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

May 7, 2015

 

 

 

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)

 

 

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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
bhpbilliton.com

Company Secretariat

6 May 2015

 

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

FOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE MARKET

BHP BILLITON 2015 GENERAL MEETING RESULTS

Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited (“Limited”) held in Perth, Australia and BHP Billiton Plc (“Plc”) held in London, United Kingdom on 6 May 2015.

As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on the proposed resolution. The 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 (as amended by The Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009) is provided in Appendix 2.

A copy of the resolution passed 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

 

 

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


The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc as follows:

 

    

Business

   Votes For      Votes Against      Votes Abstained      Result  
1    To approve the Demerger of South32 from BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)      2,957,735,744         58,925,870         8,716,013         CARRIED   

 

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APPENDIX 1

BHP Billiton Limited & BHP Billiton Plc - Final Proxy Position

 

    Limited   Plc  
1 To approve the Demerger of South32 from BHP Billiton (an ordinary resolution)
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed   1,619,833,321      1,401,545,608   
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -
was to vote for the resolution   1,554,895,826      1,377,845,944   
was to vote against the resolution   35,778,994      23,116,529   
was to abstain on the resolution   4,829,911      3,820,993   
may vote at the proxy’s discretion   29,158,501      583,135   

 

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APPENDIX 2

Additional Information

For the purposes of section 341 of the United Kingdom’s Companies Act 2006 (as amended by The Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009) 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 4 May 2015 London time) are:

 

    

Item of Business

   Votes cast
%*
 
1    To approve the Demerger of South32 from BHP Billiton      66.36

 

* This calculation does not include the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Limited General Meeting which are added to the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Plc 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 page 2 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


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: May 7, 2015 By:

/s/ Rachel Agnew

Name: Rachel Agnew
Title: Company Secretary