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: 25 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: 28,316,526 0.83% 24,151,162 0.71%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,167,527 0.18% 16,521,100 0.48%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 34,484,053 1.01% 40,672,262 1.19%

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 110 14.8500 USD
ORD Purchase 123 9.7240 GBP
ORD Purchase 156 9.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 156 9.7261 GBP
ORD Purchase 180 9.7440 GBP
ORD Purchase 183 9.7330 GBP
ORD Purchase 272 9.7242 GBP
ADR Purchase 274 14.8900 USD
ORD Purchase 312 9.7215 GBP
ORD Purchase 321 9.7340 GBP
ORD Purchase 392 9.7260 GBP
ORD Purchase 447 9.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 477 9.7390 GBP
ORD Purchase 484 9.7270 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 9.7204 GBP
ORD Purchase 624 9.7560 GBP
ORD Purchase 717 9.7230 GBP
ORD Purchase 740 9.7500 GBP
ORD Purchase 767 9.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 873 9.7280 GBP
ORD Purchase 969 9.7157 GBP
ADR Purchase 992 14.8200 USD
ADR Purchase 1,353 14.8600 USD
ORD Purchase 1,590 9.7430 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,029 9.7341 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,522 9.7241 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,459 9.7722 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,665 9.7302 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,156 9.7435 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,706 9.7218 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,341 9.7386 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,479 9.7288 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,618 9.7424 GBP
ADR Purchase 25,056 14.8550 USD
ORD Purchase 43,371 9.7395 GBP
ORD Purchase 51,483 9.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 72 9.7202 GBP
ADR Sale 110 14.8500 USD
ORD Sale 118 9.7320 GBP
ORD Sale 123 9.7240 GBP
ORD Sale 156 9.7261 GBP
ORD Sale 156 9.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 156 9.7435 GBP
ADR Sale 274 14.8900 USD
ORD Sale 300 9.7253 GBP
ORD Sale 312 9.7215 GBP
ORD Sale 312 9.7402 GBP
ORD Sale 312 9.7560 GBP
ORD Sale 321 9.7340 GBP
ORD Sale 377 9.7440 GBP
ORD Sale 392 9.7260 GBP
ORD Sale 447 9.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 452 9.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 477 9.7390 GBP
ORD Sale 484 9.7270 GBP
ORD Sale 500 9.7204 GBP
ORD Sale 528 9.7290 GBP
ORD Sale 537 9.7330 GBP
ORD Sale 693 9.7657 GBP
ORD Sale 740 9.7500 GBP
ORD Sale 762 9.7230 GBP
ORD Sale 767 9.7350 GBP
ORD Sale 873 9.7280 GBP
ADR Sale 992 14.8200 USD
ORD Sale 996 9.7283 GBP
ORD Sale 1,004 9.7315 GBP
ORD Sale 1,226 9.7430 GBP
ORD Sale 3,012 9.7279 GBP
ORD Sale 3,195 9.7352 GBP
ORD Sale 3,784 9.7428 GBP
ORD Sale 6,824 9.7282 GBP
ORD Sale 7,068 9.7307 GBP
ORD Sale 12,270 9.7298 GBP
ORD Sale 19,825 9.7239 GBP
ORD Sale 22,933 9.7299 GBP
ADR Sale 25,056 14.8550 USD
ORD Sale 25,089 9.7466 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 72 9.7202 GBP
ORD CFD Long 496 9.7052 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 693 9.7657 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,000 9.7298 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,494 9.7254 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,784 9.7431 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 9,002 9.7308 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 29,335 9.7300 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 800 9.7199 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,522 9.7241 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,812 9.7329 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,743 9.7384 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 12,188 9.7300 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,528 9.7168 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 29,303 9.7346 GBP
ORD CFD Short 46,419 9.7535 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: 28 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: 486867
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150928T133218+0100