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On or around 10/30/2017 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: February 24, 2016

According to the law firm press release, BHP is a leading global resources company and is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical and energy coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, copper, aluminum, manganese, uranium, nickel and silver. The Company operates under a Dual Listed Company structure, with parent companies BHP Ltd. and BHP Plc operated as a single economic entity by a unified board and management team.

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants knew or recklessly disregarded the precarious condition of mining operations and facilities at the Samarco mine, a Brazilian mining operation jointly owned by BHP and Vale S.A., yet made materially false and misleading statements concerning the Company’s commitment to safety and the implementation of safety and monitoring protocols at the mine sites.

On June 14, 2016, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases, appointing Lead Plaintiff, and approving Lead Counsel. Lead Plaintiffs filed a consolidated complaint on August 15.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Metal Mining
Headquarters: Australia

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: BHP
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 16-CV-01445
JUDGE: Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald
DATE FILED: 02/24/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 09/25/2014
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/30/2015
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville)
    58 South Service Road, Suite 200, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
  2. VanOverbeke Michaud & Timmony, P.C.
    79 Alfred Street, VanOverbeke Michaud & Timmony, P.C., MI 48201
    313.578.1200 313.578.1200 ·
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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 16-CV-01445
JUDGE: Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald
DATE FILED: 08/15/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 09/25/2014
CLASS PERIOD END: 11/30/2015
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  2. Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville)
    58 South Service Road, Suite 200, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (Melville), NY 11747
    631.367.7100 631.367.1173 ·
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