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: 05 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: 76,897,164 4.48% 16,865,663 0.98%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,698,760 0.22% 73,823,337 4.30%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 80,595,924 4.69% 90,689,000 5.28%

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 688 4.1230 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,293 4.1185 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,341 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,449 4.1120 GBP
ADR Purchase 4,000 5.7600 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 5,356 4.1203 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,419 4.1089 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,978 4.1130 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 9,198 4.1139 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 11,205 4.1131 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 12,338 4.1001 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 14,056 4.0897 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 24,931 4.1098 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 26,687 4.1056 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 49,149 4.1209 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 71,882 4.0902 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 76,157 4.1013 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 80,477 4.1014 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 91,984 4.1116 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 140,486 4.1042 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 187,282 4.1157 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 355,507 4.0995 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 431,842 4.0935 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 712,579 4.1062 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 688 4.1230 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,149 4.1120 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 1,293 4.1185 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,786 4.1130 GBP
ADR Sale 4,000 5.7600 USD
10p ordinary Sale 4,492 4.1127 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,805 4.1050 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,217 4.1125 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 12,150 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 15,124 4.1138 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 19,145 4.1128 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 21,776 4.1122 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 27,087 4.1029 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 43,000 4.1141 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 50,067 4.1249 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 105,399 4.0901 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 230,269 4.1104 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 4,000 4.1061 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 12,150 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 15,124 4.1138 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 18,059 4.1079 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 21,776 4.1121 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 22,387 4.1067 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 23,338 4.0896 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 29,036 4.0945 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 210,603 4.1180 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 3,919 4.1191 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 16,190 4.0981 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 24,931 4.1098 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 26,218 4.1007 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 30,672 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 49,149 4.1209 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 71,882 4.0902 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 132,643 4.1059 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 140,486 4.1042 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 187,282 4.1157 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 233,155 4.1029 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 420,798 4.1112 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 431,842 4.0935 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: 6 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: 640768
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180206T131304+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC