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: 23 November 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: 669,750 0.32% 1,177,334 0.56%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,179,927 0.56% 592,878 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,849,677 0.88% 1,770,212 0.84%

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 12.5300 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.7700 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.9450 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.9100 USD
ORD Purchase 200 12.5900 USD
ORD Purchase 300 12.7133 USD
ORD Purchase 400 12.7250 USD
ORD Purchase 500 12.5860 USD
ORD Purchase 589 12.5475 USD
ORD Purchase 600 11.8400 USD
ORD Purchase 800 12.5800 USD
ORD Purchase 1,100 12.7954 USD
ORD Purchase 1,200 12.6037 USD
ORD Purchase 1,226 12.6299 USD
ORD Purchase 1,400 12.6825 USD
ORD Purchase 1,545 12.7042 USD
ORD Purchase 1,641 12.5835 USD
ORD Purchase 2,172 12.7311 USD
ORD Purchase 2,200 12.7843 USD
ORD Purchase 2,328 12.7859 USD
ORD Purchase 3,274 12.5645 USD
ORD Purchase 3,700 12.7207 USD
ORD Purchase 3,700 12.7854 USD
ORD Purchase 3,884 12.7663 USD
ORD Purchase 5,180 12.7325 USD
ORD Purchase 5,500 12.7079 USD
ORD Purchase 5,745 12.7747 USD
ORD Purchase 9,386 12.7471 USD
ORD Purchase 13,000 12.7338 USD
ORD Purchase 20,000 12.7307 USD
ORD Purchase 27,944 12.4852 USD
ORD Purchase 49,032 12.7574 USD
ORD Sale 100 12.8000 USD
ORD Sale 400 12.7312 USD
ORD Sale 500 12.7880 USD
ORD Sale 500 12.6140 USD
ORD Sale 500 12.6640 USD
ORD Sale 538 12.2100 USD
ORD Sale 600 11.8400 USD
ORD Sale 800 12.7237 USD
ORD Sale 1,000 12.7200 USD
ORD Sale 1,206 12.7768 USD
ORD Sale 1,300 12.8196 USD
ORD Sale 2,600 12.7494 USD
ORD Sale 2,800 12.7383 USD
ORD Sale 2,900 12.6706 USD
ORD Sale 5,416 12.7981 USD
ORD Sale 6,099 12.7566 USD
ORD Sale 7,464 12.7798 USD
ORD Sale 13,531 12.7173 USD
ORD Sale 20,900 12.7308 USD
ORD Sale 27,700 12.6026 USD
ORD Sale 29,200 12.5979 USD
ORD Sale 33,192 12.7484 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 Nov 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: 497006
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151124T133839+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC