On 21 February 2017, the Board of BHP Billiton determined to pay an interim dividend of 40 US cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2016. Included in the announcement of the final dividend determination on 21 February 2017 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, 10 March 2017, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Limited, which was 3 March 20171. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:
|Dividend 40 US cents per share
||Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
| New Zealand cents
| South African cents1
The dividend will be paid on 28 March 2017.
1On 3 March 2017 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.