REG - BHP Billiton PLC - Holding(s) in Company

Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:00am EDT

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RNS Number : 8966K
BHP Billiton PLC
28 August 2012
 




 

 

 

 

 

Issued by:

BHP Billiton Plc

 

Date:

28 August 2012

 

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 24 August 2012, by BHP Billiton Plc from Norges Bank relating to major interests in shares of BHP Billiton Plc.

 

 

 

 

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077

Registered in Australia

Registered Office: 180 Lonsdale 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 1BH United Kingdom

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

 

 

Members of the BHP Billiton group which is headquartered in Australia

 



 

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

GB0000566504

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

Norges Bank    

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv

N/A

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v

22nd August 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

24th August 2012

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii

3%



 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

63,516,359

63,516,359

63,247,753

63,247,753


2.99%

 

 

 



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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


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

 

CFD

N/A

N/A

N/A

3,000

Nominal

Delta

0.0001%

0.0001%


Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

63,247,753

2.99%



 

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

 

N/A


Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

Norges Bank

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

N/A



13. Additional information:


None

14. Contact name:

Jonas Lexmark

15. Contact telephone number:

+47 2407 3134

 


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