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On 23 February 2016, the Board of BHP Billiton determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2015 of 16 US cents per share. Included in the announcement was the advice that the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 11 March 2016, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Limited, which was 4 March 20161. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 16 US cents per share​ Exchange rate​ ​Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
​Australian cents ​0.748800 ​21.367521
​British pence ​1.439500 11.114970
New Zealand cents 0.668810  23.923087    
South African cents1  15.651200  250.419200 

The dividend will be paid on 31 March 2016.

1 On 4 March 2016 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.

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