Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP: Form 8.3 –

FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Intake Code (the “Code”)


(a) Full name of the discloser: Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP

Boussard & Gavaudan Asset Management LP

Boussard & Gavaudan Gestion SAS

acts on behalf of various funds

(b) Owner or administrator of disclosed holdings and short positions, if different from 1 (a):

Naming nominated companies or vehicles is not enough. The trustee (s), founder and beneficiaries must be specified for the trust.

(c) Name of the offeror / offeror in respect of whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each bidder / recipient

Avast Plc
(d) If an exempted fund manager related to a tenderer / tenderer, indicate this and indicate the identity of the tenderer / tenderer:
(e) Date of position / transaction:

To disclose an open position, indicate the most recent practical date before the announcement

June 17, 2022
(f) In addition to the company in 1 (c) above, does the discloser make information in relation to another party to the bid?

If it is a cash offer or a possible cash offer, indicate “N / A”

Yes, NortonLifeLock Inc.


If there are positions or rights to subscribe for disclosure in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient referred to in 1 (c), copy Table 2 (a) or (b) (as applicable) for each additional class from the relevant security.

(a) Interest and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or the addressee to which the post-transaction disclosure applies (if any)

Relevant security class: 10p ordinary


interests Short positions
number % number %
(1) Relevant securities held and / or controlled:
(2) Derivatives settled in cash: 14,782,213 1.41%
(3) Derivatives with settlement of shares (including options) and purchase / sale agreements:


14,782,213 1.41%

All interests and all short positions must be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative positions settled with shares (including traded options) or agreements to buy or sell the relevant securities must be provided in Supplementary Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Subscription rights for new securities (including options for directors and other employees)

Relevant security class for which there is a subscription right:
Details, including the nature of the relevant rights and the relevant percentages:


Where there have been transactions with more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or recipient referred to in 1 (c), copy Table 3 (a), (b), (c) or (d) (as the case may be) for each an additional class of the relevant security in which it is traded.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts must be indicated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Security class Buy / sell Number of securities Price per piece

(b) Cash derivative transactions

Security class Description of the product

for example CFD

Nature of the transaction

eg opening / closing a long / short position, increasing / decreasing a long / short position

Number of reference securities Price per piece
10p ordinary CFD Increase long position 15,309 th most common 484,33

(c) Transactions in equity derivatives (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, buying or modifying

Security class Description of the product for example call option Writing, buying, selling, changing, etc. Number of securities to which the option applies Price per exercise per unit Type

for example American, European, etc.

Expiry date Option money paid / received per piece

(ii) Exercise

Security class Description of the product

for example call option

Exercise / exercise against Number of securities Price per exercise per unit

(d) Other transactions (including subscription of new securities)

Security class Nature of the transaction

for example subscription, conversion

Details Price per unit (if applicable)


(a) Compensation and other trading arrangements

Details of any indemnity agreement or option, or any agreement or agreement, formal or informal, relating to the relevant securities that may be an incentive to trade or refrain from transactions entered into by the discloser and each party on the offer or any person acting in agreement with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or arrangements, indicate “no”


(b) Agreements, arrangements or arrangements 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 in all relevant securities under each option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which each derivative relates:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or arrangements, indicate “no”


(c) Attachments

Is additional form 8 (open positions) attached? NO

Publication date: 20you June 2022
Contact name: Deborah Winner
Phone number*:

+44 203 751 54 12

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made in a regulatory information service.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation on the disclosure requirements of the Code on +44 (0) 20 7638 0129.

* If the discloser is a natural person, it is not necessary to include a telephone number, provided that the contact information is provided to the Panel Market Surveillance Unit.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at

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