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: 16 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: 1,165,749 1.16% 823,542 0.82%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
51 0.00% 1,123,573 1.12%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,165,800 1.16% 1,947,115 1.94%

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 131 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 254 20.7596 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 341 20.7738 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 392 20.7689 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 530 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 737 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 856 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,830 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 4,273 20.7990 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 8,624 20.7926 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 13,455 20.7630 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 20,650 20.7740 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 22,461 20.8013 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 83,631 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 332 20.7959 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 540 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 548 20.7672 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 599 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 737 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 748 20.7572 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 875 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 997 20.7684 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,086 20.7606 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,180 20.7588 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,256 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,695 20.7463 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,115 20.7654 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,283 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 108,384 20.7998 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 126 20.7400 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,695 20.7463 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,159 20.8000 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,986 20.7673 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,599 20.7742 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 2,976 20.7696 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 9,440 20.7859 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 22,461 20.8013 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 29,530 20.7695 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: 19 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: 585692
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170619T130334+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC