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: 02 December 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: 32,749,271 0.96% 26,700,152 0.78%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,259,681 0.22% 20,725,707 0.61%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 40,483,952 1.19% 47,925,859 1.40%

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 83 10.4527 GBP
ORD Purchase 159 10.3900 GBP
ORD Purchase 357 10.4450 GBP
ADR Purchase 400 15.6800 USD
ORD Purchase 478 10.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 640 10.4050 GBP
ORD Purchase 672 10.4625 GBP
ORD Purchase 685 10.4925 GBP
ORD Purchase 743 10.5050 GBP
ORD Purchase 746 10.4075 GBP
ORD Purchase 825 10.4350 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,027 10.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,041 10.4125 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,197 10.4750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,202 10.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,325 10.4150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,347 10.4575 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,673 10.4621 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,220 10.5224 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,415 10.4425 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,524 10.4725 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,651 10.5025 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,812 10.4642 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,898 10.4850 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,092 10.3760 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,100 10.4975 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,121 10.4775 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,143 10.4475 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,326 10.4908 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,343 10.4100 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,637 10.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,708 10.4823 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,352 10.4800 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,827 10.4900 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,074 10.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,162 10.4897 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,489 10.4354 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,489 10.4825 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,948 10.4843 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,270 10.4873 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,680 10.4675 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,978 10.4906 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,530 10.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,991 10.4722 GBP
ADR Purchase 31,132 15.6039 USD
ORD Purchase 63,652 10.4874 GBP
ORD Purchase 87,347 10.4659 GBP
ORD Sale 159 10.3900 GBP
ORD Sale 277 10.4618 GBP
ADR Sale 400 15.6800 USD
ORD Sale 478 10.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 640 10.4050 GBP
ORD Sale 672 10.4625 GBP
ORD Sale 685 10.4925 GBP
ORD Sale 714 10.4450 GBP
ORD Sale 743 10.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 746 10.4075 GBP
ORD Sale 1,027 10.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,041 10.4125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,066 10.4750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,202 10.3950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,325 10.4150 GBP
ORD Sale 1,347 10.4575 GBP
ORD Sale 1,420 10.4705 GBP
ORD Sale 1,781 10.4645 GBP
ORD Sale 2,415 10.4425 GBP
ORD Sale 2,524 10.4725 GBP
ORD Sale 2,651 10.5025 GBP
ORD Sale 2,898 10.4850 GBP
ORD Sale 3,100 10.4975 GBP
ORD Sale 3,121 10.4775 GBP
ORD Sale 3,143 10.4475 GBP
ORD Sale 3,252 10.4538 GBP
ORD Sale 3,343 10.4100 GBP
ORD Sale 4,827 10.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 5,152 10.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 5,521 10.4591 GBP
ORD Sale 5,538 10.4225 GBP
ORD Sale 7,423 10.4230 GBP
ORD Sale 9,345 10.4825 GBP
ORD Sale 9,386 10.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 20,277 10.4352 GBP
ORD Sale 23,833 10.4290 GBP
ADR Sale 31,132 15.6039 USD
ORD Sale 43,326 10.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 50,000 10.4968 GBP
ORD Sale 107,429 10.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 109,718 10.4679 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 181 10.4879 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,290 10.4357 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,188 10.4383 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,478 10.4579 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,000 10.4491 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 12,952 10.4695 GBP
ORD CFD Long 29,116 10.4660 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 34,551 10.4525 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,596 10.4571 GBP
ORD CFD Long 44,559 10.3713 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 663 10.3651 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,756 10.5114 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,802 10.5463 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 12,924 10.4839 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,750 10.4710 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:
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 of future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which
any derivative is referenced:
NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   YES
Date of disclosure: 3 Dec 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.

143221.01

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: 498668
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151203T134517+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC