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:

14 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:

17,507,409

0.73%

11,977,585

0.50%

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

8,958,816

0.37%

6,127,574

0.25%

 

(3)

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

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 
 
TOTAL:

26,466,225

1.10%

18,105,159

0.75%

 

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

522

2.6311 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,526

2.6300 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,447

2.6400 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,261

2.6369 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,387

2.6342 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,590

2.6383 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

14,971

2.6337 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

15,454

2.6392 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

28,009

2.6389 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

31,555

2.6350 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

45,357

2.6359 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

783,776

2.6317 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,799,236

2.6310 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

379

2.6530 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,036

2.6290 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,069

2.6330 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,511

2.6302 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,526

2.6300 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,483

2.6400 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,361

2.6343 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

11,296

2.6336 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

11,480

2.6389 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,263

2.6333 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,278

2.6411 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

20,658

2.6304 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

23,346

2.6383 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

27,934

2.6303 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

33,673

2.6306 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

38,018

2.6312 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

43,261

2.6319 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

66,248

2.6325 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

124,248

2.6311 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

139,791

2.6329 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

158,602

2.6364 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,273,082

2.6310 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

379

2.6529 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

5,428

2.6397 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

9,373

2.6310 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

17,888

2.6347 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

18,670

2.6367 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

28,123

2.6361 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

40,112

2.6376 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

46,894

2.6308 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

50,318

2.6325 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

88,207

2.6384 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,745

2.6387 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

13,590

2.6382 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

20,113

2.6372 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

28,009

2.6389 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

142,900

2.6310 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

143,851

2.6349 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

158,327

2.6309 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

183,236

2.6314 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

368,043

2.6310 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:

15 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: 741447
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20210715T111232+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC