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 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: 05 June 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 ordinary
  Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,148,619 1.15% 968,800 0.97%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
24,804 0.02% 985,822 0.98%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,173,423 1.17% 1,954,622 1.95%

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 78 20.6450 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 100 20.6400 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 152 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 162 20.7456 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 200 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 200 20.6800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 400 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 596 20.6753 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 790 20.7083 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,347 20.7318 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,554 20.6841 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 5,800 20.6690 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 6,504 20.6500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 13,104 20.6975 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 101 20.6687 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 152 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 200 20.6800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 349 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 400 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,181 20.6864 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,041 20.6870 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,732 20.6509 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 23,473 20.6603 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 CFD Long 101 20.6687 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 494 20.7221 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 836 20.6677 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,106 20.7317 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 25,408 20.6586 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 938 20.6954 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,450 20.6497 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 2,347 20.7318 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 5,800 20.6690 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 16,368 20.6973 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: 6 Jun 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.

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: 584576
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170606T113853+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC