Form 8.3 - ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT PLC

Aberdeen Asset Management

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: 12 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

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: 10,298,240 0.78% 10,757,714 0.82%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
507,854 0.04% 6,780,158 0.51%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 10,806,094 0.82% 17,537,872 1.33%

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 149 3.0790 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 213 3.0570 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 342 3.0775 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 989 3.0630 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,023 3.0510 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,580 3.0740 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,597 3.0610 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,343 3.0694 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,659 3.0760 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,705 3.0614 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,170 3.0750 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,290 3.0770 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,782 3.0650 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,786 3.0690 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,985 3.0514 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 4,036 3.0660 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 4,414 3.0620 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 4,716 3.0695 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,107 3.0640 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,196 3.0700 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,182 3.0680 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,600 3.0730 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,780 3.0710 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 7,446 3.0810 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 7,887 3.0670 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 8,256 7.8500 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 8,501 3.0720 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 10,867 3.0600 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 22,458 3.0747 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 22,638 3.0703 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 27,141 3.0677 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 57,615 3.0606 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 87,578 3.0713 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 99,186 3.0801 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 116,994 3.0699 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 192,385 3.0737 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 149 3.0790 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 171 3.0765 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 213 3.0570 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 301 3.0811 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 331 3.0810 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 342 3.0775 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 792 3.0514 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 989 3.0630 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,023 3.0510 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,483 3.0752 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,547 3.0640 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,580 3.0740 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,597 3.0610 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,082 3.0702 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,120 3.0515 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,659 3.0760 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,064 3.0697 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,170 3.0750 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,786 3.0690 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,036 3.0660 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,299 3.0770 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,414 3.0620 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,196 3.0700 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,470 3.0727 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,773 3.0650 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,182 3.0680 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,600 3.0730 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,780 3.0710 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,784 3.0696 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,887 3.0670 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 8,256 7.8500 USD
10p ordinary Sale 8,501 3.0720 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 13,120 3.0600 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 18,571 3.0618 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 28,514 3.0651 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 65,208 3.0694 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 177,500 3.0732 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 200,000 3.0420 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 294,808 3.0711 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ordinary CFD Long 87 3.0513 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 705 3.0514 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 1,483 3.0752 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 3,689 3.0612 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 6,910 3.0494 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 8,337 3.0645 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 11,600 3.0677 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 28,514 3.0651 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 30,991 3.0767 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 30,991 3.0767 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 48,042 3.0419 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 59,811 3.0681 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 88,903 3.0605 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 88,903 3.0605 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 114,770 3.0693 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 133,524 3.0798 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 151,958 3.0420 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 1,821 3.0638 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 3,985 3.0514 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 4,912 3.0672 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 7,615 3.0653 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 7,809 3.0635 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 27,121 3.0733 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 27,141 3.0677 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 50,000 3.0598 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 57,757 3.0712 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 69,154 3.0699 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 99,186 3.0800 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 192,385 3.0737 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: 13 Jul 2017
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 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: 587786
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170713T121220+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC