Bennelong Asset Management LLP
LSE : TTM

July 08, 2008 10:30 ET

Rule 8.3 - (BHP Billiton Plc)

                                                                                                                        
LND99 472209-1.067014.0220
                                                                                                                        FORM 8.3
                                                            
                        DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
                                             (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)


1.      KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                    Bennelong Asset Management LLP
                                                    
Company dealt in                                    BHP Billiton Plc
Class of relevant security to which the dealings    Ordinary Shares
being disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing                                     7TH July 2008
                                                    


2.      INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a)     Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

                                                                   Long                                  Short

                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)

(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               
    
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                   30,843,841          1.39754%                                   
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           

Total                                                  30,843,841          1.39754%                                   


(b)     Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                                        Long                                  Short
                         
                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)

(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               
    
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  
    
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           
    
Total                                                                                                                 


(c)     Rights to subscribe (Note 3)
Class of relevant security:                         Details

                                                    


3.      DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a)     Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale                                       Number of securities                Price per unit (Note 5)



(b)    Derivatives transactions (other than options)
 
Product name,       Long/short (Note 6)     Number of securities (Note 7)   Price per unit
e.g. CFD                                                                    (Note 5)
CFD                 LONG                    148,073                         17.2816
CFD                 LONG                    96,958                          17.2765
CFD                 SHORT                   148,073                         17.4354
                                                                         

(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities


(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,       Writing,         Number of securities    Exercise    Type, e.g.       Expiry       Option money
e.g. call option    selling,         to which the option     price       American,        date         paid/received
                    purchasing,      relates (Note 7)                    European etc.                 per unit (Note
                    varying etc.                                                                       5)
                                                                                                                      


(ii)    Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option              Number of securities                     Exercise price per unit (Note 5)
                                                                                     



(d)     Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)


Nature of transaction (Note 8)              Details                        Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)

                                                                                     



4.      OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives


Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person
relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the
voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this
form is referenced.  If none, this should be stated.


Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)                                No


Date of disclosure                                                        8th July 2008
Contact name                                                              Ryan McCabe
Telephone number                                                          0207 190 3467
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected          
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                  
                                                                          

Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

                        DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
                                             (Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)

1.      KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing  (Note 1)                    Bennelong Asset Management LLP
Company dealt in                                    BHP Billiton Limited
Class of relevant security to which the dealings    Ordinary Shares
being disclosed relate (Note 2)
Date of dealing                                     7TH July 2008
                                                    


2.      INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a)     Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

                                                                   Long                                  Short

                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)

(1) Relevant securities                                                                      37,280,317           1.11008%
    
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  
    
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell            1,300,000           0.0589%                                    
    
Total                                                  1,300,000           0.0589%           37,280,317           1.11008%


(b)     Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                                        Long                                  Short
                         
                                                         Number              (%)               Number               (%)

(1) Relevant securities                                                                                               
    
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                                                                                  
    
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                                                                           
    
Total                                                                                                                 


(c)     Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                         Details

                                                    

3.      DEALINGS (Note 4)
                                                            
(a)     Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale                    Number of securities           Price per unit (Note 5)

                                                                
                                                                
                                                                
                                                                
                                                                
                                                                


(b)     Derivatives transactions (other than options)
 
Product name,            Long/short (Note 6)          Number of securities (Note 7)           Price per unit (Note 5)
e.g. CFD
                                                                                              


(c)     Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)     Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,     Writing,        Number of securities   Exercise       Type, e.g.    Expiry      Option money
e.g. call option  selling,        to which the option    price          American,     date        paid/received per
                  purchasing,     relates (Note 7)                      European                  unit (Note 5)
                  varying etc.                                          etc.
                                                                                                            


(ii)    Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option              Number of securities            Exercise price per unit (Note 5)
                                                                                     
                                                                                     

(d)     Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)


Nature of transaction (Note 8)              Details                         Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)

                                                                                     


4.      OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives


Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the
voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this
form is referenced.  If none, this should be stated.


Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)                                Yes


Date of disclosure                                                        8th July 2008
Contact name                                                              Ryan McCabe
Telephone number                                                          0207 190 3467
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected          
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)                  

Notes
The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

                                                                                             SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8
                                                            
                                                DETAILS OF OPEN POSITIONS
                 (This form should be attached to Form 8.1, Form 8.1(b)(ii) or Form 8.3, as appropriate)

OPEN POSITIONS (Note 1)

Product name,   Written or     Number of        Exercise       Type, e.g.    Expiry
e.g. call       purchased      securities to    price (Note    American,     date
option                         which the        2)             European
                               option relates                  etc.

Call Option     Purchased      1,300,000        AUD 43.00      American      25TH September 2008
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
                                                                                        
Notes

1. Where there are open option positions or open derivative positions (except for CFDs), full details should be given.
   Full details of any existing agreements to purchase or to sell should also be given on this form.
2. For all prices and other monetary amounts, the currency must be stated.

For  details of the Code's dealing disclosure requirements, see Rule 8 and its Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

Contact Information

  • Bennelong Asset Management LLP