Form 8.3 - ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 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 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 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 Dec 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? BG GROUP 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:       EUR 0.07 A ordinary (including A ADRs)
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 27,430,652 0.69% 18,419,824 0.46%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,895,850 0.20% 14,500,952 0.36%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,333,000 0.03% 707,000 0.02%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 36,659,502 0.92% 33,627,776 0.84%
 
Class of relevant security:   EUR 0.07 B ordinary Shares (including B ADRs)
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 21,456,419 0.88% 14,908,637 0.61%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
11,444,052 0.47% 7,234,516 0.30%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 299,636 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 32,900,471 1.35% 22,442,789 0.92%

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  
B ADSs Purchase 1 47.0000 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 30 15.7575 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 43 15.6400 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 59 15.8050 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 75 15.5650 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 76 46.3600 USD
A ADSs Purchase 88 46.2800 USD
B ADSs Purchase 100 46.8400 USD
A ADSs Purchase 100 46.6100 USD
B ADSs Purchase 100 46.6500 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 125 15.6814 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 125 15.8100 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 200 46.8650 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 239 15.7300 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 250 15.7000 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 250 15.6100 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 286 46.8546 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 289 15.7050 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 300 46.7933 USD
A ADSs Purchase 300 46.6200 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 321 15.8000 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 321 15.8200 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 400 46.3912 USD
A ADSs Purchase 400 46.4500 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 454 15.5899 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 455 21.4450 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 547 15.8150 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 550 46.9009 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 615 15.7943 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 767 46.4916 USD
B ADSs Purchase 800 46.7912 USD
A ADSs Purchase 916 46.4570 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 960 21.4062 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 999 15.7650 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 1,180 15.8075 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 1,182 46.6309 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 1,319 21.4400 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 1,496 21.4000 EUR
B ADSs Purchase 1,720 47.3500 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 1,968 21.4900 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 2,005 15.7100 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 2,103 15.7607 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 2,234 21.4150 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 2,400 46.6833 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 2,781 15.6535 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 2,864 46.7760 USD
A ADSs Purchase 3,100 46.6325 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 3,171 15.7944 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 3,800 46.8378 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 3,930 21.4088 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 4,600 46.4150 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 4,836 15.5692 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 5,353 15.8051 GBP
B ADSs Purchase 5,723 46.8295 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 6,256 21.4050 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 6,555 21.4041 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 6,723 15.6764 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 6,800 46.5294 USD
B ADSs Purchase 7,443 46.9498 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 9,108 15.6646 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 9,968 21.4102 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 10,381 46.5485 USD
B ADSs Purchase 10,600 46.7743 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 11,148 21.4826 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 11,496 21.4564 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 11,632 21.4100 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 12,690 21.4046 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 12,831 46.4910 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 13,259 21.4159 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 13,517 15.6644 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 16,528 46.4988 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 17,900 21.5001 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 23,286 46.5254 USD
A ADSs Purchase 23,817 46.5225 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Purchase 30,021 15.7446 GBP
A ADSs Purchase 42,230 46.5186 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Purchase 47,478 21.4143 EUR
A ADSs Purchase 50,824 46.5349 USD
A ADSs Purchase 193,203 46.6587 USD
B ADSs Sale 1 47.0000 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 30 15.7575 GBP
A ADSs Sale 31 46.9300 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 59 15.8050 GBP
A ADSs Sale 76 46.3600 USD
A ADSs Sale 76 46.3700 USD
A ADSs Sale 100 46.9429 USD
B ADSs Sale 100 46.8600 USD
B ADSs Sale 100 46.8400 USD
A ADSs Sale 100 46.2500 USD
A ADSs Sale 100 46.4200 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 127 15.6250 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 135 15.7405 GBP
B ADSs Sale 200 46.8300 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 200 15.6600 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 239 15.7300 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 250 15.6100 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 250 15.7000 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 289 15.7050 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 321 15.8200 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 321 15.8000 GBP
A ADSs Sale 373 46.3833 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 455 21.4450 EUR
A ADSs Sale 484 46.6310 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 489 15.7146 GBP
B ADSs Sale 500 46.8320 USD
A ADSs Sale 500 46.4720 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 547 15.8150 GBP
B ADSs Sale 600 46.7933 USD
A ADSs Sale 616 46.4100 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 670 15.7529 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 690 15.7455 GBP
A ADSs Sale 700 46.4917 USD
A ADSs Sale 700 46.7342 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 777 15.7086 GBP
A ADSs Sale 800 46.5337 USD
A ADSs Sale 800 46.4056 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 816 15.7188 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 1,054 21.4049 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 1,117 21.4150 EUR
B ADSs Sale 1,300 46.8353 USD
A ADSs Sale 1,400 46.8771 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 1,496 21.4000 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 1,546 21.4048 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 1,567 15.7911 GBP
A ADSs Sale 1,600 46.4423 USD
A ADSs Sale 1,600 46.5000 USD
B ADSs Sale 1,600 46.8412 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 1,804 15.7428 GBP
A ADSs Sale 2,000 46.7360 USD
A ADSs Sale 2,300 46.4900 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 2,901 15.5710 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 3,850 15.7673 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 3,853 21.4400 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 3,870 15.7271 GBP
A ADSs Sale 4,600 46.4150 USD
B ADSs Sale 4,600 46.7999 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 6,400 15.7184 GBP
A ADSs Sale 7,200 46.4873 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 7,899 21.4126 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 8,736 21.4050 EUR
B ADSs Sale 10,600 46.7743 USD
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 10,705 15.7456 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary Sale 11,120 15.7502 GBP
A ADSs Sale 13,104 46.4986 USD
B ADSs Sale 14,886 46.9498 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 15,194 21.4681 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 15,659 21.4218 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 16,912 21.4333 EUR
A ADSs Sale 17,977 46.5154 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 18,998 15.6195 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 20,000 21.4052 EUR
A ADSs Sale 24,253 46.5186 USD
A ADSs Sale 50,824 46.5349 USD
A ADSs Sale 68,712 46.5257 USD
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary Sale 69,807 21.4343 EUR
A ADSs Sale 193,203 46.6588 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Long 200 15.6600 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Long 315 15.6736 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Long 2,958 15.7473 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary CFD Long 3,440 15.7449 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Long 3,565 21.4350 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Long 3,979 15.8132 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary CFD Long 4,254 15.7132 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Long 5,887 21.4547 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Long 3,210 15.5928 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Long 7,582 21.4742 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Long 10,194 15.7151 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Long 11,007 21.4973 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Long 15,473 15.6225 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Short 315 21.5166 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Short 415 15.6360 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Short 511 15.6073 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Short 1,510 15.8138 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary CFD Short 2,171 15.6978 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 2,530 21.4356 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 2,903 21.4931 EUR
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary CFD Short 3,403 15.6169 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary CFD Short 1,770 15.7221 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 4,000 15.6575 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 5,290 15.5729 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Short 5,819 15.7831 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 6,174 15.6722 GBP
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary SWAP Short 11,354 15.7160 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 12,297 21.4359 EUR
EUR 0.07 B Ordinary CFD Short 13,286 15.7740 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 17,626 15.6779 GBP
EUR 0.07 A Ordinary SWAP Short 22,656 21.5031 EUR

(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: 29 Dec 15
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 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      
EUR 0.07 B ordinary Call Options Written -100,000 65.0000 American 15 Jan 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -42,000 42.5000 American 15 Jan 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 175,000 23.0000 American 17 Jun 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 70,000 23.0000 American 18 Mar 16
EUR 0.07 B ordinary Call Options Written -199,636 2063.5439 European 25 Jan 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Written -70,000 23.0000 American 18 Mar 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -100,000 28.0000 American 15 Dec 17
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 68,000 45.0000 American 15 Jan 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 70,000 23.0000 American 18 Mar 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -425,000 23.0000 American 17 Jun 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Purchased -70,000 23.0000 American 18 Mar 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 175,000 30.0000 American 15 Dec 17
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Put Options Written 250,000 26.0000 American 16 Dec 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 250,000 26.0000 American 16 Dec 16
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Call Options Purchased 275,000 30.0000 American 15 Dec 17
EUR 0.07 A ordinary Futures Selling -310,000 1.4740   16 Dec 16

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: 502789
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151229T151807+0000

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