Form 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC

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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: 1 July 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:       ORD
Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 23,308,396 0.68% 17,752,338 0.52%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,405,372 0.19% 9,002,390 0.26%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,750,000 0.05% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 31,463,768 0.92% 27,754,728 0.81%

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 16 10.6617 GBP
ORD Purchase 337 10.6650 GBP
ORD Purchase 459 10.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 633 10.6900 GBP
ORD Purchase 657 10.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 657 10.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 797 10.6950 GBP
ORD Purchase 938 10.6750 GBP
ORD Purchase 986 10.6275 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,334 10.6225 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,438 10.6200 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,438 10.6325 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,825 10.6841 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,051 10.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,592 10.6538 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,883 10.6250 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,499 10.7134 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,529 10.6358 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,335 10.6814 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,778 10.6600 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,439 10.6545 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,146 10.6400 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,682 10.6714 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,873 10.6450 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,299 10.6300 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,611 10.6359 GBP
ADR Purchase 27,884 16.6943 USD
ORD Purchase 29,559 10.6350 GBP
ORD Purchase 46,139 10.6713 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,000 10.6524 GBP
ORD Purchase 65,695 10.6496 GBP
ORD Purchase 68,473 10.6445 GBP
ORD Purchase 81,344 10.6560 GBP
ORD Purchase 103,844 10.6586 GBP
ORD Purchase 211,616 10.6497 GBP
ORD Sale 138 10.6270 GBP
ORD Sale 337 10.6650 GBP
ORD Sale 359 10.6560 GBP
ORD Sale 387 10.6428 GBP
ORD Sale 633 10.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 657 10.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 657 10.7250 GBP
ORD Sale 797 10.6950 GBP
ORD Sale 857 10.6750 GBP
ORD Sale 986 10.6275 GBP
ORD Sale 1,196 10.6311 GBP
ORD Sale 1,334 10.6225 GBP
ORD Sale 1,438 10.6200 GBP
ORD Sale 1,438 10.6325 GBP
ORD Sale 1,724 10.6359 GBP
ORD Sale 1,871 10.6727 GBP
ORD Sale 2,038 10.6680 GBP
ORD Sale 2,059 10.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 3,369 10.6588 GBP
ORD Sale 3,451 10.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 3,715 10.6539 GBP
ORD Sale 5,441 10.6250 GBP
ORD Sale 5,524 10.6472 GBP
ORD Sale 6,650 10.6425 GBP
ORD Sale 7,664 10.6342 GBP
ORD Sale 13,778 10.6600 GBP
ORD Sale 14,400 10.6572 GBP
ORD Sale 14,400 10.6859 GBP
ORD Sale 15,156 10.6400 GBP
ORD Sale 19,873 10.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 21,299 10.6300 GBP
ORD Sale 21,344 10.6507 GBP
ADR Sale 27,884 16.6943 USD
ORD Sale 29,318 10.6683 GBP
ORD Sale 36,798 10.6614 GBP
ORD Sale 37,298 10.6350 GBP
ORD Sale 150,193 10.6451 GBP
ORD Sale 259,513 10.6550 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 138 10.6269 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 600 10.6390 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,196 10.6310 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,524 10.6472 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,042 10.6477 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 25,018 10.6829 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,496 10.6573 GBP
ORD CFD Long 29,364 10.6564 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 61,038 10.6600 GBP
ORD CFD Long 93,443 10.6314 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16 10.6618 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 172 10.6590 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,890 10.6564 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,000 10.6360 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,499 10.7134 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,483 10.6677 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,942 10.6390 GBP
ORD CFD Short 14,330 10.6892 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 24,980 10.6621 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 32,976 10.6757 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,000 10.6524 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?   YES
Date of disclosure: 2 Jul 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.

143221.01

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings   Barclays PLC.
are being disclosed:  
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose BG GROUP PLC
relevant securities this from relates:  

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class   Product   Writing,   Number   Exercise   Type   Expiry
of description purchasing, of price date
relevant selling, securities per unit
security varying etc to which
option
      relates      
ORD Put Options Purchased -1,000,000 10.0000 American 21 Aug 2015
ORD Put Options Written 750,000 1050.0000 American 17 Jul 2015
ORD Call Options Purchased 1,000,000 10.5000 American 21 Aug 2015

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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: 473236
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150702T125756+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC