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

November 19, 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,

VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA

 

NEATHOUSE PLACE, LONDON,

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

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): n/a

 

 

 


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  171 Collins Street    Neathouse Place
  Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia    London SW1V 1LH UK
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  Tel +61 1300 55 47 57 Fax +61 3 9609 3015        bhpbilliton.com
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Company Secretariat

19 November 2015

 

To: Australian Securities Exchange    cc: New York Stock Exchange   
       London Stock Exchange          JSE Limited   

FOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE MARKET

Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited held in Perth, Australia on 19 November 2015 and BHP Billiton Plc held in London, United Kingdom on 22 October 2015.

As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. With the exception of resolutions 10, 11 and 12 which are Class Rights Actions each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are attached.

The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom’s Companies Act 2006 is provided in Appendix 2.

A copy of the resolutions passed including those constituting special business (being resolutions 10 to 14) at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

 

 

LOGO

Rachel Agnew

Company Secretary

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077    BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in Australia    Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000    Registered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom

The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia

 


The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in respect of resolutions 1 to 9 and 13 to 25 are as follows:

 

    

Business

   Votes For      Votes Against      Total Votes Cast      Votes
Abstained
     Result  

1

   To receive the 2015 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,842,265,923         26,390,155         2,868,656,078         37,593,331         CARRIED   

2

   To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)      2,861,984,117         30,110,666         2,892,094,783         14,153,391         CARRIED   

3

   To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)      2,880,829,456         10,850,998         2,891,680,454         14,546,583         CARRIED   

4

   To renew the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)      2,846,891,298         44,966,080         2,891,857,378         14,378,824         CARRIED   

5

   To approve the authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc for cash (a special resolution)      2,840,889,227         50,715,368         2,891,604,595         14,625,955         CARRIED   

6

   To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc (a special resolution)      2,871,526,617         16,967,549         2,888,494,166         17,754,506         CARRIED   

7

   To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors’ remuneration policy (a non-binding ordinary resolution)      2,778,039,974         90,634,918         2,868,674,892         37,048,394         CARRIED   

8

   To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report (a non-binding ordinary resolution)      2,775,681,606         92,642,736         2,868,324,342         37,358,354         CARRIED   

9

   To approve grants to Andrew Mackenzie (an ordinary resolution)      2,760,529,365         122,661,052         2,883,190,417         23,036,494         CARRIED   

 

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Business

   Votes For      Votes
Against
   Total Votes Cast      Votes
Abstained
   Result  

13

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for Simultaneous General Meetings (a special resolution)      2,885,396,857       4,796,472      2,890,193,329       15,965,995      CARRIED   

14

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for Simultaneous General Meetings (a special resolution)      2,886,219,954       3,908,429      2,890,128,383       16,074,839      CARRIED   

15

   To elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,884,685,378       6,489,583      2,891,174,961       15,079,899      CARRIED   

16

   To re-elect Malcolm Brinded as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,883,628,442       7,967,475      2,891,595,917       14,659,334      CARRIED   

17

   To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,882,956,244       8,752,138      2,891,708,382       14,573,682      CARRIED   

18

   To re-elect Pat Davies as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,885,570,992       6,046,290      2,891,617,282       14,644,344      CARRIED   

19

   To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,882,929,067       9,094,951      2,892,024,018       14,233,959      CARRIED   

20

   To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,885,175,676       6,815,760      2,891,991,436       14,275,373      CARRIED   

21

   To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,859,845,260       31,917,307      2,891,762,567       14,494,136      CARRIED   

22

   To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,883,025,631       8,468,161      2,891,493,792       14,767,715      CARRIED   

 

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Business

   Votes For      Votes
Against
     Total Votes Cast      Votes
Abstained
     Result  

23

   To re-elect John Schubert as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,823,768,929         67,178,255         2,890,947,184         15,313,410         CARRIED   

24

   To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,882,978,622         8,484,729         2,891,463,351         14,796,215         CARRIED   

25

   To re-elect Jac Nasser as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,878,223,321         13,485,293         2,891,708,614         14,552,795         CARRIED   

The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in respect of resolutions 10 to 12, which were Class Rights Actions and were therefore required to be voted on and approved separately by BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shareholders, are as follows:

 

   

Business

   Votes For      Votes
Against
     Total Votes Cast      Votes
Abstained
     Result  

10

  To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   BHP Billiton Limited      1,434,778,160         33,895,811         1,468,673,971         12,517,326         CARRIED   
    BHP Billiton Plc      1,420,179,787         445,163         1,420,624,950         4,464,446         CARRIED   

11

  To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   BHP Billiton Limited      1,434,329,196         34,178,664         1,468,507,860         12,678,388         CARRIED   
    BHP Billiton Plc      1,420,174,888         442,301         1,420,617,189         4,472,207         CARRIED   

12

  To approve the amendments to the DLC Structure Sharing Agreement for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   BHP Billiton Limited      1,434,129,055         34,389,367         1,468,518,422         12,672,688         CARRIED   
    BHP Billiton Plc      1,420,145,600         455,794         1,420,601,394         4,487,602         CARRIED   

 

Page 4 of 13


APPENDIX 1

BHP Billiton Limited & BHP Billiton Plc - Final Proxy Position

 

          Limited      Plc  

1

   To receive the 2015 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,446,903,833         1,409,071,690   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,399,419,012         1,387,637,267   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      5,072,571         21,237,434   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      32,602,452         4,972,147   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,412,250         196,989   

2

   To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,799,866         1,409,629,186   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,419,060,209         1,387,640,117   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      8,302,645         21,789,643   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      9,705,280         4,414,555   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,437,012         199,426   

3

   To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,413,073         1,409,610,025   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,418,979,314         1,406,778,376   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      7,972,607         2,631,473   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,077,935         4,433,717   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,461,152         200,176   

 

 

Page 5 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

4

   To renew the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,480,121         1,409,717,241   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,418,458,375         1,373,057,417   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      8,380,846         36,459,436   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,024,245         4,326,502   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,640,900         200,388   

5

   To approve the authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc for cash (a special resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,154,482         1,409,786,358   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,418,755,020         1,366,589,315   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      7,579,293         43,003,931   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,343,568         4,257,385   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,820,169         193,112   

6

   To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc (a special resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,466,215,527         1,409,765,126   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,419,613,758         1,396,492,171   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      3,856,849         13,074,502   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      13,301,274         4,275,317   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,744,920         198,453   

7

   To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors’ remuneration policy (a non-binding ordinary resolution)    

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,459,971,994         1,396,740,517   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,375,802,531         1,348,357,566   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      42,270,489         48,193,360   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      19,515,342         17,420,969   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      41,898,974         189,591   

 

Page 6 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

8

   To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report (a non-binding ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,459,657,831         1,396,702,156   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,369,456,891         1,352,453,913   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      48,392,446         44,058,499   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      19,791,990         17,456,755   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      41,808,494         189,744   

9

   To approve grants to Andrew Mackenzie (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,465,856,118         1,404,675,312   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,365,227,568         1,353,186,745   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      59,070,927         51,292,482   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      13,617,021         9,368,430   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      41,557,623         196,085   

10

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,467,050,928         1,409,579,297   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,392,762,748         1,408,932,681   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      33,846,748         444,163   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      12,475,992         4,464,446   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      40,441,432         202,453   

 

Page 7 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

11

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,466,884,817         1,409,571,536   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,392,201,896         1,408,927,957   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      34,129,601         441,301   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      12,637,054         4,472,207   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      40,553,320         202,278   

12

   To approve the amendments to the DLC Structure Sharing Agreement for the DLC Dividend Share (a special resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,466,897,779         1,409,556,141   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,392,096,184         1,408,898,718   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      34,340,846         454,794   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      12,631,354         4,487,602   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      40,460,749         202,629   

13

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for Simultaneous General Meetings (a special resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,467,807,959         1,409,693,885   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,420,739,378         1,409,136,189   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      4,420,144         355,225   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      11,598,792         4,349,858   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,648,437         202,471   

14

   To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for Simultaneous General Meetings (a special resolution)    

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,467,723,052         1,409,717,614   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -   

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,421,103,903         1,409,177,757   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      3,547,522         338,904   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      11,728,265         4,326,129   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      43,071,627         200,953   

 

 

Page 8 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

15

   To elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,468,899,389         1,409,597,123   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,420,202,932         1,408,947,386   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      6,007,033         455,455   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,621,721         4,446,620   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,689,424         194,282   

16

   To re-elect Malcolm Brinded as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,263,624         1,409,648,844   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,421,630,840         1,406,541,201   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      4,878,420         2,906,260   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,257,877         4,394,899   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,754,364         201,383   

17

   To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,356,057         1,409,649,494   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,420,730,900         1,406,842,913   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      5,976,595         2,604,673   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,171,977         4,394,249   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,648,562         201,908   

18

   To re-elect Pat Davies as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,296,203         1,409,640,231   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,422,020,732         1,408,243,035   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      4,667,405         1,195,113   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,233,798         4,403,512   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,608,066         202,083   

 

 

Page 9 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

19

   To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,689,276         1,409,654,694   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,420,510,885         1,407,160,279   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      6,629,239         2,293,100   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      9,837,876         4,389,049   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,549,152         201,315   

20

   To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,553,270         1,409,748,918   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,421,496,785         1,408,300,379   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      5,386,888         1,252,811   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      9,974,894         4,294,825   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,669,597         195,728   

21

   To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,442,312         1,409,648,797   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,405,259,627         1,399,074,678   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      21,363,334         10,373,436   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,083,223         4,394,945   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,819,351         200,683   

 

Page 10 of 13


          Limited      Plc  

22

   To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,301,958         1,409,520,220   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,420,590,327         1,406,912,387   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      5,862,463         2,407,250   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,228,224         4,523,523   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,849,168         200,583   

23

   To re-elect John Schubert as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,228,360         1,409,041,576   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,409,977,035         1,358,281,466   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      16,408,486         50,559,151   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,300,510         5,002,166   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,842,839         200,959   

24

   To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

ð

   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,141,730         1,409,643,580   

ð

   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

¿

   was to vote for the resolution      1,419,520,909         1,408,145,691   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      7,010,258         1,308,511   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,385,111         4,400,163   

¿

   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,610,563         189,378   

25

   To re-elect Jac Nasser as a Director of BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      

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   Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed      1,469,376,956         1,409,645,400   

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   Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -      

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   was to vote for the resolution      1,419,322,469         1,403,548,311   

¿

   was to vote against the resolution      7,328,879         5,889,024   

¿

   was to abstain on the resolution      10,153,129         4,398,342   

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   may vote at the proxy’s discretion      42,725,608         208,065   

 

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APPENDIX 2

Additional Information

For the purposes of section 341 of the United Kingdom’s Companies Act 2006 and in respect of BHP Billiton Plc, the votes validly cast* as a percentage of the company’s total issued share capital (as at 6pm on 22 October 2015) are:

 

    

Item of Business

  Votes cast
%*
1    To receive the 2015 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP Billiton   67.24%
2    To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc   67.26%
3    To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc  

67.26%

4    To renew the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc   67.27%
5    To approve the authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc for cash   67.27%
6    To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc   67.26%
7    To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors’ remuneration policy   66.65%
8    To approve the 2015 Remuneration Report   66.65%
9    To approve grants to Andrew Mackenzie   67.03%
10    To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for the DLC Dividend Share   67.26%
11    To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for the DLC Dividend Share   67.26%
12    To approve the amendments to the DLC Structure Sharing Agreement for the DLC Dividend Share   67.26%
13    To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Limited Constitution for Simultaneous General Meetings   67.27%
14    To approve the amendments to the BHP Billiton Plc Articles of Association for Simultaneous General Meetings   67.27%
15    To elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.26%

 

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16    To re-elect Malcolm Brinded as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
17    To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
18    To re-elect Pat Davies as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
19    To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
20    To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
21    To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
22    To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.26%
23    To re-elect John Schubert as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.24%
24    To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%
25    To re-elect Jac Nasser as a Director of BHP Billiton   67.27%

*This calculation does not include the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Limited Annual General Meeting which are added to the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Plc Annual General Meeting to give the final result in relation to each resolution. Final poll results for BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited can be found on pages 2 to 5 of this announcement.

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077   BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in Australia   Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000   Registered Office: Neathouse Place London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom

The BHP Billiton Group 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: November 19, 2015    By:   

/s/ Rachel Agnew

   Name:    Rachel Agnew
   Title:    Company Secretary