Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2015




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




The Netherlands   001-34726   98-0646235

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1221 McKinney St.,

Suite 300

Houston, Texas

USA 77010


1 Berkeley Street

Mayfair, London

The United Kingdom



Stationsplein 45

3013 AK Rotterdam

The Netherlands

(Addresses of principal executive offices)


(713) 309-7200   +44 (0)20 7016 9527   +31 (0)10 275 5500

(Registrant’s telephone numbers, including area codes)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Departure of Certain Officers

On February 19, 2015, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (the “Company”) announced that Craig B. Glidden has decided to retire from his position as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel effective February 28, 2015.

Also on February 19, 2015, the Company announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Kaplan to Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, effective March 1, 2015. Mr. Kaplan, 46, has been Deputy General Counsel since joining the Company in December 2009. From 2001 to 2009 he served in a variety of leadership roles at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, including deputy general counsel. From 1992 to 2001 he was in private law practice in Houston.

The Company also announced that its Supervisory Board has nominated Mr. Kaplan for election to the Management Board by shareholders at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


99.1 Press Release dated February 19, 2015


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 20, 2015


/s/ Bhavesh V. Patel

Bhavesh V. Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit Index


99.1 Press Release dated February 19, 2015