FORM 8.3 - GKN PLC

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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 GKN PLC
  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: 29 January 2018
(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? MELROSE INDUSTRIES 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:       10p ordinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 61,458,748 3.58% 18,246,143 1.06%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,793,142 0.22% 57,295,895 3.34%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 65,251,890 3.80% 75,542,038 4.40%

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  
10p ordinary Purchase 50 4.3400 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 499 4.3480 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 500 4.3660 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 651 4.3420 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,143 4.3639 GBP
ADR

Purchase

4,997 6.1534 USD
ADR Purchase 5,100 6.1298 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 6,845 4.3528 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 8,257 4.3452 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 59,355 4.3450 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 98,301 4.3425 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 137,698 4.3190 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 289,478 4.3419 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 7,296,437 4.3710 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 100 4.3710 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 501 4.3660 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,143 4.3641 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,975 4.3190 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,788 4.3442 GBP
ADR Sale 4,997 6.1534 USD
ADR Sale 5,100 6.1298 USD
10p ordinary Sale 6,448 4.3330 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,422 4.3506 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 8,621 4.3414 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 19,733 4.3422 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 29,200 4.3510 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 65,362 4.3421 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 88,046 4.3354 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 115,368 4.3187 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 117,076 4.3193 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ordinary SWAP Long 778 4.3275 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 5,000 4.3372 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 6,448 4.3330 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 6,668 4.3190 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 10,353 4.3443 GBP
10p ordinary

SWAP

Long 13,666 4.3617 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 41,969 4.3251 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 47,012 4.3492 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 115,368 4.3187 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 499 4.3479 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 1,334 4.3709 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 1,400 4.3436 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 2,959 4.3423 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 4,897 4.3392 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 5,298 4.3468 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 5,440 4.3400 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 14,077 4.3466 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 37,659 4.3399 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 132,010 4.3332 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 162,882 4.3510 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)

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”

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”

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 30 Jan 2018
Contact name: Elise Tang
Telephone number: 0207 1163 001

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

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: 640401
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180130T145343+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC