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 SYNERGY HEALTH PLC
  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: 25 September 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? STERIS CORPORATION


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: 676,704 1.14% 8,022 0.01%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
450 0.00% 660,077 1.12%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 677,154 1.14% 668,099 1.13%

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 1 22.6800 GBP
ORD Purchase 20 22.5500 GBP
ORD Purchase 34 22.5805 GBP
ORD Purchase 91 22.5900 GBP
ORD Purchase 125 22.5200 GBP
ORD Purchase 161 22.5750 GBP
ORD Purchase 174 22.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 185 22.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 185 22.4450 GBP
ORD Purchase 185 22.4900 GBP
ORD Purchase 204 22.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 207 22.5250 GBP
ORD Purchase 260 22.6400 GBP
ORD Purchase 265 22.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 283 22.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 312 22.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 324 22.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 344 22.5800 GBP
ORD Purchase 674 22.6062 GBP
ORD Purchase 754 22.7500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 22.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,093 22.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,227 22.6010 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,562 22.4934 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,689 22.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,946 22.6107 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,730 22.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,618 22.5691 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,129 22.5850 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,198 22.6484 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,693 22.5969 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,658 22.6042 GBP
ORD Purchase 250,000 22.6313 GBP
ORD Sale 1 22.6800 GBP
ORD Sale 20 22.5500 GBP
ORD Sale 91 22.5900 GBP
ORD Sale 125 22.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 161 22.5750 GBP
ORD Sale 174 22.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 185 22.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 185 22.4450 GBP
ORD Sale 185 22.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 192 22.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 193 22.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 204 22.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 207 22.5250 GBP
ORD Sale 260 22.6400 GBP
ORD Sale 272 22.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 283 22.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 324 22.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 374 22.5783 GBP
ORD Sale 754 22.7500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 22.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,079 22.6732 GBP
ORD Sale 1,093 22.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,102 22.6511 GBP
ORD Sale 2,730 22.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 3,305 22.6447 GBP
ORD Sale 3,611 22.6322 GBP
ORD Sale 4,030 22.6312 GBP
ORD Sale 6,373 22.5622 GBP
ORD Sale 14,300 22.6008 GBP
ORD Sale 50,000 22.6231 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 5 22.5580 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5 22.5780 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6 22.5866 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7 22.5771 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15 22.5880 GBP
ORD CFD Long 16 22.5975 GBP
ORD CFD Long 20 22.5675 GBP
ORD CFD Long 25 22.5672 GBP
ORD CFD Long 40 22.5775 GBP
ORD CFD Long 48 22.5875 GBP
ORD CFD Long 80 22.5760 GBP
ORD CFD Long 82 22.5773 GBP
ORD CFD Long 120 22.5473 GBP
ORD CFD Long 160 22.5673 GBP
ORD CFD Long 190 22.5873 GBP
ORD CFD Long 202 22.5452 GBP
ORD CFD Long 245 22.6472 GBP
ORD CFD Long 258 22.5479 GBP
ORD CFD Long 260 22.5373 GBP
ORD CFD Long 260 22.6372 GBP
ORD CFD Long 343 22.5973 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 397 22.6477 GBP
ORD CFD Long 440 22.5372 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 456 22.7730 GBP
ORD CFD Long 474 22.5772 GBP
ORD CFD Long 485 22.4979 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 493 22.7555 GBP
ORD CFD Long 623 22.5966 GBP
ORD CFD Long 756 22.5972 GBP
ORD CFD Long 800 22.5480 GBP
ORD CFD Long 860 22.5872 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,000 22.6972 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,032 22.4980 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,388 22.5984 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,419 22.5933 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34 22.5805 GBP
ORD CFD Short 312 22.4222 GBP
ORD CFD Short 317 22.6330 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,000 22.5227 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,867 22.6484 GBP
ORD CFD Short 971 22.6653 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,106 22.4726 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,302 22.6089 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,869 22.5818 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 12,824 22.6086 GBP
ORD CFD Short 74,387 22.6136 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 250,000 22.6313 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)


(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: 28 Sep 2015
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 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: 486859
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150928T133756+0100