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Thursday 25 November, 2021

UBS AG (EPT)

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Avast plc Amendment

RNS Number : 6223T
UBS AG (EPT)
25 November 2021
 

This announcement replaces the previous RNS announcement 6871S released at 11:06 on the 17th November 2021. Amendments to sections 2a and 2b. All other information remains unchanged

 

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:

  UBS Investment Bank, London

(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:

  Avast plc

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

  15 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

 

 

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

Buy

 

16961827

5.99848  GBP

5.89400  GBP

10p ordinary

Sell

 

14727195

5.99848  GBP

5.89400  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

CFD

 

Long

37733

5.982  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

1000

5.99  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

21493

5.984027  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

45130

5.983785  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

278

5.98302158273381  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

46580

5.9869  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

278

5.98381294964029  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

250

5.9838  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

10090

5.98380277502478  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

10092

5.98300336900515  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

79

5.991063  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

1105

5.951495  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

15166

5.988233  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

151536

5.98887  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

168373

5.9858  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

185210

5.98263873  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

1059

5.990108  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

59183

5.989626  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

6146

5.986426  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

124169

5.98001306  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

325000

5.98482511 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

824802

5.992995 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

115000

5.99299504 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

39000

5.99299513 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

375000

5.99419301 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

68138

5.99698201 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

125000

5.99808368 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

200000

5.998985 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

630736

5.98848799 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

116483

5.98848802 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Long

116483

5.98848802 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

200000

5.9830328  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

250000

5.9754377  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

750000

5.9103084  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

200000

5.9840909  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

250000

5.9943330  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

1000000

5.9844408  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

400000

5.9761115  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

200000

5.9811146  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

9742

5.98985  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

31499

5.982511  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

1323

5.943182  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

3534

5.983511  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

8647

5.982  GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

325000

5.98482511 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

824802

5.992995 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

115000

5.99299504 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

39000

5.99299513 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

375000

5.99419301 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

68138

5.99698201 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

125000

5.99808368 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

200000

5.998985 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

630736

5.98848799 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

116483

5.98848802 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

 

Short

116483

5.98848802 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:

25 November 2021

Contact name:

Richard Howard

Telephone number:

+44 (0)207 568 9128

 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at [email protected]

 

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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