BHP Billiton PLC BLT Notice of Change of Interests - J M Yeager

  BHP Billiton PLC (BLT) - Notice of Change of Interests - J M Yeager

RNS Number : 7905N
BHP Billiton PLC
03 October 2012




Company
Secretariat
3 October 2012







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



                    Notification of Change of Interests of

                Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility

     (Listing Rules & Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Listing
                                  Authority)



Name of entities BHP Billiton Limited BHP Billiton Plc
                  ABN 49 004 028 077  REG NO 3196209



As part of a dual listed company structure, the Group voluntarily notifies all
stock exchanges on which either BHP Billiton Limited or BHP Billiton Plc have
primary or secondary listings, all those interests of directors and persons
discharging managerial responsibilities of both entities in the securities of
both entities (and changes to those interests) which are required to be
disclosed under the Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the
United Kingdom Listing Authority and the Group's Securities Dealing document.



We (the entities) advise the following information under the UK Listing
Authority Disclosure and Transparency Rule 3.1.4 and as agent for the person
discharging managerial responsibilities in accordance with the Group's
Securities Dealing document.



Name of person discharging    Mr J M Yeager
managerial responsibilities
Date of last notice           3 April 2012
Date issuer informed of       3 October 2012
transaction
Date and place of transaction 3 October 2012 (Australian Securities Exchange)
Nature of transaction         The acquisition of 187,702 ordinary shares in
                              BHP Billiton Limited following the exercise of
                              Performance Shares under the 2007 Long Term
                              Incentive Plan and 31,442 ordinary shares in BHP
                              Billiton Limited following the exercise of 2010
                              Deferred Shares under the Group Incentive
                              Scheme. In addition, an on-market sale of 80,350
                              ordinary shares on the Australian Securities
                              Exchange, made in order to meet expected tax
                              obligations.



Part 1 - Change of relevant interests in securities



Included in this Part are:

· in the case of a trust, interests in the trust made available by the
responsible entity of the trust;

· details of the circumstance giving rise to the relevant interest;

· details and estimated valuation if the consideration is non-cash; and

· changes in the relevant interest of Connected Persons of the director.



    Direct or indirect interest     Direct
Nature of indirect interest         Mr Yeager has an indirect interest in 292
                                    ordinary shares in BHP Billiton Limited
(including registered holder)       (held as 146 BHP Billiton Limited ADRs)
                                    held by Computershare Nominees on behalf
                                    of Shareplus participants as Acquired
                                    Shares under the scheme. Shareplus is an
                                    all employee share purchase plan of the
                                    BHP Billiton Group.

                                    Mr Yeager also holds an indirect interest
                                    in 900  ordinary shares in BHP Billiton
                                    (held as 450 BHP Billiton Limited ADRs)
                                    held by Cede & Company, and they are held
                                    on behalf of Mr Yeager as beneficial
                                    owner.
Date of change                      3 October 2012
No. of securities held prior to     425,903 (Direct)
change
                                    1,192 (Indirect)
Class                               Ordinary Shares in BHP Billiton Limited
Number acquired                     219,144
Number disposed                     80,350
Value/Consideration                 Exercise of 219,144 at nil cost

                                    Sale of 80,350 at $33.41
No. of securities held after change 564,697 (Direct)

                                    1,192 (Indirect)
Nature of change                    The acquisition of 187,702 ordinary shares
                                    in BHP Billiton Limited following the
Example: on-market trade,          exercise of Performance Shares under the
off-market trade, exercise of       2007 Long Term Incentive Plan and 31,442
options, issue of securities under  ordinary shares in BHP Billiton Limited
dividend reinvestment plan,         following the exercise of 2010 Deferred
participation in buy-back           Shares under the Group Incentive Scheme.
                                    In addition, an on-market sale of 80,350
                                    ordinary shares on the Australian
                                    Securities Exchange, made in order to meet
                                    expected tax obligations.
Any additional information          In addition, Mr Yeager has elected to
                                    cease contributions to Shareplus.




Part 2 - Change of interests in contracts other than as described in Part 3



Included in this Part are:



· only details of a contract in relation to which the interest has changed;
and

· details and estimated valuation if the consideration is non-cash.



Detail of contract                                                    -


Nature of interest                                                   -


Name of registered holder                                             -

(if issued securities)
No. and class of securities to which interest related prior to change -
Interest acquired                                                     -


Interest disposed                                                     -


Value/Consideration                                                   -


Interest after change                                                 -





Part 3 - Change of interests in options or other rights granted by the
entities



Included in this Part are only details of options or other rights granted
which have changed, save for the total number of securities over which options
or other rights are held following this notification.



Date of grant                                                                -


Period during which or date on which exercisable                             -
Total amount paid (if any) for the grant                                     -


Description of securities involved:                                          -

class; number
Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be -
fixed at time of exercise

Part 3 - Change of interests in options or other rights granted by the
entities (cont'd)



Total number of securities  569,603 - maximum number of Performance Shares
over which options or other (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Limited) under
rights held at the date of  the LTIP
this notice
                            

                             37,779 - maximum number Deferred Shares
                            (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Limited) under
                            the GIS

                            

                             292 - maximum number of Matched Shares
                            (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Limited, held as
                            146 Limited ADRs) under Shareplus

                            _________

                            607,674 - Total

                            

                            
Any additional information  This notification is in respect of an exercise of
                            vested 2007 Performance Shares (187,702) under the
                           BHP Billiton Limited Long Term Incentive Plan and
                            the exercise of vested 2010 Deferred Shares
                            (31,442) under the BHP Billiton Limited Group
                            Incentive Scheme.





Part 4 - Contact details



Name of authorised officers          Nicola Evans - BHP Billiton Limited
responsible for making this
notification on behalf of the        
entities
                                     Geof Stapledon - BHP Billiton Plc
Contact details                      Nicola Evans Tel: +61 3 9609
                                     4326

                                      Fax: +61
                                    3 9609 4372

                                    

                                     Geof Stapledon Tel: +44 20 7802
                                     4176

                                      Fax: +44
                                     20 7802 3054





BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028
077 BHP
Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in
Australia
Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office:180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
AustraliaRegistered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V
1BH UK



    Members of the BHP Billiton Group which is headquartered in Australia

                                      

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