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Thursday 15 February, 2007

BHP Billiton PLC

Transaction In Shares

BHP Billiton PLC
15 February 2007





Issued by:                    BHP Billiton Plc
                              BHP Billiton Limited

To:                           London Stock Exchange
                              Australian Stock Exchange

Cc:                           New York Stock Exchange
                              JSE Limited
                              Swiss Stock Exchange
                              Deutsche Bank
                              UBS Zurich

Date:                         15 February 2007

For Release:                  Immediately





BHP BILLITON PLC - TRANSACTION IN SHARES





BHP Billiton Limited announces that on 15 February 2007 it purchased 500,000
ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Plc at an average price of 1090.4892 pence per
ordinary share.



Following the above purchase, BHP Billiton Plc holds 25,420,000 of its ordinary
shares as treasury shares and BHP Billiton Limited holds 21,850,000 of the
ordinary shares in BHP Billiton Plc, for a total of 47,270,000 shares. The total
number of BHP Billiton Plc ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as
treasury shares and shares held by BHP Billiton Limited) is 2,353,592,002.



For further information, please contact:


Investor Relations                     Company Secretary                      Company Secretary
Mark Lidiard                           BHP Billiton Plc                       BHP Billiton Limited
Office:   +44 (0) 20 7802 4156         Robert Franklin                        Jane McAloon
Mobile:  +44 (0) 77 6993 4942          Office:   +44 (0) 20 7802 4116         Office:   +61 3 9609 2445
                                       Mobile:  +44 (0) 7824 302684           Mobile:  +61 409 214 397









         Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our internet site:  www.bhpbilliton .com



Australia                                              United Kingdom

Samantha Evans, Media Relations                        Mark Lidiard, Investor & Media Relations

Tel: +61 3 9609 2898  Mobile: +61 400 693 915          Tel: +44 20 7802 4156  Mobile: +44 7769 934 942

email: [email protected]                  email: [email protected]


Jane Belcher, Investor Relations                       Illtud Harri, Media Relations

Tel: +61 3 9609 3952  Mobile: +61 417 031 653          Tel: +44 20 7802 4195  Mobile: +44 7920 237 246

email: [email protected]                  email: [email protected]



United States                                          South Africa
Tracey Whitehead, Investor & Media Relations           Ivan Arriagada, Investor Relations

Tel: US +1 713 599 6100 or UK +44 20 7802 4031         Tel: SA +27 11 376 2121 or UK +44 20 7802 4183
Mobile: +44 7917 648 093                               Mobile: +44 7769 936 227
                                                       Email: [email protected]
email: [email protected]




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