Form 8.3 - Avast plc

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LONDON, January 21, 2022--(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:

20 January 2022

(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:

27,792,877

2.68%

12,268,718

1.18%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

144,185

0.01%

13,209,604

1.27%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

27,937,062

2.69%

25,478,322

2.45%

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

5

175.0000 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

303

5.9999 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

388

5.9930 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

499

6.0240 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

501

6.0140 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

691

5.9940 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

943

6.0235 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

985

6.0208 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,681

6.0272 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,780

6.0179 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,750

6.0330 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

5,797

6.0080 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,609

6.0136 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,291

174.9555 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

9,293

6.0095 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

11,082

6.0141 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

11,459

6.0196 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,618

6.0260 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

16,997

6.0126 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

22,861

6.0150 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

24,225

5.9993 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

375,809

6.0151 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5

175.0000 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

387

6.0266 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

388

5.9930 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

500

6.0083 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

536

5.9980 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

691

5.9940 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

874

6.0359 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

936

6.0144 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,078

6.0260 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,133

6.0150 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,219

6.0122 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,371

6.0090 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,392

6.0293 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,765

6.0179 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,866

6.0216 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,904

6.0026 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,051

174.6352 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

4,750

6.0330 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,669

6.0069 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,778

5.9977 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

6,387

6.0126 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

6,837

6.0140 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,899

6.0217 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,396

6.0071 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

41,812

6.0178 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

89,664

6.0080 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

1,041

6.0158 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,692

6.0360 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

4,051

174.5130 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

5,220

6.0091 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

8,286

6.0150 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

24,609

6.0195 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

83,455

6.0080 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

5

175.0000 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

660

6.0080 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,756

6.0080 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,769

6.0134 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,780

6.0179 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

4,051

5.9966 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

5,815

6.0222 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

8,286

175.0779 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

10,922

6.0083 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

91,491

6.0146 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

129,943

6.0149 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

179,852

6.0162 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:

21 Jan 2022

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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Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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