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:

09 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:

16,480,690

0.68%

14,570,259

0.60%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

12,985,835

0.54%

5,217,659

0.22%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

29,466,525

1.22%

19,787,918

0.82%

 

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

738

2.6532 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,340

2.6550 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,453

2.6534 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,539

2.6579 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,668

2.6519 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,985

2.6565 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,829

2.6540 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

5,235

2.6521 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,310

2.6563 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

9,047

2.6520 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

11,563

2.6568 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,161

2.6528 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

21,848

2.6535 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

26,683

2.6571 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

27,981

2.6514 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

32,607

2.6547 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

42,196

2.6566 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

49,958

2.6555 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

51,200

2.6556 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

60,315

2.6557 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

67,018

2.6586 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

117,682

2.6530 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

147,787

2.6554 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

155,520

2.6488 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

359,394

2.6490 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,099,919

2.6518 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,187,294

2.6493 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

607

2.6542 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

838

2.6510 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

952

2.6556 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,966

2.6520 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,327

2.6535 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,759

2.6580 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,065

2.6517 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,371

2.6522 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,734

2.6620 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,829

2.6540 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,896

2.6565 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,314

2.6530 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,901

2.6514 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,153

2.6586 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,497

2.6525 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,717

2.6518 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,205

2.6492 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

11,481

2.6559 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,407

2.6545 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,810

2.6538 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,935

2.6569 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

14,977

2.6584 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,691

2.6552 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

16,124

2.6536 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

37,426

2.6585 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

51,018

2.6547 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

87,639

2.6506 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

304,243

2.6512 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,144,011

2.6491 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,406,732

2.6490 GBP

ADR

Purchase

430

18.3280 USD

ADR

Sale

430

18.3280 USD

(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

55

2.6507 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

73

2.6489 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

866

2.6537 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

952

2.6556 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,327

2.6535 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

4,382

2.6562 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

12,172

2.6582 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

42,072

2.6541 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

55,429

2.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

87,584

2.6506 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

1,332,223

2.6490 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

61

2.6575 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,340

2.6550 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

2,668

2.6519 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

5,370

2.6566 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

5,895

2.6563 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

13,000

2.6525 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

27,981

2.6514 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

39,801

2.6564 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

72,341

2.6558 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

79,166

2.6557 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

113,729

2.6530 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

127,097

2.6545 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

226,569

2.6563 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

256,335

2.6504 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

279,647

2.6490 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

563,935

2.6506 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:

12 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: 741118
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20210712T085949+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC