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On 20 February 2018, the Board of BHP determined to pay an interim dividend of 55 US cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2017.

The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 2 March 2018 and is set out below:

Dividend 55 US cents
per share
Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

South African cents   



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 9 March 2018, and will be announced to the market.

BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 March 2018 and 9 March 2018, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 2 March 2018 and 9 March 2018, both dates inclusive.

The dividend will be paid on 27 March 2018.

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