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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates - 2010 Final Dividend

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

On 25 August 2010 we announced a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2010 of 45 US cents. 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, 10 September 2010, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, being 3 September 20101. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 45.0 US cents Exchange Rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents 0.924985 48.649438
British pence 1.543000 29.163966
New Zealand cents 0.729394 61.695051
South African cents1 7.228500 325.282500

The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 30 September 2010.

Jane McAloon
Group Company Secretary

1 On 3 September 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.