FORM 8.3 - GKN PLC

LONDON--()--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: 14 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: 80,735,178 4.70% 10,913,976 0.64%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,154,562 0.18% 77,962,417 4.54%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 83,889,740 4.88% 88,876,393 5.17%

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 20 4.0020 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 37 4.0027 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 460 4.0026 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 847 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,000 4.0800 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,065 3.9907 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,770 4.0025 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 4,134 4.0885 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,640 4.0565 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 7,205 4.0927 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 8,138 4.0882 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 8,829 3.9840 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 8,836 3.9800 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 10,000 4.0658 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 12,633 4.0002 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 16,559 3.9980 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 28,721 4.0746 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 31,204 4.1076 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 32,776 4.1130 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 32,885 4.0004 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 34,828 4.0400 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 42,283 4.0981 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 54,665 4.0385 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 55,101 4.0948 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 68,615 3.9867 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 80,900 5.6145 USD
10p ordinary Purchase 111,312 4.0196 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 185,998 4.0652 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 445,833 4.1067 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 758,394 4.0376 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 837,757 4.0710 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 1,501,731 4.0369 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 20 4.0020 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 277 4.0000 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 750 4.0140 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 847 4.0900 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 854 4.0358 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 904 4.0710 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 2,517 4.0496 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 3,494 4.0475 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,134 4.0885 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 4,403 4.0471 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,640 4.0566 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 6,463 4.0547 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,504 4.0237 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 15,764 4.0044 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 22,167 4.0713 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 33,601 4.0722 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 47,179 4.0481 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 71,397 4.0671 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 76,422 4.1130 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 78,314 4.0652 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 80,900 5.6145 USD
10p ordinary Sale 96,436 4.0423 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 151,290 4.0695 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 172,800 4.1131 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 202,620 4.0461 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 328,675 4.0494 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 707,502 4.0664 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 876,539 4.0565 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 223 4.0240 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 854 4.0359 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 2,517 4.0496 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 3,494 4.0475 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 4,403 4.0471 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 5,842 3.9978 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 15,764 4.0044 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 47,179 4.0481 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 80,900 4.0660 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 122,731 4.0674 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 202,620 4.0461 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 206,713 4.0309 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 208,648 4.1126 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 328,675 4.0494 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 333,387 4.0246 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 15,383 4.0122 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 18,038 4.0876 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 22,890 3.9826 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 24,456 4.1130 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 26,753 4.0019 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 28,435 4.0421 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 32,885 4.0004 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 33,234 4.0400 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 51,915 4.0370 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 55,101 4.0948 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 56,687 3.9864 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 271,805 4.1003 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 335,306 4.0306 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 443,021 4.0390 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 701,707 4.0418 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 723,404 4.0385 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: 15 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: 641403
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180215T114638+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC