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Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released 07:00 14-Dec-2012

RNS Number : 5360T
BHP Billiton PLC
14 December 2012

Company Secretariat                                                              

14 December 2012





Australian Securities Exchange


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 managerial responsibilities

Mr M P Randolph


Date of last notice

6 December 2012

Date issuer informed of transaction

13 December 2012

Date and place of transaction

13 December 2012 (Australian Securities Exchange)

Nature of transaction

On-market sale of 90,000 BHP Billiton Limited Ordinary Shares on the Australian Securities Exchange.


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


Nature of indirect interest

(including registered holder)

Mr Randolph has an indirect interest in 320 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.


There is no change to the above holding.

Date of change

13 December 2012

No. of securities held prior to change



Ordinary Shares in BHP Billiton Limited

Number acquired


Number disposed




No. of securities held after change


Nature of change

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

On-market sale on the Australian Securities Exchange

Any additional information




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






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 over which options or other rights held at the date of this notice



696,529  -  maximum number of Performance Shares (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Limited) under the LTIP


    61,763  -  maximum number of Deferred Shares (ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Limited) under the GIS


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


758,612  -  Total



Any additional information





Part 4 - Contact details


Name of authorised officers responsible for making this notification on behalf of the entities

Nicola Evans - BHP Billiton Limited


Geof Stapledon - BHP Billiton Plc   - 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 Australia                       Registered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1BH  UK


Members of the BHP Billiton Group which is headquartered in Australia


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