Form 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC


FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(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
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 20 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


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:       10p ordinary (inc ADR's)
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 24,268,590 0.71% 13,022,855 0.38%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,143,400 0.18% 6,042,561 0.18%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 30,411,990 0.89% 19,065,416 0.56%

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:  


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 268 11.9570 GBP
ORD Purchase 283 11.9150 GBP
ORD Purchase 377 11.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 609 11.9200 GBP
ORD Purchase 609 11.9450 GBP
ORD Purchase 609 11.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 609 11.9775 GBP
ORD Purchase 876 11.9475 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,029 11.9625 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,218 11.9250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,218 11.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,481 11.9850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,806 11.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,333 11.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,546 11.9550 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,038 11.9748 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,892 11.9549 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,000 11.9750 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,368 11.9690 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,842 11.9650 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,689 11.9749 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,785 11.9617 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,813 11.9705 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,376 11.9552 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,875 11.9622 GBP
ADR Purchase 28,882 17.8500 USD
ORD Purchase 29,448 11.9564 GBP
ADR Purchase 37,960 17.8899 USD
ORD Purchase 46,479 11.9604 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,644 11.9563 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,902 11.9651 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,074 11.9807 GBP
ORD Purchase 242,897 11.9445 GBP
ORD Purchase 268,521 11.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 322,646 11.9583 GBP
ORD Sale 76 11.9590 GBP
ORD Sale 157 11.9675 GBP
ORD Sale 283 11.9150 GBP
ORD Sale 377 11.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 560 11.9436 GBP
ORD Sale 609 11.9200 GBP
ORD Sale 609 11.9450 GBP
ORD Sale 609 11.9475 GBP
ORD Sale 609 11.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 609 11.9775 GBP
ORD Sale 644 11.9490 GBP
ORD Sale 700 11.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 903 11.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 1,029 11.9625 GBP
ORD Sale 1,166 11.9702 GBP
ORD Sale 1,218 11.9250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,218 11.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 1,227 11.9699 GBP
ORD Sale 1,481 11.9850 GBP
ORD Sale 2,165 11.9568 GBP
ORD Sale 2,333 11.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 2,546 11.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,573 11.9658 GBP
ORD Sale 4,000 11.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 4,287 11.9650 GBP
ORD Sale 5,210 11.9487 GBP
ORD Sale 5,763 11.9555 GBP
ORD Sale 7,272 11.9585 GBP
ORD Sale 13,522 11.9640 GBP
ORD Sale 13,738 11.9599 GBP
ORD Sale 18,521 11.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 27,969 11.9856 GBP
ADR Sale 28,882 17.8500 USD
ADR Sale 37,960 17.8899 USD
ORD Sale 70,910 11.9657 GBP
ORD Sale 74,936 11.9604 GBP
ORD Sale 78,064 11.9564 GBP
ORD Sale 96,791 11.9521 GBP
ORD Sale 99,319 11.9576 GBP
ORD Sale 122,603 11.9562 GBP
ORD Sale 127,660 11.9611 GBP
ORD Sale 170,030 11.9629 GBP
ORD Sale 208,501 11.9532 GBP
ORD Sale 261,267 11.9594 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 10 11.9590 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,284 11.9645 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,330 11.9568 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,269 11.9644 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,260 11.9573 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 14,125 11.9554 GBP
ORD CFD Long 14,441 11.9589 GBP
ORD CFD Long 20,000 11.9339 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,247 11.9341 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 44,662 11.9597 GBP
ORD CFD Long 90,657 11.9639 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 126,200 11.9468 GBP
ORD CFD Long 217,748 11.9582 GBP
ORD CFD Long 522,534 11.9594 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,067 11.9699 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,404 11.9672 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,969 11.9630 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,482 11.9658 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,980 11.9647 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 45,133 11.9582 GBP
ORD CFD Short 46,466 11.9555 GBP
ORD CFD Short 56,074 11.9807 GBP
ORD CFD Short 149,602 11.9642 GBP
ORD CFD Short 222,758 11.9545 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)


(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: 21 Apr 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 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

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 462249
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150421T140747+0100