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:   03 September 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: 30,120,416 0.88% 19,989,686 0.58%
             
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,366,069 0.19% 16,523,107 0.48%
             
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
             
(4)
TOTAL: 36,486,485 1.07% 36,512,793 1.07%

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 27 9.8609 GBP
ORD Purchase 39 9.8620 GBP
ORD Purchase 44 9.9260 GBP
ORD Purchase 55 9.8587 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 9.8670 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 9.8680 GBP
ORD Purchase 165 9.8489 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 9.8616 GBP
ORD Purchase 211 9.8588 GBP
ORD Purchase 216 9.8224 GBP
ORD Purchase 245 9.8455 GBP
ORD Purchase 245 9.9456 GBP
ORD Purchase 314 9.8170 GBP
ORD Purchase 315 9.8440 GBP
ORD Purchase 339 9.8528 GBP
ORD Purchase 353 9.8685 GBP
ORD Purchase 353 9.8595 GBP
ORD Purchase 353 9.8615 GBP
ORD Purchase 353 9.8619 GBP
ORD Purchase 353 9.8635 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9029 GBP
ORD Purchase 374 9.8120 GBP
ORD Purchase 375 9.8860 GBP
ORD Purchase 395 9.8515 GBP
ORD Purchase 424 9.8485 GBP
ORD Purchase 424 9.9295 GBP
ORD Purchase 424 9.8558 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 9.8840 GBP
ORD Purchase 516 9.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 522 9.8805 GBP
ORD Purchase 523 9.8630 GBP
ORD Purchase 534 9.8886 GBP
ORD Purchase 590 9.9020 GBP
ORD Purchase 599 9.8210 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 9.8980 GBP
ORD Purchase 602 9.9035 GBP
ORD Purchase 602 9.8400 GBP
ORD Purchase 602 9.9069 GBP
ORD Purchase 608 9.8665 GBP
ORD Purchase 629 9.8240 GBP
ORD Purchase 637 9.8330 GBP
ORD Purchase 642 9.8380 GBP
ORD Purchase 645 9.8600 GBP
ORD Purchase 666 9.8080 GBP
ORD Purchase 667 9.8610 GBP
ORD Purchase 680 9.9270 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 9.9070 GBP
ORD Purchase 716 9.8140 GBP
ORD Purchase 738 9.9005 GBP
ORD Purchase 740 9.9210 GBP
ORD Purchase 748 9.8430 GBP
ORD Purchase 760 9.8350 GBP
ORD Purchase 769 9.9504 GBP
ORD Purchase 780 9.8530 GBP
ORD Purchase 785 9.8480 GBP
ORD Purchase 795 9.8700 GBP
ORD Purchase 800 9.8829 GBP
ORD Purchase 842 9.8410 GBP
ORD Purchase 864 9.8570 GBP
ORD Purchase 878 9.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 883 9.8565 GBP
ADR Purchase 957 15.0700 USD
ORD Purchase 966 9.8540 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,054 9.8280 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,067 9.8490 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,086 9.8660 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,100 9.8765 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,122 9.9030 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,160 9.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,170 9.8640 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,176 9.8070 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,246 9.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,264 9.8845 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,284 9.9015 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,297 9.8780 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,356 9.8740 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,429 9.8090 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,551 9.8750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,581 9.8220 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,604 9.8760 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,634 9.8460 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,644 9.9280 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,647 9.8250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,777 9.8180 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,883 9.8710 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,918 9.8475 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,962 9.8290 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,993 9.9200 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,020 9.8705 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,045 9.8130 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,106 9.8230 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,124 9.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,168 9.8510 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,316 9.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,326 9.8110 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,404 9.9310 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,494 9.8992 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,604 9.8781 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,196 9.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,505 9.8941 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,649 9.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,701 9.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,923 9.8470 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,679 9.8717 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,220 9.8202 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,204 9.8989 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,900 9.8921 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,684 9.8736 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,948 9.8959 GBP
ORD Purchase 61,167 9.8791 GBP
