RNS Number : 7919L

abrdn PLC

17 May 2022

FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

   1.         KEY INFORMATION 
(a) Full name of discloser:                                                                       abrdn plc 
(b) Owner or controller of interests and 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 relates:           HomeServe plc 
 Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree 
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity 
 of offeror/offeree: 
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:                                                        16 May 2022 
 For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure 
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect      No 
 of any other party to the offer? 
 If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A" 

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)

Class of relevant security:                                                        2 9/13p ordinary 
                                                                                      Interests       Short positions 
                                                                                     Number     %       Number      % 
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:                                   14,850,032  4.41 
(2) Cash-settled derivatives: 
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to 
  TOTAL:                                                                           14,850,032  4.41 

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) 
Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists: 
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: 

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 
Class of relevant security  Purchase/sale  Number of securities  Price per unit 
     2 9/13p ordinary           Sale             100,000           GBP 10.537 
   (b)        Cash-settled derivative transactions 
Class of relevant security  Product description      Nature of dealing         Number of reference      Price per unit 
                                  e.g. CFD        e.g. opening/closing a            securities 
                                                   long/short position, 
                                                   increasing/reducing a 
                                                    long/short position 
   (c)        Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options) 
   (i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying 
   Class of        Product       Writing,       Number of    Exercise price      Type       Expiry date  Option money 
   relevant      description    purchasing,   securities to     per unit         e.g.                        paid/ 
   security       e.g. call      selling,     which option                     American,                 received per 
                   option      varying etc.      relates                     European etc.                   unit 
   (ii)        Exercise 
   Class of relevant      Product description   Exercising/ exercised    Number of securities  Exercise price per unit 
        security            e.g. call option           against 
   (d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities) 
Class of relevant security        Nature of dealing         Details  Price per unit (if applicable) 
                             e.g. subscription, conversion 
   4.         OTHER INFORMATION 
   (a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements 
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" 
   (b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives 
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" 
   (c)        Attachments 
Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?  No 
Date of disclosure:   17 May 2022 
Contact name:         Rebecca Bremner 
Telephone number*:    +442074636275 

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.

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.

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

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