Form 8.3 - WS Atkins

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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: 06 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: 1,149,620 1.15% 979,269 0.98%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
33,810 0.03% 986,700 0.99%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           

 

(4)

TOTAL: 1,183,430 1.18% 1,965,969 1.96%
 

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 23 20.7013 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 82 20.6750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 109 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 125 20.6900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 155 20.6700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 261 20.6800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 268 20.6957 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 281 20.6950 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 396 20.7039 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 777 20.6984 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,185 20.6966 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,713 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,732 20.6897 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 9,304 20.6952 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 82 20.6750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 109 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 137 20.6900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 261 20.6800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 281 20.6950 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 362 20.6700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 489 20.6972 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,108 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,276 20.6989 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,091 20.7011 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,220 20.7018 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 6,472 20.6971 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 10,991 20.6958 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 41 20.7065 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 52 20.6671 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 305 20.6939 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,178 20.6915 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,510 20.6952 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 6,080 20.7006 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 23 20.7013 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 396 20.7039 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 807 20.6960 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 816 20.6992 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 996 20.6984 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: 7 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: 584647
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170607T123425+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC