Why would I transfer my shares?
Transferring your shares out of your Shareworks account and into your own name as ordinary shares on the BHP register enables you to transfer them to other holders (e.g. your spouse or into a trust) or to transfer them to your own broker account.
How can I transfer my shares?
Shares held in your Shareworks account (including Acquired Shares and Matched Shares) can be transferred through the online facility in your Shareworks account. To access your Shareworks account, please go to BHPBshareplus.com and click on the ‘View your portfolio and personal information’ button.
To access your Shareworks account you will need your account number (starting with ‘CS’) / username / employee number (starting with the number ‘2’) and your password as described in the Accessing your Shareworks account section of this document. Click on the ‘Share Purchase and Holdings’ tab and the ‘Transact’ link and follow the online instructions to transfer your shares once you login to your account.
Does Our Requirements for Securities Dealing affect me?
Yes. Under Our Requirements for Securities Dealing, a transfer of shares is a “dealing” and you should not deal in BHP securities if you have inside information.
If you are an Employee Insider you will have received formal notification of this from the Company Secretariat team. Under Our Requirements for Securities Dealing, all Employee Insiders must receive clearance prior to dealing in BHP securities. Further information can be found in Our Requirements for Securities Dealing which can be downloaded from the BHP Digital Workspace.
I already hold BHP shares as an ordinary shareholder, can I arrange online for my 2017 Acquired Shares and Matched Shares to be removed from the Shareplus account and added to my portfolio?
Yes; please follow the share transfer instructions as described above.
Can I arrange for my 2017 Acquired Shares and Matched Shares to be transferred online to my broker account?
Yes, for LSE and NYSE shareholders; please follow the share transfer instructions as described above.
For ASX shareholders, please follow the share transfer instructions as described above to electronically transfer your shareholdings to the ordinary register prior to requesting a transfer to your broker account.