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Thursday 16 November, 2017

BHP Billiton PLC

BHP 2017 AGM Results

RNS Number : 6805W
BHP Billiton PLC
16 November 2017
 

 

 

Group Governance

 

 

16 November 2017

 

 

To: Australian Securities Exchange

      London Stock Exchange

cc: New York Stock Exchange

     JSE Limited

 

 

 

 

FOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE MARKET

 

 

Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meeting of shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited held in Melbourne, Australia on 16 November 2017 and at the meeting of shareholders of BHP Billiton Plc held in London, United Kingdom on 19 October 2017.

 

As required by the Dual Listed Company Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions.  Each 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 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 Companies Act 2006 is provided in Appendix 2.

 

A copy of the resolutions 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.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Agnew

Company Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077                                                 BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209

LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28                                                                LEI 549300C116EOWV835768

Registered in Australia                                                                               Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000                        Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom

 

The headquarters of the BHP Group are in Australia

 


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Business

Votes

For

Votes

Against

Total Votes Cast

Abstentions

Result

1

To receive the 2017 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,097,930,775

19,764,171

3,117,694,946

42,378,709

CARRIED

2

To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

3,064,163,241

88,281,931

3,152,445,172

7,621,078

CARRIED

3

To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

3,145,093,883

8,556,549

3,153,650,432

6,424,674

CARRIED

4

To approve the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

3,087,218,886

66,843,067

3,154,061,953

6,001,860

CARRIED

5

To approve the authority to allot equity securities in BHP Billiton Plc for cash (a special resolution)

3,071,357,047

81,392,054

3,152,749,101

7,321,837

CARRIED

6

To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc (a special resolution)

3,130,150,212

23,227,136

3,153,377,348

6,616,521

CARRIED

7

To approve the Directors' remuneration policy (ordinary resolution)

3,059,094,279

90,948,519

3,150,042,798

9,658,674

CARRIED

8

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors' remuneration policy (a non-binding ordinary resolution)

3,080,606,484

70,946,599

3,151,553,083

8,163,117

CARRIED

9

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report (a non-binding ordinary resolution)

3,052,369,775

98,906,887

3,151,276,662

8,442,607

CARRIED

10

To approve leaving entitlements (an ordinary resolution)

3,100,854,716

50,999,746

3,151,854,462

8,153,740

CARRIED

11

To approve the grant to the Executive Director (an ordinary resolution)

2,953,318,363

132,551,406

3,085,869,769

74,099,923

CARRIED

12

To elect Terry Bowen as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,148,488,724

6,114,635

3,154,603,359

5,419,630

CARRIED

13

To elect John Mogford as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,148,497,170

6,096,091

3,154,593,261

5,430,928

CARRIED

14

To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

2,983,547,960

105,360,998

3,088,908,958

71,096,934

CARRIED

15

To re-elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,141,101,183

14,113,798

3,155,214,981

4,802,008

CARRIED

16

To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,031,320,551

58,055,548

3,089,376,099

70,647,518

CARRIED

17

To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,020,137,241

69,377,684

3,089,514,925

70,500,598

CARRIED

18

To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

2,979,744,078

109,261,158

3,089,005,236

71,015,119

CARRIED

19

To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

2,994,065,688

94,848,640

3,088,914,328

71,069,611

CARRIED

20

To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,031,212,083

57,851,267

3,089,063,350

70,954,234

CARRIED

21

To re-elect Ken MacKenzie as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

3,139,340,998

16,888,514

3,156,229,512

4,792,677

CARRIED

22

To amend the constitution of BHP Billiton Limited (a special resolution)

213,222,254

2,784,913,522

2,998,135,776

161,717,485

NOT CARRIED

23

To approve member request on public policy advocacy on climate change and energy (an ordinary resolution, the validity of which is conditional on Item 22 being passed)

271,863,280

2,724,156,806

2,996,020,086

163,915,773

NOT VALID

 

 


Appendix 1

 

BHP Billiton Limited & BHP Billiton Plc - Final Proxy Position

 

 



Limited

Plc

To receive the 2017 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,647,288,286

1,469,257,843

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,609,046,433

1,454,059,932

-

was to vote against the resolution

4,781,804

14,979,252

-

was to abstain on the resolution

39,292,569

3,072,504

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,460,049

218,659

To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,682,793,155

1,468,516,074

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,641,125,559

1,388,339,366

-

was to vote against the resolution

8,341,692

79,938,191

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,784,180

3,814,273

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,325,904

238,517

To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,682,413,348

1,470,084,405

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,642,402,774

1,467,754,290

-

was to vote against the resolution

6,441,036

2,092,818

-

was to abstain on the resolution

4,167,662

2,245,343

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,569,538

237,297

To approve the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,681,910,008

1,471,005,494

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,638,369,629

1,414,023,251

-

was to vote against the resolution

10,064,573

56,756,199

-

was to abstain on the resolution

4,671,107

1,324,854

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,475,806

226,044

To approve the authority to allot equity securities in BHP Billiton Plc for cash (a special resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,681,654,027

1,469,939,037

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,638,280,969

1,398,218,238

-

was to vote against the resolution

9,869,822

71,494,327

-

was to abstain on the resolution

4,927,073

2,388,451

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,503,236

226,472

To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc (a special resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,682,123,174

1,470,100,758

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,642,689,615

1,452,572,192

-

was to vote against the resolution

5,894,810

17,304,757

-

was to abstain on the resolution

4,376,000

2,229,589

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,538,749

223,809

To approve the Directors' remuneration policy (ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,678,890,562

1,470,268,144

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,613,993,748

1,411,103,720

-

was to vote against the resolution

31,847,855

58,940,341

-

was to abstain on the resolution

7,579,942

2,059,226

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,048,959

224,083

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors' remuneration policy (a non-binding ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,680,360,581

1,470,307,357

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,618,694,341

1,427,997,984

-

was to vote against the resolution

28,731,863

42,084,445

-

was to abstain on the resolution

6,117,766

2,022,585

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,934,377

224,928

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report (a non-binding ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,680,158,411

1,470,283,405

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,615,090,490

1,403,411,145

-

was to vote against the resolution

32,179,853

66,644,333

-

was to abstain on the resolution

6,315,400

2,046,942

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,888,068

227,927

10 

To approve leaving entitlements (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,680,750,500

1,470,057,485

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,623,092,766

1,443,637,569

-

was to vote against the resolution

24,735,133

26,192,813

-

was to abstain on the resolution

5,815,484

2,271,583

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,922,601

227,103

11 

To approve the grant to the Executive Director (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,681,114,563

1,403,600,603

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,614,885,588

1,304,235,658

-

was to vote against the resolution

33,319,641

99,131,847

-

was to abstain on the resolution

5,361,960

68,729,394

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,909,334

233,098

12 

To elect Terry Bowen as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,682,936,702

1,470,503,211

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,644,277,514

1,469,091,887

-

was to vote against the resolution

4,931,029

1,180,305

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,589,413

1,825,937

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,728,159

231,019

13 

To elect John Mogford as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,682,921,749

1,470,508,066

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,644,248,168

1,469,112,741

-

was to vote against the resolution

4,921,549

1,164,606

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,604,366

1,822,282

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,752,032

230,719

14 

To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,298,636

1,404,460,845

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,600,487,820

1,348,037,914

-

was to vote against the resolution

49,159,077

56,189,405

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,217,382

67,869,503

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,651,739

233,526

15 

To re-elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,548,981

1,470,512,335

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,640,758,230

1,465,341,608

-

was to vote against the resolution

9,159,571

4,941,736

-

was to abstain on the resolution

2,976,134

1,818,013

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,631,180

228,991

16 

To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,687,901

1,404,526,280

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,638,851,425

1,357,526,054

-

was to vote against the resolution

11,264,932

46,770,700

-

was to abstain on the resolution

2,837,842

67,803,868

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,571,544

229,526

17 

To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,590,025

1,404,757,865

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,633,948,707

1,351,243,819

-

was to vote against the resolution

16,083,200

53,289,705

-

was to abstain on the resolution

2,935,625

67,572,483

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,558,118

224,341

18 

To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,352,781

1,404,523,742

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,607,630,871

1,337,221,635

-

was to vote against the resolution

42,132,253

67,073,066

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,172,034

67,806,072

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,589,657

229,041

19 

To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,236,231

1,404,523,519

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,600,505,517

1,358,333,860

-

was to vote against the resolution

48,861,287

45,960,408

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,257,834

67,806,829

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,869,427

229,251

20 

To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,388,237

1,404,519,400

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,637,628,743

1,358,452,760

-

was to vote against the resolution

11,998,865

45,840,458

-

was to abstain on the resolution

3,137,578

67,810,948

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

33,760,629

226,182

21 

To re-elect Ken MacKenzie as a Director of BHP (an ordinary resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,683,559,654

1,471,508,274

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

1,644,364,255

1,459,570,003

-

was to vote against the resolution

5,176,467

11,708,842

-

was to abstain on the resolution

2,966,461

1,822,074

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

34,018,932

229,429

22 

To amend the constitution of BHP Billiton Limited (a special resolution)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,653,870,405

1,353,028,992

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

116,370,837

96,573,354

-

was to vote against the resolution

1,504,887,072

1,256,252,089

-

was to abstain on the resolution

32,667,698

119,117,019

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,612,496

203,549


This Item was not passed.

23 

To approve member request on public policy advocacy on climate change and energy (an ordinary resolution, the validity of which was conditional on Item 22 being passed)

*

Total number of votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed

 

1,643,595,587

1,361,146,182

*

Total number of votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy -                     

-

was to vote for the resolution

165,224,876

106,362,396

-

was to vote against the resolution

1,445,863,990

1,254,576,244

-

was to abstain on the resolution

42,971,017

111,054,236

-

may vote at the proxy's discretion

 

32,506,721

207,542


As Item 22 was not passed, Item 23 was not valid.

  




 

APPENDIX 2

Additional Information

 

For the purposes of section 341 of the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006  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 19 October 2017) are:

 


Item of Business

Votes cast %*




1

To receive the 2017 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP

69.57%

 




2

To reappoint KPMG LLP as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc

69.53%

 




3

To authorise the Risk and Audit Committee to agree the remuneration of the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc

69.60%

 




4

To approve the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc

69.65%

 




5

To approve the authority to allot equity securities in BHP Billiton Plc for cash

69.60%

 




6

To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc

69.61%




7

To approve the Directors' remuneration policy

69.61%




8

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report other than the part containing the Directors' remuneration policy

69.62%

 




9

To approve the 2017 Remuneration Report

69.61%




10

To approve leaving entitlements

69.60%




11

To approve the grant to the Executive Director

66.46%




12

To elect Terry Bowen as a Director of BHP

69.62%




13

To elect John Mogford as a Director of BHP

69.62%




14

To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of BHP

66.50%




15

To re-elect Anita Frew as a Director of BHP

69.62%




16

To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of BHP

66.50%




17

To re-elect Andrew Mackenzie as a Director of BHP

66.51%




18

To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of BHP

66.50%




19

To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of BHP

66.50%




20

To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of BHP

66.50%




21

To re-elect Ken MacKenzie as a Director of BHP

69.67%




22

To amend the constitution of BHP Billiton Limited

64.06%




23

To approve member request on public policy advocacy on climate change and energy

64.45%

 

 

*This calculation does not include the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Limited Annual General Meeting which are added to the votes cast at the BHP Billiton Plc Annual 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 pages 2 and 3 of this announcement.

 

 

 


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