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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates - 2010 Interim Dividend

Name of entities BHP Billiton Limited BHP Billiton Plc
  ABN 49 004 028 077 REG NO 3196209

On 10 February 2010 we announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2009 of 42 US cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 5 March 2010, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, being 26 February 20101. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 42.0 US cents Exchange Rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents 0.903795 46.470715
British pence 1.503750 27.930175
New Zealand cents 0.690875 60.792473
South African cents1 7.768550 326.27910

The dividend will be paid on Tuesday, 23 March 2010.

1 On 26 February 2010 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.