TIDM0Y4Q

RNS Number : 0718D

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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 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    USD 0.000304635 ordinary shares 
  dealings being disclosed relate (Note1) 
                                           -------------------------------- 
 Date of dealing                                    22 October 2020 
                                           -------------------------------- 
 

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                        534,455.912   (0.41)   303,738.912   (0.23) 
                                               ------------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 (2) Derivatives (other than options)             50,872      (0.03)     373,717     (0.29) 
                                               ------------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell         0        (0.00)        0        (0.00) 
                                               ------------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 Total                                          585,327.912   (0.45)   677,455.912   (0.52) 
                                               ------------  -------  ------------  ------- 
 

(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                     88                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     27                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     112                     209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                      4                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                    2,272                    209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                      2                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                      3                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     77                      209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     100                     209.6450 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                      1                      209.7000 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     60                      209.7000 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     89                      209.8700 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
      Purchase                     11                      209.8700 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       11                      208.3800 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.2100 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.2100 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.3500 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.3600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.4000 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       98                      209.4400 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                        2                      209.4400 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.4800 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       423                     209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       311                     209.5600 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       25                      209.6400 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       60                      209.6400 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                        7                      209.8200 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                        4                      209.8200 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       89                      209.8300 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
        Sale                       100                     209.8700 USD 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 Sale (Loan Adjust)                 9                           N/A 
                     ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions)

 
 Product name, e.g.     Nature of transaction     Number of relevant securities   Price per unit 
  CFD                          (Note 5)                      (Note 6)                (Note 4) 
        SWAP          Reducing a short position                500                 209.4060 USD 
                     --------------------------  ------------------------------  --------------- 
 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 
 Product name,e.g.   Writing, selling,       Number of        Exercise       Type, e.g.       Expiry    Option money 
  call option           purchasing,          securities         price    American, European    date     paid/received 
                          varying           to which the                        etc.                    per unit (Note 
                           etc.                option                                                         4) 
                                          relates (Note 7) 
 
 
   (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                                         23 October 2020 
 Contact name                                         Kashif Rafiq and Papa Lette 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 Telephone number                                +44(20) 7051 0547 / +44(20) 7774 7442 
                                                -------------------------------------- 
 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.       Written            Number of relevant          Exercise     Type, e.g. American,     Expiry 
  call option          or purchased             securities             price (Note       European etc.         date 
                                          to which the option or           2) 
                                                derivative 
                                                 relates 
        Swap               Sold                    185                   0.0000              N/A            23/09/2021 
                     ---------------  -----------------------------  -------------  ---------------------  ----------- 
        Swap               Sold                    273                   0.0000              N/A            04/01/2021 
                     ---------------  -----------------------------  -------------  ---------------------  ----------- 
        Swap               Sold                   43,835                 0.0000              N/A            14/04/2021 
                     ---------------  -----------------------------  -------------  ---------------------  ----------- 
        Swap               Sold                   69,482                 0.0000              N/A            14/04/2021 
                     ---------------  -----------------------------  -------------  ---------------------  ----------- 
 

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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