BHP Billiton PLC BLT Director/PDMR Shareholding

  BHP Billiton PLC (BLT) - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 4115O
BHP Billiton PLC
10 October 2012

Company Secretariat

10 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

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

Name of person discharging managerial       Pat Davies
Date of last notice                         1 June 2012 (Appointment Notice)
Date issuer informed of transaction         10 October 2012
Date and place of transaction               9 October 2012 on the Johannesburg
                                            Stock Exchange
Nature of transaction                       On-market purchase of 3,000 BHP
                                            Billiton Plc shares

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                 Sanlam Private Investments is the
                                            registered holder of 4,818*
(including registered holder)               ordinary shares, on behalf of Mr
                                            Davies, as the beneficial owner.

                                            Agulhas Nominees Pty Ltd is the
                                            registered holder of 2,352
                                            ordinary shares for the TAG Family
                                            Trust of which Mr Davies is a

                                            * Note - total above includes
                                            shares acquired from this
Date of change                              9 October 2012
No. of securities held prior to change      4,170
Class                                       BHP Billiton Plc Ordinary Shares
Number acquired                             3,000
Number disposed                             -
Value/Consideration                         ZAR272.77 per share
No. of securities held after change         7,170
Nature of change                            On-market purchase of BHP Billiton
                                            Plc shares.
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;

· 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

Part 4 - Change of interests in options or other rights granted by the

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

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        
                                     Geof Stapledon - BHP Billiton Plc
Contact details                      Nicola Evans Tel: +61 3 9609

                                      Fax: +61
                                    3 9609 4372


                                     Geof Stapledon Tel: +44 20 7802

                                      Fax: +44
                                     20 7802 3054

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