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Thursday 19 May, 2022

JPMorgan Sec.Plc

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)-Avast plc

RNS Number : 1232M
JPMorgan Securities Plc
19 May 2022
 

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:

18 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

259,242

 

198,455

5.0280 GBP

 

5.0117 GBP

4.8970 GBP

 

4.8950 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,646

3,194

8,393

13,421

106

 

1,515

3,274

37,046

53,194

1,297

297

8,530

1,227

325

2,206

1,181

43,342

47

4,872

 

3,600

 

682

905

22,061

14,888

7,067

16,989

82,317

1,047

8,242

43,342

7,368

344

4.9286 GBP

4.9302 GBP

4.9314 GBP

4.9433 GBP

4.9577 GBP

 

4.9189 GBP

4.9454 GBP

4.9458 GBP

4.9460 GBP

4.9485 GBP

4.9506 GBP

4.9541 GBP

4.9702 GBP

4.9764 GBP

4.9806 GBP

4.9900 GBP

5.0000 GBP

5.0111 GBP

5.0117 GBP

 

4.9456 GBP

 

4.9011 GBP

4.9055 GBP

4.9193 GBP

4.9259 GBP

4.9316 GBP

4.9450 GBP

4.9460 GBP

4.9488 GBP

4.9784 GBP

5.0000 GBP

5.0099 GBP

5.0280 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:

19 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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