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18-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
BHP's Economic Contribution Report ("Report") for the year ended 30 June 2018 was released on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.



BHP has a long-standing commitment to transparency. The Company believes it enhances understanding, builds trust and holds us and others to account.



BHP has disclosed details of our tax and royalty payments for more than 18 years and during that time we have continually updated and expanded our disclosures. As in prior years, the Report discloses our total direct economic contribution, including the taxes and royalties we paid on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis. We also disclose additional voluntary information, such as details of each of our subsidiary entities in 'tax haven' countries and tax incentives we have been granted by some of our host governments.



The Report complies with a number of different transparency regimes. The information on our payments to governments is set out in accordance with the UK Regulations, which implement the EU Accounting Directive. By issuing the Report, we comply with the Australian Voluntary Tax Transparency Code. Beyond these requirements, this year, we disclose for the first time our profit, number of employees and effective tax rates in the key countries in which we operate.



The full Report in PDF and in XML format has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co. uk/uk/NSM.



They are also available to be downloaded on the BHP website at:

PDF: www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual-reports/ 2018/bhpeconomiccontributionreport2018.pdf



XML format: www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual-reports/ 2018/bhpeconomiccontributionreport2018.xml



BHP is proud of the value we generate and how this contributes to building trust with the communities in which we operate. The economic contribution we make is an important part of this. Our total direct economic contribution for FY2018 was USD33.9 billion. This included payments to suppliers, wages and benefits for our more than 62 000 employees and contractors, dividends, taxes and royalties, and USD77.1 million voluntarily invested in social projects across our host communities.
18-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
The following documents have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

Annual Report 2018

www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpannualreport2018.pdf



Sustainability Report 2018

www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpsustainabilityreport2018.pdf



US Annual Report (Form 20-F)

www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpform20f2018.pdf



Economic Contribution Report 2018

www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpeconomiccontributionreport2018.pdf



XML format of the Economic Contribution Report 2018

www.bhp.com/investor-centre/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpeconomiccontributionreport2018.xml



BHP Billiton Plc Notice of Meeting 2018

www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2018/bhpnoticeofmeetingplc2018.pdf



Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)



Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHP?s website - bhp.com - or using the web links above.

10-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
On 21 August 2018, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay a final dividend of USD63 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018. As noted in the dividend determination on 21 August 2018, the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Dividend Reinvestment Election date, 10 September 2018, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Ltd., which was 31 August 2018.1



The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend USD63 cents per share : Exchange rate in local currency - Dividend per ordinary share

* South African cents : 14.654500 - 923.233500



The dividend will be paid on 25 September 2018.
05-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has entered into an agreement with Guyana Goldfields Inc. (Guyana) to acquire its 6.1 per cent interest in SolGold Plc (SolGold), the majority owner and operator of the Cascabel porphyry copper-gold project in Ecuador.



BHPBill Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, said the investment in SolGold would give BHPBill exposure to a high quality copper exploration project in Ecuador, which is a highly prospective location for BHPBill.



Under the terms of the agreement with Guyana, BHPBill will acquire 103.1 million shares in SolGold. SolGold is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange.



The purchase price payable by BHPBill is 26.592 pence per SolGold share, representing a 20 per cent premium to the 20 day volume-weighted average LSE price of 22.16 pence per share as determined on 4 September 2018.
31-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
On 21 August 2018, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay a final dividend of 63 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is based on the exchange rate on 31 August 2018 and is set out below:

Dividend - USD63 cents per share

Exchange rate - 14.65450

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency South African cents - 923.23350



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Dividend Reinvestment Election Date, being 10 September 2018, and will be announced to the market.



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 5 September 2018 and 7 September 2018, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 31 August 2018 and 7 September 2018, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 25 September 2018.
21-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
The following document has today, 21 August 2018, been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2018



The document may also be accessed via BHP?s website - www.bhp.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/mjvmq9cq
21-Aug-2018
(C)
10-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
BHP has reached an agreement to settle the class action complaint filed in the US District Court of the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of American Depositary Receipts of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc between 25 September 2014 and 30 November 2015(1) in relation to the Samarco dam failure on 5 November 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, BHP has agreed to pay the plaintiffs USD50 million, with no admission of liability. The agreement is subject to approval by the District Court.



Governance Agreement ratified On 25 June 2018, BHP announced that various parties(2) had entered into a Governance Agreement which settles the BRL20 billion Civil Claim, enhances community participation in decisions related to the remediation and compensation programs under the Framework Agreement (Programs), and establishes a process to renegotiate those Programs over two years and to progress settlement of the BRL155 billion Civil Claim.



On 8 August 2018, the 12th Federal Court of Minas Gerais formally ratified the Governance Agreement.



Further information on BHP can be found at bhp.com

(1) In August 2017, the District Court dismissed the claims in part, including the claims against current and former executive officers and directors.

(2) The parties the Governance Agreement include Samarco Mineracao S.A., Vale S.A., BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda, the Federal Government of Brazil, the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais, the Public Prosecutors Office, the Public Defense Office and other public authorities.
07-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates(1) for the 2018 Final Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc are set out below. BHP?s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will operate in respect of the FY2018 final dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com.



2018 final dividend

*Preliminary results announcement and dividend determination - 21 August 2018

*Currency conversion into RAND - 31 August 2018

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. - 4 September 2018

*Ex-dividend date (Johannesburg stock exchanges) - 5 September 2018

*Ex-dividend date (Australian, London and New York(2) stock exchanges) - 6 September 2018

*Record date - 7 September 2018

*Dividend reinvestment election date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges) - 10 September 2018

*Payment date - 25 September 2018



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 5 September and 7 September 2018 (inclusive), and transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 31 August and 7 September 2018 (inclusive).



Any eligible shareholder who wishes to participate in the DRP, or to vary a participation election, should do so in accordance with the timetable set out above or, in the case of shareholdings on the South African branch register of BHP Billiton Plc, in accordance with the instructions of your CSDP. The DRP allocation price will be calculated in each jurisdiction as an average of the price paid for each share actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The allocation price applicable to each exchange will made available at bhp.com/DRP (3).



2018 annual general meetings (AGM)

The 2018 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 11.00 am (London time).



The 2018 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd. will be held in Adelaide on Thursday, 8 November 2018 at 10.00am (Adelaide time) / 10.30am (Melbourne time).
27-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
23-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
BHPBill noted the media reports concerning the Australian class action in relation to the Samarco dam failure.



BHPBill confirms it has been served with a class action proceeding filed in the Federal Court of Australia in Victoria.



BHPBill intends to defend the claim.
29-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has agreed to fund a total of USD211 million (BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) share) in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Minera??o S.A. (Samarco) until 31 December 2018.



An amount of USD158 million will be used to fund the Renova Foundation to undertake the remediation and compensation programs identified under the Framework Agreement dated 2 March 2016 between Samarco, Vale S.A., BHP Brasil, and the Federal Government of Brazil, the States of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo and other public authorities. This amount of USD158 million will be offset against the Group?s provision for the Samarco dam failure.



A short-term facility of up to USD53 million (BHP Brasil?s share) will be made available to Samarco to carry out ongoing repair works, maintain Samarco?s facilities and support restart planning. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required, and subject to achievement of key milestones.
26-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
14-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The BHP board has approved USD2.9 billion (BHP share; USD3.4 billion 100 per cent) (1) in capital expenditure for the South Flank project in the central Pilbara, Western Australia.



BHP President Operations, Minerals Australia, Mike Henry, said the South Flank project will fully replace production from the 80 Mtpa (100 per cent basis) Yandi mine which is reaching the end of its economic life.



The South Flank project expands the existing infrastructure at Mining Area C, and involves construction of an 80 Mtpa crushing and screening plant, an overland conveyor system, stockyard and train loading facilities, procurement of new mining fleet and substantial mine development and pre-strip work.



First ore from South Flank is targeted in the 2021 calendar year, with the project expected to produce ore for more than 25 years.



South Flank iron ore will contribute to an increase in WAIO?s average iron grade from 61 per cent to 62 per cent, and the overall proportion of lump from 25 per cent to approximately 35 per cent. It is expected to have a strip ratio in line with the WAIO average.



In June 2017, BHP approved an initial funding commitment of US$184 million (BHP share), primarily for the expansion of accommodation facilities to support current and future workforce requirements.



The South Flank project will be the major contributor to a material increase in WAIO Total Marra Mamba Ore Reserves, as outlined in Appendix 1 (2).



Further information on BHP can be found at: bhp.com.
15-May-2018
(Official Notice)
The following document has today, 15 May 2018, been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- 2018 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation.



The document may also be accessed via BHP?s website - bhp.com
23-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
The 12th Federal Court in Brazil has approved an additional 66 days for Samarco Minera??o S.A. (Samarco), Vale S.A. (Vale), BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) and the Federal Prosecutors to continue discussions on the negotiation of the framework for the settlement of the Public Civil Claims related to the Samarco dam failure. The extension will end on 25 June 2018. Until that time, the interim security arrangements and the current suspension of legal proceedings will remain in place.
19-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for nine months ended 31 March 2018.



Highlights

- Full year production guidance remains unchanged for Petroleum, Metallurgical Coal and Energy Coal.

- Total Copper production guidance narrowed to between 1,700 and 1,785 kt, however guidance for Olympic Dam reduced to approximately 135 kt following a slower than planned ramp-up after the major smelter maintenance campaign.

- Iron Ore production guidance reduced to between 272 and 274 Mt (100% basis) reflecting car dumper reliability issues.

- Group copper equivalent production is expected to increase by 6% in the 2018 financial year.

- The exit process for Onshore US is progressing to plan, with bids expected by June 2018 and transactions potentially being announced in the first half of the 2019 financial year.

- In Petroleum, we have increased our footprint in the northern extension of the Wildling prospect in the US Gulf of Mexico through the acquisition of 33.33% interest in the Samurai prospect. We have also secured an option to purchase an additional 10% interest in the Scarborough development.

- All major projects under development are tracking to plan.
27-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
22-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP ? Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP?s website - bhp.com
12-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
On 20 February 2018, the board of BHPBill determined to pay an interim dividend of USD55 cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2017. Included in the announcement of the interim dividend determination on 20 February 2018 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, 9 March 2018, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Ltd., which was 2 March 2018. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Exchange rate - Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

* South African cents: 11.857400 - 652.15700



The dividend will be paid on 27 March 2018.
02-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
On 20 February 2018, the board of BHP determined to pay an interim dividend of USD55 cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2017.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 2 March 2018 and is set out below:

*Dividend - USD55 cents per share

*Exchange rate local currency - 11.85740

*Dividend per ordinary share in South African cents - 652.15700



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 9 March 2018, and will be announced to the market.



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 March 2018 and 9 March 2018, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 2 March 2018 and 9 March 2018, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 27 March 2018.

20-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
The following document has today, 20 February 2017, been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Interim Results Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP?s website -bhp.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/kppz68bc
20-Feb-2018
(C)
13-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
As a result of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introducing a reduction in the US Federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as well as other measures, including changes to international tax provisions, BHP expects to recognise an income tax expense of USD1.8 billion which will be treated as an exceptional item. The two main components of this exceptional item are expected to be:

* a non-cash re-measurement of deferred taxes as a result of the reduction in the US Federal corporate income tax rate of USD898 million; and

* a non-cash impairment of foreign tax credits due to reduced forecast utilisation of USD834 million.



The US tax reform will have a positive impact on the Group?s US attributable profits in the longer term mainly due to the lower corporate tax rate.

18-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released an operational review for the half year ended 31 December 2017.



Company highlights

- Full year production and unit cost guidance/(1)/ maintained for Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Energy Coal. At Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO), a record annualised production rate of 284 Mt (100 per cent basis) was achieved for the December 2017 quarter.

- Production guidance for Metallurgical Coal reduced to between 41 and 43 Mt as a result of challenging roof conditions at Broadmeadow, which are expected to continue through the March 2018 quarter, and geotechnical issues triggered by wet weather impacts at Blackwater. Unit cost guidance is also expected to be negatively impacted and is currently under review.

- We continue to release latent capacity across our portfolio, with the Los Colorados Extension project successfully ramped up during the December 2017 quarter.

- In Onshore US, our operated rig count remained at nine during the December 2017 quarter but is expected to fall as we tailor plans to maximise value in the exit process. We continue to progress a number of alternatives to divest our Onshore US assets for value.

- All major projects under development are tracking to plan.

- Underlying EBIT/(2)/ in the December 2017 half year is expected to include impairment charges, predominately related to conveyors at Escondida, in a range of USD250 million to USD350 million.
22-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP has agreed to fund a total of up to USD181 million (BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) share) in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Minera??o S.A. (Samarco) until 30 June 2018.



An amount of USD133 million will be used to fund the Renova Foundation to undertake remediation and compensation programs identified under the agreement dated 2 March 2016 between Samarco, Vale S.A., BHP Brasil and the Brazilian Authorities. This amount will be offset against the Group?s provision for the Samarco dam failure.



An amount of USD48 million will be made available to Samarco. This amount includes a short-term facility of up to USD42 million (BHP Brasil?s share) to carry out ongoing repair works, maintain Samarco?s facilities and support restart planning, and an amount of USD6 million to cover fees payable to experts appointed in connection with the remediation and compensation programs. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required, and subject to achievement of key milestones.
28-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Minerals Australia update and Olympic Dam briefing



The document may also be accessed via BHP?s website - www.bhp.com
21-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Samarco Minera??o S.A. (Samarco) and its shareholders, Vale S.A. (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil), have entered into an agreement (Amendment Agreement) with the Federal Prosecutors? Office in Brazil (Federal Prosecutors) and the Minas Gerais State Prosecutors Office (State Prosecutors). The Amendment Agreement amends the preliminary agreement entered into on 18 January 2017 in relation to the Samarco dam failure (Preliminary Agreement).



The Preliminary Agreement outlines the process and timeline for negotiation of a settlement of the BRL 155 billion (approximately USD47.6 billion) and BRL 20 billion Public Civil Claims (approximately USD6.1 billion) relating to the dam failure (Public Civil Claims). It also provides for the appointment of various experts to advise the Federal Prosecutors.



The Preliminary Agreement suspends a BRL 1.2 billion (approximately USD0.4 billion) injunction order under the BRL 20 billion Public Civil Claim and requests suspension of that claim, with a decision pending. The BRL 155 billion Public Civil Claim is also suspended, including the BRL 7.7 billion (approximately USD2.4 billion) injunction requested by the Federal Prosecutors. Under the Preliminary Agreement, Samarco, Vale and BHP Brasil have provided interim security to the Court.



The Amendment Agreement provides for the State Prosecutors to become a party to the Preliminary Agreement. It also provides for additional community consultation. The Amendment Agreement includes a process for seeking to agree new socioeconomic experts to advise the Federal Prosecutors, and contains some further requirements as to how those experts would conduct their work.



The Amendment Agreement is subject to ratification by the 12th Federal Court. Samarco, Vale, BHP Brasil and the Federal Prosecutors have also jointly requested, and the 12th Federal Court has approved, an additional 150 days, ending on 20 April 2018, for the parties to continue negotiations for the settlement of the Public Civil Claims.



During the 150 day extension period, the interim security arrangements provided to the 12th Federal Court and the current suspension of legal proceedings and injunctions under the Preliminary Agreement will remain in place.
16-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meeting of shareholders of BHP Billiton Ltd. held in Melbourne, Australia on 16 November 2017 and at the meeting of shareholders of BHP Billiton Plc held in London, United Kingdom on 19 October 2017.



As required by the Dual Listed Company Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. Each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006 is provided in Appendix 2.



A copy of the resolutions passed at the closure of the poll has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.





16-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- BHP Billiton Ltd. 2017 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHP?s website: www.bhp.com/- /media/documents/investors/shareholder- information/2017/171116_bhplimited2017agmpresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at: https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/36ogcfe2
31-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
On 18 January 2017, Samarco and its shareholders, Vale SA (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) entered into a preliminary agreement with the Federal Prosecutors? Office in Brazil (Federal Prosecutors) in relation to the Samarco dam failure (Preliminary Agreement).



The Preliminary Agreement outlines the process and timeline for negotiation of a settlement of the BRL 155 billion (approximately USD48.6 billion) and BRL 20 billion (approximately USD6.3 billion) Public Civil Claims relating to the dam failure. The Preliminary Agreement also provides for the appointment of experts to advise the Federal Prosecutors in relation to the environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment, and the negotiation of the settlement of the Public Civil Claims.



The Preliminary Agreement suspends a BRL 1.2 billion (approximately USD0.4 billion) injunction order under the BRL 20 billion Public Civil Claim and requests suspension of that claim, with a decision on suspension from the 12th Court pending. The 12th Court previously suspended the BRL 155 billion Public Civil Claim, including the BRL 7.7 billion (approximately USD2.4 billion) injunction request.



On 30 October 2017, the 12th Court approved the extension of the date for negotiation of the settlement arrangements and an amendment to the Preliminary Agreement to agree on socioeconomic experts to advise the Federal Prosecutors, to 16 November 2017. This extension allows for the continuation of the interim security arrangements provided to the Court on 24 January 2017 and for the continued suspension of the legal proceedings and injunctions.
25-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Malcolm Brinded retired as an independent Non-executive Director of BHPBill on 18 October 2017.
19-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement on 23 August 2017 that Malcolm Brinded has decided not to stand for re-election as a Non-executive Director at the 2017 Annual General Meetings, Mr Brinded will also step down as Chairman of the Sustainability Committee. Malcolm Broomhead has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee from 19 October 2017. Mr Broomhead has been a Non-executive Director of BHP since March 2010.
18-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released an operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2017.

- All production and unit cost guidance remains unchanged for the 2018 financial year.

- Good progress has been made on our latent capacity projects, with first production from the Los Colorados Extension project and the Olympic Dam Southern Mining Area achieved in the September 2017 quarter and the Caval Ridge Southern Circuit project progressing to plan.

- All major projects under development are tracking to plan.

- In Onshore US, our operated rig count increased from five to nine during the September 2017 quarter. Divestment of a small portion of the Hawkville acreage was completed during the quarter, with work underway to exit our remaining Onshore US assets for value.

- In Petroleum exploration, evaluation of the positive drilling results from Wildling-2 is continuing, with a sidetrack also encountering oil in multiple horizons which will assist with establishing the scale of the discovery.
22-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the final results of its US Tender Offers which formed part of a global multi-currency bond repurchase plan launched on 21 August 2017.



BHPBill has used its strong cash position to fund the USD2.9 billion global multi- currency bond repurchase plan. In total, BHPBill spent USD1.9 billion repurchasing Euro and GBP bonds and USD1.0 billion repurchasing US bonds. Early repayment of these bonds has extended BHPBill?s average debt maturity profile and enhanced BHP?s capital structure.



US Tender Offers

BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd. (the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd., today announced the expiration of its previously announced tender offers for an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) of up to USD1,000,000,000 (the Offer Cap) of its USD529,978,000 3.250% Senior Notes due 2021 (the 2021 Notes), its USD859,938,000 2.875% Senior Notes due 2022 (the 2022 Notes) and its USD1,500,000,000 3.850% Senior Notes due 2023 (the 2023 Notes, and together with the 2021 Notes and the 2022 Notes, the Notes) (the Tender Offers).



The Tender Offers were made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated 21 August 2017 (the Offer to Purchase). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.



The Tender Offers expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on 21 September 2017. As announced on 8 September 2017, the Offer Cap of USD1,000,000,000 had been reached as of the Early Tender Date of 7 September 2017.



With the completion of the Tender Offers, the Company will have repurchased an aggregate principal amount of USD923,532,000 of several series of its outstanding notes.
20-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2018 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:



2018 Interim Dividend

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination - 20 February 2018

*Currency conversion into RAND - 2 March 2018

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. - 6 March 2018

*Ex-Dividend Date Johannesburg stock exchange - 7 March 2018

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London and New York stock exchanges) - 8 March 2018

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election date for Australian - London stock exchanges) - 9 March 2018

*Payment Date - 27 March 2018



Please note that BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 and 9 March 2018 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 2 March and 9 March 2018 (inclusive).
20-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

? Annual Report 2017

http://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2017/bhpannualreport2017.pdf



? Sustainability Report 2017

http://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2017/bhpsustainabilityreport2017.pdf



? BHP Billiton Plc Notice of Meeting 2017

http://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2017/bhpnoticeofmeetingplc2017.pdf



? BHP Billiton Plc Supplementary Notice of Meeting 2017

http://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2017/bhpnoticeofmeetingplc2017supplementarynotice.pdf



? Revised Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)



? Revised Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)



The documents (with the exception of the Revised Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHP?s website - bhp.com - or using the web links above.
20-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The Economic Contribution Report (?Report?) for the year ended 30 June 2017 was released today, 20 September 2017. BHPBill has a long-standing commitment to transparency. The company first disclosed details of its tax and royalty payments in 2000 and it has continually updated and expanded its disclosure in the years since. As in prior years, the Report discloses the taxes and royalties it has paid on a country-by-country and project-by-project basis in FY2017. This year, it has also disclosed its total direct economic contribution on a country-by-country basis.



The Report complies with a number of different transparency regimes. The information on the company's payments to governments is set out in accordance with the UK Regulations, which implement the EU Accounting Directive. By issuing the Report, BHPBill complies with the Australian Voluntary Tax Transparency Code. Beyond these requirements, the company voluntarily discloses its total direct economic contribution on a country- by-country basis. The company also provide details of each of its subsidiaries in ?tax haven? countries.



BHPBill's Economic Contribution Report 2017 has today, 20 September 2017, been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM. It is also available to be downloaded on the BHP website at: http://www.bhp.com/-/media/documents/investors/annual- reports/2017/bhpeconomiccontributionreport2017.pdf



BHPBill is proud of the contribution that it makes to its host countries. In FY2017, its total economic contribution was USD26.1 billion which included payments to suppliers, wages and employee benefits, dividends, taxes and royalties. This includes its voluntary contributions to its host communities. In FY2017, BHPBill invested USD72.9 million in communities.



In FY2017, BHPBill paid USD4.7 billion globally in taxes, royalties and other payments. The company's global adjusted effective tax rate was 34 per cent. Once royalties are included, this rate increases to 44 per cent.
19-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
11-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
11-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
On 22 August 2017, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of USD43 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 Ltd., which was 1 September 2017(1). The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend 43 US cents per share

Australian cents

*Exchange rate - 0.812100

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency - 52.949144



British pence

*Exchange rate - 1.319300

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency - 32.593042



New Zealand cents

*Exchange rate - 0.733075

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency - 58.657027



South African cents(1)

*Exchange rate - 12.957600

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency - 557.176800



The dividend will be paid on 26 September 2017.



08-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd. (the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd., announced the early results of its previously announced tender offers for its USD529 978 000 3.250% Senior Notes due 2021 (the 2021 Notes), its USD859 938 000 2.875% Senior Notes due 2022 (the 2022 Notes) and its USD1 500 000,000 3.850% Senior Notes due 2023 (the 2023 Notes, and together with the 2021 Notes and the 2022 Notes, the Notes) (the Tender Offers).



As announced on 31 August 2017, the Company will spend up to USD1 000 000 000 aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) in the Tender Offers (the Offer Cap).



The Tender Offers have been made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated 21 August 2017 (the Offer to Purchase). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.



According to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the tender and information agent for the Tender Offers, USD1 253 824 000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes were validly tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Date and not validly withdrawn. This amount includes USD72 183 000 aggregate principal amount of the 2021 Notes, USD416 054 000 aggregate principal amount of the 2022 Notes and USD765 587 000 aggregate principal amount of the 2023 Notes. The Withdrawal Deadline for the Tender Offers was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 7 September 2017.



The pricing of the Total Consideration for each series of Notes is expected to occur at 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on 8 September 2017. The Company will announce how many Notes of each series were accepted for purchase, according to the Acceptance Priority Levels, immediately following pricing.



The settlement date for the Notes validly tendered prior to or at the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase is expected to be 12 September 2017 (the Early Settlement Date). Holders will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase from the applicable last interest payment date up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.



The Tender Offers are subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, as set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

01-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
On 22 August 2017, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of USD43 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 1 September 2017 and is set out below:

*Dividend per share: USD43 cents

*Exchange rate: 12.95760

*Dividend per ordinary share in South African cents: 557.17680



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 8 September 2017, and will be announced to the market.



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 6 September 2017 and 8 September 2017, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 1 September 2017 and 8 September 2017, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 26 September 2017.





31-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd. (the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd., announced the Offer Cap for the tender offers for its USD529 978 000 3.250% Senior Notes due 2021, its USD859 938 000 2.875% Senior Notes due 2022 and its USD1 500 000 000 3.850% Senior Notes due 2023 (the Tender Offers).



The Offer Cap amount is an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) of the global aggregate cap less the aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued and unpaid interest) of the notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the previously announced tender offers for notes outstanding under BHP?s Euro Medium Term Note Programme (the Euro Tender Offers).



BHP will spend USD1 941 124 380.13 purchasing notes under the Euro Tender Offers.



Following the strong participation in the Euro Tender Offers, BHP is pleased to announce that it has increased the global aggregate cap from USD2 500 000 000 to USD2 941 124 380.13. The Offer Cap amount for the repurchase of Notes in the Tender Offers is therefore USD1000 000 000.



The Tender Offers have been made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated 21 August 2017 (the Offer to Purchase). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

31-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Finance Ltd. (the EMTN Issuer), a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Ltd., announced the pricing and final results (as set forth in the table below) of its previously announced euro bond repurchase plan which targeted: (i) EUR1 250 000 000 2.125% Notes due November 2018 (the 2018 Notes); (ii) EUR600 000 000 Floating Rate Notes due April 2020; (iii) EUR1 250 000 000 2.25% Notes due September 2020; (iv) EUR650 000 000 0.75% Notes due October 2022; (v) EUR750 000 000 3.00% Notes due May 2024; and (vi) GBP750 000 000 3.25% Notes due September 2024 (each being a Series and any notes within any such Series being referred to as Notes). Eligible holders (the Holders) of the Notes were invited by the EMTN Issuer to make offers to tender all or any of their Notes for repurchase for cash (each such invitation an Offer and together the Offers).



The Offers were made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the tender offer memorandum dated 21 August 2017 (the Tender Offer Memorandum). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.



The EMTN Issuer has accepted for purchase the following Notes (which excludes any 2018 Notes) and the table below contains a summary of the final pricing of the Offers. No Pro-Rating Factor will be applied to any of the Series.



The total Final Acceptance Amount for Notes accepted for repurchase in the Offers is USD1 941 124 380.13.



The Settlement Date for the Notes accepted for repurchase in the Offers is expected to be 5 September 2017, the fourth Business Day after the Expiration Deadline, or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.



Holders will also receive Accrued Interest on the Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Offers from (and including) the immediately preceding interest payment date for such Notes to (but excluding) the Settlement Date, in each case determined in accordance with the terms and conditions of the relevant Series.

31-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
23-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Chairman, Jac Nasser, announced the appointment of Terry Bowen and John Mogford to the BHP Board as independent non-executive directors, effective 1 October 2017.



Mr Nasser also announced that, given his involvement in ongoing legal proceedings in Italy relating to his prior employment with Shell, Malcolm Brinded has decided not to stand for re-election as a non-executive director at the 2017 annual general meetings of BHP, with 18 October 2017 to be Mr Brinded?s final day on the board of BHP.



In addition, owing to concerns expressed by some investors, Grant King has decided that he will not stand for election at the 2017 annual general meetings of BHP, and will retire from the board on 31 August 2017.



22-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that the board has approved a global multi-currency bond repurchase plan. The multi-currency plan will comprise two separate transactions, one targeting certain bonds issued under the BHP Euro Medium-Term Notes Programme and another targeting certain bonds issued under the US debt capital markets programme. The multi-currency plan will be subject to a global aggregate cap of USD2.5 billion and will be funded by BHP?s strong USD14.2 billion cash position. Any early repurchase of bonds under either transaction will extend BHP?s average debt maturity profile and enhance the group?s capital structure.



The euro bond repurchase plan will target 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024 euro denominated Notes and 2024 sterling denominated Notes.
22-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2017



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhp.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/gtmv9r4e
22-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that the board has approved a global multi-currency bond repurchase plan. The multi-currency plan will comprise of two separate transactions, one targeting certain bonds issued under BHP?s US debt capital markets programme and another targeting certain bonds issued under the Euro Medium-Term Notes Programme. The multi-currency plan will be subject to a global aggregate cap of USD2.5 billion and will be funded by BHP?s strong USD14.2 billion cash position. Any early repurchase of bonds under either transaction will extend BHP?s average debt maturity profile and enhance the group?s capital structure.



The US bond repurchase plan will target 2021, 2022 and 2023 US dollar denominated Notes.
22-Aug-2017
(C)
17-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval of capital expenditure of USD2.46 billion for the Spence Growth Option (S) at the Spence open-cut copper mine in northern Chile, which will extend the mine life by more than 50 years.



In the first 10 years of operation, incremental production from S will be approximately 185 ktpa of payable copper in concentrate and 4 ktpa of payable molybdenum, with first production expected in the 2021 financial year. The current copper cathode stream will continue until the 2025 financial year. The project will convert 1.3 Bt1 of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources to hypogene sulphide Ore Reserves.



S was rigorously evaluated using BHPBill?s Capital Allocation Framework and, at mid-case consensus prices, has an expected internal rate of return of 16 per cent and an expected payback period of 4.5 years from first production.



The S project will draw on experience developed in the construction of the Organic Growth Project 1 concentrator and desalination plant at Escondida, and create up to 5,000 jobs during the construction phase. The project includes the design, engineering and construction of a conventional large-scale sulphide concentrator for both copper and molybdenum with a 95 ktpd nominal ore throughput capacity.



In addition, S will require a new 1 000 litre per second desalination plant located at Mejillones Bay and a 154 km water pipeline from the plant to the Spence mine site. These will be built and operated by a third party under a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer contract, which has been separately awarded, with nominal, undiscounted value of lease payment obligations over the 20 year contract term totalling USD1.43 billion.
19-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has filed a Form 2016 20-F/A in accordance with US financial reporting requirements under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended). The Form 2016 20-F/A restates BHPBill?s 2016 report on internal controls over financial reporting. Through the group's Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Internal Control Evaluation Program, deficiencies were identified in the controls and processes that were used to determine the impairments of certain Onshore US assets.



The control issue that was identified was confined to the valuation of the Onshore US assets and does not require any change to the carrying values of the Company?s Onshore US assets at 31 December 2016 or any prior period. There is no need for a restatement of any of the Company?s consolidated financial statements or any changes to published reserves or taxes paid, however, a Form 20-F/A is required to update the statements from management and the auditor to reflect the identified issue with the internal controls.



The issue with the internal controls is isolated, and involves complex and technical accounting judgements relating to the specific structure of the relevant acquisitions. A remediation plan has been implemented. We expect to confirm the controls are operating effectively as part of 2017 financial year annual reporting process. BHPBill?s broader internal control environment was sound for the purposes of the financial statements issued in respect of the December 2016 interim results.
19-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the year ended 30 June 2017.



Highlights include:

- Achieved full year production guidance for petroleum and iron ore, with annual production records at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO), Spence and two Queensland Coal mines.

- Lower copper production reflected the impact of industrial action at Escondida and the power outage and unplanned maintenance at Olympic Dam. Lower metallurgical coal volumes as a result of damage to third party rail infrastructure caused by Cyclone Debbie.

- BHPBill expects to achieve full year unit cost guidance at WAIO and Conventional petroleum, however industrial action and Cyclone Debbie have impacted unit costs at Escondida and Queensland Coal respectively.

- Group copper equivalent production expected to increase by 7% in the 2018 financial year.

- In Onshore US, development activity is increasing with up to 10 rigs operating in the 2018 financial year.

- Divestment of non-core Onshore US acreage is progressing, with the sale of a portion of the southern Hawkville anticipated in the September 2017 quarter.

- In Petroleum exploration, drilling of the Wildling-2 appraisal well in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing, with results expected in the September 2017 quarter.

- All major projects under development are tracking to plan.
04-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates1 for the 2017 final dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

*Preliminary results announcement and dividend determination - 22 August 2017

*Currency conversion into Rand - 1 September 2017

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. - 5 September 2017

*Ex-dividend date (Johannesburg stock exchanges) - 6 September 2017

*Ex-dividend date (Australian, London and New York2 stock exchanges) - 7 September 2017

*Record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges) - 8 September 2017

*Payment date - 26 September 2017



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 6 September and 8 September 2017 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 1 September and 8 September 2017 (inclusive).



2017 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2017 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 12 noon (London time).



The 2017 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd. will be held in Melbourne on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 11.00am (Melbourne time).





30-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has approved a total of USD250 million (BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Billiton Brasil) share) in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Minera??o S.A. (Samarco) until 31 December 2017.



The amount of USD174 million will be used to fund the Renova Foundation for remediation and compensation programs identified under the Framework Agreement (described in the Note below) (Programs). This amount will be offset against the Group?s provision for the Samarco dam failure.



A short-term facility of up to USD76 million (BHP Billiton Brasil?s share) will be made available to Samarco to carry out remediation and stablisation work and to support Samarco?s operations. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required, and subject to achievement of key milestones.



Preliminary Agreement

On 18 January 2017, Samarco and its shareholders, Vale S.A. (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil entered into a preliminary agreement with the Federal Prosecutors? Office in Brazil (Federal Prosecutors) in relation to the Samarco dam failure (Preliminary Agreement).



The Preliminary Agreement outlines the process and timeline for negotiation of a settlement of the BRL 155 billion (approximately USD47.5 billion) and BRL 20 billion (approximately USD6.1 billion) Public Civil Claims relating to the dam failure. The Preliminary Agreement also provides for the appointment of experts to advise the Federal Prosecutors in relation to environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment and review of the Programs being implemented by the Renova Foundation under the terms of the Framework Agreement.



The Court has extended the final date for negotiation of a settlement until 30 October 2017, allowing for the continuation of the interim security arrangements provided to the Court on 24 January 2017 and the provision of ongoing expert advice to the Federal Prosecutors in respect of the Programs.



Restart

A restart of operations at Samarco is subject to obtaining separate regulatory approvals and will occur only if safe, economically viable and has the support of the community. Resuming operations would also require government approvals, the granting of licenses by state authorities and the restructure of Samarco?s debt. Accordingly, operations at Samarco are unlikely to restart in CY2017.
19-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
The BHP board has elected Ken MacKenzie to succeed Jac Nasser as chairman.



Mr MacKenzie will assume the role of chairman effective 1 September 2017, following Mr Nasser?s retirement as both chairman and a non-executive director.



The appointment follows a formal chairman succession process led by senior independent director, Shriti Vadera.







16-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do: *2017 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



BHP Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie updated progress on the Company?s roadmap to grow long-term shareholder value on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.



26-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released a operational review for the nine months ended 31 March 2017.



* Record production for the nine month period achieved at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) and five Queensland Coal mines.

* Following 44 days of industrial action at Escondida, copper production guidance reduced to between 1.33 and 1.36 Mt. The commissioning of the Escondida Water Supply project and the planned ramp-up of the Los Colorados Extension project are now expected in the September 2017 quarter.

* As a result of damage to third party rail infrastructure caused by Cyclone Debbie, metallurgical coal production guidance reduced to between 39 and 41 Mt.

* Full year production guidance maintained for petroleum and energy coal. WAIO production guidance narrowed to between 268 and 272 Mt (100% basis).

* At Queensland Coal, the high-return Caval Ridge Southern Circuit latent capacity project was approved and will enable full utilisation of the 10 Mtpa wash-plant with ramp-up early in the 2019 financial year.

* In Onshore US, development activity is increasing with the approval of two additional rigs in the Haynesville, with gas prices hedged to deliver attractive rates of return.

* Divestment of non-core Onshore US acreage is progressing, with the sales process well advanced for up to 50,000 acres of the southern Hawkville. Our Fayetteville field is currently under review and we are considering all options including divestment.

* The Mad Dog Phase 2 Conventional oil development project was approved and a contract was executed with PEMEX Exploration and Production Mexico (Pemex) following the winning bid to acquire a 60% participating interest in, and operatorship, of Trion in Mexico.

* Commercial evaluation of the LeClerc gas discovery in Trinidad and Tobago is ongoing. Drilling of the Wildling appraisal well in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing, which will assist with establishing the scale of the Caicos oil discovery.
13-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
BHPBill 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.
12-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- Response to Elliott Proposals



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
10-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
22-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
13-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
On 21 February 2017, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay an interim dividend of USD40 cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2016. Included in the announcement of the final dividend determination on 21 February 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, 10 March 2017, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Ltd., which was 3 March 2017. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend USD40 cents per share: Exchange rate - Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

* South African cents: 13.126000 - 525.040000



The dividend will be paid on 28 March 2017.
08-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today the final pricing of the Maximum Tender Offers as part of USD2.5 billion bond repurchase plan. BHP Billiton has increased the amount that it will spend repurchasing debt under the Maximum Tender Offers to USD893,918,713.32. This is in addition to approximately USD1.085 billion spent repurchasing debt in the Any and All Offer (including those Any and All Notes validly tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures).



As announced previously, the USD500,000,000 2.050% senior notes due 2018 will also be redeemed as part of the bond repurchase plan. BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Limited (Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton Limited, today announced the pricing as set forth in the table below of its previously announced tender offers for an aggregate purchase price of up to USD893,918,713.32 (excluding accrued interest) (Maximum Tender Offer Cap) of its USD1,250,000,000 3.250% senior notes due 2021 (2021 Notes), its USD1,000,000,000 2.875% senior notes due 2022 (2022 Notes) and its USD1,500,000,000 3.850% senior notes due 2023 (2023 Notes, and together with the 2021 Notes and the 2022 Notes, the Notes) (Maximum Tender Offers). As of the Early Tender Date, the increased Maximum Tender Offer Cap of USD893,918,713.32 aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued interest) had been reached.

the guaranteed delivery procedures.

07-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
03-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
On 21 February 2017, the board of BHP Billiton determined to pay an interim dividend of USD40 cents per share for the half year ended 31 December 2016.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 3 March 2017 and is set out below:

*Dividend per share - USD40 cents

*Exchange rate - 13.12600

*Dividend per ordinary share in - 525.04000 South African cents



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 10 March 2017, and will be announced to the market.



BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 8 March 2017 and 10 March 2017, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 3 March 2017 and 10 March 2017, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 28 March 2017.



28-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today, 28 February 2016, the final results of the Any and All Offer as part of its USD2.5 billion bond repurchase plan.



BHP Billiton will spend USD1 086 081 286.68 repurchasing debt under the Any and All Offer and will spend up to USD863 918 713.32 repurchasing debt in the Maximum Tender Offers. As announced previously, the USD500 000 000 2.050% senior notes due 2018 will be redeemed as part of the bond repurchase plan.



BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, announced the results of its previously announced tender offer for any and all of its outstanding USD1 750 000 000 6.500% senior notes due 2019 (Any and All Notes) (Any and All Offer) and the Maximum Tender Offer Cap for the tender offer for its USD1 250 000 000 3.250% senior notes due 2021, its USD1 000 000 000 2.875% senior notes due 2022 and its USD1 500 000 000 3.850% senior notes due 2023 (Maximum Tender Offers and, together with the Any and All Offer, Tender Offers), which is an aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued interest) of up to USD1 950 000 000 less the aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued interest) of the Any and All Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase in the Any and All Offer (Maximum Tender Offer Cap).

28-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today, 28 February 2016, the pricing of the Any and All Offer as part of its USD2.5 billion bond repurchase plan.



BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, announced the pricing as set out in the table detailed in the relevant SENS note of its previously announced tender offer for any and all of its outstanding USD1 750 000 000 6.500% senior notes due 2019 (Any and All Notes) (Any and All Offer).



The Any and All Offer has been made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase, dated 21 February 2017 (Offer to Purchase), and the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery (together, Tender Offer Documents). Terms not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Documents.



The Any and All Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 27 February 2017 (such time and date, the Expiration Date). Any and All Notes tendered may be withdrawn prior to or at, but not after, 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 27 February 2017. Holders of Any and All Notes are required to validly tender and not validly withdraw their Any and All Notes prior to or at the Expiration Date to be eligible to receive the Total Consideration.



The Any and All Offer is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, as set forth in the Tender Offer Documents.
21-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that the board has approved a bond repurchase plan of up to USD2.5 billion. The plan will target 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 US dollar denominated notes and be funded by BHP Billiton?s strong USD14 billion cash position. Early repayment of these bonds will extend the Group?s average debt maturity profile and enhance BHP Billiton?s capital structure.



BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd. announces offers to purchase up to USD1 950 000 000 aggregate purchase price (excluding accrued interest) of the 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 notes, and the redemption of its USD500 000 000 2.050% senior notes due 2018.
21-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- BHP Billiton Interim Results Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/9z6ohcy5
21-Feb-2017
(C)
16-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, announced the appointment of Grant King to the BHP Billiton Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 1 March 2017.



Pat Davies, who has been a Non-executive Director of BHP Billiton since June 2012, will retire from the Board, with effect from 6 April 2017, to focus on his family business and to pursue other interests.
09-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that the Board has approved expenditure of USD2.2 billion for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico.



BHP Billiton holds a 23.9 per cent participating interest in the Mad Dog field. BP, the operator, holds a 60.5 per cent participating interest, and Union Oil Company of California, an affiliate of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., holds the remaining 15.6 per cent participating interest. During the fourth quarter of 2016, BP sanctioned the Mad Dog Phase 2 project.



Mad Dog Phase 2, located in the Green Canyon area in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a southern and southwestern extension of the existing Mad Dog field. The project includes a new floating production facility with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day from up to 14 production wells. Production is expected to begin in the 2022 financial year.
25-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
19-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
06-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it submitted the winning bid to acquire a 60 per cent participating interest in and operatorship of blocks AE-0092 and AE-0093 containing the Trion discovery located in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico offshore Mexico. PEMEX Exploration - Production Mexico (Pemex) will retain a 40 per cent interest in the blocks. Pemex estimates the gross recoverable resource to be 485 MMboe. Subject to satisfaction of conditions (including the obtaining of government approvals), it is anticipated that the relevant agreements would be finalised and signed within 90 days.



BHP Billiton?s bid for Trion includes an upfront cash payment of USD62.4 million and a commitment to a Minimum Work Program (estimated to be up to a maximum of USD320 million).



Should BHP Billiton and Pemex agree to progress the project beyond the Minimum Work Program, BHP Billiton would be required to invest the remainder of the USD570 million Minimum Work Contribution (which includes the Minimum Work Program spend) and a USD624 million cash contribution (which comprises the upfront cash payment of USD62.4 million already paid and the balance of USD561.6 million as a future carry for Pemex). BHP Billiton?s bid also includes a commitment to an additional royalty of 4%.
25-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton has approved further financial support for Samarco.



The amount of USD181 million has been approved to fund the remediation and compensation programs identified under the Framework Agreement (Agreement) which the Renova Foundation governs and oversees. This amount of USD181 million will be offset against the Group?s provision of USD1.2 billion, recognised as at 30 June 2016.



In addition, a short-term facility of up to USD115 million will be made available to Samarco to carry out remediation and stabilisation work and to support Samarco?s operations. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required and subject to the achievement of key milestones. The short-term facility allows BHP Billiton Brasil to preserve the value of its investment as options for restart continue to be assessed. A restart of Samarco operations is important for Samarco, BHP Billiton Brasil, Vale, the local communities and for the Brazilian economy. Restart will occur only if it is safe and economic to do so and the necessary approvals have been obtained from Brazilian authorities. BHP Billiton Brasil continues to work through options for restart with Vale and Samarco.
17-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited held in Brisbane, Australia on 17 November 2016 and BHP Billiton Plc held in London, United Kingdom on 20 October 2016. As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. Each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom?s Companies Act 2006 is provided in Appendix 2. A copy of the resolutions passed at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

17-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- BHP Billiton Ltd. 2016 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHP Billiton?s website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/shareholderinfo/2016/1 61117_bhpbillitonlimited2016agmpresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/e6v6n386



Further information can be found at bhpbilliton.com.
17-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Please find addresses to shareholders to be delivered by the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer at BHP Billiton Ltd.?s Annual General Meeting today in Brisbane, Australia.



The meeting will be webcast at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/e6v6n386



As part of the Dual Listed Company structure of the Group, the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meetings will be determined by polls. The poll results will be released to the market after the conclusion of BHP Billiton Limited?s Annual General Meeting.



Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
21-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton notes the statement by the Ministerio P?blico Federal of Brazil (Federal Prosecutors Office) that it has filed criminal charges before the Federal Courts of Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, against BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda. (BHP Billiton Brasil) and certain employees and former employees of BHP Billiton (Affected Individuals).



The company is yet to receive formal notification of these proceedings.



BHP Billiton Brasil rejects outright the charges against the company and the Affected Individuals. BHP Billiton will defend the charges against the company, and fully support each of the Affected Individuals in their defence of the charges against them.
20-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- BHP Billiton Plc 2016 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHP Billiton?s website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/shareholderinfo/2016/1 61020_bhpbillitonplc2016agmpresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/cc9wkuct
20-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Please find attached in the relevant SENS note addresses to shareholders to be delivered by the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer at BHP Billiton Plc?s Annual General Meeting today, 20 October 2016, in London.



The meeting will be webcast at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/cc9wkuct



As part of the Dual Listed Company structure of the Group, the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meetings will be determined by polls. The poll results will not be known until the conclusion of BHP Billiton Limited?s Annual General Meeting which will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 17 November 2016. The results will then be released to the market.



Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
19-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2016. Highlights include:

- All production and unit cost guidance remains unchanged for the 2017 financial year, however guidance for Olympic Dam is under review following a state-wide power outage in South Australia.

- Good progress continues on the Group?s capital-efficient latent capacity options with the ramp-up of the Spence Recovery Optimisation project and additional capacity at Jimblebar during the period, and first production from the Los Colorados Extension project anticipated late in the 2017 financial year.

- All four major projects under development are tracking to plan.

- In Petroleum, positive drilling results were reported following the discovery of oil in multiple horizons at the Caicos exploration well in the Gulf of Mexico.

- The group continues to optimise their portfolio of high-quality assets with the announced sale of 50 per cent of our interest in the undeveloped Scarborough area gas fields and completion of the IndoMet Coal and Navajo Coal divestments. We also entered into an agreement with the New South Wales Government to cease progression of the Caroona Coal project.
05-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* 2016 Petroleum Investor Briefing



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
21-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
The 2016 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 20 October 2016 as previously announced. The starting time has been revised to 12 noon (London time). Prior to the BHPBill AGM, a Shareholder Information Session will be held at the QEII Centre from 10.30am to 11.30am.



The 2016 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd. will be held in Brisbane on Thursday, 17 November 2016 as previously announced. The starting time has been revised to 11.00am (Brisbane time). Prior to the BHP Billiton Ltd. AGM, a Shareholder Information Session will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am.



The purpose of the Shareholder Information Sessions, which will be led by the Chief Executive Officer (supported by some of the Company?s other senior executives), is to provide shareholders with an opportunity to discuss issues in greater detail with senior executives. A short presentation will be made by the senior executives on community issues, developments with Samarco and climate change, followed by a shareholder Q-A session.



2017 Interim Dividend

The proposed dates for the 2017 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are as follows:

* Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination : 21 February 2017

* Currency conversion into Rand : 3 March 2017

* Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. : 7 March 2017

* Ex-Dividend Date (New York and Johannesburg stock exchanges) : 8 March 2017

* Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - London stock exchange) : 9 March 2017

* Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election date for Australian - London stock exchanges): 10 March 2017

* Payment Date : 28 March 2017
21-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill Chairman, Jac Nasser, announced that John Schubert will retire from the Board at the conclusion of the BHP Billiton Ltd. Annual General Meeting in November 2016. Dr Schubert will step down as Chairman of the Sustainability Committee with effect from 22 September 2016 but will remain a member of the Sustainability Committee until his retirement.



Malcolm Brinded has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee with effect from 22 September 2016. Mr Brinded has been a Non- executive Director of BHPBill since April 2014.
21-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
The following documents have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

- Annual Report 2016: www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2016/bhpbillitonannualreport2016.pdf

- Sustainability Report 2016: www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2016/bhpbillitonsustainabilityreport2016.pdf

- Form 20-F: www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2016/bhpbillitonform20f2016.pdf

- Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016 - BHP Billiton Plc: www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2016/bhpbillitonnoticeofmeetingplc2016.pdf

- Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)

- Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.
02-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
On 16 August 2016, the Board of BHP Billiton determined to pay a final dividend of 14 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2016. Included in the announcement of the final dividend determination on 16 August 2016 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, 2 September 2016, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Limited, which was 26 August 2016(1). The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend 14 US cents per share

*Australian cents: exchange rate 0.755900 : dividend 18.520968

*British pence: exchange rate1.325700: dividend 10.560459

*New Zealand cents : exchange rate 0.728578 : dividend 19.215513

*South African cents(1): exchange rate14.18100 : dividend 198.534000



The dividend will be paid on 20 September 2016.

30-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
26-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
On 16 August 2016, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay a final dividend of USD14 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2016. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 26 August 2016 and is set out below:



Dividend USD14 cents per share - Exchange rate - Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

* South African cents - 14.181000 - 198.534000



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 2 September 2016, and will be announced to the market.
16-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2016



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/fga4tpfi
16-Aug-2016
(C)
10-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the appointment of Ken MacKenzie to the BHPBill Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 22 September 2016.
28-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it will recognise a provision in the range of USD1.1 billion to USD1.3 billion, which is approximately equivalent to a 50 per cent share of the current estimate of Samarco?s funding obligations under the terms of the Framework Agreement (Agreement) entered into on 2 March 2016. This reflects the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the nature and timing of a potential restart of Samarco?s operations. The associated income statement charge will be recognised as an exceptional item in the June 2016 half-year, together with direct costs of approximately USD100 million (post tax).



Samarco and its shareholders continue to believe that the Agreement provides an effective long-term framework to remediate and compensate for the impacts of the Samarco dam failure. The Foundation provided for under the Agreement has been established to deliver the socioeconomic and environmental programs outlined in the Agreement.



The BHPBill Board of Directors also approved USD134 million to support the Foundation to allow the continuation of reparatory and compensatory programs. This amount will be offset against the provision recognised.



A further short-term facility of up to USD116 million is being made available to Samarco to carry out remediation and stabilisation work and to support Samarco?s operations. Funds will be released to Samarco only as required and subject to the achievement of key milestones.



The short-term facility announced today will preserve the value of BHPBill?s investment while we continue to monitor developments. The safe restart of the Samarco operations remains an important priority, along with the restructure of Samarco?s debt.
20-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the year ended 30 June 2016.



Highlights

- Exceeded full year production guidance for petroleum, copper and metallurgical coal, and achieved record full year production at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO).

- Expect to achieve full year unit cost guidance at our major assets, with unit costs forecast to decline further next year.

- In Petroleum, exploration drilling has commenced in Trinidad and Tobago and in the Gulf of Mexico following positive results at Shenzi North during the year.

- The Los Colorados Extension project was approved by the Escondida Owners Council with first production expected in the second half of the 2017 financial year.

- Four major projects under development are tracking to plan.

- Underlying attributable profit(1) in the June 2016 half year is expected to include additional charges of up to USD175 million.
01-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2016 Final Dividend of BHPBill are as follows:



2016 Final Dividend

* Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination : 16 August 2016

* Currency conversion into Rand : 26 August 2016

* Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd : 30 August 2016

* Ex-Dividend Date (New York and Johannesburg stock exchanges) : 31 August 2016

* Ex-Dividend Date (Australian and London stock exchanges) : 1 September 2016

* Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges): 2 September 2016

* Payment Date : 20 September 2016



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 31 August and 2 September 2016 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 26 August and 2 September 2016 (inclusive).



2016 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2016 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 11.00am (London time).
01-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
On 2 March 2016, BHP Billiton announced that an agreement had been entered into between Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco), Vale S.A (Vale) and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHP Billiton Brasil) with the Federal Government of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities (Brazilian Authorities) (Framework Agreement).



The Framework Agreement provides for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure on 5 November 2015 and suspension of the civil public claim commenced on 30 November 2015 by the Brazilian Authorities against Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil which sought the establishment of a fund of up to BRL20 billion in aggregate for clean-up costs and damages relating to the dam failure.



The Framework Agreement was subject to ratification by the courts in Brazil. On 5 May 2016, the Framework Agreement was ratified by the Federal Court of Appeal in Brasilia. The Federal Prosecutors? Office appealed against the ratification of the Framework Agreement. On 30 June 2016, the Superior Court of Justice in Brazil issued an interim order suspending the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal to ratify the Framework Agreement.



The effect of the interim order of the Superior Court of Justice is to reinstate the BRL20 billion public civil claim made by the Brazilian Authorities against Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil. BHP Billiton Brasil intends to appeal the decision of the Superior Court of Justice. In the meantime, Samarco will continue to support the long-term recovery of the communities and environment affected by the dam failure.
27-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

- Citigroup Mining Exploration Day Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
21-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill outlined the path for its Coal business to improve returns by unlocking productivity, reducing costs and releasing latent capacity.



President Operations Minerals Australia, Mike Henry, told investors at a Coal briefing that the Company saw significant opportunity to further increase the competitiveness of its coal operations ? both in terms of costs and volumes. ?Rather than waiting for higher prices, we have been deliberate in shaping a quality, focused portfolio that allows us to deliver value in challenging market conditions and positions us well for an expected longer-term improvement in coal market fundamentals,? Mr Henry said. BHP Billiton?s Coal business has delivered over USD3 billion of productivity gains since 2012 and is targeting another USD600 million by the end of the 2017 financial year.



?While cost compression has been evident across the industry, we continue to work hard under our new operating model to improve our performance,? Mr Henry said. ?Even in today?s difficult environment, all of our operations remain cash positive.?



BHPBill can also grow its Coal business by releasing low-cost, latent capacity as well as by exercising high quality growth options if market conditions call for it. The Group?s strong position in coal will be further supported by improving market dynamics.



?The developing world needs steel, steel needs coking coal, and we have the strongest resource position in the seaborne market,? Mr Henry said. ?Against the backdrop of greater uncertainty in the outlook for thermal coal, we are confident that base demand in emerging economies will remain resilient for decades to come and our higher quality coals position us well in an increasingly carbon constrained world.?
10-May-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*2016 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



06-May-2016
(Official Notice)
On 2 March 2016, BHPBill announced that Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco), Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHP Billiton Brasil) had entered into an agreement (Agreement) with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities (Brazilian Authorities) for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure. On 5 May 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal in Brasilia ratified the Agreement.



The Agreement provides a framework that Samarco, its shareholders and the Brazilian Authorities agree is the best way of managing the ongoing response to the Samarco tragedy. The Agreement creates a Foundation that will put in place a comprehensive range of programs to address the social, economic and environmental consequences of the dam failure. The programs will be informed by science and reflect the needs of the community.



BHPBill?s previous announcement on the framework agreement is available here: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/investors/news/samarco-agreement-reached-with- brazilian-authorities.
04-May-2016
(Official Notice)
The Federal Public Prosecution Service has announced that it has commenced proceedings against Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco), Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil LTDA (BHP Billiton Brasil) for BRL155 billion (approximately USD43 billion at current exchange rates) for social, environmental and economic compensation in relation to the failure of the Fund?o tailings dam at the Samarco iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil on 5 November 2015.



BHPBill has not received formal notice of the claim. BHPBill remains committed to helping Samarco to rebuild the community and restore the environment affected by the failure of the dam. To this end, on 2 March 2016 BHPBill announced that Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil entered into an agreement with the Federal Attorney General of Brazil, the States of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais and certain other public authorities for the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the Samarco dam failure.



The Agreement provides a long-term remedial and compensation framework for responding to the impact of the Samarco tragedy. It incorporates a requirement for community consultation on the remediation projects and compensation.



Pursuant to the Agreement, Samarco, Vale and BHP Billiton Brasil have established a Foundation that would develop and execute environmental and socio-economic programs to remediate and provide compensation for damage caused by the dam failure. The remediation and compensation projects will be informed by technical and scientific studies conducted by global experts. Pursuant to the Agreement an Inter- Federative Committee (IFC) has been established, which comprises 12 government representatives at Federal, State and Municipal level. The IFC would validate program designs, and review progress and achievement of the objectives of the remediation and compensation programs.



The Agreement remains subject to Court approval. We believe that the Agreement (once approved by the Court) provides the long-term remedial and compensation framework for responding to the impact of the Samarco tragedy and the appropriate platform for the parties to work together.
20-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released an Operational Review for the nine months ended 31 March 2016. Highlights include:

* On track to deliver an average unit cost improvement of 14% across our major assets as productivity gains continue to be realised.

* Full year production guidance maintained for Petroleum, Copper and Coal.

* Guidance at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) reduced by 10 Mt to approximately 260 Mt (100% basis) as a result of adverse weather and the initiation of an accelerated rail network maintenance program.

* In Petroleum, a USD640 million exploration program is now planned for the 2016 financial year to fund additional access and testing of our future growth opportunities.

* Four major projects under development are tracking to plan. The Escondida Bioleach Pad Extension project was completed as planned during the March 2016 quarter.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: bhpbilliton.com
14-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
On 23 February 2016, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2015 of USD16 cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 11 March 2016, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd., which was 4 March 2016. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend USD16 cents per share - Exchange rate in local currency - Dividend per ordinary share

* Australian cents : 0.748800 - 21.367521

* British pence : 1.439500 - 11.114970

* New Zealand cents : 0.668810 - 23.923087

* South African cents : 15.651200 - 250.419200



The dividend will be paid on 31 March 2016.
08-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Global Iron Ore - Steel Forecast Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
04-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
On 23 February 2016, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2015 of USD16 cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is based on the exchange rate on 4 March 2016 and is set out below:



Dividend 16 USD cents per share: Exchange rate - Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

* South African cents : 15.651200 - 250.419200



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 11 March 2016, and will be announced to the market. BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 and 11 March 2016, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 4 and 11 March 2016, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on 31 March 2016.
03-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill notes the announcement on 3 March 2016, by Moody?s Investors Service that it has lowered the credit ratings of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill from A1 to A3 negative outlook. The rating on BHPBill?s senior unsecured medium term note program has been lowered from (P)A1 to (P)A3. The subordinated note ratings of BHP Billiton Finance (USA) Ltd. and BHP Billiton Finance Ltd. have been lowered from A3 to Baa2. BHPBill remains committed to maintaining its strong balance sheet through the cycle.
03-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
01-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, addressed the BMO Conference in Florida. A copy of the speech can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
26-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
As announced on 30 November 2015, the Federal Attorney General, the States of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais and other public authorities have commenced a public civil claim, seeking the establishment of a fund for clean-up costs and damages relating to the Samarco dam failure. As referred to in the BHPBill results for the half year ended 31 December 2015, BHP Billiton Brasil, Samarco and Vale S.A. are in negotiations with the Brazilian Government in relation to that claim.



There has been speculation in the press that a settlement has been reached with the Brazilian authorities concerning the claim. Significant progress has been made with the negotiations, and we are hopeful that an agreement will be reached. If and when that happens, an announcement will be made at that time. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: bhpbilliton.com
23-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
23-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Interim Results Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/6fshu74d
23-Feb-2016
(C)
02-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill noted the announcement on 1 February 2016, by Standard - Poor?s that it has lowered the credit ratings of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill from A+ to A. The rating on BHPBill?s senior secured notes has been lowered from A+ to A and subordinated notes from A- to BBB+.



BHPBill has also been placed on ?CreditWatch with negative implications? and Standard - Poor?s has advised it aims to resolve the CreditWatch after the release of BHPBill?s Results for the half year ended 31 December 2015. BHP Billiton has the strongest credit rating in the sector and remains committed to maintaining its strong balance sheet through the cycle. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: bhpbilliton.com.
20-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the half year ended 31 December 2015.

* Further productivity improvements supported the robust production performance across our operated assets during the period.

* Full year production guidance maintained for Petroleum, Copper and Coal.

* Guidance at Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) maintained at 270 Mt (100% basis) as continued productivity is expected to offset one-off operational issues from the December quarter. Total iron ore guidance reduced by 10 Mt to 237 Mt due to the suspension of production at Samarco.

* Four major projects under development are tracking to plan. The North West Shelf Greater Western Flank-A petroleum project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule. The Greater Western Flank-B project was approved during the period.

* Underlying attributable profit(1) in the December 2015 half year is expected to include additional charges in a range of approximately USD300 million to USD450 million (detail presented on page 2).



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: bhpbilliton.com
15-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
BHPBill expects to recognise an impairment charge of approximately USD4.9 billion post-tax (or approximately USD7.2 billion pre-tax) against the carrying value of its Onshore US assets. This charge will be recognised as an exceptional item in the financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2015.



The impairment follows the bi-annual review of the Company?s asset values and reflects changes to price assumptions, discount rates and development plans which have more than offset substantial productivity improvements. The impairment will reduce Onshore US net operating assets to approximately USD16 billion. The oil and gas industry has recently experienced significant volatility and much weaker prices.



The US gas price remains low as industry-wide productivity improvements have resulted in higher than expected supply at lower cost. BHPBill has previously suspended development of its dry gas acreage. The Company has now also reduced its medium and long-term gas price assumptions. In addition, the oil price has fallen by more than 30 per cent over the last three months following the disruption of OPEC and stronger than anticipated non-OPEC production. Although we expect prices to improve from their current lows, we have reduced our oil price assumptions for the short to medium term. Our long-term price assumptions continue to reflect the market?s attractive supply and demand fundamentals.



The increased volatility in prices has also increased the discount rates applied by BHPBill, which has a significant flow through impact on the Company?s assessment of its Onshore US asset value. The Group will reduce the number of operated rigs in its Onshore US business from seven to five in the March 2016 quarter. This will comprise three rigs in the Black Hawk and two rigs in the Permian. Beyond this, investment and development plans for the remainder of the 2016 financial year are under review, with a focus on preserving cash flow. The broader carrying value assessment of the Group?s assets will be finalised in conjunction with the interim financial results to be released on 23 February 2016.
22-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
03-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton advised that the Copper site tour will conclude on Thursday, 3 December 2015 with a tour of its Spence operations. The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Copper Briefing and Site Tour Presentation Day 3



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
02-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton advised that the Copper site tour will continue on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 with a tour of its Escondida operations.



The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

? Copper Briefing and Site Tour Presentation Day 2



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
01-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBilli President, Copper, Danny Malchuk, will host a Copper briefing and site tour on Tuesday, 1 December 2015. The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Copper Briefing and Site Tour Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com

30-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
The results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited held in Perth, Australia on 19 November 2015 and BHP Billiton Plc held in London, United Kingdom on 22 October 2015 are available. As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. With the exception of resolutions 10, 11 and 12 which are Class Rights Actions each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom?s Companies Act 2006 is provided in Appendix 2.



A copy of the resolutions passed including those constituting special business (being resolutions 10 to 14) at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.







19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Carlos Cordeiro will retire as an independent non-executive Director of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton with effect as of today, 19 November 2015.



As part of a dual listed company structure, the Group voluntarily notifies all stock exchanges on which either BHP Billiton or BHP Billiton Ltd. have primary or secondary listings, all those interests of directors of both entities in the securities of both entities (and changes to those interests) which are required to be disclosed under the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules, the Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom Listing Authority, the Australian Corporations Act, the United Kingdom Companies Acts and the Group?s Securities Dealing document.



The information required to be made available under Section 430(2B) of the UK Companies Act 2006 in relation to Carlos Cordeiro?s retirement is on the final page of this document. This information will also be made available on the BHP Billiton website.



BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton confirm that Mr Cordeiro retired as a non-executive Director of the company with effect from 19 November 2015. 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 2016 will include the remuneration earned by Mr Cordeiro during his appointment as a non-executive Director for the financial year ending 30 June 2016.



Mr Cordeiro 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 payable for the period from 1 July 2015 to 19 November 2015.
19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do :

? BHP Billiton Limited 2015 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHP Billiton?s website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/shareholderinfo/2015/1511 19_BHPBillitonLtd2015AGMPresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/bhdrzc2i



Further information can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
17-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released a copy of the briefing statement by BHPBill CEO, Andrew Mackenzie to investors and analysts on the incident at the Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco) iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil.



The audio recording of the briefing and the transcript will be available on the BHPBill website. Further updates will be provided when information becomes available.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
13-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
This update provides further information on the incident at the Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco) iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil on Thursday, 5 November 2015. Each of BHPBill and Vale holds a 50 percent interest in Samarco. Samarco has advised that, at this stage, there are nine fatalities. Samarco has also advised that four people previously unaccounted for have been found and 19 people remain unaccounted for.



BHPBill?s immediate priority is the welfare of the Samarco workforce and the community. The local authorities have advised that through the emergency response, 637 people have been evacuated and temporary accommodation has been provided. Samarco and authorities are providing water and food aid to affected communities.



BHPBill and Vale have pledged to support Samarco in establishing an emergency fund for community support and rebuilding works. It is our intention to work with the authorities to ensure that this fund is functioning as soon as practicable. Minimising the environmental impact of this incident is also a priority and an Environmental Recovery Plan is to be developed by Samarco with the support of an external expert.



At this stage, the tailings extend 440 kilometres downstream and 11 communities have been affected. Samarco has put in place a water monitoring program for the ongoing analysis of the water quality of the Gualaxo do Norte, Carmo and Doce Rivers. Samarco is working with relevant authorities to manage river water quality and ensure availability of potable water.



Samarco employees have been put on paid leave and options are being considered by Samarco for managing the workforce longer term. Samarco is continuing to monitor the impacted tailings facilities, including the Germano dam. In conjunction with independent experts, Samarco is developing a plan to reinforce the dam structures and stabilise the area. Samarco operations were immediately stopped following the incident and Samarco?s operating licence has been suspended. The Samarco operations will remain suspended as authorities commence investigations and rectification work plans are developed.



Samarco and representatives of BHPBill and Vale are meeting with lead insurers in Brazil this week.



Further updates will be provided when information becomes available. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
12-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill CEO, Andrew Mackenzie, and Vale CEO, Murilo Ferreira, gave a joint statement regarding the incident at the Samarco joint venture iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
09-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
This update provides further information on the incident at the Samarco Minera??o S.A (Samarco) iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil on Thursday, 5 November 2015. Each of BHPBill and Vale holds a 50 percent interest in Samarco.



The Samarco operations include a three tiered tailings dam complex. Within this complex, the Fund?o dam failed and the downstream Santar?m dam has been affected. This resulted in a significant release of mine tailings, flooding the community of Bento Rodrigues and impacting other communities downstream. The third dam in the complex, the Germano dam, is being monitored by Samarco. At this time, there is no confirmation of the causes of the tailings release.



BHPBill?s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, will go to Brazil this week to understand first-hand the human, environmental and operational impacts of the incident. Meanwhile, BHPBill has offered its full support to help the immediate rescue efforts and to assist with the investigation.



BHPBill?s immediate priority is the welfare of the Samarco workforce and the local communities.



Details are still emerging in relation to the Samarco employees and contractors impacted by the incident. At this stage, Samarco has advised that there is at least one confirmed fatality with a further 13 members of the workforce missing. The number of people in the communities impacted by the incident is yet to be confirmed, but the local authorities have reported that, at this stage, there are at least 15 people from the communities unaccounted for.



BHPBill will continue to work with Samarco (operator), Vale, the local communities, local authorities, regulators and insurers to assess the full impact of this tragic incident. Further updates will be provided as soon as more information becomes available.



The Samarco operations have the capacity to produce 30.5 Mtpa of iron ore pellets and to process 32 Mtpa of concentrate. In the 2015 financial year, BHPBill?s share of production was 14.5 Mt and the contribution from Samarco was approximately 3 per cent of the BHPBill Group?s Underlying EBIT.



Following this incident, BHPBill?s iron ore production guidance for the 2016 financial year is under review. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
06-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill understands that a serious incident has occurred at Samarco Minera??o S.A?s iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil. BHPBill holds a 50% interest in that entity. Samarco Minera??o S.A is the operator. BHPBill is concerned for the safety of employees and the local community. BHPBill are in the process of obtaining more details from Samarco Minera??o S.A. and will provide updated information on the situation as soon as we are in a position to do so.
27-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Plc advises that Malcolm Broomhead, Director of BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd, has been appointed to the Board of Orica Ltd with effect from 1 December 2015 and as Chairman of the Board of Orica Ltd with effect from 1 January 2016.
22-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHPBill 2015 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHPBill?s website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/shareholderinfo/2015/1 51022_BHPBillitonPlc2015AGMPresentation.pdf. The meeting will be webcast at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/2yr4dgdf. Further information can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
21-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Operational Review for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2015



Highlights include

*Production guidance maintained across all businesses.

*Petroleum capital expenditure of USD2.9 billion now planned for the 2016 financial year, a 6% decline from prior guidance of USD3.1 billion.

*Four major projects under development are tracking to plan.

*The Group continues to pursue high-quality oil plays with additional prospective acreage acquired in the Beagle sub-basin in Western Australia and the Western Gulf of Mexico.

*Approval received for the extension of operational permits for Cerro Colorado until 2023.

*In October, BHPBill priced multi-currency hybrid notes in the Euro, Sterling and US Dollar markets.
14-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton President Marketing, Arnoud Balhuizen outlined how the company?s Marketing organisation is uniquely positioned to create value for shareholders by building on BHP Billiton?s scale, diversification and high quality products. Mr Balhuizen highlighted how the Marketing organisation:



* Connects the company?s resources to market, using its technical and commercial expertise to ensure products are placed with the right customers for the best price.

* Increases efficiency across the supply chain, maximising the returns from existing infrastructure investments.

* Provides deep economic and commodity market insight to guide the company?s strategic investment decisions.

* Improves productivity across the portfolio by using its centralised model to help rapidly replicate best practice.



Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
23-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

*Annual Report 2015 http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2015/bhpbillitonannualreport2015.pdf

*Sustainability Report 2015 http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2015/bhpbillitonsustainabilityreport2015.pdf

*Form 20-F http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2015/bhpbillitonform20f2015.pdf

*Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015 - BHPBill http://www.bhpbilliton.com/
/media/bhp/documents/investors/annual- reports/2015/bhpbillitonnoticeofmeetingplc2015.pdf

*Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)

*Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.
23-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2016 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:



2016 Interim Dividend

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination: 23 February 2016

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into RAND: 4 March 2016

*Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg Stock Exchange): 7 March 2016

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - New York(2) stock exchanges): 9 March 2016

*Ex-Dividend Date (London Stock Exchange): 10 March 2016

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election date for Australian - London stock exchanges): 11 March 2016

*Payment Date: 31 March 2016



Please note that BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 and 11 March 2016 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 4 March and 11 March 2016 (inclusive).
22-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton has announced that it will undertake a global debt investor marketing effort across Europe, Asia and the United States commencing 28 September 2015. Subject to market conditions, it may then consider the issuance of multi-currency hybrid capital instruments to institutional debt investors.



BHP Billiton is contemplating additional funding for general corporate purposes, including refinancing existing near-term debt maturities. The increasing interest in hybrid capital by global debt investors combined with the relatively low interest rate environment make this an opportune time for BHP Billiton to consider hybrid capital instruments.



The additional advantages of hybrid capital instruments for BHP Billiton include:

? further diversification of BHP Billiton?s debt investor base;

? an expected 50 per cent equity : 50 per cent debt treatment by the rating agencies, consistent with recent corporate issuances; and

? valuable flexibility to support growth and a solid A credit rating through the cycle.



BHP Billiton is not considering a hybrid that contains any rights to convert the security into BHP Billiton shares.



BHP Billiton is rated A1 (outlook stable) by Moody?s and A+ (outlook negative) by Standard - Poors.



The securities described in this announcement have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ?Securities Act?), or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement covering such securities or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This announcement is being issued in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
14-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
On 25 August 2015, the Board of BHPBill determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2015 of 62 US cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 11 September 2015, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd., which was 4 September 2015(1). The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend 62 US cents per share: Exchange rate in local currency - Dividend per ordinary share

*Australian cents: 0.706300 - 87.781396

*British pence: 1.540200 - 40.254512

*New Zealand cents: 0.630907 - 98.271219

*South African cents: 13.638600 - 845.593200



The dividend will be paid on 29 September 2015.
09-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do: Barclays CEO Energy - Power Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com

04-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
On 25 August 2015, the Board of BHP Billiton determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2015 of 62 US cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 4 September 2015 and is set out below:



Dividend 62 US cents

Exchange rate per share: 13.638600 south african cents

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency : 845.593200



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 11 September 2015, and will be announced to the market. BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 and 11 September 2015, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 4 and 11 September 2015, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on 29 September 2015.

25-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Results for the Year Ended 30 June 2015 (including Appendices)



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
25-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2015



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/a9zfjb4j
25-Aug-2015
(C)
14-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, today announced a number of changes to the BHP Billiton Board of Directors.

Anita Frew has been appointed to the BHP Billiton Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 15 September 2015.



Carlos Cordeiro, who has been a Non-executive Director of BHP Billiton since 2005, will retire from the Board at the conclusion of the BHP Billiton Limited Annual General Meeting in November 2015.



With the sad passing of Sir John Buchanan last month, Baroness Shriti Vadera has been appointed as the Senior Independent Director for BHP Billiton Plc and member of the Nomination and Governance Committee, effective immediately. Baroness Vadera has been a Non-executive Director of BHP Billiton since 2011.



Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.



12-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2015 Annual General Meetings of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows: 2015 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

*The 2015 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 22 October 2015 at 11.00am (London time).

*The 2015 AGM of BHP Billiton Limited will be held in Perth on Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 10.00am (Perth time).

22-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill republished financial information for the year ended 30 June 2014, the year ended 30 June 2013 and half year ended 31 December 2014 to restate previously published information for the effect of the application of IFRS 5/AASB 5 ?Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations? following the demerger of South32. Supplementary financial information has been republished for the year ended 30 June 2014 and half year ended 31 December 2014.



BHPBill?s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2015 will be reported on 25 August 2015. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
22-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released an operational review for the year ended 30 June 2015.



Highlights include:

* Group production increased by 9% for the 2015 financial year. Over the past two years, production from our core portfolio grew by 27%.

* Petroleum production increased by 4% to a record 256 MMboe, supported by a 67% increase in Onshore US liquids volumes to 56 MMboe.

* Copper production was unchanged at 1.7 Mt as strong operating performance at Escondida offset the impact of a mill outage at Olympic Dam.

* Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 13% to a record 254 Mt (100% basis), underpinned by productivity gains across the integrated supply chain.

* Metallurgical coal production increased by 13% to a record 43 Mt.

* Three major projects achieved first production during the 2015 financial year, including the Escondida Organic Growth Project 1 which was completed in the June 2015 quarter.

* The demerger of South32 from BHPBill was successfully completed during the June 2015 quarter.

* Underlying attributable profit in the June 2015 half year is expected to include additional charges in a range of approximately USD350 million to USD650 million.
15-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill expects to recognise an impairment charge of approximately USD2 billion post- tax (or approximately USD2.8 billion pre-tax) against the carrying value of its Onshore US assets as an exceptional item in the 2015 financial year results.



The gas focused Hawkville field accounts for the substantial majority of this charge reflecting its geological complexity, product mix, acreage relinquishments and amended development plans. The remainder relates to the impairment of goodwill associated with the Petrohawk acquisition.



Following this impairment, the Group?s Onshore US business will have net operating assets of approximately USD24 billion(1). The value of this business is supported by ongoing cost reductions and improving well performance which help offset increased commodity price volatility and lower near term capital expenditure. Consistently positive results from the appraisal and development of the Permian have also unlocked significant value and we now see the ultimate potential of this field at over 150 kboe/d (up from our previous estimate of 100 kboe/d.



BHPBill plans to invest USD1.5 billion in the Onshore US in the 2016 financial year, which will support a development program of 10 operated rigs. At an oil price of USD60 per barrel (West Texas Intermediate) and a gas price of USD3.00 per Mscf (Henry Hub), the Group expects its Onshore US business to be free cash flow positive in the 2016 financial year. Associated production guidance will be provided in the June 2015 Operational Review to be released on 22 July 2015.



The broader carrying value assessment of the Group?s assets will be finalised in conjunction with the preliminary financial results to be released on 25 August 2015.



*This excludes approximately USD4 billion deferred tax liability.
14-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
It is with profound sadness that the Board of BHPBill advises of the passing of Sir John Buchanan on 13 July 2015. Sir John served as a Non-Executive Director of BHPBill from 2003 up until the time of his death, and was the Senior Independent Director of BHPBill.



The Directors extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Sir John.
07-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill advised that following completion of the demerger of South32, the sale of the South32 Shares attributable to Selling Shareholders (being Small Shareholders who elected to participate in the Sale Facility) and Ineligible Overseas Shareholders, as detailed in section 7.12 of the Shareholder Circular dated 16 March 2015, has been completed.



Goldman Sachs Australia (Pty) Ltd. was engaged as the Sale Agent.



The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of the South32 Shares sold was AUD2.07358452.



The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable to the remittance of proceeds from the sale of the South32 Shares:



Exchange rate - Price of South32 Share sold in local currency

*US cents: 0.7705 - 159.769687

*British pence: 0.4895 - 101.501962

*New Zealand cents: 1.1335 - 235.040805

*South African cents: 9.3500 - 1938.801526



Proceeds will be distributed to participating Small Shareholders and Ineligible Overseas Shareholders on 10 July 2015 in the currency elected in the Selling Shareholder?s or Ineligible Overseas Shareholder?s standing dividend currency election, or if an election was not made before the relevant Record Date, in the currency in which the Selling Shareholder is paid their BHPBill dividend.
25-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2015 Final Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are as follows:



2015 Final Dividend

* Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination : 25 August 2015

* Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into RAND: 4 September 2015

* Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) : 7 September 2015

* Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - New York (2) Stock Exchanges) : 9 September 2015

* Ex-Dividend Date (London Stock Exchange): 10 September 2015

* Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges): 11 September 2015

* Payment Date : 29 September 2015.
25-May-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill is pleased to announce that the implementation of the demerger of South32 from BHPBill was completed on 25 May 2015. Shares in South32 Ltd. have been distributed to eligible BHPBill shareholders. The number of South32 ordinary shares on issue was 5 323 762 901 as at 25 May 2015.



Holding statements will be dispatched to shareholders by early June 2015. Commencement dates for normal settlement trading of South32 shares on the ASX and LSE, in addition to regular way trading of South32 ADSs in the over-the-counter market, are expected to occur as outlined in the Shareholder Circular dated 16 March 2015 in relation to the demerger of South32 by BHPBill(1). Normal settlement trading on the JSE commenced on 18 May 2015.
22-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Keith Rumble will retire as an independent non-executive Director of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill with effect as of 22 May 2015.
20-May-2015
(Official Notice)
12-May-2015
(Official Notice)
2015 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation



The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do: ? 2015 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
11-May-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the following developments in relation to the Board of Directors for South32 Ltd.:

*the appointments of Frank Cooper, Peter Kukielski, Futhi Mtoba and Wayne Osborn as Non-executive Directors of South32, which were subject to shareholder approval of the demerger of South32 from BHPBill, took effect on 7 May 2015 as contemplated by BHPBill?s announcement of 7 April 2015;

*Keith Rumble, who was appointed to the South32 Board of Directors on 27 February 2015, will retire from the BHPBill board with effect from 22 May 2015; and

*the appointment of Xolani Mkhwanazi as a Non-executive Director of South32 will take effect on 2 July 2015, to facilitate finalisation of the transition from his current employment with BHPBill.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
07-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Following the approval of the proposed demerger of South32 by the shareholders of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc on 6 May 2015, the BHP Billiton Board today resolved to approve the in-specie distribution of South32 Limited (ABN 84 093 732 597) shares to shareholders in BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc as described in the Shareholder Circular dated 16 March 2015 (the Demerger Dividend).



As a result of the Demerger Dividend, each eligible shareholder will receive one South32 Limited share for each BHP Billiton share held on the applicable record date. Each BHP Billiton ADS holder will receive 0.4 South32 ADSs for each BHP Billiton ADS held on the applicable record date (each South32 ADS representing five South32 Limited shares).



A share sale facility has been established for certain eligible shareholders who hold 10,000 or fewer BHP Billiton shares. These shareholders may elect to have all the South32 Limited shares they receive sold by the sale agent with the proceeds remitted to them following the demerger. South32 Limited shares will not be distributed to ineligible shareholders. Instead, South32 Limited shares which these shareholders would otherwise have been entitled to receive will be transferred to the sale agent to be sold with the proceeds remitted to them following the demerger.

06-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Please find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Ltd. (?Ltd.?) held in Perth, Australia and BHPBill held in London, United Kingdom on 6 May 2015.



As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on the proposed resolution. The resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom?s Companies Act 2006 (as amended by The Companies (Shareholders? Rights) Regulations 2009) is provided in Appendix 2.



A copy of the resolution passed at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM
06-May-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHPBill 2015 General Meeting Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com
06-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Please find attached the address to shareholders to be delivered by the Chairman at the BHPBill General Meetings in London and Perth. The meeting will be webcast at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/5tqsv5yi. As part of the Dual Listed Company structure of the Group, the business to be conducted at the General Meetings will be determined by polls. At the conclusion of the meetings, results will be notified to exchanges and published at www.bhpbilliton.com. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
04-May-2015
(Official Notice)
On 1 June 2015 Margaret Taylor will be appointed Group Company Secretary of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill to coincide with the resignation of Jane McAloon from the position. Until that date Margaret has been appointed as Company Secretary of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill.
23-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a three tranche Euro denominated bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme.



The Euro bond issue comprises EUR600 million Floating Rate Notes due 2020 paying interest at 3 month Euribor plus 35 basis points, EUR650 million 0.750% bonds due 2022 and EUR750 million 1.500% bonds due 2030.



The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
22-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
07-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has announced four additional appointments to the Board of Directors of South32. These Non-executive Director appointments are subject to shareholder approval for its proposed demerger of global metals and mining company South32.



The new Non-executive Director appointments are Frank Cooper, Peter Kukielski, Futhi Mtoba and Wayne Osborn. They will join the Chairman Elect, David Crawford and the three previously announced Board members, Graham Kerr (Chief Executive Officer Elect and Executive Director), Keith Rumble (Independent Non-executive Director) and Xolani Mkhwanazi (Non-executive Director).



The initial composition of the South32 Board following the proposed demerger will reflect a range of geographical backgrounds including Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
In accordance with UK Listing Rule 9.6.14,BHPBill advised that Jac Nasser, Chairman of the BHP Billiton Group, has been appointed to the Board of Ko? Holding A.?. with immediate effect.



Full details of Mr Nasser?s current and former directorships of other companies are contained within his biography available at www.bhpbilliton.com.
19-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a five year AUD1.0 billion note issue under its Australian Medium Term Note Program. The Australian dollar notes will pay interest at 3.00 per cent and mature in March 2020. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
17-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
17-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Demerger of South32 Unlocks Shareholder Value Presentation

* Demerger of South32 Shareholder Circular

* South32 Ltd. JSE Pre-listing Statement

* BHP Billiton Plc Notice of General Meeting

* BHP Billiton Plc Proxy Form (UK)

* BHP Billiton Plc Proxy Form (SAF)

* Sale Facility Form (BHP Billiton Plc UK)

* Sale Facility Form (BHP Billiton Plc SAF)

* South32 Roadshow Presentation



The documents may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website ? www.bhpbilliton.com.
16-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
On 24 February 2015 we determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2014 of US62 cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 13 March 2015, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd., which was 6 March 2015(1). The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Exchange rate - Dividend in local currency

*Australian cents: 0.767100 - 80.823882

*British pence: 1.475500 - 42.019654

*New Zealand cents: 0.736817 - 84.145724

*South African cents: 11.797900 - 731.469800



The dividend will be paid on 31 March 2015.
10-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:



*Australian Journal of Mining Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com



Delivering exceptional returns from installed capacity



BHPBill will reaffirm its ongoing commitment to safely maximising returns on installed capacity at its Western Australia Iron Ore business (WAIO) on Tuesday 10 March 2015. Speaking in Perth at the annual Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast Conference, BHPBill President Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson, will highlight the exceptional returns from the Company?s productivity agenda.



Mr Wilson will also reiterate WAIO is on track to achieve unit cash costs of less than USD20 per tonne(1) through a relentless pursuit of equipment availability and utilisation, efficient procurement and supply management and capital and workforce productivity.

He will also highlight BHPBill?s strong and differentiated position in the Pilbara.



BHPBill also anticipated the increasing supply of seaborne iron ore, approving the last of its major capital investments in its Pilbara infrastructure in 2011.



WAIO achieved record production of 124 million tonnes in the first half and is on track to deliver 245 million tonnes in the 2015 financial year (100 per cent basis). Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
06-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
On 24 February 2015 we determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2014 of 62 US cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is set out below:



Dividend 62 US cents per share, Exchange rate and Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

*South African cents -- 11.797900; 731.469800



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 13 March 2015, and will be announced to the market.



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 9 and 13 March 2015, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 6 and 13 March 2015, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 31 March 2015.
24-Feb-2015
(C)
24-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHPBill Interim Results Presentation

The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/esvjvhvn.
21-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the half year ended 31 December 2014.



Highlights include:

* Group production increased by 9% during the December 2014 half year with records achieved for eight operations and five commodities. Production guidance remains unchanged and we are on track to deliver Group production growth of 16% over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year.

* Metallurgical coal production increased by 21% to 26 Mt in the December 2014 half year as Queensland Coal and Illawarra Coal both achieved record half year volumes.

* Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 15% to a record of 124 Mt (100% basis) in the December 2014 half year as the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued and we improved the availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated supply chain.

* Petroleum production increased by 9% to a record 131 MMboe in the December 2014 half year supported by a 71% increase in Onshore US liquids volumes to 24.4 MMboe.

* Copper production (1) decreased by 2% to 813 kt as strong underlying operating performance across the business was offset by lower grades at Antamina.

* Record manganese ore and alumina production was underpinned by strong performances at both Hotazel and the Alumar refinery.
12-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
On 12 December 2014 Carolyn Hewson was appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 January 2015. Ms Hewson joined the Board in 2010 and has been a member of the Remuneration Committee since January 2014. Sir John Buchanan has chosen to retire as Remuneration Committee Chairman, having led the Committee since 2003. During this time the Committee established a performance driven remuneration framework including the five year Long Term Incentive Plan for executives, which has served shareholder and employee interests well. He remains a member of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton Plc.



Further information on the composition of BHP Billiton?s Board Committees can be found at: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/aboutus/ourcompany/Documents/2014/141211_BoardCommittees.p df
12-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
We advise that on 12 December 2014 Rachel Agnew was appointed as Company Secretary of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc. Ms Agnew will report to the President, Governance and Group Company Secretary. Ms Agnew?s appointment coincides with the resignation of Nicole Duncan from the position of Company Secretary following her appointment as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary-elect of the demerged entity, South32 Limited. Also on 12 December 2014, Ms Megan Pepper and Ms Kate Griffiths were appointed as company secretaries of BHP Billiton Limited.
24-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
24-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, announced changes to the Group Management Committee (GMC). Athalie Williams will join the GMC on 1 January 2015 to replace Mike Fraser as President, Human Resources. As announced, Mike will become President and Chief Operating Officer Elect Africa of the proposed demerged company.



Daniel Malchuk, currently President, Aluminium Manganese and Nickel (AMN), will become President, Copper effective 1 March 2015. Daniel will replace Peter Beaven who, as previously announced, was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October following Graham Kerr?s appointment as Chief Executive Officer Elect of the proposed new company. Daniel will retain responsibility for Nickel West and will relocate from Perth to Santiago, Chile.



Edgar Basto, who has been Acting President, Copper will move to a new senior leadership role which will be announced in due course. In addition to the changes related to senior executive appointments associated with the proposed demerger, Mr Mackenzie also announced portfolio changes for two GMC members as part of the company?s approach to strategic planning of senior leadership roles.



Effective 1 January 2015 Mike Henry will move to the role of President, Coal. He will relocate to Brisbane. Mike joined the GMC in 2011 and is currently President, Health, Safety, Environment (HSE), Marketing and Technology. Dean Dalla Valle who is currently President, Coal will relocate to Melbourne and will become President, HSE, Marketing and Technology.



In addition Jane McAloon, President, Governance and Group Company Secretary, has advised of her intention to leave BHPBill in July 2015 after a distinguished eight year career including leadership of the Company?s approach to governance strategy and processes. Jane remains critical to the success of the demerger proposal and will remain on the GMC until the completion of the demerger following the Extraordinary General Meetings, expected in May 2015.



Margaret Taylor will join BHPBill in the new year as Company Secretary. Margaret has most recently been Group Company Secretary and Head of Group Governance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She was previously Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Boral, and has also worked in BHPBill?s Legal group.
24-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
The following presentations have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at:

* www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

* Investor and Analysis Briefing Presentations



The presentations will also shortly be available via BHPBill's website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/141124_Investor andAnalystPresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/ziwdf8sp Further information can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
24-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced a number of appointments to the management team of the new company it plans to create from its proposed demerger and provided an update on progress towards completion. Ricus Grimbeek has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer Elect Australia and will be based in Perth. Mike Fraser has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer Elect Africa and will be based in the new company?s regional Johannesburg office.



Dividend policy

BHPBill and BHP Billiton Ltd. shareholders will be entitled to 100 per cent of the shares in the new company through a pro-rata in-specie distribution. Shareholders will retain their shares in BHPBill and the Group will not re-base its dividend as a result of the demerger, implying a higher payout ratio. BHPBill remains committed to steadily increasing or at least maintaining its dividend per share in US dollar terms at each half yearly payment following the demerger. In addition, the new company will have the flexibility to consider a dividend policy that reflects its cash generating capacity.



Company brand and further proposed Board appointments

As previously announced David Crawford will chair the new company and will be joined on its Board by current BHPBill director Keith Rumble and executives Graham Kerr and Xolani Mkhwanazi.



Regulatory approvals and timetable

Good progress has been made in securing the government, taxation, regulatory and other third party approvals required to proceed with the demerger, with approval received from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board and the Australian Taxation Office, amongst other third parties.



A final Board decision on the proposed demerger will be made once all necessary third party approvals are secured on satisfactory terms. On this basis, we expect to release all shareholder documentation with full details of the proposed demerger in March 2015, with a shareholder vote taking place in May. Further information on the proposed demerger can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
20-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
As announced on 19 August 2014 David Crawford retired as an independent non-executive Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting of BHP Billiton Limited on 20 November 2014.

20-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
lease find attached the results of the business conducted at the meetings of shareholders of BHPBilliton Ltd. held in Adelaide, Australia on 20 November 2014 and BHP Billiton Plc ("BHPBill") held in London, United Kingdom on 23 October 2014. As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. Each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHP Billiton Plc by the United Kingdom?s Companies Act 2006 (as amended by The Companies (Shareholders? Rights) Regulations 2009) is provided in Appendix 2.



A copy of the resolutions passed at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.
20-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

* BHP Billiton Ltd. 2014 AGM Presentation



The document will also shortly be available via BHP Billiton?s website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2014/141120_ BHPBillitonLtd2014AGMPresentation.pdf. The meeting will be webcast at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/vj2eu3h3. Further information can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.
27-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
UK Listing Authority Submissions

The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do :



Capital Markets Day Presentations



The document will also shortly be available via BHP Bill's website:

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/141027_MaximisingValu eAndShareholderReturns.pdf

The meeting will be webcast at: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/iwk3o2hs



Further information can be found at www.bhpbilliton.com.





23-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
The document will also shortly be available via BHPBill's website: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2014/141023 _BHPBillitonPlc2014AGMPresentation.pdf



The meeting will be webcast at www.media-server.com/m/p/6gqp4xwb
23-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Please find attached to the relevant SENS note addresses to shareholders to be delivered by the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer at BHPBill's Annual General Meeting today, 23 October 2014, in London.



The meeting will be webcast at www.media-server.com/m/p/6gqp4xwb



As part of the Dual Listed company structure of the Group, the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meetings will be determined by polls. The poll results will not be known until the conclusion of BHP Billiton Ltd.'s Annual General Meeting which will be held in Adelaide on 20 November 2014. The results will then be released to the market.
22-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2014

*Group production increased by 9% during the period with records achieved for eight operations and four commodities.

*Production guidance remains unchanged and we are on track to deliver Group production growth of 16% over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year.

*Metallurgical coal production increased by 25% to 13 Mt as Queensland Coal achieved record quarterly production and sales volumes.

*Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 15% to a quarterly record of 62 Mt (100% basis) as the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued ahead of schedule and we improved the availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated supply chain.

*Petroleum production increased by 7% to 67.4 MMboe as Onshore US liquids volumes rose by 49% to a record 11.5 MMboe.

*Total copper production(1) decreased by 1% to 389 kt as lower ore grades, a power outage throughout Northern Chile and industrial action offset strong underlying operating performance at Escondida.
16-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that it will pursue a Standard listing on the UK Listing Authority's Official List and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange for the new company it plans to create via demerger. This is in addition to the proposed primary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.



As previously announced, BHPBill plans to create an independent global metals and mining company based on a selection of its high-quality aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets. Separating these businesses has the potential to unlock shareholder value by significantly simplifying the BHP Billiton Group and creating two portfolios of complementary assets.



A final board decision on the demerger will only be made once the necessary Government, taxation, regulatory and other third party approvals are secured on satisfactory terms.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
06-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today, 6 October 2014, been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHP Billiton Iron Ore Briefing and Western Australia Iron Ore Site Tour



The document may also be accessed via BHP Bill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - at: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/141006_IronOreBriefingandWesternAustraliaIronOreSiteTour.pdf
25-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Annual General Meetings will be held in October and November.



The following items will be considered.

*Binding vote on the Remuneration Policy (under new UK regulations), Board

renewal and share issuance.



Additionally, there has been shareholder interest in our plans to create a new global metals and mining company and our policy on climate change.



25-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Environmental, Social and Governance Briefing



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
25-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

*Annual Report 2014 www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/BHPBillitonAn nualReport2014.pdf

*Summary Review 2014 www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/BHPBillitonSu mmaryReview2014.pdf

*Sustainability Report 2014 www.bhpbilliton.com/home/society/reports/Documents/2014/BHPBillitonSusta inabilityReport2014.pdf

*Form 20-F www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/BHPBillitonFor m20F2014.pdf

*Notice of Annual General Meeting 2014 - BHP Billiton Plc www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2014/BHPB illitonNoticeOfMeetingPlc2014.pdf

*Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)

*Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.



25-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
2015 Interim Dividend

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination - 24 February 2015

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into Rand - 6 March 2015

*Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) - 9 March 2015

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - New York(2) stock exchanges) - 11 March 2015

*Ex-Dividend Date (London Stock Exchange) - 12 March 2015

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election date for Australian - London stock exchanges) - 13 March 2015

*Payment Date - 31 March 2015





Please note that BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 9 and 13 March 2015 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 6 March and 13 March 2015 (inclusive).



*Dates are subject to change.

*BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the NYSE. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares

25-Sep-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Day reports that BHPBill is considering an extra listing in London. Chairman Jacques Nasser said they are pleased with the support for the de-merger and the interest investors have shown in the new company. A London listing is being studied on top of those in Sydney and Johannesburg. They new company may be worth about USD15 billion when listed..
08-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
On 19 August 2014 BHPBill determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2014 of USD62 cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 5 September 2014, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd., which was 29 August 2014. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 62 US cents per share - Exchange rate - Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

* Australian cents: 0.936565 - 66.199356

* British pence: 1.631455 - 38.002887

* New Zealand cents: 0.829945 - 74.703745

* South African cents: 10.620135 - 658.448370



The dividend will be paid on 23 September 2014.
02-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Barclays Energy-Power Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com
29-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
On 19 August 2014 we determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2014 of 62 USD cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:

*Dividend -- 62 USD cents per share

*Exchange rate -- 10.620135

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency South African cents -- 658.448370



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 5 September 2014, and will be announced to the market.



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 1 and 5 September 2014, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 29 August and 5 September 2014, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 23 September 2014.
19-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHPBill Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2014



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/fz6a4nkm
19-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Unlocking Shareholder Value Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.



The Webcast for this presentation can be accessed at: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/fz6a4nkm
19-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced a series of changes to the senior management of the company.



Graham Kerr, currently Chief Financial Officer of BHPBill is appointed Chief Executive Officer designate of the new company that BHPBill plans to form in a demerger. Graham will retire from the Group Management Committee on 1 October 2014 and will be replaced as CFO by Peter Beaven, currently President, Copper. Brendan Harris, currently Head of Group Investor Relations, has been appointed CFO designate of the new company.



An announcement relating to Peter's replacement as President Copper will be made in due course. In the interim Edgar Basto, currently Asset President Escondida, will act in the capacity of President, Copper and, following the appointment of a permanent replacement, will take up a new role within BHPBill.



BHPBill also announced that Karen Wood will retire from the Group Management Committee effective today, 19 August 2014.
19-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
19-Aug-2014
(C)
15-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has been simplifying its portfolio for over a decade and is pursuing options to make the Company simpler and more productive. As BHPBill announced on 1 April 2014, they are actively studying the next phase of simplification, including structural options. BHPBill believes that a portfolio focused on their major iron ore, copper, coal and petroleum assets would retain the benefits of diversification, generate stronger growth in cash flow and a superior return on investment.



By increasing their focus on these four pillars, with potash as a potential fifth, the company will be able to more quickly improve the productivity and performance of their largest businesses. Since then, the Board has continued to study various structural alternatives including at its meeting this week. A demerger of a selection of assets is their preferred option. The Board expects to consider this, and other matters, when it reconvenes next week. If any material decisions are made, they will be announced immediately.
23-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the year ended 30 June 2014. Highlights include:

* Strong operating performance delivered a 9% increase in Group production with annual records achieved across twelve operations and four commodities.

* Western Australia Iron Ore achieved a fourteenth consecutive annual production record as volumes increased to 225 Mt (100% basis), significantly exceeding initial full-year guidance. We now expect production of 245 Mt (100% basis) from the Pilbara in the 2015 financial year.

* Metallurgical coal production of 45 Mt exceeded full-year guidance as Queensland Coal achieved record production and sales volumes.

* Copper production increased to 1.7 Mt as an improvement in mill throughput and concentrator utilisation offset grade decline at a number of operations.

* Petroleum production increased by 4% to a record 246 MMboe with an 18% increase in liquids volumes underpinned by significant growth at Onshore US and Atlantis.

* Six major projects were completed and another two projects achieved first production, including the Caval Ridge coal mine which was completed ahead of schedule and under budget in the June 2014 quarter.
23-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Operational Review for the Year Ended 30 June 2014 including Appendix 1



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
14-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Petrohawk Energy Corporation has issued a formal notice of redemption to noteholders of its 7.25% Senior Notes due 2018 and 6.25% Senior Notes due 2019.



All outstanding Senior Notes due 2018 and 2019 will be redeemed on 15 August 2014 at the applicable call prices. The total aggregate principal value of the notes to be redeemed is approximately USD1.8 billion.



Following the redemption, Petrohawk's financial reporting obligations will cease.
26-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2014 Final Dividend and 2014 Annual General Meetings of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are as follows:



2014 Final Dividend

* Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration: 19 August 2014

* Last day to trade on JSE Ltd. and currency conversion into Rand: 29 August 2014

* Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchange): 1 September 2014

* Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London - New York stock exchanges (2)): 3 September 2014

* Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges): 5 September 2014

* Payment Date: 23 September 2014



Please note that BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 1 and 5 September 2014 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 29 August and 5 September 2014 (inclusive).



2014 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2014 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 11.00am (London time). The 2014 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd. will be held in Adelaide on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 10.00am (Adelaide time).
13-May-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* 2014 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference Presentation



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
16-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released their operational review for the nine months ended 31 March 2014. Highlights include:

* BHPBill maintained strong momentum in the nine months ended March 2014 with record production achieved for four commodities and at 10 operations.

* Strong operating performance throughout the period, the relatively limited impact of the wet season and the continued ramp-up of Jimblebar underpinned record production at Western Australia Iron Ore of 163 million tonnes (100% basis). Full-year production guidance has been raised by a further five million tonnes to 217 million tonnes (100% basis).

* Queensland Coal achieved record annualised production of 69 million tonnes (100% basis) in the March 2014 quarter. A sustainable improvement in productivity and the successful ramp-up of Daunia has underpinned an increase in total metallurgical coal production guidance to 43.5 million tonnes for the 2014 financial year.

* Petroleum liquids production increased by 16% to 77 million barrels of oil equivalent for the nine months ended March 2014, underpinned by a 71% increase at Onshore US. As a result of the successful divestment of Liverpool Bay and well remediation activities in the Hawkville that are now complete, total petroleum production for the 2014 financial year is expected to be approximately 245 million barrels of oil equivalent. The overall reduction in full-year guidance has been mitigated by an increased contribution from higher-margin crude and condensate.

* Full-year copper production guidance remains unchanged at 1.7 million tonnes, with a strong June 2014 quarter anticipated.
11-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill President, Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson, will present at the Australian Journal of Mining Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast Conference, in Perth, Western Australia today, 11 March 2014.



A copy of the presentation can be found at http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/140311_AustralianJourn alofMiningConference.pdf
10-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
On 18 February 2014 BHPBill determined to pay an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2013 of USD59 cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 7 March 2014, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd., which was 28 February 2014 (1). The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Exchange rate and dividend amount in ZAR:

* South African cents: 10.729500 - 633.040500



The dividend will be paid on 26 March 2014.
28-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
On 18 February 2014 BHPBill declared a final dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2013 of USD59 cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:



Dividend USD59 cents per share in South African cents

*Exchange rate -- 10.729500

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency -- 633.040500



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 7 March 2014, and announced to the market on 10 March 2014.



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 3 and 7 March 2014, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 28 February and 7 March 2014, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 26 March 2014.
18-Feb-2014
(C)
18-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced its financial results for the December 2013 half year, with Underlying EBIT increasing by 15 per cent to USD12.4 billion and Underlying attributable profit increasing by 31 per cent to USD7.8 billion. BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie said the strong performance was driven by a substantial improvement in productivity and additional volume from the Company?s low-risk, largely brownfield investment program.



A 65 per cent increase in net operating cash flow and a 25 per cent reduction in cash outflows from investing activities have driven a USD7.8 billion increase in free cash flow during the period. The Group?s interim dividend of 59 US cents per share was unchanged from last year?s final dividend, consistent with recent practice. The resultant 3.5 per cent increase in the interim distribution highlights the power of the Company's progressive dividend policy. With strong free cash flow projected, net debt of USD27.1 billion is expected to approach USD25 billion by the end of the 2014 financial year.



BHP Billiton's financial results for the December 2013 half year, and further information on the Company, can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.

18-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:



*BHP Billiton Interim Results 31 December 2013 Presentation

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2014/140218_BHPBilli tonInterimResultsFY14Presentation.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.



17-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk December 2013 Financial Report.The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website - www.bhpbilliton.com

22-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill republished financial and supplementary information for the year ended 30 June 2013 and half year ended 31 December 2012 to restate for the effects of new accounting standards and interpretations, and other changes in accounting policy, which came into effect from 1 July 2013. BHPBill's financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2013 will be reported on 18 February 2014.
22-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
15-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the appointment of Mr Tony Cudmore as President, Corporate Affairs. Tony will join the Group Management Committee (GMC) and commence in his role on 3 March 2014. He will report to the Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie and will be based at the Company's headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Tony joins BHPBill from Exxon Mobil Corporation where he most recently led International Corporate Brand Communications and Asia Pacific Government Relations. He joined ExxonMobil in 2001 and has held various senior public and government affairs roles.
02-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
Petrohawk Energy Corporation has issued a formal notice of redemption to noteholders of its 10.5% Senior Notes due 2014 and 7.875% Senior Notes due 2015. All outstanding Senior Notes due 2014 and 2015 will be redeemed on 3 February 2014 at the applicable call prices. The total aggregate principal value of the notes to be redeemed is approximately USD1.4 billion.

17-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Proposed 2014 interim results and dividend dates:

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination (updated) -- 18 February 2014(2)

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. and currency conversion into rand -- 28 February 2014

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) -- 3 March 2014

*Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York stock exchanges) -- 5 March 2014

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand) -- 7 March 2014

*Payment Date -- 26 March 2014



Note that BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 3 and 7 March 2014 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 28 February and 7 March 2014 (inclusive).
21-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The annual general meetings of shareholders of BHP Billiton Ltd. were held in Perth, Australia on 21 November 2013 and BHPBill held in London, United Kingdom on 24 October 2013.



As required by the Dual Listed Companies Structure, a poll was conducted on each of the proposed resolutions. Each resolution is a Joint Electorate Action. The poll results for BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are attached.



The final proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in Appendix 1. The additional information required in respect of BHPBill by the United Kingdom's Companies Act 2006 (as amended by The Companies (Shareholders? Rights) Regulations 2009) is provided in Appendix 2.



A copy of the resolutions passed at the closure of the poll today has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do



08-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk September 2013 Financial Report

The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com
24-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHP Billiton Plc 2013 AGM Presentation http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2013/131024 _BHPBillitonPlc2013AGMPresentation.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.

24-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Please find attached addresses to shareholders to be delivered by the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer at BHP Billiton Plc's Annual General Meeting in London. As part of the Dual Listed Company structure of the Group, the business to be conducted at the Annual General Meetings will be determined by polls. The poll results will not be known until the conclusion of BHP Billiton Limited's Annual General Meeting which will be held in Perth on 21 November 2013. The results will then be released to the market. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.

22-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Operational highlights for the September 2013 quarter:

*BHPBill maintained strong momentum in the September 2013 quarter as production increased by 11% from the prior corresponding period. Optimisation of the Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) supply chain continues to unlock substantial value with 2014 financial year production guidance raised to 212 million tonnes (100% basis). Full year production guidance is maintained for Petroleum, Copper and Coal.

*Total petroleum production for the September 2013 quarter was a record 62.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. A 16% increase in liquids production was underpinned by significant growth in Onshore US volumes, primarily in the Black Hawk, and the start-up of a new production well at Atlantis. An additional Atlantis production well is scheduled for completion in the second half of the 2014 financial year.

*Queensland Coal continued to benefit from its focus on productivity as it sustained an annualised production rate of 61 million tonnes (100% basis) in the September 2013 quarter.

*Four major projects delivered first production, including the WAIO Jimblebar Mine Expansion where first production was achieved approximately six months ahead of the original schedule. All other projects are tracking to plan.

*BHPBill's ability to simplify its portfolio and focus on our diversified pillars of Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore and Coal remains an important point of differentiation. Since the beginning of the 2013 financial year the Group has completed major transactions totalling USD6.5 billion, which includes USD2.2 billion received in the financial year to date.



Minerals exploration

Greenfield minerals exploration is focused on advancing copper targets within Chile and Peru. Minerals exploration expenditure in the September 2013 quarter was USD115 million, of which USD105 million was expensed.
15-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill President Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson, will present on the Company's Western Australia Iron Ore business at the Macquarie Western Australia Forum in Perth today, 15 October 2013.



A copy of the presentation has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website (www.bhpbilliton.com) or by using the following web link: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/131015_Ma cquarieWesternAustraliaForum.pdf



The presentation will focus on the Group's Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) business and cover the following key themes:

*Strong steel production outlook continues to underpin iron ore demand

*The iron ore cost curve is expected to flatten over the medium to long term

*BHPBill high quality resource base is a competitive advantage

*BHPBill will prioritise the highest returning growth options

*Debottlenecking the supply chain is expected to deliver capital efficient growth in WAIO capacity to approximately 260-270 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis)

*A structured approach to productivity is delivering significant value
27-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk Transition Report 30 June 2013



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com
26-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a four tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement, which has been previously filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Global Bond comprises USD500 million Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2016 paying interest at 3 month US Dollar LIBOR plus 25 basis points, USD500 million 2.050% Senior Notes due 2018, USD1 500 million 3.850% Senior Notes due 2023, and USD2 500 million 5.000% Senior Notes due 2043. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
25-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates(1) for the 2014 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration 11 February 2014

*Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into rand 28 February 2014

*Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York stock exchanges(2)) 5 March 2014

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand) 7 March 2014

*Payment Date 26 March 2014



Please note that BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 3 and 7 March 2014 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 28 February and 7 March 2014 (inclusive).

25-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do

*Annual Report 2013: www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/BHPBillitonAn nualReport2013.pdf

*Summary Review 2013: www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/BHPBillitonSu mmaryReview2013.pdf

*Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013 - BHP Billiton Plc: www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2013/BHPB illitonNoticeOfMeetingPlc2013.pdf

*Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)

*Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)

*Smartphone Voting Card 2013 BHP Billiton Plc

*Sustainability Report 2013: www.bhpbilliton.com/home/aboutus/sustainability/reports/Documents/2013/B HPBillitonSustainabilityReport2013.pdf

*Form 20-F: www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/BHPBillitonFor m20F2013.pdf



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.
13-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill advised that the Group's global head office will be relocated to 171 Collins Street, Melbourne with effect from 16 September 2013. BHP Billiton Ltd.'s new registered address will be Level 16, 171 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.
09-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
On 20 August 2013 BHPBill declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2013 of USD59 cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 6 September 2013, and for South African cents the Last Date to Trade on the JSE, which was 30 August 2013. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Exchange rate - dividend per ordinary share in local currency:

* Australian cents: 0.916450 - 64.378853

* British pence: 1.559854 - 37.824053

* New Zealand cents: 0.795845 - 74.135039

* South African cents: 10.337500 - 609.912500

The dividend will be paid on 25 September 2013.
30-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
On 20 August 2013 BHPBill declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2013 of USD59 cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:

* Exchange rate: 10.337500

* Dividend per ordinary share in local currency: 609.912500



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 6 September 2013, and announced to the market on 9 September 2013. BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 2 and 6 September 2013, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 30 August and 6 September 2013, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on 25 September 2013.
26-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that Mike Fraser will join the Group Management Committee as President, Human Resources; part of the role currently held by Karen Wood.



Mike is currently Head, Group Human Resources based at the company's head office in Melbourne.



Karen Wood will remain a member of the Group Management Committee as President, Public Affairs. Having now completed the transition activities associated with the appointment of Andrew Mackenzie as Chief Executive she will continue to assist Andrew on a range of specific corporate and Board issues including development and succession and executive remuneration.



Mike will continue to be based in Melbourne. His appointment to the Group Management Committee is effective 27 August 2013.



Marcus Randolph, former Chief Executive Ferrous and Coal who retired from the Group Management Committee on 10 May, has returned from his period of sick leave and will retire from the company on 2 September 2013.
20-Aug-2013
(C)
20-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:



BHP Billiton Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2013

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/130820_BHPBilli tonPreliminaryResultsFY13Presentation.pdf

The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.

20-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
16-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
As previously disclosed BHP Billiton received a request for information in August 2009 from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As a result the Group commenced an internal investigation and disclosed to relevant authorities including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) evidence that it uncovered regarding possible violations of applicable anti- corruption laws involving interactions with foreign government officials. As has been publicly reported, the Australian Federal Police has indicated that it has commenced an investigation. The Group is fully cooperating with the relevant authorities as it has since the US investigations commenced.



As a part of the US process, the SEC and DOJ have recently notified the Group of the issues they consider could form the basis of enforcement actions and discussions are continuing. The issues relate primarily to matters in connection with previously terminated exploration and development efforts, as well as hospitality provided as part of the Company?s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In light of the continuing nature of the investigations it is not appropriate at this stage for BHP Billiton to comment further or to predict outcomes. BHP Billiton is fully committed to operating with integrity and the Group?s policies specifically prohibit engaging in unethical conduct. BHP Billiton has what it considers to be a world class anti-corruption compliance program. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
26-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill approved an investment of USD1 972 million (BHPBill share) to sustain operations at Escondida in Chile, by constructing a new 2 500 litre per second sea-water desalination facility. The project will ensure continued water supply to Escondida, as water use increases upon completion of the 152 000 tonne per day OGP1 copper concentrator.



Construction of the new desalination facility will commence in July 2013 and will include the development of two pipelines, four high pressure pump stations, a reservoir at the mine site and high voltage infrastructure to support the system. The new facility will be commissioned in 2017. Escondida is located 3 100 meters above sea level, 170km South-East of the City of Antofagasta. It is owned by BHPBill (57.5%), Rio Tinto (30.0%), JECO Corporation (10.0%) and JECO 2 Ltd (2.5%). BHPBill operates the Escondida mine. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
17-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
*A strong year of production as two of BHPBill major assets, Western Australia Iron Ore and Escondida, exceeded production guidance and annual records were achieved across seven operations and five commodities.

*Western Australia Iron Ore delivered a thirteenth consecutive annual production record as shipments in the June 2013 quarter increased to an annualised rate of 217 million tonnes (100% basis).

*Escondida copper production increased by 28% to 1.1 million tonnes (100% basis) in the 2013 financial year as the average copper grade mined rose to 1.4% and milling rates improved.

*Queensland Coal production in the June 2013 quarter increased by 54% from the prior corresponding period to an annualised rate of 61 million tonnes (100% basis).

*Despite strong performance from Onshore US, extended maintenance and drilling delays at BHPBill's non-operated Gulf of Mexico assets constrained petroleum production growth to 6% during the 2013 financial year.
17-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
17-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
As a result of changes to the BHPBill management structure announced on 18 April 2013, BHPBill will report future segment and supplementary information for the following Business groups:

*Petroleum and Potash

*Copper

*Iron Ore

*Coal

*Aluminium, Manganese and Nickel



BHPBill today, 17 July 2013, released Supplementary Financial Information for the half year ended 31 December 2012 and the year ended 30 June 2012 restated on this basis.



BHPBill's financial results for the 2013 financial year will be reported on 20 August 2013.
28-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2013 Final Dividend and 2013 Annual General Meetings of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

2013 Final Dividend

*Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration 20 August 2013

*Last day to trade on JSE Limited and currency conversion into rand 30 August 2013

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) 2 September 2013

*Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York stock exchanges (2)) 4 September 2013

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand) 6 September 2013

*Payment Date 25 September 2013



Please note that BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 2 and 6 September 2013 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 30 August and 6 September 2013 (inclusive).



2013 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2013 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 11.00am. The 2013 AGM of BHP Billiton Limited will be held in Perth on Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 9.30am.
21-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced an extension of its long term joint venture relationship with ITOCHU Corporation ("ITOCHU") and Mitsui - Co, Ltd. ("Mitsui"). Under the terms of the agreement, ITOCHU and Mitsui will invest approximately USD0.8 billion and USD0.7 billion respectively in shares and loans of BHP Iron Ore (Jimblebar) Pty Ltd, representing an eight per cent and seven per cent interest in the Jimblebar mining hub and resource. The consideration includes a share of capital costs associated with the Jimblebar Mine Expansion project incurred to date. The transaction is subject to Australian Foreign Investment Review Board approval and other customary conditions and is expected to be completed in the September 2013 quarter.



ITOCHU and Mitsui collectively hold a 15 per cent interest in BHPBill's Western Australia Iron Ore current mine, rail and port infrastructure. This investment will align interests across the Western Australia Iron Ore supply chain and drive simplicity and flexibility. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
07-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton has completed the sale of its 8.33 per cent interest in the East Browse Joint Venture and 20 per cent interest in the West Browse Joint Venture, located offshore Western Australia, to PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd for USD1.63 billion plus customary purchase price adjustments as announced on 12 December 2012. All required approvals have been secured and relevant documents were signed today in Beijing to finalise the transaction. This sale reflects BHP Billiton's exit from the Browse Joint Ventures.
30-May-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do: BHP Billiton Queensland Coal Site Tour http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/130530_CoalBriefingDay 2.pdf. The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website.
29-May-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHP Billiton Coal Briefing and Queensland Coal Site Tour

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/130529_CoalBriefing.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
24-May-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that News Corporation announced that Jac Nasser, Chairman of the BHP Billiton Group, will be appointed to the Board of 21st Century Fox, the company which will retain the global media and entertainment businesses of News Corporation, following News Corporation's previously announced separation into two independent publicly traded companies (the "Separation"). News Corporation announced that the appointment will be effective upon completion of the Separation which is expected to occur on 28 June 2013.
14-May-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill chief executive officer, Andrew Mackenzie, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference in Barcelona on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. A copy of the presentation has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do. The document may also be accessed via BHP Bill's website (www.bhpbilliton.com) or by using the following web link: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/130514_BoAML_2013Glo balMetalsMiningSteelConference.pdf
08-May-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a Canadian bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme. The Canadian bond issue comprises CAD750 million 3.23% bonds due 2023. The proceeds will be used for debt refinancing including the retirement of commercial paper.



This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction. The securities described herein and therein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered or sold to U.S. persons or to persons within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act.
29-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Pinto Valley mining operation (Pinto Valley) and the associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company (SMARRCO) to Capstone Mining Corp (Capstone) for an aggregate cash consideration of USD650 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and other customary conditions, and is expected to be completed in the second half of the 2013 calendar year.



Under the terms of the agreement, Capstone will assume the business's environmental liabilities. BHPBill employees working at Pinto Valley and SMARRCO will become employees of Capstone as part of the transaction. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
24-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a Euro bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme. The Euro bond issue comprises EUR750 million 3.125% bonds due 2033. The proceeds will be used for the refinancing of current debt maturities.
18-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
The Board of BHPBill today announced the terms of employment for incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew Mackenzie. The contract will be effective from 10 May 2013 when Mr Mackenzie commences as CEO.



The key components are:

*A base salary of USD1 700 000 per annum (an increase from Mr Mackenzie's current base salary of USD1 200 000 per annum);

*A pension of 25 per cent of base salary (a decrease from 36 per cent for Mr Mackenzie);

*A short term incentive target opportunity of 160 per cent of base salary, with a maximum opportunity of 240 per cent of base salary (maximum reduced from 320 per cent previously);

*A long term incentive award for 2013 of 400 per cent face value of base salary (subject to shareholder approval);

*Dividend equivalent payments on vested shares made in the form of shares (made in cash previously); and

*Minimum shareholding requirement of five times base salary (previously three times base salary).



Mr Mackenzie's actual remuneration is linked substantially to business outcomes and shareholder returns with the "at-risk" component (comprising short and long term incentives) set at 72 per cent of his total remuneration (at fair value). Fixed remuneration (base salary and pension) comprises 28 per cent of the total.



The performance period under the long term incentive plan remains at five years and vesting remains subject to the same performance requirements applied to previous awards. The Board and Remuneration Committee will hold an overriding discretion to reduce the number of long term incentive awards that would otherwise vest to Mr Mackenzie where they consider such vesting would be inappropriate.



In exercising that discretion, the Board and Remuneration Committee will decide if the value at the time of vesting is consistent with the overall performance of the company, the CEO's individual performance and the prevailing remuneration levels in the relevant market.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
18-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
The Board of BHPBill today announced the terms of retirement for outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Marius Kloppers. As previously announced Mr Kloppers will step down as CEO, a member of the Group Management Committee and a Director of the company on 10 May 2013, and will retire from the Group on 1 October 2013.



Mr Kloppers will work through the applicable notice period and accordingly no severance payment will be made. He will receive his base salary and pension entitlement to the date of his retirement, namely, 1 October 2013.

Other aspects of Mr Kloppers' remuneration will be handled in accordance with the shareholder approved plans. In summary:

*Any short term incentive payment under the Group Incentive Scheme (GIS) for the 2013 financial year can only be assessed by the Remuneration Committee after year end. That payment will be pro rated to reflect his period of service as CEO during the 2013 financial year (namely, 1 July 2012 to 10 May 2013).

*Awards granted in previous years under the Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) will be pro- rated in accordance with the company's usual practice. They will vest only if the performance hurdle is met at the end of each five year performance period; and

*Mr Kloppers will be entitled to the value of the pension and superannuation funds that he has accumulated over his 20 years with the company.



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
18-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
17-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
17-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
BHPBill continues to progress 19 major projects in various stages of development. These projects are largely low risk, brownfield expansions, which are expected to deliver first production before the end of the 2015 financial year. In line with prior guidance, no new major projects were approved during the March 2013 quarter. The Queensland Coal operations achieved a significant milestone during the March 2013 quarter with first production achieved at the Daunia mine, ahead of schedule. The continued ramp up of this mine and future commissioning of Caval Ridge will underpin an expected increase in the capacity of our Queensland Coal business to 66 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) by the end of the 2014 calendar year. The Broadmeadow Life Extension project also achieved first production ahead of schedule and will not be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports.



Following the sale of BHPBill's diamonds business to Dominion Diamond Corporation on 10 April 2013, the EKATI Misery Open Pit project is no longer included in this report. BHPBill's Onshore US drilling and development expenditure totalled USD3.2 billion for the nine month period ended March 2013 and guidance for the 2013 financial year remains unchanged at USD4.0 billion. Over 80 per cent of this expenditure will be focused on the liquids rich areas of the Eagle Ford and Permian.
11-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
On 20 February 2013 we declared an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2012 of 57 US cents per share. Included in the announcement 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 March 2013, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Ltd, which was 1 March 2013(1). The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend 57 US cents per share:

*Australian cents- exchange rate 1.025788 - dividend per ordinary share in local currency 55.567037

*British pence -exchange rate- 1.500080 - dividend per ordinary share in local currency 37.997973

*New Zealand cents -exchange rate- 0.826367 - dividend per ordinary share in local currency 68.976617

*South African cents (1)- exchange rate 9.023150 - dividend per ordinary share in local currency 514.319550



The dividend will be paid on 28 March 2013.

(1) On 1 March 2013 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to

the dividend payable in South African cents.

01-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
On 20 February 2013 BHPBill declared an interim dividend for the half-year ended 31 December 2012 of 57 US cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:

*Exchange rate -- 9.023150

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency -- 514.319550



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 8 March 2013, and announced to the market on 11 March 2013.



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 4 and 8 March 2013, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 1 and 8 March 2013, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 28 March 2013.
01-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Petrohawk 2012 Annual Report



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
20-Feb-2013
(C)
20-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHP Billiton Interim Results 31 December 2012 Presentation http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2013/130220_BHPBilli tonInterimResultsFY13Presentation.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton?s website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.

20-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
The board of BHP Billiton announced that Marius Kloppers will retire as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company on 10 May 2013 and that Andrew Mackenzie, will succeed him and join the board on that date. Marius will retire from the Group on 1 October 2013.

23-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
23-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
13-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for a USD520 million (BHPBill share) investment in the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant (LGCP) Project as part of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture located in Victoria, Australia. The LGCP will add carbon dioxide (CO2) removal capacity to the Longford Gas Plant which is necessary to condition production from the Turrum offshore development project. The LGCP will be designed to process approximately 400 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and will reduce the CO2 content of treated gas to less than three per cent. Saleable gas production will commence in calendar year 2016. BHPBill and Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (operator) each have a 50 per cent interest in the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture.
12-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has signed a definitive agreement with PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd. to sell its 8.33 per cent interest in the East Browse Joint Venture and 20 per cent interest in the West Browse Joint Venture, located offshore Western Australia, for a cash consideration of USD1.63 billion. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions. Completion is expected in the first half of calendar year 2013. The Browse Joint Venture participants hold a right to offer to match the transaction with respect to BHPBill's interests in the East and West Browse Joint Ventures and have a customary period to consider whether to make an offer to match.
29-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
All resolutions were passed at BHPBill's 2012 AGM, held on 29 November 2012.
29-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:



*BHP Billiton Limited 2012 AGM presentation -- http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2012/121129_ BHPBillitonLimited2012AGMPresentation.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
13-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has signed definitive agreements to sell its diamonds business, comprising its interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and Diamonds Marketing operations, to Harry Winston Diamond Mines Ltd. (Harry Winston) for an aggregate cash consideration of USD500 million. The transactions are subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions. Completion is expected in the first quarter of calendar year 2013.



Under the terms of the agreements, Harry Winston will assume all of BHPBill's obligations under EKATI's Environmental Agreement with the Government of Canada and the Northwest Territories, Socio-Economic Agreement with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Impact and Benefit Agreements with Aboriginal Group's and pension liabilities linked to the mine?s defined benefit scheme. Harry Winston is also committed to maintaining EKATI's environmental standards and will continue to work with local businesses and communities in the Canadian North. All BHPBill employees working at EKATI, in Yellowknife and in Diamonds Marketing in Antwerp will become employees of Harry Winston as part of the transaction.



The EKATI joint venture parties holding the minority interests in the EKATI mine hold pre- emptive rights to purchase BHPBill's interests and have 60 days from the date they are provided with notice to exercise such rights. Harry Winston's agreements to purchase BHPBill's EKATI interests are subject to the expiration or waiver of these pre-emptive rights and other customary regulatory and closing conditions.



The divestment of EKATI will result in an impairment of approximately USD200 million (post tax) to the carrying value of the asset which will be reflected as an exceptional item in BHPBill's financial results.
08-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk September 2012 Financial Report



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
30-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill Chief Executive Ferrous and Coal, Marcus Randolph, will present on the company's Iron Ore and Metallurgical Coal businesses at a briefing in Sydney on 30 October 2012. A copy of the presentation has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do. The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website (www.bhpbilliton.com) or by using the following web link: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/121030_DeliveringValueT hroughOptimisation.pdf
17-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released its production report for the quarter ended 30 September 2012. Highlights include:

* The release of latent capacity and robust operating performance across BHPBill's diversified portfolio continues to underpin strong growth in their high margin businesses.

* Petroleum production averaged a record 666 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day during the September 2012 quarter as the Atlantis and Mad Dog facilities in the Gulf of Mexico successfully recommenced production.

* Queensland Coal volumes rose by 20% during the September 2012 quarter as BMA production increased to over 80% of supply chain capacity.

* Western Australia Iron Ore achieved another significant milestone with first ore loaded from the two recently installed shiploaders at Nelson Point as part of the Inner Harbour Expansion project.

* Escondida copper production remains on track to increase by 20% in the 2013 financial year following the completion of scheduled maintenance and tie-in activities in the September 2012 quarter.



Further information can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
17-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released an exploration and development report for the quarter ended 30 September 2012. BHPBill remains committed to its proven strategy which is to invest in large, long life, low cost, expandable, upstream assets, diversified by commodity, geography and market, throughout the economic cycle. In that regard, the Group has 19 high quality, low risk, largely brownfield projects currently in execution that are expected to deliver strong financial returns for our shareholders. The majority of these projects are scheduled to achieve first production before the end of the 2015 financial year which will support strong growth in our major, high margin businesses. With capital and exploration expenditure of USD22 billion forecast for the Group in the 2013 financial year, we are fully committed and no major project approvals are anticipated over this timeframe.



In response to the more challenging external environment, during the September 2012 quarter BHPBill decided not to proceed with the 2.5 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) expansion of Peak Downs that is associated with the Caval Ridge mine development (Australia). Importantly, the 5.5 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) Caval Ridge mine remains on schedule to deliver first production in the 2014 calendar year while the valuable Peak Downs expansion option remains embedded within the portfolio. The Bass Strait Kipper gas field (Australia) offshore production facilities were completed in the September 2012 quarter and are ready to commence production pending resolution of the mercury content. The Bass Strait Kipper project will not be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports. BHPBill's Onshore US drilling and development expenditure totalled USD1 billion in the September 2012 quarter. Our guidance for Onshore US drilling and development expenditure for the 2013 financial year remains unchanged at USD4 billion. Over 80 per cent of this expenditure will be focused on the liquids rich Eagle Ford shale and Permian Basin. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
01-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
The Base Metals briefing and individual Chilean site tour presentations will be made available on BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
20-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a two tranche euro bond and a two tranche sterling bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme. The euro bond issue comprises EUR1,250 million 2.250% bonds due 2020 and EUR750 million 3.250% bonds due 2027. The sterling bond issue comprises GBP750 million 3.250% bonds due 2024 and GBP1 000 million 4.300% bonds due 2042. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and in part, redemption of the group's commercial paper programme.
19-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
The following Supplementary Prospectus has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and is available for viewing. To view the full Supplementary Prospectus, plus the document referred to therein, please paste the following URLs into the address bar of your browser:

* the Supplementary Prospectus dated 19 September 2012 relating to the Prospectus dated 20 October 2011 (as supplemented by a first Supplementary Prospectus dated 23 May 2012) for the EUR 20,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme of BHP Billiton Finance Limited and BHP Billiton Finance Plc; http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/6498M_-2012-9-19.pdf

*the BHP Billiton Annual Report 2012 which includes the audited consolidated financial statements of the BHP Billiton Group for the year ended 30 June 2012; http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/Roll%20up%20Pages/2012-Annual- Report,-Summary-Review-and-Form-20-F.aspx



A copy of the Supplementary Prospectus and the BHP Billiton Annual Report 2012 which includes the audited consolidated financial statements of the BHP Billiton Group for the year ended 30 June 2012, incorporated by reference, has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do This website is not provided for, or directed at, U.S. persons or persons in the United States. If you are a U.S. person or are viewing this page from the United States, you should exit this section of the website.
19-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Supplementary prospectus dated 19 September 2012 relating to the prospectus dated 20 October 2011 (as supplemented by a first supplementary prospectus dated 23 May 2012) for the EUR20 000 000 000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd. and BHP Billiton Finance Plc, guaranteed (in respect of Notes issued by BHP Billiton Finance Ltd.) by BHP Billiton Ltd. and (in respect of Notes issued by BHP Billiton Finance Plc) by BHPBill. To view the full supplementary prospectus, plus the document referred to therein, please paste the following URLs into the address bar of your browser:

* the supplementary prospectus dated 19 September 2012 relating to the prospectus dated 20 October 2011 (as supplemented by a first supplementary prospectus dated 23 May 2012) for the EUR20 000 000 000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd. and BHP Billiton Finance Plc; - http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/6503M_-2012-9-19.pdf

* the BHP Billiton Annual Report 2012 which includes the audited consolidated financial statements of the BHP Billiton Group for the year ended 30 June 2012;. - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Pages/Roll%20up%20Pages/2012-Annual- Report,-Summary-Review-and-Form-20-F.aspx



A copy of the supplementary prospectus and the BHP Billiton Annual Report 2012 which includes the audited consolidated financial statements of the BHP Billiton Group for the year ended 30 June 2012, incorporated by reference, has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.
18-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.

* Annual Report 2012 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/BHPBillit onAnnualReport2012.pdf

* Summary Review 2012 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/BHPBillit onSummaryReview2012.pdf

* Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012 - BHPBill - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2012/ BHPBillitonNoticeOfMeetingPlc.pdf

* Proxy Form (UK Principal Register)

* Proxy Form (South Africa Branch Register)

* Sustainability Report 2012 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/aboutus/sustainability/reports/Documents/20 12/BHPBillitonSustainabilityReport2012.pdf

* Form 20-F - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/BHPBillit onForm20F2012.pdf.



The documents (with the exception of the Proxy Forms) may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.
18-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2013 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are as follows: - 2013 Interim Dividend

* Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration : 20 February 2013

* Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Ltd. and currency conversion into rand : 1 March 2013

* Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) : 4 March 2013

* Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York stock exchanges (2)) : 6 March 2013

* Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand) : 8 March 2013

* Payment Date : 28 March 2013



Please note that BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 4 and 8 March 2013 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 1 and 8 March 2013 (inclusive).
10-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
On 22 August 2012 BHPBill declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2012 of 57 US cents per share. Included in the announcement 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, 7 September 2012, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, which was 31 August 2012. The following details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:



Dividend 57 US cps



*Australian cents: 1.034794 (exchange rate) = 55.083427 (in local currency)

*British pence :1.596447 (exchange rate) = 35.704286 (in local currency)

*New Zealand cents :0.804743 (exchange rate) = 70.830066 (in local currency)

*South African cents): 8.441200 (exchange rate) = 481.148400 (in local currency)



The dividend will be paid on 28 September 2012.

07-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has completed the sale of its 37 per cent non-operated interest in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) to Rio Tinto. As part of the restructuring of RBM in 2009, BHPBill and Rio Tinto concluded an option agreement that made provision for BHPBill to sell its interest in RBM to Rio Tinto pursuant to an agreed valuation process. BHPBill and Rio Tinto announced on 1 February 2012 that this option had been exercised and that completion of the transaction was conditional upon the fulfilment of customary regulatory approvals, all of which have now been met.



Pursuant to the prescribed valuation process, BHPBill has sold its entire interest in RBM for USD1.91 billion before adjustments. The divestment reflects the company's commitment to a simpler, more scalable upstream portfolio. RBM is a South African mineral sands mining and smelting operation and the leading producer of chloride titanium dioxide feedstock. Prior to completion of the sale, BHPBill held a 37 per cent equity stake in RBM with equity partners Rio Tinto (37 per cent), Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) parties (24 per cent) and employees (2 per cent). Rio Tinto manages the operation and is responsible for the marketing of RBM's products. Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
04-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Barclays CEO Energy - Power Conference Presentation http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/120904_Barclay sCEOEnergyPowerConference.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com or using the web link above.
31-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
On 22 August 2012 BHPBill declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2012 of US57cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:

Dividend US57cents per share: South African cents

Exchange rate: 8.441200

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency: 481.148400



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 7 September 2012, and announced to the market on 10 September 2012.



BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 3 and 7 September 2012, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 31 August and 7 September 2012, both dates inclusive.



The dividend will be paid on 28 September 2012.
27-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned Yeelirrie uranium deposit in Western Australia to Cameco Corporation for USD430 million.



The sale is subject to relevant approvals from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board and the government of Western Australia.
24-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
As foreshadowed in BHPBill's profit announcement on 22 August, the company has been evaluating the most efficient means of expanding production from Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) beyond its current 240 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) Inner Harbour throughput allocation in Port Hedland. Preliminary studies have shown the potential for WAIO to ship substantially more than 240 mtpa from the Inner Harbour. As a result, work on the Outer Harbour has been slowed while WAIO's focus has shifted to maximising its potential capacity from the Inner Harbour.



The Western Australia Minister for Transport and Port Hedland Port Authority has announced that WAIO has been granted the right, subject to the State approvals processes, to develop two additional berths in the Inner Harbour. These berths do not come with guaranteed shipping capacity beyond BHPBill's current 240 mtpa throughput allocation. WAIO believes there is substantially more opportunity to optimise its Inner Harbour throughput, given there is significant underutilised Inner Harbour port capacity. Port users may ship beyond their shipping allocation if unused capacity is available.
22-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do: BHP Billiton Results Presentation Year Ended 30 June 2012 http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/120822_BHPBilli tonPreliminaryResultsFY12Presentation.pdf. The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
22-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it will investigate an alternative, less capital-intensive design of the Olympic Dam open-pit expansion, involving new technologies, to substantially improve the economics of the project. As a result it will not be ready to approve an expansion of Olympic Dam before the Indenture agreement deadline of 15 December 2012. The Company will discuss the implications of this decision for the Indenture agreement with the South Australian Government in the coming months.
22-Aug-2012
(C)
10-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk June 2012 Financial Report

*The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com
03-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has completed its full year assessment of its United States shale and Australian nickel assets. Low US gas prices due to a short term over supply of gas have resulted in an impairment of USD2.84 billion (before tax) against the carrying value of the Fayetteville shale gas assets acquired from Chesapeake Energy in February 2011. The Company will also recognise a USD450 million (before tax) charge against the carrying value of its Nickel West assets as a result of margin deterioration. Both impairments will be recognised as exceptional items. The annual review of the Company's non-current assets will be finalised in conjunction with the preliminary financial results to be released on 22 August 2012.
27-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates(1) for the 2012 final dividend and 2012 annual general meetings of BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill are as follows:



2012 Final Dividend

*Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration -- 22 August 2012

*Last day to trade on JSE Ltd. and currency conversion into RAND -- 31 August 2012

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) -- 3 September 2012

* Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York stock exchanges(2)) -- 5 September 2012

*Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates (for Australian - London stock exchanges) -- 7 September 2012

*Payment Date -- 28 September 2012



Please note that BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 3 and 7 September 2012 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 31 August and 7 September 2012 (inclusive).



2012 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2012 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 11.00am.



The 2012 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd. will be held in Sydney on Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 10.30am.



(1) Dates are subject to change.

(2) BHP Billiton Ltd. and BHPBill shares are listed on the NYSE in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
18-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
18-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
27-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Building Momentum in Base Metals

*http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/120627_BHPBilliton_BuildingMomentumInBaseMetals.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
22-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill approved investment of USD845 million to sustain operations at Illawarra Coal, in southern New South Wales, Australia by establishing a replacement mining area at the Appin Mine. The replacement area will have a production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per year of metallurgical coal and will sustain Illawarra Coal's production capacity at 9 million tonnes per year. Appin Area 9 will be operational in 2016 and will replace production at the West Cliff Mine. The project includes roadway development, new ventilation infrastructure, new and reconfigured conveyors and other mine services. The development has received all necessary regulatory approvals.
25-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Final terms in relation to BHPBill Finance Ltd.'s issue of:

* EUR1 250 million 2.125% Fixed Rate Notes due 2018; and

* EUR750 million 3.000% Fixed Rate Notes due 2024 under the EUR20 000 000 000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme guaranteed by BHP Bill Ltd have been filed with the UK Listing Authority and are available for viewing at the following URLs:

* http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/1443E_-2012-5-25.pdf

* http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/1443E_1-2012-5-25.pdf.



The distribution of the final terms and the offering or sale of the notes in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Access to this document is provided for information and reference purposes only and does not constitute an offer or the solicitation of any offer or sale by any member of the BHP Bill group in any way.



Neither this announcement, nor the Final Terms, constitutes an offer of securities for sale in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction. The securities described herein and therein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered or sold to U.S. persons or to persons within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act.
23-May-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a two tranche Euro bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme. The Euro bond issue comprises EUR1 250 million 2.125% bonds due 2018, and EUR750 million 3.000% bonds due 2024. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
15-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* 2012 Global Metals, Mining - Steel Conference http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/120515_BoAML _2012GlobalMetalsMiningSteelConference.pdf

The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
14-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*BHPBill presents at the APPEA Conference http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2012/120514_APPEAConference.pdf.



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
14-May-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill chairman, Jac Nasser, announced the appointment of Mr Pat Davies to the BHPBill board as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 June 2012.
11-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

*Petrohawk March 2012 Financial Report



The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
18-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the March 2012 quarter. Unless otherwise stated, BHP Billiton's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100 per cent and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.



Development

BHPBill's commitment to developing its portfolio of high return growth projects, diversified by commodity, geography and market was further reinforced by the approval of additional investment in its world class Base Metals, Iron Ore and Petroleum businesses. During the March 2012 quarter, BHP Billiton announced approval of the USD2.2 billion (BHP Billiton share) Escondida Organic Growth Project 1 (OGP1) which involves the replacement of an existing concentrator and allows access to valuable, higher grade ore. BHP Billiton also approved the USD414 million (BHP Billiton share) Escondida Oxide Leach Area Project (OLAP). In addition, pre-commitment expenditure of USD779 million (BHP Billiton share) for the proposed Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Outer Harbour development was approved. This funding will enable feasibility studies to progress, the procurement of long lead time items and for dredging to begin, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. On 11 April 2012, BHP Billiton also approved pre-commitment funding of USD708 million (BHP Billiton share) for the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico which will facilitate detailed engineering and the procurement of long lead time items related to the hull, topsides and subsea equipment. The Worsley Efficiency - Growth project will no longer be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports as it achieved first production in the March 2012 quarter and is 98 per cent complete. BHP Billiton's Onshore US drilling and development expenditure totalled USD2.2 billion for the nine months ended March 2012.
18-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
11-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for USD708 million (BHPBill share) in pre-commitment funding for the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The funding will facilitate detailed engineering and the procurement of long lead time items related to the hull, topsides and subsea equipment.



The Mad Dog Phase 2 project is based on successful appraisal drilling which confirmed significant hydrocarbons in the southern portion of the Mad Dog field. The proposed project includes the development of a second spar facility with all subsea production and injection wells. The new facility is estimated to have a design capacity of approximately 130 000 barrels of oil per day that will be exported via the Mardi Gras Pipelines under existing agreements. A final investment decision is anticipated in calendar year 2013 with first production scheduled for calendar year 2018. Mad Dog is a partnership between BP (operator, 60.5 percent share), BHPBill (23.9 percent) and Chevron (15.6 percent).
22-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that ARM Holdings plc ("ARM Holdings") announced that Sir John Buchanan will be appointed to the board of ARM Holdings on 3 May 2012 and will take over as its chairman immediately following the AGM on that date.
05-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
On 8 February 2012 we declared an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2011 of USD55 cents. Included in the announcement 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, 2 March 2012, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE, was 24 February 2012. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

* Exchange rate: 7.617500

* Dividend in rand: 418.962500



The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 22 March 2012.
29-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that Petrohawk Energy Corporation (Petrohawk) has filed its 2011 Form-10K with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required to comply with its obligations under certain of its Financial Agreements (as defined in its filing) which remain outstanding following the acquisition by BHP Billiton Ltd. BHPBill purchased Petrohawk on 20 August 2011 and therefore only consolidates its activities in its financial statements from that date.
24-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
On 8 February 2012 we declared an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2011 of 55 US cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is set out below:

*Dividend per share: 55 US cents

*Exchange rate; 7.617500

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency: 418.962500 South African cents



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 2 March 2012, and announced to the market on 5 March 2012. BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 27 February and 2 March 2012, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 24 February and 2 March 2012, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 22 March 2012.

22-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has priced a five tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement, which has been previously filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Global Bond comprises USD1 000 million Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2014 paying interest at three-month US Dollar LIBOR plus 27 basis points, USD1 000 million 1.000% Senior Notes due 2015, USD1 250 million 1.625% Senior Notes due 2017, USD1 000 million 2.875% Senior Notes due 2022, and USD1 000 million 4.125% Senior Notes due 2042. The proceeds will be used for debt refinancing, including the retirement of commercial paper, and general corporate purposes.
14-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill approved a total investment of USD2.6 billion in two projects that will underpin higher production at Escondida over the next decade. Organic Growth Project 1 (OGP1) will replace the Los Colorados concentrator with a new 152 000 tonne per day (tpd) plant and allow access to higher grade ore located underneath the existing facilities. Construction will begin in February 2012 with commissioning anticipated the first half of the 2015 calendar year. The project will cost USD3.8 billion, (USD2.2 billion BHPBill share) and is expected to create up to 7 000 jobs during the construction phase.



BHPBill also approved the Oxide Leach Area Project (OLAP) which creates a new dynamic leaching pad and mineral handling system that will include several overland conveyers. The new pad will maintain oxide leaching capacity at current levels following the exhaustion of the existing heap leach in the 2014 calendar year. OLAP is expected to cost USD721 million (USD414 million BHPBill share) with commissioning anticipated in the middle of the 2014 calendar year. Approximately 2 500 jobs will be created during the construction phase.



In addition, BHPBill announced a 17 per cent increase in the mineral resources and a 25 per cent increase in the ore reserves at Escondida following successful brownfield exploration and accelerated in-fill development drilling programs. The reserve increase also reflects the approval of OGP1, as most lower grade sulphide ore is now expected to be treated through the flotation circuit with an associated increase in process recoveries. A new resource at Chimborazo, based on more than 115 000 metres of drilling averaging 530 metres in depth, was also declared. The resource is being evaluated as potential feed for Escondida's Sulphide Leach processing facilities.



Escondida is located 3 100 meters above sea level, 170km South-East of the City of Antofagasta in Chile. It is owned by BHPBill (57.5%), Rio Tinto (30.0%), JECO Corporation (10.0%) and JECO 2 Ltd (2.5%). BHPBill operates the Escondida mine.
08-Feb-2012
(C)
02-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval of USD917 million (BHPBill share USD779 million) in pre-commitment funding for the construction of a 100 million tonne per year outer harbour facility associated with its Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The project, which is expected to be reviewed for full approval in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2012, has an embedded option to expand by a further 100 million tonnes per year. The funds approved will enable the company to progress feasibility studies and the procurement of long lead time items. It will also allow for dredging to begin, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals. In parallel with this work, engineering studies are underway to match mine and rail expansions to the expanded port capacity. The first phase of the Outer Harbour Development would include the proposed construction of a four kilometre jetty, a four-berth wharf, 32 kilometres of dredged departure channel and landside infrastructure, including stockyards and a rail spur. Start-up would be in the first half of calendar year 2016.
01-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has exercised an option to sell its 37% non-operated interest in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) to Rio Tinto and will exit the titanium minerals industry. RBM is a South African mineral sands mining and smelting operation and the leading producer of chloride titanium feedstock. BHPBill holds a 37% equity stake in RBM with equity partners Rio Tinto (37%), Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) parties (24%) and employees (2%). Rio Tinto manages the operation and is responsible for the marketing of RBM's products. As part of the restructuring of RBM in 2009, BHPBill and Rio Tinto concluded a put option agreement that made provision for BHPBill to sell its interest in RBM to Rio Tinto pursuant to an agreed valuation process. The parties will work together to facilitate a smooth transfer of BHPBill's stake. Completion of the sale is conditional upon the fulfilment of customary regulatory approvals with the final consideration to be determined according to the agreed valuation process.
06-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that Petrohawk Energy Corporation (Petrohawk) has filed its September 2011 Form-10Q with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required to comply with its obligations under certain of its Financial Agreements (as defined in its filing) which remain outstanding following the acquisition by BHP Billiton Ltd. Petrohawk's financial statements are prepared utilising U.S. accounting standards whereas BHP Billiton financial statements are prepared using International Financial Reporting Standards and will include the impact of the purchase price paid for Petrohawk. BHP Billiton purchased Petrohawk on 20 August 2011 and therefore will only include activity from that date in its consolidated financial statements.
29-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today that it is reviewing its diamonds business, comprising the group's interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and the Chidliak exploration project in Canada. BHP Billiton's strategy is to invest in large, long life, upstream and expandable assets while remaining a simple and scalable organisation. EKATI is a world class operation and Chidliak is a promising exploration opportunity, but many years of extensive exploration suggest there are few options to develop new diamond mines that are consistent with this approach. This review will, therefore, examine whether a continued presence in the diamonds industry is consistent with BHP Billiton's strategy and evaluate the potential sale of all or part of the diamonds business. As it reviews its diamonds business, BHP Billiton will only pursue those options that will preserve EKATI's outstanding safety and environmental standards and protect the benefits that the mine has created for local communities. Potential transactions arising from the review will be subject to detailed analysis before a final decision is made. In the event that these criteria are not met, BHP Billiton will continue to operate its world class diamonds business in a sustainable manner.
28-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced changes to its senior management team:

*Alex Vanselow, group executive and CFO, will retire from BHPBill at the end of February 2012. He will be succeeded by Graham Kerr, recently president of diamonds and specialty products; and

*Mike Henry, president of marketing, will join the group management committee as group executive and chief marketing officer, reporting to the CEO, Marius Kloppers.
17-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
The poll results will be communicated to the market shortly after the conclusion of BHPBill's annual general meeting held in Melbourne on 17 November 2011.
17-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has priced a three tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement, which has been previously filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Global Bond comprises USD1 000 million 1.125% Senior Notes due 2014, USD750 million 1.875% Senior Notes due 2016, and USD1 250 million 3.250% Senior Notes due 2021. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including the retirement of commercial paper.



This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Offers and sales will only be made pursuant to a written prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from the joint book runners., Barclays Capital Inc, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, 1-888-693-5847 and JP Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, +1-212-834-4533.
16-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill approved a USD822 million (BHPBill share USD698 million) investment for the development of its Orebody 24 mine, located approximately 10 kilometres north-east of Newman, Western Australia. Orebody 24 is a sustaining mine to maintain iron ore production output from the Newman Joint Venture operations. The new Orebody 24 mine will have a capacity of 17 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) and will include the construction of an ore crushing plant, train loadout facility, rail spur and other associated support facilities. Initial mining from Orebody 24 will start in the second half of calendar year 2012.
14-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Bill Petroleum Onshore US shale briefing http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2011/111114_BHPBill itonPetroleumInvestorBriefing_Presentation.pdf.

The document may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
10-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has finalised an agreement with the Western Australian Government to increase the royalty rate payable to the state for its iron ore fines product. Based on this agreement, the Western Australian Government will proceed with amendments to the State Agreement Acts covering operations managed by BHP Billiton Iron Ore. These amendments will include an increase in the royalty rate applicable to iron ore fines from 5.625 per cent of sales revenue to 6.5 per cent from 1 July 2012, and then to 7.5 per cent from 1 July 2013. This will align the royalty rate for fines with the existing rate paid on lump ore. The State Agreement amendments are subject to the approval of the parliament of Western Australia.
01-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today approved development of the Caval Ridge Mine project and expansion of the Peak Downs Mine in the northern Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The initial project will add 8 million tonnes per year capacity (100 per cent basis) in export metallurgical coal, with the expectation of a rapid, low cost expansion to 10 million tonnes per year. This additional 2 million tonnes per year will only require the addition of mining equipment. This expansion has not yet been permitted. The total investment in the initial project is USD4.2 billion, of which BHP Billiton's share is USD2.1 billion. The resource life of the initial project is expected to be greater than 60 years1. First coal is expected in calendar year 2014. The new Caval Ridge Mine will have the capacity to produce 5.5 million tonnes per year. The Peak Downs Mine will expand production by 2.5 million tonnes per year. The investment will include construction of a new coal handling and preparation plant at Caval Ridge to process production from the Caval Ridge Mine and Peak Downs expansion. Coal from the Peak Downs expansion will be transported by conveyor to the new plant. The Peak Downs Mine lies to the immediate south of the new Caval Ridge Mine. The Caval Ridge Mine will be an open cut dragline and truck and shovel operation, with coal railed to the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Hay Point Coal Terminal. The project has received all necessary regulatory approvals.
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
A copy of the annual report and accounts of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd for the year ended 30 June 2011 has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
A copy of the annual report and accounts of BHP Billiton Finance Plc for the year ended 30 June 2011 has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the September 2011 quarter.



Development

Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5) was completed on schedule during the September 2011 quarter and the ramp up of this well timed project is now underway. Subsequent expansions to 240 million tonnes per annum and beyond will leverage infrastructure installed as part of the RGP5 project scope and enable BHPBill to fully utilise its inner harbour capacity at Port Hedland. The North West Shelf CWLH Life Extension project (Australia) was also completed on 24 September 2011. These projects will not be reported in future exploration and development reports. During the September 2011 quarter, BHPBill continued to add to its approved pipeline of high return, growth projects diversified across commodity, geography and customer. Investments in energy coal totalling USD804 million (BHPBill share) will facilitate a further phase of expansion at the world class Cerrejon coal mine (Colombia) to approximately 40 million tonnes per annum (100 per cent basis) and the third stage of development of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group's (NCIG) coal handling facility in Newcastle (Australia).



Further information on BHPBill can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com.
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
12-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today approval for USD1.2 billion in pre-commitment capital for the first phase of the olympic dam project to develop an open pit mine in South Australia. The funding will facilitate the procurement of long lead items such as trucks and accommodation, infrastructure development and early site works for the first phase of the olympic dam project. The majority of the pre-commitment capital is conditional on the successful passage of the Indenture agreement through the South Australian Parliament. The first phase of the olympic dam project is currently in feasibility and its progression into execution remains dependant on the completion of all required studies and Board approval, which is likely to be sought by mid next calendar year.
21-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Annual report 2011 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2011/BHPBillitonAnnu alReport2011.pdf

* Summary review 2011 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/reports/Documents/2011/BHPBillitonSumm aryReview2011.pdf

* Notice of annual general meeting 2011 BHPBill - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/investors/shareholderinfo/Documents/2011/NoticeO fMeetingBHPBillitonPlc2011.pdf

* Proxy form (South Africa branch register)

* Sustainability report 2011 - http://www.bhpbilliton.com/home/aboutus/sustainability/reports/Documents/2011/BH PBillitonSustainabilityReport 2011.pdf

The documents (with the exception of the proxy forms) may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
21-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2012 interim dividend of BHPBill are as follows:

* Half yearly results announcement and dividend declaration: 8 February 2012

* Last day to trade on JSE and currency conversion into rand: 24 February 2012

* Ex-dividend date : 27 February 2012

* Payment date: 22 March 2012.
12-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
On 24 August 2011 the company declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2011 of 55 US cents. Included in the announcement 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, 9 September 2011, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, being 2 September 2011. The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

*Dividend of 55 US cents

*Australian cents -- 1.057500 -- 52.009456

*British pence -- 1.595500 -- 34.471952

*New Zealand cents -- 0.822575 -- 66.863204

*South African cents -- 7.005125 -- 385.281875

The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 29 September 2011.
07-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
On 6 September 2011 Lindsay Maxsted was appointed Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee (RAC). Mr Maxsted joined the Board in March 2011 and has been a member of the RAC since June 2011. David Crawford retired as RAC Chairman and as a member of the RAC on 6 September 2011. He will at the Board`s request stand for re-election as a Non-executive Director at the upcoming Annual General Meetings. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found at: www.bhpbilliton.com Sponsor: Absa Capital (the investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited, affiliated with Barclays Capital).

02-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
On 24 August 2011, BHPBill declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2011 of USD55 cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is set out below:

* Exchange rate : 7.005125

* Dividend in South African cents: 385.281875



The exchange rates applicable to the BHPBill dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the record date, being 9 September 2011, and announced to the market on 12 September 2011.
24-Aug-2011
(C)
22-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that all conditions to the closing of the tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Petrohawk Energy Corporation ("Petrohawk") for USD38.75 per Petrohawk share net to the seller in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, have been satisfied. The depositary for the tender offer has advised that, as of the expiration of the offer at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of Friday, 19 August 2011, approximately 293.9 million Petrohawk shares had been validly tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the offer, including approximately 36.0 million Petrohawk shares tendered by guaranteed delivery, which tendered shares represent approximately 97.4% of the outstanding shares of Petrohawk. BHPBill has accepted for payment, and expects to promptly pay for, all shares validly tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to the expiration of the offer.



As the final step of the acquisition process and following payment for all shares validly tendered and not withdrawn on or prior to the expiration of the offer, BHPBill expects to effect a short-form merger under Delaware law as promptly as practicable. At the effective time of the merger, each share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time (other than shares then owned by BHPBill, Petrohawk or any of their wholly owned subsidiaries (in each case other than on behalf of third parties) and shares that are held by any stockholders who properly demand appraisal in connection with the merger) will cease to be issued and outstanding and will be converted into the right to receive an amount in cash equal to the offer price of USD38.75, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes. Petrohawk will be the surviving corporation in the merger and will become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of BHPBill. Following the merger, Petrohawk shares will be delisted and will cease to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
18-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval of a USD437 million (BHP Billiton share) investment to expand the Cerrejon Coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia. BHPBill's investment represents one third of the USD1 311 million expansion to be undertaken by Cerrejon Coal, with joint venture partners Anglo American plc and Xstrata contributing equal investment in the project. The expansion, known as the P40 Project, will enable Cerrejon Coal's saleable thermal coal production to increase by 8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to approximately 40mtpa. Construction will commence in the 2011 calendar year with completion expected in the 2013 calendar year. Ramp up to expanded capacity of 40mtpa is expected by the end of the 2015 calendar year. The expansion project will see BHPBill's estimated share of production and sales from this long life, tier 1 asset increase from 10.7mtpa to 13.3mtpa. The project scope includes a second berth and dual quadrant shiploader at Cerrejon's 100 percent owned and operated Puerto Bolivar, along with necessary mine, rail and associated supply chain infrastructure. BHP Billiton owns 33.3 percent of Cerrejon Coal in equal portion with joint venture partners Anglo American and Xstrata.
10-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has signed a Heads of Agreement with Leighton Holdings to acquire the HWE Mining subsidiaries that provide contract mining services to its Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The Heads of Agreement relates to the mining equipment, people and related assets that service the Area C, Yandi and Orebody 23/25 operations. These operations collectively account for almost 70% of Western Australia Iron Ore's total material movement. The purchase price is USD735 million (AUD705 million), subject to working capital adjustments.



The proposed acquisition is consistent with BHPBill's previously stated intention to move the Western Australia Iron Ore business from contract mining to owner-operator mining. Subject to due diligence, definitive agreements and relevant internal and regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2011.
21-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Salient dates for final dividend:



*Preliminary results announcement and dividend declaration -- 24 August 2011

*Last day to trade on JSE Ltd and currency conversion into rand -- 2 September 2011

*Ex-dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) -- 5 September 2011

*Ex-dividend date (London - New York stock exchanges) -- 7 September 2011

*Record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian - London stock exchanges) -- 9 September 2011

*Payment date -- 29 September 2011



The 2011 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 20 October 2011 at 11.00am.
20-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill release a production update, with highlights including:

* Annual production records were achieved across four commodities and ten operations as a result of our strategy to invest throughout the economic cycle.

* Eleventh consecutive annual production record achieved in Iron Ore while Western Australia Iron Ore shipments rose to an annualised rate of 155 million tonnes per annum in the June 2011 quarter (100% basis).

* Annual production and sales records for Hunter Valley Energy Coal (Australia) following the commissioning and ramp up of the MAC20 project and utilisation of our Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) port capacity.

* The successful integration of the Fayetteville Shale (USA), combined with strong underlying performance from existing assets, delivered an increase in annual petroleum production, despite the ongoing impact of permitting delays in the Gulf of Mexico (USA). Annual production records were achieved for natural gas and at North West Shelf (Australia).

* Copper production increased during the 2011 financial year as Olympic Dam (Australia) reported annual material mined and milling records. Strong operating performance was similarly reported at Pampa Norte (Chile) and Antamina (Peru), where record annual milling rates were recorded.
20-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the June 2011 quarter. Unless otherwise stated, BHPBill's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100% and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.



During the 2011 financial year, BHPBill approved 11 major projects with a total investment value of USD12.9 billion (BHPBill share). The progression of these projects into execution forms a meaningful component of the company's anticipated organic growth program that is expected to exceed USD80 billion over the five years to the end of the 2015 financial year. Importantly, three major projects delivered first production in the twelve month period.



The 11 approved projects spanned the major ferrous, non-ferrous and energy product groups and included: Macedon (natural gas); WAIO Jimblebar Mine Expansion, WAIO Port Hedland Inner Harbour Expansion, WAIO Port Blending and Rail Yard Facilities and the Samarco Fourth Pellet Plant (all iron ore); Queensland Coal Daunia mine development, Queensland Coal Broadmeadow Life Extension and Queensland Coal Hay Point Stage Three Expansion (all metallurgical coal); Escondida Ore Access (copper); Hunter Valley Energy Coal (HVEC) RX1 Project; and the Ekati Misery Open Pit Project (diamonds). The three completed projects were the South Africa Coal Douglas-Middelburg Optimisation Project, the HVEC MAC20 Project (both energy coal) and Angostura Gas Phase II (natural gas).



Angostura Gas Phase II was completed in the recent quarter and delivered first gas on schedule and below budget. This project will no longer be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports. Following the progression of the Jansen Potash Project into feasibility during the March 2011 quarter, BHPBill announced an additional USD488 million pre-commitment to support development of the project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
19-Jul-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that mining giant BHPBill may spend about USD180 billion on building and expanding its mines, plants and oilfields by 2020. The estimate was revised after BHP last week agreed to buy Petrohawk Energy, where the mine operator expects to spend as much as USD70 billion. The USD12.1 billion Petrohawk deal marks CEO Marius Kloppers's second foray in shale gas, forecast to make up half of US gas output by 2030, after the USD4.75 billion purchase of Chesapeake Energy assets in March.
15-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
30-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton confirms that the expanded USD10 billion capital management program announced on 16 February 2011 was completed on 29 June 2011. The number of shares bought since the resumption of the capital management program on 15 November 2010 is 146.9 million shares in BHP Billiton Ltd and 94.9 million shares in BHP Billiton Plc. All shares purchased are cancelled on settlement. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com

23-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
23-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today the completion of the budget and schedule review for the Worsley Efficiency and Growth (E-G) project. The capital cost estimate for the project, encompassing the development of the Marradong mine, refinery expansion and connection to a multi-fuel cogeneration unit, has increased to USD2,995 million (BHP Billiton share). First production is now scheduled for the first quarter of calendar year 2012. (1) Worsley Alumina is a joint venture between BHP Billiton (86 per cent), Japan Alumina Associates (Australia) Pty Ltd (10 per cent) and Sojitz Alumina Pty Ltd (four per cent). Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com

01-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
The High Court of Australia has decided in favour of BHPBill in its dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over certain tax issues relating to BHPBill's former Hot Briquetted Iron project. The dispute concerned the clawback of capital allowance deductions claimed by BHPBill for the Hot Briquetted Iron plant. As a result of the decision, an income tax credit of approximately USD580 million will be recognised as an exceptional item in the company's June 2011 financial results.
29-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that the partners of Samarco had approved the USD3.5 billion (BHP Billiton share USD1.75 billion) Fourth Pellet Plant Project at Samarco (Brazil). The expansion will increase Samarco iron ore pellet production capacity by 8.3 million tonnes to 30.5 million tonnes per annum (100% basis). First pellet production is expected in the first half of calendar year 2014.



The investment includes:

*additional mining capacity and a third concentrator at the Germano mine;

*a third slurry pipeline of approximately 400 kilometres in length; and

*a fourth pellet plant and enhanced ship loading capacity at the Ponta Ubu site.
20-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Production highlights for the nine months ended 31 March 2011:

*Successfully concluded the acquisition of the Fayetteville Shale (USA), which is expected to be an important contributor to the continued growth of the petroleum business.

*Quarterly production records were achieved at Hunter Valley Energy Coal (Australia) and the Alumar refinery (Brazil), while record milling rates were set at Olympic Dam (Australia) for the second consecutive quarter.

*Record iron ore production and sales for the nine months ended March 2011 were achieved at both Western Australia Iron Ore and Samarco (Brazil), highlighting the benefit of BHPBill's commitment to invest through economic cycles. Year to date production records were also achieved for crude oil and condensate, the North West Shelf (Australia) and manganese ore.
20-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
12-Apr-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, BHPBill has doused speculation that it plans to buy Royal Dutch Shell's stake in Woodside Petroleum and make a AUS46 billion (R320 billion) takeover offer. BHPBill "is not aware of any basis for the market speculation" for media reports linking it to Woodside, the Melbourne-based company said. It was reported that BHPBill was in talks with Shell, which was being advised by UBS.
11-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the successful completion of its off-market tender buy-back (Off-Market Buy-Back) of BHP Billiton Ltd shares. The final transaction size of AUD6.0 billion (USD6.3 billion) has enabled BHP Billiton Ltd to buy back 147 million shares, which represents 4.4 per cent of the issued share capital of BHP Billiton Ltd. The final price for the Off-Market Buy-Back has been set at AUD40.85 per share, which represents a discount of 14 per cent to the market price of AUD47.4985 per share.
25-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval of a USD400 million investment to expand Hunter Valley Energy Coal in New South Wales, Australia. The expansion, known as the RX1 Project (RX1), will enable Mt Arthur Coal's run-of-mine thermal coal production to increase by 4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), to approximately 24 mtpa. RX1 is substantially a mine only expansion without an associated increase in coal preparation plant capacity. RX1 is expected to deliver first production in the second half of the 2013 calendar year. In addition to the employment generated by the project during construction, the RX1 expansion is expected to generate approximately 300 new, full time jobs.
25-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill approved three key metallurgical coal projects located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia. The projects will add 4.9 million tonnes of annual mine capacity (100% basis) through development of the Daunia operation and a new mining area at Broadmeadow. In addition, 11 million tonnes of annual port capacity (100% basis) will be developed at the Hay Point Coal Terminal. The total investment is USD5 billion, of which BHPBill's share is USD2.5 billion. The investment includes:

*USD1.6 billion (BHPBill share USD800 million) for development of the new Daunia mine, adjacent to Poitrel. The mine will have the capacity to produce 4.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of export metallurgical coal through a new processing facility. First coal is expected in 2013.

*USD900 million (BHPBill share USD450 million) to extend the life of the Broadmeadow mine by a further 21 years. The investment will also increase productive capacity by 0.4 mtpa, to a new total capacity of 4.8 mtpa. The project is due for completion in 2013.

*USD2.5 billion (BHPBill share USD1.25 billion) for the Stage Three expansion of the BHPBill Mitsubishi Alliance's wholly owned Hay Point Coal Terminal, which will increase capacity from 44 mtpa to 55 mtpa. This investment also includes the replacement of the existing jetty to increase its ability to withstand high seas and winds. The expansion will include a new third berth, trestle, surge bins and out- loading conveyors. First shipments from the expanded terminal are expected in 2014.
25-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval of USD7.4 billion (BHPBill share USD6.6 billion) of capital investment to continue production growth in the company's Western Australia Iron Ore operations. It will deliver an integrated operation with capacity in excess of 220 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), on a 100% basis, with first production expected from the new Jimblebar mine in early calendar year 2014.



The investment includes:

USD3.4 billion (BHPBill share USD3.3 billion) for the development of Jimblebar mine and rail links, and the procurement of mining equipment and rolling stock that will deliver initial capacity of 35 mtpa, with embedded options for expansion to 55 mtpa for incremental capital investment; USD2.3 billion (BHPBill share USD1.9 billion) to further develop Port Hedland, including two additional berths and shiploaders, a car dumper, connecting conveyor routes and associated rail works and rolling stock; and USD1.7 billion (BHPBill share USD1.4 billion) for port blending facilities and rail yards to enable ore blending, the expansion of resource life and to prepare for the future growth of the business beyond the inner harbour.
23-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, announced that Mr Alan Boeckmann will retire from the board and Mr Lindsay Maxsted will be appointed as an independent Non-executive Director, both effective as of today,23 March 2011.
14-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
On 16 February 2011 we announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2010 of 46 US cents. Included in the announcement 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, 11 March 2011, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, being 4 March 2011.



The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 46 US cents

Exchange rates:

*Australian cents : 1.001395

*British pence: 1.601690

*New Zealand cents: 0.736425

*South African: 6.891175 cents

The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 31 March 2011.



Dividend per ordinary share in local currency:

*Australian cents :45.935919

*British pence: 28.719665

*New Zealand cents: 62.463930

*South African cents: 316.994050
04-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
On 16 February 2011 BHP Billiton Plc announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2010 of 46 US cents per share.



The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is set out below:

*Dividend 46 US cents per share

*Exchange rate South African cents: 6.891175

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency: 316.994050

The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 11 March 2011, and announced to the market on 14 March 2011.

BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 7 and 11 March 2011, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 4 and 11 March 2011, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 31 March 2011.

22-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced an off-market tender buy-back (Off-Market Buy- Back) of BHP Billiton Ltd shares that will form an important part of its expanded USD10 billion capital management program. The on-market buy-back of BHP Billiton Plc shares that was reactivated in November 2010 will continue, including over the period of the Off-Market Buy-Back process. Subject to market conditions, it is BHP Billiton's expectation that the USD10 billion capital management initiative will be largely completed by the end of the 2011 calendar year. The Off-Market Buy-Back of BHP Billiton Ltd shares with a target size of AUD5 billion will commence immediately in accordance with the timetable set out below. BHP Billiton Ltd may, at its discretion, vary the size of the Off-Market Buy-Back.



The announcement continues BHP Billiton's strong track record of returning excess capital to shareholders. On completion of the USD10 billion capital management initiative, BHP Billiton will have repurchased a cumulative USD23 billion of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc shares since 2004, representing 15 per cent of then issued capital. Undertaking both an off-market and on-market buy-back, coupled with an increased interim dividend allows the entire BHP Billiton global shareholder base to participate, both directly and indirectly, in the capital management initiative. An off-market buy-back provides an efficient means of generating economic value for all BHP Billiton shareholders. While the precise impact of the Off-Market Buy-Back cannot be determined, it is expected to have a lasting and positive impact on BHP Billiton's earnings per share, cash flow per share and return on equity. As a result, all BHP Billiton shareholders, including those not participating in the Off-Market Buy-Back process, regardless of location and tax status, are expected to benefit from the Off-Market Buy-Back. The Off-Market Buy-Back will enable the purchase of BHP Billiton Ltd shares at a material discount to the prevailing market price of BHP Billiton Ltd and can be completed in a shorter period of time than on-market buy-backs of a comparable size. The target Off-Market Buy-Back size of AUD5 billion will enable BHP Billiton to continue to pay fully franked dividends under its progressive dividend policy. The Off-Market Buy-Back is expected to be funded from BHP Billiton's cash resources.
22-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* Fayetteville Acquisition Presentation

The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website - www.bhpbilliton.com.
22-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced it has agreed to acquire all of Chesapeake Energy Corporation's ("Chesapeake") interests in the Fayetteville Shale, USA, including the midstream pipeline system, for USD4.75 billion, which BHP Billiton expects to fund from the groups cash resources. The acquisition is consistent with BHP Billiton's strategy of investing in large, long-life, low cost assets with significant volume growth from future development. It also supports our goal of diversification by geography, customer and product. BHP Billiton will become the operator of Chesapeake's operated interests in the field.



Chesapeake's Fayetteville shale assets include approximately 487 000 acres of leasehold and producing natural gas properties located in Arkansas, USA. This is the second largest position in one of the largest gas fields in the world. This acquisition will increase BHP Billiton's net reserve and resource base by 45 per cent. These assets currently produce over 400 million cubic feet of gas per day and include development options that will support substantially higher production over a 40 year operating life. BHP Billiton and Chesapeake have also agreed a twelve month services agreement to ensure the safe transfer of operations to BHP Billiton. The assets acquired generate strong margins and returns on capital at current prices. Depending on regulatory approvals, BHP Billiton expects to close in the first half of 2011.



Capital management program - AUD5 billion off-market buy-back

BHP Billiton also announced an off-market tender buy-back ("Off-Market Buy- Back") of BHP Billiton Ltd shares that will form an important part of its expanded USD10 billion capital management program (see separate announcement). The Off-Market Buy-Back, with a target size of AUD5 billion but which BHP Billiton Ltd may vary at its discretion, will commence immediately in accordance with the Off-Market Buy-Back timetable, which is separately available. The On-Market Buy-Back of BHP Billiton shares will continue, including over the period of the Off-Market Buy-Back process.
16-Feb-2011
(C)
16-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
The following document has today been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:

* BHP Billiton Interim Results 31 December 2010 Presentation http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bbContentRepository/docs/110216InterimResultsFY11P resentation.pdf

*The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web link above.
01-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
BHP Bill notified the market of that, as at 31 January 2011, BHP Billiton Plc's issued capital, including treasury shares held by BHP Billiton Plc, consists of 2 192 832 287 ordinary shares of USD0.50 each. Of these, 24 113 658 ordinary shares are held in treasury by BHP Billiton Plc and 1 927 122 ordinary shares are held for cancellation, and therefore the total number of voting rights in the company is 2 190 905 165. The above figure of 2 190 905 165 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, BHP Billiton Plc under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.



Note: BHP Billiton Plc also has one special voting share in issue to facilitate joint voting by shareholders of BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd on joint electorate actions.

28-Jan-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, a union at the Columbian coal mining venture, Cerrejon, owned by BHPBill, Anglo American plc and Xstrata plc, will probably vote in favour of a strike. A walkout at the mine might begin as soon as 30 January 2011. Cerrejon is the world's largest open-pit mine that produces coal for export.
20 Jan 2011 08:19:20
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the quarter ended 31 December 2010. Unless otherwise stated, BHPBill's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100 per cent and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.



Development

During the December 2010 quarter, a further USD570 million (BHPBill share) of capital expenditure was approved to underpin continued growth in Western Australia Iron Ore's production profile. The investment expands on BHPBill's earlier pre-commitment of USD1.73 billion (BHPBill share) announced in January 2010 and will facilitate the ongoing development of port, rail and Jimblebar mine infrastructure. Industry wide cost pressure is being experienced across a broad range of projects and reflects stronger producer currencies, particularly in Australia, and underlying inflation on raw material and labour costs.



Minerals Exploration

Grassroots exploration continued on copper targets in Chile and Zambia; nickel and copper targets in Australia; manganese targets in Gabon; and diamond targets in Canada. Exploration for iron ore, coal, bauxite, potash and manganese was undertaken in a number of regions including Australia, Canada, South America and Africa.



For the half year ended 31 December 2010, BHPBill spent USD279 million on minerals exploration, of which USD228 million was expensed. Petroleum exploration and appraisal wells drilled during the quarter or in the process of drilling as at 31 December 2010.



Petroleum exploration expenditure for the half year ended 31 December 2010 was USD173 million, of which USD135 million was expensed.
20 Jan 2011 08:14:00
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the approval of increased capital expenditure for the Esso Australia operated Kipper and Turrum projects in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria. Kipper's capital expenditure has increased to USD900 million (BHP Billiton share) and the facilities are now forecast to be completed in calendar year 2012. Mercury was encountered in the reservoir during development drilling and mercury mitigation will be managed as a separate project. The timing of first production is subject to resolution of the mercury related issues.



Turrum's expenditure has been adjusted to USD1 350 million (BHPBill share) and is now forecast to begin production in calendar year 2013. Additional design and fabrication of key structural components has delayed installation and increased the offshore hook up campaign resulting in the cost and schedule adjustments.
20 Jan 2011 08:05:52
(Official Notice)
Production highlights for the half-year to 31 December 2010:

*BHPBill continues to benefit from its consistent deployment of capital towards high quality growth projects, with three commodities and five businesses recording half yearly production records.

*Record iron ore production and shipments were achieved for both the half year and quarter. Western Australia Iron Ore shipments rose to an annualised rate of 148 million tonnes per annum in the quarter (100% basis).

*Other quarterly production records were achieved at Hunter Valley Energy Coal (Australia) and the Alumar refinery (Brazil), while both Olympic Dam (Australia) and Antamina (Peru) reported record milling rates. Record exports from Hunter Valley Energy Coal for the quarter and half year reflected first production from the MAC20 project.

*Queensland Coal (Australia) production was significantly affected by the persistent rain and flooding that impacted the Bowen Basin during the period. In the December 2010 quarter, Queensland Coal production declined by 30% when compared with the September 2010 quarter, while sales declined by 15%. The decision to increase pumping and drainage capacity following severe wet weather in the March 2008 quarter has minimised inpit water accumulation, although heavy rainfall that persisted for much of the December 2010 half year has significantly restricted overburden removal. When combined with disruption to external infrastructure, we expect an ongoing impact on production, sales and unit costs for the remainder of the 2011 financial year.

*Permitting delays in the Gulf of Mexico (USA) continue to impact the Petroleum operations, causing the deferral of drilling of high volume production wells. The current expectation is that production volumes for the 2011 financial year will be in line with the 2010 financial year.



Robust growth in developing economies remains the primary driver of commodity demand and further positive signs are emerging in the United States following the Federal Reserve's ongoing efforts to stimulate the economy. When coupled with supply side constraint, which has been further exacerbated by weather related disruptions in countries such as Australia, Colombia and South Africa, BHPBill remains confident in the fundamentals for its core products.
07 Jan 2011 08:00:20
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that BHPBill's South African coal unit has been affected by heavy rains, which has impacted on coal output and supplies to Eskom. However, the company is confident that production will return to normal when the rain eased.
24 Dec 2010 08:10:03
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announces that BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc have entered into an irrevocable arrangement with an independent third party which makes trading decisions in relation to the securities of BHP Billiton Plc independently of, and uninfluenced by, BHP Billiton Limited or BHP Billiton Plc. The arrangement allows the independent third party to purchase on BHP Billiton Limited`s behalf and within certain pre-set parameters, ordinary shares in BHP Billiton Plc during the period commencing on 1 January 2011 and ending upon 15 February 2011, a day prior to the announcement of BHP Billiton's interim results for the half year ended 31 December 2010.



These share purchases will be made on BHP Billiton Limited`s behalf and in accordance with the irrevocable arrangement during a so-called "Close Period"; a period in which BHP Billiton and its directors, officers and employees would normally otherwise be prohibited from dealing in BHP Billiton shares. In line with other recent transactions, BHP Billiton Limited`s interest in the shares purchased will then be transferred to BHP Billiton Plc for nil consideration and cancellation by BHP Billiton Plc.



Any share purchases effected pursuant to the irrevocable arrangement will be subject to the terms of the mandate and in any case will be effected in a manner consistent with both the general authority vested in BHP Billiton Plc to repurchase shares and Chapter 12 of the United Kingdom Listing Rules, which require that the maximum price paid be limited to no more than 105 per cent of the average middle market closing price of BHP Billiton Plc`s Ordinary Shares for the five dealing days preceding the date of purchase. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com.

13 Dec 2010 14:13:13
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Chairman Jac Nasser announced the appointment of a new Non-executive Director, Baroness Shriti Vadera, to the BHP Billiton Board, effective 1 January, 2011.

22 Nov 2010 09:04:59
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, retreated R4.24 or 1.6% to close at R258.61 on Friday, 19 November 2010. Copper prices were fluctuating in London, heading for their biggest weekly drop in two months, on concern that additional tightening measures in China may dampen demand from the world's biggest consumer of metal.
18 Nov 2010 10:40:37
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Limited announces that on 17 November 2010 it purchased 375,000 Ordinary shares of BHP Billiton Plc at an average price of 2 316.04 pence per Ordinary share. The highest price paid was 2 339.00 pence per Ordinary share and the lowest price paid was 2 303.00 pence per Ordinary share. Following purchase, BHP Billiton Limited transferred its interest in the shares to BHP Billiton Plc for nil consideration and cancellation by BHP Billiton Plc. Following the cancellation, the total number of BHP Billiton Plc Ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) will be 2 206 032 544. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com
17 Nov 2010 10:55:12
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, BHPBill's CE, Marius Kloppers, will not let three failed transactions worth more than USD2100 billion prevent further takeover attempts. However, the problem will be finding buyable targets. BHPBill has had two failed deals with Rio Tinto and a third, the acquisition of Potash Corporation, was scuppered by the Canadian government. BHPBill's next targets may be in the energy sector, with UBS singling out Anadarko Petroleum and Woodside Petroleum, as well as US-based coal producer, Drummond.
17 Nov 2010 10:16:53
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Ltd announces that on 16 November 2010 it purchased 600,000 Ordinary shares of BHPBill at an average price of GBP2 331.58 pence per ordinary share. The highest price paid was GBP2 349.00 pence per ordinary share and the lowest price paid was GBP2 315.00 pence per ordinary share. Following purchase, BHP Billiton Ltd transferred its interest in the shares to BHPBill for nil consideration and cancellation by BHPBill. Following the cancellation, the total number of BHPBill ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) will be 2 206 407 544.
17 Nov 2010 09:44:19
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced approval for a further USD635 million (BHP Billiton share USD570 million)(1) of capital expenditure that will underpin continued growth in Western Australia Iron Ore's production profile. The investment highlights BHP Billiton's commitment to the Rapid Growth Project sequence of expansion projects and is consistent with the company's strategy to fully utilise its Port Hedland inner harbour capacity. The investment expands on BHP Billiton's earlier pre-commitment of USD1.73 billion announced in January 2010 and will facilitate the ongoing development of important port, rail and Jimblebar mine infrastructure. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com
16 Nov 2010 11:02:00
(Official Notice)
A meeting of shareholders of BHP Billiton Ltd was held in Perth, Australia on 16 November 2010 and BHP Billiton Plc ("Plc") held in London, United Kingdom on 21 October 2010. A copy of the resolutions passed at the closure of the poll has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do
16 Nov 2010 08:09:18
(Official Notice)
The poll results will be communicated to the market shortly after the conclusion of BHP Billiton Ltd's annual general meeting held in Perth on Tuesday, 16 November 2010.
15 Nov 2010 08:15:17
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton has determined that the condition of its offer relating to receipt of a net benefit determination by the Minister of Industry under the Investment Canada Act cannot be satisfied, and accordingly, the offer has been withdrawn. A total PotashCorprelated transaction cost of approximately USD350 million, of which approximately USD250 million related to the USD45 billion acquisition financing facility, will be recognised as an exceptional item in the December 2010 interim accounts. BHP Billiton continues to believe its offer would have resulted in a significant net benefit to Canada, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. As a package, the proposed undertakings offered by BHP Billiton in a signed, written submission to the Minister of Industry were unparalleled in substance, scope and duration, reflecting the importance of potash to Canada and Saskatchewan. The company had offered to commit to legally binding undertakings that would have, among other things, increased employment, guaranteed investment and established the company's global potash headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The investment commitment included USD450 million on exploration and development over the next five years over and above commitments to spending on the Jansen project. An additional USD370 million would have been spent on infrastructure funds in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. BHP Billiton would also have applied for a listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In addition, BHP Billiton was prepared to make a unique commitment to forego tax benefits to which it was legally entitled and, as a condition of the Minister's approval, BHP Billiton was prepared to remain a member of Canpotex for five years. Both of these undertakings were intended to allay any concerns the Province of Saskatchewan may have had regarding potential losses in revenues.
04 Nov 2010 07:37:22
(Official Notice)
02 Nov 2010 09:31:24
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has until the 3rd of November to decide whether to refuse BHPBill's USD40 billion bid for Potash Corporation. The country has approved 1 637 corporate takeovers since 1985 and rejected one. The Conservative government is examining the bid for Potash and faces pressure from provincial politicians to block it. The federal review must weigh the government's policy of attracting foreign investment against the opposition stirred up by the proposed deal.
20 Oct 2010 15:19:02
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the publication of the prospectus relating to the EUR20 000 000 000 euro medium term note programme of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd and BHP Billiton Finance Plc., guaranteed by BHP Billiton Ltd and by BHP Billiton Plc.
20 Oct 2010 07:42:20
(Official Notice)
20 Oct 2010 07:37:36
(Official Notice)
During the quarter, the Douglas-Middelburg Optimisation Project (energy coal) was completed and delivered first coal on schedule and budget. This project will no longer be reported in future exploration and development reports. The approval of the Macedon Project (gas), offshore Western Australia was announced on 24 September 2010.



Minerals Exploration

Grassroots exploration continued on copper targets in Chile and Zambia, nickel targets in Australia; manganese targets in Gabon and diamond targets in Canada. Exploration for iron ore, coal, bauxite, potash and manganese was undertaken in a number of regions including Australia, Canada, South America and Africa. For the quarter ended 30 September 2010, BHP Billiton spent USD129 million on minerals exploration, of which USD106 million was expensed.



Petroleum Exploration

Exploration and appraisal wells drilled during the quarter or in the process of drilling as at 30 September 2010. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com.
19 Oct 2010 13:47:07
(Official Notice)
A copy of the annual report and accounts of BHP Billiton Finance Plc for the year ended 30 June 2010 has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:
19 Oct 2010 13:29:54
(Official Notice)
A copy of the annual report and accounts of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd for the year ended 30 June 2010 has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.do:
18 Oct 2010 08:14:42
(Official Notice)
On 5 June 2009, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto signed core principles to establish a production joint venture covering the entirety of both companies' Western Australian Iron Ore assets. This resulted in the signing of definitive agreements on 5 December 2009. The completion of these agreements was subject to a number of conditions, including regulatory approvals. Since the agreement was signed it has become increasingly apparent that regulatory approvals of the joint venture are unlikely to be achieved. Consequently, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have reluctantly agreed to dissolve the proposed joint venture.
14 Oct 2010 17:34:22
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have noted with disappointment the statement by the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) that its current intention is to prohibit the companies' proposed iron ore production joint venture in Western Australia. The German regulatory process continues and the parties are expecting to receive a formal notification next week. The parties continue to believe that the joint venture is pro-competitive and will increase the supply of iron ore. However, both BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto acknowledge the concerns expressed by some regulators and the obstacles to achieving clearance for the joint venture. No decisions about next steps have been taken at this stage while regulatory discussions continue.
27 Sep 2010 08:02:04
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for development of the Macedon gas field in the Exmouth Sub-basin, Western Australia. The Macedon Gas Development, to be operated by BHPBill, will commercialise natural gas from offshore production lease WA-42-L, located 100 kilometres west of Onslow. First production is expected during calendar year 2013. Recoverable reserves for the Macedon field are between 400 and 750 billion cubic feet of gas. Project costs will be approximately USD1.5 billion, of which BHPBill's share will be 71.43 percent (approximately USD1.050 million). The balance will be invested by joint venture partner Apache Northwest with a 28.57 percent interest. The Macedon project involves four offshore production wells supplying a wet gas pipeline to an onshore gas treatment plant to be constructed at Ashburton North, 17 kilometres south west of Onslow. A sales gas pipeline will be connected to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline for sale to the domestic gas market in Western Australia. The gas plant will have a design capacity of 200 million standard cubic feet per day.
27 Sep 2010 07:49:52
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has been granted early termination by the US Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice of the mandatory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the "HSR Act"), in connection with its offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc ("PotashCorp") (NYSE:POT/TSX:POT) together with any associated rights issued and outstanding under the PotashCorp Shareholder Rights Plan (the "offer"). The termination is effective immediately, thereby ending the HSR waiting period for the proposed acquisition. Accordingly, the condition under the offer for the expiration or termination of any waiting period under the HSR Act has been satisfied.



The offer remains subject to receipt of other regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions. BHPBill remains confident that the offer will receive all remaining requisite regulatory approvals in due course. As previously announced, in the offer, BHPBill is offering to purchase all outstanding PotashCorp common shares at a price of USD130.00 in cash per share. As announced on 20 September 2010, the time for acceptance of the offer has been extended until 11:59 pm (Eastern time) on 18 November 2010, or such later date or dates as may be fixed by BHPBill, unless the offer is withdrawn. As of the date of extension of the offer, 1 801 PotashCorp common shares had been tendered in connection with the offer.
22 Sep 2010 07:54:47
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2011 interim dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

*Half yearly results announcement and dividend declaration -- 16 February 2011

*Last day to trade - currency conversion into rand on JSE Ltd -- 4 March 2011

*Ex-Dividend Date (ASX - JSE Ltd) -- 7 March 2011

*Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York Stock Exchanges -- 9 March 2011

*Record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for ASX - LSE) -- 11 March 2011

*Payment Date -- 31 March 2011
21 Sep 2010 07:37:27
(Official Notice)
13 Sep 2010 08:20:20
(Official Notice)
On 25 August 2010 BHPBill announced a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2010 of USD45 cents. Included in the announcement 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, 10 September 2010, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Ltd, being 3 September 2010(1). The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Exchange rate - dividend per ordinary share

* Australian cents: 0.924985 - 48.649438

* British pence: 1.543000 - 29.163966

* New Zealand cents: 0.729394 - 61.695051

* South African cents: 7.228500 - 325.282500
03 Sep 2010 11:56:19
(Official Notice)
On 25 August 2010 BHPBill announced a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2010 of USD45 cents per share. The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register was set at R7.2285.
26 Aug 2010 09:59:52
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that BHP Billiton reported a doubling of profit, helping to drive its USD40 billion (R294 billion) hostile takeover offer for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Chief executive Marius Kloppers, who has slashed debt by 41% and raised the dividend, said that the bid for fertiliser producer Potash was full and fair. The company, which made a USD130 a share bid for Potash, is facing possible rival bids and may need to raise its offer. BHP Billiton said in a statement that despite short term caution, the group remains positive in the full year after copper and aluminium prices rose as the global economy recovered.
25 Aug 2010 10:01:23
(C)
18 Aug 2010 09:28:30
(Official Notice)
The following documents have today been submitted to the UK Listing Authority in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1R and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, situated at Financial Services Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS (telephone no: +44 (0)20 7066 1000):

All Cash Offer for PotashCorp - Investor Presentation

http://www.bhpbilliton.com/AllCashOfferForPotashCorp.pdf



The document may also be accessed via BHP Billiton's website - www.bhpbilliton.com - or using the web links above.

18 Aug 2010 09:16:19
(Official Notice)
17 Aug 2010 13:53:33
(Official Notice)
BHPBill confirmed that it has made an approach to Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) regarding a possible acquisition of PotashCorp at a price of USD130.00 per common share. To date the board of PotashCorp has not agreed to engage in discussions. BHPBill continues to review its options and will make a further announcement in due course.
21 Jul 2010 08:12:10
(Official Notice)
The Newcastle Third Port Project (energy coal) was completed in June 2010, ahead of schedule and budget. This project will not be reported in future Exploration and Development reports. During the year ended 30 June 2010 a further three projects achieved first production and two projects were sanctioned for development. The three commissioned projects were Western Australia Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 4 (iron ore), Klipspruit Expansion (energy coal) and Pyrenees (oil and gas). The sanctioned projects were MAC20 Project (energy coal) and Antamina Expansion (copper). In addition, USD2.4 billion of pre-commitment expenditure was approved to accelerate development of Western Australia Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 6 (iron ore), Caval Ridge and Hay Point Coal Terminal Stage 3 Expansion (both metallurgical coal) and the first stages of the Jansen Potash Project (potash).



Minerals Exploration

Grassroots exploration continued on copper targets in Chile and Zambia; nickel targets in Australia; manganese targets in Gabon; and diamond targets in Canada. Exploration for iron ore, coal, bauxite, potash and manganese was undertaken in a number of regions including Australia, Canada, South America, Russia and Africa. During the quarter, BHP Billiton confirmed the strength of its position in the Saskatchewan potash basin in Canada with the reporting of an in-situ Mineral Resource(1) of 3 370 million tonnes @ 25.4% K2O at its wholly-owned Jansen Potash Project. In addition, the Indonesian Coal Project (ICP) joint venture was formed following Government approvals. PT Adaro Energy TBK has acquired a 25 per cent interest in the ICP joint venture, with BHP Billiton holding the remaining 75 per cent. For the year ended 30 June 2010, BHP Billiton spent USD516 million on minerals exploration, of which USD467 million was expensed. This includes USD73 million of exploration spend for potash in Saskatchewan, Canada.

21 Jul 2010 08:05:45
(Official Notice)
19 Jul 2010 08:12:21
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that, stock for BHPBILL , the world's largest mining company, rose for the first time in three days on Friday, 16 July 2010 climbing R3.02 or 1.9 %, to R214.98 before closing lower at R211.50 as the prices of lead, tin and zinc rose. BHPBILL was created in 2001 by the merger of Australia's Broken Hill Proprietary company and the British-Dutch Billiton.
06 Jul 2010 08:40:40
(Official Notice)
On 2 July 2010, the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced the Australian Government's decision to replace the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax with a proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) on mined iron ore and coal. Key features are below:

*It applies only to iron ore and coal.

*It will be calculated on the profit of a mine, based on the value of the resource at the 'mine gate' less all costs to that point. It will not apply to downstream processing or infrastructure.

*The rate of tax is 30 per cent.

*There is a 25 per cent 'extraction allowance' that results in only 75 per cent of otherwise taxable profits being subject to the MRRT.

*Any royalties paid to state governments are credited against any MRRT liability, and the MRRT paid is itself a deductible expense for income tax purposes.

*There is the option to have as the starting base the market value of the project (not the previously proposed book value). This is particularly important for our iron ore and coal operations which have been in existence for many years.

*New expenditure is to be immediately deductible in full.

*Losses will be able to be transferred to offset profits such that only net profits from projects are subject to the new tax. Any MRRT losses and/or unused credits for state royalty payments will be able to be carried forward at the long term government bond Rate plus 7 per cent.

Prime Minister Gillard also announced the establishment of a Policy Transition Group led by former BHPBill chairman, Don Argus AC, and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson AM that will oversee the development of more detailed technical design aspects. This Transition Group has the objective of ensuring the announced tax becomes effective legislation in accordance with the proposed design intent and in a commercial, practical manner. Management believes this decision to replace the earlier proposed tax with a better designed tax proposal is encouraging for the resources industry. A good foundation has now been established on which an effective tax can be implemented. There is still a great deal of detailed work to be done before this tax is enacted and its impact is certain. BHPBill will work with the Government to ensure that the final outcome of the minerals taxation proposal maintains the international competitiveness of the Australian resources industry and is in the long term interests of all Australians.
02 Jul 2010 09:22:55
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that they are encouraged by the federal government's announcement that it proposes to replace the resource super profits tax with a mineral resource rent tax ("MRRT"). The mining industry has consistently stated that any tax reform needs to satisfy core principles that include:

* ensuring that any new tax is not applied retrospectively, so that existing projects where investment decisions have already been made are not adversely affected; and

* ensuring a competitive effective tax rate that will not disadvantage Australia as an investment destination.



As a result of constructive discussions, the proposed new tax will apply only to iron ore and coal resources from 1 July 2012. The company agree that the proposal presented by the government represents very significant progress towards a minerals taxation regime that satisfies the industry's core principles. The company will continue to work constructively with government to ensure that the detailed design of minerals taxation maintains the international competitiveness of the Australian resources industry into the future.
02 Jul 2010 09:17:23
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it was encouraged by the Australian government's decision to replace the proposed resource super profits tax with a mineral resource rent tax ("MRRT") on mined iron ore and coal. The proposed MRRT is closer to meeting the tax design principles in the following ways:

* Prospective - businesses can transition into the MRRT at market value of the business (not the previously proposed book value) with depreciation over 25 years. This is particularly important for the iron ore and coal operations which have been in existence for many years.

* Competitive - the headline tax rate is 30 per cent, with a 25 per cent allowance for the extraction activity such that only the resource profit is taxed. Company tax will continue to be paid.

* Differentiated - the tax applies to coal and iron ore resources with all other resources exempt.

* Resource based - taxable profit will be that at the mine gate and not on downstream processing or infrastructure.
30 Jun 2010 11:15:43
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton welcomed the Australian Competition Tribunal's decision to reject the application for declaration of its Newman rail line while expressing its disappointment at the tribunal's decision to grant declaration of BHP Billiton's Goldsworthy rail line under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act. The company' rail infrastructure in Western Australia is fundamental to its integrated mine, rail and port production process for its world class Iron Ore operations.



Following the Tribunal's decision, access seekers may now negotiate with BHP Billiton for access to the Goldsworthy railway. These negotiations, and the availability and terms of access, would be governed by the Part IIIA statutory framework, and either the access seeker or BHP Billiton could refer disputed matters to the ACCC for arbitration. The outcome of this process would govern whether access would be provided and on what terms. BHP Billiton will review the Tribunal's Goldsworthy decision. The company is entitled to appeal the decision via the Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia.
21 Jun 2010 09:02:32
(Official Notice)
17 Jun 2010 08:10:36
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2010 final dividend and 2010 annual general meetings of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

* Preliminary results announcement and dividend declaration: 25 August 2010

* Last day to trade and currency conversion into RAND on JSE Ltd: 3 September 2010

* Ex-dividend date: 6 September 2010

* Payment date: 30 September 2010

Please note BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 6 and 10 September 2010, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 3 and 10 September 2010.



Annual general meetings

The 2010 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 21 October 2010 at 11.00am.
17 May 2010 08:18:30
(Official Notice)
03 May 2010 08:05:10
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today expressed its disappointment with the Australian Government's plan to impose a new resource rent tax. The imposition of this new tax would result in an increase in the total effective tax rate on the group's profits earned from its Australian operations from around 43% currently to around 57% from 2013.
22 Apr 2010 09:48:16
(Media Comment)
BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, has found evidence of possible breaches of anti-corruption laws after the US Securities and Exchange Commission requested information for an investigation. BHP Billiton has identified "possible" violations of applicable anti-corruption laws involving interactions with government officials", the company said yesterday. A spokesman for BHP Billition in London would neither confirm nor deny that the evidence of possible breaches of anti-corruption laws found by the company had taken place in South Africa.

21 Apr 2010 08:12:55
(Official Notice)
* BHP Billiton reached agreement with the majority of its iron ore customers to permanently move existing contracts to index based prices on a landed equivalent basis. * Record petroleum production was achieved for the nine months ended March 2010 with strong growth in its high margin crude operations, following the successful start-up of Pyrenees (Australia) and strong performances from operations in the Gulf of Mexico (USA).

* Year to date production records for iron ore on the back of projects delivered from our deep inventory of ongoing expansions. Western Australia Iron Ore (Australia) and Samarco (Brazil) also achieved year to date production records.

* Year to date production records were also achieved for nickel, alumina and zinc, and at North West Shelf, Hunter Valley Energy Coal, Nickel West and Worsley (all Australia), Mad Dog (USA), Alumar refinery (Brazil) and Zamzama (Pakistan).

* Quarterly production records achieved for alumina, and at North West Shelf and Worsley (both Australia) and Samarco and Alumar refinery (both Brazil).

* Iron ore and metallurgical coal production was impacted by weather related disruptions.
07 Apr 2010 08:31:24
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill has agreed to review electricity pricing contracts in southern Africa with Eskom. A renegotiated deal may involve BHPBill assuming responsibility for the commodity pricing and currency-exchange risks related to contracts. This would help Eskom reduce its earnings volatility and improve its balance sheet.
30 Mar 2010 07:50:22
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced that it had reached agreement with a significant number of customers throughout Asia to move existing iron ore contracts that were previously priced annually onto a shorter term landed price equivalent basis. The agreements reached represent the majority of BHP Billiton`s iron ore sales volume. The structural change that these settlements represent is consistent with BHP Billiton achieving market clearing prices. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com.
19 Mar 2010 09:40:27
(Media Comment)
Business day noted, BHP Billiton, the world's largest resources group, remained cautious about the state of the global economy as several countries cut back stimulus, outgoing chairman Don Argus said yesterday. BHP was confident the iron-ore joint venture with Rio Tinto would be finalised this year, despite uncertainty about financial markets.

08 Mar 2010 09:19:28
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it had reached terms for a significant portion of its hard coking coal volumes for 2010, based on a structural change to shorter term market based pricing for the contract period. The company has reached agreement with a range of customers throughout Europe, China, India and Japan. These settlements reflect the company's commitment to achieving market clearing prices over time across all its bulk commodities.
08 Mar 2010 09:09:22
(Official Notice)
On 10 February 2010 the group announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2009 of USD42 cps. Included in the announcement 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, 5 March 2010, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Ltd, being 26 February 2010.

The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend USD42.0 cps

*South African cents - 7.76844



The dividend will be paid on Tuesday, 23 March 2010.

26 Feb 2010 13:00:08
(Official Notice)
Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand) - 2010 Interim Dividend. On 10 February 2010 we announced an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 December 2009 of 42 US cents per share.The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is set out below:

*Dividend 42.0 US cents per share

*Exchange Rate :South African cents :7.768550

*Dividend per ordinary share in local currency :326.279100



The exchange rates applicable to the BHP Billiton dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, being 5 March 2010, and announced to the market on 8 March 2010. BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 1 and 5 March 2010, both dates inclusive. Transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 26 February and 5 March 2010, both dates inclusive. The dividend will be paid on Tuesday, 23 March 2010.
24 Feb 2010 09:40:04
(Official Notice)
The BHP Billiton board announced that Mr Don Argus AC will retire as chairman and a non-executive director on 30 March 2010. As previously announced, non-executive director, Jac Nasser AO, will assume the role of chairman of BHP Billiton from that date. From 30 March 2010, Mr Nasser will discontinue executive management responsibilities with One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JP Morgan, and continue in an advisory and non-executive role. He will also remain a director on British Sky Broadcasting Plc and a member of the international advisory council of Allianz AG.
12 Feb 2010 08:07:38
(Official Notice)
10 Feb 2010 10:39:47
(C)
Revenue decreased from USD29.7 billion to USD24.5 billion in 2009.Operating profit increased to USD9.1 billion (2008:USD7.2 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to USD6.1 billion (USD2.6 billion). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to USD101.70cps (USD103.70cps).



Dividends per share

An interim dividend of USD42.0 cps was declared for the period under review.



Economic Outlook

Global economic conditions have improved over the past six months as the United States and Europe lifted industrial output from previously depressed levels and China returned to double digit growth. Government stimulus measures appear to have supported the restocking activities in the developed economies and a gradual return to normalised global trade. For example, inventory movements accounted for 3.4% of the 5.7% US real GDP annualised growth rate in the December 2009 quarter. In China, fixed asset investment continues to be a driving force behind the recovery. India has proven resilient, with industrial production surging towards the end of calendar year 2009.



Despite this positive momentum, the company remains cautious about the speed and strength of the global economic recovery across the developed world. It appears that stimulus measures that supported the recovery have not fully addressed structural issues such as weak labour markets and excess production capacity in developed economies. A further variable will be the impact of any measures to control loan growth in China. It is evident that in the short term, the Chinese Government will focus on containing asset inflation. Notwithstanding the group's caution in the short term, over the long term the company continues to expect emerging economies' growth to strongly outperform the developed economies as they follow a path of continued urbanisation and industrialisation.
03 Feb 2010 08:39:00
(Official Notice)
03 Feb 2010 08:35:05
(Official Notice)
As part of a dual listed company structure, the group voluntarily notified all stock exchanges on which either BHP Billiton Ltd or BHP Billiton Plc have primary or secondary listings, all those interests of directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities of both entities in the securities of both entities (and changes to those interests) which are required to be disclosed under the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listing rules, the listing rules and disclosure and transparency rules of the United Kingdom listing authority, the Australian corporations act, the United Kingdom companies acts and the group's securities dealing procedure. This final notification is filed in accordance with the ASX listing rules which requires the following information concerning a director to be reported on retirement from that office.



* Name of director: The Hon. E Gail de Planque

* Date of last notice: 23 June 2009

* Date of cessation as a director: 31 January 2010



Director's relevant interests in securities

* in the case of a trust, interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

* details of the circumstance giving rise to the relevant interest

* the relevant interests of connected persons of the director.



Number and class of securities of interest

* NY Life Securities Inc: 2,590 American Depositary Shares in BHP Billiton Ltd (representing 5,180 BHP Billiton has a beneficial Ltd ordinary shares)
03 Feb 2010 08:21:34
(Official Notice)
As part of a dual listed company structure, the group voluntarily notified all stock exchanges on which either BHP Billiton Ltd or BHP Billiton Plc have primary or secondary listings, all those interests of directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities of both entities in the securities of both entities (and changes to those interests) which are required to be disclosed under the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listing rules, the listing rules and disclosure and transparency rules of the United Kingdom listing authority, the Australian corporations act, the United Kingdom companies acts and the group's securities dealing procedure. This final notification is filed in accordance with the ASX listing rules which requires the following information concerning a director to be reported on retirement from that office.



* Name of director: Mr Paul Anderson

* Date of last notice: 15 February 2007

* Date of cessation as a director: 31 January 2010



Director's relevant interests in securities

* in the case of a trust, interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

* details of the circumstance giving rise to the relevant interest

* the relevant interests of connected persons of the director.



Number and class of securities

* 40,000 BHP Billiton Ltd shares

* 2,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) in BHP Billiton Plc (representing 4,000 BHP Billiton Plc ordinary shares)



Fidelity Investments

* 33,000 ADSs in BHP Billiton Ltd (representing 66,000 BHP Billiton Ltd
29 Jan 2010 08:16:35
(Official Notice)
The BHP Billiton board today announced that Mr Paul Anderson and Dr Gail de Planque will retire from the Board on 31 January 2010 and Mr Malcolm Broomhead and Ms Carolyn Hewson will be appointed as Non-executive Directors from 31 March 2010.
29 Jan 2010 08:12:11
(Official Notice)
Billiton today announced approval for USD 1.93 billion of capital expenditure to underpin the further accelerated growth of its Western Australia iron ore business. This investment represents early expenditure for the company's Rapid Growth Project 6 (RGP6). RGP6 is expected to increase installed capacity at the company's Western Australia iron ore assets to 240 million tonnes per annum during calendar year 2013. The funding will allow early procurement of long lead time items and detailed engineering to continue the expansion of the inner harbour at Port Hedland, progress rail track duplication works and expand the Jimblebar mining operation.



On 5 June 2009, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto signed an agreement of core principles to establish a production joint venture covering the entirety of both companies' Western Australian iron ore assets. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto concluded binding agreements on 5 December 2009 on the proposed JV that cover all aspects of how the joint venture will operate and be governed. Under the binding agreements, Rio Tinto will have the option to participate in RGP6 by paying its share of invested capital, with this decision being made after the joint venture transaction is completed, estimated to occur in the second half of the 2010 calendar year.
28 Jan 2010 16:27:48
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has entered into a definitive agreement with Athabasca Potash Inc ("API") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of API at a price of CAD8.35 cash per common share. The total equity value of the transaction is approximately CAD341 million (USD320 million) on a fully diluted basis. API is a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed, junior potash company that owns the Burr Project and various potash exploration properties in Saskatchewan, Canada. API holds one of the largest exploration permit areas in the Saskatchewan basin, covering approximately 6 900 km2.



The Burr Project is located adjacent to Hubbell?s Jansen Project and some of API's exploration properties neighbor Hubbell's potash permit areas. Acquiring API will give BHPBill access to a total of more than 14 000 km2 of prospective exploration ground in the world-class Saskatchewan potash basin.
20 Jan 2010 13:06:29
(Official Notice)
Klipspruit expansion project (energy coal) in South Africa is essentially complete and has delivered first coal. This project will not be reported in future exploration and development reports. On 18 January 2010 BHP Billiton announced USD267 million of pre-approval capital expenditure to accelerate the development of the Caval Ridge and Hay Point coal terminal stage 3 expansion projects. The funds will be used for feasibility studies, the procurement of long-lead time items and initial project activities.



On 20 January 2010 BHP Billiton announced approval for USD240 million of capital expenditure to support the development of the first stages of the Jansen Potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada. This pre approval expenditure will facilitate the early stage work for the establishment of the production and service shafts. The Jansen project is currently being designed to ultimately produce approximately 8 million tonnes per annum of agricultural grade potash, and represents BHP Billiton's first production of potash.



Future exploration and development reports will disclose progress updates for all projects with USD250 million or above of BHP Billiton share of capital investment, which aligns disclosures with internal approval thresholds.
20 Jan 2010 08:00:18
(Official Notice)
Highlights for the half-year ended 31 December 2009:

*Another half year production record for petroleum and iron ore, due to successful growth project delivery. Half-year production records were also set for nickel and zinc.

*Half year production records achieved at Western Australia Iron Ore, North West Shelf, Hunter Valley Energy Coal, Poitrel and Nickel West (all Australia), Samarco and Alumar refinery (both Brazil) and Zamzama (Pakistan).

*Quarterly production records achieved for alumina and nickel, and at North West Shelf, Nickel West, Alumar refinery and Zamzama.

*During the half-year first production was achieved at Western Australia Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 4 (RGP4), Alumar refinery expansion and Klipspruit expansion (South Africa), reflecting the company's continued investment through the cycle. With the completion of RGP4, Western Australia Iron Ore operations would have more than doubled its installed capacity since the accelerated growth program commenced in 2002.



During the December quarter we saw strong price recovery across the commodity suite driven by demand in China and restocking in the developed world. Government stimulus measures appear to have supported a gradual return to normalised global trade, albeit from a low base, and most key indicators across the developed economies showed improvement. Going forward the speed of recovery in the developed economies remains uncertain, particularly considering the eventual withdrawal of government stimulus. In China the impact of measures to control loan growth will add another future variable. Consequently BHPBill expects some degree of volatility in the short term outlook for commodities.
20 Jan 2010 07:43:27
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that BHPBill and international steel maker ArcelorMittal hope to merge their iron ore assets in west Africa to cut infrastructure costs. The two companies said that they were in talks concerning a joint venture as their deposits in Guinea and Liberia are near each other's.
07 Jan 2010 08:43:58
(Media Comment)
BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, advanced to R244. A close at this level would be the highest since August 28. Copper for delivery in three months climbed as much as 1.7% to USD 7 614 a ton in London, it's highest level in more than 16 months. Nickel, lead, zinc and aluminium prices also gained.

05 Jan 2010 17:12:33
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced it has approved its share of the capital expenditure required to expand mining and processing capacity at the Antamina copper and zinc mine in northern Peru. Antamina is a joint venture between BHP Billiton (33.75%), Xstrata (33.75%), Teck Resources (22.5%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (10%). All four partners have approved their respective shares of the project's USD1.288 million capital budget (BHP Billiton share USD434.7 million).
09 Dec 2009 08:07:46
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced it has signed an agreement to sell the Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation to First Quantum Minerals Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals Ltd for USD340 million. It is expected the sale will be finalised during the first quarter of 2010 calendar year.



The sale is subject to relevant approvals from the Australian Foreign Investment review board and the West Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum. First Quantum is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the London Stock Exchange in the United Kingdom. The company intends to undertake further review work with a view to recommencing operations at Ravensthorpe. In addition to the purchase price, First Quantum's proposal was compelling having regard to their financial and operational capability, and their offer`s minimal conditionality and immediate acceptability.



BHP Billiton will reverse previously recognised pre-tax impairment charges from 30 June 2009 of an estimated USD630 million (USD441 million post tax) for the half year ended 31 December 2009. This will be reported as an exceptional item.
07 Dec 2009 07:22:30
(Official Notice)
24 Nov 2009 08:29:56
(Official Notice)
The board of BHP Billiton has accepted the resignation of Dr David Morgan as a director.

22 Oct 2009 10:38:55
(Media Comment)
BHP Billiton the world's largest mining group reported record iron ore production figures for the quarter to September, amid signs of an improvement in global steel demand. The group said iron ore production rose 1% from the same time last year and 11% from the same time last year and 11% quarter-to-quarter to a company record of 30.1 million tons. The figures reflected increasingly positive economic news in much of the world, particularly China, a major iron ore consumer, BHP said. The company hinted that the increase in demand from China may slow down because the resource-hungry country's stockpiles " Over the last three months there has been increasingly positive economic news across most economies.
21 Oct 2009 09:17:30
(Official Notice)
This report, together with the Production report, represents the Interim management statement for the purposes of the UK Listing authority's disclosure and transparency rules. There have been no significant changes to the financial position of the group in the quarter ended 30 September 2009. BHP Billiton's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100% and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.
21 Oct 2009 09:12:59
(Official Notice)
* Record quarterly iron ore production, despite the impact of tie-in activities associated with Rapid growth project.

* Record quarterly petroleum production achieved with the continued ramp up of commissioned projects and strong operating performance. On track to deliver 10 per cent compound annual growth for the 2010 financial year.

* Quarterly production records achieved at North West Shelf, Hunter Valley Energy Coal (both Australia) and Zamzama (Pakistan).

* Shenzi (USA) and Samarco (Brazil) operated above nameplate capacity during the quarter.

* During the quarter repairs to the Laguna Seca mill at Escondida (Chile) were successfully completed, however quarterly production was impacted due to the plant repair downtime.

* On 6 October 2009, one of the two haulage systems at Olympic Dam (Australia) was damaged. The company anticipates that ore hoisting will be at approximately 25% of capacity until full production resumes in the third quarter of the 2010 financial year.



Over the last three months there has been increasingly positive economic news across most economies. Chinese economic growth continues to be robust on the back of strong domestic focused consumption and infrastructure-based stimulus spending. China's re-stock of commodities is essentially complete and there is now evidence of higher than normal stockpiles across the supply chain. The company continues to look for Chinese imports to more closely reflect real demand over the remainder of 2009 calendar year.
06 Oct 2009 08:41:20
(Official Notice)
The prospectus has been approved by the UK listing authority and is available for viewing.



Prospectus relating to the EUR10 000 000 000 Euro medium term note programme of BHP Billiton finance Ltd and BHP Billiton finance plc, guaranteed (in respect of notes issued by BHP Billiton finance Ltd) by BHP Billiton Ltd and (in respect of notes issued by BHP Billiton finance plc) by BHP Billiton plc.
23 Sep 2009 08:28:37
(Official Notice)
The following documents been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and may also be accessed via BHPBill's website - www.bhpbilliton.com:

*Annual Report 2009: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/investorsMedia/reports/annualReports.jsp

*Summary Review 2009: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/investorsMedia/reports/annualReports.jsp

*Notice of Annual General Meeting 2009 - BHP Billiton Plc: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bbContentRepository/docs/2009NoticeOfMeetingB hpBillitonPlcLondon.pdf

*Proxy Form (South African Branch Register):

*Sustainability Summary Report 2009: http://www.bhpbilliton.com/bb/sustainableDevelopment/reports.jsp
23 Sep 2009 08:19:58
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2010 interim dividend are as follows:

*Half yearly results announcement and dividend declaration -- 10 February 2010

*Last day to trade and currency conversion into rand on JSE Ltd -- 26 February 2010

*Ex-dividend date (ASX - JSE Ltd) -- 1 March 2010

*Payment date -- 23 March 2010
18 Sep 2009 08:05:25
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported BHPBill as saying that the group will not be cutting back on its investments in South Africa after the company announced that it will avoid investing in Africa for a while to limit further risk. BHPBill's chief commercial officer, Alberto Calderon, had previously told analysts the group would avoid investing in new African projects, especially in West Africa, because of risk. Spokeswoman Bronwyn Wilkinson said South Africa was among the countries in the group's backyard and in which BHPBill already had considerable investments in.
15 Sep 2009 09:53:19
(Official Notice)
BHPBill's 2009 US Annual Report (Form 20-F) has been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and submitted to the UK Listing Authority.
28 Aug 2009 12:09:36
(Official Notice)
In announcements to the market of the final dividend on 26 May 2009 and 9 June 2009 we noted a change to the currency conversion date from two days prior to the dividend declaration date to the last date to trade on JSE Ltd (28 August 2009) for dividends being paid in South African rand and to the record date (4 September 2009) for all other currencies. The currency exchange rate applicable to the USD41c dividend to shareholders on the BHPBill branch register is R7.764100, giving an equivalent amount of 318.328100c.
24 Aug 2009 11:31:04
(Media Comment)
It was not easy to forecast the outlook for metals over the next six months but those that would recover fastest typically had idle capacity and low warehouse stocks, such as copper, BHP Billiton CEO Marius Kloppers said last week. Commodities such as aluminium that had idle capacity and high stock holdings would be slower to recover, he said.
12 Aug 2009 10:15:54
(C)
Revenue decreased from R59.4 billion to R50.2 billion in 2009. Profit from Operations decreased to R12.2 billion (2008:R24.1 billion). Profit before taxation decreased to 11.6 billion (23.5 billion).Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R5.9 billion (R15.4 billion). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 177.2cps (275.0cps).



Dividends per share

A final result of cps was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Over the past financial year the global economy deteriorated rapidly as a result of a significant decline in consumer demand stemming from the financial crisis. This impacted all countries through lower levels of trade, compounded by falls in private investment. Although economic data over recent months indicates a stabilisation across many key indicators, in general economic indicators remain weak by past standards and any assumption of a quick return to historical trend growth may be premature.



Governments initiated economic stimulus packages have steadied the financial markets in the developed and developing economies. Bank funding costs dropped from recent highs in October 2008 to more normal levels by the end of June 2009. However, credit growth across developed economies remains weak as households and businesses attempt to take the risk out of their balance sheets. Unemployment is still rising in many economies, albeit at a slower rate.



As with all economic stimulus policies, the degree of support will be difficult to measure and there remains uncertainty about economic growth beyond the period of each specific program. In China, the response has been a sharp increase in investment that has accelerated a range of existing infrastructure and construction projects. This has provided strong support to short-term economic growth. If the recent stabilisation in the key indicators persists, many economies will improve economic output over the short term to rebuild inventory. However, structural economic problems will take time to correct and may hold back growth over the medium term.

30 Jul 2009 08:29:26
(Media Comment)
Global resources group BHP Billiton yesterday signalled a move away from the industry-wide norm of annual iron-ore contracts by announcing it had agreed with some customers on a mixture of annual and short-term pricing. This is the first time the group announced a mixture of pricing rather than a benchmark annual price settlement, although last year it sold up to 15% of it's production on the spot market. The change in Billion?s pricing structure also indicates the desire of some iron-ore producers and buyers to move away from benchmark pricing to index pricing.
29 Jul 2009 08:25:22
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced the terms it has agreed with a range of iron ore customers for the 2009 contract year. These terms vary and reflect the specific needs and requirements of each customer, consistent with our marketing approach. BHP Billiton has settled 23 per cent of total iron ore volumes at an agreed annual contract price. The price for iron ore fines will be approximately 33 per cent lower than the contract prices agreed in the 2008 contract year. The price for iron ore lump will be approximately 44 per cent lower than the contract prices agreed in the 2008 contract year.



A further 30 per cent of BHP Billiton's total iron ore volumes will be sold on a mix of quarterly negotiated pricing, market clearing price (spot market) and index-based pricing. Negotiations for the remaining 47 per cent of iron ore volumes are ongoing. The company believes that current settlements are indicative of continued progress towards transparent market pricing. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com
22 Jul 2009 08:47:14
(Official Notice)
Highlights:

*Annual production was solid despite weak and volatile demand conditions and weather related interruptions.

*Quarterly production increased for twelve major commodities including metallurgical coal, petroleum, copper and energy coal. Operations are well positioned to respond to demand recovery when it occurs.

*Annual production records were achieved for petroleum, copper cathode and iron ore.

*Annual production records at Western Australia Iron Ore, North West Shelf and Saraji (all Australia), Alumar refinery (Brazil), Cerrejon Coal (Colombia) and Zamzama (Pakistan).

*A quarterly production record was set for petroleum, and at Hunter Valley Energy Coal (Australia).

*Iron ore production was impacted by Rapid Growth Project (RGP) four tie-in activities and safety initiatives.



The 2009 financial year proved to be very challenging, with significant demand contraction exacerbated by dramatic movements in inventory levels. In the context of this environment, BHPBill achieved a solid operational performance, despite making production adjustments across a range of commodities, including metallurgical coal, nickel and manganese. In the short term we believe underlying demand trends are still being masked by de-stock and stocking activities across the value chain. China inventory build is essentially complete, while we are now seeing evidence that re-stocking has commenced in North America, Europe and Japan. However, commodity prices will be influenced by supply responses due to latent capacity currently existing in the industry.



BHPBill remains well positioned in a modest demand environment, with high margin businesses and a strong balance sheet that allows us to invest for the future and return funds to shareholders.
22 Jul 2009 08:34:39
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the quarter ended 30 June 2009. Unless otherwise stated, BHPBill's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100% and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.



Development

First production was successfully achieved during the quarter at the Gemco Expansion Project in Australia (manganese) and the Atlantis North development in the deep water Gulf of Mexico (oil and gas). Both projects were ahead of schedule and within budget. In addition, the Alumar Refinery Expansion in Brazil (alumina) announced first production on 9 July. These projects will no longer be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports.



During the year ended 30 June 2009 an additional four projects to those noted above achieved first production and four projects were sanctioned. The four commissioned projects, all oil and gas, were Neptune, North West Shelf Train 5, North West Shelf Angel and Shenzi. The sanctioned projects were the Bass Strait Turrum, Angostura Gas Phase II and the North West Shelf Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, Hermes (CWLH) Life Extension projects (all oil and gas), as well as the Western Australia Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 5 (iron ore).
03 Jul 2009 08:00:26
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced it has signed an agreement to sell the Yabulu nickel refinery to companies wholly owned by Professor Clive Palmer. It is expected that the sale will be finalised by 31 July 2009. The terms of the sale are confidential, however both BHP Billiton and Professor Palmer have sought to provide that, at sale completion, working capital and access to funds are sufficient to enable the business to commence as a going concern under Professor Palmer's ownership.



BHP Billiton will write-down the carrying value of Yabulu by an estimated USD500 million and a further estimated USD175 million of unrecoverable tax benefits. These write downs will be reported as exceptional items in the results of the group for the year ended 30 June 2009. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com
24 Jun 2009 08:17:44
(Official Notice)
Mr Wayne W. Murdy as a Director of BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd
23 Jun 2009 09:10:05
(Media Comment)
The Sunday Times Business Times reported that BHPBill will push for more acquisitions after completing an iron ore joint venture with Rio Tinto. Analysts believe that BHPBill will move circumspectly. Some investors have urged BHPBill to take advantage of its strong balance sheet and snap up takeovers, but analysts think this is unlikely. Rebecca O'Dwyer of Investec Securities commented that CEO Marius Kloppers "has made clear that he won't let himself be pressured into simply spending money" because they are in a better position than rival miners.
18 Jun 2009 08:03:09
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton Chairman Don Argus announced the appointment of a new Non- executive Director, Mr Wayne Murdy to the BHP Billiton Board, effective 18 June 2009. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our website: www.bhpbilliton.com
11 Jun 2009 09:36:12
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail has put a "buy recommendation" on BHPBill's shares, viewing the joint venture between the company and Rio Tinto as very positive. The two miners have entered into an agreement that will combine their iron ore assets in Australia. This is what BHPBill has wanted for a long time. Rio Tinto will receive USD5.8 billion from BHPBill to enter the 50/50 partnership. BHPBill looks set to gain all the advantages it would have got if its bid for Rio Tinto had been successful, but now without large amounts of debt and the problems associated with a merger.
10 Jun 2009 07:48:45
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that terms for a significant portion of 2009 BHP Bill metallurgical coal contracts have been concluded following settlements with key global customers. Based on settlements to date, USD FOB prices for prime metallurgical coal products are expected to decrease by approximately 58% from 2008 levels.
09 Jun 2009 10:05:12
(Official Notice)
Further to BHPBill's announcement on 26 May 2009 of the proposed dates for the 2009 final dividend, the following amendments have been required in respect of the South African branch register of BHP Bill:

*Last day to trade on JSE Ltd and currency conversion into rand on 28 August 2009

*BHPBill shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings between the dates of 31 August and 4 September 2009, both dates inclusive. Transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 28 August and 4 September 2009, both dates inclusive.

All other dates previously announced remain unchanged.
05 Jun 2009 07:58:09
(Official Notice)
Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton today signed a non-binding agreement to establish a production joint venture covering the entirety of both companies Western Australian iron ore assets. The joint venture will encompass all current and future Western Australian iron ore assets and liabilities and will be owned 50:50 by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.



The joint venture is expected to unlock significant value from the companies` overlapping, world-class resources. Both companies believe the net present value of these unique production and development synergies will be in excess of USD10 billion.
26 May 2009 09:19:30
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2009 Final Dividend and 2009 Annual General Meetings of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

Last day to trade on JSE Ltd - 28 August 2009

Ex-Dividend Date - (Australian - Johannesburg stock exchanges) - 31 August 2009

Ex-Dividend Date - (London - New York stock exchanges (2)) - 2 September 2009

Record Date - (including currency conversion and currency election dates) - 4 September 2009

Payment Date - 25 September 2009



2009 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

The 2009 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 29 October 2009 at 11.00am.

The 2009 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd will be held in Brisbane on Thursday, 26 November 2009 at 10.30am.
30 Apr 2009 09:47:42
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail noted that BHPBill is considering closing its Bayside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay. This is in response to collapsing local demand. Bayside has a capacity of 174 000 tons per year and has been operating at about half of this because of the power crisis and lower demand. BHPBill spokeswoman, Bronwyn Wilkinson, says the company will consult with all affected parties.
24 Apr 2009 08:43:40
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill and BP plan to start production from the first well at the Atlantis North Flank in the Gulf of Mexico in the third quarter. BP spokesman, Daren Beaudo, said the partners were installing subsea equipment and drilling wells at the north part of the Atlantis field. Work will be completed in 2010.
23 Apr 2009 09:06:10
(Official Notice)
* Solid operational performance reflecting proactive and prudent management in the face of weak demand.

* Record year to date petroleum production was achieved. This was due to strong volume growth from the successful delivery of world class projects and excellent performance from operated facilities.

* Iron ore achieved record year to date production due to the successful delivery of capacity expansions. Western Australia Iron Ore (Australia) continue to receive requests for deferral of long term contracts, however these deferred tonnes have been sold on the spot market.

* Year to date production records at Western Australia Iron Ore and Sarah (all Australia), Alumax refinery and Asarco (both Brazil), Ceremony Coal (Colombia) and Samara (Pakistan).

* Following assessment by the Asarco management, production from Asarco?s pellet plants I and II restarted during the quarter.

* Weather related interruptions impacted petroleum, iron ore, energy coal, nickel, silver and lead production.



Against a backdrop of weak demand, BHP Billion achieved sound operational results, albeit with lower production compared to the December 2008 quarter. This quarter's production reflects management's proactive and decisive actions in response to the challenging market conditions. These actions include previously announced production curtailments in Asarco, Camano Manganese and across our metallurgical coal operations. In the medium term, we expect that market conditions will remain uncertain. Consistent with the way we have managed our business to date, all our operations will remain under review. We will continue to take appropriate actions in any business that is cash negative and set to remain so, or where there is lack of demand.



The company's track record in taking difficult but prudent decisions has ensured that the company has an exceptional portfolio of low cost and long life assets. This means that the margins are among the best in the sector. With the low financial and operational leverage and a strong balance sheet the company are in a unique position to continue to invest in future growth and deliver long term value to our shareholders. The company are also well placed to take advantage of opportunities in the market, but with the usual disciplined approach.
23 Apr 2009 09:00:24
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the quarter ended 31 March 2009. This report, together with the production report, represents the interim management statement for the purposes of the UK listing authority's disclosure and transparency rules. Other than the issue of USD3.25 billion in global bonds, as announced on 19 March 2009, there have been no significant changes to the financial position of the group in the quarter ended 31 March 2009. Unless otherwise stated, BHP Billiton's interest in the projects referred to in this report is 100 percent and references to project schedules are based on calendar years.
06 Apr 2009 09:00:16
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that the cost of protecting the debt sold by BHPBill increased by as much as 15% on concern that the company may be planning an acquisition after selling USD6.3 billion of bonds. Shares of Rio Tinto Group, Alcoa and Xstrata have risen recently on rumours that BHPBill is interested in acquiring one of them.
31 Mar 2009 09:19:38
(Official Notice)
Final terms in relation to BHP Billiton Finance Ltd's issue of:

*EUR1.25 billion 4.750% Fixed Rate Notes due 4 April 2012 and

*EUR1 billion 6.375% Fixed Rate Notes due 4 April 2016

under the EUR10 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme guaranteed by BHP Billiton Ltd have been filed with the UK Listing Authority and are available for viewing at the following URLs:

*http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7584P_-2009-3-30.pdf

*http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7584P_1-2009-3-30.pdf
26 Mar 2009 08:01:40
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it has priced a two tranche Euro Bond. This comprises of EUR1.250 million of 4.75% Euro Bonds due April 2012 and EUR1.000 million of 6.375% Euro Bonds due April 2016. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities described herein and therein have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any relevant securities laws of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered or sold to U.S. persons or to persons within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from the Securities Act. Further information on BHP Billiton can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com.
25 Mar 2009 09:42:19
(Official Notice)
Supplementary prospectus dated 24 March 2009 relating to the Prospectus dated 7 October 2008 for the EUR 10 000 000 000 Euro medium term note programme of BHP Billiton Finance Ltd and BHP Billiton Finance Plc, guaranteed by BHP Billiton Ltd and (in respect of notes issued by BHP Billiton Finance Plc) by BHP Billiton Plc. To view the full supplementary prospectus, plus the document referred to therein, please paste the following URLs into the address bar of your browser. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4216P_2-2009-3-24.pdf http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4216P_1-2009-3-24.pdf The full document is also available for viewing at the document viewing facility of the UK listing authority.
19 Mar 2009 08:08:39
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has priced a two tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement, which has been previously filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The Global Bond comprises USD1 500 million 5.5% Senior Notes due 2014 and USD1.750 million 6.5% Senior Notes due 2019. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.



This dose not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Offers and sales will only be made pursuant to a written prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from the joint book runners, Barclays Capital, 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; Citigroup Global Markets Inc, 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013; and Goldman Sachs - Co, 85 Broad Street, 20thFloor, New York, NY 10004.
19 Mar 2009 08:06:41
(Official Notice)
The following document has been submitted to the UK Listing Authority: Form 6-K with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission This document will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility.
13 Feb 2009 09:31:44
(Media Comment)
Even though BHPBill's share price has halved from its twelve month high, its results were not nearly as a bad as this price collapse might have suggested. The Financial Mail said that the company still put in a good performance amid all the global gloom and that it has a balance sheet to play a long game, from which the big players could benefit as their shakier competitors begin to offload assets.
04 Feb 2009 08:05:35
(C)
21 Jan 2009 08:42:31
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton's strong balance sheet have allowed the company to invest through the cycle with a highly disciplined and value-focused approach. Highlighting the company's commitment to value accretive longer term growth, the group sanctioned two projects during the quarter, being the Western Australia Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 5 , and the North West Shelf Cossack, Wanaea, Lambert, Hermes Life Extension projects. BHP Billiton continues to identify and prioritise various exploration activities. All of the exploration activities are reviewed regularly to ensure that the group have captured valued accretive opportunities for future development. Selection study work on the proposed Olympic Dam Expansion (Australia) is effectively complete. A draft environmental impact statement based on the five stage project configuration has been provided to the Federal, South Australian and Northern Territory governments for a compliance review, with the intention that it be released for public comment during the first half of calendar year 2009. Pending government approvals for the EIS and consistent with the prevailing economic circumstances, project activity will be scaled back to that necessary to support the approvals process and the study of a number of mining and processing technology options. Olympic dam expansion expenditure for the six months ended 31 December 2008 was USD112 million, of which USD29 million was capitalised. Grassroots exploration continued on targets in Australia, Chile, Argentina, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and on diamond targets in Canada. Exploration for iron ore, coal, bauxite and manganese was undertaken in a number of regions including Australia, South America, Russia and West Africa. For the six months ended 31 December 2008, BHP Billiton spent USD357 million on minerals exploration, of which USD313 million was expensed.
21 Jan 2009 08:36:50
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton delivered a robust production performance in the first half of the 2009 financial year. The result was achieved within a challenging environment that resulted in prudent decisions being made regarding production adjustments as well as maintenance being brought forward. Production adjustments announced by BHP Billiton to date have been limited to Samarco (Brazil) and the Samancor manganese operations. In Western Australia Iron Ore and the company's metallurgical coal operations, the group have received requests for deferrals from some long term contract customers.This has not impacted iron ore or metallurgical coal production in the first half of the 2009 financial year. Whilst the group sold the deferred long term iron ore tonnages into the spot market, BHP Billiton are likely have to opportunistically adjust the group metallurgical coal production in line with the weaker demand, during the second half of the 2009 financial year. BHP Billiton separately announced that it will indefinitely suspend operations at Ravensthorpe Nickel operation (Australia).Yabulu (Australia) will also stop the processing of the mixed nickel cobalt hydroxide product. The global economic environment deteriorated sharply in the last quarter of the 2008 calendar year and the company expects the market to remain weak and uncertain.
21 Jan 2009 08:25:04
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it will immediately commence the safe ramp down and indefinite suspension of the Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation (Australia).Yabulu (Australia) will cease processing mixed nickel cobalt hydroxide product from Ravensthorpe and will revert to processing ore only. The group plans to complete a future options study for Yabulu during the first half of calendar year 2009. The decision announced are largely the result of the diminished prospects for profitability of Ravensthorpe and Yabulu in the current environment, significant and continuing deterioration in the outlook for the nickel market. An additional pre-tax impairment charge of approximately USD1.2 billion will be reflected in the group's results for the half year ended 31 December 2008. An estimated pre-tax charge of approximately USD400 million will be recognised in the second half of the 2009 financial year. These two charges will be recognised as exceptional items.
03 Dec 2008 08:07:44
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it is cutting manganese production at its 60 per cent owned Samancor (Pty) Ltd operation due to weak market conditions. The cuts are expected to reduce ore production by 21 per cent and alloy production by 23 per cent for FY2009.
28 Nov 2008 08:31:37
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has appointed Hubrecht (Hubie) van Dalsen as President Metallurgical Coal, effective 2 February 2009.
27 Nov 2008 08:31:17
(Official Notice)
BHPBill noted the statement made by the UK Takeover Panel Executive agreeing that pre-condition (A) to BHPBill's offer for Rio Tinto plc cannot now be satisfied and that, as a result, the UK offer period with respect to Rio Tinto and BHPBill ceased with immediate effect. Accordingly, BHPBill notes that its offer for Rio Tinto plc has now lapsed and that, given the inter- conditionality of its offers for Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Ltd, its offer for Rio Tinto Ltd has also now lapsed. BHPBill therefore also announced that it is withdrawing its official competition filing (Form CO) from the European Commission and will withdraw its Registration Statement on Form F-4 from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
25 Nov 2008 11:18:36
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton's operations are subject to regular reviews to ensure appropriateness of asset carrying values. These reviews are based on the prevailing and expected long term or future economic conditions. Following a review of Ravensthorpe and Yabulu nickel operations (both Australia), a pre-tax impairment charge of approximately USD2.1 billion (USD1.5 billion post-tax) will be reflected in the group's results for the half year ending 31 December 2008. Due to the size and nature of the impairment this will be disclosed as an exceptional item in BHP Billiton's interim results. The impairment of the Ravensthorpe and Yabulu operations is mainly due to the significant deterioration in the nickel market, which has seen a dramatic fall in demand, coupled with changes in the rate of production ramp up for Ravensthorpe and the projected sustaining capital expenditure. BHP Billiton will continue to review the operating performance and future value of both operations in accordance with normal practice.
25 Nov 2008 11:15:47
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced the approval of the Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5) with a total capital investment of USD4.8 billion. This includes previously approved capital of USD930 million. RGP5 will increase installed capacity across the group's Western Australia Iron Ore operations by 50 million tonnes to 205 million tonnes per annum (100% basis). RGP5 is expected to deliver first production in the second half of the 2011 calendar year. The majority of production growth will come from the Yandi and Mining Area C operations. RGP5 will also deliver significant infrastructure upgrades including additional shipping berths at the Port Hedland inner harbour (Finucane Island), substantial double tracking of the company's rail system and additional crushing, screening and stockpiling facilities at Yandi.
25 Nov 2008 11:08:24
(Official Notice)
The BHP Billiton board decided that it no longer believes that completion of the offers for Rio Tinto would be in the best interests of BHP Billiton shareholders. BHP Billiton Chairman, Don Argus, said the decision was first and foremost about BHP Billiton shareholder value and risks to that shareholder value.



Marius Kloppers, BHP Billiton's CEO, said: "We have previously said that similar cultures and the overlap of key assets and infrastructure make this a compelling combination. Recent global events and associated falls in commodity prices have, however, altered risk dimensions. BHP Billiton is very focussed on balance sheet strength. Accordingly, the greater debt exposure of the combination plus the difficulty of divesting assets have increased the risks to shareholder value to an unacceptable level."
25 Nov 2008 09:39:57
(Official Notice)
On 31 October 2008 BHPBill released an Olympic Dam Site Presentation to the market which included information on the Yeelirrie uranium deposit. Slide 61 of that presentation provided tonnage and grading and advised that this resource needed to be updated to compliancy with the Australasian Code for Reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code). Notification is given that the updated presentation is available at: http://bhpbilliton.com/bb/investorsMedia/investmentPresentations.jsp
17 Nov 2008 00:00:00
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17 Nov 2008 08:09:37
(Official Notice)
Following the announcement on 20 November 2007, BHPBill advised that Andrew Mackenzie has commenced his role as group executive and chief executive of the non ferrous division.
30 Oct 2008 09:02:59
(Official Notice)
As part of the dual listed company structure, BHP Billiton Plc provides notification of information filed with the Australian Securities Exchange by BHP Billiton Ltd. A presentation on the Worsley Alumina Operation was filed with the Australian Securities Exchange by BHP Billiton Ltd on 30 October 2008. The presentation is available on BHP Billiton's webpage.
28 Oct 2008 07:52:21
(Official Notice)
The following investor presentations from analysts' tours of operations in Western Australia were filed with the Australian Securities Exchange by BHP Bill on 28 October 2008:

*Stainless Steel Materials Presentation - Jimmy Wilson

*Mt Keith Operation Presentation - Jaco Harwig.

It is not possible to lodge the presentations with in pdf format. Instead notification is given that each presentation is available at: http://bhpbilliton.com/bb/investorsMedia/investmentPresentations.jsp
27 Oct 2008 10:48:55
(Official Notice)
BHPBill expressed its disappointment in the decision announced by the Australian Federal Treasurer to 'declare' BHPBill's West Australian Goldsworthy rail line.



Ian Ashby, president of iron ore, said: "Providing third party access to the company's rail operations would compromise the efficiency of BHPBill's integrated mine, port and rail operations. In the current fiscal year alone, these operations are expected to deliver more than 137 million tonnes of iron ore to customers all over the world and are already running at full capacity. Our view is unchanged. The efficient delivery of iron ore to our customers should not be compromised through allowing other companies to put their rail cars on our tracks, creating potential delays or disruption to our operations."



Mr Ashby said that BHPBill had been working with the West Australian Government to develop a rail haulage regime and that this would be a preferable mechanism. "An access regime for providing rail haulage services is a more practical solution that would be less disruptive to the efficiency of the existing operations."



BHPBill is entitled to seek a reconsideration of the Treasurer's decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal. The company is currently involved in a similar reconsideration by the Tribunal in relation to the decision not to declare the Mt Newman line.
23 Oct 2008 15:46:23
(Official Notice)
The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal the approval, subject to conditions, of the merger arising from the hostile takeover bid in which BHPBill intends to acquire Rio Tinto.



The commission conducted an extensive assessment of the markets where the parties have significant presence or derive revenue in South Africa, including mineral sands, thermal coal and aluminium. While the commission found no major competition concerns in other markets, it found that the merger would result in the prevention of competition in the primary aluminium market in South Africa. The commission also found that the merger would have a negative impact on downstream industries that beneficiate aluminium.



BHPBill is the only producer of primary aluminium in South Africa, through its smelters in Richards Bay, while Rio Tinto is at an advanced stage in constructing an aluminium smelter in the Coega Industrial Development Zone in Port Elizabeth. Had it not been for the current electricity shortage in South Africa, the construction of the smelter would have been underway. Nevertheless, this delay will be short-lived as there are plans to address this problem in the near future.



In its investigation, the commission established that the Rio Tinto smelter would have brought about competition to BHPBill in South Africa, which has enjoyed a near-monopoly for many years. This would, in addition, enhance the benefits to firms that use the metal in South Africa. BHPBill has adopted a pricing regime that has reduced the benefits to these downstream firms. This pricing regime has however been recently discarded, as a response to the prospect of a new entry in Coega.



The commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the merger be approved subject to BHPBill divesting of the entire interest to be acquired by it from Rio Tinto relating to the Coega Aluminium Smelter Project within twelve (12) months of the implementation of the proposed merger. This includes agreements made between Rio Tinto and Eskom and the South African Government relating to the supply of electricity and other elements necessary for the development of the Coega Aluminium Smelter Project.
22 Oct 2008 08:21:44
(Official Notice)
This report covers the group's exploration and development activities for the quarter ended 30 September 2008.



Development

First production was successfully achieved during the quarter at Neptune and North West Shelf Train 5 (both petroleum). In addition, North West Shelf Angel (petroleum) delivered first production on 3 October 2008. These projects will not be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports. During the quarter, BHPBill sanctioned two gas projects - Bass Strait Turrum and Angostura Gas Phase II.



Minerals exploration

Grassroots exploration continued on copper targets in Australia, Chile, Argentina and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); on nickel targets in Australia, Russia, Colombia and Africa and on diamond targets in the DRC and Canada. Exploration for iron ore, coal, bauxite and manganese was undertaken in a number of regions including Australia, South America, Russia and West Africa. For the quarter ended 30 September 2008, BHPBill spent USD166 million on minerals exploration, of which USD146 million was expensed.



Petroleum exploration

Petroleum exploration expenditure for the quarter ended 30 September 2008 was USD148 million, of which USD107 million was expensed.
22 Oct 2008 08:15:12
(Official Notice)
Consistent with the outlook statement given at the interim and preliminary results, China has not been immune to the global slowdown. Macroeconomic indicators show that Chinese growth has softened, albeit from very high levels. Volatility and uncertainty is expected to continue in the short term. Notwithstanding this short term uncertainty, BHPBill remains confident that the ongoing industrialisation and urbanisation of China and other developing economies will continue to drive strong longer term demand for products. The group's uniquely diversified portfolio of low cost and high quality assets places it at a competitive advantage in the current uncertain environment and BHPBill is well positioned to capitalise as markets recover. BHPBill's strong cash flow and balance sheet allows the group to re-invest throughout the cycle, in growth projects that are focused on lower risk brownfield expansions in high margin commodities.

