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: 28 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: 24,329,236 0.67% 21,421,758 0.59%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,792,190 0.19% 9,920,510 0.27%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.03% 1,000,000 0.03%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 32,121,426 0.89% 32,342,268 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 108 10.2974 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 10.2300 GBP
ORD Purchase 395 10.2925 GBP
ADR Purchase 400 16.0800 USD
ORD Purchase 412 10.2550 GBP
ORD Purchase 436 10.3075 GBP
ORD Purchase 534 10.3150 GBP
ORD Purchase 668 10.2950 GBP
ORD Purchase 744 10.2900 GBP
ORD Purchase 806 10.3175 GBP
ORD Purchase 842 10.2875 GBP
ORD Purchase 873 10.3125 GBP
ORD Purchase 942 10.3000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,094 10.2858 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,100 10.2700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,156 10.2800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,342 10.3200 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,383 10.2675 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,394 10.2725 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,416 10.2600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,551 10.3100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,568 10.2825 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,738 10.2755 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,100 10.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,260 10.2750 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,344 10.2796 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,694 10.2975 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,031 10.3050 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,539 10.2986 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,606 10.2930 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,475 10.2855 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,278 10.2888 GBP
ADR Purchase 22,884 16.0458 USD
ORD Purchase 28,061 10.2966 GBP
ORD Purchase 39,794 10.2850 GBP
ORD Purchase 115,518 10.2988 GBP
ORD Sale 300 10.2300 GBP
ADR Sale 400 16.0800 USD
ORD Sale 431 10.2925 GBP
ORD Sale 436 10.3075 GBP
ORD Sale 534 10.3150 GBP
ORD Sale 625 10.3030 GBP
ORD Sale 668 10.2950 GBP
ORD Sale 670 10.3014 GBP
ORD Sale 671 10.3200 GBP
ORD Sale 744 10.2900 GBP
ORD Sale 806 10.3175 GBP
ORD Sale 842 10.2875 GBP
ORD Sale 873 10.3125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,064 10.3000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,100 10.2700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,156 10.2800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,306 10.3005 GBP
ORD Sale 1,383 10.2675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,394 10.2725 GBP
ORD Sale 1,510 10.2965 GBP
ORD Sale 1,551 10.3100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,568 10.2825 GBP
ORD Sale 1,708 10.2600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,904 10.2850 GBP
ORD Sale 1,996 10.3050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,100 10.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 2,446 10.2986 GBP
ORD Sale 2,800 10.3091 GBP
ORD Sale 2,979 10.3001 GBP
ORD Sale 3,260 10.2750 GBP
ORD Sale 3,694 10.2975 GBP
ORD Sale 4,712 10.2960 GBP
ORD Sale 5,051 10.3041 GBP
ORD Sale 6,611 10.2936 GBP
ORD Sale 7,244 10.2762 GBP
ORD Sale 9,806 10.2882 GBP
ORD Sale 10,942 10.2869 GBP
ORD Sale 11,151 10.2982 GBP
ORD Sale 14,710 10.2983 GBP
ORD Sale 15,121 10.2865 GBP
ORD Sale 17,664 10.3006 GBP
ADR Sale 22,884 16.0458 USD
ORD Sale 23,452 10.3003 GBP
ORD Sale 32,355 10.2879 GBP
ORD Sale 34,305 10.2991 GBP
ORD Sale 266,580 10.3064 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 6,744 10.3049 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,103 10.2866 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,442 10.2628 GBP
ORD CFD Long 14,309 10.3027 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,046 10.2761 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 28,622 10.3140 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 31,208 10.2942 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 34 10.2891 GBP
ORD CFD Short 200 10.2682 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,094 10.2858 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,615 10.3214 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,441 10.2906 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,671 10.2701 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 32,253 10.2847 GBP
ORD CFD Short 73,961 10.3047 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: 29 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 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: 477150
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150729T132958+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC