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: 29 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: 24,014,917 0.70% 15,573,575 0.46%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,443,222 0.19% 6,151,794 0.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 30,458,139 0.89% 21,725,369 0.64%

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 17 11.4680 GBP
ADR Purchase 94 17.5900 USD
ORD Purchase 100 11.3500 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 11.3925 GBP
ORD Purchase 132 11.5007 GBP
ORD Purchase 161 11.4380 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 11.4300 GBP
ORD Purchase 265 11.4580 GBP
ORD Purchase 290 11.5300 GBP
ORD Purchase 322 11.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 358 11.3711 GBP
ORD Purchase 469 11.5050 GBP
ORD Purchase 557 11.4655 GBP
ORD Purchase 626 11.5350 GBP
ORD Purchase 626 11.5550 GBP
ORD Purchase 660 11.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 11.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 754 11.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 807 11.3550 GBP
ORD Purchase 853 11.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 958 11.4125 GBP
ORD Purchase 998 11.4575 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 11.3900 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,000 17.5800 USD
ORD Purchase 1,038 11.3625 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,056 11.4883 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,059 11.4375 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,095 11.5450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,370 11.4225 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,430 11.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,549 11.4425 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,576 11.3875 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,579 11.3850 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,000 11.4750 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,005 11.4350 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,063 11.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,082 11.5096 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,745 11.4625 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,794 11.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,799 11.4450 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,000 11.3650 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,057 11.4775 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,049 11.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,229 11.4515 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,444 11.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,313 11.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,754 11.4675 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,975 11.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,307 11.4534 GBP
ADR Purchase 15,200 17.4390 USD
ORD Purchase 15,391 11.5149 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,212 11.4442 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,538 11.3909 GBP
ORD Purchase 48,039 11.4936 GBP
ORD Purchase 132,513 11.3700 GBP
ORD Purchase 158,679 11.3722 GBP
ORD Purchase 197,486 11.5070 GBP
ORD Purchase 250,020 11.4850 GBP
ORD Sale 38 11.5025 GBP
ORD Sale 84 11.5506 GBP
ADR Sale 94 17.5900 USD
ORD Sale 100 11.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 100 11.3925 GBP
ORD Sale 119 11.5607 GBP
ORD Sale 200 11.4300 GBP
ORD Sale 225 11.5655 GBP
ORD Sale 335 11.3850 GBP
ORD Sale 469 11.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 508 11.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 557 11.4655 GBP
ORD Sale 626 11.5350 GBP
ORD Sale 626 11.5550 GBP
ORD Sale 660 11.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 700 11.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 700 11.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 752 11.4850 GBP
ORD Sale 754 11.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 760 11.4665 GBP
ORD Sale 765 11.5255 GBP
ORD Sale 790 11.5300 GBP
ORD Sale 853 11.3600 GBP
ORD Sale 958 11.4125 GBP
ORD Sale 998 11.4575 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 11.3900 GBP
ADR Sale 1,000 17.5800 USD
ORD Sale 1,038 11.3625 GBP
ORD Sale 1,059 11.4375 GBP
ORD Sale 1,095 11.5450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,200 11.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,250 11.5110 GBP
ORD Sale 1,370 11.4225 GBP
ORD Sale 1,545 11.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 1,549 11.4425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,576 11.3875 GBP
ORD Sale 2,000 11.4750 GBP
ORD Sale 2,036 11.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 2,745 11.4625 GBP
ORD Sale 2,799 11.4450 GBP
ORD Sale 3,000 11.3650 GBP
ORD Sale 3,137 11.4165 GBP
ORD Sale 3,365 11.5089 GBP
ORD Sale 3,428 11.4989 GBP
ORD Sale 3,820 11.4819 GBP
ORD Sale 3,975 11.5038 GBP
ORD Sale 4,057 11.4775 GBP
ORD Sale 4,469 11.4715 GBP
ORD Sale 5,937 11.4703 GBP
ORD Sale 6,748 11.4490 GBP
ORD Sale 7,644 11.4675 GBP
ORD Sale 12,538 11.3700 GBP
ORD Sale 15,127 11.4540 GBP
ADR Sale 15,200 17.4390 USD
ORD Sale 46,584 11.4821 GBP
ORD Sale 67,507 11.5040 GBP
ORD Sale 83,322 11.4741 GBP
ORD Sale 93,626 11.3749 GBP
ORD Sale 239,492 11.4781 GBP
ORD Sale 1,605,767 11.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,095,997 11.5150 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 1 11.4600 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 100 11.4499 GBP
ORD CFD Long 500 11.4941 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,300 11.4647 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,616 11.5102 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,137 11.4165 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,365 11.5090 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,802 11.4995 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,006 11.4834 GBP
ORD CFD Long 9,128 11.4807 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 23,130 11.4860 GBP
ORD CFD Long 42,811 11.3778 GBP
ORD CFD Long 22,544 11.4671 GBP
ORD CFD Long 325,000 11.4761 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,605,767 11.5200 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,804 11.4783 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,006 11.5565 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,600 11.3851 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 12,886 11.4979 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,931 11.4793 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 23,868 11.4941 GBP
ORD CFD Short 19,406 11.5564 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 121,965 11.4890 GBP
ORD CFD Short 167,079 11.3722 GBP
ORD CFD Short 300,260 11.4999 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: 1 Jun 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: 468195
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150601T133426+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC