22 Apr 2010

Information given to SEC by BHP Billiton

11:01 am on 22 April 2010

BHP Billiton says it has given information to the United States Securities & Exchange Commission after an internal investigation revealed evidence of possible corrupt dealings with government officials.

The company says the investigations relate to exploration projects that were shelved early last year because they were not commercially viable.

BHP says the investigations do not relate to its operations in China and do not involve its sales or marketing of commodities.