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: 18 November 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: 31,736,516 0.93% 26,719,246 0.78%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,568,714 0.22% 20,252,714 0.59%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
 
TOTAL: 39,780,230 1.16% 47,471,960 1.39%

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 308 10.1126 GBP
ORD Purchase 346 10.0350 GBP
ORD Purchase 362 10.0400 GBP
ORD Purchase 388 10.0550 GBP
ORD Purchase 392 10.0300 GBP
ORD Purchase 608 10.0161 GBP
ORD Purchase 726 10.1700 GBP
ORD Purchase 798 10.1319 GBP
ORD Purchase 799 10.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 837 10.1200 GBP
ORD Purchase 872 10.0500 GBP
ORD Purchase 919 10.1400 GBP
ORD Purchase 996 10.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,104 10.0800 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,296 15.4229 USD
ORD Purchase 2,164 10.1449 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,186 10.2125 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,269 10.1960 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,421 10.1075 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,431 10.1350 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,489 10.0753 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,704 10.1750 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,812 10.1650 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,910 10.0975 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,043 10.1725 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,555 10.0900 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,613 10.0950 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,634 10.2250 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,656 10.2150 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,750 10.1175 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,767 10.2075 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,085 10.1203 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,529 10.0875 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,702 10.1425 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,985 10.0925 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,221 10.1100 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,332 10.1873 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,505 10.1150 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,568 10.1225 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,670 10.1125 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,811 10.1300 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,927 10.1800 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,250 10.1450 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,323 10.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,509 10.1675 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,633 10.1250 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,389 10.2200 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,656 10.1475 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,800 10.1050 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,895 10.1900 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,903 10.1025 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,958 10.1500 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,198 10.2000 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,313 10.2175 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,365 10.1625 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,403 10.1600 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,486 10.1000 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,645 10.1375 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,729 10.1373 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,279 10.2025 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,576 10.1275 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,197 10.1520 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,396 10.1471 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,817 10.1975 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,014 10.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,037 10.1325 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,751 10.1850 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,781 10.1775 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,793 10.1550 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,086 10.2225 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,885 10.1575 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,162 10.1525 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,580 10.1825 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,660 10.1445 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,144 10.1925 GBP
ORD Purchase 29,215 10.1875 GBP
ORD Purchase 84,071 10.1589 GBP
ORD Purchase 97,833 10.1531 GBP
ORD Purchase 201,676 10.0450 GBP
ORD Purchase 205,682 10.1629 GBP
ORD Purchase 214,110 10.1641 GBP
ORD Sale 346 10.0350 GBP
ORD Sale 362 10.0400 GBP
ORD Sale 388 10.0550 GBP
ORD Sale 392 10.0300 GBP
ORD Sale 726 10.1700 GBP
ORD Sale 799 10.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 820 10.0150 GBP
ORD Sale 837 10.1200 GBP
ORD Sale 872 10.0500 GBP
ORD Sale 919 10.1400 GBP
ORD Sale 996 10.0850 GBP
ORD Sale 1,104 10.0800 GBP
ADR Sale 1,296 15.4229 USD
ORD Sale 1,647 10.1323 GBP
ORD Sale 1,676 10.0450 GBP
ORD Sale 2,186 10.2125 GBP
ORD Sale 2,421 10.1075 GBP
ORD Sale 2,431 10.1350 GBP
ORD Sale 2,704 10.1750 GBP
ORD Sale 2,812 10.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 2,910 10.0975 GBP
ORD Sale 3,043 10.1725 GBP
ORD Sale 3,555 10.0900 GBP
ORD Sale 3,613 10.0950 GBP
ORD Sale 3,634 10.2250 GBP
ORD Sale 3,750 10.1175 GBP
ORD Sale 3,767 10.2075 GBP
ORD Sale 3,868 10.1596 GBP
ORD Sale 4,005 10.1619 GBP
ORD Sale 4,078 10.1714 GBP
ORD Sale 4,529 10.0875 GBP
ORD Sale 4,702 10.1425 GBP
ORD Sale 4,985 10.0925 GBP
ORD Sale 5,221 10.1100 GBP
ORD Sale 5,505 10.1150 GBP
ORD Sale 5,568 10.1225 GBP
ORD Sale 5,670 10.1125 GBP
ORD Sale 5,811 10.1300 GBP
ORD Sale 5,927 10.1800 GBP
ORD Sale 6,250 10.1450 GBP
ORD Sale 6,323 10.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 6,509 10.1675 GBP
ORD Sale 6,633 10.1250 GBP
ORD Sale 6,767 10.2150 GBP
ORD Sale 7,343 10.1525 GBP
ORD Sale 7,389 10.2200 GBP
ORD Sale 7,656 10.1475 GBP
ORD Sale 7,656 10.1550 GBP
ORD Sale 7,800 10.1050 GBP
ORD Sale 7,895 10.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 7,903 10.1025 GBP
ORD Sale 7,958 10.1500 GBP
ORD Sale 8,198 10.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 8,313 10.2175 GBP
ORD Sale 8,365 10.1625 GBP
ORD Sale 8,403 10.1600 GBP
ORD Sale 8,486 10.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 8,645 10.1375 GBP
ORD Sale 10,279 10.2025 GBP
ORD Sale 11,390 10.1275 GBP
ORD Sale 12,198 10.0418 GBP
ORD Sale 12,817 10.1975 GBP
ORD Sale 13,014 10.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 14,037 10.1325 GBP
ORD Sale 14,751 10.1850 GBP
ORD Sale 14,781 10.1775 GBP
ORD Sale 16,086 10.2225 GBP
ORD Sale 17,885 10.1575 GBP
ORD Sale 18,580 10.1825 GBP
ORD Sale 19,379 10.0437 GBP
ORD Sale 21,732 10.1444 GBP
ORD Sale 22,374 10.0343 GBP
ORD Sale 23,785 10.0462 GBP
ORD Sale 25,144 10.1925 GBP
ORD Sale 26,764 10.1440 GBP
ORD Sale 29,215 10.1875 GBP
ORD Sale 31,429 10.0449 GBP
ORD Sale 728,821 10.1469 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 647 10.1689 GBP
ORD CFD Long 648 10.1805 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,766 10.2017 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,102 10.1242 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,351 10.1087 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,768 10.2186 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,452 10.1397 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 22,929 10.1461 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 308 10.1126 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 746 10.1510 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,995 10.1123 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,088 10.1369 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 19,660 10.1445 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 20,732 10.1634 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: 19 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

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 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: 496193
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151119T140734+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC