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

June 28, 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

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):  ☐

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Release Time    IMMEDIATE
Date    28 June 2018
Release Number    09/18

Samarco Update

BHP has agreed to fund a total of US$211 million (BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) share) in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Mineração S.A. (Samarco) until 31 December 2018.

An amount of US$158 million will be used to fund the Renova Foundation to undertake the remediation and compensation programs identified under the Framework Agreement dated 2 March 2016 between Samarco, Vale S.A., BHP Brasil, and the Federal Government of Brazil, the States of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo and other public authorities. This amount of US$158 million will be offset against the Group’s provision for the Samarco dam failure.

A short-term facility of up to US$53 million (BHP Brasil’s share) will be made available to Samarco to carry out ongoing repair works, maintain Samarco’s facilities and support restart planning. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required, and subject to achievement of key milestones.

Further information on BHP can be found at: bhp.com

Note:

Samarco Mineração S.A. is jointly owned by BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda and Vale S.A. Our 50 per cent interest is accounted for as an equity accounted investment.

 

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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: Level 18, 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

Members of the BHP 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: June 28, 2018   By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

  Name:   Rachel Agnew
  Title:   Company Secretary