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These excerpts taken from the BP F-3ASR filed Dec 1, 2008.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

 

We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this

 

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summary does not reflect every situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.

In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.

Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.

You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.

The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.

In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the participant.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences



 



We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this



 






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summary does not reflect every situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.



In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the
same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.



Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such
shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.



You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.



The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.



In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the
participant.



These excerpts taken from the BP F-3 filed Nov 18, 2008.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

 

We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this

 

13

 

 


summary does not reflect every situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.

In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.

Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.

You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.

The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.

In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the participant.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences



 



We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this



 






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summary does not reflect every situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.



In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the
same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.



Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such
shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.



You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.



The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.



In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the
participant.



These excerpts taken from the BP 424B3 filed Jul 8, 2008.

U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences

 

We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this summary does not reflect every

 

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situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.

In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.

Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.

You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.

The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.

In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the participant.

 

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U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences



 



We believe that the following is an accurate summary of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the Plan as of the date of this Prospectus. However, this summary does not reflect every



 



10



 







 



situation that could result from participation in the Plan, and we advise you to consult your own tax advisors for information about your specific situation. Canadian participants should consult their tax advisors as to the consequences to them of participating in the Plan.



In general, all your cash dividends, whether paid to you in cash or reinvested, are considered taxable income to you at the time they are received or reinvested. In addition, brokerage commissions on purchases of BP ADSs purchased through the Plan (which will be paid by BP North America on your behalf) will be treated as distributions subject to income tax in the
same manner as cash dividends. The total amount of dividends and other distributions will be reported to you and to the Internal Revenue Service on Form 1099-DIV shortly after the end of each year.



Under this general rule, the cost basis for U.S. federal income tax purposes of BP ADSs acquired through the Plan will be the price at which the shares are credited to your Plan account (see “Purchasing BP ADSs-Purchase Price” and “Dividend Reinvestment-Purchases”), increased by the amount of the brokerage commissions with respect to such
shares paid by BP North America on your behalf.



You will generally not realize gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the deposit of BP ADSs in your Plan account, or the receipt of ADRs for ADSs held in your Plan account. You will generally realize gain or loss on the sale of BP ADSs. Any gain or loss you incur should be reflected when you file your income tax returns.



The above rules may not be applicable to certain participants in the Plan, such as tax-exempt entities (including IRAs) and foreign shareholders. All participants are advised to consult their own tax advisors.



In the case of Plan participants whose dividends are subject to U.S. federal tax withholding, to the extent you elect dividend reinvestment, the Administrator will reinvest dividends less the amount of tax required to be withheld. The filing of any documentation required to obtain a reduction in U.S. withholding tax is the responsibility of the
participant.



 



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