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Form 8.3 - WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

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LONDON, October 26, 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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

25 Oct 2021

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

NO

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:

58,550,647

2.42%

11,068,700

0.46%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

144,553

0.01%

38,671,881

1.60%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

(4)

TOTAL:

58,695,200

2.43%

49,740,581

2.06%

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

69

2.8610 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

355

2.8635 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

877

2.8643 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,477

2.8620 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,959

2.8647 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

58,761

2.8636 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

66,026

2.8650 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

91,058

2.8632 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

94,873

2.8623 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

95,623

2.8630 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

146,963

2.8641 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

273,801

2.8640 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,000,706

2.8645 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

4,600,181

2.8642 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,536

2.8605 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

5,975

2.8627 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,535

2.8636 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,785

2.8614 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,656

2.8630 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

27,878

2.8611 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

28,307

2.8631 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

40,761

2.8628 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

84,771

2.8640 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

102,446

2.8650 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

453,836

2.8633 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,006,104

2.8635 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,555,062

2.8637 GBP

ADR

Purchase

60

19.7170 USD

ADR

Sale

60

19.7170 USD

(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

1,100

2.8624 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

4,221

2.8600 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

6,070

2.8629 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

64,326

2.8649 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

152,649

2.8637 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

335,559

2.8632 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

352

2.8630 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

8,250

2.8635 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

9,942

2.8642 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

91,058

2.8632 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

255,245

2.8638 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,000,000

2.8645 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

4,760,170

2.8645 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:

26 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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