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BHP GROUP PLC - Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Release Date: 25/02/2020 14:30
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Notification of Major Interest in Shares

BHP Group Plc
Registration number 3196209
Registered in England and Wales
Share code: BHP
ISIN: GB00BH0P3Z91

Issued by:                              BHP Group Plc


Date:                                   25 February 2020


To:                                     London Stock Exchange
                                        Australian Securities Exchange


Cc:                                     JSE Limited
                                        New York Stock Exchange


For Release:                            Immediately


Authorised for                          Geof Stapledon
lodgement by:
                                        Company Secretary
                                        +44 20 7802 4000




                       BHP Group Plc – Notification of Major Interest in Shares




The attached notification was received on 24 February 2020 by BHP Group Plc from
Norges Bank relating to major interests in shares in in BHP Group Plc.


Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


BHP Group Limited ABN 49 004 028 077                                BHP Group Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in Australia                                             LEI 549300C116EOWV835768
LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28                                            Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 171 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria            Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street
3000 Australia                                                      London, SW1E 5LB United Kingdom
Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015                            Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

                                        The BHP Group is headquartered in Australia

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft
Word format if possible) (i)

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are                  BHP Group PLC
attached(ii):
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
Non-UK issuer

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                                           X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify)(iii):

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation(iv)
Name                                                           Norges Bank
City and country of registered office (if applicable)          Oslo, Norway

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)(v)

Name

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or
                                                               21/02/2020
reached(vi):

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):                 24/02/2020

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation
                                                     % of voting rights
                             % of voting rights                                                    Total number of
                                                    through financial in-     Total of both in %
                             attached to shares                                                    voting rights of
                                                         struments               (8.A + 8.B)
                                (total of 8. A)                                                    issuer(vii)
                                                  (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
Resulting situation
on the date on which
threshold was
                                  4.06 %                 0.00 %                    4.06 %           2,112,071,796
crossed or reached
Position of previous
notification (if                  3.07 %                 0.00 %                    3.07 %
applicable)

 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or
 reached(viii)
 A: Voting rights attached to shares
 Class/type of             Number of voting rights(ix)                           % of voting rights
 shares
 ISIN code (if possible)            Direct                 Indirect                      Direct                   Indirect
                              (Art 9 of Directive      (Art 10 of Directive          (Art 9 of Directive      (Art 10 of Directive
                           2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)         2004/109/EC)             2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)         2004/109/EC)
                                                           (DTR5.2.1)                                             (DTR5.2.1)

 GB00BH0P3Z91                 85,812,981                                                4.06 %




 SUBTOTAL 8. A                                85,812,981                                             4.06 %



 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
                                                                              Number of voting rights
 Type of financial         Expiration        Exercise/                        that may be acquired if
                                                                                                           % of voting rights
 instrument                date(x)           Conversion Period(xi)            the instrument is
                                                                              exercised/converted.




                                             SUBTOTAL 8. B 1



 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive
 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
                                             Exercise/            Physical or
 Type of financial     Expiration                                                       Number of
                                             Conversion           cash                                     % of voting rights
 instrument            date(x)                                                            voting rights
                                             Period (xi)            settlement(xii)




                                                                  SUBTOTAL
                                                                  8.B.2

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the
applicable box with an “X”)
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not
control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer (xiii)            X

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (xiv)
(please add additional rows as necessary)
                                                                    % of voting rights
                                 % of voting rights if it                                            Total of both if it
                                                                  through financial in-
                                  equals or is higher                                               equals or is higher
          Name(xv)                                                  struments if it equals
                                  than the notifiable                                               than the notifiable
                                                                  or is higher than the
                                       threshold                                                        threshold
                                                                   notifiable threshold




10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights will be held



11. Additional information(xvi)




Place of completion          Oslo, Norway

Date of completion           24/02/2020

Date: 25-02-2020 02:30:00
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