BHP BILLITON PLC – 2008 Long Term Incentive Plan vesting and CEO Awards outcome

 
                    

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2008 Long Term Incentive Plan vesting and CEO Awards outcome

BHP Billiton

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Date 23 August 2013
Number 21/13

2008 LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN VESTING AND CEO AWARDS OUTCOME

2008 Long Term Incentive Plan Vesting

BHP Billiton today announced the vesting outcomes for the five year Long Term Incentive
Plan (LTIP) awards granted in 2008. The LTIP applies to members of the Group
Management Committee (GMC).

For awards to vest in full, BHP Billiton must deliver a US dollar total shareholder return
(TSR) that exceeds the TSR of a group of peer companies by an average of 5.5 per cent per
year for five years, or 30.7 per cent in total compounded over the five year performance
period. The performance period ended on 30 June 2013.

The weighted average TSR for peer companies was negative 44.0 per cent which compared
to BHP Billiton’s TSR of negative 9.4 per cent. As a result, BHP Billiton outperformed its peer
companies by 34.6 per cent, and therefore met the requisite performance hurdle for full
vesting.

The rules of the LTIP give the Remuneration Committee of the Board discretion to reduce
the number of awards that will vest, notwithstanding the fact that the performance hurdle for
full vesting has been met.

This year the Committee, with the support of the Board, exercised that discretion and
reduced vesting by 35 per cent for all current and former participating GMC members.
Accordingly, 35 per cent of awards will not vest and will instead lapse.

In doing so, the Committee took into account a range of factors, including the negative TSR
over the five year performance period which shareholders have experienced. While the
Committee recognised that the TSR performance was delivered in a difficult business
environment, it also felt that more closely aligning the experience of shareholders and
executives was important. As always, the Committee also looked at the total remuneration
for executives.

The approach adopted by the Committee is consistent with the downwards re-basing of
executive remuneration that was undertaken when Andrew Mackenzie was appointed Chief
Executive Officer earlier this year, the outcome of which was reported at that time.
CEO Awards Outcome

When Andrew joined BHP Billiton in 2008, he was granted 450,964 awards based on the
2008 LTIP terms.

• 225,000 of the LTIP awards were granted in the ordinary course in connection with
his role as Chief Executive Non Ferrous and reflected the grant sizes to the other
business Chief Executives (“Regular Awards”).
• A further 225,964 awards (comprising 100,839 LTIP awards and 125,125 phantom
LTIP awards) were granted in order to compensate him for equity awards forgone
when he left his former employer (“Sign-on Awards”). The value and quantum of the
Sign-on Awards was determined on the recommendation of the Committee’s
independent adviser, Kepler Associates and disclosed at the time.

As all of the 450,964 awards were granted on terms that mirrored the 2008 LTIP, they have
now been tested against the TSR performance hurdle and are all subject to the 35 per cent
reduction.

In addition, Andrew has concluded, and the Committee agrees, that despite the
outperformance of BHP Billiton compared to its peer group, the value delivered through
vesting of the Sign-on Awards would be excessive. Accordingly, Andrew has elected to
voluntarily relinquish a further 50,000 of the Sign-on Awards, on top of the 35 per cent
reduction.

This means 243,126 of the 450,964 awards originally granted to Andrew have vested. The
243,126 vested awards are delivered to Andrew via 211,795 ordinary shares and a cash
payment representing 31,331 phantom LTIP awards.

All of the outcomes described above reflect a remuneration structure that the Committee and
the Board believe has contributed to the substantial financial outperformance of BHP Billiton
over many years, but also reflect a more modest approach to remuneration befitting the
times.

The attached table contains the vesting outcomes for each current and former GMC member
who participated in the 2008 LTIP.

Deferred shares granted to GMC members in 2011 under the Group Incentive Scheme
based on performance during the year ended 30 June 2011 have also vested. Full details of
the remuneration outcomes, together with an overview of the Company’s remuneration
policy and approach, will be set out in the Remuneration Report that will be published in
September as part of the Company’s 2013 Annual Report.

Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.

Sponsor: Absa Capital (the investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited, affiliated with
Barclays)
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The following table shows the vesting outcomes for current and former GMC members who
participated in the 2008 LTIP (Mr Yeager and Mr Vanselow having left the Company on 8
July 2013 and 28 February 2012, respectively):

2008 LTIP Awards Available Vesting Lapsed Relinquished Vested
Participant For Vesting Percentage Awards Awards Awards

225,000 (Regular) 65% 78,750 – 146,250
A Mackenzie
225,964 (Sign-on) 65% 79,088 50,000 96,876

M Kloppers 500,000 65% 175,000 – 325,000

A Calderon 221,250 65% 77,438 – 143,812

M Randolph 225,000 65% 78,750 – 146,250

K Wood 175,000 65% 61,250 – 113,750

M Yeager 225,000 65% 78,750 – 146,250

A Vanselow 165,000 65% 57,750 – 107,250

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