Form 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC


FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(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


  relevant securities this form relates:  
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 02 September 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


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: 30,268,896 0.89% 19,432,198 0.57%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,361,249 0.19% 16,423,054 0.48%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 36,630,145 1.07% 35,855,252 1.05%

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:  


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 10 9.5620 GBP
ORD Purchase 304 9.6395 GBP
ORD Purchase 304 9.6415 GBP
ORD Purchase 312 9.6630 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 9.8100 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 15.1300 USD
ORD Purchase 802 9.8426 GBP
ORD Purchase 912 9.7597 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,432 9.6027 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,073 9.5932 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,428 9.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,296 9.7023 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,596 9.7365 GBP
ADR Purchase 10,200 15.0472 USD
ORD Purchase 12,616 9.6868 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,505 9.6262 GBP
ORD Purchase 39,812 9.6912 GBP
ORD Purchase 48,605 9.6790 GBP
ORD Purchase 72,388 9.6986 GBP
ORD Purchase 73,500 9.6876 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,761 9.6824 GBP
ORD Purchase 101,272 9.6902 GBP
ORD Sale 10 9.5620 GBP
ORD Sale 117 9.7801 GBP
ORD Sale 260 9.6581 GBP
ORD Sale 275 9.6571 GBP
ORD Sale 304 9.6415 GBP
ORD Sale 312 9.6630 GBP
ORD Sale 314 9.6389 GBP
ORD Sale 400 9.6298 GBP
ORD Sale 465 9.7832 GBP
ORD Sale 468 9.7720 GBP
ORD Sale 500 9.7775 GBP
ADR Sale 600 15.1300 USD
ORD Sale 626 9.6666 GBP
ORD Sale 912 9.7597 GBP
ORD Sale 1,054 9.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,064 9.7813 GBP
ORD Sale 1,092 9.5825 GBP
ORD Sale 1,677 9.7769 GBP
ORD Sale 1,950 9.6491 GBP
ORD Sale 2,099 9.7785 GBP
ORD Sale 4,880 9.7585 GBP
ORD Sale 6,068 9.7749 GBP
ORD Sale 6,300 9.6718 GBP
ORD Sale 6,350 9.6452 GBP
ADR Sale 10,200 15.0472 USD
ORD Sale 14,017 9.7783 GBP
ORD Sale 24,085 9.6566 GBP
ORD Sale 46,329 9.6787 GBP
ORD Sale 86,025 9.6764 GBP
ORD Sale 122,568 9.6719 GBP
ORD Sale 188,987 9.6681 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 626 9.6666 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,950 9.6490 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,394 9.7311 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,172 9.7797 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,300 9.6717 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 23,955 9.6222 GBP
ORD CFD Long 38,315 9.6934 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 119,121 9.6778 GBP
ORD CFD Long 66,605 9.6543 GBP
ORD CFD Long 171,275 9.6702 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,374 9.6680 GBP
ORD CFD Short 802 9.8426 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,674 9.7036 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,100 9.7725 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,296 9.7023 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,939 9.6793 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 15,345 9.6935 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16,581 9.8128 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,809 9.6438 GBP
ORD CFD Short 38,438 9.6920 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 04/03/2017 Short 73,500 9.6887 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 118,567 9.6735 GBP
ORD CFD Short 97,485 9.6922 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)


(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: 3 Sep 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 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

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 482625
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150903T130631+0100