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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

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 Interim Dividend

The proposed dates1 for the 2018 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination  20 February 2018
Currency conversion into RAND 2 March 2018
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited 6 March 2018
Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchanges) 7 March 2018
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London and New York2 stock exchanges) 8 March 2018
Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges) 9 March 2018
Payment Date 27 March 2018

 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 Depository Receipts (ADRs) on the NYSE. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

Summary of previous dividends

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