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:  

NATIXIS

(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

20/11/2015

[in addition Natixis has dealt on previous dates during the offer period as attached at the end of the form]

(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

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:   10p ordinary

 

Interests   Short positions
Number   % Number   %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled: 61,653,357 1.80    
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:        
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:        

TOTAL:

61,653,357 1.80    

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: N/A
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: N/A

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 security Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit
See at the end of the form      

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant security Product description

e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities Price per unit

(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”

Non applicable

(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”

Non applicable

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached? NO
Date of disclosure:   23/11/2015
Contact name: Florence DELAISSER
Telephone number: (+33) 1 58 19 40 93

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.

In addition Natixis has dealt on previous dates during the offer period

Trade Date   Class of relevant security   Purchase/Sale   Number of Securities   Price per Unit
22/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 5 968,9000
22/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 759 969,5632
23/09/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -799 969,2000
25/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 3 705 970,0000
25/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 5 000 000 975,6000
28/09/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -56 258 945,5000
29/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 10 656 500 938,4000
29/09/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 958,8378
30/09/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -66 333 959,4639
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 666 962,1090
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 962,1063
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 963,5303
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 970,3842
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 971,4640
01/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 970,3842
02/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 2 666 987,8000
05/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1011,0000
05/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -66 333 1008,6236
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -15 124 1062,5000
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 666 1039,5000
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1040,8912
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1038,3472
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1032,6699
06/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1054,3544
07/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 666 1077,7988
07/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 333 1077,7988
08/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1089,4092
08/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 143,7896
08/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,7838
08/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,7838
08/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1077,4693
09/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 674 1101,5000
09/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1096,1495
09/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1099,2450
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -12 600 1078,3500
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1091,0000
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1085,3891
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,0422
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,0422
12/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,0422
13/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1066,7819
13/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1066,6600
15/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 1 724 1074,5000
15/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -398 1074,5000
15/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 337 1083,2599
16/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 19 901 1093,5000
19/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 992 000 1085,0000
22/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 7 633 1075,5000
22/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1073,1762
22/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1082,0185
23/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1072,6750
27/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -12 600 1030,9200
27/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -984 1037,5000
27/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1029,1516
27/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1029,1516
27/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 4 872 757 1044,5000
28/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1044,5000
28/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 307 1044,5000
29/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -14 854 1030,0000
29/10/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 311 1034,0000
30/10/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -6 631 1025,0000
03/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 825 1056,5000
05/11/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -6 631 1030,5000
06/11/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -2 000 000 14,3780
10/11/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -62 863 1000,0000
13/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 265 244 979,1000
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -2 400 1019,0000
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Sale -132 622 1025,5000
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 311 1028,1363
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 311 1028,5000
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 66 311 1028,5000
20/11/2015 GB0008762899 Purchase 132 622 1028,2221

Short Name: NATIXIS
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 496723
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151123T105845+0000

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NATIXIS

Contacts

NATIXIS