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

 

 

October 12, 2015

 

 

 

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, 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):  ¨

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

 

 

 


LOGO

 

Issued by:

   BHP Billiton Plc

Date:

   9 October 2015

To:

  

London Stock Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange

cc:

  

JSE Limited

New York Stock Exchange

For Release:

   Immediately

Contact:

   Elizabeth Hobley +44 (0) 20 7802 4054

 

 

BHP Billiton Plc – Notification of Major Interest in Shares

 

 

The following notification was received on 8 October 2015 by BHP Billiton Plc from Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited relating to major interests in shares of BHP Billiton Plc.

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077

Registered in Australia

Registered Office: 171 Collins Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015

  

BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209

Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: Neathouse Place

London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom

Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia

 

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For filings with the FCA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

 

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: ii    BHP Billiton PLC

2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

  
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights    x     
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached    ¨     
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments    ¨     
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights    ¨     
Other (please specify):   
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii    Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (and/or acting for its affiliates) as discretionary investment manager on behalf of multiple managed portfolios

4. Full name of shareholder(s)

(if different from 3.):iv

  
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v    7 October 2015
6. Date on which issuer notified:    8 October 2015
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii    5%

 

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8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

 

     Situation previous to the
triggering transaction
     Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  

Class/type of shares

 

if possible using the ISIN CODE

   Number
of
Shares
     Number
of
Voting
Rights
     Number
of shares
     Number of voting
rights
     % of voting rights x  
         Direct      Direct xi    Indirect xii      Direct    Indirect  

GB0000566504

     114,100,310         99,159,464         99,042,858            87,395,523            4.14

GB0000566504

     20,182,335         15,712,760         20,182,335            15,712,760            0.74

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

Type of financial instrument

   Expiration
date
xiii
   Exercise/
Conversion Period 
xiv
   Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
   % of voting
rights
           

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

Type of financial instrument

   Exercise
price
   Expiration
date
xvii
   Exercise/
Conversion
period
xviii
   Number of voting rights
instrument refers to
   % of voting rights xix, xx
                         Nominal    Delta
                 

Total (A+B+C)

 

Number of voting rights

  

Percentage of voting rights

103,108,283

   4.88%

 

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9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

 

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:   
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:   
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:   
13. Additional information:   
14. Contact name:    Ben Van Loon
15. Contact telephone number:    01224 404090

 

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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:  

October 12, 2015

  By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary