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: 31 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:       0.5p ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,117,638 1.12% 981,891 0.98%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
39,889 0.04% 953,906 0.95%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,157,527 1.16% 1,935,797 1.93%

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 ORD Purchase 95 20.8134 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 298 20.8150 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 471 20.8089 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 657 20.8160 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 871 20.8177 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 996 20.8185 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 1,136 20.8114 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 1,500 20.8012 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 1,848 20.8127 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 2,531 20.8056 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 2,873 20.8200 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 5,574 20.8090 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 30,190 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 54 20.8487 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 131 20.7965 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 298 20.8150 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 405 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 2,418 20.8200 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 4,369 20.8023 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 6,971 20.8087 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 8,327 20.7991 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 9,519 20.8067 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 10,022 20.8048 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 15,649 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 34,624 20.8082 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
0.5p ORD CFD Long 54 20.8487 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 131 20.7965 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 291 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 1,207 20.8265 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 1,500 20.8020 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 1,547 20.7991 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 4,369 20.8023 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 7,110 20.8107 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 33,492 20.8045 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 611 20.8341 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 1,061 20.8121 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Short 1,136 20.8113 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 1,708 20.8042 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 3,330 20.8140 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: 584320
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170601T104058+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC