Form 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC

LONDON--()--

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 BG GROUP 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: 13 April 2015
(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? ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

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 (inc ADR's)
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 23,351,366 0.68% 12,464,949 0.37%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,496,497 0.16% 5,651,225 0.17%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 28,847,863 0.84% 18,116,174 0.53%

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  
ADR Purchase 200 17.1900 USD
ORD Purchase 320 11.7414 GBP
ORD Purchase 466 11.7370 GBP
ORD Purchase 531 11.7525 GBP
ORD Purchase 932 11.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 932 11.7175 GBP
ORD Purchase 932 11.7650 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,398 11.7150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,398 11.7200 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,427 11.7375 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,864 11.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,973 11.7550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,433 11.7475 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,593 11.7325 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,656 11.7533 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,659 11.7425 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,095 11.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,189 11.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,898 11.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,150 11.7446 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,689 11.7300 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,073 11.7500 GBP
ADR Purchase 14,144 17.2115 USD
ORD Purchase 15,144 11.7450 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,178 11.7700 GBP
ADR Purchase 20,200 17.2348 USD
ORD Purchase 20,664 11.7349 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,658 11.7246 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,096 11.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 39,219 11.7400 GBP
ORD Purchase 44,162 11.7426 GBP
ORD Purchase 46,637 11.7112 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,600 11.7196 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,000 11.7393 GBP
ADR Purchase 50,000 17.2200 USD
ORD Purchase 52,149 11.7356 GBP
ORD Purchase 58,411 11.7363 GBP
ORD Purchase 65,154 11.7397 GBP
ORD Purchase 97,126 11.7383 GBP
ORD Purchase 98,684 11.7355 GBP
ORD Purchase 148,975 11.7320 GBP
ORD Purchase 158,960 11.7340 GBP
ORD Purchase 279,286 11.7478 GBP
ORD Purchase 440,634 11.7344 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.7075 GBP
ORD Sale 119 11.7111 GBP
ORD Sale 124 11.7265 GBP
ADR Sale 200 17.1900 USD
ORD Sale 466 11.7370 GBP
ORD Sale 480 11.7140 GBP
ORD Sale 516 11.7165 GBP
ORD Sale 531 11.7525 GBP
ORD Sale 743 11.7268 GBP
ORD Sale 932 11.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 932 11.7650 GBP
ORD Sale 1,080 11.7383 GBP
ORD Sale 1,286 11.7175 GBP
ORD Sale 1,398 11.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 1,427 11.7375 GBP
ORD Sale 1,638 11.7324 GBP
ORD Sale 1,864 11.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,973 11.7550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,194 11.7458 GBP
ORD Sale 2,433 11.7475 GBP
ORD Sale 2,593 11.7325 GBP
ORD Sale 2,659 11.7425 GBP
ORD Sale 2,689 11.7396 GBP
ORD Sale 3,095 11.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 3,189 11.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 4,198 11.7250 GBP
ORD Sale 6,491 11.7300 GBP
ORD Sale 8,073 11.7500 GBP
ORD Sale 9,523 11.7700 GBP
ORD Sale 9,650 11.7277 GBP
ORD Sale 11,398 11.7150 GBP
ORD Sale 12,116 11.7292 GBP
ADR Sale 14,144 17.2115 USD
ORD Sale 15,406 11.7450 GBP
ADR Sale 20,200 17.2348 USD
ORD Sale 22,089 11.7310 GBP
ORD Sale 22,450 11.7226 GBP
ORD Sale 23,369 11.7553 GBP
ORD Sale 26,196 11.7350 GBP
ORD Sale 26,221 11.7452 GBP
ORD Sale 39,819 11.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 40,610 11.7502 GBP
ORD Sale 46,111 11.7654 GBP
ADR Sale 50,000 17.2200 USD
ORD Sale 54,000 11.7468 GBP
ORD Sale 66,772 11.7306 GBP
ORD Sale 85,928 11.7332 GBP
ORD Sale 184,732 11.7301 GBP
ORD Sale 400,000 11.7367 GBP
ORD Sale 501,471 11.7345 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 4 11.7200 GBP
ORD CFD Long 743 11.7268 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,194 11.7457 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,972 11.7393 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,480 11.7442 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,609 11.7227 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 13,682 11.7296 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,300 11.7446 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,482 11.7234 GBP
ORD CFD Long 39,241 11.7692 GBP
ORD CFD Long 46,446 11.7226 GBP
ORD CFD Long 73,435 11.7285 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 114,736 11.7300 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 156,496 11.7411 GBP
ORD CFD Long 408,544 11.7327 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 600 11.7361 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,000 11.7711 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,000 11.7518 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,000 11.7561 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,200 11.7429 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,733 11.7373 GBP
ORD CFD Short 30,278 11.7354 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16,645 11.7522 GBP
ORD CFD Short 42,916 11.7582 GBP
ORD CFD Short 46,637 11.7113 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 49,600 11.7195 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,000 11.7393 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 89,070 11.7427 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 112,687 11.7316 GBP
ORD CFD Short 90,692 11.7424 GBP
ORD CFD Short 399,926 11.7323 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”

(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: 14 Apr 2015
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

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

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 460989
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150414T131219+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC