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 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

 

1 June 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 ORD            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,115,124 1.11% 963,263 0.96%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
18,722 0.02% 950,796 0.95%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,133,846 1.13% 1,914,059 1.91%

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

(a)   Purchases and sales        
Class of relevant Purchase/sale Number of Price per unit
security   securities  
0.5p ORD Purchase 37 20.8414 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 75 20.8150 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 125 20.8450 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 147 20.8350 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 174 20.8412 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 292 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 301 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 322 20.8247 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 383 20.8115 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 730 20.8200 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 755 20.8288 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 1,527 20.8155 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 2,000 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 2,200 20.8390 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 11,566 20.8250 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 11,808 20.8270 GBP
0.5p ORD Purchase 19,049 20.8267 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 53 20.8587 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 75 20.8150 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 125 20.8450 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 147 20.8350 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 217 20.8250 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 225 20.8228 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 292 20.8300 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 365 20.8117 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 439 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 631 20.8215 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 873 20.8200 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 1,333 20.8057 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 1,478 20.8185 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 6,747 20.8397 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 7,316 20.8123 GBP
0.5p ORD Sale 15,061 20.8261 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 53 20.8586 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 631 20.8215 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 1,275 20.8119 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 1,333 20.8057 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 1,665 20.8251 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 2,127 20.8400 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Long 3,516 20.8005 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Long 3,990 20.8214 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Short 37 20.8413 GBP
0.5p ORD CFD Short 174 20.8412 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 2,038 20.8318 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 2,687 20.8363 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 3,967 20.8298 GBP
0.5p ORD SWAP Short 23,744 20.8243 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:  

2 June 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 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: 584455
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170602T132249+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC