Form 8.3 - ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT 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 ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT 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: 31 May 2017
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? STANDARD LIFE PLC

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:       10p ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 12,476,761 0.95% 6,535,718 0.50%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
706,151 0.05% 10,003,230 0.76%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 13,182,912 1.00% 16,538,948 1.25%

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  
10p ORD Purchase 3 2.8900 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 107 2.8840 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 110 2.9090 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 117 2.9060 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 200 7.4250 USD
10p ORD Purchase 236 2.8850 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 276 2.9200 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 300 2.9160 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 300 2.9150 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 328 2.9040 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 332 2.9065 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 481 2.9140 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 532 2.9020 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 590 2.8880 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 638 2.9094 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 781 2.9070 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 883 2.9077 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 900 2.9050 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,000 2.8790 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,011 2.9080 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,028 2.9230 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,083 2.9110 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,099 2.9250 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,501 2.9180 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,762 2.9120 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,952 2.9130 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 2,090 2.8920 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 2,243 2.9085 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 3,628 2.9215 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 5,188 2.9030 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 7,335 2.8885 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 11,098 2.9073 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 12,540 2.8894 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 16,034 2.9122 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 20,189 2.9046 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 29,158 2.9027 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 110,837 2.8976 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 173,627 2.8952 GBP
10p ORD Sale 38 2.9095 GBP
10p ORD Sale 88 2.9088 GBP
10p ORD Sale 110 2.9090 GBP
10p ORD Sale 117 2.9060 GBP
10p ORD Sale 214 2.8850 GBP
10p ORD Sale 276 2.9200 GBP
10p ORD Sale 300 2.9160 GBP
10p ORD Sale 300 2.9150 GBP
10p ORD Sale 328 2.9040 GBP
10p ORD Sale 481 2.9140 GBP
10p ORD Sale 900 2.9050 GBP
10p ORD Sale 999 2.9020 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,011 2.9080 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,028 2.9230 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,045 2.8920 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,083 2.9110 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,099 2.9250 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,387 2.9130 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,401 2.9070 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,501 2.9180 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,762 2.9120 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,883 2.8900 GBP
10p ORD Sale 2,252 2.8980 GBP
10p ORD Sale 2,276 2.9056 GBP
10p ORD Sale 2,505 2.9039 GBP
10p ORD Sale 2,920 2.9151 GBP
10p ORD Sale 3,062 2.8901 GBP
10p ORD Sale 4,165 2.9027 GBP
10p ORD Sale 5,188 2.9030 GBP
10p ORD Sale 6,605 2.9092 GBP
10p ORD Sale 11,593 2.9064 GBP
10p ORD Sale 14,525 2.9029 GBP
10p ORD Sale 25,200 2.8907 GBP
10p ORD Sale 37,532 2.9019 GBP
10p ORD Sale 97,555 2.9067 GBP
ADR Sale 200 7.4250 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ORD CFD Long 400 2.8982 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 921 2.9021 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 2,700 2.9061 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 3,024 2.9116 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 4,165 2.9027 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 4,274 2.9026 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 7,759 2.9088 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 8,008 2.9041 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 14,525 2.9028 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 15,123 2.8924 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 21,494 2.9070 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 63,955 2.9067 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 638 2.9094 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 7,895 2.9177 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 8,233 2.8925 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 17,235 2.9081 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 20,189 2.9046 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 32,690 2.9103 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 38,786 2.8933 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 61,249 2.8944 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 138,561 2.8943 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: 1 Jun 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: 584319
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170601T102747+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC