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LONDON, October 18, 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:

15 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:

18,777,478

1.81%

12,107,252

1.17%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

242,159

0.02%

13,482,247

1.30%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

19,019,637

1.84%

25,589,499

2.47%

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

91

5.5580 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

371

5.6080 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

490

5.6120 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

491

5.6050 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

499

5.6110 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

509

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

509

5.6090 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

541

5.5680 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

549

5.5818 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

586

5.5735 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

594

5.5720 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

675

5.5700 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

704

5.5900 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

757

5.5920 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

759

5.5860 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

765

5.5780 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

854

5.5690 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

965

5.5834 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,003

5.5840 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,528

5.6071 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,771

5.5460 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,978

5.5768 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,221

5.6083 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,838

5.5500 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,306

5.6076 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,915

5.5703 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,074

5.5660 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,426

5.5730 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

5,726

5.5815 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,699

5.5889 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,015

5.6079 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,942

5.5812 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

28,661

5.5897 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

30,744

167.0242 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

31,228

5.5843 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

43,814

5.6060 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

100,576

5.5503 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

337,098

5.5857 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

923,959

5.6053 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,700,000

5.6160 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

91

5.5580 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

371

5.6080 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

490

5.6120 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

491

5.6050 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

492

5.5660 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

499

5.6110 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

509

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

642

5.5734 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

673

5.5780 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

675

5.5700 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

704

5.5900 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

757

5.5920 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

759

5.5860 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

852

5.5668 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

854

5.5690 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

986

5.5669 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,003

5.5840 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,359

5.6090 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,525

5.5810 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,607

5.5720 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,671

167.1788 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

1,771

5.5460 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,161

5.5926 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,170

5.5796 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,609

5.6100 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,759

5.5961 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,364

5.5771 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,583

5.5925 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,464

5.5500 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,854

5.6116 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,554

5.5856 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,604

5.5876 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,767

5.5933 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

13,861

5.5823 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

14,359

5.5821 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

16,553

5.6046 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

22,207

5.5802 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

22,964

5.6132 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

24,592

5.5540 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

24,665

5.6060 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

26,620

5.5721 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

60,818

5.5877 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

253,133

5.5978 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

875,773

5.6065 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

77

5.6072 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

242

5.6075 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

852

5.5668 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

1,671

167.0617 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

2,713

5.5612 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

3,146

5.5992 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

13,414

5.5954 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

13,934

5.5829 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

16,899

5.5964 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

18,579

5.5875 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

21,993

5.5852 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

30,744

5.5772 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

332

5.5884 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

965

5.5834 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,370

5.6079 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

1,671

5.5546 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,066

5.5880 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

4,424

5.6073 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

30,744

167.1411 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

40,230

5.5851 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

51,682

5.5808 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

80,414

5.5809 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

88,184

5.5911 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

185,702

5.5897 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:

18 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.

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BARCLAYS PLC

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