Ownership statistics

Share ownership as at 31 December 2012a

      Percentage of shares in issue
By principal area Institutionsb    Individuals Total
UK 33 3 36
US 25 13 38
Rest of Europe 12 2 14
Rest of World 11 0 11
Miscellaneousc 1 - 1
  82 18 100

a Represents BP's best efforts to determine ownership of the group's shares, based on analysis of the year-end share register.
b Note that institutions include custodians, market makers, delivery by value, brokerage, stock lending, clearing and non-American depositary receipt arbitrage.
c Miscellaneous represents unidentified shares that are awaiting confirmation of the identity of the holder and the nature of their interest in the shares following enquiries made under Section 793 of the Companies Act 2006.

Register of members holding BP ordinary shares as at 31 December 2012

Range of holdings Number of shareholders Percentage of total shareholders Percentage of total ordinary share capital excluding shares held in treasury
1 - 200 59,427 20.03 0.02
201 - 1,000 107,447 36.23 0.30
1,001 - 10,000 117,024 39.46 1.83
10,001 - 100,000 11,072 3.73 1.16
100,001 - 1,000,000 882 0.30 1.74
Over 1,000,000a 728 0.25 94.95
  296,580 100.00 100.00

a Includes JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. holding 26.91% of the total ordinary issued share capital (excluding shares held in treasury) as the approved depositary for ADSs, a breakdown of which is shown below.

Register of holders of American depositary shares (ADSs) as at 31 December 2012a

Range of holdings Number of ADS holders Percentage of total ADS holders Percentage of total ADSs
1 - 200 60,231 56.96 0.40
201 - 1,000 28,844 27.28 1.60
1,001 - 10,000 15,759 14.90 4.85
10,001 - 100,000 899 0.85 1.79
100,001 - 1,000,000 9 0.01 0.15
Over 1,000,000b 1 0.00 91.21
  105,743 100.00 100.00

a One ADS represents six 25-cent ordinary shares.
b One holder of ADSs represents 792,838 underlying shareholders.
 
As at 31 December 2012, there were also 1,544 preference shareholders.