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Retirement of Pat Davies as independent non-executive Director

BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc confirm that Pat Davies retired as a non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 6 April 2017.

The following information is provided in accordance with section 430 (2B) of the UK Companies Act 2006: The Company's Remuneration Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2017 will include the remuneration earned by Mr Davies during his appointment as a non-executive Director for the financial year ending 30 June 2017.

Mr Davies has not and will not receive any remuneration payments upon ceasing to be a Director of the Company other than the Company’s normal fees for an independent non executive Director and fees for membership of the Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee payable for the period from 1 July 2016 to 6 April 2017.