Form 8.3 - AVAST PLC

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LONDON, September 27, 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

AVAST 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:

24 September 2021

(f)

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

YES:

disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

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:

10p ordinary

Interests

Short Positions

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

and/or controlled:

20,379,536

1.97%

13,411,100

1.30%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

140,316

0.01%

15,626,399

1.51%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

20,519,852

1.98%

29,037,499

2.81%

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

32

5.6800 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

204

5.6920 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

261

5.6551 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

361

5.6860 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

517

5.6630 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

520

5.6820 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

552

5.6740 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

572

5.6570 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

731

5.6620 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,042

5.6840 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,076

5.6640 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,517

5.6760 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,914

5.6874 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,115

5.6880 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,941

5.6682 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,156

5.7053 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,579

5.6750 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,375

168.3998 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,275

5.6674 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,619

5.6692 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,000

5.6637 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

15,895

5.7044 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

16,820

5.6735 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

18,136

5.6861 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

20,504

5.6671 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

20,942

168.2475 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

25,516

5.6743 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

37,372

5.7158 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

58,865

5.7032 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

64,851

5.6932 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

85,434

5.7030 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

95,329

5.6769 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

101,376

5.6680 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

130,947

5.6710 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

32

5.6800 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

188

5.6927 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

204

5.6920 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

359

5.6640 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

361

5.6860 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

517

5.6630 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

520

5.6820 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

552

5.6740 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

572

5.6570 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

575

5.6510 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

602

5.6949 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

731

5.6620 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,026

5.6880 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,039

5.7040 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,063

5.7065 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,320

5.7020 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,376

5.6902 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,517

5.6760 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,079

5.7046 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,666

5.6950 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,709

5.6843 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,734

5.7042 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,245

5.6823 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,864

5.7200 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,941

5.7202 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,155

5.7135 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,283

5.6675 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,287

5.6679 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,207

168.3097 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

12,855

5.6731 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

18,675

5.7175 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

20,942

168.2475 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

26,331

5.6933 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

35,277

5.6914 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

41,941

5.6996 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

100,618

5.6671 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

200,000

5.6784 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

356,953

5.6987 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

relevant

description

reference

unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

188

5.6926 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

438

5.7059 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

602

5.6949 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

829

5.7020 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,023

5.7078 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,641

5.7043 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

1,832

167.6716 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,711

5.7028 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

4,789

5.6761 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

18,675

5.7175 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

18,910

5.6929 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

20,876

5.6786 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

50,395

5.7050 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

128,707

5.7027 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

156,284

5.6899 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,042

5.6840 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

8,639

5.6785 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

10,053

5.6708 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

10,309

5.6715 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

12,549

5.7010 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

13,000

5.6637 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

25,516

5.6743 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

37,372

5.7158 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

64,851

5.6932 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?

NO

Date of disclosure:

27 Sep 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.

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