These excerpts taken from the BP 6-K filed May 22, 2008.
The Approved Depositary Register
160 (A) An Approved Depositary shall maintain a register or system(s) (Approved Depositary Register) in which shall be recorded the number of Ordinary Shares in relation to which the Approved Depositary has been appointed (Specified Shares).
(B) An Approved Depositary or its Nominee may appoint such person as it thinks fit as its proxy (including appointment by electronic communication) in relation to Specified Shares by entering the name of each such person (Appointed Person) in the Approved Depositary Register together with such details as the Directors shall require.
(C) Upon the entry of an Appointed Persons name in the Approved Depositary Register the Approved Depositary or its Nominee shall be deemed to have appointed such person as its proxy and otherwise conferred on him the rights set out under Article 162.
(D) The Approved Depositary Register shall:
(i) in the case of each Appointed Person specify the number (the Appointed Number) of Specified Shares in respect of which the appointment of the Appointed Person as a proxy has been made; and
(ii) be open to inspection by any person authorised by the Company or the Approved Depositary during usual business hours.
(E) The Approved Depositary shall furnish to the Company or its agents upon demand all such information contained in the Approved Depositary Register, or any part of it as may be requested.
160 (A) An