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 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? 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: 24,682,756 0.72% 12,127,536 0.36%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,246,069 0.18% 6,486,050 0.19%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 30,928,825 0.91% 18,613,586 0.55%

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 200 11.7650 GBP
ORD Purchase 255 11.8075 GBP
ORD Purchase 255 11.8125 GBP
ORD Purchase 365 11.8088 GBP
ORD Purchase 421 11.7895 GBP
ORD Purchase 622 11.7890 GBP
ORD Purchase 693 11.8025 GBP
ORD Purchase 703 11.8225 GBP
ORD Purchase 767 11.8039 GBP
ORD Purchase 823 11.7575 GBP
ORD Purchase 833 11.7900 GBP
ORD Purchase 859 11.7675 GBP
ORD Purchase 894 11.7725 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,050 11.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,232 11.7625 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,367 11.8175 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,076 11.7775 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,180 11.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,257 11.7975 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,294 11.8300 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,509 11.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,761 11.7700 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,227 11.7824 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,296 11.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,643 11.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,922 11.7850 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,289 11.8250 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,492 11.7950 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,801 11.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,386 11.7825 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,139 11.7925 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,253 11.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,609 11.8032 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,798 11.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,517 11.7875 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,400 11.8026 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,958 11.8021 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,058 11.8087 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,330 11.7796 GBP
ADR Purchase 25,800 18.6155 USD
ORD Purchase 28,750 11.7905 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,598 11.7701 GBP
ORD Purchase 41,433 11.8011 GBP
ORD Purchase 45,187 11.7997 GBP
ORD Purchase 58,152 11.8167 GBP
ORD Purchase 105,331 11.7920 GBP
ORD Purchase 113,926 11.7910 GBP
ORD Purchase 186,586 11.7917 GBP
ORD Sale 49 11.8070 GBP
ORD Sale 56 11.8170 GBP
ORD Sale 62 11.7756 GBP
ORD Sale 64 11.8306 GBP
ORD Sale 66 11.7965 GBP
ORD Sale 88 11.7830 GBP
ORD Sale 90 11.8036 GBP
ORD Sale 91 11.7940 GBP
ORD Sale 93 11.8220 GBP
ORD Sale 98 11.8240 GBP
ORD Sale 113 11.7854 GBP
ORD Sale 122 11.7936 GBP
ORD Sale 142 11.8162 GBP
ORD Sale 146 11.7914 GBP
ORD Sale 148 11.7716 GBP
ORD Sale 155 11.8040 GBP
ORD Sale 189 11.8120 GBP
ORD Sale 200 11.7650 GBP
ORD Sale 209 11.7820 GBP
ORD Sale 221 11.7856 GBP
ORD Sale 225 11.7607 GBP
ORD Sale 240 11.7918 GBP
ORD Sale 254 11.7807 GBP
ORD Sale 255 11.8075 GBP
ORD Sale 255 11.8125 GBP
ORD Sale 263 11.8190 GBP
ORD Sale 272 11.7970 GBP
ORD Sale 299 11.7920 GBP
ORD Sale 324 11.7870 GBP
ORD Sale 401 11.7657 GBP
ORD Sale 421 11.7895 GBP
ORD Sale 693 11.8025 GBP
ORD Sale 703 11.8225 GBP
ORD Sale 718 11.7889 GBP
ORD Sale 811 11.7890 GBP
ORD Sale 823 11.7575 GBP
ORD Sale 859 11.7675 GBP
ORD Sale 894 11.7725 GBP
ORD Sale 1,232 11.7625 GBP
ORD Sale 1,367 11.8175 GBP
ORD Sale 1,400 11.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 2,076 11.7775 GBP
ORD Sale 2,190 11.7840 GBP
ORD Sale 2,257 11.7975 GBP
ORD Sale 2,294 11.8300 GBP
ORD Sale 2,676 11.7900 GBP
ORD Sale 2,761 11.7700 GBP
ORD Sale 3,296 11.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 3,517 11.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 3,597 11.7836 GBP
ORD Sale 3,610 11.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 3,643 11.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 4,062 11.7813 GBP
ORD Sale 5,293 11.7872 GBP
ORD Sale 5,386 11.7825 GBP
ORD Sale 6,139 11.7925 GBP
ORD Sale 6,253 11.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 6,798 11.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 7,517 11.7875 GBP
ORD Sale 9,396 11.7810 GBP
ORD Sale 9,836 11.7929 GBP
ORD Sale 12,791 11.7950 GBP
ORD Sale 19,398 11.7909 GBP
ORD Sale 19,822 11.7946 GBP
ORD Sale 21,565 11.7850 GBP
ADR Sale 25,800 18.6155 USD
ORD Sale 28,123 11.7993 GBP
ORD Sale 30,591 11.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 33,457 11.7922 GBP
ORD Sale 34,736 11.7882 GBP
ORD Sale 40,720 11.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 45,187 11.7962 GBP
ORD Sale 87,000 11.7990 GBP
ORD Sale 150,000 11.8099 GBP
ORD Sale 154,588 11.7887 GBP
ORD Sale 342,305 11.7864 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 584 11.7880 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 718 11.7889 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,028 11.7734 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,900 11.8058 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,124 11.7837 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 32,852 11.7956 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 92,027 11.7884 GBP
ORD CFD Long 96,894 11.7914 GBP
ORD CFD Long 98,634 11.7755 GBP
ORD CFD Long 278,794 11.7891 GBP
ORD CFD Short 262 11.7910 GBP
ORD CFD Short 767 11.8039 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,929 11.8257 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,000 11.7987 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,063 11.7989 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,546 11.8069 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,863 11.7958 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16,835 11.7898 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,604 11.8071 GBP
ORD CFD Short 14,318 11.8061 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 31,836 11.7897 GBP
ORD CFD Short 351,875 11.7909 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 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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 465744
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150514T132820+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC