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: 17 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:       ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 24,829,737 0.73% 13,052,145 0.38%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,148,068 0.18% 6,618,671 0.19%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 30,977,805 0.91% 19,670,816 0.58%

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  
ORD Purchase 108 11.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 209 11.8875 GBP
ORD Purchase 223 11.8971 GBP
ORD Purchase 336 11.9055 GBP
ORD Purchase 579 11.8825 GBP
ORD Purchase 615 11.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 615 11.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 615 11.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 616 11.8925 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,572 11.8808 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,845 11.7950 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,856 11.8891 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,460 11.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,639 11.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,660 11.8254 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,955 11.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,690 11.9207 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,831 11.8968 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,228 11.8854 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,538 11.8650 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,407 11.8799 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,515 11.8600 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,216 11.8700 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,486 11.8974 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,002 11.9075 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,000 12.0000 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,584 11.9150 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,963 11.8871 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,190 11.8948 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,799 11.9100 GBP
ADR Purchase 17,208 17.8508 USD
ORD Purchase 18,219 11.8975 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,396 11.9250 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,631 11.8861 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,404 11.8829 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,161 11.8848 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,059 11.9050 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,301 11.8750 GBP
ADR Purchase 38,600 17.8440 USD
ORD Purchase 40,086 11.8876 GBP
ORD Purchase 43,311 11.8987 GBP
ORD Purchase 48,554 11.8800 GBP
ORD Purchase 91,885 11.8850 GBP
ORD Purchase 93,065 11.8885 GBP
ORD Purchase 106,699 11.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 108,171 11.8872 GBP
ORD Purchase 124,235 11.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 149,889 11.8847 GBP
ORD Purchase 184,631 11.9146 GBP
ORD Purchase 437,687 11.8920 GBP
ORD Purchase 640,763 11.8950 GBP
ORD Sale 108 11.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 209 11.8875 GBP
ORD Sale 539 11.9250 GBP
ORD Sale 615 11.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 615 11.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 615 11.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 616 11.8925 GBP
ORD Sale 672 11.9055 GBP
ORD Sale 956 11.8825 GBP
ORD Sale 1,379 11.8907 GBP
ORD Sale 1,845 11.7950 GBP
ORD Sale 2,429 11.8917 GBP
ORD Sale 2,460 11.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,639 11.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,722 11.9086 GBP
ORD Sale 2,955 11.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 3,562 11.8675 GBP
ORD Sale 4,538 11.8650 GBP
ORD Sale 5,000 12.0000 GBP
ORD Sale 5,440 11.8920 GBP
ORD Sale 5,515 11.8600 GBP
ORD Sale 9,002 11.9075 GBP
ORD Sale 10,584 11.9150 GBP
ORD Sale 12,727 11.8700 GBP
ORD Sale 15,799 11.9100 GBP
ADR Sale 17,208 17.8508 USD
ORD Sale 17,646 11.8886 GBP
ORD Sale 18,064 11.8975 GBP
ORD Sale 36,059 11.9050 GBP
ORD Sale 37,301 11.8750 GBP
ADR Sale 38,600 17.8440 USD
ORD Sale 48,554 11.8800 GBP
ORD Sale 79,896 11.8842 GBP
ORD Sale 91,885 11.8850 GBP
ORD Sale 106,699 11.8900 GBP
ORD Sale 109,658 11.8839 GBP
ORD Sale 112,834 11.8866 GBP
ORD Sale 120,774 11.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 124,263 11.8950 GBP
ORD Sale 129,659 11.8916 GBP
ORD Sale 159,325 11.8881 GBP
ORD Sale 159,537 11.8845 GBP
ORD Sale 208,658 11.8762 GBP
ORD Sale 234,872 11.8898 GBP
ORD Sale 240,216 11.8876 GBP
ORD Sale 288,189 11.8894 GBP
ORD Sale 308,109 11.9088 GBP
ORD Sale 411,978 11.9013 GBP
ORD Sale 505,734 11.8838 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 24 11.8912 GBP
ORD CFD Long 326 11.8999 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,555 11.9242 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,722 11.9086 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,000 11.9039 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,440 11.8920 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 11,095 11.8712 GBP
ORD CFD Long 19,300 11.8905 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,000 11.8715 GBP
ORD CFD Long 41,209 11.8770 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,546 11.9053 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 130,246 11.8787 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 147,256 11.8855 GBP
ORD CFD Long 234,872 11.8898 GBP
ORD CFD Long 459,597 11.8797 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,572 11.8807 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,185 11.8639 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,819 11.8729 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,441 11.8992 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,816 11.8990 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,604 11.9036 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 8,802 11.8888 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,190 11.8948 GBP
ORD CFD Short 54,376 11.8906 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 129,676 11.8745 GBP
ORD CFD Short 92,127 11.9068 GBP
ORD CFD Short 418,977 11.8921 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: 20 Apr 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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: 461977
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150420T134011+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC