This document constitutes the Annual Report and Accounts in accordance with UK requirements and the Annual Report on Form 20-F in accordance with the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, for BP p.l.c. for the year ended 31 December 2016. A cross reference to Form 20-F requirements is included on page 289.
This document contains the Strategic report on the inside front cover and pages 2-50 and the Directors’ report on pages 51-79, 111-112, 187-214 and 239-287. The Strategic report and the Directors’ report together include the management report required by DTR 4.1 of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. The Directors’ remuneration report is on pages 80-110. The consolidated financial statements of the group are on pages 113-186 and the corresponding reports of the auditor are on pages 114-121. The parent company financial statements of BP p.l.c. are on pages 184-238.
The Directors’ statements (comprising the Statement of directors’ responsibilities; Risk management and internal control; Going concern; Longer-term viability; and Fair balanced and understandable), the independent auditor’s report on the annual report and accounts to the members of BP p.l.c., the parent company financial statements of BP p.l.c. and corresponding auditor’s report, a non-GAAP measure of operating cash flow excluding the Gulf of Mexico oil spill payments in the group chief executive’s letter on page 6 and in the tables on pages 18 and 22 do not form part of BP’s Annual Report on Form 20-F as filed with the SEC.
BP Annual Report and Form 20-F 2016 may be downloaded from bp.com/annualreport. No material on the BP website, other than the items identified as BP Annual Report and Form 20-F 2016, forms any part of this document. References in this document to other documents on the BP website, such as BP Energy Outlook, BP Sustainability Report, BP Statistical Review of World Energy and BP Technology Outlook are included as an aid to their location and are not incorporated by reference into this document.
BP p.l.c. is the parent company of the BP group of companies. The company was incorporated in 1909 in England and Wales and changed its name to BP p.l.c. in 2001. Where we refer to the company, we mean BP p.l.c. Unless otherwise stated, the text does not distinguish between the activities and operations of the parent company and those of its subsidiaries*, and information in this document reflects 100% of the assets and operations of the company and its subsidiaries that were consolidated at the date or for the periods indicated, including non-controlling interests.
BP’s primary share listing is the London Stock Exchange. Ordinary shares are also traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany and, in the US, the company’s securities are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the form of ADSs (see page 272 for more details).
The term ‘shareholder’ in this report means, unless the context otherwise requires, investors in the equity capital of BP p.l.c., both direct and indirect. As BP shares, in the form of ADSs, are listed on the NYSE, an Annual Report on Form 20-F is filed with the SEC. Ordinary shares are ordinary fully paid shares in BP p.l.c. of 25 cents each. Preference shares are cumulative first preference shares and cumulative second preference shares in BP p.l.c. of £1 each.