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: 3 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: 23,253,543 0.68% 19,261,181 0.56%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,446,011 0.19% 9,475,349 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,750,000 0.05% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 31,449,554 0.92% 29,736,530 0.87%
 

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 10.6975 GBP
ORD Purchase 45 10.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 299 10.7450 GBP
ORD Purchase 501 10.7200 GBP
ORD Purchase 573 10.7125 GBP
ORD Purchase 704 10.7075 GBP
ORD Purchase 836 10.7325 GBP
ORD Purchase 964 10.7224 GBP
ORD Purchase 972 10.7275 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,440 10.7150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,497 10.7500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,680 10.7750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,851 10.7300 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,401 10.7410 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,132 10.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,878 10.7400 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,028 10.7078 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,928 10.6900 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,054 10.7233 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,105 10.6950 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,562 10.6925 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,233 10.7716 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,690 10.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,876 10.7175 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,613 10.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,789 10.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,297 10.7049 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,587 10.7161 GBP
ORD Purchase 30,000 10.6905 GBP
ORD Purchase 42,648 10.7119 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,672 10.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,730 10.7098 GBP
ORD Purchase 101,498 10.7281 GBP
ORD Purchase 187,493 10.7317 GBP
ORD Purchase 291,496 10.7116 GBP
ORD Purchase 896,418 10.7072 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.6975 GBP
ORD Sale 45 10.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 182 10.7512 GBP
ORD Sale 184 10.7093 GBP
ORD Sale 299 10.7450 GBP
ORD Sale 475 10.7770 GBP
ORD Sale 501 10.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 573 10.7125 GBP
ORD Sale 836 10.7325 GBP
ORD Sale 1,440 10.7150 GBP
ORD Sale 1,497 10.7500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,680 10.7750 GBP
ORD Sale 2,053 10.6955 GBP
ORD Sale 2,256 10.7075 GBP
ORD Sale 2,536 10.7255 GBP
ORD Sale 2,637 10.7033 GBP
ORD Sale 4,132 10.7350 GBP
ORD Sale 4,522 10.7038 GBP
ORD Sale 4,878 10.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 5,524 10.6995 GBP
ORD Sale 5,588 10.7036 GBP
ORD Sale 5,928 10.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 6,819 10.7083 GBP
ORD Sale 7,105 10.6950 GBP
ORD Sale 8,866 10.7292 GBP
ORD Sale 11,458 10.7257 GBP
ORD Sale 11,710 10.7008 GBP
ORD Sale 11,898 10.7053 GBP
ORD Sale 12,700 10.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 14,613 10.7250 GBP
ORD Sale 16,484 10.6925 GBP
ORD Sale 17,104 10.6987 GBP
ORD Sale 23,789 10.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 27,614 10.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 114,928 10.6970 GBP
ORD Sale 181,418 10.7218 GBP
ORD Sale 444,058 10.7300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,410,253 10.7178 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 184 10.7093 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,552 10.7075 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,634 10.7163 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,524 10.6995 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 17,958 10.7048 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,071 10.6986 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 28,499 10.7106 GBP
ORD CFD Long 36,006 10.7365 GBP
ORD CFD Long 236,441 10.7088 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,401 10.7410 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,832 10.7214 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 18,112 10.7208 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 24,730 10.7064 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: 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: NONE

 

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   YES
Date of disclosure: 6 Jul 2015
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635
 
SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)
DETAILS OF OPEN OPTION AND DERIVATIVE 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.   OPTIONS AND DERIVATIVES
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:
 

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: 473699
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150706T192932+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC