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Wednesday 18 May, 2022

JPMorgan Sec.Plc

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)-Avast plc_

RNS Number : 0112M
JPMorgan Securities Plc
18 May 2022
 

AMENDMENT

 

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:

11 May 2022

(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

1,609,196

 

677,942

5.1020 GBP

 

5.0769 GBP

4.9860 GBP

 

4.9890 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

591

 2,574

 

 229

 55,134

 92,249

 6,028

 45,459

 2,377

 2,709

 11,803

 180,000

 8,172

 1,965

 17,865

 114,871

 6,002

 11,173

 265

 410

 

 26,276

 9,200

 

 1,063

 1,972

 125

 2,665

 32,081

 81

 8,909

 3,897

 10,046

 3,247

 18,500

 244,407

 4,506

 2,360

 27,690

 100,000

 514

 136,338

 5

 312,758

 600,000

5.0304  GBP

5.0310  GBP

 

5.0197  GBP

5.0294  GBP

5.0295  GBP

5.0300  GBP

5.0397  GBP

5.0457  GBP

5.0482  GBP

5.0489  GBP

5.0495  GBP

5.0499  GBP

5.0519  GBP

5.0520  GBP

5.0521  GBP

5.0588  GBP

5.0618  GBP

5.0720  GBP

5.0800  GBP

 

5.0238  GBP

5.0388  GBP

 

4.9948  GBP

4.9993  GBP

5.0140  GBP

5.0144  GBP

5.0203  GBP

5.0222  GBP

5.0240  GBP

5.0243  GBP

5.0249  GBP

5.0270  GBP

5.0303  GBP

5.0304  GBP

5.0315  GBP

5.0320  GBP

5.0438  GBP

5.0653  GBP

5.0713  GBP

5.0822  GBP

5.0583  GBP

5.0485  GBP

5.0479  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:

18 May 2022

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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