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Thursday 23 June, 2022

BNP Paribas London

Form 8.3 - Avast PLC

RNS Number : 9900P
BNP Paribas London
23 June 2022
 

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

22/06/2022

 (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:

48,753,557

 4.68

  -10,141,139

  -.98

  (2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 



-936,110

0.09

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





  TOTAL:

48,753,557

 4.68

-11,077,249

  -1.07

 

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

924

GBP 5.0440

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

938

GBP 5.0660

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1249

GBP 5.0680

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

510

GBP 5.0690

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2971

GBP 5.0700

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1434

GBP 5.0710

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

200

GBP 5.0720

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

561

GBP 5.0740

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1640

GBP 5.0760

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2562

GBP 5.0780

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

740

GBP 5.0790

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2614

GBP 5.0800

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

781

GBP 5.0810

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2999

GBP 5.0820

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

672

GBP 5.0830

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3861

GBP 5.0840

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1146

GBP 5.0850

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

6838

GBP 5.0860

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1008

GBP 5.0880

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

36

GBP 5.0890

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

4016

GBP 5.0900

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2611

GBP 5.0920

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

761

GBP 5.0930

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

158

GBP 5.0940

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

847

GBP 5.0970

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

598

GBP 5.0980

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

750

GBP 5.0990

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

980

GBP 5.1000

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1344

GBP 5.1020

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

518

GBP 5.1040

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

244

GBP 5.1060

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

950

GBP 5.1080

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

21469

GBP 5.1098

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

301

GBP 5.1140

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

575

GBP 5.1150

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1162

GBP 5.1160

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1442

GBP 5.1180

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

474

GBP 5.1220

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1698

GBP 5.1300

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

663

GBP 5.1380

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1123

GBP 5.1440

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1729

GBP 5.1450

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

7616

GBP 5.1460

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2210

GBP 5.1470

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1648

GBP 5.1480

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1023

GBP 5.1490

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2721

GBP 5.1500

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

316

GBP 5.1520

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

632

GBP 5.1540

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

645

GBP 5.1560

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1518

GBP 5.1600

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1725

GBP 5.1620

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

9

GBP 5.1660

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

71468

GBP 5.1660

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

546

GBP 5.1680

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2105

GBP 5.1700

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1585

GBP 5.1710

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

968

GBP 5.1720

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

6179

GBP 5.1740

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

375

GBP 5.1750

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3082

GBP 5.1760

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1664

GBP 5.1770

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3788

GBP 5.1780

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

4139

GBP 5.1800

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1121

GBP 5.1810

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

4540

GBP 5.1820

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

630

GBP 5.1830

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3891

GBP 5.1840

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

963

GBP 5.1850

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2214

GBP 5.1860

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

3805

GBP 5.1870

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

5418

GBP 5.1880

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

580

GBP 5.1900

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

833

GBP 5.1970

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1460

GBP 5.1980

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

552

GBP 5.2000

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

456

GBP 5.2030

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

361

GBP 5.2050

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

360

GBP 5.2060

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

460

GBP 5.2100

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

2268

GBP 5.2120

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

414

GBP 5.2140

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

1091

GBP 5.2160

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

850

GBP 5.2170

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

590

GBP 5.2200

GB00BDD85M81

Purchase

373

GBP 5.2210

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-1017

GBP 5.0960

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-84

GBP 5.1040

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-117

GBP 5.1360

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-128

GBP 5.1460

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-92

GBP 5.1480

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-264

GBP 5.1500

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-39173

GBP 5.1660

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-9

GBP 5.1660

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-352

GBP 5.1760

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-262

GBP 5.1860

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-92

GBP 5.1900

GB00BDD85M81

Sell

-84

GBP 5.2120









 

(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:

 

  23/06/2022

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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