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Form 8.3 - WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

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LONDON, July 09, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

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:

Barclays PLC.

(b)

Owner or controller of interest and short

positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

(c)

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

relevant securities this form relates:

(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:

08 July 2021

(f)

In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making

NO

disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

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:

10p ordinary

Interests

Short Positions

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

and/or controlled:

15,726,513

0.65%

15,825,507

0.66%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

14,690,627

0.61%

4,915,685

0.20%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

30,417,140

1.26%

20,741,192

0.86%

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

Purchase/sale

Number of

Price per unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

Purchase

15

2.6670 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

19

2.6594 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

236

2.6674 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

887

2.6685 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,035

2.6615 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,113

2.6675 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,443

2.6680 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,643

2.6588 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,854

2.6658 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,105

2.6700 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,212

2.6656 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,584

2.6629 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,608

2.6668 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,922

2.6646 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

14,576

2.6642 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

20,686

2.6660 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

23,676

2.6651 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

25,566

2.6676 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

29,491

2.6641 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

36,039

2.6570 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

68,390

2.6672 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

76,465

2.6649 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

78,675

2.6671 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

97,046

2.6652 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

125,928

2.6650 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

175,000

2.6645 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

441,633

2.6663 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

112

2.6670 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,035

2.6615 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,113

2.6675 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,443

2.6680 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,825

2.6650 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,992

2.6665 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,310

2.6655 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,063

2.6611 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,166

2.6631 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,646

2.6690 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

6,418

2.6602 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,220

2.6653 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,751

2.6635 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

13,189

2.6600 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,431

2.6622 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

27,911

2.6624 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

30,558

2.6646 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

40,504

2.6570 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

56,540

2.6644 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

56,886

2.6572 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

61,126

2.6651 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

64,456

2.6647 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

70,611

2.6643 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

100,394

2.6660 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

105,896

2.6637 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

167,500

2.6641 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

573,795

2.6627 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per

relevant

description

reference

unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

39,209

2.6664 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

43,708

2.6669 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

54,473

2.6582 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

62,018

2.6644 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

84,257

2.6648 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

168,237

2.6624 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

291,697

2.6604 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

19

2.6594 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

60

2.6651 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

693

2.6679 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

7,900

2.6677 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

23,889

2.6641 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

73,073

2.6657 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

80,198

2.6658 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

247,806

2.6665 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

356,006

2.6666 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)

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"

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"

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

YES

Date of disclosure:

9 Jul 2021

Contact name:

Large Holdings Regulatory Operations

Telephone number:

020 3134 7213

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings

Barclays PLC.

are being disclosed:

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

relevant securities this from relates:

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class

Product

Writing,

Number

Exercise

Type

Expiry

of

description

purchasing,

of

price

date

relevant

selling,

securities

per unit

security

varying etc

to which

option

relates

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

291,758

1.9224

European

19 Aug 2021

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

492,529

1.8728

European

8 Sep 2021

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

591,982

1.9075

European

25 Aug 2021

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

591,982

1.9044

European

1 Sep 2021

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

639,341

1.9121

European

11 Aug 2021

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

878,792

1.8790

European

14 Sep 2021

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s 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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