Form 8.3 - BG GROUP 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 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: 18 June 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: 23,383,784 0.68% 15,774,256 0.46%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,091,177 0.18% 9,514,298 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.03% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 30,474,961 0.89% 26,288,554 0.77%

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 150 10.7500 GBP
ORD Purchase 242 10.7900 GBP
ORD Purchase 379 10.8091 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 10.8014 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 10.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 667 10.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,059 10.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,141 10.7998 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,334 10.7700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,892 10.7950 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,743 10.7848 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,297 10.7877 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,941 10.7966 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,612 10.7830 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,733 10.7850 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,838 10.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,844 10.8040 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,342 10.7872 GBP
ADR Purchase 8,000 17.1500 USD
ORD Purchase 9,415 10.8001 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,589 10.7882 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,769 10.7810 GBP
ORD Purchase 51,788 10.7971 GBP
ORD Purchase 139,139 10.7912 GBP
ORD Purchase 267,842 10.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 471,000 10.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 91 10.7920 GBP
ORD Sale 136 10.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 171 10.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 198 10.8195 GBP
ORD Sale 227 10.8020 GBP
ORD Sale 242 10.7900 GBP
ORD Sale 415 10.8155 GBP
ORD Sale 500 10.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 550 10.7968 GBP
ORD Sale 667 10.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 750 10.7955 GBP
ORD Sale 849 10.7951 GBP
ORD Sale 984 10.8017 GBP
ORD Sale 1,059 10.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,210 10.7805 GBP
ORD Sale 1,325 10.7605 GBP
ORD Sale 1,334 10.7700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,892 10.7950 GBP
ORD Sale 4,025 10.7898 GBP
ORD Sale 4,304 10.7931 GBP
ORD Sale 4,733 10.7850 GBP
ORD Sale 4,838 10.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 5,979 10.7896 GBP
ORD Sale 6,166 10.7875 GBP
ADR Sale 8,000 17.1500 USD
ORD Sale 19,796 10.7811 GBP
ORD Sale 24,496 10.7827 GBP
ORD Sale 27,251 10.7840 GBP
ORD Sale 32,601 10.7835 GBP
ORD Sale 45,705 10.7825 GBP
ORD Sale 58,250 10.7992 GBP
ORD Sale 63,842 10.7886 GBP
ORD Sale 76,775 10.7807 GBP
ORD Sale 85,986 10.7823 GBP
ORD Sale 250,000 10.7769 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 1,600 10.8063 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,299 10.7885 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,000 10.7991 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,199 10.7785 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,577 10.7845 GBP
ORD CFD Long 27,251 10.7840 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 29,335 10.7903 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 38,882 10.7856 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 379 10.8091 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,797 10.7662 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,789 10.7872 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 12,467 10.7840 GBP
ORD CFD Short 19,739 10.8071 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 31,510 10.7860 GBP
ORD CFD Short 39,994 10.8145 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 63,990 10.7753 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?   YES
Date of disclosure: 19 Jun 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 BG GROUP 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      
ORD Put Options Purchased -1,000,000 10.0000 American 21 Aug 2015
ORD Call Options Purchased 1,000,000 10.5000 American 21 Aug 2015

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: 471490
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150619T140106+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC