Form 8.3 - SOPHOS GROUP 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 SOPHOS GROUP 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: 24 October 2019
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making NO
disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

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: 3p ordinary
Interests Short Positions
Number (%) Number (%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

 

 

 

 

and/or controlled:

16,368,930

3.35%

9,517,789

1.95%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

193,786

0.04%

16,205,100

3.32%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

16,562,716

3.39%

25,722,889

5.27%

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

3p ordinary

Purchase

20

5.6600 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

293

5.6800 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

503

5.6580 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

503

5.6578 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

529

5.6429 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

600

5.6620 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

922

5.6655 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

1,414

5.6520 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

1,454

5.6723 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

1,721

5.6690 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

2,250

5.6566 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

5,620

5.6570 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

5,787

5.6369 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

5,813

5.7017 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

6,186

5.7020 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

7,785

5.6345 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

8,803

5.6353 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

25,505

5.6629 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

47,350

5.6883 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

20

5.6600 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

231

5.6750 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

295

5.6650 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

503

5.6580 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

928

5.6740 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

15,162

5.7020 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

28,515

5.6761 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

3,768,807

5.6300 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of Product Nature of dealing Number of Price per
relevant description reference unit
security securities

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

3

5.7033 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

642

5.6632 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,101

5.6673 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

26,772

5.6768 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

1,985

5.6687 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,014

5.6707 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,319

5.6617 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

19,589

5.6719 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

25,505

5.6629 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Short

26,393

5.7016 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: 25 Oct 2019
Contact name: Large Holdings Regulatory Operations
Telephone number:

020 3134 7213

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.

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 679115
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20191025T122349+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC