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: 31 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: 25,491,745 0.75% 21,971,748 0.64%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,589,028 0.19% 10,696,101 0.31%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.03% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 33,080,773 0.97% 33,667,849 0.99%

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 18 10.8300 GBP
ORD Purchase 30 10.8275 GBP
ORD Purchase 61 10.8925 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 103 10.8400 GBP
ORD Purchase 121 10.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 124 10.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 275 10.8850 GBP
ORD Purchase 354 10.9775 GBP
ORD Purchase 366 10.8937 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 10.8075 GBP
ORD Purchase 414 10.8651 GBP
ORD Purchase 421 10.9725 GBP
ORD Purchase 453 10.9050 GBP
ADR Purchase 500 17.1200 USD
ORD Purchase 510 10.8989 GBP
ORD Purchase 541 10.7990 GBP
ORD Purchase 553 10.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 591 10.9200 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 17.1033 USD
ORD Purchase 776 10.9278 GBP
ORD Purchase 957 10.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,221 10.8950 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,152 10.9250 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,161 10.8994 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,660 10.9267 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,824 10.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,824 10.9425 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,985 10.9650 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,194 10.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,280 10.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,072 10.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,125 10.9254 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,354 10.8921 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,104 10.8999 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,059 10.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,094 10.9253 GBP
ADR Purchase 22,570 17.1769 USD
ORD Purchase 23,163 10.9016 GBP
ORD Purchase 104,745 10.9247 GBP
ORD Purchase 111,750 10.9160 GBP
ORD Purchase 175,361 10.9209 GBP
ORD Purchase 442,207 10.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 18 10.8300 GBP
ORD Sale 26 10.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 48 10.8284 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 103 10.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 121 10.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 124 10.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 172 10.8894 GBP
ORD Sale 199 10.9719 GBP
ORD Sale 204 10.8975 GBP
ORD Sale 275 10.8850 GBP
ORD Sale 277 10.9619 GBP
ORD Sale 354 10.9775 GBP
ORD Sale 369 10.8075 GBP
ORD Sale 386 10.9218 GBP
ADR Sale 500 17.1200 USD
ORD Sale 510 10.8925 GBP
ORD Sale 530 10.8968 GBP
ORD Sale 578 10.9725 GBP
ORD Sale 591 10.9200 GBP
ADR Sale 600 17.1033 USD
ORD Sale 957 10.9300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,214 10.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,316 10.9063 GBP
ORD Sale 1,375 10.8918 GBP
ORD Sale 1,412 10.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 1,412 10.9425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,863 10.7853 GBP
ORD Sale 1,885 10.9418 GBP
ORD Sale 2,014 10.9050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,653 10.9850 GBP
ORD Sale 3,693 10.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 4,610 10.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 6,260 10.9341 GBP
ORD Sale 6,467 10.8950 GBP
ORD Sale 6,548 10.9159 GBP
ORD Sale 8,669 10.9295 GBP
ORD Sale 9,083 10.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 10,529 10.9576 GBP
ORD Sale 11,772 10.9650 GBP
ORD Sale 13,653 10.9389 GBP
ORD Sale 17,869 10.8872 GBP
ORD Sale 21,026 10.9319 GBP
ADR Sale 22,570 17.1769 USD
ORD Sale 25,098 10.9320 GBP
ORD Sale 27,764 10.8900 GBP
ORD Sale 30,638 10.9368 GBP
ORD Sale 31,343 10.8964 GBP
ORD Sale 32,402 10.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 33,615 10.9044 GBP
ORD Sale 36,166 10.9263 GBP
ORD Sale 75,218 10.8798 GBP
ORD Sale 81,229 10.9226 GBP
ORD Sale 143,957 10.9250 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 819 10.9154 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,945 10.9308 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,593 10.8912 GBP
ORD CFD Long 19,552 10.8683 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 23,696 10.8420 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 66,517 10.8989 GBP
ORD CFD Short 200 10.9260 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 376 10.9560 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 831 10.9438 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 11,315 10.8970 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 62,453 10.8952 GBP
ORD CFD Short 83,095 10.9309 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: 3 Aug 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.

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: 477747
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150803T133608+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC