TIDM0Y4Q

RNS Number : 4449G

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

26 July 2021

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             Bank of America, N.A., Proprietary 
 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                             23/07/2021 
                                            ----------------------------------- 
 
 
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                         92,120    0.071%   41,230    0.032% 
                                                 --------  -------  --------  ------- 
 (2)  Derivatives (other than options):           200,744   0.156%   128,097   0.099% 
                                                 --------  -------  --------  ------- 
 (3)  Options and agreements to purchase/sell:    0         0%       0         0% 
                                                 --------  -------  --------  ------- 
      Total                                       292,864   0.227%   169,327   0.131% 
                                                 --------  -------  --------  ------- 
 
 
(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                   33                       226.24 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   11                        226.3 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   11                       226.31 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   260                      226.34 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   13                       226.35 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   14                       226.375 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   32                       226.38 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   87                       226.39 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   42                        226.4 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   76                       226.41 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
   Purchase                   76                       226.71 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 Purchase/sale   Number of relevant securities   Price per unit (Note 4) 
     Sale                     260                      226.34 USD 
                ------------------------------  ------------------------ 
     Sale                     543                      226.41 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) 
     Swaps       Increasing a Long Position                493                  226.34 USD 
                ---------------------------  ------------------------------  --------------- 
 
 
(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) 
          N/A               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                              26/07/2021 
 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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