22 September 2010
|Name of entities||BHP Billiton Limited||BHP Billiton Plc|
|ABN 49 004 028 077||REG NO 3196209|
The proposed dates1 for the 2011 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:
2011 Interim Dividend
|Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration||16 February 2011|
|Last day to trade & currency conversion into RAND on JSE Limited||4 March 2011|
|Ex-Dividend Date (ASX & JSE Limited)||7 March 2011|
|Ex-Dividend Date (London & New York Stock Exchanges2)||9 March 2011|
|Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for ASX & LSE)||11 March 2011|
|Payment Date||31 March 2011|
Group Company Secretary
1 Dates are subject to change.
2 BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed on the NYSE in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).