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:

22 November 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:

21,770,506

4.43%

13,306,942

2.71%

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

1,305,172

0.27%

21,121,151

4.30%

 

(3)

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

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 
 
TOTAL:

23,075,678

4.70%

34,428,093

7.01%

 

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

1,447

5.6880 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

1,500

5.6890 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

2,255

5.6845 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

3,823

5.6924 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

4,192

5.6838 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

4,720

5.6932 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

5,630

5.6960 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

6,202

5.6900 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

6,581

5.6879 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

15,460

5.7079 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

23,860

5.6818 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

33,497

5.6849 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

36,197

5.6786 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

37,428

5.6822 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

60,571

5.7100 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

64,291

5.6976 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

79,505

5.6966 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

80,975

5.6888 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

100,000

5.6685 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

100,055

5.6923 GBP

3p ordinary Purchase

135,656

5.6860 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

55

5.6720 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

59

5.6780 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

1,000

5.6881 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

1,447

5.6880 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

1,712

5.6860 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

2,729

5.6740 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

3,422

5.6900 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

5,630

5.6960 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

8,750

5.6939 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

13,054

5.7000 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

14,161

5.7102 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

17,857

5.6767 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

60,567

5.7100 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

81,075

5.6888 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

86,968

5.6758 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

100,000

5.6937 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

133,750

5.6934 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

160,739

5.7048 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

200,000

5.6750 GBP

3p ordinary Sale

500,000

5.6789 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

100

5.6899 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Long

114

5.6750 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Long

1,000

5.6881 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Short

4

5.7100 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Short

1,337

5.6861 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Short

29,521

5.6993 GBP

3p ordinary SWAP

Short

45,568

5.6950 GBP

3p ordinary CFD

Short

79,505

5.6966 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 Nov 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: 680961
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20191125T110835+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC