Form 8.3 - BG GROUP PLC

LONDON--()--

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: 23 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: 32,116,833 0.94% 26,837,887 0.79%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,741,679 0.23% 20,708,093 0.61%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 475,000 0.01% 500,000 0.01%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 40,333,512 1.18% 48,045,980 1.41%

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 7 9.9630 GBP
ORD Purchase 154 10.1625 GBP
ORD Purchase 158 9.9590 GBP
ORD Purchase 181 9.9910 GBP
ORD Purchase 215 9.9230 GBP
ORD Purchase 236 9.9690 GBP
ORD Purchase 236 9.9565 GBP
ORD Purchase 236 10.0150 GBP
ORD Purchase 293 9.9340 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9795 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9380 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9350 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9430 GBP
ORD Purchase 361 9.9445 GBP
ORD Purchase 370 9.9310 GBP
ORD Purchase 373 9.9325 GBP
ORD Purchase 373 10.1700 GBP
ORD Purchase 394 9.9670 GBP
ORD Purchase 394 9.9420 GBP
ORD Purchase 394 9.9455 GBP
ORD Purchase 400 10.0595 GBP
ORD Purchase 506 10.1675 GBP
ORD Purchase 532 9.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 551 9.9890 GBP
ORD Purchase 579 10.1350 GBP
ADR Purchase 600 15.3000 USD
ORD Purchase 616 9.9330 GBP
ORD Purchase 673 10.1750 GBP
ORD Purchase 673 10.1725 GBP
ORD Purchase 673 10.0225 GBP
ORD Purchase 673 10.0275 GBP
ORD Purchase 677 9.9335 GBP
ORD Purchase 680 10.0900 GBP
ORD Purchase 707 10.1300 GBP
ORD Purchase 788 9.9720 GBP
ORD Purchase 813 9.9250 GBP
ORD Purchase 846 9.9950 GBP
ORD Purchase 987 10.0020 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 9.9390 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 10.1195 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,003 9.9560 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,106 10.0800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,159 9.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,187 9.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,323 9.9810 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,346 10.1525 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,346 10.1275 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,351 10.0775 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,352 10.0125 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,488 10.0825 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,516 10.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,550 10.1375 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,697 10.0175 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,747 10.0750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,765 10.0300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,781 10.0325 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,824 10.0925 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,926 10.1075 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,969 10.1400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,029 10.1425 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,136 10.1650 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,440 10.0700 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,445 10.0200 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,492 10.0400 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,564 10.1575 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,782 10.0350 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,875 10.1550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,999 10.1266 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,228 10.1250 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,454 10.1000 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,580 10.1325 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,691 10.1125 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,757 10.0865 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,865 10.0650 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,067 10.0600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,503 10.0972 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,557 10.1600 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,840 10.0625 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,960 10.0575 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,131 10.1475 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,139 10.0550 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,211 10.0675 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,231 10.0725 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,417 10.1225 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,700 10.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,851 10.0375 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,472 10.1025 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,714 10.0450 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,807 10.0475 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,853 10.1050 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,247 10.0500 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,081 10.0425 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,408 10.1150 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,191 10.0525 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,230 10.1200 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,900 10.0882 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,124 10.1206 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,464 10.1175 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,428 10.0676 GBP
ADR Purchase 16,000 15.2300 USD
ORD Purchase 29,215 10.0887 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,994 10.1500 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,957 10.1100 GBP
ORD Purchase 42,476 10.0875 GBP
ORD Purchase 68,863 10.1044 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,510 10.0507 GBP
ORD Purchase 650,000 10.1226 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,494,086 10.0735 GBP
ORD Sale 7 9.9630 GBP
ORD Sale 154 10.1625 GBP
ORD Sale 158 9.9590 GBP
ORD Sale 181 9.9910 GBP
ORD Sale 215 9.9230 GBP
ORD Sale 236 10.0150 GBP
ORD Sale 236 9.9565 GBP
ORD Sale 236 9.9690 GBP
ORD Sale 293 9.9340 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9795 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9430 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9380 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9350 GBP
ORD Sale 361 9.9445 GBP
ORD Sale 370 9.9310 GBP
ORD Sale 373 10.1700 GBP
ORD Sale 373 9.9325 GBP
ORD Sale 394 9.9455 GBP
ORD Sale 394 9.9670 GBP
ORD Sale 394 9.9420 GBP
ORD Sale 400 10.0595 GBP
ORD Sale 506 10.1675 GBP
ORD Sale 520 10.1014 GBP
ORD Sale 532 9.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 551 9.9890 GBP
ORD Sale 579 10.1350 GBP
ADR Sale 600 15.3000 USD
ORD Sale 616 9.9330 GBP
ORD Sale 673 10.1725 GBP
ORD Sale 673 10.0275 GBP
ORD Sale 673 10.0225 GBP
ORD Sale 673 10.1750 GBP
ORD Sale 677 9.9335 GBP
ORD Sale 680 10.0900 GBP
ORD Sale 707 10.1300 GBP
ORD Sale 788 9.9720 GBP
ORD Sale 813 9.9250 GBP
ORD Sale 846 9.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 987 10.0020 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 9.9390 GBP
ORD Sale 1,003 9.9560 GBP
ORD Sale 1,106 10.0800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,159 9.9300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,187 9.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 1,323 9.9810 GBP
ORD Sale 1,346 10.1275 GBP
ORD Sale 1,346 10.1525 GBP
ORD Sale 1,351 10.0775 GBP
ORD Sale 1,352 10.0125 GBP
ORD Sale 1,488 10.0825 GBP
ORD Sale 1,516 10.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,550 10.1375 GBP
ORD Sale 1,600 10.0573 GBP
ORD Sale 1,697 10.0175 GBP
ORD Sale 1,747 10.0750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,765 10.0300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,781 10.0325 GBP
ORD Sale 1,824 10.0925 GBP
ORD Sale 1,926 10.1075 GBP
ORD Sale 1,969 10.1400 GBP
ORD Sale 2,029 10.1425 GBP
ORD Sale 2,136 10.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 2,445 10.0200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,492 10.0400 GBP
ORD Sale 2,564 10.1575 GBP
ORD Sale 2,782 10.0350 GBP
ORD Sale 2,851 10.0875 GBP
ORD Sale 2,875 10.1550 GBP
ORD Sale 3,228 10.1250 GBP
ORD Sale 3,580 10.1325 GBP
ORD Sale 3,683 10.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 3,691 10.1125 GBP
ORD Sale 3,757 10.1179 GBP
ORD Sale 3,865 10.0650 GBP
ORD Sale 4,557 10.1600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,840 10.0625 GBP
ORD Sale 4,960 10.0575 GBP
ORD Sale 5,131 10.1475 GBP
ORD Sale 5,139 10.0550 GBP
ORD Sale 5,211 10.0675 GBP
ORD Sale 5,231 10.0725 GBP
ORD Sale 5,396 10.1100 GBP
ORD Sale 5,417 10.1225 GBP
ORD Sale 5,700 10.0850 GBP
ORD Sale 5,851 10.0375 GBP
ORD Sale 6,000 10.0093 GBP
ORD Sale 6,472 10.1025 GBP
ORD Sale 6,714 10.0450 GBP
ORD Sale 6,807 10.0475 GBP
ORD Sale 6,853 10.1050 GBP
ORD Sale 7,440 10.0700 GBP
ORD Sale 8,081 10.0425 GBP
ORD Sale 8,868 10.1285 GBP
ORD Sale 9,408 10.1150 GBP
ORD Sale 9,438 10.0388 GBP
ORD Sale 10,191 10.0525 GBP
ORD Sale 11,246 10.1200 GBP
ORD Sale 12,464 10.1175 GBP
ORD Sale 12,621 10.1306 GBP
ADR Sale 16,000 15.2300 USD
ORD Sale 23,930 10.1058 GBP
ORD Sale 28,861 10.0927 GBP
ORD Sale 29,067 10.0600 GBP
ORD Sale 32,750 10.0697 GBP
ORD Sale 34,994 10.1500 GBP
ORD Sale 35,873 10.0500 GBP
ORD Sale 42,558 10.1104 GBP
ORD Sale 55,559 10.0859 GBP
ORD Sale 57,323 10.0576 GBP
ORD Sale 98,851 10.0910 GBP
ORD Sale 104,990 10.0749 GBP
ORD Sale 132,480 10.0879 GBP
ORD Sale 317,185 10.0979 GBP
ORD Sale 736,091 10.0847 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 525 10.0686 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,757 10.1179 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 9,438 10.0387 GBP
ORD CFD Long 21,755 10.1040 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,118 10.1389 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 51,037 10.1093 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,757 10.0866 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,603 10.0985 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,959 10.0685 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,850 10.1183 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 13,428 10.0675 GBP
ORD CFD Short 14,055 10.1209 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 51,025 10.0980 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 67,714 10.0893 GBP
ORD SWAP Expires 25/12/2016 Short 650,000 10.1226 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:
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 of future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which
any derivative is referenced:
NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   YES
Date of disclosure: 24 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: 497021
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151124T134547+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC