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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

Notice of 2021 Interim Dividend Dates

The proposed dates1 for the 2021 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 2021 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 16 February 2021
Announcement of currency conversion into RAND  26 February 2021
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE  2 March 2021
Ex-Dividend Date (JSE) 3 March 2021
Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE2) 4 March 2021
Record Date 5 March 2021
DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency conversion for ASX and LSE) 8 March 2021
Payment Date 23 March 2021
DRP Allocation Date (ASX andLSE) within ten business days after the payment date 6 April 2021
DRP Allocation Date (JSE), subject to the purchase of shares by the Transfer Secretaries in the open market, CSDP accounts credited/updated on or about3 6 April 2021

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 3 March 2021 and 5 March 2021 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 26 February 2021 and 5 March 2021 (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 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/DRP4. 

2020 Final Dividend

The proposed dates1  for the 2020 Final 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 FY2020 Final Dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com.

Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 18 August 2020
Announcement of currency conversion into RAND 28 August 2020
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE 1 September 2020
Ex-Dividend Date (JSE) 2 September 2020
Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE2) 3 September 2020
Record Date 4 September 2020
DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency conversion for ASX and LSE) 8 September 2020
Payment Date 22 September 2020
DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten business days after the payment date 6 October 2020
DRP Allocation Date (JSE), subject to the purchase of shares by the Transfer Secretaries in the open market, CSDP accounts credited/updated on or about3 7 October 2020

Any eligible shareholder who wishes to participate in the DRP, or to vary a participation election should do so in accordance with the timetable 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 each share actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The Allocation Price applicable to each stock exchange will made available at bhp.com/DRP4.

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 0.728900 75.456167
 British pence 1.306150 42.108487
 New Zealand cents 0.669330 82.171724

South African cents

16.84200

926.31000

We have been advised that banks are ceasing to produce (and later accept) cheques in the interest of facilitating safer and quicker payment, and this now impacts the payment of the September 2020 dividend in South Africa. Therefore, BHP Group Plc will no longer be issuing dividend cheques in South Africa. All future payments will only be made into a nominated bank account by electronic funds transfer. Shareholders who have not yet provided their bank account details are reminded to contact Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited with their account details into which dividends can be paid electronically.  Contact details are available here

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

 

2020 Interim Dividend

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

Dividend 65 US cents per share Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

Australian cents

0.653900

99.403579

British pence 1.309700 49.629686
New Zealand cents 0.625802 103.866718

South African cents

15.6171

1015.1115

The dividend was paid on 24 March 2020.

 

Summary of previous dividends

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