BP says to keep UK headquarters despite British EU exit vote

A security guard stands outside the BP Plc headquarters in St.James's Square in London, U.K., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. BP PlcÕs push to maximize profits and cut costs at the Macondo well was a "root cause" of the explosion that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a safety expert who studied the disaster said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

*A security guard stands outside the BP Plc headquarters in St.James’s Square in London, U.K. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

24 June 2016, London — Oil major BP said on Friday its headquarters would remain in the United Kingdom, despite Britain voting to leave the European Union.

“It is far too early to understand the detailed implications of this decision and uncertainty is never helpful for a business such as ours,” BP said.

“However, we do not currently expect it to have a significant impact on BP’s business or investments in the UK and Continental Europe, nor on the location of our headquarters or our staff,” it added.

*Dmitry Zhdannikov; Editing – Alexander Smith – Reuters

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