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LONDON, October 28, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

FORM 8.3

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

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

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a)

Full name of discloser:

Barclays PLC.

(b)

Owner or controller of interest and short

positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

(c)

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

AVAST PLC

relevant securities this form relates:

(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:

27 October 2021

(f)

In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making

YES:

disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

NORTONLIFELOCK INC

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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:

10p ordinary

Interests

Short Positions

Number

(%)

Number

(%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

and/or controlled:

18,546,674

1.79%

12,201,652

1.18%

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

314,741

0.03%

13,015,599

1.26%

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

TOTAL:

18,861,415

1.82%

25,217,251

2.44%

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:

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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

Purchase/sale

Number of

Price per unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

Purchase

36

5.6051 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

41

5.6139 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

80

5.6203 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

89

5.6165 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

391

5.6299 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

460

5.6286 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

667

5.6240 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

757

5.6280 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,000

5.6400 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,183

5.6276 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,366

5.6270 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,817

5.6311 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,909

5.6263 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

3,692

5.6251 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

8,981

171.4744 CZK

10p ordinary

Purchase

9,834

5.6149 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

22,188

5.6322 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

37,316

5.6172 GBP

10p ordinary

Purchase

41,499

5.6332 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

7

5.6300 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

500

5.6400 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

590

5.6150 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

757

5.6280 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

850

5.6371 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,159

5.6394 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,721

5.6487 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

2,325

171.0000 CZK

10p ordinary

Sale

3,069

5.6354 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

3,847

5.6335 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

8,443

5.6380 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

9,851

5.6382 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

10,230

5.6265 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

21,377

5.6267 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

52,910

5.6305 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per

relevant

description

reference

unit

security

securities

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

1

5.6700 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

7

5.6299 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

590

5.6150 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

757

5.6280 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

1,721

5.6487 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

2,325

170.8803 CZK

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

2,633

5.6204 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

3,847

5.6335 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

8,981

5.6394 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

15,269

5.6380 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

21,104

5.6311 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

58

5.6382 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

80

5.6203 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

810

5.6354 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,014

5.6277 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,200

5.6345 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

2,325

5.6232 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

7,949

5.6383 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

8,981

171.5945 CZK

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

9,578

5.6312 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

14,254

5.6377 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

37,316

5.6172 GBP

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number of securities to which option relates

Exercise price per unit

Type

e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

(ii) Exercise

Class of relevant security

Product description

e.g. call option

Exercising/ exercised against

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

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"

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"

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

NO

Date of disclosure:

28 Oct 2021

Contact name:

Large Holdings Regulatory Operations

Telephone number:

020 3134 7213

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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Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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