Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 1502G
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
22 July 2021
 

 

FORM 38.5(b)

 

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL

 

DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013

 

DEALINGS BY CONNECTED EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADERS WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS, OR WITH RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS BUT NOT DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

Name of exempt principal trader

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

Company dealt in

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC

Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note1)

USD 0.000304635 ordinary shares

Date of dealing

21 July 2021

 

2. INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS

 

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in  (Note 2)

 

 

Long

Short

 

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1) Relevant securities

2,536,817.542

(1.96)

1,973,789.542

(1.53)

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

640,636

(0.49)

2,970,260

(2.30)

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

0

(0.00)

0

(0.00)

Total

3,177,453.542

(2.46)

4,944,049.542

(3.83)

 

(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in  (Note 2)

 

Class of relevant security:

Long

Short

 

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1) Relevant securities

 

 

 

 

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

 

 

 

 

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

3.    DEALINGS (Note 3)

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Purchase/sale

Number of relevant securities

Price per unit  (Note 4)

Purchase

100

222.0900 USD

Purchase

21

222.6600 USD

Purchase

35

223.1900 USD

Purchase

100

224.5750 USD

Purchase

113,000

224.6200 USD

Purchase

1,830

224.6200 USD

Purchase

550

224.6200 USD

Purchase

99,000

224.6200 USD

Purchase

43

224.6200 USD

Purchase

140

224.6200 USD

Purchase

553

224.6200 USD

Purchase

128,000

224.6200 USD

Purchase

7

224.6200 USD

Purchase

1,539

224.6200 USD

Purchase

55

224.6200 USD

Purchase

10

224.6350 USD

Purchase

17

224.6800 USD

Purchase

100

224.7100 USD

Purchase

100

224.7350 USD

Purchase

100

224.8000 USD

Purchase

100

224.8000 USD

Purchase

100

224.8000 USD

Purchase

100

224.9900 USD

Purchase

100

224.9900 USD

Purchase

5

224.9900 USD

Purchase

100

225.0000 USD

Purchase

95

225.0000 USD

Purchase

5

225.0000 USD

Purchase

100

225.0000 USD

Purchase

100

225.0000 USD

Purchase

100

225.0100 USD

Purchase

84

225.0100 USD

Purchase

100

225.0100 USD

Purchase

84

225.0200 USD

Purchase

10

225.0200 USD

Purchase

100

225.0200 USD

Purchase

25

225.0300 USD

Purchase

75

225.0300 USD

Purchase

14

225.0300 USD

Purchase

2

225.0300 USD

Purchase

11

225.0300 USD

Purchase

100

225.0400 USD

Purchase

100

225.2900 USD

Purchase

100

225.3600 USD

Purchase

100

225.3700 USD

Purchase

100

225.4000 USD

Purchase

92

225.4050 USD

Purchase

8

225.4050 USD

Purchase

100

225.4050 USD

Purchase

100

225.4050 USD

Purchase

100

225.4200 USD

Purchase

88

225.4400 USD

Purchase

100

225.4500 USD

Purchase

12

225.4500 USD

Purchase

12

225.4500 USD

Purchase

100

225.4600 USD

Purchase

88

225.4700 USD

Purchase

49

225.4700 USD

Purchase

100

225.4700 USD

Purchase

50

225.4800 USD

Purchase

59

225.4800 USD

Purchase

50

225.4800 USD

Purchase

9

225.4800 USD

Purchase

41

225.4800 USD

Purchase

82

225.4800 USD

Purchase

9

225.4800 USD

Purchase

51

225.4800 USD

Purchase

82

225.4800 USD

Purchase

90

225.4800 USD

Purchase

100

225.4800 USD

Purchase

10

225.4900 USD

Purchase

100

225.4900 USD

Purchase

90

225.5000 USD

Purchase

100

225.5000 USD

Purchase

23

225.5000 USD

Purchase

100

225.5000 USD

Purchase

48

225.5000 USD

Purchase

8

225.5000 USD

Purchase

92

225.5000 USD

Purchase

2

225.5000 USD

Purchase

18

225.5000 USD

Purchase

50

225.5000 USD

Purchase

69

225.5000 USD

Purchase

8

225.5000 USD

Purchase

100

225.5300 USD

Purchase

100

225.5500 USD

Purchase

100

225.5500 USD

Purchase

55

225.5900 USD

Purchase

1

225.5900 USD

Purchase

20

225.5900 USD

Purchase

1

225.5900 USD

Purchase

100

225.5900 USD

Purchase

20

225.5900 USD

Purchase

3

225.5900 USD

Purchase

100

225.6100 USD

Purchase

7

225.6200 USD

Purchase

7

225.6200 USD

Purchase

3

225.6300 USD

Purchase

83

225.6300 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

20

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

30

225.6400 USD

Purchase

50

225.6400 USD

Purchase

3

225.6500 USD

Purchase

20

225.6500 USD

Purchase

70

225.6500 USD

Purchase

100

225.6500 USD

Purchase

37

225.6500 USD

Purchase

100

225.6500 USD

Purchase

20

225.6500 USD

Purchase

20

225.6500 USD

Purchase

20

225.6500 USD

Purchase

100

225.6600 USD

Purchase

60

225.6900 USD

Purchase

20

225.6900 USD

Purchase

80

225.6900 USD

Purchase

3

225.6900 USD

Purchase

83

225.6900 USD

Purchase

3

225.7000 USD

Purchase

20

225.7000 USD

Purchase

20

225.7000 USD

Purchase

100

225.7000 USD

Purchase

100

225.7000 USD

Purchase

11

225.7000 USD

Purchase

100

225.7000 USD

Purchase

20

225.7100 USD

Purchase

80

225.7100 USD

Purchase

84

225.7300 USD

Purchase

16

225.7500 USD

Purchase

9

225.7500 USD

Purchase

91

225.7500 USD

Purchase

100

226.3100 USD

Purchase

14

226.3100 USD

Purchase

50

226.3100 USD

Purchase

11

226.3100 USD

Purchase

25

226.3100 USD

Sale

26

220.4700 USD

Sale

20

220.4800 USD

Sale

39

222.6000 USD

Sale

39

222.6000 USD

Sale

22

222.6000 USD

Sale

2

222.6000 USD

Sale

18

224.4800 USD

Sale

20

224.5000 USD

Sale

17

224.6200 USD

Sale

791

224.6200 USD

Sale

26

224.6200 USD

Sale

2,356

224.6200 USD

Sale

571

224.6200 USD

Sale

361

224.6200 USD

Sale

5

224.6200 USD

Sale

93

224.6200 USD

Sale

7,070

224.6200 USD

Sale (Loan Adjust)

72

N/A

Purchase (Loan Partial Return)

374

N/A

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions)

 

Product name, e.g. CFD

Nature of transaction  (Note 5)

Number of relevant securities  (Note 6)

Price per unit  (Note 4)

CFD

Opening a short position

7,000

225.4231 USD

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Product name,e.g. call option

Writing, selling,  purchasing, varying etc.

Number of securities to which the option relates  (Note 7)

Exercise price

Type, e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/received per unit  (Note 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)            Exercising

 

Product name,e.g. call option

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit  (Note 4)

 

 

 

 

(d)            Other dealings (including transactions in respect of new securities)  (Note 3)

 

Nature of transaction  (Note 7)

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)  (Note 4)

 

 

 

 

4. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced.  If none, this should be stated. 

NONE

 

Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)        YES

 

Date of disclosure

22 July 2021

Contact name

Paul Grainger and Kashif Rafiq

Telephone number

+44(20) 7552 9835 / +44(20) 7051 0547

Name of offeree/offeror with which connected

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC

Nature of connection (Note 9)

Advisor to Offeree

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 38.5(b)

 

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL

 

DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 38.5(b) OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013

 

DETAILS OF OPEN POSITIONS

 

OPEN POSITIONS (Note 1)

 

Product name,e.g. call option

Written or purchased

Number of relevant securities to which the option or derivative relates

Exercise price (Note 2)

Type, e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Swap

Sold

185

0.0000

N/A

23/09/2021

Swap

Sold

562

0.0000

N/A

27/09/2021

Swap

Sold

38,107

0.0000

N/A

16/05/2022

Swap

Sold

58,295

0.0000

N/A

18/07/2022

Swap

Sold

84,311

0.0000

N/A

16/05/2022

Swap

Sold

140,000

0.0000

N/A

25/03/2022

Swap

Sold

140,000

0.0000

N/A

24/03/2022

Swap

Purchased

597,000

0.0000

N/A

04/01/2023

Swap

Sold

597,000

0.0000

N/A

04/01/2023

 

Notes

1. Where there are open option positions or open derivative positions (except for CFDs), full details should be given. Full details of any existing agreements to purchase or to sell must also be given on this form.

2. For all prices and other monetary amounts, the currency must be stated.

For full details of disclosure requirements, see Rules 8 and 38.5 of the Rules. If in doubt, consult the Panel.

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