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: 10 April 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: 23,209,072 0.68% 12,460,698 0.36%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,475,047 0.16% 5,565,792 0.16%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 28,684,119 0.84% 18,026,490 0.53%

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 1 11.6175 GBP
ORD Purchase 5 11.6025 GBP
ORD Purchase 129 11.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 166 11.6825 GBP
ORD Purchase 262 11.7075 GBP
ORD Purchase 337 11.6125 GBP
ORD Purchase 409 11.5725 GBP
ORD Purchase 475 11.6510 GBP
ORD Purchase 475 11.6625 GBP
ORD Purchase 475 11.6680 GBP
ORD Purchase 475 11.6975 GBP
ORD Purchase 476 11.6225 GBP
ORD Purchase 478 11.6275 GBP
ORD Purchase 598 11.5925 GBP
ORD Purchase 620 11.6650 GBP
ORD Purchase 751 11.6075 GBP
ORD Purchase 893 11.5975 GBP
ORD Purchase 950 11.6375 GBP
ORD Purchase 950 11.6725 GBP
ORD Purchase 958 11.5550 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,085 11.6525 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,198 11.6775 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,284 11.7300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,297 11.6425 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,347 11.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,506 11.5750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,724 11.6945 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,804 11.6875 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,885 11.6880 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,079 11.6325 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,079 11.7025 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,171 11.6475 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,550 11.6925 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,686 11.5600 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,345 11.5900 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,204 11.7200 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,313 11.6600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,634 11.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,705 11.5850 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,010 11.5700 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,143 11.7150 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,210 11.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,433 11.6700 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,524 11.5800 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,896 11.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,060 11.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,199 11.6950 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,625 11.5950 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,100 11.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,108 11.6750 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,517 11.5831 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,008 11.6900 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,534 11.6126 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,512 11.6850 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,123 11.6400 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,919 11.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,141 11.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,638 11.6812 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,977 11.6150 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,444 11.6450 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,213 11.6250 GBP
ORD Purchase 26,276 11.6684 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,516 11.6350 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,301 11.6200 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,780 11.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,478 11.6100 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,734 11.6300 GBP
ORD Purchase 38,049 11.6721 GBP
ADR Purchase 40,000 17.2000 USD
ADR Purchase 51,328 17.1164 USD
ORD Purchase 51,454 11.6432 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,394 11.6548 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,521 11.6515 GBP
ORD Purchase 75,056 11.7144 GBP
ORD Purchase 76,772 11.6501 GBP
ORD Purchase 127,321 11.6800 GBP
ORD Purchase 133,570 11.6658 GBP
ORD Purchase 150,000 11.6189 GBP
ORD Purchase 229,195 11.6441 GBP
ORD Purchase 464,005 11.6494 GBP
ORD Purchase 688,230 11.6636 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.6175 GBP
ORD Sale 5 11.6025 GBP
ORD Sale 90 11.7136 GBP
ORD Sale 129 11.7350 GBP
ORD Sale 166 11.6825 GBP
ORD Sale 262 11.7075 GBP
ORD Sale 337 11.6125 GBP
ORD Sale 409 11.5725 GBP
ORD Sale 475 11.6510 GBP
ORD Sale 475 11.6625 GBP
ORD Sale 475 11.6680 GBP
ORD Sale 475 11.6975 GBP
ORD Sale 476 11.6225 GBP
ORD Sale 478 11.6275 GBP
ORD Sale 598 11.5925 GBP
ORD Sale 620 11.6650 GBP
ORD Sale 745 11.6774 GBP
ORD Sale 751 11.6075 GBP
ORD Sale 874 11.7023 GBP
ORD Sale 893 11.5975 GBP
ORD Sale 950 11.6375 GBP
ORD Sale 950 11.6725 GBP
ORD Sale 958 11.5550 GBP
ORD Sale 1,085 11.6525 GBP
ORD Sale 1,198 11.6775 GBP
ORD Sale 1,284 11.7300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,297 11.6425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,347 11.7250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,506 11.5750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,546 11.6636 GBP
ORD Sale 1,724 11.6945 GBP
ORD Sale 1,804 11.6875 GBP
ORD Sale 1,866 11.6880 GBP
ORD Sale 2,079 11.6325 GBP
ORD Sale 2,079 11.7025 GBP
ORD Sale 2,450 11.6475 GBP
ORD Sale 2,550 11.6925 GBP
ORD Sale 2,686 11.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 3,345 11.5900 GBP
ORD Sale 4,204 11.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 4,313 11.6600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,634 11.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 4,705 11.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 5,010 11.5700 GBP
ORD Sale 5,124 11.6415 GBP
ORD Sale 5,143 11.7150 GBP
ORD Sale 5,210 11.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 5,433 11.6700 GBP
ORD Sale 5,524 11.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 5,896 11.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 6,060 11.6550 GBP
ORD Sale 6,199 11.6950 GBP
ORD Sale 6,625 11.5950 GBP
ORD Sale 6,950 11.5912 GBP
ORD Sale 7,100 11.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 8,098 11.6370 GBP
ORD Sale 8,108 11.6750 GBP
ORD Sale 8,643 11.7010 GBP
ORD Sale 8,725 11.6191 GBP
ORD Sale 10,008 11.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 10,283 11.6926 GBP
ORD Sale 12,958 11.6699 GBP
ORD Sale 13,500 11.6315 GBP
ORD Sale 14,141 11.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 14,835 11.6814 GBP
ORD Sale 15,333 11.6739 GBP
ORD Sale 16,394 11.6850 GBP
ORD Sale 16,603 11.6400 GBP
ORD Sale 16,671 11.6465 GBP
ORD Sale 16,919 11.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 17,632 11.6445 GBP
ORD Sale 21,977 11.6150 GBP
ORD Sale 22,444 11.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 24,213 11.6250 GBP
ORD Sale 31,516 11.6350 GBP
ORD Sale 32,301 11.6200 GBP
ORD Sale 32,780 11.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 33,478 11.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 34,598 11.6472 GBP
ORD Sale 35,508 11.5837 GBP
ORD Sale 37,734 11.6300 GBP
ORD Sale 40,000 11.7039 GBP
ADR Sale 40,000 17.2000 USD
ORD Sale 45,690 11.6965 GBP
ORD Sale 45,877 11.5897 GBP
ADR Sale 51,328 17.1164 USD
ORD Sale 66,817 11.6176 GBP
ORD Sale 69,479 11.6237 GBP
ORD Sale 72,412 11.6119 GBP
ORD Sale 87,769 11.6596 GBP
ORD Sale 87,834 11.6433 GBP
ORD Sale 102,701 11.6800 GBP
ORD Sale 110,339 11.6981 GBP
ORD Sale 125,000 11.7087 GBP
ORD Sale 155,384 11.6953 GBP
ORD Sale 199,242 11.6570 GBP
ORD Sale 319,767 11.6363 GBP
ORD Sale 1,500,000 11.6416 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 1,546 11.6636 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,950 11.6659 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,952 11.6809 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,490 11.6785 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,885 11.6837 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 14,509 11.6352 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,000 11.6789 GBP
ORD CFD Long 24,953 11.6792 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 28,547 11.6719 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,000 11.6855 GBP
ORD CFD Long 39,304 11.6321 GBP
ORD CFD Long 40,000 11.7039 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 41,333 11.6724 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 97,585 11.6567 GBP
ORD CFD Long 109,871 11.6578 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,622 11.6839 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,844 11.7115 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,000 11.6811 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 17,262 11.6217 GBP
ORD CFD Short 25,664 11.6835 GBP
ORD CFD Short 27,099 11.6582 GBP
ORD CFD Short 31,374 11.6861 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 99,064 11.6592 GBP
ORD CFD Short 121,355 11.6566 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 150,000 11.6189 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 151,941 11.6321 GBP
ORD CFD Short 207,983 11.6621 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?   NO
Date of disclosure: 13 Apr 2015
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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 460802
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150413T143500+0100

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