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Summary of Proposed Terms of Employment - Mr Marius Kloppers

Number 28/07

The Board of BHP Billiton today announced the terms of employment for incoming Chief Executive Officer, Marius Kloppers.  The contract will be effective from the start of his term as CEO on 1 October 2007.

In announcing the details, BHP Billiton Chairman, Don Argus, said that the terms reflected the Group's remuneration policy, with a significant portion of the total potential remuneration being 'at risk' and subject to the Group's performance.

A summary of the key terms of the contract is set out in the attached schedule.  Details of the contract will also be included in the Remuneration Report that will form part of the Group's Annual Report due to be published on 26 September.  Shareholders will be invited to consider and approve the Remuneration Report at the annual general meetings to be held in London on 25 October and Adelaide on 28 November 2007.

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