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: 07 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: 28,813,387 0.84% 23,823,074 0.70%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,126,786 0.18% 17,330,067 0.51%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 34,940,173 1.02% 41,153,141 1.20%

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 100 10.9150 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 10.8550 GBP
ORD Purchase 198 10.8050 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 10.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 292 10.9225 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 10.8600 GBP
ORD Purchase 341 10.8376 GBP
ORD Purchase 400 10.8700 GBP
ORD Purchase 449 10.9375 GBP
ORD Purchase 747 10.9325 GBP
ORD Purchase 754 10.9200 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 10.8000 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,160 16.6655 USD
ORD Purchase 1,284 10.8847 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,071 10.9275 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,345 10.8509 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,349 10.9050 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,593 10.9250 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,000 10.8350 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,000 10.8400 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,000 10.8850 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,711 10.7918 GBP
ADR Purchase 8,004 16.6800 USD
ORD Purchase 8,062 10.9350 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,727 10.7997 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,653 10.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,656 10.8294 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,469 10.9075 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,176 10.8943 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,095 10.7900 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,590 10.9135 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,010 10.8564 GBP
ADR Purchase 32,044 16.7491 USD
ORD Purchase 33,719 10.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,654 10.8173 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,457 10.8184 GBP
ORD Purchase 42,885 10.8448 GBP
ORD Purchase 62,013 10.8038 GBP
ORD Purchase 67,184 10.8297 GBP
ORD Purchase 258,266 10.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.9150 GBP
ORD Sale 100 10.8550 GBP
ORD Sale 198 10.8050 GBP
ORD Sale 214 10.7850 GBP
ORD Sale 292 10.9225 GBP
ORD Sale 300 10.8600 GBP
ORD Sale 400 10.8700 GBP
ORD Sale 449 10.9375 GBP
ORD Sale 747 10.9325 GBP
ORD Sale 754 10.9200 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 10.8000 GBP
ADR Sale 1,160 16.6655 USD
ORD Sale 1,350 10.8115 GBP
ORD Sale 1,698 10.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 2,071 10.9275 GBP
ORD Sale 2,186 10.8118 GBP
ORD Sale 2,950 10.8033 GBP
ORD Sale 3,349 10.9050 GBP
ORD Sale 3,479 10.8250 GBP
ORD Sale 3,593 10.9250 GBP
ORD Sale 4,000 10.8850 GBP
ORD Sale 4,000 10.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 5,861 10.7652 GBP
ORD Sale 6,121 10.7670 GBP
ORD Sale 6,748 10.8350 GBP
ADR Sale 8,004 16.6800 USD
ORD Sale 8,062 10.9350 GBP
ORD Sale 8,824 10.7573 GBP
ORD Sale 10,653 10.9300 GBP
ORD Sale 12,000 10.8589 GBP
ORD Sale 23,143 10.8312 GBP
ADR Sale 32,044 16.7491 USD
ORD Sale 46,831 10.7873 GBP
ORD Sale 60,927 10.8382 GBP
ORD Sale 65,200 10.9140 GBP
ORD Sale 67,194 10.8293 GBP
ORD Sale 126,011 10.7900 GBP
ORD Sale 510,478 10.8214 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 4,000 10.8341 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,430 10.8048 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 11,446 10.8211 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,979 10.8395 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 86,734 10.8066 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 99,136 10.8097 GBP
ORD CFD Long 192,554 10.8361 GBP
ORD CFD Short 58 10.8375 GBP
ORD CFD Short 283 10.8376 GBP
ORD CFD Short 305 10.8266 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,200 10.8576 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,345 10.8505 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 14,656 10.8293 GBP
ORD CFD Short 16,020 10.8687 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 99,144 10.8249 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: 8 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: 488640
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151008T123315+0100