08 September 2017
On 22 August 2017, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of 43 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017. Included in the announcement of the final dividend determination on 22 August 2017 was the advice that the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 8 September 2017, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Limited, which was 1 September 20171. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:
|Dividend 43 US cents per share||Exchange rate||Dividend per ordinary share in local currency|
|New Zealand cents||0.733075||58.657027|
|South African cents1||12.957600||557.176800|
The dividend will be paid on 26 September 2017.
1 On 1 September 2017 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.