807 20.8106 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 77 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 143 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 146 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 303 20.8350 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 325 20.8700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 971 20.8283 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,285 20.8109 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,097 20.8297 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,250 20.8495 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 6,499 20.8160 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 6,692 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 10,076 20.8268 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 19,180 20.8260 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 SWAP Long 409 20.8373 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 450 20.8198 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 783 20.8403 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 971 20.8283 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 1,273 20.8269 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 4,097 20.8297 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 6,930 20.8232 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 14,025 20.8323 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 54 20.8112 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 465 20.8421 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 2,753 20.8170 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 23,342 20.8100 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:  

31 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 and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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: 584267
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170531T103726+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC