Key Developments: BHP Billiton PLC (BLT.L)

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BHP Billiton announces standard listing in London for proposed new company
Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 02:33am EDT 

BHP Billiton:Says it confirmed that it will pursue a Standard listing on the UK Listing Authority’s Official List and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange for the new company it plans to create via demerge.Says this is in addition to the proposed primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.Says final Board decision on the demerger will only be made once the necessary Government, taxation, regulatory and other third party approvals are secured on satisfactory terms.  Full Article

BHP Billiton’s subsidiary announces sale of 10.4 pct. stake in Heron Resources Limited
Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 12:00am EDT 

Heron Resources Limited:Says that BHP Minerals Holdings Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Plc (BHP), has executed a share sale agreement with respect of their entire 10.4 pct. shareholding in Heron.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces final dividend
Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 02:59am EDT 

BHP Billiton:To pay a final dividend of $0.62 per share.Record Date Sept. 05.Payment date Sept. 23.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces senior executive changes
Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 02:45am EDT 

BHP Billiton:Says Graham Kerr, currently chief financial officer of BHP Billiton is appointed Chief Executive Officer designate of the new company that BHP Billiton plans to form in a demerger.Graham will retire from the Group Management Committee on Oct. 01 and will be replaced as CFO by Peter Beaven, currently President, Copper.Brendan Harris, currently Head of Group Investor Relations, has been appointed CFO designate of the new company.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces creation of new global metals and mining company
Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 02:43am EDT 

BHP Billiton:Plans to create an independent global metals and mining company based on a selection of its high-quality aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets.Separating these businesses via a demerger has the potential to unlock shareholder value by significantly simplifying the BHP Billiton Group and creating two portfolios of complementary assets.BHP Billiton Limited and PLC shareholders would be entitled to 100 pct of the shares in NewCo through a pro-rata in-specie distribution.It is intended that NewCo would be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and would have an inward secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  Full Article

BHP Billiton announces dividend dates
Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 02:00am EDT 

BHP Billiton:Proposed dates for the FY 2014 final dividend.Record Date Sept. 05.Payment Date Sept. 23.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC announces interim dividend of $0.59
Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 12:05am EST 

BHP Billiton PLC:Says an interim dividend of $0.59 per share was unchanged from last year's final dividend.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC announces FY 2014 interim dividend dates
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 02:00am EST 

BHP Billiton PLC:Updates dates for the 2014 interim dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton PLC.Says half yearly results announcement and dividend determination (updated) is on Feb. 18, 2014.Says last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into rand is on Feb. 28, 2014.Says ex-dividend date (Australian & Johannesburg stock exchanges) is Mar. 3, 2014.Says ex-dividend date (London & New York stock exchanges) is Mar. 5, 2014.Says record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand) is Mar. 7, 2014.Says payment date is Mar. 26, 2014.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC Says Talks Continue Over Guinea Iron Ore Stake Sale-Reuters
Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 04:08pm EDT 

Reuters reported that BHP Billiton PLC said it was still in talks to sell its stake in a iron ore deposit in Guinea, despite lengthy negotiations that have prompted questions over the potential for a deal. Mount Nimba - like other iron ore projects in Guinea including the giant Simandou deposit - has faced questions over the stability of the West African country and the possibility of exporting through neighbouring Liberia, which is vital to making mines profitable at current prices. It has also been unclear whether BHP would continue the talks, started under its previous management team, if buyer appetite eased off and at a time when iron ore prices have held up.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC Plans Sale To Trim Down West Texas Shale Assets-Reuters
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 11:22am EDT 

Reuters reported that BHP Billiton PLC, plans to sell roughly half its acreage in the Permian Basin - a revived oil and gas region in Texas and New Mexico - as it focuses on its assets there. It confirmed on October 22, 2013 it was selling down in the Permian Basin to concentrate on acreage there that holds the most interest. According to a request for proposals from adviser Scotia Waterous and dated October 16, BHP is selling 250,000 net acres in west Texas - 165,000 net acres in the Delaware Basin and the remainder in the Midland Basin. That compares to BHP's total of 500,000 net acres in the broader Permian Basin, according to its latest annual report.  Full Article

Australia shares post seventh day of gains, financials lead

SYDNEY, Oct 22 - Australian shares climbed 1.1 percent on Wednesday, underpinned by financials in the wake of a rally on Wall Street while the resource sector was buoyed by BHP Billiton.

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