ORD Purchase 73,500 9.8833 GBP
ADR Purchase 95,692 15.1191 USD
ORD Purchase 107,602 9.8676 GBP
ORD Purchase 117,568 9.8207 GBP
ORD Purchase 138,292 9.8927 GBP
ORD Purchase 196,069 9.8931 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,214,593 9.8785 GBP
ORD Sale 27 9.8609 GBP
ORD Sale 39 9.8620 GBP
ORD Sale 44 9.9260 GBP
ORD Sale 55 9.8587 GBP
ORD Sale 100 9.8670 GBP
ORD Sale 165 9.8489 GBP
ORD Sale 200 9.8616 GBP
ORD Sale 211 9.8588 GBP
ORD Sale 216 9.8224 GBP
ORD Sale 245 9.8455 GBP
ORD Sale 314 9.8170 GBP
ORD Sale 315 9.8440 GBP
ORD Sale 339 9.8528 GBP
ORD Sale 353 9.8595 GBP
ORD Sale 353 9.8615 GBP
ORD Sale 353 9.8619 GBP
ORD Sale 353 9.8635 GBP
ORD Sale 353 9.8685 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9029 GBP
ORD Sale 374 9.8120 GBP
ORD Sale 375 9.8860 GBP
ORD Sale 395 9.8515 GBP
ORD Sale 424 9.8485 GBP
ORD Sale 424 9.8558 GBP
ORD Sale 424 9.9295 GBP
ORD Sale 473 9.7580 GBP
ORD Sale 500 9.8840 GBP
ORD Sale 516 9.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 522 9.8805 GBP
ORD Sale 523 9.8630 GBP
ORD Sale 590 9.9020 GBP
ORD Sale 599 9.8210 GBP
ORD Sale 600 9.8980 GBP
ORD Sale 602 9.9069 GBP
ORD Sale 602 9.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 602 9.9035 GBP
ORD Sale 608 9.8665 GBP
ORD Sale 629 9.8240 GBP
ORD Sale 637 9.8330 GBP
ORD Sale 642 9.8380 GBP
ORD Sale 645 9.8600 GBP
ORD Sale 666 9.8080 GBP
ORD Sale 667 9.8610 GBP
ORD Sale 680 9.9270 GBP
ORD Sale 700 9.9070 GBP
ORD Sale 716 9.8140 GBP
ORD Sale 738 9.9005 GBP
ORD Sale 740 9.9210 GBP
ORD Sale 748 9.8430 GBP
ORD Sale 750 9.8976 GBP
ORD Sale 760 9.8350 GBP
ORD Sale 769 9.9504 GBP
ORD Sale 780 9.8530 GBP
ORD Sale 785 9.8480 GBP
ORD Sale 795 9.8700 GBP
ORD Sale 800 9.8829 GBP
ORD Sale 842 9.8410 GBP
ORD Sale 864 9.8570 GBP
ORD Sale 878 9.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 883 9.8565 GBP
ADR Sale 957 15.0700 USD
ORD Sale 966 9.8540 GBP
ORD Sale 1,054 9.8280 GBP
ORD Sale 1,067 9.8490 GBP
ORD Sale 1,122 9.9030 GBP
ORD Sale 1,160 9.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 1,176 9.8070 GBP
ORD Sale 1,246 9.8900 GBP
ORD Sale 1,264 9.8845 GBP
ORD Sale 1,284 9.9015 GBP
ORD Sale 1,297 9.8780 GBP
ORD Sale 1,356 9.8740 GBP
ORD Sale 1,400 9.8196 GBP
ORD Sale 1,429 9.8090 GBP
ORD Sale 1,500 9.8971 GBP
ORD Sale 1,551 9.8750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,581 9.8220 GBP
ORD Sale 1,604 9.8760 GBP
ORD Sale 1,634 9.8460 GBP
ORD Sale 1,644 9.9280 GBP
ORD Sale 1,647 9.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,667 9.8589 GBP
ORD Sale 1,777 9.8180 GBP
ORD Sale 1,830 9.8368 GBP
ORD Sale 1,866 9.8251 GBP
ORD Sale 1,883 9.8710 GBP
ORD Sale 1,918 9.8475 GBP
ORD Sale 1,962 9.8290 GBP
ORD Sale 1,993 9.9200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,020 9.8705 GBP
ORD Sale 2,045 9.8130 GBP
ORD Sale 2,106 9.8230 GBP
ORD Sale 2,120 9.8470 GBP
ORD Sale 2,124 9.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 2,168 9.8510 GBP
ORD Sale 2,316 9.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,326 9.8110 GBP
ORD Sale 2,404 9.9310 GBP
ORD Sale 2,679 9.8444 GBP
ORD Sale 3,196 9.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,649 9.9300 GBP
ORD Sale 4,701 9.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 7,944 9.8422 GBP
ORD Sale 8,541 9.8553 GBP
ORD Sale 11,371 9.8429 GBP
ORD Sale 13,785 9.8765 GBP
ORD Sale 14,839 9.8794 GBP
ORD Sale 16,704 9.8757 GBP
ORD Sale 21,000 9.9305 GBP
ORD Sale 25,706 9.8267 GBP
ORD Sale 26,814 9.8702 GBP
ORD Sale 28,712 9.8668 GBP
ORD Sale 29,251 9.8694 GBP
ORD Sale 39,297 9.8746 GBP
ORD Sale 39,311 9.8667 GBP
ORD Sale 72,570 9.8278 GBP
ORD Sale 78,838 9.8772 GBP
ADR Sale 95,692 15.1191 USD
ORD Sale 100,896 9.8660 GBP
ORD Sale 123,460 9.8640 GBP
ORD Sale 131,330 9.8673 GBP
ORD Sale 133,030 9.9372 GBP
ORD Sale 133,030 9.9357 GBP
ORD Sale 169,553 9.8680 GBP
ORD Sale 189,666 9.8776 GBP
ORD Sale 300,000 9.8585 GBP
ORD Sale 497,094 9.8545 GBP
ORD Sale 537,177 9.8837 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 400 9.8686 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,374 9.8335 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,400 9.8197 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,667 9.8589 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,108 9.8569 GBP
ORD CFD Long 14,839 9.8793 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 66,293 9.8797 GBP
ORD CFD Long 68,509 9.8272 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 80,255 9.8645 GBP
ORD CFD Long 126,702 9.8814 GBP
ORD CFD Short 245 9.9456 GBP
ORD CFD Short 534 9.8886 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,115 9.8608 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,803 9.8470 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,863 9.9185 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,586 9.9169 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34,833 9.8981 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 35,048 9.9094 GBP
ORD CFD Short 47,846 9.8431 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,540 9.9136 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 73,500 9.8796 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 78,443 9.8682 GBP
ORD CFD Short 123,424 9.9167 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:   4 Sep 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: 482968
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150904T143713+0100

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