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|
Notice of 2021 Final Dividend Dates
The proposed dates1 for the 2021 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 FY2021 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||17 August 2021|
|Announcement of currency conversion into RAND||27 August 2021|
|Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE||31 August 2021|
|Ex-Dividend Date (JSE)||1 September 2021|
|Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE2)||2 September 2021|
|Record Date||3 September 2021|
|DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency conversion for ASX and LSE)||6 September 2021|
|Payment Date||21 September 2021|
|DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten business days after the payment date||5 October 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||5 October 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 1 September 2021 and 3 September 2021 (inclusive), and transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 27 August 2021 and 3 September 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 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 be made available at bhp.com/DRP4.
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.
2021 Final Dividend
The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:
|Dividend 200 US cents per ordinary share||Exchange rate||Dividend per ordinary share in local currency|
|New Zealand cents||0.712722||280.614321|
|South African cents2||14.92710||2,985.42000|
1 On 27 August 2021 we announced to the LSE and the JSE the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.
Summary of previous dividends
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