TIDM0Y4Q

RNS Number : 0708D

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

23 October 2020

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 RECOGNIZED INTERMEDIARY

STATUS BUT NOT DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

 
1.  KEY INFORMATION 
 
 
 Name of exempt principal trader             BofA Securities, Inc. 
 Company dealt in                            Willis Towers Watson PLC 
                                            ------------------------- 
 Class of relevant security to which the     Common - IE00BDB6Q211 
   dealings being disclosed relate(Note 1) 
                                            ------------------------- 
 Date of dealing                             22/10/2020 
                                            ------------------------- 
 
 
2.  INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS 
 
 
(a)  Interests and short positions (following dealing) 
      in the class of relevant security 
      dealt in (Note 2) 
 
 
 Class of relevant security: Common               IE00BDB6Q211 
                                                  Long               Short 
                                                 -----------------  ----------------- 
                                                  Number    %        Number   % 
                                                 --------  -------  -------  -------- 
 (1)  Relevant securities                         169,947   0.132%   30,556   0.024 % 
                                                 --------  -------  -------  -------- 
 (2)  Derivatives (other than options):           37,471    0.029%   41,993   0.033% 
                                                 --------  -------  -------  -------- 
 (3)  Options and agreements to purchase/sell:    0         0%       0        0% 
                                                 --------  -------  -------  -------- 
      Total                                       207,418   0.161%   72,549   0.056% 
                                                 --------  -------  -------  -------- 
 
 
(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                         0        0%   0        0% 
                                                 -------  ---  -------  --- 
 (2)  Derivatives (other than options):           0        0%   0        0% 
                                                 -------  ---  -------  --- 
 (3)  Options and agreements to purchase/sell:    0        0%   0        0% 
                                                 -------  ---  -------  --- 
      Total                                       0        0%   0        0% 
                                                 -------  ---  -------  --- 
 
 
3.  DEALINGS (Note 3) 
 
 
(a)  Purchases and sales 
 
 
 Purchase/sale            Number of relevant securities             Price per unit (Note 4) 
   Purchase                                                 4,457         209.614 USD 
                -------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 Purchase/sale              Number of relevant securities              Price per unit (Note 4) 
     Sale                                                       100          209.27 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       104          209.28 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       300          209.33 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                          1         209.47 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       100          209.49 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                        93          209.53 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       203          209.55 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       100           209.6 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       100          209.63 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       100          209.68 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                                                       100           209.8 USD 
                ----------------------------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
(b)  Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions) 
 
 
 Product name,   Nature of transaction   Number of relevant securities   Price per unit 
  e.g. CFD        (Note 5)                (Note 6)                        (Note 4) 
      N/A                 N/A                         N/A                     N/A 
                ----------------------  ------------------------------  --------------- 
 
 
(c)  Options transactions in respect of existing relevant 
      securities 
 
 
(i)  Writing, selling, purchasing or varying 
 
 
  Product       Writing,       Number of      Exercise        Type,        Expiry date    Option money paid/ received 
    name,       selling,       securities       price     e.g. American,                       per unit (Note 4) 
  e.g. call    purchasing,      to which                     European 
   option        varying       the option                      etc 
                  etc.        relates (Note 
                                   7) 
    N/A           N/A             N/A           N/A            N/A             N/A                    N/A 
             -------------  ---------------  ---------  ----------------  ------------  ------------------------------ 
 
 
(ii)  Exercising 
 
 
  Product name,        Number of securities    Exercise price per 
   e.g. call option                             unit (Note 4) 
        N/A                    N/A                    N/A 
                     ----------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
(d)  Other dealings (including transactions in respect 
      of new securities) (Note 3) 
 
 
  Nature or transaction    Details    Price per unit 
   (Note 7)                            (if applicable) (Note 4) 
 
 Loan                     N/A                   N/A 
 
 
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 38.5(b) attached? (Note 8)  No 
 
 
 Date of disclosure                              23/10/2020 
 Contact name                                    Tolu Tade 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 Telephone number                                +44207 996 3410 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 Name of offeree/offeror with which connected    Willis Towers Watson PLC 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 Nature of connection (Note 9)                   Advisor to - Willis Towers Watson PLC 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 

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