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Number 11/07

BHP Billiton announced today that it has priced a three tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement which was recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Global Bond comprises US$875 million Floating Rate Notes due 2009, US$625 million 5.125% Senior Notes due 2012 and US$750 million of 5.40% Senior Notes due 2017.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Offers and sales will only be made pursuant to a written prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from the joint book runners, Bank of America Securities LLC at 9 West 57th Street New York, New York 10019 or J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. at 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

For further information please contact:

Samantha Evans, Media Relations
Tel: +61 3 9609 2898

Jane Belcher, Investor Relations
Tel: +61 3 9609 3952  Mobile: +61 417 031 653

United Kingdom
Mark Lidiard, Investor & Media Relations
Tel: +44 20 7802 4156  Mobile: +44 7769 934 942

Illtud Harri, Media Relations
Tel: +44 20 7802 4195  Mobile: +44 7920 237 246

United States
Tracey Whitehead, Investor & Media Relations
Tel: US +1 713 599 6100 or UK +44 20 7802 4031
Mobile: +44 7917 648 093

South Africa 
Alison Gilbert, Investor Relations
Tel: SA +27 11 376 2121 or UK +44 20 7802 4183

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