Form 8.3 - Sophos Group plc - AMENDMENT

LONDON--()-- 

FORM 8.3 - Amendment to Purchase

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: 25 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:

16,412,713

3.36%

9,231,489

1.89%

         

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:        
 

197,498

0.04%

16,247,916

3.33%

         

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)         
and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

         
         
TOTAL:

16,610,211

3.40%

25,479,405

5.22%

       

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

473

5.7000   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

473

5.6998   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

634

5.7035   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

1,413

5.6890   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

1,847

5.7015   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

3,059

5.6867   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

3,256

5.6968   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

5,042

5.7005   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

6,102

5.6927   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

8,250

5.7055   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

8,932

5.7013   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

25,505

5.6940   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

27,420

5.6858   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

33,127

5.6920   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

59,831

5.6983   GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

328,370

5.6981   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

58

5.7060   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

473

5.7000   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

542

5.6861   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

600

5.6813   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

1,730

5.6869   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

7,185

5.6901   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

9,323

5.7031   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

11,250

5.6920   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

13,264

5.7019   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

22,417

5.6926   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

43,939

5.6949   GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

324,056

5.7002   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

50

5.6920   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Long

364

5.6904   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Long

785

5.6939   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Long

2,412

5.6913   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Long

2,930

5.6860   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Long

40,378

5.6952   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Short

53

5.6922   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Short

8,250

9.3961   USD

3p ordinary

  CFD  

Short

25,505

5.6940   GBP

3p ordinary

  CFD  

Short

28,898

5.7062   GBP

3p ordinary

  SWAP  

Short

31,567

5.6920   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:

30 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: 679318
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20191030T071433+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC