26 March 2009
BHP Billiton announced today that it has priced a two tranche Euro Bond. This comprises of EUR1,250 million of 4.75% Euro Bonds due April 2012 and EUR1,000 million of 6.375% Euro Bonds due April 2016.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities described herein and therein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered or sold to U.S. persons or to persons within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act.