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: 19 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: 26,580,481 0.78% 15,323,054 0.45%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,067,495 0.21% 11,997,453 0.35%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 33,646,890 0.99% 28,320,507 0.83%

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  
ADR Purchase 94 16.5900 USD
ORD Purchase 100 10.5450 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.5600 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 10.5550 GBP
ORD Purchase 456 10.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 539 10.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 633 10.4935 GBP
ORD Purchase 658 10.5425 GBP
ORD Purchase 724 10.5625 GBP
ORD Purchase 823 10.5725 GBP
ORD Purchase 869 10.5775 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,342 10.5175 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,454 16.4731 USD
ORD Purchase 1,467 10.5696 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,436 10.4525 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,528 10.5602 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,621 10.5693 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,970 10.5679 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,034 10.5558 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,400 10.5750 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,145 10.5700 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,200 10.5800 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,800 10.5636 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,141 10.5198 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,234 10.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,363 10.5315 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,622 10.5300 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,201 10.5526 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,017 10.5592 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,024 10.5587 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,641 10.5395 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,804 10.5613 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,050 10.5586 GBP
ORD Purchase 26,089 10.5432 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,220 10.4550 GBP
ADR Purchase 64,600 16.6410 USD
ORD Purchase 87,581 10.5588 GBP
ORD Sale 68 10.5306 GBP
ORD Sale 82 10.5664 GBP
ADR Sale 94 16.5900 USD
ORD Sale 100 10.5450 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 200 10.5550 GBP
ORD Sale 600 10.4668 GBP
ORD Sale 675 10.4641 GBP
ORD Sale 724 10.5625 GBP
ORD Sale 798 10.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 823 10.5725 GBP
ORD Sale 850 10.5614 GBP
ORD Sale 869 10.5775 GBP
ORD Sale 959 10.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 1,114 10.5099 GBP
ORD Sale 1,316 10.5425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,342 10.5175 GBP
ADR Sale 1,454 16.4731 USD
ORD Sale 1,747 10.5882 GBP
ORD Sale 1,751 10.5568 GBP
ORD Sale 2,006 10.5951 GBP
ORD Sale 2,370 10.5933 GBP
ORD Sale 2,436 10.4525 GBP
ORD Sale 4,779 10.5750 GBP
ORD Sale 5,200 10.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 5,334 10.5091 GBP
ORD Sale 5,500 10.5726 GBP
ORD Sale 5,597 10.5079 GBP
ORD Sale 5,805 10.5700 GBP
ORD Sale 10,234 10.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 12,307 10.5300 GBP
ORD Sale 14,055 10.5571 GBP
ORD Sale 15,265 10.5156 GBP
ORD Sale 15,856 10.5128 GBP
ORD Sale 17,384 10.5321 GBP
ORD Sale 22,484 10.5262 GBP
ORD Sale 31,606 10.5408 GBP
ADR Sale 64,600 16.6410 USD
ORD Sale 162,858 10.5435 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 600 10.5432 GBP
ORD CFD Long 727 10.4750 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,006 10.5951 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,300 10.5054 GBP
ORD CFD Long 9,787 10.4652 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,856 10.5128 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 43,053 10.5546 GBP
ORD CFD Long 169,744 10.5421 GBP
ORD CFD Short 633 10.4938 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,467 10.5698 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,602 10.5721 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,761 10.4990 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,984 10.5656 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,860 10.5763 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 25,050 10.5586 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 29,079 10.5677 GBP
ORD CFD Short 32,300 10.5705 GBP
ORD CFD Short 33,764 10.5033 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 43,611 10.5802 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 45,479 10.5548 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: 20 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

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: 480621
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150820T142358+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC