Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP: Form 8.3 –

Form 8.3

By public opening position disclosure/business disclosure

A person with an interest in the relevant securities representing 1% or more

Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (“Code”)

1. Key Information

(a) Full Name of the Discloser: Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP

Boussard & Gavaudan Asset Management LP

Boussard & Gavaudan Gestion SAS

Acting on behalf of various funds

(b) Owners or controllers of disclosed interests and short positions, if different from 1(a):

Naming nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in respect of securities relating to this form:

Use a separate form for each proposer/offeree

Avast Plc
(d) If an exempt fund manager is associated with an offeror/offeror, state this and specify the identity of the offeror/offeree:
(e) Date position held / traded:

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

19 August 2022
(f) Apart from the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making the disclosure in relation to any other party to the proposal?

If it is a cash offer or potential cash offer, state “N/A”.

Yes NortonLifeLock Inc.

2. Status of Disclosing Person

If the offeror or offeree named in 1 (c) has the position or rights to subscribe to disclosure in the relevant securities of more than one class, copy Table 2 (a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class. Security.

(a) the interest and short position of the offeror or offerors in the relevant securities to which the disclosed transaction relates (if any);

Relevant security class: 10p normal


Interests Short verses
no % no %
(1) Owned and/or controlled related securities:
(2) Cash-settled derivatives: 11,052,338 1.05%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and buy/sell contracts:


11,052,338 1.05%

All interests and all short positions must be disclosed.

Any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or contracts to buy or sell the relevant securities, must be given in a supplementary Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors and other employee options);

Class of security relevant in respect of which membership rights exist:
Details of the nature of rights concerned and the relevant percentages:

3. Conduct (if any) by the person making the disclosure

1 (c) for every excess, copy in Schedule 3 (a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) of an offeror or more than one class of offerors has dealt in the relevant securities. Behavior in the corresponding security class.

All prices and other monetary amounts must be stated in currency.

(a) Purchases and Sales

Class of relevant security Purchase/Sell Number of securities Price per unit

(b) Cash-Settled Derivative Transactions

Class of relevant security Product details

such as CFD

The nature of the behavior

Like open/close long/short positions, increase/decrease long/short positions

Number of reference securities Price per unit
10p normal CFD Shortening long positions 569,594 689.64

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)


Class of relevant security Product details Like the call option Writing, buying, selling, difference etc. The number of securities to which the option relates Exercise price per unit Type it

Like American, European etc.

Expiration date Option money paid/received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Class of relevant security Product details

Like the call option

Exercising/exercising against Number of securities Exercise price per unit

(d) Other transactions (including subscription for new securities)

Class of relevant security Nature of behavior

Like subscription, conversion

Details Price per unit (if applicable)

4. Other information

(a) Compensation and Other Behavioral Arrangements

A description of any indemnification or option arrangement, or any contract or understanding, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities, which may induce the disclosing person and any party to the offer or any person to engage in conduct or to refrain from doing so. Acting in concert with the party on offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there is no such agreement, arrangement or understanding, say “none”.


(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the Disclosing Person and any other person related to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant Securities under any Option; or

(ii) voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative refers;

If there is no such agreement, arrangement or understanding, say “none”.


(c) Attachments

Is a supplementary Form 8 (open positions) attached? NO

Disclosure Date: 22th August 2022
Contact Name: Deborah Winner
Telephone Number*:

+44 203 751 54 12

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to the Regulatory Information Service.

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

*If the disclosing person is a natural person, it is not necessary to include a telephone number, provided the contact information is provided to the Market Surveillance Unit of the Panel.

The code can be viewed on the panel’s website

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