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: 21 August 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: 31,070,134 0.91% 18,183,939 0.53%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,171,634 0.21% 15,212,154 0.45%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 38,241,768 1.12% 33,396,093 0.98%

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 100 10.1800 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.1850 GBP
ORD Purchase 402 10.0875 GBP
ORD Purchase 535 10.0925 GBP
ORD Purchase 583 10.3650 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 16.0600 USD
ORD Purchase 666 10.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,223 10.1100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,272 10.0625 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,272 10.0425 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,426 10.0675 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,473 10.3450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,547 10.1000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,598 10.1050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,696 10.0520 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,840 10.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,113 10.0825 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,494 10.3550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,818 10.1475 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,042 10.2959 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,303 10.1835 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,312 10.1463 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,584 10.1495 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,944 10.0500 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,243 10.1450 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,345 10.1293 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,889 10.0950 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,905 10.0800 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,623 10.1947 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,664 10.2504 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,433 10.0900 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,730 10.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,099 10.3439 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,433 10.0834 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,213 10.1109 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,651 10.1069 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,582 10.3469 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,211 10.2229 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,553 10.1285 GBP
ADR Purchase 34,564 15.9737 USD
ORD Purchase 40,658 9.9950 GBP
ORD Purchase 69,563 10.0532 GBP
ORD Purchase 115,098 10.2433 GBP
ORD Purchase 229,305 10.0577 GBP
ORD Purchase 300,000 10.2226 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,282,114 10.1386 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,300,000 10.0502 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.1850 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.1800 GBP
ORD Sale 182 10.3544 GBP
ORD Sale 303 10.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 402 10.0875 GBP
ORD Sale 410 10.2905 GBP
ORD Sale 535 10.0925 GBP
ADR Sale 600 16.0600 USD
ORD Sale 676 10.3481 GBP
ORD Sale 722 10.1050 GBP
ORD Sale 958 10.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,223 10.1100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,272 10.0425 GBP
ORD Sale 1,272 10.0625 GBP
ORD Sale 1,349 10.3477 GBP
ORD Sale 1,376 10.3700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,426 10.0675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,473 10.3450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,500 10.2205 GBP
ORD Sale 1,696 10.0520 GBP
ORD Sale 1,779 10.3600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,840 10.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,113 10.0825 GBP
ORD Sale 2,477 10.3538 GBP
ORD Sale 2,819 10.3650 GBP
ORD Sale 3,944 10.0500 GBP
ORD Sale 4,844 10.1377 GBP
ORD Sale 5,012 10.0950 GBP
ORD Sale 5,110 10.0800 GBP
ORD Sale 5,243 10.1450 GBP
ORD Sale 5,677 10.0900 GBP
ORD Sale 5,742 10.2330 GBP
ORD Sale 5,967 10.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 6,089 10.0166 GBP
ORD Sale 6,379 10.0850 GBP
ORD Sale 7,363 10.1751 GBP
ORD Sale 22,000 10.1468 GBP
ORD Sale 22,704 10.3018 GBP
ADR Sale 34,564 15.9737 USD
ORD Sale 37,413 10.3550 GBP
ORD Sale 52,103 10.2266 GBP
ORD Sale 56,193 10.1684 GBP
ORD Sale 75,624 10.2148 GBP
ORD Sale 76,799 10.2058 GBP
ORD Sale 108,315 9.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 332,576 10.2204 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 300 10.1825 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,951 10.1005 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,099 10.2763 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,544 10.1391 GBP
ORD CFD Long 16,948 10.3060 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,416 10.1132 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 35,674 10.2175 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 49,109 10.2493 GBP
ORD CFD Long 129,620 10.1863 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1 10.1700 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2 10.1650 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7 10.1714 GBP
ORD CFD Short 100 10.1662 GBP
ORD CFD Short 110 10.1661 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 729 10.2131 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,402 10.3001 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,943 10.0685 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,756 10.2687 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 14,101 10.2316 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16,238 10.0547 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,282 10.0872 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 19,636 10.3489 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 26,645 10.2236 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34,209 10.0953 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 50,409 10.2293 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 64,689 10.2541 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 25/09/2016 Short 229,305 10.0577 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 25/09/2016 Short 300,000 10.2226 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 25/09/2016 Short 641,057 10.1386 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 25/09/2016 Short 650,000 10.0502 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?   NO
Date of disclosure: 24 Aug 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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 481009
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150824T124337+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC