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:

13 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:

17,630,452

0.73%

12,623,861

0.52%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

9,527,186

0.40%

5,940,522

0.25%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

27,157,638

1.13%

18,564,383

0.77%

 

 

 

 

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

1,062

2.6545 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,171

2.6579 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,360

2.6540 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,102

2.6575 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,986

2.6524 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,029

2.6480 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,398

2.6473 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,246

2.6548 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,800

2.6541 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

14,993

2.6539 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

21,400

2.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

21,424

2.6448 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

22,714

2.6510 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

36,008

2.6516 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

46,103

2.6518 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

48,664

2.6556 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

57,788

2.6504 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

65,898

2.6550 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

66,691

2.6512 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

78,445

2.6533 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

81,596

2.6549 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

121,423

2.6509 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

126,704

2.6462 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

371,050

2.6459 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

515,069

2.6420 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

835,359

2.6468 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,035

2.6560 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,250

2.6610 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,360

2.6545 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,970

2.6515 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,165

2.6550 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,202

2.6547 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,771

2.6540 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,548

2.6543 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,162

2.6421 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

11,020

2.6498 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

19,587

2.6494 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

21,400

2.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

23,197

2.6510 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

34,205

2.6455 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

108,361

2.6464 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

148,412

2.6514 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

266,652

2.6420 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

673,441

2.6489 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per

relevant

description

 

reference

unit

security

 

 

securities

 

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

20

2.6469 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,015

2.6561 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,039

2.6559 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,250

2.6607 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

3,861

2.6419 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

14,958

2.6420 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

24,178

2.6531 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

24,711

2.6521 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

108,361

2.6464 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

152,288

2.6505 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

141

2.6421 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,931

2.6534 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,986

2.6524 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

11,765

2.6420 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

21,424

2.6448 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

33,135

2.6529 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

48,664

2.6556 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

81,422

2.6515 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

126,704

2.6462 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

200,162

2.6454 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

203,066

2.6524 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

263,507

2.6419 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

406,504

2.6445 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

525,000

2.6460 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:

14 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: 741379
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20210714T111436+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC