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: 13 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: 24,445,723 0.72% 21,457,666 0.63%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,325,562 0.19% 9,522,282 0.28%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,750,000 0.05% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 32,521,285 0.95% 31,979,948 0.94%

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 10.8350 GBP
ORD Purchase 7 10.8710 GBP
ORD Purchase 204 10.8950 GBP
ORD Purchase 310 10.8267 GBP
ORD Purchase 348 10.8545 GBP
ORD Purchase 423 10.8150 GBP
ORD Purchase 498 10.8200 GBP
ORD Purchase 498 10.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 553 10.8300 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 10.7400 GBP
ORD Purchase 637 10.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 672 10.8245 GBP
ORD Purchase 729 10.8475 GBP
ORD Purchase 750 10.8225 GBP
ORD Purchase 830 10.7250 GBP
ORD Purchase 830 10.7425 GBP
ORD Purchase 830 10.7625 GBP
ORD Purchase 832 10.7125 GBP
ORD Purchase 874 10.8740 GBP
ORD Purchase 903 10.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 971 10.8022 GBP
ORD Purchase 977 10.8425 GBP
ORD Purchase 996 10.8450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,093 10.8175 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,159 10.8125 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,247 10.8575 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,327 10.8275 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,380 10.8325 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,387 10.7175 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,600 10.8100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,639 10.8664 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,675 10.8850 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,046 10.7746 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,315 10.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,370 10.8750 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,383 10.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,921 10.8800 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,059 10.7660 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,215 10.8700 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,349 10.8375 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,488 10.8650 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,680 10.8600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,518 10.8675 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,712 10.8400 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,816 10.8075 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,066 10.8591 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,489 10.7450 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,804 10.7938 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,510 10.8334 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,878 10.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,214 10.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,107 10.9150 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,692 10.7110 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,941 10.7672 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,726 10.7650 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,825 10.8121 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,931 10.8219 GBP
ORD Purchase 29,222 10.7792 GBP
ORD Purchase 30,647 10.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,088 10.8131 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,612 10.7954 GBP
ORD Purchase 51,716 10.8255 GBP
ORD Purchase 78,345 10.8179 GBP
ORD Purchase 101,695 10.8372 GBP
ORD Purchase 104,207 10.8478 GBP
ORD Sale 1 10.8350 GBP
ORD Sale 7 10.8710 GBP
ORD Sale 149 10.8267 GBP
ORD Sale 184 10.7914 GBP
ORD Sale 204 10.8950 GBP
ORD Sale 237 10.8410 GBP
ORD Sale 348 10.8545 GBP
ORD Sale 423 10.8150 GBP
ORD Sale 498 10.8200 GBP
ORD Sale 498 10.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 553 10.8300 GBP
ORD Sale 637 10.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 672 10.8245 GBP
ORD Sale 729 10.8475 GBP
ORD Sale 750 10.8225 GBP
ORD Sale 830 10.7250 GBP
ORD Sale 830 10.7425 GBP
ORD Sale 830 10.7625 GBP
ORD Sale 832 10.7125 GBP
ORD Sale 874 10.8740 GBP
ORD Sale 903 10.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 977 10.8425 GBP
ORD Sale 996 10.8450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,043 10.8590 GBP
ORD Sale 1,093 10.8175 GBP
ORD Sale 1,159 10.8125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,200 10.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 1,247 10.8575 GBP
ORD Sale 1,250 10.8605 GBP
ORD Sale 1,258 10.8243 GBP
ORD Sale 1,327 10.8275 GBP
ORD Sale 1,380 10.8325 GBP
ORD Sale 1,387 10.7175 GBP
ORD Sale 1,600 10.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,675 10.8850 GBP
ORD Sale 2,315 10.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 2,370 10.8750 GBP
ORD Sale 2,383 10.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,921 10.8800 GBP
ORD Sale 3,215 10.8700 GBP
ORD Sale 3,349 10.8375 GBP
ORD Sale 3,488 10.8650 GBP
ORD Sale 3,680 10.8600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,518 10.8675 GBP
ORD Sale 4,712 10.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 4,713 10.7450 GBP
ORD Sale 5,524 10.7509 GBP
ORD Sale 5,577 10.8454 GBP
ORD Sale 5,816 10.8075 GBP
ORD Sale 5,903 10.8131 GBP
ORD Sale 10,995 10.7869 GBP
ORD Sale 12,299 10.6989 GBP
ORD Sale 12,316 10.8499 GBP
ORD Sale 13,243 10.8435 GBP
ORD Sale 13,619 10.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 14,878 10.8900 GBP
ORD Sale 21,726 10.7650 GBP
ORD Sale 31,747 10.8433 GBP
ORD Sale 35,810 10.8156 GBP
ORD Sale 36,678 10.8353 GBP
ORD Sale 50,313 10.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 68,000 10.8642 GBP
ORD Sale 72,572 10.8041 GBP
ORD Sale 92,557 10.8597 GBP
ORD Sale 125,000 10.7709 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 100 10.7449 GBP
ORD CFD Long 149 10.8267 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,258 10.8243 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,524 10.7509 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,572 10.7985 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,299 10.6988 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 48,273 10.7969 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 69,335 10.8134 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 191 10.9151 GBP
ORD CFD Short 310 10.8267 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,563 10.8287 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,059 10.7660 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,281 10.7802 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,668 10.8041 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,510 10.8334 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,692 10.7111 GBP
ORD CFD Short 22,199 10.8459 GBP
ORD CFD Short 24,070 10.8470 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 71,151 10.8123 GBP
ORD CFD Short 95,150 10.8313 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 of 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: 14 Jul 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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: 474750
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150714T133500+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC