FORM 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC

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FORM 8.3

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

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

1. KEY INFORMATION

(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
  offeror/offeree:  
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 29 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

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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: 28,792,623 0.84% 26,124,284 0.76%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,726,059 0.20% 17,217,813 0.50%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 35,518,682 1.04% 43,342,097 1.27%
Class of relevant security:       ADR            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,503 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,503 0.00% 0 0.00%

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:  

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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 59 10.3225 GBP
ORD Purchase 340 10.3392 GBP
ADR Purchase 436 16.0254 USD
ORD Purchase 795 10.2875 GBP
ORD Purchase 874 10.3200 GBP
ORD Purchase 982 10.3050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,191 10.3118 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,238 10.2975 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,398 10.3025 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,659 10.3450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,913 10.3075 GBP
ADR Purchase 2,007 15.8570 USD
ORD Purchase 2,311 10.3425 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,399 10.3375 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,570 10.3175 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,586 10.2800 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,800 10.2850 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,837 10.2725 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,017 10.3125 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,549 10.3300 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,029 10.3100 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,184 10.2917 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,515 10.2775 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,179 10.3400 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,077 10.3150 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,195 10.3250 GBP
ADR Purchase 7,684 15.8748 USD
ORD Purchase 7,770 10.3209 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,270 10.3000 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,177 10.3350 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,669 10.3177 GBP
ADR Purchase 11,912 15.8374 USD
ORD Purchase 16,061 10.3249 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,974 10.3006 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,219 10.3086 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,267 10.3241 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,513 10.3084 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,224 10.3153 GBP
ORD Purchase 39,854 10.2768 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,630 10.3017 GBP
ORD Purchase 77,301 10.3068 GBP
ORD Purchase 172,845 10.3022 GBP
ORD Purchase 251,172 10.3033 GBP
ORD Sale 59 10.3225 GBP
ADR Sale 436 16.0254 USD
ORD Sale 612 10.2810 GBP
ORD Sale 650 10.2668 GBP
ORD Sale 795 10.2875 GBP
ORD Sale 874 10.3200 GBP
ORD Sale 982 10.3050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,238 10.2975 GBP
ORD Sale 1,347 10.2758 GBP
ORD Sale 1,398 10.3025 GBP
ORD Sale 1,659 10.3450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,913 10.3075 GBP
ORD Sale 2,000 10.3115 GBP
ADR Sale 2,007 15.8570 USD
ORD Sale 2,019 10.2852 GBP
ORD Sale 2,311 10.3425 GBP
ORD Sale 2,338 10.3000 GBP
ORD Sale 2,399 10.3375 GBP
ORD Sale 2,570 10.3175 GBP
ORD Sale 2,586 10.2800 GBP
ORD Sale 2,677 10.2752 GBP
ORD Sale 2,800 10.2850 GBP
ORD Sale 2,837 10.2725 GBP
ORD Sale 3,017 10.3125 GBP
ORD Sale 4,549 10.3300 GBP
ORD Sale 4,984 10.2858 GBP
ORD Sale 5,029 10.3100 GBP
ORD Sale 5,094 10.2816 GBP
ORD Sale 5,116 10.2925 GBP
ORD Sale 5,515 10.2775 GBP
ORD Sale 5,813 10.3107 GBP
ORD Sale 7,195 10.3250 GBP
ORD Sale 7,200 10.2936 GBP
ORD Sale 7,423 10.2779 GBP
ADR Sale 7,684 15.8748 USD
ORD Sale 8,128 10.3150 GBP
ORD Sale 8,765 10.2789 GBP
ORD Sale 9,035 10.2996 GBP
ORD Sale 10,060 10.2946 GBP
ORD Sale 10,177 10.3350 GBP
ORD Sale 11,825 10.2748 GBP
ADR Sale 11,912 15.8374 USD
ORD Sale 16,191 10.2815 GBP
ORD Sale 44,977 10.2947 GBP
ORD Sale 63,751 10.2935 GBP
ORD Sale 72,490 10.3400 GBP
ORD Sale 92,856 10.3231 GBP
ORD Sale 493,080 10.3018 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 440 10.3637 GBP
ORD CFD Long 786 10.2787 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,800 10.2935 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,433 10.2885 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,200 10.2936 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,111 10.2921 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 9,100 10.2964 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 41,248 10.3018 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,212 10.2764 GBP
ORD CFD Long 58,175 10.2903 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 900 10.2790 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,408 10.2902 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,776 10.2930 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,997 10.3114 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,956 10.2823 GBP
ORD CFD Short 30,488 10.3216 GBP
ORD CFD Short 35,681 10.3112 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 39,429 10.3063 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 41,257 10.3096 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)

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(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: 30 Oct 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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 monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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 www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 492709
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151030T143628+0000

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