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: 6 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:       ORD            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 24,941,764 0.73% 12,072,264 0.35%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,100,390 0.18% 6,648,477 0.19%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 31,041,692 0.91% 18,720,741 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 110 11.9550 GBP
ORD Purchase 127 11.9875 GBP
ORD Purchase 171 11.9625 GBP
ORD Purchase 235 11.9930 GBP
ORD Purchase 255 11.9750 GBP
ORD Purchase 255 11.9975 GBP
ORD Purchase 307 11.9725 GBP
ORD Purchase 515 11.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 550 11.9825 GBP
ORD Purchase 634 12.0050 GBP
ORD Purchase 709 11.9650 GBP
ORD Purchase 737 11.9925 GBP
ORD Purchase 765 12.0075 GBP
ORD Purchase 852 12.0025 GBP
ORD Purchase 900 11.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 983 11.9675 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,045 11.9959 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,064 12.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,112 11.9775 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,353 11.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,433 12.0125 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,474 11.9593 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,829 11.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,400 12.0150 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,461 11.9850 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,509 12.0005 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,738 11.9871 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,765 11.9915 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,578 11.9903 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,011 11.9899 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,254 11.9681 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,003 11.9950 GBP
ADR Purchase 17,528 18.3614 USD
ORD Purchase 26,273 12.0014 GBP
ADR Purchase 27,650 18.3164 USD
ORD Purchase 42,647 11.9910 GBP
ORD Purchase 51,981 12.0004 GBP
ORD Purchase 78,060 12.0000 GBP
ORD Purchase 98,772 12.0001 GBP
ORD Purchase 266,279 11.9993 GBP
ORD Purchase 267,404 12.0080 GBP
ORD Sale 51 11.9740 GBP
ORD Sale 74 12.0090 GBP
ORD Sale 82 11.9660 GBP
ORD Sale 84 11.9940 GBP
ORD Sale 110 11.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 126 11.9870 GBP
ORD Sale 127 11.9875 GBP
ORD Sale 171 11.9625 GBP
ORD Sale 222 11.9763 GBP
ORD Sale 255 11.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 255 11.9975 GBP
ORD Sale 307 11.9725 GBP
ORD Sale 350 12.0061 GBP
ORD Sale 351 12.0111 GBP
ORD Sale 367 11.9236 GBP
ORD Sale 508 12.0112 GBP
ORD Sale 515 11.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 550 11.9825 GBP
ORD Sale 634 12.0050 GBP
ORD Sale 737 11.9925 GBP
ORD Sale 765 12.0075 GBP
ORD Sale 809 11.9684 GBP
ORD Sale 852 12.0025 GBP
ORD Sale 889 11.9742 GBP
ORD Sale 900 11.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 979 11.9650 GBP
ORD Sale 983 11.9675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,112 11.9775 GBP
ORD Sale 1,353 11.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,433 12.0125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,743 11.9689 GBP
ORD Sale 1,829 11.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 2,060 12.0000 GBP
ORD Sale 2,400 12.0150 GBP
ORD Sale 2,461 11.9850 GBP
ORD Sale 2,464 12.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 4,939 11.9908 GBP
ORD Sale 5,792 11.9915 GBP
ORD Sale 6,658 11.9886 GBP
ORD Sale 13,491 11.9888 GBP
ADR Sale 17,528 18.3614 USD
ORD Sale 22,725 11.9992 GBP
ORD Sale 26,332 11.9853 GBP
ORD Sale 27,030 11.9990 GBP
ADR Sale 27,650 18.3164 USD
ORD Sale 29,486 11.9987 GBP
ORD Sale 29,945 11.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 33,826 11.9876 GBP
ORD Sale 54,036 11.9881 GBP
ORD Sale 93,500 11.9918 GBP
ORD Sale 184,320 11.9913 GBP
ORD Sale 460,099 11.9932 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 889 11.9742 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,273 12.0240 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,658 11.9886 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,825 12.0002 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 33,434 12.0029 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 52,271 11.9970 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 93,500 11.9917 GBP
ORD CFD Long 113,158 11.9813 GBP
ORD CFD Long 514,475 11.9924 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,020 12.0000 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,666 11.9954 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,764 11.9820 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 20,855 11.9987 GBP
ORD CFD Short 23,218 11.9957 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 39,610 11.9921 GBP
ORD CFD Short 53,326 11.9958 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 53,326 11.9958 GBP
ORD CFD Short 267,404 12.0080 GBP
ORD CFD Short 309,683 12.0023 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: 7 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: 464687
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150507T135307+0100