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: 11 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: 35,486,560 1.04% 26,991,307 0.79%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,579,537 0.23% 20,694,198 0.61%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 43,541,097 1.27% 48,185,505 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 21 9.6680 GBP
ORD Purchase 36 9.6635 GBP
ORD Purchase 49 9.2970 GBP
ORD Purchase 75 9.6560 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 9.2560 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 9.7033 GBP
ORD Purchase 323 9.3020 GBP
ORD Purchase 323 9.3060 GBP
ORD Purchase 345 9.3025 GBP
ORD Purchase 401 9.3340 GBP
ORD Purchase 577 9.3015 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 9.4540 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 14.0800 USD
ORD Purchase 600 9.2600 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 9.4480 GBP
ORD Purchase 646 9.3000 GBP
ORD Purchase 646 9.2980 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 9.2430 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 9.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 700 9.4870 GBP
ORD Purchase 707 9.3090 GBP
ORD Purchase 879 9.3390 GBP
ORD Purchase 946 9.3070 GBP
ORD Purchase 953 9.3335 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,102 9.3045 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,200 9.4510 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,270 9.3324 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,337 9.2990 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,771 9.3010 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,121 9.3030 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,223 9.3040 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,323 9.3284 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,599 9.3080 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,809 9.3050 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,523 9.3034 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,000 9.5870 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,194 9.3058 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,391 9.6148 GBP
ADR Purchase 7,736 14.1499 USD
ORD Purchase 9,843 9.3277 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,954 9.3266 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,350 9.4368 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,814 9.2580 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,533 9.3978 GBP
ORD Purchase 51,907 9.6355 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,939 9.4362 GBP
ORD Purchase 59,881 9.4588 GBP
ORD Purchase 84,351 9.6265 GBP
ORD Purchase 103,582 9.6123 GBP
ORD Purchase 168,506 9.5166 GBP
ORD Sale 15 9.3030 GBP
ORD Sale 21 9.6680 GBP
ORD Sale 63 9.6652 GBP
ORD Sale 75 9.6560 GBP
ORD Sale 163 9.6406 GBP
ORD Sale 200 9.2560 GBP
ORD Sale 323 9.3020 GBP
ORD Sale 345 9.3025 GBP
ORD Sale 384 9.3090 GBP
ORD Sale 401 9.3340 GBP
ORD Sale 577 9.3015 GBP
ORD Sale 600 9.2600 GBP
ADR Sale 600 14.0800 USD
ORD Sale 600 9.4540 GBP
ORD Sale 600 9.4480 GBP
ORD Sale 646 9.3040 GBP
ORD Sale 700 9.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 700 9.4870 GBP
ORD Sale 700 9.2430 GBP
ORD Sale 852 9.3010 GBP
ORD Sale 879 9.3390 GBP
ORD Sale 946 9.3070 GBP
ORD Sale 953 9.3335 GBP
ORD Sale 1,094 9.3050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,102 9.3045 GBP
ORD Sale 1,400 9.4231 GBP
ORD Sale 1,450 9.5432 GBP
ORD Sale 2,253 9.3501 GBP
ORD Sale 2,590 9.6704 GBP
ORD Sale 2,599 9.3080 GBP
ORD Sale 2,755 9.3601 GBP
ORD Sale 3,076 9.5870 GBP
ADR Sale 7,736 14.1499 USD
ORD Sale 8,033 9.5899 GBP
ORD Sale 12,454 9.3336 GBP
ORD Sale 14,459 9.2580 GBP
ORD Sale 76,484 9.5994 GBP
ORD Sale 106,704 9.5932 GBP
ORD Sale 146,959 9.5707 GBP
ORD Sale 168,506 9.5204 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 300 9.2986 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 400 9.3509 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,027 9.6866 GBP
ORD CFD Long 22,072 9.5027 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 54,150 9.4222 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,816 9.3410 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,868 9.3257 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,760 9.3649 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 18,940 9.5456 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 44,786 9.4675 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 54,163 9.4564 GBP
ORD CFD Short 38,130 9.3351 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: 14 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: FEO
Sequence Number: 500388
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151214T121707+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC