Form 8.3 - ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT PLC

LONDON--()--

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 ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT 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: 11 July 2017
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? STANDARD LIFE PLC

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:       10p ordinary            
Interests   Short Positions  
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 14,251,700 1.08% 10,725,361 0.81%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
507,854 0.04% 6,920,596 0.53%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 14,759,554 1.12% 17,645,957 1.34%

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  
10p ordinary Purchase 17 3.0760 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 39 3.0320 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 146 3.0750 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 176 3.0350 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 215 3.0343 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 231 3.0930 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 272 3.0800 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 818 3.0380 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 871 3.0850 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,000 3.0839 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,024 3.0770 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,033 3.0610 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,033 3.0570 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,105 3.0420 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,233 3.0390 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,241 3.0450 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,251 3.0490 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,291 3.0500 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,335 3.0460 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,406 3.0510 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,514 3.0461 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,568 3.0790 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,810 3.0650 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,890 3.0740 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,947 3.0578 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,001 3.0338 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,047 3.0780 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,096 3.0440 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,271 3.0470 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,753 3.0539 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,382 3.0472 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,454 3.0520 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 12,200 7.7700 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 16,356 3.0598 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 23,193 3.0468 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 25,153 3.0692 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 25,374 3.0340 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 81,394 3.0559 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 125,474 3.0369 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 350,403 3.0744 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 17 3.0760 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 39 3.0320 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 145 3.0452 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 146 3.0750 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 176 3.0350 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 231 3.0930 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 272 3.0800 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 572 3.0890 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 675 3.0490 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 729 3.0679 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 871 3.0850 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,024 3.0770 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,033 3.0610 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,233 3.0390 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,241 3.0450 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,291 3.0500 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,306 3.0520 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,335 3.0460 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,406 3.0510 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,412 3.0380 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,568 3.0790 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,810 3.0650 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,890 3.0740 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,047 3.0780 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,066 3.0570 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,096 3.0440 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,964 3.0507 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,271 3.0470 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,624 3.0772 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,186 3.0524 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,090 3.0717 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 12,200 7.7700 USD
10p ordinary Sale 13,728 3.0473 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 22,676 3.0475 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 29,765 3.0565 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 166,067 3.0550 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ordinary SWAP Long 78 3.0588 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 2,131 3.0434 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 2,278 3.0465 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 3,487 3.0677 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 5,634 3.0609 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 13,728 3.0473 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 24,400 3.0459 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 27,328 3.0530 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 41,931 3.0622 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 95,006 3.0551 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 2,762 3.0508 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 5,148 3.0520 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 25,153 3.0692 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 100,914 3.0392 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 180,776 3.0592 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 248,259 3.0797 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: 12 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: 587579
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170712T134552+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC