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: 24 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: 32,296,997 0.94% 26,780,186 0.78%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,736,099 0.23% 20,943,630 0.61%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
 
TOTAL: 40,508,096 1.18% 48,223,816 1.41%

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 48 9.9270 GBP
ORD Purchase 79 9.9560 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 9.9736 GBP
ADR Purchase 155 14.9800 USD
ADR Purchase 200 15.0700 USD
ORD Purchase 233 9.9220 GBP
ORD Purchase 236 10.0150 GBP
ORD Purchase 247 9.9750 GBP
ORD Purchase 272 9.9460 GBP
ORD Purchase 279 10.0375 GBP
ORD Purchase 292 9.9380 GBP
ORD Purchase 367 10.0450 GBP
ORD Purchase 368 10.0350 GBP
ORD Purchase 404 9.9390 GBP
ORD Purchase 449 9.9230 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 9.9820 GBP
ORD Purchase 466 9.9260 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 9.9730 GBP
ORD Purchase 524 9.9710 GBP
ORD Purchase 620 9.9340 GBP
ORD Purchase 636 9.9790 GBP
ORD Purchase 676 9.9350 GBP
ORD Purchase 683 9.9550 GBP
ORD Purchase 744 9.9370 GBP
ORD Purchase 755 10.0050 GBP
ORD Purchase 800 9.9660 GBP
ORD Purchase 819 9.9240 GBP
ORD Purchase 835 9.9680 GBP
ORD Purchase 878 10.0225 GBP
ORD Purchase 953 9.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 9.9890 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,029 9.9968 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,057 9.9490 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,129 10.0325 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,196 9.9761 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,300 10.0250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,427 10.0042 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,500 10.0400 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,756 10.0308 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,464 9.9904 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,700 9.9901 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,000 10.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,336 10.0200 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,347 10.0500 GBP
ADR Purchase 4,282 14.9848 USD
ORD Purchase 4,939 10.0196 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,000 9.9833 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,539 10.0300 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,626 9.9952 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,282 10.0332 GBP
ORD Purchase 48,742 9.9764 GBP
ORD Purchase 70,005 9.9985 GBP
ORD Purchase 112,128 9.9778 GBP
ORD Purchase 161,671 9.9911 GBP
ORD Purchase 506,582 9.9405 GBP
ORD Sale 48 9.9270 GBP
ORD Sale 95 9.9563 GBP
ADR Sale 155 14.9800 USD
ADR Sale 200 15.0700 USD
ORD Sale 233 9.9220 GBP
ORD Sale 236 10.0150 GBP
ORD Sale 247 9.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 272 9.9460 GBP
ORD Sale 279 10.0375 GBP
ORD Sale 292 9.9380 GBP
ORD Sale 367 10.0450 GBP
ORD Sale 368 10.0350 GBP
ORD Sale 404 9.9390 GBP
ORD Sale 449 9.9230 GBP
ORD Sale 465 9.9820 GBP
ORD Sale 466 9.9260 GBP
ORD Sale 500 9.9730 GBP
ORD Sale 524 9.9710 GBP
ORD Sale 620 9.9340 GBP
ORD Sale 636 9.9790 GBP
ORD Sale 667 9.9463 GBP
ORD Sale 676 9.9350 GBP
ORD Sale 683 9.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 744 9.9370 GBP
ORD Sale 755 10.0050 GBP
ORD Sale 800 9.9660 GBP
ORD Sale 819 9.9240 GBP
ORD Sale 835 9.9680 GBP
ORD Sale 953 9.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 9.9890 GBP
ORD Sale 1,057 9.9490 GBP
ORD Sale 1,122 10.0225 GBP
ORD Sale 1,129 10.0325 GBP
ORD Sale 1,300 10.0250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,500 10.0400 GBP
ORD Sale 2,200 10.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,268 10.0200 GBP
ORD Sale 3,153 10.0323 GBP
ORD Sale 3,347 10.0500 GBP
ORD Sale 3,838 10.0208 GBP
ADR Sale 4,282 14.9848 USD
ORD Sale 4,447 9.9828 GBP
ORD Sale 4,567 10.0296 GBP
ORD Sale 4,568 10.0005 GBP
ORD Sale 4,705 9.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 7,158 10.0300 GBP
ORD Sale 8,176 9.9737 GBP
ORD Sale 10,423 9.9515 GBP
ORD Sale 11,360 9.9927 GBP
ORD Sale 17,805 9.9842 GBP
ORD Sale 24,935 9.9827 GBP
ORD Sale 31,700 9.9692 GBP
ORD Sale 34,895 9.9657 GBP
ORD Sale 57,111 9.9504 GBP
ORD Sale 73,791 9.9743 GBP
ORD Sale 433,528 9.9441 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 1,078 9.9280 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,136 9.9786 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 17,805 9.9842 GBP
ORD CFD Long 24,935 9.9827 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 118,084 9.9752 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,756 10.0308 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,753 10.0015 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 18,935 9.9720 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,783 10.0084 GBP
ORD CFD Short 28,304 10.0100 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 117,933 9.9679 GBP
ORD CFD Short 134,477 9.9736 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 134,477 9.9736 GBP
ORD CFD Short 80,214 10.0310 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: 25 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: 497254
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151125T125244+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC