14 March 2011
|Name of entities||BHP Billiton Limited||BHP Billiton Plc|
|ABN 49 004 028 077||REG NO 3196209|
On 16 February 2011 we announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2010of 46 US cents. Included in the announcement was the advice that the currency conversion forAustralian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currencyexchange rates on the Record Date, 11 March 2011, and for South African cents the last date totrade on the JSE Limited, being 4 March 20111. The following table details the currency exchangerates applicable for the dividend:
|Dividend 46 US cents||Exchange Rate||Dividend per ordinary share in local currency|
|New Zealand cents||0.736425||62.463930|
|South African cents1||6.891175||316.994050|
The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 31 March 2011.
1 On 4 March 2011 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable tothe dividend payable in South African cents.