BHP Billiton PLC BLT BHP Billiton 2012 AGM Results

  BHP Billiton PLC (BLT) - BHP Billiton 2012 AGM Results

RNS Number : 2883S
BHP Billiton PLC
29 November 2012














                                      

Company Secretariat





29 November 2012





To: Australian Securities Exchange cc: New York Stock Exchange

 London Stock Exchange         JSE Limited

                                   







                        For announcement to the market





Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of
shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited ("Limited") held in Sydney, Australia on
29 November 2012 and BHP Billiton Plc ("Plc") held in London, United Kingdom
on 25 October 2012.



As required by the Dual Listed Companies 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 proxy 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's Companies Act 2006 (as amended by The
Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009) 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.Hemscott.com/nsm.do





Jane McAloon

Group Company Secretary







      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 Registered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1BH
      United Kingdom

        

         The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia





The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc as follows:
          Business           Votes For   Votes Against Votes Abstained Result
1  To receive the 2012     2,937,356,945    18,402,089      21,942,973 CARRIED
   Financial Statements
   and Reports for BHP
   Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
2  To elect Pat Davies as  2,965,676,726     4,807,378       7,256,018 CARRIED
   a Director of each of
   BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc
   (an ordinary
   resolution)
3  To re-elect Malcolm     2,961,072,597     5,705,099      10,967,477 CARRIED
   Broomhead as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
4  To re-elect Sir John    2,879,472,089    78,799,456      19,461,282 CARRIED
   Buchanan as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
5  To re-elect Carlos      2,964,368,970     6,657,205       6,700,092 CARRIED
   Cordeiro as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
6  To re-elect David       2,912,847,550    58,347,510       6,535,888 CARRIED
   Crawford as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
7  To re-elect Carolyn     2,965,242,045     6,187,563       6,302,216 CARRIED
   Hewson as a Director of
   each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
8  To re-elect Marius      2,941,887,645    29,507,209       6,320,696 CARRIED
   Kloppers as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
9  To re-elect Lindsay     2,949,067,944    22,096,679       6,577,129 CARRIED
   Maxsted as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
10 To re-elect Wayne Murdy 2,965,844,306     5,192,078       6,704,181 CARRIED
   as a Director of each
   of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc
   (an ordinary
   resolution)
11 To re-elect Keith       2,966,623,134     4,376,622       6,742,370 CARRIED
   Rumble as a Director of
   each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
12 To re-elect John        2,924,431,445    46,731,418       6,570,389 CARRIED
   Schubert as a Director
   of each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
13 To re-elect Shriti      2,963,968,801     6,791,941       6,975,035 CARRIED
   Vadera as a Director of
   each of BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
14 To re-elect Jac Nasser  2,958,233,529    13,094,841       6,316,332 CARRIED
   as a Director of each
   of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc
   (an ordinary
   resolution)
15 To reappoint KPMG Audit 2,934,922,274    18,625,394      24,136,108 CARRIED
   Plc as the auditor of
   BHP Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
16 To renew the general    2,782,841,496   187,887,252       6,951,434 CARRIED
   authority to issue
   shares in BHP Billiton
   Plc (an ordinary
   resolution)
17 To approve the          2,856,788,723   113,606,973       7,325,454 CARRIED
   authority to issue
   shares in BHP Billiton
   Plc for cash (a special
   resolution)
18 To approve the          2,956,400,278    14,628,143       6,682,647 CARRIED
   repurchase of shares in
   BHP Billiton Plc (a
   special resolution)
19 To approve the 2012     2,849,666,893   114,640,239      11,939,253 CARRIED
   Remuneration Report (a
   non-binding ordinary
   resolution)
20 To approve the grant of 2,889,501,021    76,463,066      11,654,228 CARRIED
   Long-Term Incentive
   Performance Shares to
   Marius Kloppers (an
   ordinary resolution)







                                  APPENDIX 1
        BHP Billiton Limited & BHP Billiton Plc - Final Proxy Position
                                                  Limited            Plc
1  To receive the 2012 Financial Statements and Reports for BHP Billiton
   Limited and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,478,045,556   1,474,594,155
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,428,825,777   1,459,900,990
¨  was to vote against the resolution                3,870,646      14,497,919
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                 19,656,634       2,271,751
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,349,133         195,246
2  To elect Pat Davies as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP
   Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,492,659,959   1,474,683,948
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,443,460,028   1,473,494,376
¨  was to vote against the resolution                3,808,128         985,308
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  5,081,465       2,182,360
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,391,803         204,264
3  To re-elect Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,360,939   1,470,289,663
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,443,278,115   1,469,250,611
¨  was to vote against the resolution                4,826,941         835,755
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,386,341       6,575,840
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,255,883         203,297
4  To re-elect Sir John Buchanan as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,367,480   1,461,777,759
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,426,891,492   1,404,414,674
¨  was to vote against the resolution               21,239,652      57,165,667
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,366,651      15,088,547
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,236,336         197,418
5  To re-elect Carlos Cordeiro as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,230,323   1,474,683,484
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,442,779,649   1,473,091,375
¨  was to vote against the resolution                5,162,884       1,392,590
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,497,607       2,182,463
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,287,790         199,519
6  To re-elect David Crawford as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,390,884   1,474,689,760
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,439,651,273   1,424,653,495
¨  was to vote against the resolution                8,423,215      49,835,069
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,343,644       2,176,548
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,316,396         201,196
7  To re-elect Carolyn Hewson as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,617,943   1,474,688,874
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,442,567,074   1,474,227,220
¨  was to vote against the resolution                5,830,889         257,357
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,114,018       2,177,434
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,219,980         204,297
8  To re-elect Marius Kloppers as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,576,824   1,474,698,546
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,432,822,970   1,460,765,846
¨  was to vote against the resolution               15,672,642      13,732,949
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,134,507       2,167,762
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,081,212         199,751
9  To re-elect Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited
   and BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,366,729   1,474,682,400
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,427,630,144   1,472,826,246
¨  was to vote against the resolution               20,407,374       1,652,857
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,376,325       2,183,908
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,329,211         203,297
10 To re-elect Wayne Murdy as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,241,145   1,474,683,812
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,443,500,989   1,473,650,983
¨  was to vote against the resolution                4,348,180         830,401
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,500,722       2,182,496
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,391,976         202,428
11 To re-elect Keith Rumble as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,197,259   1,474,685,470
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,443,861,962   1,474,097,627
¨  was to vote against the resolution                3,977,007         383,814
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,546,169       2,180,838
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,358,290         204,029
12 To re-elect John Schubert as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,425,975   1,474,615,805
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,442,166,590   1,433,643,465
¨  was to vote against the resolution                5,936,598      40,774,615
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,308,579       2,250,503
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,322,787         197,725
13 To re-elect Shriti Vadera as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,492,978,536   1,474,676,192
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,441,445,310   1,473,883,952
¨  was to vote against the resolution                6,172,937         591,904
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,760,143       2,190,116
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,360,289         200,336
14 To re-elect Jac Nasser as a Director of each of BHP Billiton Limited and
   BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,518,188   1,474,685,423
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,442,404,206   1,467,318,229
¨  was to vote against the resolution                5,894,343       7,162,847
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,138,149       2,180,885
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,219,639         204,347
15 To reappoint KPMG Audit Plc as the auditor of BHP Billiton Plc (an ordinary
   resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,492,201,919   1,458,259,161
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,442,110,310   1,444,330,958
¨  was to vote against the resolution                4,805,076      13,725,034
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  5,491,893      18,607,146
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,286,533         203,169
16 To renew the general authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc (an
   ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,492,890,158   1,474,726,890
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,422,600,792   1,311,659,559
¨  was to vote against the resolution               25,000,082     162,861,049
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,800,059       2,139,418
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,289,284         206,282
17 To approve the authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc for cash (a
   special resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,492,589,955   1,474,714,527
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,436,691,205   1,371,457,597
¨  was to vote against the resolution               10,509,151     103,053,444
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  5,141,230       2,151,781
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,389,599         203,486
18 To approve the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc (a special
   resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,493,184,876   1,474,739,387
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,437,595,822   1,470,315,795
¨  was to vote against the resolution               10,364,898       4,223,682
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  4,543,836       2,126,471
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               45,224,156         199,910
19 To approve the 2012 Remuneration Report (a non-binding ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,487,842,687   1,474,208,992
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,397,911,851   1,406,569,411
¨  was to vote against the resolution               46,558,581      67,443,616
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  8,898,853       2,657,313
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               43,372,255         195,965
20 To approve the grant of Long-Term Incentive Performance Shares to Marius
   Kloppers (an ordinary resolution)
Þ  Total number of proxy votes exercisable by    1,489,285,515   1,474,008,842
   all proxies validly appointed
Þ  Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified
   that the proxy -
¨  was to vote for the resolution                1,400,489,007   1,444,066,706
¨  was to vote against the resolution               46,278,900      29,750,858
¨  was to abstain on the resolution                  8,431,619       2,857,465
¨  may vote at the proxy's discretion               42,517,608         191,278



                                  APPENDIX 2

                            Additional Information



For the purposes of section 341 of the United Kingdom's Companies Act 2006 (as
amended by The Companies (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2009) 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 25 October 2012) are:



   Item of Business                                              Votes cast %*
1  Receipt of the Financial Statements and Reports for BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited for the year ended 30
   June 2012                                                            69.04%
2  Election of Pat Davies as a Director of each of BHP Billiton
   Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                         69.05%
3  Re-election of Malcolm Broomhead as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                68.84%
4  Re-election of Sir John Buchanan as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                68.45%
5  Re-election of Carlos Cordeiro as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
6  Re-election of David Crawford as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
7  Re-election of Carolyn Hewson as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
8  Re-election of Marius Kloppers as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
9  Re-election of Lindsay Maxsted as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
10 Re-election of Wayne Murdy as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
11 Re-election of Keith Rumble as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
12 Re-election of John Schubert as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
13 Re-election of Shriti Vadera as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
14 Re-election of Jac Nasser as a Director of each of BHP
   Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited                                69.05%
15 Reappointment of KPMG Audit Plc as auditor of BHP Billiton
   Plc                                                                  68.28%
16 Renewal of the general authority to issue shares in BHP
   Billiton Plc                                                         69.05%
17 Approval of the authority to issue shares in BHP Billiton Plc
   for cash                                                             69.05%
18 Approval of the repurchase of shares in BHP Billiton Plc             69.05%
19 Approval of the 2012 Remuneration Report                             69.03%
20 Approval of the grant of Long-Term Incentive Performance
   Shares to Executive Director                                         69.02%



*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 thefinal 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.





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

Registered in Australia             Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 180 Lonsdale     Registered Office: Neathouse Place London
Street Melbourne Victoria 3000      SW1V 1BH United Kingdom

             The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia





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