2019 Special Dividend
On 17 December 2018, the Board of BHP determined to pay a special dividend of 102 US cents per share.
The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the special dividend, paid on 30 January 2019:
|Dividend 102 US cents per share
Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
|New Zealand cents
South African cents
Interim and final dividend determination dates
Our interim and final dividend determination dates coincide with the announcements of our interim and full year results.
2019 Interim Dividend
The proposed dates1 for the 2019 Interim Dividend of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc are set out below. BHP’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will operate in respect of the FY2019 interim dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com.
|Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination
||19 February 2019
|Currency conversion into RAND
||1 March 2019
|Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited
||5 March 2019
|Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchanges)
||6 March 2019
|Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London and New York2 stock exchanges)
||7 March 2019
||8 March 2019
|Dividend Reinvestment Election date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian and London stock exchanges)
||11 March 2019
||26 March 2019
|Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) Allocation Date (Australian and London stock exchanges) within ten business days after the payment date
||9 April 2019
|DRP Allocation Date (JSE Limited), subject to the purchase of shares by the Transfer Secretaries in the open market, CSDP accounts credited/updated on or about3
||9 April 2019
BHP Group 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 and 8 March 2019 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 1 and 8 March 2019 (inclusive).
In accordance with the DRP Plan rules, copies of which are available at bhp.com/DRP, the shares to satisfy the DRP elections will be purchased in the period immediately after the Payment Date. Any eligible shareholder who wishes to participate in the DRP, or to vary a participation election should do so in accordance with the timetable set out above, or, in the case of shareholdings on the South African branch register of BHP Group Plc, in accordance with the instructions of your CSDP. The DRP Allocation Price will be calculated in each jurisdiction as an average of the price paid for all shares actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The Allocation Price applicable to each exchange will made available at bhp.com/DRP.
1 Dates are subject to change.
2 BHP Group Limited and BHP Group 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.
3 Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited as the Transfer Secretary will notify Strate and CSDPs when the price and allocation date is known.
Summary of previous dividends