Form 8.3 - Platform Specialty Products Corporation


FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(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

Platform Specialty Products Corporation

  relevant securities this form relates:  
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 13 July 2015
(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? ALENT PLC


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:   ORD
  Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 941,342 0.45% 240,018 0.12%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
480,060 0.23% 602,419 0.29%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 1,421,402 0.68% 842,437 0.40%

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:  


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  
ORD Purchase 160 25.5200 USD
ORD Purchase 200 25.3000 USD
ORD Purchase 200 25.5700 USD
ORD Purchase 300 25.5533 USD
ORD Purchase 327 25.6864 USD
ORD Purchase 1,084 25.5537 USD
ORD Purchase 1,100 25.5445 USD
ORD Purchase 1,300 25.5922 USD
ORD Purchase 1,550 25.7103 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 25.6543 USD
ORD Purchase 2,078 25.6710 USD
ORD Purchase 2,700 25.6381 USD
ORD Purchase 2,981 25.3995 USD
ORD Purchase 3,493 25.6114 USD
ORD Purchase 4,315 25.8316 USD
ORD Purchase 4,400 25.6236 USD
ORD Purchase 5,697 25.4490 USD
ORD Purchase 6,700 25.5397 USD
ORD Purchase 7,700 25.2000 USD
ORD Purchase 7,991 25.5763 USD
ORD Purchase 10,900 25.5909 USD
ORD Purchase 11,600 25.6016 USD
ORD Purchase 18,665 25.2256 USD
ORD Purchase 24,143 25.5799 USD
ORD Purchase 38,325 25.8699 USD
ORD Purchase 39,434 25.5741 USD
ORD Purchase 45,992 25.4587 USD
ORD Purchase 680,442 25.5300 USD
ORD Sale 16 25.5900 USD
ORD Sale 100 25.7900 USD
ORD Sale 135 25.4325 USD
ORD Sale 156 25.7571 USD
ORD Sale 159 25.4130 USD
ORD Sale 160 25.5200 USD
ORD Sale 200 25.6350 USD
ORD Sale 200 25.7200 USD
ORD Sale 200 25.9000 USD
ORD Sale 200 25.9500 USD
ORD Sale 300 25.4766 USD
ORD Sale 300 25.5033 USD
ORD Sale 300 25.9117 USD
ORD Sale 371 25.4457 USD
ORD Sale 400 25.4500 USD
ORD Sale 400 25.5600 USD
ORD Sale 400 25.6000 USD
ORD Sale 600 25.7283 USD
ORD Sale 700 25.8978 USD
ORD Sale 900 25.3944 USD
ORD Sale 900 25.5233 USD
ORD Sale 1,001 25.6397 USD
ORD Sale 1,011 25.6674 USD
ORD Sale 1,100 25.6886 USD
ORD Sale 1,100 25.8590 USD
ORD Sale 1,178 25.4021 USD
ORD Sale 1,500 25.6108 USD
ORD Sale 1,992 25.6200 USD
ORD Sale 2,180 25.5993 USD
ORD Sale 2,300 25.4243 USD
ORD Sale 2,981 25.3995 USD
ORD Sale 3,000 25.6240 USD
ORD Sale 3,713 25.5226 USD
ORD Sale 4,400 25.6488 USD
ORD Sale 4,600 25.4906 USD
ORD Sale 4,878 25.4085 USD
ORD Sale 7,344 25.8019 USD
ORD Sale 7,600 25.6025 USD
ORD Sale 7,700 25.2000 USD
ORD Sale 8,500 25.5757 USD
ORD Sale 9,400 25.5877 USD
ORD Sale 10,908 25.5745 USD
ORD Sale 15,068 25.4617 USD
ORD Sale 19,588 25.4201 USD
ORD Sale 26,697 25.3254 USD
ORD Sale 40,000 25.5059 USD
ORD Sale 51,199 25.8621 USD
ORD Sale 680,442 25.5300 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. CFD

  Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

  Number of reference securities   Price per unit

(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)


(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: 14 Jul 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at 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

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 474737
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150714T134039+0100