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: 11 November 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: 31,886,989 0.93% 26,345,184 0.77%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,838,885 0.17% 20,021,917 0.59%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 38,200,874 1.11% 46,867,101 1.37%

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 56 9.9360 GBP
ORD Purchase 227 9.9730 GBP
ORD Purchase 240 9.9570 GBP
ORD Purchase 267 9.9850 GBP
ORD Purchase 300 9.9890 GBP
ORD Purchase 301 9.9520 GBP
ORD Purchase 326 9.9530 GBP
ORD Purchase 326 9.9650 GBP
ORD Purchase 326 9.9670 GBP
ORD Purchase 326 9.9540 GBP
ORD Purchase 326 9.9640 GBP
ORD Purchase 330 9.9760 GBP
ORD Purchase 330 9.9315 GBP
ORD Purchase 330 9.9880 GBP
ORD Purchase 367 9.9680 GBP
ORD Purchase 367 9.9490 GBP
ORD Purchase 398 9.9930 GBP
ORD Purchase 409 9.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 629 9.9710 GBP
ORD Purchase 656 9.9740 GBP
ORD Purchase 683 9.9980 GBP
ORD Purchase 884 10.0125 GBP
ORD Purchase 902 9.9720 GBP
ORD Purchase 938 9.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 989 9.9970 GBP
ORD Purchase 994 10.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,252 9.9790 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,320 9.9660 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,383 9.9610 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,573 9.9560 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,981 9.9929 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,654 9.9910 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,037 9.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,373 10.0325 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,737 9.9548 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,461 9.9539 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,365 10.0050 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,116 9.9728 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,770 9.9837 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,952 9.9906 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,894 9.9918 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,251 9.9510 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,410 9.9905 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,496 9.9756 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,903 9.9573 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,118 9.9709 GBP
ORD Purchase 60,243 9.9528 GBP
ORD Purchase 68,339 9.9781 GBP
ORD Purchase 78,985 9.9619 GBP
ORD Purchase 79,333 9.9480 GBP
ADR Purchase 111,186 15.1631 USD
ORD Sale 227 9.9730 GBP
ORD Sale 240 9.9570 GBP
ORD Sale 267 9.9850 GBP
ORD Sale 300 9.9890 GBP
ORD Sale 301 9.9520 GBP
ORD Sale 326 9.9530 GBP
ORD Sale 326 9.9640 GBP
ORD Sale 326 9.9650 GBP
ORD Sale 326 9.9540 GBP
ORD Sale 326 9.9670 GBP
ORD Sale 330 9.9315 GBP
ORD Sale 330 9.9880 GBP
ORD Sale 330 9.9760 GBP
ORD Sale 367 9.9680 GBP
ORD Sale 367 9.9490 GBP
ORD Sale 397 9.9480 GBP
ORD Sale 398 9.9930 GBP
ORD Sale 409 9.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 497 10.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 629 9.9710 GBP
ORD Sale 683 9.9980 GBP
ORD Sale 826 9.9538 GBP
ORD Sale 866 9.9740 GBP
ORD Sale 902 9.9720 GBP
ORD Sale 910 9.9071 GBP
ORD Sale 938 9.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 989 9.9970 GBP
ORD Sale 1,068 9.9523 GBP
ORD Sale 1,117 10.0039 GBP
ORD Sale 1,252 9.9790 GBP
ORD Sale 1,320 9.9660 GBP
ORD Sale 1,383 9.9610 GBP
ORD Sale 1,573 9.9560 GBP
ORD Sale 1,744 10.0131 GBP
ORD Sale 1,768 10.0125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,831 10.0325 GBP
ORD Sale 2,654 9.9910 GBP
ORD Sale 3,037 9.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 5,723 9.9636 GBP
ORD Sale 6,099 10.0050 GBP
ORD Sale 7,749 9.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 15,650 9.9817 GBP
ORD Sale 18,616 9.9253 GBP
ORD Sale 22,000 9.9944 GBP
ORD Sale 23,250 9.9627 GBP
ORD Sale 41,481 9.9926 GBP
ADR Sale 111,186 15.1631 USD
ORD Sale 172,058 9.9633 GBP
ORD Sale 184,234 9.9778 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 1,068 9.9523 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,184 9.9987 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,753 9.9781 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 15,536 9.9890 GBP
ORD CFD Long 22,000 9.9944 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,766 9.9821 GBP
ORD CFD Long 33,593 10.0322 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 63,495 9.9640 GBP
ORD CFD Long 122,989 9.9829 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,663 9.9466 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,737 9.9548 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 11,774 9.9616 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,226 10.0379 GBP
ORD CFD Short 26,459 9.9864 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 28,636 9.9613 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 62,724 9.9687 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 13/12/2016 Short 9,594,094 9.9300 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?   YES
Date of disclosure: 12 Nov 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 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.

143221.01

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings   Barclays PLC.
are being disclosed:  
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose BG GROUP PLC
relevant securities this from relates:  

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class   Product   Writing,   Number   Exercise   Type   Expiry
of description purchasing, of price date
relevant selling, securities per unit
security varying etc to which
option
      relates      
ORD Call Options Purchased 475,000 10.8500 European 15 Jan 2016
ORD Call Options Written -500,000 1100.0000 American 15 Jan 2016

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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: 494840
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151112T134856+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC