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: 3 August 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: 25,349,865 0.74% 21,783,505 0.64%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,599,449 0.19% 10,754,558 0.31%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.03% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 32,948,228 0.96% 33,538,063 0.98%

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 15 10.8925 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 10.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 337 10.8950 GBP
ORD Purchase 337 10.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 345 10.8400 GBP
ORD Purchase 385 10.9050 GBP
ORD Purchase 482 10.9250 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 16.9500 USD
ORD Purchase 642 10.8575 GBP
ORD Purchase 642 10.8725 GBP
ORD Purchase 642 10.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 872 10.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 964 10.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,080 10.8800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,367 10.8700 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,400 17.0000 USD
ORD Purchase 1,446 10.9033 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,898 10.8758 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,045 10.8940 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,799 10.9100 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,138 10.9034 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,145 10.9334 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,190 10.9264 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,463 10.9146 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,553 10.8983 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,129 10.8934 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,844 10.9131 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,230 10.8902 GBP
ORD Purchase 108,433 10.9153 GBP
ORD Sale 12 10.8595 GBP
ORD Sale 15 10.8925 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 200 10.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 250 10.8613 GBP
ORD Sale 337 10.9300 GBP
ORD Sale 344 10.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 410 10.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 438 10.8598 GBP
ORD Sale 482 10.9250 GBP
ORD Sale 500 10.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 570 10.8300 GBP
ADR Sale 600 16.9500 USD
ORD Sale 642 10.8575 GBP
ORD Sale 642 10.8725 GBP
ORD Sale 642 10.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 690 10.9346 GBP
ORD Sale 964 10.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 10.8815 GBP
ORD Sale 1,003 10.8700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,284 10.8650 GBP
ORD Sale 1,400 10.9058 GBP
ADR Sale 1,400 17.0000 USD
ORD Sale 1,602 10.8800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,840 10.8899 GBP
ORD Sale 2,249 10.8914 GBP
ORD Sale 2,450 10.9132 GBP
ORD Sale 2,541 10.9128 GBP
ORD Sale 2,750 10.8605 GBP
ORD Sale 3,270 10.8739 GBP
ORD Sale 4,736 10.8946 GBP
ORD Sale 7,853 10.9100 GBP
ORD Sale 10,645 10.9243 GBP
ORD Sale 11,183 10.8876 GBP
ORD Sale 17,531 10.8904 GBP
ORD Sale 27,819 10.9019 GBP
ORD Sale 75,456 10.9072 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 300 10.8415 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 690 10.9346 GBP
ORD CFD Long 700 10.8584 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,772 10.8752 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,900 10.8897 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,467 10.8457 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,183 10.8876 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,627 10.8560 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 68,473 10.9109 GBP
ORD CFD Long 44,584 10.9162 GBP
ORD CFD Short 300 10.8091 GBP
ORD CFD Short 761 10.9811 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,655 10.9100 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 49,730 10.8974 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 62,173 10.8988 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 64,010 10.8957 GBP
ORD CFD Short 45,725 10.9521 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: 4 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: 477979
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150804T131516+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC