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: 24 July 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: 24,592,402 0.72% 21,357,306 0.63%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,709,503 0.20% 9,741,367 0.29%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.03% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 32,301,905 0.95% 32,098,673 0.94%

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 1 10.4150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1 10.4225 GBP
ORD Purchase 8 10.3625 GBP
ORD Purchase 153 10.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 175 10.3425 GBP
ORD Purchase 178 10.5200 GBP
ORD Purchase 334 10.3750 GBP
ORD Purchase 349 10.3525 GBP
ORD Purchase 349 10.3850 GBP
ORD Purchase 354 10.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 455 10.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 478 10.5325 GBP
ORD Purchase 556 10.5050 GBP
ORD Purchase 643 10.4775 GBP
ORD Purchase 643 10.4975 GBP
ORD Purchase 699 10.4250 GBP
ORD Purchase 772 10.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 804 10.3875 GBP
ORD Purchase 804 10.3955 GBP
ORD Purchase 815 10.5150 GBP
ORD Purchase 926 10.3725 GBP
ORD Purchase 927 10.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,036 10.4008 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,041 10.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,158 10.4000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,223 10.5300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,270 10.3675 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,484 10.4821 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,680 10.5250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,736 10.3952 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,907 10.5350 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,150 10.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,196 10.4709 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,743 10.3581 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,058 10.3602 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,763 10.3691 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,896 10.3650 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,353 10.3450 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,662 10.3858 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,024 10.3500 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,032 10.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,966 10.4320 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,813 10.4264 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,393 10.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,165 10.3700 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,265 10.4456 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,010 10.3818 GBP
ORD Purchase 30,702 10.5453 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,566 10.4015 GBP
ORD Purchase 35,338 10.4357 GBP
ORD Purchase 61,403 10.5421 GBP
ORD Purchase 61,404 10.3728 GBP
ORD Purchase 64,368 10.3862 GBP
ORD Purchase 88,101 10.3794 GBP
ORD Purchase 110,680 10.3711 GBP
ORD Purchase 230,606 10.3550 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.4150 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.4225 GBP
ORD Sale 153 10.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 175 10.3425 GBP
ORD Sale 178 10.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 239 10.5325 GBP
ORD Sale 334 10.3750 GBP
ORD Sale 349 10.3525 GBP
ORD Sale 349 10.3850 GBP
ORD Sale 354 10.3950 GBP
ORD Sale 455 10.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 556 10.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 643 10.4775 GBP
ORD Sale 643 10.4975 GBP
ORD Sale 699 10.4250 GBP
ORD Sale 772 10.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 804 10.3875 GBP
ORD Sale 804 10.3955 GBP
ORD Sale 815 10.5150 GBP
ORD Sale 926 10.3725 GBP
ORD Sale 1,013 10.3765 GBP
ORD Sale 1,041 10.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,223 10.5300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,270 10.3675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,297 10.4918 GBP
ORD Sale 1,596 10.3641 GBP
ORD Sale 1,680 10.5250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,907 10.5350 GBP
ORD Sale 1,928 10.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 2,150 10.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 2,316 10.4000 GBP
ORD Sale 2,402 10.4087 GBP
ORD Sale 3,610 10.4190 GBP
ORD Sale 4,611 10.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 4,807 10.4200 GBP
ORD Sale 5,120 10.5049 GBP
ORD Sale 5,896 10.3650 GBP
ORD Sale 6,353 10.3450 GBP
ORD Sale 6,988 10.3809 GBP
ORD Sale 8,032 10.3600 GBP
ORD Sale 10,081 10.4044 GBP
ORD Sale 10,814 10.3915 GBP
ORD Sale 12,397 10.3937 GBP
ORD Sale 14,428 10.4069 GBP
ORD Sale 14,610 10.4061 GBP
ORD Sale 15,387 10.3625 GBP
ORD Sale 15,754 10.3899 GBP
ORD Sale 16,143 10.3837 GBP
ORD Sale 17,165 10.3700 GBP
ORD Sale 17,405 10.5188 GBP
ORD Sale 23,901 10.3715 GBP
ORD Sale 25,060 10.3780 GBP
ORD Sale 54,185 10.3550 GBP
ORD Sale 69,927 10.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 112,955 10.3764 GBP
ORD Sale 154,077 10.4137 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 2,000 10.3744 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,120 10.5049 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,300 10.3938 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,799 10.4744 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 18,673 10.4006 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 29,676 10.4394 GBP
ORD CFD Long 138,110 10.3992 GBP
ORD CFD Short 132 10.3529 GBP
ORD CFD Short 620 10.4638 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 629 10.4301 GBP
ORD CFD Short 984 10.3577 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,036 10.4008 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,484 10.4822 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,179 10.4902 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,486 10.4879 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,230 10.3730 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 28/08/2016 Short 30,702 10.5453 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 38,717 10.4409 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 28/08/2016 Short 61,403 10.5421 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 28/08/2016 Short 61,404 10.3728 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: 27 Jul 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.

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: 476736
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150727T131010+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC