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Form 8.3 - AVAST PLC

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LONDON, October 22, 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:

21 October 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:

18,625,408

1.80%

12,096,475

1.17%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

296,930

0.03%

13,170,813

1.27%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

18,922,338

1.83%

25,267,288

2.44%

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

355

5.6440 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

456

5.6040 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

473

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

500

5.6600 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

523

5.6160 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

560

5.6117 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

583

5.6200 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

585

5.6080 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

601

5.6385 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

728

5.6000 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

819

5.6150 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

858

5.6573 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

939

5.6278 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,421

5.6193 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,518

5.6213 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,568

5.6604 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,870

5.6244 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,748

5.6401 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,620

5.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

5,355

5.6027 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,210

5.6496 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,457

5.6610 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,493

5.6076 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

20,355

5.6460 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

48,956

5.6333 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

127,596

169.9770 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

456

5.6040 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

473

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

502

5.6020 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

523

5.6160 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

583

5.6200 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

585

5.6080 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

697

5.6460 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

728

5.6001 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

728

5.6000 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,030

170.3693 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

1,043

5.6210 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,096

5.6421 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,394

5.5970 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,398

5.6800 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,514

5.5971 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,594

5.6171 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,639

5.6013 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,985

5.6402 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,536

5.6456 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,156

5.6131 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,511

5.6484 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,795

5.6491 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,018

5.6440 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,911

5.6403 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,294

5.6253 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,384

5.6492 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,880

5.6618 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,931

5.6207 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

16,786

5.6205 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

25,229

5.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

94,174

5.6295 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

134,019

5.6266 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per

relevant

description

reference

unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

1

5.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

199

170.3307 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

585

5.6080 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

831

170.2196 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,985

5.6402 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

7,087

5.6564 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

8,324

5.6451 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

14,972

5.6141 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

17,728

5.6315 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

18,035

5.6546 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

27,478

5.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

94,174

5.6295 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

127,632

5.6179 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

60

5.6500 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

237

5.6100 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

560

5.6117 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

653

5.6124 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

819

5.6150 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

858

5.6573 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,518

5.6213 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,926

5.6312 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,484

5.6220 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

9,783

5.6302 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

13,493

5.6076 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

42,453

5.6335 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

127,596

170.0960 CZK

(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:

22 Oct 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.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211022005170/en/

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