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Sir John Buchanan

BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc confirm that Sir John Buchanan ceased to be a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 13 July 2015. The following information is provided in accordance with section 430 (2B) of the UK Companies Act 2006:

The Company's Remuneration Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2016 will include the remuneration earned by Sir John Buchanan during his appointment as a non-executive Director for the financial year ending 30 June 2016.

Sir John Buchanan has not and will not receive any remuneration payments upon ceasing to be a Director of the Company other than the Company’s normal fees for an independent non-executive Director and fees for membership of the Remuneration Committee payable for the period from 1 July 2015 to 13 July 2015. There are no fees for membership of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

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