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: 06 October 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: 29,136,933 0.85% 23,828,505 0.70%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,141,442 0.18% 17,621,991 0.52%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 35,278,375 1.03% 41,450,496 1.21%

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 74 10.6186 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.5800 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.5650 GBP
ORD Purchase 151 10.6175 GBP
ORD Purchase 151 10.6125 GBP
ORD Purchase 151 10.6075 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 10.6100 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 10.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 302 10.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 303 10.5850 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 10.5600 GBP
ADR Purchase 715 16.3100 USD
ORD Purchase 753 10.5816 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,300 10.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,374 10.3650 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,625 10.5239 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,000 10.5375 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,000 10.6500 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,400 10.6341 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,332 10.5350 GBP
ADR Purchase 5,400 16.2603 USD
ORD Purchase 9,307 10.5359 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,858 10.4721 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,212 10.6250 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,169 10.4664 GBP
ADR Purchase 26,806 16.0968 USD
ORD Purchase 40,000 10.6001 GBP
ORD Purchase 41,280 10.6249 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,100 10.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 57,122 10.5918 GBP
ORD Purchase 69,865 10.4949 GBP
ORD Sale 3 10.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.5650 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 151 10.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 151 10.6075 GBP
ORD Sale 151 10.6175 GBP
ORD Sale 300 10.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 300 10.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 303 10.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 500 10.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 604 10.6125 GBP
ORD Sale 677 10.4420 GBP
ADR Sale 715 16.3100 USD
ORD Sale 1,300 10.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,352 10.3346 GBP
ORD Sale 1,752 10.4566 GBP
ORD Sale 2,000 10.5375 GBP
ORD Sale 2,000 10.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 3,670 10.6003 GBP
ORD Sale 4,699 10.3121 GBP
ORD Sale 5,332 10.5350 GBP
ADR Sale 5,400 16.2603 USD
ORD Sale 6,100 10.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 7,634 10.5730 GBP
ORD Sale 8,587 10.6250 GBP
ORD Sale 8,869 10.5874 GBP
ORD Sale 10,152 10.5229 GBP
ORD Sale 10,561 10.5663 GBP
ORD Sale 12,593 10.3910 GBP
ORD Sale 17,696 10.5873 GBP
ADR Sale 26,806 16.0968 USD
ORD Sale 28,307 10.3964 GBP
ORD Sale 36,178 10.5082 GBP
ORD Sale 103,926 10.3661 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 3,781 10.4093 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,065 10.3802 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,403 10.5383 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 40,493 10.4566 GBP
ORD CFD Long 29,515 10.2768 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 67,284 10.3492 GBP
ORD CFD Short 74 10.6182 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,700 10.6055 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,386 10.5340 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,091 10.4863 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,430 10.4069 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 15,110 10.5968 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 40,512 10.4768 GBP
ORD CFD Short 28,988 10.4468 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: 7 Oct 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: 488452
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151007T141326+0100