FORM 8.3 - PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODS 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 PRODS 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: 06 October 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: 596,660 0.28% 1,692,725 0.80%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,692,725 0.80% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,289,385 1.09% 2,285,603 1.08%

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 14.5000 USD
ORD Purchase 100 14.4000 USD
ORD Purchase 200 14.3700 USD
ORD Purchase 200 14.4800 USD
ORD Purchase 300 14.4266 USD
ORD Purchase 400 14.4625 USD
ORD Purchase 400 14.4500 USD
ORD Purchase 500 14.4760 USD
ORD Purchase 600 14.4900 USD
ORD Purchase 600 14.5486 USD
ORD Purchase 600 14.4717 USD
ORD Purchase 750 14.4893 USD
ORD Purchase 1,100 14.5618 USD
ORD Purchase 1,458 14.6211 USD
ORD Purchase 2,400 14.5362 USD
ORD Purchase 2,553 14.5487 USD
ORD Purchase 2,850 14.4875 USD
ORD Purchase 3,500 14.3920 USD
ORD Purchase 3,900 14.4815 USD
ORD Purchase 4,400 14.4311 USD
ORD Purchase 5,000 14.6000 USD
ORD Purchase 5,100 14.4278 USD
ORD Purchase 6,300 14.4868 USD
ORD Purchase 6,353 14.4001 USD
ORD Purchase 10,700 14.4542 USD
ORD Purchase 11,996 14.3964 USD
ORD Purchase 16,543 14.7700 USD
ORD Purchase 23,095 14.4561 USD
ORD Purchase 65,200 14.5074 USD
ORD Sale 100 14.4000 USD
ORD Sale 400 14.5025 USD
ORD Sale 662 14.5818 USD
ORD Sale 700 14.5628 USD
ORD Sale 800 14.3912 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 14.4770 USD
ORD Sale 1,100 14.5263 USD
ORD Sale 1,456 14.4935 USD
ORD Sale 1,500 14.4343 USD
ORD Sale 1,700 14.4382 USD
ORD Sale 2,000 14.4800 USD
ORD Sale 2,200 14.4309 USD
ORD Sale 2,250 14.5075 USD
ORD Sale 3,485 14.5112 USD
ORD Sale 3,600 14.4251 USD
ORD Sale 3,800 14.5207 USD
ORD Sale 3,838 14.6000 USD
ORD Sale 5,200 14.4667 USD
ORD Sale 5,836 14.5071 USD
ORD Sale 6,100 14.4529 USD
ORD Sale 8,581 14.5360 USD
ORD Sale 11,077 14.4977 USD
ORD Sale 15,400 14.4840 USD
ORD Sale 16,543 14.7700 USD
ORD Sale 24,415 14.5153 USD
ORD Sale 53,255 14.4416 USD
ORD Sale 687,360 14.4200 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Expires 11/01/2016 Long 687,360 14.4200 USD

(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: 7 Oct 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 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: 488449
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151007T141950+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC