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Thursday 25 November, 2021

BNP Paribas London

Form 8.3 - Avast Plc

RNS Number : 6211T
BNP Paribas London
25 November 2021
 

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:

 

BNP Paribas SA

 (b)  Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

  The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

 

 (c)  Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Avast plc

 (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:

  For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

24/11/2021

 (f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

  If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

Yes: NortonLifeLock Inc.

 

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 (GB00BDD85M81)

 

 

 

Interests

 

Short Positions

 

 


Number

%

Number

%

  (1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

12,845,723

1.24

  -10,141,139

 -.98

  (2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

  -682,478

  -.07

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

 

 

 

 

  TOTAL:

12,845,723

1.24

-10,823,617

  -1.05

 

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

security

Purchase/sale

Number of

securities

Price per unit

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

65

GBP 5.9540

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1794

GBP 5.9620

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

4442

GBP 5.9640

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

935

GBP 5.9700

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

22

GBP 5.9900

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

10000

GBP 5.9928

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3787

GBP 6.0000

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

319

GBP 6.0020

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

100

GBP 6.0100

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

782

GBP 6.0140

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-1610

GBP 5.9560

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-4835

GBP 5.9600

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-8899

GBP 5.9620

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-3183

GBP 5.9640

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-1983

GBP 5.9660

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-500

GBP 5.9680

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-315

GBP 5.9760

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-734

GBP 6.0140

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-963

GBP 6.0160

GB00BDD85M81

Sale

-4832

GBP 6.0260

 

(b)

Cash-settled derivative transactions


 

Class of

relevant

security

Product

description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a

long/short position

increasing/reducing a

long/short position

Number of

references

securities

Price per

unit

 





 

(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)

Indemnity and other dealing arrangements


 

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?

 

No

 

 

Date of Disclosure:

 

  25/11/2021

Contact Name

 

  Compliance Control Room

Telephone Number:

 

  0207 595 9695

 

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


 

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