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: 31 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: 71,487,486 4.16% 18,158,544 1.06%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
4,377,626 0.25% 68,091,322 3.96%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 75,865,112 4.42% 86,249,866 5.02%

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 289 4.2280 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,532 4.2436 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,847 4.2814 GBP
ADR Purchase 4,300 6.0495 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 5,222 4.2750 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,908 4.2538 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 9,118 4.2809 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 9,984 4.2652 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 13,584 4.2512 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 17,811 4.2519 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 44,060 4.2723 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 53,848 4.2773 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 72,314 4.2520 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 80,693 4.2642 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 346,193 4.2349 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,141,105 4.2340 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,830,445 4.2797 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 118 4.2277 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 635 4.2722 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,291 4.2770 GBP
ADR Sale 4,300 6.0495 USD
10p ordinary Sale 5,008 4.2500 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,529 4.2791 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,402 4.2631 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 33,013 4.2281 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 33,240 4.2465 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 35,062 4.2727 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 50,008 4.2790 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 72,342 4.2303 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 154,368 4.2373 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 173,737 4.2502 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 487,612 4.2410 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 796,200 4.2280 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 100 4.2909 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 118 4.2277 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 635 4.2722 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 828 4.2519 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 4,200 4.2640 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 5,008 4.2500 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 6,442 4.2390 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 12,726 4.2644 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 21,408 4.2781 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 29,800 4.2275 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 46,809 4.2391 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 74,920 4.2464 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 173,737 4.2502 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 856,040 4.2280 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 1,532 4.2434 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 1,847 4.2814 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 2,900 4.2860 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 11,041 4.2704 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 12,765 4.2663 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 21,450 4.2653 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 22,240 4.2573 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 30,042 4.2845 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 44,060 4.2723 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 104,782 4.2765 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 491,337 4.2283 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 584,311 4.2339 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 02/03/2019 Short 2,830,445 4.2797 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: 1 Feb 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: 640525
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180201T131854+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC