UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

October 15, 2015

 

 

 

BHP BILLITON LIMITED   BHP BILLITON PLC
(ABN 49 004 028 077)   (REG. NO. 3196209)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)   (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA   ENGLAND AND WALES
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)   (Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)
171 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE,   NEATHOUSE PLACE, LONDON,
VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA   UNITED KINGDOM
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:    x  Form 20-F     ¨  Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:    ¨  Yes    x  No

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NEWS RELEASE

 

Release Time

   IMMEDIATE1

Date

   14 October 2015

Number

   21/15

BHP BILLITON PRICES EUR 2.0 BILLION EURO HYBRID NOTES AND GBP600

MILLION STERLING HYBRID NOTES

BHP Billiton has priced EUR2.0 billion of subordinated fixed rate reset notes in the Euro market across two tranches and GBP600 million of subordinated fixed rate reset notes in the Sterling market.

The issuance of these hybrid notes comprises:

 

  €1,250 million in a 60.5NC5.5 maturity bearing an initial coupon of 4.750%, paid annually*

 

  €750 million in a 64NC9 maturity bearing an initial coupon of 5.625%, paid annually*

 

  £600 million in a 62NC7 maturity bearing an initial coupon of 6.500%, paid annually*

 

* The coupon for each tranche of notes will reset in accordance with their respective terms at the end of the applicable non-call period and every five years thereafter prior to maturity.

Settlement of the notes is expected to occur on 22 October 2015, in each case subject to customary closing conditions.

The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, the repayment of existing debt of the BHP Billiton Group.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction. The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States or any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to any U.S. persons absent an effective registration statement covering such securities or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.

 

1) This release was made outside the hours of operation of the ASX market announcements office.


Media Relations   Investor Relations
 
Australia   Australia
 
Emily Perry   Tara Dines
Tel: +61 3 9609 2800 Mobile: +61 477 325 803   Tel: +61 3 9609 2222 Mobile: +61 499 249 005
email: Emily.Perry@bhpbilliton.com   email: Tara.Dines@bhpbilliton.com
 
Paul Hitchins   Andrew Gunn
Tel: + 61 3 9609 2592 Mobile: + 61 419 315 001   Tel: +61 3 9609 3575 Mobile: +61 402 087 354
email: Paul.Hitchins@bhpbilliton.com   email: Andrew.Gunn@bhpbilliton.com
 
Eleanor Nichols   United Kingdom and South Africa
Tel: +61 3 9609 2360 Mobile: +61 407 064 748  
email: Eleanor.Nichols@bhpbilliton.com   Jonathan Price
  Tel: +44 20 7802 4131 Mobile: +44 7990 527 726
United Kingdom and Americas   email: Jonathan.H.Price@bhpbilliton.com
 
Ruban Yogarajah   Dean Simon
Tel: +44 20 7802 4033 Mobile: +44 7827 082 022   Tel: +44 20 7802 7461 Mobile: +44 7717 511 193
email: Ruban.Yogarajah@bhpbilliton.com   email: Dean.Simon@bhpbilliton.com
 
Jennifer White   Americas
Tel: +44 20 7802 7462 Mobile: +44 7827 253 764  
email: Jennifer.White@bhpbilliton.com   James Agar
  Tel: +1 212 310 1421 Mobile: +1 347 882 3011
  email: James.Agar@bhpbilliton.com
 
  Joseph Suarez
  Tel: +1 212 310 1422 Mobile: +1 646 400 3803
  email: Joseph.Suarez@bhpbilliton.com

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077   BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in Australia   Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: Level 16, 171 Collins Street   Registered Office: Neathouse Place
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia   London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom
Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015   Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

Members of the BHP Billiton Group which is headquartered in Australia

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

      BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc
Date:   October 15, 2015   By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary