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: 08 June 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: 12,514,444 0.95% 6,535,243 0.50%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
204,974 0.02% 9,551,759 0.72%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 12,719,418 0.97% 16,087,002 1.22%

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 13 2.8645 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 53 2.8760 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 168 2.8739 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 231 2.8700 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 294 2.8741 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 318 2.8600 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 487 2.8630 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,093 2.8720 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,370 2.8770 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 1,398 2.8730 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 3,000 7.3900 USD
10p ORD Purchase 8,716 2.8676 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 8,878 2.8606 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 10,103 2.8657 GBP
10p ORD Purchase 40,006 2.8680 GBP
10p ORD Sale 13 2.8645 GBP
10p ORD Sale 167 2.8630 GBP
10p ORD Sale 231 2.8700 GBP
10p ORD Sale 318 2.8600 GBP
10p ORD Sale 403 2.8771 GBP
10p ORD Sale 530 2.8680 GBP
10p ORD Sale 571 2.8760 GBP
10p ORD Sale 967 2.8770 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,093 2.8720 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,290 2.8611 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,320 2.8785 GBP
10p ORD Sale 1,398 2.8730 GBP
10p ORD Sale 3,273 2.8706 GBP
10p ORD Sale 19,359 2.8748 GBP
10p ORD Sale 20,876 2.8693 GBP
10p ORD Sale 52,721 2.8757 GBP
10p ORD Sale 81,633 2.8670 GBP
10p ORD Sale 305,248 2.8667 GBP
ADR Sale 3,000 7.3900 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ORD SWAP Long 100 2.8780 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 11,730 2.8703 GBP
10p ORD CFD Long 19,359 2.8748 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 23,473 2.8639 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 39,386 2.8753 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 140,619 2.8677 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Long 211,089 2.8662 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 168 2.8738 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 1,943 2.8665 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 2,389 2.8632 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 3,566 2.8773 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 4,806 2.8774 GBP
10p ORD CFD Short 6,000 2.8657 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 7,333 2.8601 GBP
10p ORD SWAP Short 23,672 2.8675 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”

(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”

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 9 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: 584846
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170609T104130+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC