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

December 15, 2014

 

 

 

BHP BILLITON LIMITED   BHP BILLITON PLC

(ABN 49 004 028 077)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

(REG. NO. 3196209)

(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)

 

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:    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):  ¨

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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    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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  BHP Billiton Limited    BHP Billiton Plc
  171 Collins Street    Neathouse Place
  Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia    London SW1V 1LH UK
  GPO BOX 86    Tel +44 20 7802 4000
  Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia    Fax + 44 20 7802 4111
  Tel +61 1300 55 47 57 Fax +61 3 9609 3015        bhpbilliton.com
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Company Secretariat

12 December 2014

 

To: Australian Securities Exchange1    cc: New York Stock Exchange   
      London Stock Exchange         JSE Limited   

Remuneration Committee Change at BHP Billiton

On 12 December 2014 Carolyn Hewson was appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 January 2015. Ms Hewson joined the Board in 2010 and has been a member of the Remuneration Committee since January 2014.

Sir John Buchanan has chosen to retire as Remuneration Committee Chairman, having led the Committee since 2003. During this time the Committee established a performance driven remuneration framework including the five year Long Term Incentive Plan for executives, which has served shareholder and employee interests well. He remains a member of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton Plc.

Further information on the composition of BHP Billiton’s Board Committees can be found at:

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/aboutus/ourcompany/Documents/2014/141211_BoardCommittees.pdf

 

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Rachel Agnew

Company Secretary

 

1  This release was made outside the hours of operation of the ASX market announcements office.

 

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


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: 15 December 2014    By:    Rachel Agnew
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   Name:    Rachel Agnew
   Title:    Company Secretary