28 April 2021
BP p.l.c. (the "Company") announces that it is to commence a share buyback programme to repurchase ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the "Programme").
The purpose of the Programme is to reduce the issued share capital of the Company to offset the expected full-year dilution from the vesting of awards under employee share schemes, as announced by the Company on 27 April 2021.
The maximum amount allocated to the Programme is around $500 million for a period up to and including 30 June 2021.
The Programme will be carried out on the London Stock Exchange and/or Cboe (UK) and will be effected within certain pre-set parameters.
Any purchases of ordinary shares by the Company in relation to this announcement will be conducted in accordance with the Company's general authority to repurchase shares granted by its shareholders at the Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting and any further approvals to repurchase shares as may be granted by its shareholders from time to time, the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended) and Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules.
Craig Marshall +44(0) 207 496 4962