Form 6-K BHP Group Plc For: Jan 20 Filed by: BHP Group Ltd

January 20, 2022 10:08 AM EST

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Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16


January 20, 2022





(ABN 49 004 028 077)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)




(Address of principal executive offices)



(REG. NO. 3196209)

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BHP Group Plc General Meeting—Unification 20 January 2022


Disclaimer The information in this presentation is current as at 20 January 2022. It is in summary form and is not necessarily complete. Further information regarding unification (including a detailed timetable and more information on the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with unification) has been provided to BHP shareholders in a Shareholder Circular and UK Prospectus. Forward-looking statements This presentation contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding: plans, strategies and objectives of management; approval of certain projects and consummation of certain transactions; unification, including but not limited to, the perceived benefits of unification and expectations around the financial impact of unification on the BHP Group; future performance and future opportunities; provisions and contingent liabilities; and tax and regulatory developments or approvals. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terminology, including, but not limited to, ‘intend’, ‘aim’, ‘project’, ‘anticipate’, ‘estimate’, ‘plan’, ‘believe’, ‘expect’, ‘may’, ‘should’, ‘will’, ‘would’, ‘continue’, ‘annualised’ or similar words. These statements discuss future expectations concerning the results of assets or financial conditions, or provide other forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements are based on the information available as at the date of this presentation and/or the date of the Group’s planning processes or scenario analysis processes. There are inherent limitations with scenario analysis and it is difficult to predict which, if any, of the scenarios might eventuate. Scenarios do not constitute definitive outcomes for us. Scenario analysis relies on assumptions that may or may not be, or prove to be, correct and may or may not eventuate, and scenarios may be impacted by additional factors to the assumptions disclosed. Additionally, forward-looking statements in this release are not guarantees or predictions of future performance or outcomes, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, and which may cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the statements contained in this release. BHP cautions against reliance on any forward-looking statements or guidance, particularly in light of the current economic climate and the significant volatility, uncertainty and disruption arising in connection with COVID-19. Except as required by applicable regulations or by law, BHP does not undertake to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events. Past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance. For further information concerning risks associated with Unification, please refer to the risk factors to be disclosed in the Shareholder Circular. No offer of securities Nothing in this presentation should be construed as either an offeror a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, in any jurisdiction, or be treated or relied upon as a recommendation or advice by BHP. No offer of securities shall be made in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, such registration requirements. Reliance on third party information The views expressed in this presentation contain information that has been derived from publicly available sources that have not been independently verified. No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information. This presentation should not be relied upon as a recommendation or forecast by BHP. Notice to overseas shareholders The distribution of this presentation into a jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom or Australia may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No action has been or will be taken by the BHP to distribute this presentation in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose may be required or doing so is restricted by law. Accordingly, this presentation may not be distributed or published in any jurisdiction except under circumstances that will result in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. Notice to US investors The securities to be issued by Limited in connection with Unification have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. Any securities to be issued if Unification is completed are anticipated to be issued in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act provided by Section 3(a)(10) thereof on the basis of the approval of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales. 2


Gary Goldberg, Senior Independent Director


Ken MacKenzie, Chair


Unification means the: Unification Same business fundamentals including our underlying assets or operations, Board composition and Executive Leadership Teams. Same dividend policy for shareholder returns. Same stock exchanges around the world to trade BHP shares. Same currencies for dividend payments. Same number of BHP shares you hold. Same commitment from BHP to engage with shareholders, including at our Annual General Meeting. Same ability for BHP to distribute fully franked dividends.


Looking ahead




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


      BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc
Date: January 20, 2022     By:  

/s/ Stefanie Wilkinson

    Name:   Stefanie Wilkinson
    Title:   Group Company Secretary

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