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 31, 2018

 

 

 

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,

VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA

(Address of principal executive offices)

  

NOVA SOUTH, 160 VICTORIA STREET

LONDON, SW1E 5LB

UNITED KINGDOM

(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:

☒ Form 20-F    ☐ Form 40-F

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Release Time    IMMEDIATE   
Date    31 October 2018   
Release Number    20/18   

Moody’s Investors Services – Review of BHP’s Credit Rating

BHP notes the announcement today, 31 October 2018, by Moody’s Investors Service that it has upgraded the long-term issuer ratings of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc from A3 to A2, and the short-term commercial paper ratings from P-2 to P-1.

Moody’s outlook for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc and certain of their subsidiaries is stable.

Further information on BHP can be found at bhp.com

 

Media Relations    Investor Relations
Email: media.relations@bhpbilliton.com    Email: investor.relations@bhpbilliton.com
Australia and Asia    Australia and Asia
Gabrielle Notley    Tara Dines
Tel: +61 3 9609 3830 Mobile: +61 4 1107 1715    Tel: +61 3 9609 2222 Mobile: + 61 499 249 005
United Kingdom and South Africa    United Kingdom and South Africa
Neil Burrows    Elisa Morniroli
Tel: +44 20 7802 7484 Mobile: +44 7786 661 683    Tel: +44 20 7802 7611 Mobile: +44 7825 926 646
North America    Americas
Judy Dane    James Wear
Tel: +1 713 961 8283 Mobile: +1 713 299 5342    Tel: +1 713 993 3737 Mobile: +1 347 882 3011

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077

LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28

Registered in Australia

Registered Office: Level 18, 171 Collins Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015

  

BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209

LEI 549300C116EOWV835768

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street

London SW1E 5LB United Kingdom

Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

 

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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 31, 2018    By:   

/s/ Rachel Agnew

   Name:    Rachel Agnew
   Title:    Company Secretary