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: 01 February 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: 75,139,617 4.37% 17,519,375 1.02%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,887,555 0.23% 71,832,268 4.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 79,027,172 4.60% 89,351,643 5.20%

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 940 4.2554 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,184 4.2840 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,211 4.2603 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,780 4.2516 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,181 4.2715 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

2,667

4.2386 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,344 4.2749 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 4,951 4.2670 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,072 4.2730 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,264 4.2668 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,970 4.2375 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,578 4.2588 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 12,746 4.2350 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 13,526 4.2547 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 27,831 4.2724 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 27,972 4.2400 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 44,330 4.2415 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 66,678 4.2750 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 80,000 4.2344 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 132,200 4.2371 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 300,000 4.2329 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,090,495 4.2379 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,500,000 4.2339 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,507,242 4.2352 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 165 4.2420 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 498 4.2350 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 671 4.2592 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,008 4.2436 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,264 4.2669 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,671 4.2645 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,929 4.2410 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 9,072 4.2713 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 30,804 4.2564 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 35,895 4.2411 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 102,139 4.2351 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 125,919 4.2686 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 225,827 4.2647 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
10p ordinary CFD Long 671 4.2592 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 9,072 4.2713 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 15,933 4.2626 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 17,676 4.2625 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 135,213 4.2619 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 181,342 4.2695 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 3,139 4.2400 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 3,344 4.2749 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 4,951 4.2670 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 5,941 4.2349 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 6,578 4.2588 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 7,315 4.2381 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 17,652 4.2372 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 27,831 4.2723 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 38,675 4.2371 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 65,640 4.2769 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 66,678 4.2750 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 80,000 4.2344 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 81,739 4.2350 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 106,423 4.2398 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/03/2019 Short 300,000 4.2329 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 817,784 4.2351 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/03/2019 Short 1,500,000 4.2339 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 1,507,242 4.2352 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/03/2019 Short 1,507,242 4.2352 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: 2 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: 640624
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180202T123310+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC