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: 6 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: 23,711,637 0.69% 19,888,492 0.58%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,531,832 0.19% 9,459,493 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,750,000 0.05% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
 
TOTAL: 31,993,469 0.94% 30,347,985 0.89%

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 172 10.6325 GBP
ORD Purchase 245 10.5950 GBP
ORD Purchase 347 10.6700 GBP
ORD Purchase 366 10.6047 GBP
ORD Purchase 376 10.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 392 10.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 404 10.6525 GBP
ORD Purchase 483 10.6575 GBP
ORD Purchase 797 10.6200 GBP
ORD Purchase 797 10.6375 GBP
ORD Purchase 827 10.6625 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,172 10.6150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,418 10.6450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,850 10.6750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,889 10.6425 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,899 10.6475 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,385 10.6650 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,910 10.6244 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,911 10.5972 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,986 10.6099 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,095 10.6600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,584 10.6350 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,651 10.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,905 10.6300 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,509 10.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,773 10.6014 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,803 10.5900 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,688 10.6400 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,880 10.5850 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,433 10.6250 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,607 10.6170 GBP
ADR Purchase 25,470 16.5786 USD
ORD Purchase 28,018 10.6203 GBP
ADR Purchase 32,690 16.5950 USD
ORD Purchase 36,452 10.6100 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,503 10.5967 GBP
ORD Sale 172 10.6325 GBP
ORD Sale 245 10.5950 GBP
ORD Sale 347 10.6700 GBP
ORD Sale 376 10.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 392 10.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 404 10.6525 GBP
ORD Sale 472 10.6456 GBP
ORD Sale 483 10.6575 GBP
ORD Sale 797 10.6375 GBP
ORD Sale 827 10.6625 GBP
ORD Sale 1,076 10.6228 GBP
ORD Sale 1,418 10.6450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,770 10.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,850 10.6750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,889 10.6425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,899 10.6475 GBP
ORD Sale 3,385 10.6650 GBP
ORD Sale 3,487 10.5918 GBP
ORD Sale 4,095 10.6600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,440 10.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 4,584 10.6350 GBP
ORD Sale 4,651 10.6550 GBP
ORD Sale 4,905 10.6300 GBP
ORD Sale 5,509 10.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 5,524 10.6135 GBP
ORD Sale 5,589 10.6005 GBP
ORD Sale 5,803 10.5900 GBP
ORD Sale 6,115 10.6080 GBP
ORD Sale 7,243 10.6256 GBP
ORD Sale 7,688 10.6400 GBP
ORD Sale 9,279 10.6160 GBP
ORD Sale 9,433 10.6250 GBP
ORD Sale 10,264 10.6172 GBP
ORD Sale 11,700 10.6200 GBP
ORD Sale 14,224 10.6147 GBP
ORD Sale 17,707 10.6088 GBP
ORD Sale 18,146 10.5872 GBP
ORD Sale 22,751 10.6338 GBP
ADR Sale 25,470 16.5786 USD
ADR Sale 32,690 16.5950 USD
ORD Sale 33,036 10.6201 GBP
ORD Sale 36,401 10.6355 GBP
ORD Sale 69,163 10.6132 GBP
ORD Sale 78,380 10.6150 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 5,175 10.6161 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,524 10.6135 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,227 10.6386 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,138 10.6050 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 13,466 10.6169 GBP
ORD CFD Long 16,345 10.6174 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,146 10.5872 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 22,607 10.6109 GBP
ORD CFD Long 62,935 10.6112 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,523 10.6243 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,735 10.5989 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 13,031 10.6265 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 23,597 10.6176 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: 7 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: 473724
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150707T133358+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC