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 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

 

29 Jan 2016

(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

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: 32,141,954 0.94% 7,424,249 0.22%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,082,083 0.09% 18,619,022 0.54%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 400,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 35,224,037 1.03% 26,443,271 0.77%

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

(a)   Purchases and sales        
Class of relevant Purchase/sale Number of Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 1 10.4425 GBP
ORD Purchase 1 10.4675 GBP
ORD Purchase 2 10.4825 GBP
ORD Purchase 23 10.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 10.5625 GBP
ORD Purchase 97 10.4710 GBP
ORD Purchase 165 10.5025 GBP
ORD Purchase 310 10.5675 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 10.4925 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 10.4375 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 10.4605 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 10.4705 GBP
ORD Purchase 467 10.4525 GBP
ORD Purchase 588 10.5325 GBP
ORD Purchase 638 10.4475 GBP
ORD Purchase 648 10.5646 GBP
ORD Purchase 686 10.5550 GBP
ORD Purchase 694 10.5350 GBP
ORD Purchase 735 10.5275 GBP
ORD Purchase 892 10.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 929 10.4350 GBP
ORD Purchase 930 10.4575 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,053 10.5225 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,210 10.5500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,495 10.5458 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,700 10.5600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,784 10.5243 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,812 10.4975 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,101 10.4775 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,468 10.4875 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,580 10.5700 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,789 10.4446 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,715 10.4673 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,719 10.4304 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,713 10.4594 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,577 10.5300 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,789 10.5750 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,000 10.4578 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,678 10.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,821 10.4725 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,951 10.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,673 10.4642 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,507 10.4450 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,577 10.5250 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,387 10.4915 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,714 10.4800 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,292 10.4850 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,618 10.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,168 10.5021 GBP
ORD Purchase 29,161 10.5050 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,299 10.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,540 10.5200 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,422 10.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,449 10.4707 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,725 10.5150 GBP
ORD Purchase 44,300 10.4845 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,688 10.5450 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,783 10.4900 GBP
ORD Purchase 65,053 10.4750 GBP
ORD Purchase 68,934 10.5312 GBP
ORD Purchase 79,519 10.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 85,542 10.4653 GBP
ORD Purchase 86,142 10.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 96,322 10.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 99,154 10.4537 GBP
ORD Purchase 102,406 10.4894 GBP
ORD Purchase 103,561 10.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 103,609 10.5047 GBP
ORD Purchase 163,134 10.5430 GBP
ORD Purchase 390,535 10.4703 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,664,000 10.5183 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.4425 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.4675 GBP
ORD Sale 2 10.4825 GBP
ORD Sale 23 10.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 95 10.5625 GBP
ORD Sale 97 10.4710 GBP
ORD Sale 165 10.5025 GBP
ORD Sale 310 10.5675 GBP
ORD Sale 465 10.4705 GBP
ORD Sale 465 10.4925 GBP
ORD Sale 465 10.4375 GBP
ORD Sale 465 10.4605 GBP
ORD Sale 467 10.4525 GBP
ORD Sale 555 10.5618 GBP
ORD Sale 588 10.5325 GBP
ORD Sale 638 10.4475 GBP
ORD Sale 658 10.4828 GBP
ORD Sale 686 10.5550 GBP
ORD Sale 694 10.5350 GBP
ORD Sale 735 10.5275 GBP
ORD Sale 800 10.3979 GBP
ORD Sale 892 10.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 929 10.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 930 10.4575 GBP
ORD Sale 1,053 10.5225 GBP
ORD Sale 1,210 10.5500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,604 10.5306 GBP
ORD Sale 1,700 10.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,812 10.4975 GBP
ORD Sale 2,101 10.4775 GBP
ORD Sale 2,468 10.4875 GBP
ORD Sale 2,580 10.5700 GBP
ORD Sale 2,960 10.5709 GBP
ORD Sale 6,577 10.5300 GBP
ORD Sale 6,789 10.5750 GBP
ORD Sale 8,678 10.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 8,821 10.4725 GBP
ORD Sale 9,062 10.5450 GBP
ORD Sale 9,951 10.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 15,507 10.4450 GBP
ORD Sale 16,039 10.5250 GBP
ORD Sale 16,123 10.5282 GBP
ORD Sale 16,149 10.4746 GBP
ORD Sale 18,160 10.5130 GBP
ORD Sale 21,220 10.5075 GBP
ORD Sale 21,714 10.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 22,292 10.4850 GBP
ORD Sale 22,618 10.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 23,389 10.5143 GBP
ORD Sale 29,161 10.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 30,587 10.4520 GBP
ORD Sale 33,299 10.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 34,540 10.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 36,077 10.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 37,422 10.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 37,725 10.5150 GBP
ORD Sale 53,783 10.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 65,053 10.4750 GBP
ORD Sale 79,519 10.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 93,510 10.4648 GBP
ORD Sale 96,322 10.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 100,130 10.5428 GBP
ORD Sale 103,561 10.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 115,720 10.4554 GBP
ORD Sale 132,511 10.4918 GBP
ORD Sale 232,937 10.4879 GBP
ORD Sale 382,092 10.4838 GBP
ORD Sale 451,380 10.4708 GBP
ORD Sale 1,987,010 10.5341 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 1,336 10.4291 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,570 10.5153 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,066 10.5283 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,341 10.4320 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,000 10.5441 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,532 10.5043 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,783 10.4743 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,000 10.4691 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,205 10.3930 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 16,781 10.4688 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 25,676 10.4507 GBP
ORD CFD Long 100,130 10.5428 GBP
ORD CFD Long 54,710 10.4942 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,495 10.5458 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,350 10.5465 GBP
ORD CFD Short 11,032 10.5118 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 14,478 10.4787 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,898 10.4405 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 20,113 10.4457 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,065 10.4500 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 54,456 10.5452 GBP
ORD CFD Short 152,733 10.5020 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:  

1 FEB 2016

Contact name:

Andrew Hurley

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

Full name of person making disclosure:  

Barclays PLC.

Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities the disclosure relates:

BG GROUP

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 Put Options Purchased -400,000 9.2000 European 15 Apr 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: 508249
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160201T142719+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC