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Our interim and final dividend determination dates coincide with the announcements of our interim and full year results.

2017 Final Dividend

The proposed dates for the 2017 Final Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination  22 August 2017 
Currency conversion into RAND 1 September 2017
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited 5 September 2017
Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchanges) 6 September 2017
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London and New York1 stock exchanges) 7 September 2017
Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges) 8 September 2017
Payment Date 26 September 2017


On 22 August 2017, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of 43 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017. Included in the announcement of the final dividend determination on 22 August 2017 was the advice that the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 8 September 2017, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Limited, which was 1 September 20172. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 43 US cents
per share
Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
 Australian cents  0.812100  52.949144
 British pence  1.319300  32.593042
 New Zealand cents  0.733075  58.657027

 South African cents2   

 12.95760   

 557.17680 

The dividend will be paid on 26 September 2017.

1 BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the NYSE. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares. Dates are prepared on the basis that the NYSE will migrate to a T+2 settlement cycle on 5 September 2017.

2 On 1 September 2017 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.

Summary of previous dividends

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