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 March 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: 90,423,391 5.26% 3,632,140 0.21%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
2,120,648 0.12% 87,665,973 5.10%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 92,544,039 5.39% 91,298,113 5.31%

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 7 4.3650 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 115 4.3640 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 395 4.3390 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 668 4.3540 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 671 4.3457 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 2,500 4.3335 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,000 4.3485 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,681 4.3431 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 5,817 4.3480 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 10,845 4.3491 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 12,345 4.3455 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 13,552 4.3495 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 17,813 4.3489 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 20,526 4.3454 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 49,290 4.3467 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 50,000 4.3535 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 57,854 4.3523 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 78,406 4.3673 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 79,987 4.3608 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 95,000 4.3492 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 113,418 4.3502 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 119,589 4.3496 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 197,870 4.3507 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 230,432 4.3460 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 250,000 4.3626 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 500,000 4.3731 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase 700,000 4.3570 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 452 4.3260 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 763 4.3360 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 5,000 4.3485 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 7,596 4.3554 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 11,934 4.3499 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 17,886 4.3430 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 18,439 4.3408 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 30,269 4.3567 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 34,629 4.3590 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 40,371 4.3566 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 53,274 4.3464 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 69,655 4.3502 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 104,423 4.3513 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 113,829 4.3495 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 142,219 4.3476 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 239,823 4.3500 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 326,183 4.3466 GBP
10p ordinary Sale 608,415 4.3517 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 763 4.3360 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 7,596 4.3554 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 18,439 4.3408 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Long 34,629 4.3590 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 35,562 4.3429 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 104,423 4.3513 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 149,562 4.3563 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 239,823 4.3500 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Long 499,224 4.3508 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 31,988 4.3600 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Short 46,392 4.3439 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/04/2019 Short 50,000 4.3535 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 78,406 4.3673 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 79,987 4.3608 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/04/2019 Short 95,000 4.3493 GBP
10p ordinary CFD Short 113,418 4.3502 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/04/2019 Short 250,000 4.3626 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/04/2019 Short 500,000 4.3731 GBP
10p ordinary SWAP Expires 05/04/2019 Short 700,000 4.3570 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 Mar 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: 642349
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180302T120417+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC