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

 

 

September 28, 2017

 

 

 

BHP BILLITON LIMITED

(ABN 49 004 028 077)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

 

171 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE,

VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

BHP BILLITON PLC

(REG. NO. 3196209)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

ENGLAND AND WALES

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

 

NEATHOUSE PLACE, VICTORIA, LONDON,

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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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    ☒  No

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LOGO

 

Issued by:   

BHP Billiton Plc

Date:

   28 September 2017

To:

   London Stock Exchange
  

Australian Securities Exchange

cc:

   JSE Limited
  

New York Stock Exchange

For Release:

   Immediately

Contact:

   Helen Ratsey +44 (0) 20 7802 7540

 

 

BHP Billiton Plc – Notification of Major Interest in Shares

 

 

The following notification was received on 28 September 2017 by BHP Billiton Plc from Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited relating to major interests in shares of BHP Billiton Plc.

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077    BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28    LEI 549300C116EOWV835768
Registered in Australia    Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 171 Collins Street    Registered Office: Nova South 160 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia    London SW1E 5LB United Kingdom
Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015    Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia


TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i

 

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:    BHP BILLITON PLC

 

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

  
Non-UK issuer     

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

  
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights     
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments   
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights   
Other (please specify)iii:   
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name    PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION SOC LIMITED
City and country of registered office (if applicable)    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v   
Name   
City and country of registered office (if applicable)   
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:   

22/09/2017

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):   

26/092017

 

     % of voting rights attached
to shares (total of 8. A)
    % of voting rights
through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
     Total of both in %
(8.A + 8.B)
    Total number of
voting rights of
issuervii
 

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

     2.970        2.970     62 724 244  

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

     3.157        3.157  


8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 

Class/type of shares

 

ISIN code (if possible)

   Number of voting rightsix      % of voting rights  
   Direct
(Art 9 of Directive
2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
     Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive
2004/109/EC)
(DTR5.2.1)
     Direct
(Art 9 of Directive
2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
    Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive
2004/109/EC)
(DTR5.2.1)
 

BIL

     62 724 244           2.970  

SUBTOTAL 8. A

     62 724 244        2.970%  

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

 

Type of financial instrument

   Expiration
datex
     Exercise/
Conversion Periodxi
     Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/converted.
     % of voting
rights
 
           
           
           
        SUBTOTAL 8. B 1        NIL        NIL  

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

 

Type of financial instrument

   Expiration
date 
x
     Exercise/
Conversion
Period  xi
     Physical or
cash
settlementxii
     Number of
voting rights
     % of voting
rights
 
              
              
              
           SUBTOTAL 8.B.2        NIL        NIL  


9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii   
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)   

 

Namexv

   % of voting rights if it
equals or is higher
than the notifiable
threshold
    % of voting rights
through financial
instruments if it equals
or is higher than the
notifiable threshold
     Total of both if it
equals or is higher
than the notifiable
threshold
 

PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION SOC LIMITED

     2.970        2.970

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

 

Name of the proxy holder

   N/A   

The number and % of voting rights held

   N/A   

The date until which the voting rights will be held

   N/A   

11. Additional informationxvi

Name: DEVILLIERS MAKONKO

E-Mail: Devilliers.makonko@pic.gov.za

TEL: +27 12 742 3578

 

Place of completion    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
Date of completion    SEPTEMBER 26, 2017


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:   September 28, 2017   By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary