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Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Our Board has approved the establishment of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (involving on-market purchase) for implementation for the final dividend in the 2018 financial year. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, shareholders will be able to elect to use their cash dividend for the purchase of BHP shares.

BHP Group Plc UK BHP Group Plc SA BHP Group Limited

Summary of dividend reinvestment price:

Limited: Dividend Reinvestment Plan price document

Plc: UK Dividend Reinvestment Plan price document

Plc: SA Dividend Reinvestment Plan price document

 

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 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
Record Date 8 March 2019
Dividend Reinvestment Election date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian and London stock exchanges) 11 March 2019
Payment Date 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

The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 55 US cents
per share
Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
 Australian cents  0.704400  78.080636
 British pence  1.301700  42.252439
 New Zealand cents  0.680317  80.844665

 South African cents   

 14.105400   

 775.797000   

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. 

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 Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

Australian cents

0.722000

141.274238
British pence 1.282550 79.529063
New Zealand cents 0.682291 149.496329

South African cents

14.15510 1,443.82020

Summary of previous dividends

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