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:

15 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:

17,225,896

0.71%

11,561,415

0.48%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

8,502,093

0.35%

6,165,342

0.26%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

25,727,989

1.07%

17,726,757

0.74%

 

 

 

 

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

1,262

2.6262 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,509

2.6336 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,495

2.6229 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

5,479

2.6440 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,794

2.6450 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

11,186

2.6281 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

14,334

2.6223 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

15,101

2.6285 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

29,017

2.6257 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

64,942

2.6240 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

199,835

2.6289 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

444,144

2.6256 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

446,692

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

733,129

2.6224 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

638

2.6256 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,981

2.6215 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,234

2.6225 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,440

2.6280 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,897

2.6450 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,527

2.6311 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,333

2.6262 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,376

2.6445 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,956

2.6430 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,957

2.6440 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

16,005

2.6250 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

39,492

2.6257 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

95,300

2.6248 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

102,625

2.6254 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

107,586

2.6261 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

112,261

2.6269 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

372,673

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

733,129

2.6240 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

78

2.6227 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

560

2.6259 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,092

2.6318 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,158

2.6247 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

14,892

2.6281 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

15,979

2.6258 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

32,499

2.6267 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

38,895

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

45,648

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

48,944

2.6258 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

102,625

2.6254 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

103,578

2.6261 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

1,262

2.6262 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,395

2.6285 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

11,186

2.6280 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

17,112

2.6289 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

46,371

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

75,737

2.6237 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

86,042

2.6314 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

108,752

2.6260 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

164,022

2.6228 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

178,922

2.6292 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

210,638

2.6252 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:

16 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: 741541
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20210716T111302+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC