Rule 8.3 – (BHP Billiton Plc)

2008-07-25 09:30:00

Rule 8.3 – (BHP Billiton Plc)

                                                                                                                        

LND99 472209-1.067014.0220

                                                                                                                        FORM 8.3

                                                            

                        DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

                                             (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)





1.      KEY INFORMATION



Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                    Bennelong Asset Management LLP

                                                    

Company dealt in                                    BHP Billiton Plc

Class of relevant security to which the dealings    Ordinary Shares

being disclosed relate (Note 2)

Date of dealing                                     24TH July 2008

                                                    





2.      INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE



(a)     Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)



                                                                   Long                                  Short



                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)



(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               

    

(2) Derivatives (other than options)                   40,061,026          1.81517%                                   

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           



Total                                                  40,061,026          1.81517%                                   





(b)     Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)



Class of relevant security:                                        Long                                  Short

                         

                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)



(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               

    

(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  

    

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           

    

Total                                                                                                                 





(c)     Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                         Details



                                                    





3.      DEALINGS (Note 4)



(a)     Purchases and sales



Purchase/sale                                       Number of securities                Price per unit (Note 5)



                                                                                        

                                                                                        







 (b)    Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Product name,       Long/short (Note 6)     Number of securities (Note   Price per unit

e.g. CFD                                                7)               (Note 5)

CFD                 LONG                    603,000                      15.9598

CFD                 SHORT                   105,000                      15.9236

CFD                 LONG                    850,000                      15.9965

CFD                 LONG                    1,000,000                    15.95

CFD                 LONG                    75,797                       15.9519

CFD                 SHORT                   75,797                       16.0454

CFD                 LONG                    94,367                       15.9248

                                                                         

                                                                         

        



(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities











(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying



Product name,            Writing,           Number of securities    Exercise    Type, e.g.       Expiry       Option money

e.g. call option         selling,           to which the option     price       American,        date         paid/received

                         purchasing,        relates (Note 7)                    European etc.                 per unit (Note

                         varying etc.                                                                         5)

                                                                                                                      





(ii)    Exercising



Product name, e.g. call option              Number of securities                     Exercise price per unit (Note 5)

                                                                                     

                                                                                     

                                                                                     







(d)     Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)





Nature of transaction (Note 8)              Details                                  Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)



                                                                                     







4.      OTHER INFORMATION



Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives





Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the

voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future

acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced.  If none,

this should be stated.





Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)                                No





Date of disclosure                                                        25TH July 2008

Contact name                                                              Ryan McCabe

Telephone number                                                          0207 190 3467

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected          

If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                  

                                                                          



Notes



The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk



                        DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

                                             (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)



1.      KEY INFORMATION



Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                    Bennelong Asset Management LLP

Company dealt in                                    BHP Billiton Limited

Class of relevant security to which the dealings    Ordinary Shares

being disclosed relate (Note 2)

Date of dealing                                     24TH July 2008

                                                    





2.      INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE



(a)     Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)



                                                                   Long                                  Short



                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)



(1) Relevant securities                                                                      43,005,704           1.28056%

    

(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  

    

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell            1,300,000           0.0589%                                    

    

Total                                                  1,300,000           0.0589%           43,005,704           1.28056%





(b)     Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)



Class of relevant security:                                        Long                                  Short

                         

                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)



(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               

    

(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  

    

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           

    

Total                                                                                                                 





(c)     Rights to subscribe (Note 3)



Class of relevant security:                         Details



                                                    



3.      DEALINGS (Note 4)

                                                            

(a)     Purchases and sales



Purchase/sale                    Number of securities           Price per unit (Note 5)



SALE                             874,938                        37.6733

SALE                             100,000                        37.90

                                                                

                                                                

                                                                

                                                                





(b)     Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Product name,            Long/short (Note 6)          Number of securities (Note 7)           Price per unit (Note 5)

e.g. CFD

                                                                                              





(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities



(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying



Product name,      Writing,          Number of securities   Exercise       Type, e.g.    Expiry             Option money

e.g. call option   selling,          to which the option    price          American,     date               paid/received per

                   purchasing,       relates (Note 7)                      European                         unit (Note 5)

                   varying etc.                                            etc.

                                                                                                            





(ii)    Exercising



Product name, e.g. call option              Number of securities                     Exercise price per unit (Note 5)

                                                                                     

                                                                                     



(d)     Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)





Nature of transaction (Note 8)              Details                                  Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)



                                                                                     





4.      OTHER INFORMATION



Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives





Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the

voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future

acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced.  If none,

this should be stated.





Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)                                Yes





Date of disclosure                                                        25TH July 2008

Contact name                                                              Ryan McCabe

Telephone number                                                          0207 190 3467

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected          

If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                  



Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk



                                                                                                     SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8

                                                            

                                                DETAILS OF OPEN POSITIONS

                 (This form should be attached to Form 8.1, Form 8.1(b)(ii) or Form 8.3, as appropriate)



OPEN POSITIONS (Note 1)



Product name,   Written or     Number of        Exercise       Type, e.g.    Expiry

e.g. call       purchased      securities to    price (Note    American,     date

option                         which the        2)             European

                               option relates                  etc.

 Call Option     Purchased       1,300,000       AUD 43.00       American      25TH September 2008

                                                                                        

                                                                                        

                                                                                        

Notes



1. Where there are open option positions or open derivative positions (except for CFDs), full details should be given.

  Full details of any existing agreements to purchase or to sell should also be given on this form.

2. For all prices and other monetary amounts, the currency must be stated.



For  details of the Code's dealing disclosure requirements, see Rule 8 and its Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover

Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

For more information, please contact

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