Form 8.3 - ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

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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 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 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: 4 May 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? BG GROUP 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:       EUR 0.07 A ordinary (including A ADRs)            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 22,587,711 0.58% 21,049,692 0.54%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,552,858 0.19% 7,618,977 0.20%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 2,450,000 0.06% 1,796,815 0.05%
           
 
TOTAL: 32,590,569 0.84% 30,465,484 0.78%
           
Class of relevant security:   EUR 0.07 B ordinary Shares (Inc B ADR's)      
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 22,898,694 0.93% 10,505,331 0.43%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
4,633,011 0.19% 6,744,009 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,180,000 0.05% 1,204,636 0.05%
           
 
TOTAL: 28,711,705 1.17% 18,453,976 0.76%

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  
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 40 28.7650 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 74 28.3950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 83 28.4050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 88 28.7850 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 105 28.7000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 107 28.7750 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 114 28.6250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 119 28.6550 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 127 28.7050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 130 28.7950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 164 28.7075 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 235 28.7600 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 242 28.6350 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 300 28.8000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 324 28.3850 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 349 28.6450 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 372 28.7250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 409 28.5050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 455 28.5200 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 534 28.5150 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 598 28.6700 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 694 28.8050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 701 28.4950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 993 28.5250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 1,002 28.4511 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 1,288 28.6437 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 1,300 28.7200 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 1,527 28.5000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 1,962 28.7871 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 2,429 28.6707 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 3,193 28.6588 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 3,268 28.6950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 3,632 28.6650 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 5,703 28.5484 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 7,355 28.6584 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 8,375 28.6120 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 17,669 28.5275 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 25,399 28.4440 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 26,350 28.6540 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 28,914 28.7393 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 146,931 28.6857 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 200,452 28.7100 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Purchase 309,046 28.4000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 37 28.3950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 40 28.7650 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 44 28.7850 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 83 28.4050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 105 28.7000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 107 28.7750 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 114 28.6250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 119 28.6550 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 120 28.4019 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 127 28.7050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 130 28.7950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 159 28.8200 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 164 28.7075 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 235 28.7600 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 242 28.6350 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 300 28.8000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 324 28.3850 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 372 28.7250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 409 28.5050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 455 28.5200 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 534 28.5150 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 550 28.6400 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 598 28.6700 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 650 28.7200 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 694 28.8050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 700 28.6650 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 701 28.4950 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 993 28.5250 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 1,000 28.6938 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 1,030 28.7800 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 1,413 28.6416 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 1,527 28.5000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 1,588 28.7008 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 2,694 28.7235 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 4,026 28.4928 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 4,658 28.6313 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 5,228 28.6548 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 5,448 28.7106 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 8,035 28.5109 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 12,100 28.6625 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 38,013 28.5679 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 105,282 28.7100 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Sale 124,415 28.5216 EUR
A ADRs Purchase 100 63.8000 USD
A ADRs Purchase 100 63.9700 USD
A ADRs Purchase 100 64.2300 USD
A ADRs Purchase 200 63.8200 USD
A ADRs Purchase 200 64.2475 USD
A ADRs Purchase 400 64.1962 USD
A ADRs Purchase 400 64.2387 USD
A ADRs Purchase 521 64.2444 USD
A ADRs Purchase 600 64.2200 USD
A ADRs Purchase 700 64.0557 USD
A ADRs Purchase 700 64.2471 USD
A ADRs Purchase 711 64.2453 USD
A ADRs Purchase 800 63.9375 USD
A ADRs Purchase 900 63.7600 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,100 63.7700 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,200 64.2183 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,300 64.2207 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,500 64.2413 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,514 64.0047 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,900 64.0925 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,908 63.8320 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,929 63.9769 USD
A ADRs Purchase 1,988 64.0748 USD
A ADRs Purchase 2,400 63.8604 USD
A ADRs Purchase 3,015 64.1884 USD
A ADRs Purchase 3,500 63.9717 USD
A ADRs Purchase 4,100 63.9265 USD
A ADRs Purchase 6,211 63.9287 USD
A ADRs Purchase 7,366 64.2066 USD
A ADRs Purchase 9,900 63.7905 USD
A ADRs Purchase 11,308 64.1250 USD
A ADRs Purchase 19,150 63.9170 USD
A ADRs Purchase 21,925 64.1401 USD
A ADRs Purchase 142,102 63.8988 USD
A ADRs Sale 36 63.8000 USD
A ADRs Sale 100 64.0000 USD
A ADRs Sale 200 63.8400 USD
A ADRs Sale 200 63.8600 USD
A ADRs Sale 200 63.9200 USD
A ADRs Sale 300 63.9300 USD
A ADRs Sale 300 63.9800 USD
A ADRs Sale 500 63.8780 USD
A ADRs Sale 500 63.9100 USD
A ADRs Sale 500 64.2200 USD
A ADRs Sale 700 63.8342 USD
A ADRs Sale 700 64.0857 USD
A ADRs Sale 718 63.8300 USD
A ADRs Sale 800 63.9875 USD
A ADRs Sale 900 63.7600 USD
A ADRs Sale 900 63.9344 USD
A ADRs Sale 954 63.8320 USD
A ADRs Sale 1,000 63.9060 USD
A ADRs Sale 1,000 63.9500 USD
A ADRs Sale 1,310 63.9687 USD
A ADRs Sale 1,400 63.7792 USD
A ADRs Sale 1,945 63.9265 USD
A ADRs Sale 2,100 64.1730 USD
A ADRs Sale 2,129 63.8979 USD
A ADRs Sale 3,300 63.9131 USD
A ADRs Sale 3,400 63.8723 USD
A ADRs Sale 3,600 63.9333 USD
A ADRs Sale 5,830 63.9151 USD
A ADRs Sale 8,310 63.8830 USD
A ADRs Sale 9,575 63.9170 USD
A ADRs Sale 10,398 64.2157 USD
A ADRs Sale 10,500 63.8224 USD
A ADRs Sale 10,898 63.9123 USD
A ADRs Sale 13,847 63.9252 USD
A ADRs Sale 15,841 63.9022 USD
A ADRs Sale 43,850 64.1401 USD
A ADRs Sale 93,007 63.8927 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 1,173 29.7705 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 1,173 29.7705 EUR
B ADR's Purchase 100 65.1100 USD
B ADR's Purchase 240 64.7300 USD
B ADR's Purchase 400 64.7237 USD
B ADR's Purchase 441 65.0854 USD
B ADR's Purchase 667 65.1060 USD
B ADR's Purchase 800 64.7387 USD
B ADR's Purchase 1,100 64.7200 USD
B ADR's Purchase 5,200 64.7683 USD
B ADR's Purchase 15,831 64.8221 USD
B ADR's Purchase 18,086 64.7781 USD
B ADR's Sale 100 64.7500 USD
B ADR's Sale 100 64.7700 USD
B ADR's Sale 200 64.7400 USD
B ADR's Sale 200 64.9000 USD
B ADR's Sale 200 64.9063 USD
B ADR's Sale 300 64.6700 USD
B ADR's Sale 300 64.7100 USD
B ADR's Sale 400 64.7000 USD
B ADR's Sale 400 64.7237 USD
B ADR's Sale 400 64.7975 USD
B ADR's Sale 600 64.7383 USD
B ADR's Sale 600 64.8350 USD
B ADR's Sale 750 64.8186 USD
B ADR's Sale 800 64.7837 USD
B ADR's Sale 924 64.9523 USD
B ADR's Sale 1,109 64.7755 USD
B ADR's Sale 1,208 65.0988 USD
B ADR's Sale 1,249 64.8918 USD
B ADR's Sale 1,884 64.8167 USD
B ADR's Sale 3,616 64.7627 USD
B ADR's Sale 4,932 64.8301 USD
B ADR's Sale 5,200 64.7683 USD
B ADR's Sale 5,560 64.7556 USD
B ADR's Sale 6,000 64.7623 USD
B ADR's Sale 8,050 64.8074 USD
B ADR's Sale 9,043 64.7781 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Long 1,437 28.7049 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Long 5,144 28.6582 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary CFD Long 8,176 28.7044 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary CFD Long 19,237 28.3963 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Long 34,283 28.6139 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary CFD Long 76,888 28.5380 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary CFD Short 1,123 28.7523 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Short 5,157 28.6556 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Short 10,320 28.6561 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Short 12,214 28.6170 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary CFD Short 82,590 28.6769 EUR
EUR 0.07 A ordinary SWAP Short 84,241 28.7232 EUR

(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?   YES
Date of disclosure: 5 May 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.

143221.01

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings   Barclays PLC.
are being disclosed:  
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
relevant securities this from relates:  

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class   Product   Writing,   Number   Exercise   Type   Expiry
of description purchasing, of price date
relevant selling, securities per unit
security varying etc to which
option
      relates      
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 250,000 20.1000 European 17 Jul 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -300,000 26.0000 American 19 Jun 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -150,000 26.0000 American 18 Dec 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -200,000 27.5000 American 19 Jun 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -100,000 28.0000 American 15 Dec 2017
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 200,000 24.0000 American 18 Dec 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 250,000 26.0000 American 16 Dec 2016
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 100,000 28.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 500,000 28.0000 American 19 Jun 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 50,000 28.5000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 300,000 29.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 175,000 30.0000 American 15 Dec 2017
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 150,000 26.0000 American 18 Dec 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 250,000 26.0000 American 16 Dec 2016
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 200,000 29.0000 American 19 Jun 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 275,000 30.0000 American 15 Dec 2017
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -200,000 28.0000 American 18 Dec 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -300,000 29.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -50,000 29.5000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -100,000 30.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -200,000 30.0000 American 19 Jun 2015
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -196,815 2219.6100 European 29 Mar 2016
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Put Options Purchased -400,000 20.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Put Options Purchased -200,000 20.5000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Put Options Purchased -405,000 21.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Put Options Written 175,000 2100.0000 American 18 Dec 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Call Options Purchased 600,000 21.0000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Call Options Purchased 405,000 21.5000 American 15 May 2015
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Call Options Written -199,636 2063.5439 European 25 Jan 2016

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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: 464289
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150505T133517+0100

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