AZEM: BARCLAYS PLC: Form 8.3 - AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS S.A.

  AZEM: BARCLAYS PLC: Form 8.3 - AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS S.A.  UK Regulatory Announcement  LONDON                                     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) Identity of the person whose positions/dealings   Barclays PLC. are being disclosed: (b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):                                                        The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:                AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS                                                        S.A. Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree (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:            6 February 2014 (f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are     NO they today disclosing, under the Code in respect of   any other party to this offer?                           2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE  (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                             ORD                         security:                                         Interests           Short Positions                                       Number      (%)     Number      (%) (1)               Relevant securities                   owned                   and/or controlled:    9,331,795   2.45%   185,485     0.05%                                                                     (2)               Derivatives (other                   than                   options):             95,633      0.03%   6,960,740   1.83%                                                                     (3)               Options and                   agreements to                   purchase/sell:        0           0.00%   0           0.00%                                                                     (4)               TOTAL:                                         9,427,428   2.47%   7,146,225   1.88%  All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.  Details of any open derivative or option positions, 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 executive options)  Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:   Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:   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.  3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE  (a) Purchases and sales  Class of relevant  Purchase/sale  Number of   Price per unit security                           securities    ORD                 Purchase        7,778        3.9580 GBP ORD                 Sale            1,897        3.9590 GBP ORD                 Sale            3,103        3.9594 GBP ORD                 Sale            7,778        3.9580 GBP ORD                 Sale            217,639      3.9600 GBP  (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)  Class of  Product      Nature of dealing  Number of   Price per relevant   description                       reference    unit security                                   securities    ORD        SWAP          Long                5,000        3.9588 GBP  (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities  (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying                           Writing,      Number of               Type                 Option Class of   Product       purchasing,   securities   Exercise                        money relevant  description  selling,     to which    price     e.g.       Expiry  paid/ security   e.g. call     varying       option       per unit   American,   date     received            option        etc.          relates                 European             per unit                                                                etc.  (ii) Exercising                       Product Class of relevant   description         Number of          Exercise price security                                  securities          per unit                      e.g. call option  (d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)                      Nature of dealing Class of relevant                      Details  Price per unit (if security            e.g. subscription,             applicable)                     conversion  The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.  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.  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:  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:  7 Feb 2014                       Rajesh Muthanna Contact name:                        Telephone number:     020 3555 4634  Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.  The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.  Contact:  BARCLAYS PLC