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: 07 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: 596,327 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: 2,289,052 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 114 13.1300 USD
ORD Purchase 114 13.1050 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.9850 USD
ORD Purchase 236 13.0472 USD
ORD Purchase 300 13.8833 USD
ORD Purchase 400 13.8125 USD
ORD Purchase 400 13.2925 USD
ORD Purchase 600 13.5333 USD
ORD Purchase 700 13.7300 USD
ORD Purchase 700 13.4457 USD
ORD Purchase 1,300 13.7546 USD
ORD Purchase 1,600 13.2074 USD
ORD Purchase 2,100 13.5876 USD
ORD Purchase 5,617 13.5394 USD
ORD Purchase 7,432 14.4400 USD
ORD Purchase 12,580 13.3580 USD
ORD Purchase 13,829 13.3399 USD
ORD Purchase 15,700 13.0382 USD
ORD Purchase 17,991 13.4262 USD
ORD Purchase 27,100 13.2053 USD
ORD Purchase 27,410 13.5217 USD
ORD Purchase 87,200 13.4067 USD
ORD Purchase 142,554 13.5646 USD
ORD Sale 33 12.9300 USD
ORD Sale 100 12.8650 USD
ORD Sale 100 13.1500 USD
ORD Sale 100 13.4800 USD
ORD Sale 114 13.1300 USD
ORD Sale 500 12.9710 USD
ORD Sale 500 13.4400 USD
ORD Sale 500 13.1310 USD
ORD Sale 700 13.8357 USD
ORD Sale 914 13.5528 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 13.3950 USD
ORD Sale 1,182 13.7474 USD
ORD Sale 1,300 13.6738 USD
ORD Sale 1,300 13.0930 USD
ORD Sale 1,400 13.0807 USD
ORD Sale 1,425 13.4136 USD
ORD Sale 1,500 13.3913 USD
ORD Sale 1,736 13.3408 USD
ORD Sale 1,900 13.3157 USD
ORD Sale 1,966 13.6697 USD
ORD Sale 2,400 13.6208 USD
ORD Sale 2,900 13.4865 USD
ORD Sale 3,400 13.1050 USD
ORD Sale 4,000 13.0847 USD
ORD Sale 4,059 13.3099 USD
ORD Sale 4,100 13.5285 USD
ORD Sale 4,200 13.4597 USD
ORD Sale 5,090 13.3841 USD
ORD Sale 5,100 13.4288 USD
ORD Sale 6,400 13.7593 USD
ORD Sale 7,000 13.6362 USD
ORD Sale 7,363 13.3883 USD
ORD Sale 7,432 14.4400 USD
ORD Sale 8,459 13.4021 USD
ORD Sale 9,485 13.3611 USD
ORD Sale 10,500 13.4707 USD
ORD Sale 13,300 13.0446 USD
ORD Sale 17,191 13.6334 USD
ORD Sale 21,077 13.3098 USD
ORD Sale 21,291 13.3476 USD
ORD Sale 22,000 13.1535 USD
ORD Sale 25,404 13.8093 USD
ORD Sale 27,670 13.0871 USD
ORD Sale 35,082 13.8444 USD
ORD Sale 73,337 13.4756 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: 8 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: 488641
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151008T122444+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC