Form 8.3 - PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION

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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 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
  offeror/offeree:  
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 21 August 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

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:       ORD            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 884,794 0.42% 907,465 0.43%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,045,360 0.50% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,930,154 0.92% 1,500,343 0.71%

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  
ORD Purchase 100 18.9400 USD
ORD Purchase 100 19.1500 USD
ORD Purchase 200 18.8750 USD
ORD Purchase 200 18.8925 USD
ORD Purchase 207 18.8431 USD
ORD Purchase 328 18.8910 USD
ORD Purchase 459 18.9603 USD
ORD Purchase 500 18.8860 USD
ORD Purchase 500 18.9620 USD
ORD Purchase 600 18.9600 USD
ORD Purchase 800 18.9013 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 18.8840 USD
ORD Purchase 1,997 18.9582 USD
ORD Purchase 2,000 18.9475 USD
ORD Purchase 2,297 18.9783 USD
ORD Purchase 2,800 18.8968 USD
ORD Purchase 3,100 18.8867 USD
ORD Purchase 3,200 18.9334 USD
ORD Purchase 4,800 18.9548 USD
ORD Purchase 4,800 18.9660 USD
ORD Purchase 7,349 19.0780 USD
ORD Purchase 7,372 18.9153 USD
ORD Purchase 8,502 18.9659 USD
ORD Purchase 11,100 19.0439 USD
ORD Purchase 12,800 18.9904 USD
ORD Purchase 13,488 18.9931 USD
ORD Purchase 14,907 19.2402 USD
ORD Purchase 15,800 19.0026 USD
ORD Purchase 17,647 18.9988 USD
ORD Purchase 18,952 18.9784 USD
ORD Purchase 22,274 19.0118 USD
ORD Purchase 24,039 19.0866 USD
ORD Purchase 28,667 19.0035 USD
ORD Purchase 37,551 18.9748 USD
ORD Purchase 51,500 18.9012 USD
ORD Purchase 65,700 18.9986 USD
ORD Purchase 73,400 19.0090 USD
ORD Purchase 167,473 18.9105 USD
ORD Purchase 266,867 18.9667 USD
ORD Sale 100 19.2800 USD
ORD Sale 100 18.9100 USD
ORD Sale 200 19.0050 USD
ORD Sale 300 18.9766 USD
ORD Sale 800 18.9012 USD
ORD Sale 1,561 19.0083 USD
ORD Sale 1,600 18.8840 USD
ORD Sale 1,642 18.8600 USD
ORD Sale 1,700 19.0747 USD
ORD Sale 2,000 18.8477 USD
ORD Sale 2,300 18.9795 USD
ORD Sale 2,900 18.8943 USD
ORD Sale 3,200 18.9334 USD
ORD Sale 4,000 18.9987 USD
ORD Sale 4,300 18.9508 USD
ORD Sale 5,100 18.7654 USD
ORD Sale 5,572 18.9705 USD
ORD Sale 5,939 18.9934 USD
ORD Sale 9,500 18.8426 USD
ORD Sale 14,400 19.0849 USD
ORD Sale 14,807 19.2400 USD
ORD Sale 15,627 18.8730 USD
ORD Sale 44,800 18.9064 USD
ORD Sale 48,600 18.9016 USD
ORD Sale 51,400 18.9610 USD
ORD Sale 56,796 19.1497 USD
ORD Sale 59,393 18.9938 USD
ORD Sale 64,100 18.9776 USD
ORD Sale 83,432 18.9350 USD
ORD Sale 100,000 19.0915 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)

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: 24 Aug 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 monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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: 481008
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150824T124250+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC