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: 1 May 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: 24,915,807 0.73% 12,369,192 0.36%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,407,435 0.16% 6,449,041 0.19%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 30,323,242 0.89% 18,818,233 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:  


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 11.7900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1 11.8300 GBP
ORD Purchase 2 11.8850 GBP
ORD Purchase 5 11.8350 GBP
ORD Purchase 11 11.9394 GBP
ORD Purchase 36 11.9379 GBP
ORD Purchase 222 11.9245 GBP
ORD Purchase 265 11.8800 GBP
ORD Purchase 613 11.9275 GBP
ORD Purchase 613 11.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 613 11.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 655 11.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 710 11.8650 GBP
ORD Purchase 914 11.9434 GBP
ORD Purchase 925 11.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 949 11.8905 GBP
ORD Purchase 989 11.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,100 11.9415 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,110 11.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,769 11.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,038 11.8250 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,495 11.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,857 11.7950 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,360 11.8400 GBP
ADR Purchase 4,000 18.0800 USD
ORD Purchase 4,085 11.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,421 11.8972 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,668 11.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,604 11.8450 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,386 11.7356 GBP
ADR Purchase 19,800 18.2800 USD
ORD Purchase 21,858 11.8878 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,738 11.8822 GBP
ORD Purchase 110,901 11.8815 GBP
ORD Purchase 133,702 11.8851 GBP
ORD Purchase 133,702 11.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 153,000 11.8938 GBP
ORD Purchase 295,146 11.8941 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.7900 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.8300 GBP
ORD Sale 1 11.8850 GBP
ORD Sale 5 11.8350 GBP
ORD Sale 37 11.8037 GBP
ORD Sale 113 11.8890 GBP
ORD Sale 164 11.9270 GBP
ORD Sale 222 11.9245 GBP
ORD Sale 498 11.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 500 11.7622 GBP
ORD Sale 613 11.9275 GBP
ORD Sale 613 11.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 613 11.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 655 11.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 690 11.9416 GBP
ORD Sale 710 11.8650 GBP
ORD Sale 925 11.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 989 11.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 11.8800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,110 11.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,769 11.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,038 11.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 2,061 11.9435 GBP
ORD Sale 2,218 11.8934 GBP
ORD Sale 2,857 11.7950 GBP
ORD Sale 3,360 11.8400 GBP
ADR Sale 4,000 18.0800 USD
ORD Sale 4,085 11.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 4,668 11.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 5,021 11.8038 GBP
ORD Sale 5,604 11.8450 GBP
ORD Sale 12,878 11.8969 GBP
ORD Sale 19,115 11.8906 GBP
ADR Sale 19,800 18.2800 USD
ORD Sale 23,719 11.8280 GBP
ORD Sale 36,591 11.8899 GBP
ORD Sale 41,812 11.8748 GBP
ORD Sale 59,548 11.8716 GBP
ORD Sale 140,456 11.8812 GBP
ORD Sale 243,928 11.8768 GBP
ORD Sale 530,192 11.8938 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 72 11.8693 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 326 11.9311 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 500 11.9178 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 618 11.9488 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,000 11.8789 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,100 11.8250 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,551 11.9133 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 26,254 11.9212 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 101,057 11.8985 GBP
ORD CFD Long 70,085 11.8832 GBP
ORD CFD Long 564,561 11.8855 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,796 11.9058 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,100 11.8250 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,021 11.8423 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,900 11.9610 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,551 11.9416 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,901 11.8774 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 95,024 11.9120 GBP
ORD CFD Short 53,223 11.9346 GBP
ORD CFD Short 108,175 11.9050 GBP
ORD CFD Short 133,702 11.8851 GBP
ORD CFD Short 133,702 11.9300 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 183,848 11.8541 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: 5 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 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: 464239
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150505T120902+0100