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 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
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 17 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: 28,553,401 0.84% 23,372,059 0.68%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,154,248 0.18% 16,212,331 0.47%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 34,707,649 1.02% 39,584,390 1.16%

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  
ADR Purchase 64 15.8600 USD
ORD Purchase 301 10.1900 GBP
ORD Purchase 429 10.1850 GBP
ORD Purchase 730 10.1475 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,104 10.1725 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,132 10.1450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,273 10.1675 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,379 10.1700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,605 10.1825 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,716 10.1575 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,534 10.1638 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,536 10.1525 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,552 10.1837 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,731 10.1625 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,579 10.1722 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,496 10.1750 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,262 10.1735 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,727 10.1800 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,839 10.1590 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,049 10.1650 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,501 10.1720 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,517 10.1606 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,907 10.1677 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,386 10.1803 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,562 10.1500 GBP
ADR Purchase 15,509 15.9000 USD
ORD Purchase 19,410 10.1678 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,600 10.1676 GBP
ADR Purchase 24,898 15.8893 USD
ORD Purchase 29,415 10.1765 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,672 10.1600 GBP
ORD Purchase 38,270 10.1550 GBP
ORD Purchase 88,990 10.1788 GBP
ADR Purchase 126,230 15.8499 USD
ORD Purchase 1,422,761 10.1641 GBP
ADR Sale 64 15.8600 USD
ORD Sale 301 10.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 429 10.1850 GBP
ORD Sale 730 10.1475 GBP
ORD Sale 1,104 10.1725 GBP
ORD Sale 1,132 10.1450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,273 10.1675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,468 10.1768 GBP
ORD Sale 1,605 10.1825 GBP
ORD Sale 1,608 10.1700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,716 10.1575 GBP
ORD Sale 2,078 10.1525 GBP
ORD Sale 2,731 10.1625 GBP
ORD Sale 4,496 10.1750 GBP
ORD Sale 6,727 10.1800 GBP
ORD Sale 7,749 10.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 15,509 10.2167 GBP
ADR Sale 15,509 15.9000 USD
ORD Sale 16,219 10.1590 GBP
ORD Sale 17,594 10.1600 GBP
ORD Sale 19,011 10.1687 GBP
ORD Sale 19,923 10.1660 GBP
ORD Sale 21,487 10.1607 GBP
ORD Sale 24,525 10.1500 GBP
ADR Sale 24,898 15.8893 USD
ORD Sale 31,083 10.1613 GBP
ORD Sale 33,354 10.1602 GBP
ORD Sale 35,966 10.1629 GBP
ORD Sale 38,270 10.1550 GBP
ORD Sale 48,045 10.1553 GBP
ORD Sale 56,040 10.1688 GBP
ORD Sale 119,401 10.1793 GBP
ADR Sale 126,230 15.8499 USD
ORD Sale 133,494 10.1698 GBP
ORD Sale 175,918 10.1701 GBP
ORD Sale 312,399 10.1658 GBP
ORD Sale 790,738 10.1614 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 1,500 10.2437 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,896 10.1741 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,904 10.1655 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,509 10.2167 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 43,622 10.1713 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,951 10.1719 GBP
ORD CFD Long 48,045 10.1553 GBP
ORD CFD Long 63,100 10.1531 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 117,800 10.1784 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 754 10.1401 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,000 10.2211 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,016 10.1677 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,000 10.1810 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,434 10.1606 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 43,000 10.1939 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 43,668 10.1703 GBP
ORD CFD Short 41,317 10.1673 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:

(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:

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 18 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: 485322
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150918T143114+0100