Source - SMW
BP has issued 70,137,438 ordinary shares  under the scrip dividend programme for the first quarter interim dividend payable today.

BP said this  included the election made by the depositary, JPMorgan Chase Bank in order to issue ADSs to ADS holders who elected to receive ADSs under the programme. 

At 9:59am: (LON:BP.) BP PLC share price was -4.5p at 452.25p