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: 30 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: 1,135,944 1.13% 840,782 0.84%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
37,569 0.04% 1,122,356 1.12%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,173,513 1.17% 1,963,138 1.96%

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 59 20.7750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 8,221 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 9,584 20.8090 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 11,681 20.7739 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 14,552 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 43,079 20.7715 GBP
0.5p ordinary Purchase 133,108 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 9 20.7722 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 127 20.7787 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 166 20.7750 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 221 20.7774 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 274 20.8087 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 2,117 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,396 20.7720 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 3,826 20.8086 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 13,518 20.8100 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 25,032 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 37,935 20.7901 GBP
0.5p ordinary Sale 135,409 20.7743 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 127 20.7787 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 221 20.7774 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 274 20.8087 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 707 20.7891 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,128 20.7771 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 1,851 20.8094 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Long 3,826 20.8086 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 8,699 20.7833 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 20,132 20.8019 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Long 20,301 20.7700 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 3,091 20.7880 GBP
0.5p ordinary SWAP Short 6,049 20.7800 GBP
0.5p ordinary CFD Short 43,079 20.7715 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: 3 Jul 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: 586700
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170703T134841+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC