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Number 14/06

BHP Billiton announced today that it has priced EUR650 million of 4.125% Euro Bonds due May 2011. The proceeds will be used to repay debt incurred to fund the recent acquisition of WMC Resources Limited.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities described herein and therein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered or sold to U.S. persons or to persons within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act.

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United Kingdom
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United States  
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Mobile: +44 7917 648 093

South Africa
Alison Gilbert, Investor Relations
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