BP announced that following an overwhelming vote of approval at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), the name of the parent company has been changed to BP p.l.c. with effect from today, Tuesday, May 1, 2001.
The resolution at the AGM on Thursday, April 19 was carried with a 98.25 percent vote in favor of the name change 12,145,436,700 votes cast for the resolution).
The parent company was previously called BP Amoco p.l.c. -- the name given on December 31, 1998, the date of the merger between BP and Amoco.
Trading in the company's shares will continue as normal. The Reuters Instrument Code (RIC) on the London Stock Exchange remains BP.L. Other Stock Exchanges trading BP shares are in Germany, France, Switzerland and Japan.
The ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange remains BP and the company's ADS shares will continue to be listed and traded on the Pacific, Chicago and Toronto Stock Exchanges as well as New York.
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