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

February 21, 2019

 

 

 

BHP GROUP LIMITED

(ABN 49 004 028 077)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

  

BHP GROUP PLC

(REG. NO. 3196209)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

  

ENGLAND AND WALES

(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):  ☐

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    ☒ No

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

 

 

 


LOGO

 

Issued by:

   BHP Group Plc

Date:

  

21 February 2019

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 Group Plc – Notification of Major Interest in Shares

 

 

The following notification was received on 20 February 2019 by BHP Group Plc from Norges Bank relating to major interests in shares of BHP Group Plc.

 

BHP Group Limited ABN 49 004 028 077    BHP Group 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

Members of the BHP Group which 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 Group 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    Norges Bank
City and country of registered office (if applicable)    Oslo, Norway
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:   

19/02/2019

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

20/02/2019

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

     % 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
issuer
vii
 

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

     3.07     0.00     3.07     2,112,071,796  

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

     2.99     0.00     2.99  

 

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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)
 

GB00BH0P3Z91

     64,753,649           3.07  

SUBTOTAL 8. A

     64,753,649        3.07%  

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
date x
     Exercise/
Conversion Period
 xi
     Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is

exercised/converted.
     % of voting
rights
 
           
           
           
        SUBTOTAL 8. B 1        

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
settlement xii
   Number of
voting rights
   % of voting
rights
 
              
              
              
              
         SUBTOTAL 8.B.2      

 

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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
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                               

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

 

Name of the proxy holder

  

The number and % of voting rights held

  

The date until which the voting rights will be held

  

11. Additional informationxvi

 

 

 

Place of completion    Oslo, Norway
Date of completion    20/02/2019

 

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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 Group Limited and BHP Group Plc
Date: February 21, 2019     By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary