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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates - 2011 Interim Dividend

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

On 16 February 2011 we announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2010of 46 US cents. Included in the announcement was the advice that the currency conversion forAustralian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currencyexchange rates on the Record Date, 11 March 2011, and for South African cents the last date totrade on the JSE Limited, being 4 March 20111. The following table details the currency exchangerates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 46 US cents Exchange Rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents 1.0013955 45.935919
British pence 1.601690 28.719665
New Zealand cents 0.736425 62.463930
South African cents1 6.891175 316.994050

The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 31 March 2011.

1 On 4 March 2011 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable tothe dividend payable in South African cents.