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Aberforth Partners LLP - Form 8.3 - SDL plc

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

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)

Aberforth Partners LLPdoes not have discretion regarding voting decisions in respect of 1,451,005 shares included in the total disclosed above. This total includes 1,451,005 shares held by The Wellcome Trust, who retain voting control over their shareholding. No other client, who falls into this category, holds more than 1% of the relevant security.

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)

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

(b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions

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

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

(ii)        Exercise

(d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

4.         OTHER INFORMATION

(a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

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

(c)        Attachments

   

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.

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

(a) Full name of discloser:                 Aberforth Partners LLP, on behalf of
                                            discretionary clients.

(b) Owner or controller of interests and    N/A
short positions disclosed, if different
from 1(a):
The naming of nominee or vehicle companies
is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee
(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be
named.

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to
whose relevant securities this form         SDL plc
relates:
Use a separate form for each
offeror/offeree

(d) If an exempt fund manager connected     N/A
with an offeror/offeree, state this and
specify identity of offeror/offeree:

(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:
For an opening position disclosure, state   
the latest practicable date prior to the
disclosure

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c)      YES / NO / N/A NO
above, is the discloser making disclosures  If YES, specify which:
in respect of any other party to the offer?
If it is a cash offer or possible cash
offer, state “N/A”03/11/2020
Class of relevant security:
                                                           Ordinary Shares

                                                         Interests      Short
                                                                      positions

                                                       Number     %   Number  %

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:      6,861,888 7.53%   0    0.0

(2) Cash-settled derivatives:

(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and
agreements to purchase/sell:

TOTAL:                                                6,861,888 7.53%   0    0.0
Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  N/A

Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: N/A
Class of relevant security Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit

     Ordinary Shares           Sale            171,947             669p
Class of relevant   Product    Nature of dealing  Number of  Price per unit
    security      description        e.g.         reference
                   e.g. CFD    opening/closing a  securities
                                  long/short
                                   position,
                              increasing/reducing
                                 a long/short
                                   position

N/A
Class of   Product    Writing,   Number of  Exercise    Type    Expiry  Option
relevant description purchasing, securities price per   e.g.     date   money
security  e.g. call   selling,    to which    unit    American,         paid/
           option      varying     option             European         received
                        etc.      relates               etc.           per unit

N/A
Class of relevant     Product         Exercising/    Number of  Exercise price
    security        description    exercised against securities    per unit
                  e.g. call option

N/A
Class of relevant security Nature of dealing  Details Price per unit (if
                           e.g. subscription,            applicable)
                               conversion

N/A
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
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
Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO
Date of disclosure:
                    

Contact name:       , for Aberforth Partners LLP

Telephone number:   0131 220 073304 November 2020Michael Campbell

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