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: 29 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: 1,129,125 1.13% 817,036 0.82%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
13,880 0.01% 1,103,714 1.10%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,143,005 1.14% 1,920,750 1.92%

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 9 20.7550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 34 20.7900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 64 20.7806 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 164 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 174 20.7532 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 237 20.7616 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 249 20.7539 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 379 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 410 20.7850 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 453 20.7598 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,318 20.7677 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 1,728 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,750 20.7670 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 2,998 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 5,043 20.7690 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 6,184 20.7693 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 8,116 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 10,968 20.7597 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 9 20.7550 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 34 20.7900 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 379 20.7650 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 833 20.7687 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,728 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 1,764 20.7500 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,828 20.7619 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,993 20.7600 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,953 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 4,722 20.7686 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 6,668 20.7604 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 7,150 20.7677 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 9,486 20.7654 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 23,518 20.7641 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 425 20.7543 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 833 20.7687 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 2,606 20.7559 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 4,266 20.7586 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 4,722 20.7686 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 24,914 20.7640 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 237 20.7616 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 410 20.7850 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 798 20.7615 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 1,497 20.7692 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 2,750 20.7670 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 4,001 20.7700 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: 30 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: 586592
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170630T144505+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC