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: 12 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: 1,152,083 1.15% 905,738 0.90%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
38,326 0.04% 1,029,205 1.03%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,190,409 1.19% 1,934,943 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 ordinary Purchase 10 20.6950 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 40 20.6953 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 145 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 145 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 145 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 145 20.7050 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 146 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 211 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 230 20.7850 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 301 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 344 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 348 20.7900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 367 20.7690 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 484 20.6900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 487 20.7643 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 878 20.7100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 979 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,050 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,224 20.7090 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,326 20.7535 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,674 20.7552 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,836 20.7669 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,176 20.7136 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,880 20.7534 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 14,349 20.7666 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 18,358 20.7200 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 35,077 20.7637 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 10 20.6950 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 19 20.7184 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 38 20.7121 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 73 20.7200 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 145 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 145 20.7300 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 145 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 145 20.7050 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 146 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 211 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 230 20.7850 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 301 20.7000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 315 20.7746 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 328 20.7739 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 344 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 348 20.7900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 350 20.7120 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 369 20.6900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 797 20.7430 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 878 20.7100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 979 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,588 20.7150 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,481 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,891 20.7687 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 5,201 20.7631 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 12,887 20.7432 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 14,469 20.7619 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 19 20.7184 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 90 20.7687 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 533 20.7440 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 682 20.7653 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 3,382 20.7672 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 7,787 20.7669 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 12,887 20.7432 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 137 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 562 20.7221 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 787 20.6968 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,674 20.7552 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 18,285 20.7200 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 35,077 20.7637 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: 13 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: 585086
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170613T121418+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC