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: 02 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: 75,772,040 4.41% 17,348,099 1.01%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,760,401 0.22% 56,223,898 3.27%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 79,532,441 4.63% 73,571,997 4.28%

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 100 4.2430 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 250 4.2080 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 358 4.1740 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,329 4.2234 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,469 4.1979 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,514 4.1697 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,867 5.9600 USD
ADR Purchase 2,000 5.9100 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 2,590 4.1772 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 3,989 4.2169 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 6,190 4.2103 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 20,040 4.2126 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 22,963 4.1821 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 65,800 4.1887 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 168,574 4.1835 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 202,946 4.1552 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 482,607 4.1607 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 916,766 4.2222 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 388 4.1527 GBP
ADR Sale 1,867 5.9600 USD
ADR Sale 2,000 5.9100 USD
10p ordinary Sale 6,220 4.1965 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,578 4.2104 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,666 4.1737 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 11,714 4.1530 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 15,310 4.2278 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 16,783 4.1898 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 29,257 4.2072 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 35,093 4.2114 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 64,364 4.2069 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 69,229 4.2070 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 70,548 4.1545 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 100,000 4.1575 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 159,464 4.2040 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 213,593 4.2027 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 438,804 4.2078 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 599,775 4.2053 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 388 4.1527 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 717 4.1919 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 2,000 4.1776 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 4,000 4.1693 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 6,578 4.2104 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 8,826 4.1725 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 14,204 4.2100 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 15,310 4.2277 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 16,676 4.2156 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 18,417 4.2076 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 135,017 4.2078 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 607,848 4.2051 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 1,469 4.1979 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 1,867 4.1953 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 3,989 4.2169 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 6,668 4.1529 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 9,173 4.2049 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 11,753 4.1666 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 21,600 4.1534 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 51,047 4.1530 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 58,111 4.2175 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 80,481 4.1580 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 168,574 4.1836 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 301,590 4.1550 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 06/03/2019 Short 880,829 4.2222 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: 5 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: 640697
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180205T145753+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC