20 December 2018
BP p.l.c. announces that on 21 December 2018 it will issue and allot 50,000,004 ordinary shares in connection with distributions to participants in certain of its employee share schemes. The issuance of the new ordinary shares is subject to an application for the admission of those shares to the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc ("Admission"). It is expected that Admission will occur on 21 December 2018.
Following the allotments for scrip dividend programme announcement released earlier today (RNS no. 1655L), the number of ordinary shares in issue after this admission will be 21,525,464,027 of which 1,370,884,510 are held as treasury shares leaving a balance of 20,154,579,517 ordinary shares with a par value of US$0.25 per share, each with one vote and 12,706,252 preference shares par value £1 per share with two votes for every £5 in nominal capital held and the total number of voting rights in BP p.l.c. will be 20,159,662,017.
These new ordinary shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of US$0.25 each in BP p.l.c., including the right to receive dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid on or in respect of such shares after the date of issue.
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