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Form 8.3 - AVAST PLC

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LONDON, August 05, 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:

04 August 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:

14,648,145

1.42%

11,074,083

1.07%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

579,379

0.06%

11,424,243

1.11%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

15,227,524

1.48%

22,498,326

2.18%

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

342

5.8054 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

488

5.8024 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

506

5.7998 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

608

5.8278 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

657

5.8300 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

803

5.8026 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,238

5.8410 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,166

5.8255 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,430

5.8155 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,591

5.8178 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

6,508

5.8074 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,157

5.7977 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

7,990

174.0160 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,575

5.8161 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

22,172

5.7980 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

46,659

5.7964 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

219,349

5.8089 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

992,636

5.8400 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12

5.8496 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

370

5.8433 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

830

5.8042 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,000

5.8383 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,238

5.8410 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,630

5.8200 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,801

5.8316 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,875

5.8285 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,341

5.8520 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,410

5.8349 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

12,147

173.6667 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

24,946

5.8215 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

324,630

5.7980 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

12

5.8496 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

478

5.8114 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

872

5.7980 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,000

5.8383 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,062

5.8330 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

7,971

5.8329 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

12,147

173.5451 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

23,521

5.8202 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

314,636

5.7980 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

506

5.7998 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

608

5.8278 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

803

5.8026 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,166

5.8255 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,348

5.8239 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

4,160

5.7980 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

7,990

174.1378 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

12,128

5.8051 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

14,690

5.7980 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

34,349

5.8162 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

37,930

5.7984 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

46,659

5.7964 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

53,296

5.8172 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

99,899

5.8080 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?

YES

Date of disclosure:

5 Aug 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings

Barclays PLC.

are being disclosed:

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

AVAST PLC

relevant securities this from relates:

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class

Product

Writing,

Number

Exercise

Type

Expiry

of

description

purchasing,

of

price

date

relevant

selling,

securities

per unit

security

varying etc

to which

option

relates

10p ordinary

Call Options

Purchased

231,733

4.9967

European

13 Aug 2021

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

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