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Monday 22 November, 2021

JPMorgan Sec.Plc

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)- Avast plc

RNS Number : 1359T
JPMorgan Securities Plc
22 November 2021
 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.  KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

J.P. Morgan Securities Plc

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

  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Avast plc

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker to Avast Plc.

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

19 November 2021

(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to this offer?

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

Yes, Norton LifeLock Inc.

 

2.  DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(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

Purchases/ sales

 

Total number of securities

Highest price per unit paid/received

Lowest price per unit paid/received

10p ordinary

Purchase

 

Sale

915,108

 

667,058

5.9600 GBP

 

5.9600 GBP

5.9280 GBP

 

5.9260 GBP

 

(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 reference securities

Price per unit

10p ordinary

Equity Swap

Decrease Long

 

Decrease Short

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase Long

 

 

Increase Short

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening a Short Position

11,611

 

4,785

1,060

679

221

10,281

1,804

6,401

18,048

83

 

100

1,313

 

13,288

235

31,692

12,404

8,183

1,633

32,741

7,322

3,202

1,249

3,558

 

185,787

5.9526 GBP

 

5.9422 GBP

5.9480 GBP

5.9498 GBP

5.9510 GBP

5.9515 GBP

5.9527 GBP

5.9537 GBP

5.9538 GBP

5.9554 GBP

 

5.9501 GBP

5.9548 GBP

 

5.9419 GBP

5.9510 GBP

5.9526 GBP

5.9527 GBP

5.9538 GBP

5.9540 GBP

5.9550 GBP

5.9554 GBP

5.9558 GBP

5.9569 GBP

5.9582 GBP

 

5.9490 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)


 

 



 

3.  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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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

 

 

 

Date of disclosure:

22 November 2021

Contact name:

Alwyn Basch

Telephone number:

020 7742 7407

 

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 dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

 

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk .

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