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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

BG GROUP PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

9 Nov 2015

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

 

YES

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: 30,810,717 0.90% 25,793,077 0.75%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,126,555 0.21% 19,446,610 0.57%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 38,412,272 1.12% 45,739,687 1.34%

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 82 10.2750 GBP
ORD Purchase 335 10.1025 GBP
ORD Purchase 335 10.1175 GBP
ORD Purchase 486 10.1475 GBP
ORD Purchase 506 10.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 537 10.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 669 10.1125 GBP
ORD Purchase 723 10.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 832 10.2000 GBP
ORD Purchase 921 10.1407 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,014 10.3050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,367 10.1375 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,595 10.2800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,612 10.1850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,835 10.1750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,866 10.2850 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,070 10.1525 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,122 10.1800 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,321 10.2150 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,406 10.1350 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,442 10.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,538 10.1900 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,759 10.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,262 10.2900 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,702 10.1425 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,980 10.3084 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,987 10.1400 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,160 10.1300 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,230 10.1050 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,961 10.2876 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,763 10.1100 GBP
ADR Purchase 10,600 15.3152 USD
ORD Purchase 11,774 10.1294 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,875 10.2950 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,019 10.0900 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,907 10.1250 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,943 10.3000 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,672 10.0950 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,142 10.1650 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,606 10.2823 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,405 10.1700 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,544 10.1450 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,155 10.2785 GBP
ORD Purchase 28,697 10.1150 GBP
ORD Purchase 29,295 10.1200 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,707 10.1911 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,081 10.2666 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,986 10.1000 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,884 10.2498 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,159 10.1550 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,882 10.1600 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,914 10.1500 GBP
ORD Purchase 73,872 10.2827 GBP
ORD Purchase 96,760 10.2318 GBP
ORD Purchase 99,375 10.1647 GBP
ADR Purchase 114,942 15.3872 USD
ORD Purchase 140,512 10.1732 GBP
ORD Purchase 145,034 10.1474 GBP
ORD Purchase 183,807 10.1492 GBP
ORD Sale 82 10.2750 GBP
ORD Sale 83 10.2872 GBP
ORD Sale 335 10.1175 GBP
ORD Sale 335 10.1025 GBP
ORD Sale 486 10.1475 GBP
ORD Sale 506 10.0850 GBP
ORD Sale 537 10.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 626 10.3539 GBP
ORD Sale 669 10.1125 GBP
ORD Sale 723 10.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 832 10.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 931 10.2870 GBP
ORD Sale 1,014 10.3050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,367 10.1375 GBP
ORD Sale 1,595 10.2800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,612 10.1850 GBP
ORD Sale 1,835 10.1750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,866 10.2850 GBP
ORD Sale 2,122 10.1800 GBP
ORD Sale 2,321 10.2150 GBP
ORD Sale 2,406 10.1350 GBP
ORD Sale 2,442 10.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,538 10.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 2,759 10.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,916 10.2902 GBP
ORD Sale 2,938 10.1525 GBP
ORD Sale 3,262 10.2900 GBP
ORD Sale 3,400 10.2524 GBP
ORD Sale 3,702 10.1425 GBP
ORD Sale 4,987 10.1400 GBP
ORD Sale 5,031 10.2871 GBP
ORD Sale 5,160 10.1300 GBP
ORD Sale 8,230 10.1050 GBP
ADR Sale 10,600 15.3152 USD
ORD Sale 11,875 10.2950 GBP
ORD Sale 14,019 10.0900 GBP
ORD Sale 14,907 10.1250 GBP
ORD Sale 14,943 10.3000 GBP
ORD Sale 17,672 10.0950 GBP
ORD Sale 18,142 10.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 19,405 10.1700 GBP
ORD Sale 19,651 10.1100 GBP
ORD Sale 20,544 10.1450 GBP
ORD Sale 24,612 10.2197 GBP
ORD Sale 24,980 10.1150 GBP
ORD Sale 27,273 10.1176 GBP
ORD Sale 29,295 10.1200 GBP
ORD Sale 39,080 10.2052 GBP
ORD Sale 56,159 10.1550 GBP
ORD Sale 56,882 10.1600 GBP
ORD Sale 56,914 10.1500 GBP
ORD Sale 59,266 10.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 66,370 10.2391 GBP
ORD Sale 94,547 10.2151 GBP
ADR Sale 114,942 15.3872 USD
ORD Sale 125,000 10.2992 GBP
ORD Sale 512,656 10.1477 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 200 10.2249 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,433 10.2268 GBP
ORD CFD Long 39,615 10.2026 GBP
ORD CFD Long 54,129 10.1836 GBP
ORD CFD Long 57,471 10.2208 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 66,761 10.2591 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,174 10.2571 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,980 10.3084 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,300 10.1536 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,724 10.2694 GBP
ORD CFD Short 33,971 10.3024 GBP
ORD CFD Short 46,209 10.3005 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 66,863 10.2540 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 10/12/2016 Short 315,000 10.3086 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:  

10 Nov 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

Full name of person making disclosure:  

Barclays PLC.

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities the disclosure relates:

BG GROUP PLC

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 Call Options Purchased 475,000 10.8500 European 15 Jan 2016
ORD Call Options Written -500,000 1100.0000 American 15 Jan 2016

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: 494365
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151110T123913+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC