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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 dates1 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 York2 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

BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 6 September and 8 September 2017 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 1 September and 8 September 2017 (inclusive).

Dates are subject to change.

2 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.

Summary of previous dividends

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