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: 19 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: 24,047,950 0.70% 12,500,119 0.37%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,565,683 0.19% 6,123,513 0.18%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 30,613,633 0.90% 18,623,632 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 40 11.5954 GBP
ORD Purchase 252 11.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 257 11.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 257 11.6375 GBP
ORD Purchase 257 11.6525 GBP
ORD Purchase 320 11.5750 GBP
ORD Purchase 620 11.6275 GBP
ORD Purchase 620 11.6800 GBP
ORD Purchase 656 11.6350 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,077 18.0500 USD
ADR Purchase 1,077 18.1500 USD
ORD Purchase 1,180 11.6153 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,347 11.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,542 11.6650 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,626 11.6150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,649 11.6300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,667 11.5950 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,780 11.6750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,877 11.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,120 11.6200 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,472 11.5955 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,591 11.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,598 11.6850 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,647 11.6700 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,679 11.6600 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,400 11.6484 GBP
ADR Purchase 9,070 18.0654 USD
ORD Purchase 11,636 11.6532 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,239 11.6501 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,657 11.5470 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,968 11.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 38,306 11.6334 GBP
ADR Purchase 40,200 18.0687 USD
ORD Purchase 107,487 11.6473 GBP
ORD Purchase 209,770 11.6252 GBP
ORD Purchase 516,624 11.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 39 11.6620 GBP
ORD Sale 47 11.6290 GBP
ORD Sale 55 11.6820 GBP
ORD Sale 64 11.6606 GBP
ORD Sale 73 11.6870 GBP
ORD Sale 82 11.6440 GBP
ORD Sale 113 11.6270 GBP
ORD Sale 200 11.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 242 11.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 252 11.6420 GBP
ORD Sale 257 11.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 257 11.6375 GBP
ORD Sale 257 11.6525 GBP
ORD Sale 298 11.6520 GBP
ORD Sale 302 11.6340 GBP
ORD Sale 320 11.5750 GBP
ORD Sale 620 11.6275 GBP
ORD Sale 620 11.6800 GBP
ORD Sale 656 11.6350 GBP
ORD Sale 1,016 11.6750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,347 11.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,354 11.6410 GBP
ORD Sale 1,395 11.6850 GBP
ORD Sale 1,495 11.6173 GBP
ORD Sale 1,607 11.6665 GBP
ORD Sale 1,626 11.6150 GBP
ORD Sale 1,649 11.6300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,667 11.5950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,769 11.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,877 11.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 2,120 11.6200 GBP
ADR Sale 2,154 18.1500 USD
ORD Sale 2,523 11.6550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,632 11.6479 GBP
ORD Sale 3,161 11.6700 GBP
ORD Sale 3,260 11.6405 GBP
ORD Sale 4,528 11.6600 GBP
ORD Sale 8,008 11.6048 GBP
ADR Sale 9,070 18.0654 USD
ORD Sale 19,513 11.6541 GBP
ORD Sale 20,359 11.6295 GBP
ORD Sale 26,458 11.5788 GBP
ORD Sale 28,213 11.6182 GBP
ADR Sale 40,200 18.0687 USD
ORD Sale 43,110 11.6464 GBP
ORD Sale 43,729 11.6494 GBP
ORD Sale 69,377 11.6472 GBP
ORD Sale 69,400 11.6085 GBP
ORD Sale 70,491 11.6312 GBP
ORD Sale 97,873 11.6289 GBP
ORD Sale 100,000 11.5686 GBP
ORD Sale 115,807 11.5605 GBP
ORD Sale 239,504 11.6265 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 302 11.6340 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,270 11.6055 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,535 11.6151 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,008 11.6048 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 10,084 11.6372 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,450 11.6279 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 15,384 11.6628 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 17,431 11.6407 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,048 11.5521 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 69,400 11.6085 GBP
ORD CFD Long 108,460 11.6047 GBP
ORD CFD Long 276,814 11.6328 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,142 11.6512 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,005 11.5810 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,216 11.6467 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,930 11.6520 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 15,841 11.6454 GBP
ORD CFD Short 20,000 11.5410 GBP
ORD CFD Short 20,100 11.6016 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,434 11.6826 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 51,064 11.6087 GBP
ORD CFD Short 260,501 11.6359 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: 20 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: 466684
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150520T130904+0100