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Societe Generale SA (IRSH)

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Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Societe Generale SA

Form 8.3 - Avast plc

RNS Number : 6065M
Societe Generale SA
24 May 2022
 

FORM 8.3

 

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1.  KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Full name of discloser:

Société Générale S.A.

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

  The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient.  For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.


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

  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

Avast plc

(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:


(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:

  For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

23/05/2022

(f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

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

YES: NortonLifeLock Inc.

 

2.  POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

 

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

 

(a)  Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

 

Class of relevant security:

 

Ordinary

 

 

Interests

Short positions

 

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

9,731,850

0.93

7,506

0.00

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

 

8,675

0.00

1,897,820

0.18

(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00

0

0.00

 

  TOTAL:

9,740,525

0.94

1,905,326

0.18

 

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

 

 

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

 

(b)  Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:

 

Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:

 

 

3.  DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

 

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(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

Purchase/sale

Number of securities

Price per unit GBP

Ordinary

Purchase

249

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

449

4.867

Ordinary

Purchase

566

4.869

Ordinary

Purchase

496

4.869

Ordinary

Purchase

224

4.866

Ordinary

Purchase

878

4.835

Ordinary

Purchase

874

4.855

Ordinary

Purchase

605

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

519

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

819

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

500

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

1,487

4.851

Ordinary

Purchase

166

4.832

Ordinary

Purchase

629

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

500

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

1,317

4.877

Ordinary

Purchase

138

4.876

Ordinary

Purchase

869

4.878

Ordinary

Purchase

750

4.832

Ordinary

Purchase

127

4.832

Ordinary

Purchase

878

4.828

Ordinary

Purchase

1,714

4.83

Ordinary

Purchase

878

4.83

Ordinary

Purchase

877

4.834

Ordinary

Purchase

1,101

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

407

4.844

Ordinary

Purchase

567

4.844

Ordinary

Purchase

1,101

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

178

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

496

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

284

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

1,101

4.853

Ordinary

Purchase

1,308

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

1,174

4.891

Ordinary

Purchase

1,308

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

191

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

456

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

876

4.844

Ordinary

Purchase

537

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

817

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

294

4.851

Ordinary

Purchase

519

4.851

Ordinary

Purchase

1,084

4.851

Ordinary

Purchase

285

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

330

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

118

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

509

4.843

Ordinary

Purchase

503

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

503

4.852

Ordinary

Purchase

6,062

4.862

Ordinary

Purchase

2,942

4.862

Ordinary

Purchase

2,627

4.862

Ordinary

Purchase

2,113

4.862

Ordinary

Purchase

2,113

4.862

Ordinary

Sale

1,000

4.862

Ordinary

Sale

486

4.846

Ordinary

Sale

2,632

4.852

Ordinary

Sale

880

4.853

Ordinary

Sale

2,281

4.839

Ordinary

Sale

316

4.852

Ordinary

Sale

1,793

4.846

Ordinary

Sale

1,317

4.877

Ordinary

Sale

1,583

4.839

Ordinary

Sale

696

4.839

Ordinary

Sale

896

4.853

Ordinary

Sale

922

4.853

Ordinary

Sale

944

4.853

Ordinary

Sale

12,464

4.862

Ordinary

Sale

252

4.811

Ordinary

Sale

171

4.811

Ordinary

Sale

211

4.811

Ordinary

Sale

1,640,000

4.811

Ordinary

Sale

756,025

4.8342439063


Total Purchases

48,413



Total Sales

2,424,869


(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 GBP

Ordinary

CFD

Reducing a short position

756,025

4.8342439063

 

(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

GBP









 

(ii)  Exercise

 

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit GBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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) GBP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  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 person 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"

 

 

 

(b)  Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person 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"

 

 

 

(c)  Attachments

 

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

NO

 

 

Date of disclosure:

24/05/2022

Contact name:

Paul Jenkins

Telephone number*:

+44 20 7676 6969

 

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

 

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.

 

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

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