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Wednesday 18 May, 2022

JPMorgan Sec.Plc

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)-Avast plc Amend

RNS Number : 9986L
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:

5 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

1,082,575

 

2,182,814

5.3840 GBP

 

5.3690 GBP

5.0552 GBP

 

5.0500 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 long position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening a short position

350

 105

 4,630

 1

 

 150,000

 150,000

 150,000

 986

 64

 18,433

 15,248

 30,900

 50,000

 250,000

 5,563

 50,000

 150,000

 250,000

 

 13,834

 50,319

 

 9,580

 1,372

 168,159

 200,470

 7,241

 100,000

 131,841

 15,900

 6,000

 4,000

 1,800

 6,400

 30,000

 

 1,452

 3,232

 6,447

 334

 622

 176,840

 444

 5,615

 9,428

 26,320

 1,207

 

 1,884

 22,394

 17,591

 12,142

 3,837

 1,067

 900

 180

 178

 2,860

 122,259

 46,055

 774

5.1994 GBP

 5.2036 GBP

 5.2581 GBP

 5.2720 GBP

 

 5.0495 GBP

 5.0548 GBP

 5.0551 GBP

 5.0624 GBP

 5.1978 GBP

 5.2311 GBP

 5.2314 GBP

 5.2327 GBP

 5.2574 GBP

 5.3173 GBP

 5.3270 GBP

 5.3427 GBP

 5.3473 GBP

 5.3573 GBP

 

 5.2277 GBP

 5.2578 GBP

 

 5.0723 GBP

 5.1280 GBP

 5.1647 GBP

 5.1663 GBP

 5.1677 GBP

 5.1878 GBP

 5.1881 GBP

 5.2025 GBP

 5.2116 GBP

 5.2314 GBP

 5.2724 GBP

 5.3184 GBP

 5.3597 GBP

 

 5.1140 GBP

 5.1575 GBP

 5.1589 GBP

 5.1800 GBP

 5.2296 GBP

 5.2320 GBP

 5.2348 GBP

 5.3005 GBP

 5.3111 GBP

 5.3180 GBP

 5.3197 GBP

 

 5.0627 GBP

 5.0759 GBP

 5.1101 GBP

 5.1357 GBP

 5.1578 GBP

 5.1602 GBP

 5.1612 GBP

 5.1720 GBP

 5.1722 GBP

 5.1934 GBP

 5.2320 GBP

 5.2323 GBP

 5.3692 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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