BHP Billiton PLC BLT Change of Director's Interests Notice - M Kloppers

  BHP Billiton PLC (BLT) - Change of Director's Interests Notice - M Kloppers

RNS Number : 9985N
BHP Billiton PLC
05 October 2012






Company Secretariat










5 October 2012









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





    Notification of Change of Interests of Directors and Connected Persons

          (Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules Appendix 3Y)

     (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 Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules, the
Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom
Listing Authority, the Australian Corporations Act, the United Kingdom
Companies Acts and the Group's Securities Dealing document.



We (the entities) advise the following information under ASX Listing Rule
3.19A.2, the UK Listing Authority Disclosure and Transparency Rule 3.1.4 and
as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Australian
Corporations Act and in accordance with the Group's Securities Dealing
document.



Name of person discharging          Mr M J Kloppers
managerial responsibilities
                                    
Date of last notice                 3 October 2012
Date issuer informed of transaction 5 October 2012
Date and place of transaction       4 October 2012 (London Stock Exchange)
Nature of transaction               On-market sale of 59,913 BHP Billiton Plc
                                    Ordinary Shares on the London Stock
                                    Exchange to fund a tax obligation.

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       Indirect
Nature of indirect interest            BHP Billiton Plc

(including registered holder)          Mr Kloppers has an indirect interest in
                                       265,462* ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Plc, as follows:

                                       i) 80,000 ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Plc held by the Kloppers
                                       Family Superannuation Fund and
                                       registered in the name of Kloppers
                                       Family Fund Pty Ltd; and

                                       ii) 185,462* ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Plc held by Maricar Pty Ltd as
                                       trustee for the Maricar Family Trust.

                                       BHP Billiton Limited

                                       Mr Kloppers also has an indirect
                                       interest in 373,535 ordinary shares in
                                       BHP Billiton Limited, as follows:

                                       iii) 350,219 ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Limited held by Maricar Pty
                                       Ltd as trustee for the Maricar Family
                                       Trust;

                                       iv) 23,000 ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Limited held by the Kloppers
                                       Family Superannuation Fund and
                                       registered in the name of Kloppers
                                       Family Fund Pty Ltd; and

                                       v) 316 ordinary shares in BHP
                                       Billiton Limited 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.

                                       * Note - total above reflects shares
                                       disposed from this transaction.
Date of change                         5 October 2012
No. of securities held prior to change 325,375 (BHP Billiton Plc) - Indirect

                                       363,520 (BHP Billiton Plc) - Direct

                                       373,535 (BHP Billiton Limited) -
                                       Indirect
Class                                  Ordinary Shares in BHP Billiton Plc
Number acquired                        -
Number disposed                        59,913 (BHP Billiton Plc)
Value/Consideration                    Sale of 59,913 at £19.13 per share
No. of securities held after change    265,462 (BHP Billiton Plc) - Indirect

                                       363,520 (BHP Billiton Plc) - Direct

                                       373,535 (BHP Billiton Limited) -
                                       Indirect
Nature of change                       On-market sale on London Stock Exchange

Example: on-market trade, off-market
trade, exercise of options, issue of
securities under dividend reinvestment
plan, participation in buy-back
Any additional information             -





Part 2 - Change of interests in contracts other than as described in Part 4



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 - Closed period



Were the interests in the       No.
securities or contracts
detailed above traded during a
closed period where prior
written clearance was required?
If so, was prior written        Under our Securities Dealing Policy a Person
clearance provided to allow the Discharging Managerial Responsibilities cannot
trade to proceed during this    deal in BHP Billiton Securities without prior
period?                         clearance. This requirement applies to all
                                dealings, including those that occur outside
                                of a Close Period.
If prior written clearance was  -
provided, on what date was this
provided?



Part 4 - 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
Total number of securities over which 
options or other rights held at the
date of this notice                   BHP Billiton Limited interests:

                                     

                                      1,176,721 - maximum number of
                                      Performance Shares (ordinary shares of
                                      BHP Billiton Limited) under the LTIP

                                      

                                       88,327 - vested LTIP Performance
                                      Shares (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton
                                      Limited)

                                      

                                      64,705 - maximum number of
                                      Deferred Shares (ordinary shares of BHP
                                      Billiton Limited) under the GIS

                                      

                                       316 - maximum number of
                                      Matched Shares (ordinary shares of BHP
                                      Billiton Limited) under Shareplus

                                      ________

                                      1,330,069 - Total

                                      
Any additional information            -







Part 5 - 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
AustraliaRegistered
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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