These excerpts taken from the BP 6-K filed May 22, 2008.
Copies of accounts
145 A copy of every balance sheet and profit and loss account which is to be laid before a general meeting of the Company (including every document required by law to be comprised therein or attached or annexed thereto) shall not less than twenty-one days before the date of the meeting be sent to every member of, and every holder of debentures of, the Company and to every other person who is entitled to receive notices of meetings from the Company under the provisions of the Statutes or of these Articles. Provided that this Article 145 shall not require a copy of these documents to be sent to more than one of joint holders or to any person for whom the Company does not have on record either a postal address or an address for electronic communication to which the copies can be sent, but any member or holder of debentures to whom a
copy of these documents has not been sent shall be entitled to receive a copy free of charge on application at the Office and provided further that if the Statutes so permit the Company need not send copies of these documents to members who do not wish to receive them but may send them such summary financial statement or other documents as may be authorised by the Statutes. So long as and whenever any of the shares or debentures of the Company are for the time being listed or dealt in on the London Stock Exchange, there shall be forwarded to the appropriate officer of the London Stock Exchange such number of copies of such documents as may for the time being be required under its regulations or practice. Where permitted by the Statutes, any document or copy referred to in this Article 145 may be sent by electronic communication.
copy of these documents has not been sent shall be entitled to receive a copy free of charge