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: 28 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: 1,157,999 1.16% 821,123 0.82%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
15,112 0.02% 1,133,019 1.13%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,173,111 1.17% 1,954,142 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 33 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 56 20.7510 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 70 20.7580 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 269 20.7612 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 310 20.7571 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 867 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 3,857 20.7502 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 4,340 20.7581 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 5,205 20.7590 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 5,404 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 10,914 20.7552 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 175 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 198 20.7561 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 515 20.7587 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,511 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,650 20.7528 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 5,311 20.7501 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 5,404 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 8,151 20.7551 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 9,984 20.7595 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 194 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 198 20.7561 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 230 20.7597 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 451 20.7567 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 515 20.7587 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 3,426 20.7473 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 4,637 20.7611 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 290 20.7602 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,303 20.7581 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 4,034 20.7580 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: 29 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: 586481
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170629T123307+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC