These excerpts taken from the BP 6-K filed May 22, 2008.
Means of appointing proxies: electronic communications
84 (A) A proxy may be appointed by electronic communication to such address as may be notified by or on behalf of the Company for that purpose, or by any other lawful means from time to time authorised by the Directors. Any means of appointing a proxy which is authorised by or under this paragraph shall be subject to any terms, limitations, conditions or restrictions that the Directors may from time to time prescribe.
(B) An appointment of a proxy by electronic communication where an address has been specified for the purpose of receiving appointments by electronic communication:
(i) in the notice convening the meeting; or
(ii) in any instrument of proxy sent out by the Company in relation to the meeting; or
(iii) in any invitation contained in an electronic communication to appoint a proxy issued by the Company in relation to the meeting
must be received at such address not less than forty-eight hours (or such shorter time as the Directors may determine) before the time appointed for the commencement of the meeting or adjourned meeting (or, in the case of a poll taken otherwise than at or on the same day as the meeting or adjourned meeting, before the time appointed for the taking of the poll) at which it is to be used, and in default shall not be treated as valid. Calculation of any such forty-eight hour period shall take no account of any part of a day that is not a working day.
(C) Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Article 84, in relation to any shares which are uncertificated shares, the Directors may from time to time permit appointments of a proxy to be made by means of an electronic communication in the form of an Uncertificated Proxy Instruction, (that is, a Properly Authenticated Dematerialised Instruction, and/or other instruction or notification, which is sent by means of the relevant system concerned and received by such participant in that system acting on behalf of the Company as the Directors may prescribe, in such form and subject to such terms and conditions as may from time to time be prescribed by the Directors (subject always to the facilities and requirements of the relevant system concerned)); and may in a similar manner permit supplements to, or amendments or revocations of, any such Uncertificated Proxy Instruction to be made by like means. The Directors may in addition prescribe the method of determining the time at which any such Properly Authenticated Dematerialised Instruction (and/or other instruction or notification) is to be treated as received by the company or such participant. The Directors may treat any such Uncertificated Proxy Instruction which purports to be or is expressed to be sent on behalf of a holder of a share as sufficient evidence of the authority of the person sending that instruction to send it on behalf of that holder.
84 (A) A