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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 Billiton Plc UK BHP Billiton Plc SA BHP Billiton 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.

2018 Final Dividend

The proposed dates1 for the 2018 Final Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are set out below. BHP’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will operate in respect of the FY2018 final dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at

Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 21 August 2018
Currency conversion into RAND 31 August 2018
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited 4 September 2018
Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchanges) 5 September 2018
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London and New York2 stock exchanges) 6 September 2018
Record Date 7 September 2018
Dividend Reinvestment Election date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges) 10 September 2018
Payment Date 25 September 2018

The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 31 August 2018 and is set out below:

Dividend 63 US cents per share Exchange rate
Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents
0.711500 88.545327
British pence
1.293150 48.718246
New Zealand cents
0.652573 96.540923
South African cents 14.654500 923.233500

The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Dividend Reinvestment Election Date, being 10 September 2018, and will be announced to the market.

BHP Billiton 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 5 September and 7 September 2018 (inclusive), and transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 31 August and 7 September 2018 (inclusive).

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 Billiton 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 each share actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The allocation price applicable to each exchange will made available at

1 Dates are subject to change.

2 BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton 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 In the case of BHP Billiton Limited, the allocation price will also be released via the ASX using Appendix 3A.1 in accordance with ASX requirements. 

Summary of previous dividends

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