FORM 8.3 - WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 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 WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 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: 07 July 2021
(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: 10p ordinary
Interests Short Positions

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

 

 

 

 

and/or controlled:

15,953,950

0.66%

15,913,996

0.66%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

14,754,307

0.61%

5,100,820

0.21%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

30,708,257

1.27%

21,014,816

0.87%

 

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

524

2.6817 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

823

2.6807 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,161

2.6690 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,183

2.6810 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,214

2.6745 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,240

2.6655 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,352

2.6730 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,561

2.6750 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

1,843

2.6680 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

2,357

2.6754 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

2,441

2.6710 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

2,527

2.6662 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

3,059

2.6650 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

3,083

2.6726 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

3,136

2.6740 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

3,964

2.6820 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

7,998

2.6708 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

8,743

2.6767 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

9,565

2.6771 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

9,756

2.6798 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

10,545

2.6692 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

13,394

2.6791 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

15,124

2.6778 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

16,490

2.6718 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

23,586

2.6739 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

24,997

2.6722 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

26,419

2.6700 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

31,671

2.6725 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

39,493

2.6687 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

42,866

2.6786 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

63,805

2.6790 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

63,892

2.6747 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

75,212

2.6744 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

84,124

2.6780 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

102,724

2.6738 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

108,549

2.6751 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

112,183

2.6794 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

129,803

2.6735 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

171,875

2.6748 GBP
10p ordinary Purchase

361,407

2.6766 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

76

2.6715 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

488

2.6738 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

625

2.6739 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

1,161

2.6690 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

1,240

2.6655 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

1,708

2.6750 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

2,024

2.6740 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

2,441

2.6710 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

2,723

2.6789 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

3,059

2.6650 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

4,488

2.6820 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

5,139

2.6810 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

5,408

2.6755 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

7,242

2.6777 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

10,288

2.6699 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

15,389

2.6769 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

15,449

2.6747 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

18,248

2.6730 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

26,419

2.6700 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

35,013

2.6733 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

42,682

2.6744 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

67,588

2.6753 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

73,146

2.6746 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

88,913

2.6736 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

94,226

2.6780 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

220,933

2.6754 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

263,768

2.6741 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

300,082

2.6772 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

381,843

2.6680 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

407,504

2.6718 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

479,440

2.6702 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

599,904

2.6686 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

657,532

2.6757 GBP
10p ordinary Sale

671,755

2.6728 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

7,947

2.6576 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

43,109

2.6739 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

74,429

2.6742 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

76,839

2.6780 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

94,729

2.6703 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

109,588

2.6737 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

195,064

2.6772 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

327,062

2.6783 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,357

2.6754 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,087

2.6759 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

11,193

2.6732 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

15,124

2.6778 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

39,334

2.6757 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

41,259

2.6768 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

42,866

2.6786 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

73,434

2.6765 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

112,183

2.6794 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

132,608

2.6746 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

153,776

2.6748 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

174,416

2.6796 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

222,278

2.6758 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? YES
Date of disclosure: 8 Jul 2021
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.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings Barclays PLC.
are being disclosed:
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC
relevant securities this from relates:

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class Product Writing,

Number

Exercise

Type

Expiry

of description purchasing,

of

price

 

date

relevant selling,

securities

per unit

 

 

security varying etc

to which

 

 

 

option

 

 

 

relates

 

 

 

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

291,758

1.9224

European

19 Aug 2021

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

492,529

1.8728

European

8 Sep 2021

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

591,982

1.9075

European

25 Aug 2021

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

591,982

1.9044

European

1 Sep 2021

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

639,341

1.9121

European

11 Aug 2021

10p ordinary Call Options Purchased

878,792

1.8790

European

14 Sep 2021

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

 

 

 

 

 

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 741014
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20210708T105752+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC