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Form 8.3 - AVAST PLC

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LONDON, September 20, 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:

17 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:

19,109,261

1.85%

9,554,947

0.92%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

119,677

0.01%

14,622,683

1.41%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

19,228,938

1.86%

24,177,630

2.34%

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

734

5.7867 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

747

5.7800 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

812

5.7634 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,303

5.7818 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,661

5.7799 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,969

5.7798 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,211

5.8000 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,514

5.7505 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,587

5.7831 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,700

5.8170 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,475

5.7801 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,611

5.7841 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,000

5.7884 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,367

171.3350 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,844

5.7847 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

9,501

5.7722 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

9,943

5.7769 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,281

5.7714 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

11,085

5.7873 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,452

5.7850 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,706

5.7820 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

12,972

5.7564 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

13,221

5.7752 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

23,098

5.7824 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

27,911

5.7836 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

28,260

5.7522 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

34,141

5.7507 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

147,060

5.7740 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,203,038

5.7553 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,103,184

5.7500 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

60

5.8160 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

71

5.7790 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

141

5.7723 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

341

5.7800 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

614

5.7866 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

715

5.7592 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

736

5.8000 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,353

5.7571 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,797

5.7822 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,813

5.7899 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,886

5.7824 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,201

5.7806 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,367

171.3350 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

8,763

5.7802 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,943

5.7769 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

13,970

5.7740 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

22,724

5.8054 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

24,231

5.7500 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

45,087

5.7502 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

74,769

5.7844 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

287,920

5.7687 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,025,805

5.7505 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

1,485

5.7740 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,353

5.7571 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

4,278

5.7768 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

5,886

5.7824 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

7,367

5.7891 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

13,436

5.7500 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

78,904

5.7666 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

238,770

5.7725 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

126

5.7500 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

734

5.7867 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

736

5.8000 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,969

5.7798 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,514

5.7505 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

6,611

5.7841 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

7,000

5.7884 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

9,501

5.7722 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

10,281

5.7714 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

12,972

5.7564 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

23,436

5.7988 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

34,141

5.7507 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

120,000

5.7830 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

136,897

5.7504 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

143,855

5.7500 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

376,816

5.7572 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

514,488

5.7545 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:

20 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.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005527/en/

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BARCLAYS PLC

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