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: 25 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: 30,429,028 0.89% 17,600,717 0.52%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,156,552 0.21% 16,436,168 0.48%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 37,585,580 1.10% 34,036,885 1.00%

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 26 9.5170 GBP
ORD Purchase 27 9.5728 GBP
ORD Purchase 39 9.6169 GBP
ORD Purchase 73 9.6204 GBP
ORD Purchase 164 9.6130 GBP
ORD Purchase 179 9.6069 GBP
ORD Purchase 185 9.5763 GBP
ORD Purchase 190 9.6019 GBP
ORD Purchase 195 9.6027 GBP
ORD Purchase 211 9.5140 GBP
ORD Purchase 226 9.5833 GBP
ORD Purchase 258 9.6115 GBP
ORD Purchase 271 9.5959 GBP
ORD Purchase 311 9.6140 GBP
ORD Purchase 342 9.5625 GBP
ORD Purchase 343 9.5285 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.5690 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.6143 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.5790 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.5815 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.6139 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.5992 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.6535 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.6465 GBP
ORD Purchase 369 9.5730 GBP
ORD Purchase 370 9.5824 GBP
ORD Purchase 373 9.5920 GBP
ORD Purchase 378 9.6445 GBP
ORD Purchase 378 9.6485 GBP
ORD Purchase 381 9.5725 GBP
ORD Purchase 388 9.6425 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5758 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5739 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5579 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6245 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6155 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6149 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6144 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6129 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6120 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6084 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6049 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6075 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6048 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6035 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6030 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.6025 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5954 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5904 GBP
ORD Purchase 406 9.5820 GBP
ORD Purchase 408 9.6018 GBP
ORD Purchase 421 9.6695 GBP
ORD Purchase 454 9.6020 GBP
ORD Purchase 479 9.5804 GBP
ORD Purchase 479 9.5020 GBP
ORD Purchase 479 9.5660 GBP
ORD Purchase 501 9.6124 GBP
ORD Purchase 516 9.5970 GBP
ORD Purchase 544 9.5635 GBP
ORD Purchase 559 9.5781 GBP
ORD Purchase 582 9.5240 GBP
ORD Purchase 598 9.6114 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 9.5470 GBP
ORD Purchase 602 9.6184 GBP
ORD Purchase 612 9.6135 GBP
ORD Purchase 617 9.5848 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.6099 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.6145 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5620 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5700 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5744 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5765 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5825 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.5865 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.6005 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.6045 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.6059 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 9.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 740 9.6384 GBP
ORD Purchase 747 9.6515 GBP
ORD Purchase 831 9.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 873 9.5980 GBP
ORD Purchase 956 9.5330 GBP
ORD Purchase 956 9.6430 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,041 9.6100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,083 9.6085 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,138 9.6450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,158 9.6010 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,167 9.5995 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,411 9.6390 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,714 9.5519 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,582 9.5572 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,715 9.5868 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,754 9.6104 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,684 9.6299 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,773 9.5401 GBP
ADR Purchase 10,400 15.2348 USD
ADR Purchase 11,116 15.1088 USD
ORD Purchase 13,382 9.5936 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,000 9.5838 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,171 9.5455 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,538 9.6221 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,976 9.5706 GBP
ORD Purchase 65,222 9.6060 GBP
ORD Purchase 101,718 9.5985 GBP
ORD Purchase 207,396 9.5607 GBP
ORD Sale 26 9.5170 GBP
ORD Sale 27 9.5728 GBP
ORD Sale 39 9.6169 GBP
ORD Sale 164 9.6130 GBP
ORD Sale 179 9.6069 GBP
ORD Sale 185 9.5763 GBP
ORD Sale 195 9.6027 GBP
ORD Sale 211 9.5140 GBP
ORD Sale 226 9.5833 GBP
ORD Sale 258 9.6115 GBP
ORD Sale 271 9.5959 GBP
ORD Sale 311 9.6140 GBP
ORD Sale 342 9.5625 GBP
ORD Sale 343 9.5285 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5985 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.6143 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5815 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5690 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5730 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.6139 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5790 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.5992 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.6535 GBP
ORD Sale 369 9.6465 GBP
ORD Sale 370 9.5824 GBP
ORD Sale 370 9.6384 GBP
ORD Sale 373 9.5920 GBP
ORD Sale 378 9.6445 GBP
ORD Sale 378 9.6485 GBP
ORD Sale 381 9.5725 GBP
ORD Sale 388 9.6425 GBP
ORD Sale 400 9.5374 GBP
ORD Sale 400 9.6230 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5758 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5739 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5579 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6245 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6155 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6149 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6144 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6129 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6120 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6075 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6084 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6049 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6048 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6035 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6030 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.6025 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5954 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5904 GBP
ORD Sale 406 9.5820 GBP
ORD Sale 408 9.6018 GBP
ORD Sale 454 9.6020 GBP
ORD Sale 479 9.5020 GBP
ORD Sale 479 9.5804 GBP
ORD Sale 479 9.5660 GBP
ORD Sale 501 9.6124 GBP
ORD Sale 516 9.5970 GBP
ORD Sale 544 9.5635 GBP
ORD Sale 559 9.5781 GBP
ORD Sale 582 9.5240 GBP
ORD Sale 598 9.6114 GBP
ORD Sale 600 9.5470 GBP
ORD Sale 602 9.6184 GBP
ORD Sale 612 9.6135 GBP
ORD Sale 617 9.5848 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.6145 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5620 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5700 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5744 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5765 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5825 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.5865 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.6005 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.6045 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.6059 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.6099 GBP
ORD Sale 700 9.6550 GBP
ORD Sale 710 9.5387 GBP
ORD Sale 719 9.6034 GBP
ORD Sale 747 9.6515 GBP
ORD Sale 831 9.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 842 9.6695 GBP
ORD Sale 857 9.5900 GBP
ORD Sale 873 9.5980 GBP
ORD Sale 927 9.5270 GBP
ORD Sale 956 9.6430 GBP
ORD Sale 956 9.5330 GBP
ORD Sale 1,041 9.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,077 9.5752 GBP
ORD Sale 1,083 9.6085 GBP
ORD Sale 1,158 9.6010 GBP
ORD Sale 1,167 9.5995 GBP
ORD Sale 1,362 9.5268 GBP
ORD Sale 1,411 9.6390 GBP
ORD Sale 1,412 9.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 2,351 9.5968 GBP
ORD Sale 3,105 9.6567 GBP
ORD Sale 3,163 9.5714 GBP
ORD Sale 3,544 9.4868 GBP
ORD Sale 3,610 9.5780 GBP
ORD Sale 5,999 9.5317 GBP
ORD Sale 6,029 9.5269 GBP
ORD Sale 6,512 9.5945 GBP
ORD Sale 6,596 9.5983 GBP
ORD Sale 7,252 9.5514 GBP
ORD Sale 7,956 9.5355 GBP
ORD Sale 9,893 9.5853 GBP
ADR Sale 10,400 15.2348 USD
ADR Sale 11,116 15.1088 USD
ORD Sale 14,796 9.5202 GBP
ORD Sale 21,373 9.5933 GBP
ORD Sale 27,000 9.6392 GBP
ORD Sale 29,745 9.5979 GBP
ORD Sale 31,362 9.5905 GBP
ORD Sale 35,021 9.5537 GBP
ORD Sale 58,875 9.5251 GBP
ORD Sale 64,701 9.6019 GBP
ORD Sale 81,683 9.5421 GBP
ORD Sale 121,360 9.5533 GBP
ORD Sale 146,072 9.6060 GBP
ORD Sale 550,917 9.6056 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 400 9.5374 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,362 9.5268 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,963 9.5810 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,449 9.6038 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,615 9.5800 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,365 9.5765 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,315 9.5893 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,495 9.5688 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,558 9.5711 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,512 9.5945 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,326 9.5044 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,076 9.5967 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,373 9.5933 GBP
ORD CFD Long 40,000 9.6051 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 103,066 9.5644 GBP
ORD CFD Long 100,134 9.5225 GBP
ORD CFD Short 73 9.6205 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,005 9.5929 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,915 9.6157 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,042 9.5843 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,200 9.6006 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,218 9.5924 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,122 9.6383 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 19,187 9.5612 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 77,181 9.5750 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 103,006 9.5606 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?   NO
Date of disclosure: 26 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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 481430
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150826T140211+0100

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