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Notice of Interim Dividend

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

Jane McAloon
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).