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: 25 February 2020
(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:

27,631,223

5.60%

162,228

0.03%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

47,448

0.01%

19,902,712

4.03%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

27,678,671

5.60%

20,064,940

4.06%

 

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

426

5.6800 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

569

5.6823 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

786

5.6916 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

845

5.6877 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

912

5.6960 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

2,334

5.6790 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

3,829

5.6945 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

4,254

5.6870 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

5,732

5.6935 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

12,134

5.6880 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

14,524

5.6953 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

17,830

5.6869 GBP

3p ordinary

Purchase

96,702

5.6871 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

3

5.6920 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

235

5.6960 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

348

5.6849 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

391

5.6807 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

1,374

5.6836 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

1,557

5.6884 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

3,177

5.6792 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

6,004

5.6880 GBP

3p ordinary

Sale

18,706

5.6844 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

7

5.6885 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

943

5.6907 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

3,284

5.6859 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Long

17,535

5.6840 GBP

3p ordinary

SWAP

Short

152

5.6888 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

12,034

5.6879 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

14,524

5.6953 GBP

3p ordinary

CFD

Short

117,499

5.6875 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:

26 Feb 2020

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: 692978
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20200226T131043+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC