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Form 8.3 - Avast 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 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:

25 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:

18,501,026

1.79%

12,151,588

1.17%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

314,741

0.03%

13,007,664

1.26%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

18,815,767

1.82%

25,159,252

2.43%

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

1

5.5900 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

558

5.5870 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

671

5.6100 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

968

5.6320 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,070

5.6008 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,087

5.6300 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,115

5.5846 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,115

5.6051 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,497

5.5991 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

2,391

5.5927 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,222

5.6143 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

10,685

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

18,081

5.6137 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

20,000

5.6024 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

39,764

5.6006 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

189,141

170.1185 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

520

5.5940 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

671

5.6100 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

720

5.6159 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

968

5.6320 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,080

5.6316 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,087

5.6300 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,121

5.6095 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,245

5.5854 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,396

5.6115 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,905

5.5870 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,536

5.5902 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,837

170.3287 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

2,892

5.5977 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

4,359

5.6026 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7,544

5.6068 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,955

5.6071 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,361

5.5997 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

15,767

5.5982 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

19,499

5.6086 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

20,897

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

26,920

5.5992 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

29,902

5.5998 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

88,369

5.6058 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

200,586

5.5993 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per

relevant

description

reference

unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

122

5.6154 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

720

5.6159 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

837

169.6701 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,080

5.6316 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,396

5.6115 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

2,000

170.4306 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,230

5.6350 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

2,536

5.5902 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

17,479

5.6118 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

68,768

5.6041 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

147,177

5.5980 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

189,125

5.5960 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1

5.5883 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

122

5.5724 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

720

5.6140 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,039

5.5964 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

1,986

5.6112 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

2,623

5.5969 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

2,726

5.6257 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

18,263

5.6021 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

20,000

5.6024 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

21,436

5.5980 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

189,141

170.2376 CZK

(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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Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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