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: 30 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:       10p ordinary (inc ADR's)
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 24,887,042 0.73% 12,171,961 0.36%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,407,648 0.16% 6,470,435 0.19%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 30,294,690 0.89% 18,642,396 0.55%

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 11.8025 GBP
ORD Purchase 205 11.7550 GBP
ORD Purchase 259 11.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 303 11.7875 GBP
ORD Purchase 348 11.6975 GBP
ORD Purchase 512 11.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 518 11.7325 GBP
ORD Purchase 550 11.6830 GBP
ORD Purchase 556 11.7625 GBP
ORD Purchase 598 11.7425 GBP
ORD Purchase 617 11.8075 GBP
ORD Purchase 771 11.7925 GBP
ORD Purchase 911 11.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 962 11.7700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,026 11.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,099 11.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,199 11.7371 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,225 11.7500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,229 11.7775 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,380 11.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,472 11.7475 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,584 11.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,599 11.6850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,741 11.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,742 11.7400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,356 11.6750 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,536 11.7302 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,964 11.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,070 11.7375 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,347 11.7300 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,424 11.6950 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,580 11.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,981 11.7462 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,276 11.7975 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,438 11.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,247 11.6900 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,850 11.7452 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,568 11.7654 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,025 11.7200 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,971 11.7850 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,719 11.7634 GBP
ADR Purchase 13,152 18.1675 USD
ORD Purchase 14,560 11.7244 GBP
ADR Purchase 16,200 18.1670 USD
ORD Purchase 18,223 11.7450 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,946 11.6871 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,697 11.7629 GBP
ORD Purchase 26,922 11.8250 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,588 11.7900 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,000 11.7469 GBP
ORD Purchase 60,582 11.8165 GBP
ORD Purchase 75,067 11.7950 GBP
ORD Purchase 87,245 11.7675 GBP
ORD Purchase 596,719 11.7619 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.8025 GBP
ORD Sale 80 11.7854 GBP
ORD Sale 134 11.7390 GBP
ORD Sale 205 11.7550 GBP
ORD Sale 228 11.8182 GBP
ORD Sale 259 11.7350 GBP
ORD Sale 259 11.7375 GBP
ORD Sale 300 11.7414 GBP
ORD Sale 303 11.7875 GBP
ORD Sale 348 11.6975 GBP
ORD Sale 387 11.7470 GBP
ORD Sale 512 11.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 518 11.7325 GBP
ORD Sale 598 11.7425 GBP
ORD Sale 615 11.7675 GBP
ORD Sale 617 11.8075 GBP
ORD Sale 771 11.7925 GBP
ORD Sale 823 11.7450 GBP
ORD Sale 911 11.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 962 11.7700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,099 11.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,229 11.7775 GBP
ORD Sale 1,230 11.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,233 11.7561 GBP
ORD Sale 1,584 11.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,599 11.6850 GBP
ORD Sale 1,741 11.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,742 11.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 2,356 11.6750 GBP
ORD Sale 3,163 11.7475 GBP
ORD Sale 3,353 11.7906 GBP
ORD Sale 3,964 11.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 4,229 11.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 4,347 11.7300 GBP
ORD Sale 4,424 11.6950 GBP
ORD Sale 4,580 11.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 5,276 11.7975 GBP
ORD Sale 5,438 11.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 6,247 11.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 7,356 11.7625 GBP
ORD Sale 8,025 11.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 8,072 11.7500 GBP
ORD Sale 8,422 11.7574 GBP
ORD Sale 8,971 11.7850 GBP
ADR Sale 13,152 18.1675 USD
ORD Sale 14,711 11.7397 GBP
ADR Sale 16,200 18.1670 USD
ORD Sale 24,852 11.7466 GBP
ORD Sale 33,588 11.7900 GBP
ORD Sale 34,207 11.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 37,530 11.7819 GBP
ORD Sale 45,849 11.7315 GBP
ORD Sale 47,061 11.7809 GBP
ORD Sale 50,000 11.7787 GBP
ORD Sale 63,855 11.7764 GBP
ORD Sale 75,067 11.7950 GBP
ORD Sale 84,753 11.7841 GBP
ORD Sale 100,552 11.7743 GBP
ORD Sale 149,051 11.7409 GBP
ORD Sale 165,848 11.7579 GBP
ORD Sale 405,751 11.7498 GBP
ORD Sale 492,756 11.7635 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 228 11.8182 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,353 11.7906 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,512 11.7960 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,100 11.8021 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,663 11.7624 GBP
ORD CFD Long 22,315 11.7234 GBP
ORD CFD Long 41,760 11.7300 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 45,849 11.7315 GBP
ORD CFD Long 50,000 11.7787 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 67,910 11.7647 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 338,280 11.7470 GBP
ORD CFD Long 688,134 11.7578 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 267 11.7364 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,199 11.7371 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,536 11.7302 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,666 11.7291 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,184 11.7617 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,576 11.7819 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,583 11.7456 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,368 11.7515 GBP
ORD CFD Short 19,528 11.8257 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,000 11.7469 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 72,948 11.7635 GBP
ORD CFD Short 611,755 11.7630 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: 1 May 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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 464061
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150501T132649+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC