EU Home member state
London - October 7, 2021
BP p.l.c. ("bp") announces that, for the purposes of the European Union ("EU") Transparency Directive, it has designated the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) as bp's home EU member state. This announcement is made in accordance with section 5 of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz, "WpHG") and is made on the basis that bp's ordinary shares are admitted to trading on the regulated markets of the stock exchanges of Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg and are not admitted to trading on other regulated markets within the European Union.
For the purposes of its listings in Germany, bp will be supervised by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, "BaFin") and certain notifications by bp and its shareholders have to be made in accordance with the WpHG. In particular, this includes shareholding notifications pursuant to sections 33 - 47 WpHG, which implement the rules on notifications of major holdings under the EU Transparency Directive in Germany.