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Attending the meeting in person

Details about attending the AGM in person

The meeting will be held at ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, UK, on Thursday, 12 May 2022. The meeting will start at 1pm. Registration will open at 11am. Please enter via the Custom House entrance. An overflow room will be available if the main auditorium reaches full capacity.


By public transport

Tube and Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Take the Jubilee Line Tube to Canning Town and change on to the DLR for Beckton; alight at Custom House for direct access to ExCeL London. Custom House station is closest to the meeting location.


Mainline

The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Street; from there, travel to Stratford station in east London where you can take the Jubilee Line to Canning Town and change to the DLR. River boats and Emirates Air Line (cable car) connect ExCeL London and The O2, making it possible to travel by Thames Clipper between central London and The O2 and then by cable car across the Thames to ExCeL London. Thames Clipper departures are available from all major piers, including The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and Waterloo, every 20 minutes.

 

Accessibility

Access to ExCeL London is along low-gradient ramps and walkways. All ramps are fitted with handrails and balustrades. Non-slip flooring is used throughout the building. The lifts have Braille and tactile buttons at a suitable level to be reached by a wheelchair user. A limited number of car parking spaces suitable for disabled drivers are available; please contact ExCeL London for further information.

 

By road

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M11, A406 and A13. The postcode for Sat Nav purposes is E16 1FR. The venue is located outside the Congestion Charge Zone but is included in the Low Emission Zone.

 

Parking

Underground car parking in the orange car park is available onsite at ExCeL London, and there are signposts and car park attendants to help direct drivers. Parking charges apply and please note, only credit card payment is accepted.

Map of ExCel centre London where the AGM will be held

Voting at the AGM

Voting on all resolutions is by a poll, as required by the company’s articles of association. In a global company such as ours, we think poll voting is the fairest approach as shareholder votes are counted according to the number of shares held. Voting will be open from the time the chair of the AGM declares the poll open until it is closed. The chair of the AGM will notify those in attendance shortly prior to the poll closing so that they can cast their votes. Shareholders, registered ADS holders and their proxies or corporate representatives can submit their votes by poll using one of the two methods set out below.

 

Voting handset

When the chair opens the vote you will be presented with a list of resolutions; use the blue track ball to scroll through the resolutions. Press the green square to vote on the selected resolution.

To advance to the next resolution press the green square or press the red triangle to return to the list of resolutions.

 

Poll card

We encourage shareholders to use the electronic voting handsets provided at the AGM. Should shareholders wish to vote via a paper poll card they can request these from the shareholder registration desk before the AGM.

 

Asking questions before the AGM

Questions can be submitted in advance through bp’s electronic meeting platform, by following the instructions on page 18 of the Notice of Meeting. Access to pre-submission will be available from the date of publication of this notice. Please see page 21 of the Notice of Meeting for information on deadlines for submitting your questions in advance of the AGM.

 

Asking questions at the AGM

Shareholders, proxies and corporate representatives have a right to ask questions in accordance with section 319A of the Companies Act 2006.

 

If you intend to ask a question during the AGM, to help us manage shareholder questions efficiently, we ask that you please register your question at the Question Registration Desk prior to the start of the meeting. The Question Registration Desk will advise you which question point you should sit at in the auditorium and an usher will inform you when it is time to ask your question.

 

Please endeavour to keep your questions short and relevant to the resolution being discussed. For more information see page 22 of the Notice of Meeting.