Shares in issue and share buybacks

Shares in issue is the number of Ordinary shares outstanding at the end of the period shown. The ADR equivalent is equal to the number of Ordinary shares divided by six

Shares in issue (a)
Shares in issue (a)
4Q16
4Q16
3Q16
3Q16
2Q16
2Q16
1Q16
1Q16
4Q15
4Q15
Shares in issue (a)
Shares in issue at period end (thousand)
4Q16
19,438,990
3Q16
18,912,989
2Q16
18,777,156
1Q16
18,635,861
4Q15
18,412,392
Shares in issue (a)
ADS equivalent (thousand)
4Q16
3,239,831
3Q16
3,152,164
2Q16
3,129,526
1Q16
3,105,976
4Q15
3,068,732
Shares in issue (a)
Average number of shares outstanding (thousand); discrete
4Q16
18,995,725
3Q16
18,824,739
2Q16
18,685,199
1Q16
18,468,632
4Q15
18,369,064
Shares in issue (a)
ADS equivalent (thousand); discrete
4Q16
3,165,954
3Q16
3,137,456
2Q16
3,114,200
1Q16
3,078,105
4Q15
3,061,510
(a) Excludes treasury shares and includes certain shares that will be issued in the future under employee share-based payment plans.

Share buybacks refers to purchases made by the company of BP ordinary shares, for Treasury shares or subsequent cancellation. Cash can be returned to shareholders both through the dividend (paid quarterly) and by means of the buyback programme. There are currently no share buyback schemes in operation at BP

Share buybacks
Share buybacks
Number of shares (million)
Number of shares (million)
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
Share buybacks
Total in 2000
Number of shares (million)
222
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
2,001
Share buybacks
Total in 2001
Number of shares (million)
154
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
1,281
Share buybacks
Total in 2002
Number of shares (million)
100
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
750
Share buybacks
Total in 2003
Number of shares (million)
299
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
1,999
Share buybacks
Total in 2004
Number of shares (million)
827
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
7,548
Share buybacks
Total in 2005
Number of shares (million)
1,060
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
11,597
Share buybacks
Total in 2006
Number of shares (million)
1,334
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
15,481
Share buybacks
Total in 2007
Number of shares (million)
663
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
7,497
Share buybacks
Total in 2008
Number of shares (million)
270
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
2,914
Share buybacks
Total in 2009
Number of shares (million)
0
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
0
Share buybacks
Total in 2010
Number of shares (million)
0
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
0
Share buybacks
Total in 2011
Number of shares (million)
0
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
0
Share buybacks
Total in 2012
Number of shares (million)
0
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
0
Share buybacks
Total in 2013
Number of shares (million)
753
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
5,493
Share buybacks
Total in 2014
Number of shares (million)
612
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
4,796
Share buybacks
Total in 2015
Number of shares (million)
0
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
0
Share buybacks
Total since 2000
Number of shares (million)
6,294
Total cost in $ (US$ million)
$61,357
Shares bought back between 8th February 2005 and 20th September 2006 were placed in Treasury for use in BP's employee share schemes.

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