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: 20 October 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: 28,317,271 0.83% 26,249,919 0.77%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,633,038 0.19% 16,794,246 0.49%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 34,950,309 1.02% 43,044,165 1.26%

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 13 16.7700 USD
ORD Purchase 153 10.7208 GBP
ORD Purchase 506 10.6800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,462 10.7654 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,200 10.6450 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,451 10.6893 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,250 10.6945 GBP
ORD Purchase 26,461 10.6700 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,010 10.7200 GBP
ADR Purchase 44,758 16.6575 USD
ORD Purchase 55,389 10.6862 GBP
ADR Purchase 75,000 16.7000 USD
ADR Sale 13 16.7700 USD
ORD Sale 134 10.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 467 10.7352 GBP
ORD Sale 506 10.6800 GBP
ORD Sale 575 10.6483 GBP
ORD Sale 819 10.6864 GBP
ORD Sale 860 10.6718 GBP
ORD Sale 1,140 10.6437 GBP
ORD Sale 1,328 10.7700 GBP
ORD Sale 8,650 10.7563 GBP
ORD Sale 11,189 10.6874 GBP
ORD Sale 13,050 10.6528 GBP
ORD Sale 13,415 10.6506 GBP
ORD Sale 15,703 10.7181 GBP
ORD Sale 17,378 10.6554 GBP
ORD Sale 36,896 10.7114 GBP
ADR Sale 44,758 16.6575 USD
ORD Sale 48,355 10.6956 GBP
ORD Sale 75,000 10.7416 GBP
ADR Sale 75,000 16.7000 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 467 10.7352 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,379 10.6945 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,050 10.6528 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 18,817 10.7022 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 21,513 10.7146 GBP
ORD CFD Long 75,000 10.7416 GBP
ORD CFD Long 40,188 10.7004 GBP
ORD CFD Short 153 10.7208 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 879 10.6629 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,750 10.7614 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,718 10.7201 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 20,415 10.6800 GBP
ORD CFD Short 20,717 10.7102 GBP
ORD CFD Short 22,379 10.6883 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: 21 Oct 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: 491080
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151021T141859+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC