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The BHP Group Plc Scheme Meeting (Plc Scheme Meeting) will be held at 133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX, United Kingdom on Thursday 20 January 2022 at the later of 10:00am (GMT) or the conclusion or adjournment of the BHP Group Limited GM (Limited GM). 

Meeting access

Registration at 133 Houndsditch will open at 9:00am (London time) on Thursday 20 January 2022 for both the Plc Scheme and Plc General Meetings. To participate as a Plc Shareholder you must be a registered holder of Plc Shares as at 6:00pm (GMT) on Tuesday 18 January 2022. 

At the time of writing, UK public health regulations and guidance allow us to hold an in-person meeting, with Scheme Shareholders able to physically attend the Plc Scheme Meeting. However, given that the Limited GM and the Plc Meetings will take place sequentially in both Australia and the UK, Directors based in the northern hemisphere will attend the Plc Scheme Meeting. Australian based Directors including the Chairman, Ken MacKenzie, and the Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry will attend the Limited GM in person and, therefore be unable to attend the Plc Scheme Meeting in person. BHP will put arrangements in place to allow Australian based Directors and the Chief Executive Officer to contribute to the Plc Scheme Meeting.

BHP is committed to health and safety, including the health and safety of our shareholders and our people, and we have been closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. Scheme Shareholders will be permitted to attend the Plc Scheme Meeting in person if they are entitled to and wish to do so (subject to any applicable COVID-19 restrictions then in force). Registration will be open from 9:00am (GMT) and we ask that you arrive in good time (at least 30 minutes before the proceedings commence) to allow sufficient time to complete registration, including any COVID-19 procedures in place. 

Please do not attend the Plc Scheme Meeting in person if you are feeling unwell. It may not be possible to admit all Scheme Shareholders who wish to attend the Plc Scheme Meeting due to venue capacity or other COVID-19-related restrictions. Please be aware that we will be observing social distancing measures and we will not be offering refreshments at the Plc Scheme Meeting.  

 

Instructions for participating online via the Virtual Meeting Platform

Scheme Shareholders can also view and participate in the meeting online using the Virtual Meeting Platform on a web browser, PC or PC equivalent or smartphone device. The web browser must be compatible with the latest browser versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari. The Plc Scheme Meeting will be webcast live via the Virtual Meeting Platform and Scheme Shareholders will be able to attend, view and listen to proceedings, ask written questions and vote in real time using the Virtual Meeting Platform. Please access the Virtual Meeting Platform at https://web.lumiagm.com/.

Enter the following URL in your browser: https://web.lumiagm.com/123-885-895.

The meeting ID for the Plc Scheme Meeting is 123-885-895

Your username is your Shareholder Reference Number (“SRN”) and PIN. These can be found printed on your Proxy Form. If you are unable to access your SRN or PIN, please contact Computershare using the details set out in Section 3.4 of the Circular. Please note that calls may be monitored or recorded and Computershare cannot provide advice on the merits of Unification or the Plc Scheme or give any financial, legal or tax advice.

Access to the Plc Scheme Meeting via the Virtual Meeting Platform will be available from 9:00am (GMT) on Thursday 20 January 2022. However, voting will not be enabled until the poll is opened. 

For more information about meeting access, including the Virtual Meetings Guide, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below. 

Voting 

Scheme Shareholders entitled to attend and vote at the Plc Scheme Meeting may vote in person or online via the Virtual Meeting Platform, or they may appoint another person as their proxy to attend and vote in their stead. A proxy need not be a member of the Company.  A Scheme Shareholder may appoint more than one proxy in relation to the Plc Scheme Meeting provided that each proxy is appointed to exercise the rights attached to a different Scheme Share(s).  

Voting at the Plc Scheme Meeting will be by poll. Scheme Shareholders are strongly encouraged to submit proxy appointments and instructions for the Plc Scheme Meeting as soon as possible, using any of the methods (by posting the blue Proxy Form, online or electronically through CREST) described in the Frequently Asked Questions section below. 

Completion and return of a Proxy Form, or the appointment of proxies through CREST or otherwise electronically, will not preclude a Scheme Shareholder from attending and voting at the Plc Scheme Meeting (or any adjournment thereof) in person or online via the Virtual Meeting Platform.




Questions and comments

Scheme Shareholders are reminded that they can attend in person and ask questions and/or raise opinions or comments or they can attend, view and listen to proceedings, ask written questions and/or raise any opinions or comments online via the Virtual Meeting Platform (as described in the Virtual Meeting Guide). 

Scheme Shareholders attending the Plc Scheme Meeting in person or online via the Virtual Meeting Platform will have a reasonable opportunity as a whole to make comments and ask questions during the Plc Scheme Meeting on all the items of business set out in this Notice of Plc Scheme Meeting. In order to maintain the proper and orderly conduct of the Plc Scheme Meeting, Scheme Shareholders are kindly requested to restrict themselves to two questions or comments initially, and further questions will be considered if time permits. There may not be sufficient time available to address all of the comments and questions raised. 

Scheme Shareholders may also submit written questions in advance of the Plc Scheme Meeting using the floor below, by Thursday 13 January 2022 at 10:00am (GMT). The Chair will endeavour to address the key themes raised during the Plc Scheme Meeting. Please note that individual responses will not be sent to Scheme Shareholders.

Shareholder FAQs

  • 1. I have a power of attorney from a shareholder. How can I attend and vote?

    Attorneys should submit to the Plc Share Registry an original or certified copy of the power of attorney under which they have been authorised to attend and vote at the Plc Scheme Meeting prior to the Plc Scheme Meeting, even if previously given to the Plc Share Registry.
  • 2. I am a representative of a corporate shareholder. How can I attend and vote?

    One or more individuals may be appointed to represent a Scheme Shareholder that is a corporation and vote on its behalf at the Plc Scheme Meeting, provided that if two or more representatives are appointed they each represent different shares. 

     

    Any corporate representative(s) should bring evidence of their appointment(s) to the Plc Scheme Meeting, including any authority under which it is signed, even if previously given to the Plc Share Registry. 

     
  • 3. I hold American Depositary Shares (Limited ADSs). Can I attend and vote?

    The main contact for Plc ADS Holders who do not hold their investment directly is the registered shareholder, custodian or broker, or whoever administers the investment on their behalf. Plc ADS Holders should deal with them in relation to any rights under the agreement with them to be appointed as proxy and to access, follow the business of, attend, participate in and vote at the Plc Scheme Meeting.
  • 4. I want to vote but I can’t attend the Plc Scheme Meeting. What should I do?

    If you are entitled to attend and vote at the Plc Scheme Meeting cannot attend in person, you can attend and vote online via the Virtual Meeting Platform or you can appoint the Chair of the Plc Scheme Meeting or any other person as your proxy to attend and vote on your behalf. A proxy need not be a member of the Company.  

    Completion and return of a Proxy Form, or the appointment of proxies through CREST or otherwise electronically, will not preclude a Scheme Shareholder from attending and voting at the Plc Scheme Meeting (or any adjournment thereof) in person or online via the Virtual Meeting Platform.
  • 5. When do I have to submit my proxy appointment by?

    Proxy Forms can be lodged in advance or delivered in person prior to the commencement of the Plc Scheme Meeting. If you cannot lodge your Proxy Form in person, Proxy Forms must be received by the Plc Share Registry no later than 10:00am (GMT) on Tuesday 18 January 2022. 
  • 6. How do I submit my proxy appointment?

    You should have received a blue Proxy Form for the Plc Scheme Meeting either in hard copy or by email, in accordance with your usual communications preferences. You can also obtain these by downloading from BHP’s website at this link or by contacting Computershare using the details in Section 3.4 of the Circular. 

     

    Please refer to the full instructions provided on the Proxy Form. 

     

    It is requested that the blue Proxy Form (together with any power of attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed, or a duly certified copy thereof, in each case unless previously given to the Plc Share Registry) be returned to the Company’s Registrar at the addresses set out below either: (i) by post; or (ii) by hand during normal business hours only. 

    • Computershare Investor Services PLC:
      The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 6ZY, United Kingdom; or

    • Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited:
      Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 South Africa; or
      Private Bag X9000, Saxonwold 2132 South Africa. 

    Blue Proxy Forms (together with any such authority, if applicable) may be delivered by hand to the Registrar or the Chair of the Plc Scheme Meeting before the start of the Plc Scheme Meeting. 

  • 7. How do I watch the Plc Scheme Meeting as a guest?

    You can watch the Plc Scheme Meeting using a desktop computer or a mobile device using the details provided in the Meeting access section above. You should select the ‘Guest’ option and enter your name and email details. 
  • 8. What if COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the time of the Plc Scheme Meeting?

    BHP recognises that the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, and the UK Government may change current restrictions or implement further measures which affect the holding of shareholder meetings. While it is currently anticipated that Scheme Shareholders will be able to physically attend the Plc Scheme Meeting in person (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions then in force), BHP has also made arrangements for Scheme Shareholders to be able to view and participate in the Plc Scheme Meeting online via the Virtual Meeting Platform.

     

    Scheme Shareholders are also encouraged to lodge a directed proxy (and encouraged to appoint “the Chair of the meeting” as their proxy) for the Plc Scheme Meeting, in case it becomes necessary or appropriate to revise the current arrangements for the Plc Scheme Meeting. If any person other than the Chair of the Plc Scheme Meeting is appointed as proxy and COVID-19 restrictions are introduced which affect the holding of the Plc Scheme Meeting, that proxy may not be permitted to attend the Plc Scheme Meeting in person (but will be able to view and participate in the Plc Scheme Meeting online via the Virtual Meeting Platform).

     

    BHP will continue to closely monitor any developments in public health guidance and legislation issued by the UK Government in relation to COVID-19. Should it become necessary or appropriate to revise the current arrangements for the Plc Scheme Meeting, details will be announced to the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and will also be made available on BHP’s website. 

     
  • 9. When can I find out the results of the Plc Scheme Meeting?

    Voting results will be announced to the stock exchanges and made available at www.bhp.com/unify as soon as the poll is finalised after both Plc Meetings.

Lumi user guide 


Technical Difficulties 

Technical difficulties may arise during the course of the meeting. The Chair of the meeting has discretion as to whether and how the GM should proceed if a technical difficulty arises. In exercising this discretion, the Chair of the meeting will have regard to the number of shareholders impacted and the extent to which participation in the business of the meeting is affected. Where the Chair of the meeting considers it appropriate, the Chair of the meeting may continue to hold the meeting and transact business, including conducting a poll and voting in accordance with valid proxy instructions. For this reason, shareholders are encouraged to lodge a directed proxy in advance of the meeting even if they plan to attend the meeting online. 

Shareholders may experience local technical difficulties, such as poor internet connection. 

Below are some suggested tips designed to help if you are experiencing technical difficulties.

Internet

  • Hard-wired internet or home wireless are both suitable to view the stream. Generally, hard-wired internet provides a stronger connection.
  • If you cannot connect to the internet, try restarting your computer.
  • If your wireless internet connection drops in and out, try restarting your modem / wireless router.
  • If you are experiencing connection issues after trying the above troubleshooting options, please contact your internet or NBN provider.

Web browser

  • To access the meeting, you will need to either access the Lumi website, https://web.lumiagm.com or download the dedicated “Lumi AGM” app.
  • For the best shareholder experience, BHP recommends the use of the Lumi website.
  • “Lumi AGM” can be accessed online using most well-known internet browsers such as Internet Explorer (version 11), Chrome, Firefox and Safari on a PC, laptop or internet-enabled device such as a tablet or smartphone.
  • If you choose to access via a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the latest version of the “Lumi AGM” app from the Google Play Store™ or the Apple® App Store. We recommend that you do this in advance of the event. Please note that the app is not compatible with older devices operating Android 4.4 (and below) or iOS 9 (and below).
  • If you are having trouble accessing the site, try updating your web browser.
  • Please see the Lumi user guide for further information on how to access Lumi.

Devices

  • You can use a number of devices to view this live stream - desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, smart TV.
  • Your device must have internet access, a screen, speakers and up to date web browser.
  • If using your phone or tablet, turn it on its side to landscape mode. This will allow for better viewing of the event.

Audio

  • If you are having audio issues, check that audio can play from other sources. A good way to check this is by playing a video on YouTube.
  • Desktops generally have external speakers. Check they are plugged in and volume up.
  • Ensure your computer volume is not muted, and turned up.
  • If you’ve connected your laptop to an external screen, check that the correct source is playing your audio.
  • If on a mobile device, check your Bluetooth hasn’t connected to a different audio device like your headphones or a Bluetooth speaker.