*Quarterly production records delivered at Hunter Valley Coal, Mining Area C, Saraji (all Australia), Samarco (Brazil), Samancor Manganese (South Africa), Cerrejon Coal (Colombia) and Zamzama (Pakistan) operations.

*Record quarterly shipments for iron ore to meet customer demand.

*Samarco Third Pellet Plant (Brazil) successfully ramped up to full design capacity.

*Olympic Dam (Australia) achieved a quarterly record for ore hoisted and material mined.

*Petroleum production was 15 per cent higher than the September 2007 quarter due to newly commissioned projects and strong operational performance. This was achieved despite the impact of two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico (USA).

*Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter (Australia) rebuild was successfully completed ahead of schedule.
07 Oct 2008 07:59:43
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission its Registration Statement on Form F-4 in connection with its previously announced offer for Rio Tinto plc, as required by the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Form F-4 registers the BHPBill exchange securities to be offered as consideration to holders of Rio Tinto plc ordinary shares located in the US and to holders of Rio Tinto plc American Depositary Shares (ADSs) wherever located. The Form F-4 is subject to review and must be declared effective by the SEC before the exchange securities can be issued. The filing initiates this process with the SEC.
01 Oct 2008 12:31:23
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton welcomed the decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that it does not object to BHP Billiton's proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto. Confirmation that the ACCC does not object satisfies the Australian merger control pre-condition of BHP Billiton's proposed offer for Rio Tinto. In July, the U.S. Department of Justice also announced it would not oppose the transaction. The offer remains subject to certain pre-conditions.
25 Sep 2008 08:07:25
(Official Notice)
BHPBill is disappointed by the High Court decision on the definition of `production process` in relation to third party access to BHPBill's rail lines in the Pilbara, Western Australia. BHPBill notes that a separate proceeding is underway in the Australian Competition Tribunal that will determine whether the use of the Mt Newman rail line should be `declared` open access under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act.
25 Sep 2008 08:03:24
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2009 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:



*Currency conversion and election - 2 February 2009

*Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration - 4 February 2009

*Last day to trade on Johannesburg Stock Exchange - 20 February 2009

*Ex-Dividend Date (Australian - Johannesburg Stock Exchanges) - 23 February 2009

*Ex-Dividend Date (London - New York Stock Exchanges) - 25 February 2009

*Record Date - 27 February 2009

*Payment - 17 March 2009
16 Sep 2008 07:10:16
(Official Notice)
BHPBill's 2008 US Annual Report (Form 20-F) has been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and is submitted to the UK Listing Authority. These documents will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility.
04 Sep 2008 07:56:47
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement on 14 August 2008 advising of the appointment of Mr Keith Rumble as a director, BHPBill has disclosed that Mr Rumble has indirect interest of 7 000 shares in the company.
04 Sep 2008 07:54:00
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement on 14 August 2008 advising of the appointment of Mr Alan Boeckmann as a director, BHPBill has disclosed that Dr Boeckmann has no interest in the shares of the group at present.
18 Aug 2008 10:41:37
(C)
The group has achieved another year of record earnings, driven by excellent operating performance, cost control and the delivery of high margin growth projects into strong market conditions.

Underlying EBIT increased by 21.0 per cent to USD24.3 billion, with an excellent margin of 47.5 per cent. Base Metals, Iron Ore, Manganese and Energy Coal had record Underlying EBIT at a time when prices were high and the demand outlook remains very strong. In Petroleum, newly commissioned projects in fiscally stable regimes, 93.8 per cent operational up time and record high oil prices led to record Underlying EBIT. Revenue was reported at USD59.4m (2007: USD47.4m) and earnings per ordinary share (basic) amounted to USD275.3 cents (2007: USD229.5 cents).



Dividends

A final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2008 of USD41.0 cents per share will be paid to shareholders on 25 September 2008. Together with the interim dividend of USD29.0 cents per share paid to shareholders on 18 March 2008, this brings the total dividend for the year to USD70.0 cents per share.



Prospects

Over the past financial year there has been considerable weakening in most major developed economies. The deflation of asset values within these economies has led to a reduction in wealth effect for consumers. This appears to have ended the past decade?s unsustainable consumer debt driven economic growth, particularly in the US. The group expects short term global economic growth to slow as developed economies experience further weakening in the coming quarters. Liquidity is likely to remain low, and risk premia high for some time into the future. Rising inflation, particularly in food and energy, alongside weakening economic growth has restricted the flexibility of central banks to inject liquidity and stimulate their economies. Looking to the longer term, demand for the group's commodities is expected to remain strong. The group expects that higher long-run raw materials and energy prices and stronger producer currencies should place upward pressure on industry supply costs, and hence, prices of minerals commodities.
14 Aug 2008 08:11:39
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors, Alan Boeckmann and Keith Rumble, to the board, effective 1 September 2008.
30 Jul 2008 08:46:24
(Official Notice)
BHPBill have released a copy of the letter sent to Rio Tinto shareholders regarding the BHPBill offer.
25 Jul 2008 07:42:16
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced it has approved an expenditure of USD625 million (BHP Billiton share) for the full field development of the Turrum oil and gas field, a significant hydrocarbon resource in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria. The Turrum development will produce new supplies of natural gas and liquids through new and existing Bass Strait facilities.
23 Jul 2008 08:20:50
(Official Notice)
First production was successfully achieved at the Samarco Third Pellet Plant (iron ore) and Cliffs (nickel) was handed over to operations during the quarter ended 30 June 2008. In addition, Neptune (petroleum) delivered first production on 6 July 2008. These projects will not be reported in future Exploration and Development Reports. During the quarter Worsley Efficiency - Growth (alumina) was sanctioned.
23 Jul 2008 08:18:34
(Official Notice)
Annual production was significantly up in 13 commodities, with record achieved in seven commodities. These records were delivered in 14 assets across six of the nine Customer Sector Groups. This was achieved in an environment in which supply disruptions and input cost pressures are placing challenges on the industry response to continued strong global demand for commodities. The group achieved record shipments in iron ore and manganese, at a time when pricing reached unprecedented levels and demand and outlook remain very strong. Western Australia Iron Ore achieved an eighth consecutive annual production record, maintaining an exceptional track record of project delivery. Metallurgical coal production recovered strongly from the extreme weather interruptions during the March 2008 quarter.
21 Jul 2008 10:23:18
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill has been granted a potash prospecting licence for a 17 000km2 area in Ethiopia's Afar state. Gebre Egziabher of the country's mines ministry said that the government had taken steps to protect the company's employees against possible attacks by ethnic Afar or troops from neighbouring Eritrea.
17 Jul 2008 12:28:08
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the New Saraji Project from New Hope Corporation Ltd for a cash consideration of approximately USD2.4 billion (USD1.2 billion, BHP Billiton share). New Saraji is an undeveloped metallurgical coal resource located adjacent to BMA's Saraji mine near Dysart in Queensland's prolific Bowen Basin. New Hope's total coal resources estimate (New Hope Analysts Briefing 27 March 2008) for New Saraji is 690 million tonnes (156 million tonnes Indicated Resources and 534 million tonnes Inferred Resources). The purchase comprises Mining Lease Application (MLA) 70383 and Exploration Prospecting Consent (EPC) 837, and port user contract entitling the purchaser to 10 million tonnes per annum of capacity at the Abbott Point coal terminal as it is expanded. Completion is subject to certain third party consents and normal government approvals.
04 Jul 2008 10:00:52
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced it had reached agreement with China`s Baosteel on the price for iron ore deliveries for the contract year commencing 1 April 2008. The following prices apply to all of its long-term supply agreements for deliveries in the contract year with Baosteel.

*Yandi Fine Ore; Newman Fine Ore: USD144.66 cents per dry metric tonne unit.

*Newman Lump Ore: USD201.69 cents per dry metric tonne unit.
03 Jul 2008 08:35:51
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have granted early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) waiting period for BHPBill's proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto and the Antitrust Division of the DoJ has concluded its review without further action.
27 Jun 2008 08:13:20
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill is heading for an altercation with regulators over the company's USD170 billion plan to acquire Rio Tinto. The proposed deal is contentious as it would give the merged entity control of one-third of the world's traded iron ore. London-based Fairfax analyst, John Meyer, said the EU may require a divestment if the deal was approved.
24 Jun 2008 10:25:56
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced a 46% increase in the Mineral Resource and a 23% increase in the Ore Reserve at Western Australia Iron Ore, an 11% increase in the Mineral Resource and a 30% increase in the Ore Reserve at Samarco Mineracao and an 82% increase in the Mineral Resource at Samancor Manganese. Work is in progress to incorporate the new Manganese Resource and estimate its impact on Manganese Reserves.



The Western Australia Iron Ore Mineral Resource increased by 3.7 billion wet metric tonnes to 11.7 billion tonnes, and the Ore Reserve increased by 571 million wet tonnes to 3 billion tonnes, both in 100% terms. BHP Billiton's attributable share of the Mineral Resource is 10.3 billion tonnes and Ore Reserve is 2.6 billion tonnes. In 100% terms, approximately 2.3 billion tonnes of Mineral Resource has been defined at the Jinayri and Marillana deposits, 1 billion tonnes has been defined at Area C and Yandi, and 442 million tonnes has been defined at the Eastern Pilbara mining hub.



The strategy to blend Yarrie (Mt Goldsworthy JV - Northern) mine production with Newman and Mining Area C mine production has resulted in an increase in the Yarrie Mineral Resource to 171 million tonnes and in an increase in the Yarrie Ore Reserve to 24 million tonnes in 100% terms. In 100% terms, the increase in Ore Reserves includes 180 million tonnes of Brockman ore at Packsaddle (Mining Area C), 41 million tonnes of Brockman ore at Newman, 172 million tonnes of Brockman ore at Jimblebar and 178 million tonnes of Channel Iron Deposit ore at Yandi.
23 Jun 2008 09:00:56
(Media Comment)
BHPBill's Escondida mine in Chile registered a 3% drop in copper output in April 2008, and industry researcher said in Business Report. Output fell to 113 600 tons from 117 100 tons compared to the same month in 2007.
13 Jun 2008 08:47:07
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill would join forces with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group for uranium exploration. This comes as China is increasingly turning to atomic energy to supply its growing needs.
12 Jun 2008 07:36:48
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that, as a result of a deterioration of the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter furnace in Western Australia, it would bring forward the furnace rebuild. The duration of the rebuild is estimated to be around four months. The Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter normally produces around 100 000 tonnes of nickel-in-matte per annum that is both the feedstock for the Kwinana Nickel Refinery and exported to international customers. The estimated impact on sales in the 2009 financial year is expected to be around 25 000 tonnes of contained nickel units, plus 3 000 tonnes of contained nickel units in the 2008 financial year.



As a result of the furnace rebuild the Kwinana Nickel Refinery will be forced to shutdown for the duration of the rebuild. The shutdown will commence immediately. BHPBill's Nickel West operations are endeavouring to continue concentrate production. As a consequence of the furnace rebuild, BHPBill is reallocating gas to the Worsley Alumina Refinery.
05 Jun 2008 08:50:38
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that, effective 5 June 2008, force majeure has been lifted across the BHPBill Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) managed operations (including BHPBill Mitsui (BMC)). Force majeure was put in place on 24 January 2008 following extreme weather and flooding across the central Queensland coalfields.
30 May 2008 12:35:16
(Official Notice)
BHPBill is making its official competition filing to the European Commission in relation to its proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto on Friday, 30 May 2008.
14 May 2008 09:23:32
(Official Notice)
Marius Kloppers, chief executive officer of BHPBill, spoke at the Merrill Lynch Global Mining conference in Florida on Tuesday, 13 May 2008. During his presentation, he reviewed BHPBill's strategy of focussing on tier 1, low- cost and long-life assets. He also highlighted the group's scale and diversification as well as its focus on high margin commodities both in its current production profile and future development pipeline.



As part of his speech, he went on to outline BHPBill's superior potential for growth relative to Rio Tinto. Over the period between 2007 and 2012, BHPBill's compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is expected to be 6.9% on a copper equivalent volume basis. On a comparable basis, Rio Tinto is expected to deliver a CAGR of around 6%. More importantly BHPBill's growth is driven by higher margin commodities such as petroleum and iron ore. For further information please refer to Marius Kloppers' presentation at the Merrill Lynch Global Mining conference.
12 May 2008 17:40:32
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anglo Potash Ltd ("Anglo Potash") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Anglo Potash at a price of CAD8.15 cash per common share (the "Transaction"). Anglo Potash's only asset is its 25% interest in the Canadian potash joint venture development project in which BHPBill has a 75% interest. If approved, the announced acquisition will deliver to BHPBill 100% control of the joint venture. The total equity value of the transaction is approximately USD282 million. Anglo Potash's board of directors has unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the transaction.
05 May 2008 08:55:24
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for the Efficiency - Growth expansion project at Worsley Alumina in Western Australia for an estimated capital investment of USD1.9 billion (BHPBill's 86% share). This includes approximately USD70 million of sustaining capital.
23 Apr 2008 09:47:34
(Official Notice)
BHPBill released its production report for the nine months and quarter ended 31 March 2008.
09 Apr 2008 07:50:55
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that 2008 terms for a significant portion of annually-priced metallurgical coking coal contracts, relating to the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) operations in Queensland, have been concluded following settlements initially outside Japan and more recently with key Japanese customers. Based on contract settlements to date, FOB(USD) prices for Peak Downs and other similar BMA metallurgical coking coal products are expected to increase within the range of 206-240 per cent over 2007 levels. Further information on BHPBill can be found on our Internet site: www.bhpbilliton.com
04 Apr 2008 07:32:03
(Official Notice)
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued assessments and is in dispute with BHPBill in respect of the 2001 to 2003 income years. BHPBill maintains that it is entitled to the tax relief claimed. The dispute is in respect of payments made pursuant to a plant completion guarantee which had been granted by BHPBill in 1997 to third party financiers of the Orinoco Project in Venezuela. The dispute involves primary tax and interest (net of tax) of USD289.6 million (AUD316.9 million). The ATO is still considering whether or not to apply any penalty. The company is confident of its position.
31 Mar 2008 07:40:04
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for the North West Shelf?s North Rankin Gas Compression project which is designed to recover remaining lower pressure gas from the North Rankin and Perseus gas fields. BHPBill has approved expenditure of USD850 million (BHPBill share) on the project.
26 Mar 2008 12:41:30
(Media Comment)
According to Business Times, BHPBill is facing pressure to raise its offer for Rio Tinto ("Rio") as the target company's profits continue to grow, its Chinese shareholder considers buying more shares and disposals reap healthy returns. While BHPBill seeks approval from global competition authorities, Rio is set to record stronger earnings than its rival. Rio insists that BHPBill's offer is much too low.
25 Mar 2008 07:22:22
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that BHPBill would start closing two of its three production lines at its Bayside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay. The closures are scheduled to start on Tuesday, 25 March 2008. This is in response to Eskom's 10% cut in power. BHPBill expects to lose more than 120 000 tons of aluminium a year, worth R2.7 billion, at its three Southern African smelters.
13 Mar 2008 08:09:17
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported BHPBill's possible shutdown of two potlines at its Bayside aluminium smelter could affect up to 900 workers as it cut production because of the electricity shortage. Company spokesperson Bronwyn Wilkinson said that the company would "do everything to minimise the number of job losses" and that negotiations had already started with the affected employees' unions.
12 Mar 2008 09:17:51
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates for the 2008 final dividend and 2008 annual general meeting of BHPBill are as follows:

*Currency conversion and election -- 14 August 2008

*Preliminary results announcement and dividend declaration -- 18 August 2008

*Last day to trade on Johannesburg Stock Exchange -- 29 August 2008

*Ex-dividend date (Australian - Johannesburg Stock Exchanges) -- 1 September 2008

*Record date -- 5 September 2008

*Payment -- 25 September 2008



Annual general meetings

*The 2008 AGM of BHPBill will be held in London on Thursday, 23 October 2008 at 10.30am.

*The 2008 AGM of BHP Billiton Ltd will be held in Melbourne on Thursday, 27 November 2008 at 10.30am.
11 Mar 2008 17:30:13
(Official Notice)
On 24 January, the South African national power company, Eskom, determined that it had insufficient power to meet demand. An emergency 10% reduction in power consumption by many large industrial users, including BHP Billiton, was mandated. BHP Billiton's contracts with Eskom specify that the power supply to its aluminium smelters can only be interrupted approximately 1% of the time per calendar year. Despite this, and respecting the emergency situation faced by the country, BHP Billiton has reduced its demand by the requested 10%. Power reductions were initially achieved by reducing power by approximately 10% at all three of BHP's Southern Africa smelters. This operating methodology is unsustainable. As the group understand that the power reductions are likely to last for a number of years, management have assessed the company's options to more effectively deal with a longer-term reduction in power. As a result of this assessment BHP plan to take the bulk of the power reduction at Bayside (100% owned by BHP Billiton) while Hillside and Mozal will continue at reduced operating levels to comply with the 10% mandatory overall power demand reduction. BHP has therefore commenced consultations with its employees about a possible closure of operations of the B and C potlines at Bayside. Total annual production loss will be just over 120 000 tonnes across all three smelters (100% basis), including approximately 92 000 tonnes from Bayside. Also in South Africa, the company's 60% owned manganese business, Samancor, is operating at 90% of normal peak power demand although the impact on production is small and felt principally in the Metalloys alloy plant. The group's coal operations have been minimally affected and have offered to help Eskom rebuild its coal stocks.
03 Mar 2008 08:42:20
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the approval of the Douglas-Middelburg Optimisation (DMO) Project, with an expected capital investment of USD975 million. The DMO project scope includes utilising reserves across the Douglas and Middelburg Mine Services (MMS) collieries and development of new mining areas with low strip ratio coal, with product being fed into a new 14 Mtpa coal processing plant. The new coal processing plant will replace the existing, less efficient washing plant at Douglas. The project will enable BHPBill to maintain energy coal exports from the combined Douglas Colliery and MMS at around current levels (approximately 9.5 Mtpa BHPBill share) whilst also fulfilling domestic contractual commitments. First coal from the new mining areas is expected in mid-2008 and the new plant is expected to receive coal in mid-2010. The anticipated life of mining operations is to 2034.
28 Feb 2008 08:39:52
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, BHPBill spokesperson Illtud Harri, has said that reducing its electricity consumption by 10% is "not sustainable in the long-term". Harri also said that BHPBill was in talks with Eskom, but declined to five further details.
25 Feb 2008 09:02:15
(Official Notice)
BHPBill provided a preliminary estimate of the production impact of the recent heavy rainfall experienced across Queensland's Bowen Basin (Australia). While these assessments are continuing, it is currently estimated that the two significant rainfall events, on January 18 - 20 and February 9 - 14, will impact FY08 production from the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) owned mines by between 6.5 and 7.5 million tonnes. In addition, the FY08 production impact from the BHP Billiton Mitsui (BMC) owned mines is estimated to be between 0.5 and 1.0 million tonnes. These assessments include any rollover into FY09.



The BHP Bill share of this production impact is between 3.7 and 4.6 million tonnes after taking into account relevant ownership. BHP Billiton has insurance cover for property damage and business interruption losses, and potential claims are currently being assessed.
14 Feb 2008 09:09:09
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Rio Tinto, the target of a hostile bid by BHPBill, outperformed its rival by reporting an 11% increase in second-half net profit to USD4.1 billion. Rio Tinto's increase contrasts with the 2.4% drop in earnings reported last week by BHPBill. This will help Rio Tinto fend off BHPBill. London-based analyst Tobias Woerner commented that Rio Tinto has more growth potential than BHPBill in coming years because of its exposure to iron ore and aluminium. Woerner also said that as a result of Rio Tinto's valuable iron ore exposure, BHPBill will have to raise it's offer for the company.
08 Feb 2008 07:35:18
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that, further to the resolution approved at the AGM held on 25 October 2007 relating to the reduction of share capital in BHPBill by the cancellation of all the shares held by BHP Billiton Ltd on 31 December 2007, 25 515 350 ordinary shares of BHPBill were cancelled today and a sum of USD12 757 675 being equal to the reduction in share capital, was transferred to a special reserve. The total number of shares cancelled under the authorities granted at the AGM currently amounts to 237 025 800.
06 Feb 2008 16:32:50
(Official Notice)
The Board of BHP Billiton announced an offer for all of the shares in Rio Tinto Ltd and Rio Tinto plc. The combination of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto will create the world`s premier diversified natural resources company with a unique opportunity to unlock value for shareholders:

* Unparalleled exposure to the same key mineral basins will create significant value by optimising production efficiencies and delivering greater volumes on an accelerated basis to meet growing demand;

* Creation of substantial value through quantified synergies and benefits which are expected to contribute a total incremental EBITDA of USD3.7 billion nominal per annum within seven years of completion of the Acquisition;

* Efficient development of the next generation of large-scale projects in new regions for the benefit of its customers, the communities in which it operates, and its shareholders; and

* A world-class management and operational team with strength and depth across all levels of the organisation with a commitment to the pursuit of excellence and the highest standards in safety and sustainability and a focus on global best practice in community and the environment.

This value will only be unlocked if the Offers are successful. BHP Billiton`s offer will deliver to Rio Tinto shareholders:

* 3.4 BHP Billiton shares for each Rio Tinto share;

* Approximately 44 per cent of the Enlarged Group compared with approximately 36 per cent based on the market capitalisations of the companies prior to the approach by BHP Billiton to Rio Tinto on 1 November 2007; and

* A 45 per cent premium to the Rio Tinto share price prior to the approach.
06 Feb 2008 13:35:35
(C)
BHPBill reported their interim results for the six months ending 31 December 2007 with underlying EBIT of USD9.6 billion is an increase of 5.4% over last half-year. Earnings per share, excluding exceptional items, were up 2.8% at USD106.8 cents reflecting the benefit of the share buy-back program. This result has been achieved in an environment in which input prices have increased significantly and currencies have appreciated strongly. The reduction in Underlying EBIT, as a result of the weaker US dollar, was USD506 million more than the corresponding period.



Dividends

An interim dividend of USD29 cents per share, was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Despite robust economic growth in many major economies, the pace of global economic activity has moderated. In an attempt to address the credit crisis and stabilise financial markets, major central banks have implemented a number of initiatives, including liquidity injections. While emerging market economies continue to grow strongly, downside risks to the global economy exist with persistently high oil prices and the downturn in the US economy.
06 Feb 2008 12:29:27
(Official Notice)
The following news releases have been made to the market and are available on our website at www.bhpbilliton.com:

* BHP Billiton Announces Offer of 3.4 BHPBill shares per Rio Tinto Share

* Interim results for the half year ended 31 December 2007

* Presentation of the interim results by Marius Kloppers, Chief Executive Officer and Alex Vanselow, Chief Financial Officer
04 Feb 2008 10:46:11
(Media Comment)
According to Bloomberg as reported in Business Day, Aluminium Corporation of China (Chinalco) and Alcoa have bought 12% of Rio Tinto for USD14bn in an attempt to stop BHPBill's hostile bid for the rival mining group. The regulatory deadline is on Wednesday at which time BHPBill will make a firm offer for Rio Tinto or walk away.
04 Feb 2008 07:17:06
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced approval for USD1.094 billion (BHPBill share USD930M) of capital expenditure to underpin accelerated growth of their WAIO business. This amount represents pre approval expenditure for Rapid Growth Project 5 (RGP5). RGP5 is expected to increase WAIO`s installed capacity to more than 200 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) during calendar year 2011.
01 Aug 2006 09:22:12
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced, on 1 August 06, Mike Salamon's intention to retire from BHPBill after this year's annual general meeting in London. Mr Salamon is currently executive president of BHPBill and a member of the office of the chief executive and the BHPBill board of directors.
25 Jul 2006 08:48:30
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton released its production report for the quarter ended 30 June 2006 showing the achievement of annual production records in aluminium, copper, iron ore, nickel and natural gas in a strong demand environment. Record annual production was achieved at North West Shelf (Australia), Hillside (South Africa), Mozal (Mozambique), Paranam (Suriname), Escondida (Chile), Antamina (Peru), Western Australian Iron Ore, GEMCO (both Australia), New Mexico Coal (USA), Cerrejon Coal and Cerro Matoso (both Colombia). Worsley Development Capital Projects (Australia) and Western Australian Iron Ore Rapid Growth Project 2 (Australia) were commissioned and Escondida Sulphide Leach (Chile) achieved first production during the quarter.



25 Jul 2006 08:35:46
(Official Notice)
During the quarter, the board approved the development of the Shenzi oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico (USA) and the Koala Underground Project at the EKATI diamond operation (Canada). This brings to seven the total number of major projects approved during the 2006 financial year for an estimated cost of USD5.1 billion (BHP Billiton share). The Worsley Development Capital Projects (Australia) and the Rapid Growth Project 2 (Australia) were commissioned and the Escondida Sulphide Leach Project (Chile) achieved first production during the quarter. Cost and capacity pressures continued during the final quarter of the 2006 financial year. Tight labour markets and shortages of equipment and supplies have driven up costs and in some instances impacted project schedules. Currency strength against the US dollar has added further pressure. Market conditions in Australia and the Gulf of Mexico are particularly tight and are impacting both existing projects and plans to execute new growth projects in these regions. Specifically, the Ravensthorpe Nickel Project in Western Australia and the Atlantis South Development in the Gulf of Mexico are experiencing cost pressures more than 30 per cent in excess of approved budgets. As a result, a detailed review of the Ravensthorpe schedule and budget commenced during the quarter. The Atlantis South Development schedule remains under review following last year's hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Assuming Atlantis first oil in quarter one of 2007, total production for the Petroleum Customer Sector Group for the 2007 financial year is expected to be in line with the 2006 financial year. Most other projects remain broadly on schedule with some minor delays being experienced in Australia.



Exploration expenditure

During the year ended 30 June 2006, BHP Billiton spent USD295 million on minerals exploration of which USD214 million was expensed. Capitalised exploration included USD76 million for the Caroona (Australia) exploration licence. Petroleum exploration expenditure was USD447 million. The amount expensed was USD318 million including USD41 million of exploration expenditure previously capitalised.
19 Jul 2006 09:35:11
(Media Comment)
BHPBill has sold 50% plus one share of its Koornfontein coal mine to Siyanda Resources. Business Day noted that the sale price was R75 million.
28 Jun 2006 13:46:17
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced the approval of the Koala Underground Project at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada. The project will recover approximately 9.8 million carats of high value Koala diamonds over an eleven year production life at a capital cost of approximately USD250 million (BHP Billiton share USD200 million). Initial production is expected in the December 2007 quarter and full production is expected to be reached by mid calendar year 2009.
23 Jun 2006 08:46:16
(Official Notice)
On 22 June 2006, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, Billiton Development B.V., purchased 2 000 000 common shares of Skye Resources Inc. ("Skye Resources"), representing approximately 6.8% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Skye Resources. Before the acquisition, BHP Billiton held 2 846 400 shares of Skye Resources, representing 9.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Skye Resources. This acquisition brings the total number of Skye Resources shares owned by BHP Billiton to 4 846 400 common shares, representing 16.5% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Skye Resources. The acquisition is being funded using cash and existing facilities. BHP Billiton purchased the shares on the TSX for investment purposes and to further BHP Billiton's ongoing interest in mining opportunities in Guatemala.
20 Jun 2006 15:06:36
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced it had reached agreement with a number of its Chinese steel customers on prices for contracted iron ore tonnage for the 2006 contract year. Prices increased by 19% over prices negotiated in respect of the 2005 year across the range of lump and fines iron ore products supplied by BHP Billiton.
13 Jun 2006 09:07:59
(Official Notice)
BHPBill and MMC Norilsk Nickel, Russia's largest mining and metals company, announced the launch of an alliance to explore and develop mineral resources in the Russian Federation. The companies' CEOs signed an agreement establishing the formal terms governing their cooperation. The agreement provides for joint identification of attractive mineral exploration and development prospects in Russia, to be followed by the establishment of joint local companies to pursue and develop specific projects. These exploration and development companies will be owned 50% plus one share by MMC Norilsk Nickel and 50% minus one share by BHPBill.



The companies will jointly pursue a range of commodities in certain targeted areas, initially concentrating on the North West of Russia as well as Western Siberia. By working together, BHPBill and MMC Norilsk Nickel will look to maximise the benefits of their respective strengths. As Russia's leading mining company, MMC Norilsk Nickel has the in-country knowledge and experience that is essential for success in Russia. BHPBill will complement this by applying global exploration and project development expertise and world-class technology.
08 Jun 2006 08:20:08
(Official Notice)
The proposed dates(1) for the 2006 Final Dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade on JSE - 1 September 2006

*Ex-Dividend Date (JSE)- 4 September 2006

*Record Date - 8 September 2006

*Payment - 27 September 2006



The 2006 AGM of BHP Billiton will be held in London on Thursday, 26 October 2006 at 10:30 am.
08 Jun 2006 07:56:45
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced that the Shenzi oil and gas field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has been approved for development. The Shenzi facility will have a design capacity to produce up to 100 000 barrels of oil and 50 million cubic feet of gas per day. BHP Billiton is the operator of the field and has a 44% interest in the project. The other co-venturers in the project are BP (28%) and Hess Corporation (28%).



The Shenzi field is located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico approximately 120 miles from the coast of Louisiana. The field comprises Green Canyon Blocks 609, 610, 653, and 654, and water depths are approximately 4 300 feet. The initial field development will consist of seven producing wells, and the full field development is expected to have up to 15 producing wells and possible water injection. Gross costs for the full field development through 2015 are estimated at approximately USD4.4 billion (BHP Billiton share is USD1.94 billion). Recoverable reserves in the portion of the field covered by this approved expenditure will be assessed further during development drilling, but are currently estimated to be 350 - 400 million boe. Additional potential reserves will be targeted for follow-up development.



A standalone, tension leg platform (TLP) has been selected for the production facility. The proposed facilities, wells, and completions are proven designs that have been successfully implemented in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. All major contracts are in place to commence project execution. First oil is expected by mid-year 2009 with seven initial pre-drilled subsea production wells being tied back to the TLP. Shenzi oil will be exported via a new-build pipeline to Ship Shoal 332, with the gas going via a new-build lateral into a connection in the Cleopatra trunk lines, then on to Ship Shoal 332.
26 May 2006 11:22:47
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced it had reached agreement with a number of its Japanese, Korean and European steel customers on prices for contracted iron ore tonnage for the 2006 contract year. Prices increased by 19% over prices negotiated in respect of the 2005 year across the range of lump and fines iron ore products supplied by BHP Billiton.
23 May 2006 08:14:47
(Official Notice)
BHPBill, on 23 May 06, welcomed the decision by the Federal Treasurer to effectively reject a recommendation by the National Competition Council to declare open access to the company's Mt Newman railway tracks. BHPBill CEO, Chip Goodyear, said that if any appeal was lodged, the company would continue to vigorously defend its position. "In the case of an appeal, we are confident that the ultimate outcome will be determined in accordance with Australia's best interests. That is, the railway line will not be declared," he said.
17 May 2006 08:53:20
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it has successfully completed the USD2 billion capital management programme announced in February 2006, buying back a total of 114.82 million shares, or 1.9% of the issued share capital of the BHP Billiton Group. BHP Billiton Chief Financial Officer, Alex Vanselow, said the rapid completion of the programme demonstrated BHPBill's commitment to enhancing shareholder value.



The AUS2.25 billion (USD1.6 billion) off-market buy-back of 96.0 million shares in BHP Billiton Ltd was completed on 3 April 2006 at a price of AUS23.45 per share, representing a discount of 14% to the volume weighted average price of BHP Billiton Ltd shares over the 5 trading days up to and including the closing date of the buy-back. The on-market buy-back of shares in BHPBill commenced on 27 April 2006 and was completed on 17 May 06. A total of 18.82 million shares have been bought back at an average price of 1153.56 pence (totalling GBP217 million or USD403 million). This represents a discount to the average BHP Billiton Ltd share price over the period of 8.8%.
17 May 2006 08:43:14
(Official Notice)
BHPBill purchased 1 500 000 of its ordinary shares on 16 May 06 at an average price of 1091.508333 pence per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHPBill holds 18 820 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 449 327 002.
16 May 2006 09:47:14
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced on 16 May 06 that it reached agreement to sell its Peruvian Tintaya mine to Xstrata plc ("Xstrata"). The sale also includes the nearby undeveloped deposits of Antapaccay and Corrocohuayco. Total consideration for the sale is USD750 million; this number comprises USD634 million for the shares plus the assumption of UD$116 million of debt. In addition to this upfront payment, the sale includes a deferred payment component which will be determined shortly after completion and based on current price levels is expected to be in the order of USD60 million. The transaction is expected to be completed within two months with an effective date of 1 June 2006. Additional payments will be made by Xstrata to BHPBill in specified circumstances if the future LME copper price reaches certain levels between July 2008 and June 2009, or the development of Antapaccay or Corrocohuayco proceeds prior to 2020.
16 May 2006 09:44:05
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that on 15 May 2006 it purchased 1 750 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1100.182143p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, the group holds 17 320 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 450 827 002.
12 May 2006 17:51:48
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced on 12 May 2006 that it purchased 2 500 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1176.87p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHPBill holds 15 570 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 452 577 002.





10 May 2006 18:00:17
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that on 10 May 2006 it purchased 1 700 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 1203.9847 pence per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHPBill holds 13 070 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 455 077 002.
09 May 2006 18:00:39
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that on 9 May 06 it purchased 1 400 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 1175.3902 pence per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHPBill holds 11 370 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 456 777 002.
09 May 2006 09:00:41
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of Southern Cross Fertilisers Pty Ltd (SCF) to Incitec Pivot Ltd. SCF produces high-analysis phosphate fertilisers from its facilities in northern Queensland and was originally acquired by BHP Billiton as part of the acquisition of WMC Resources Ltd (WMC). The WMC fertilisers business was identified as a non-core asset at the time of the acquisition and its sale follows the earlier sale of SCF's one third interest in Hi-Fert Pty Ltd in December 2005. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur during July 2006, following the conclusion of SCF's scheduled triennial major maintenance outage, with the final consideration subject to working capital adjustments, if any. Completion is subject to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission not opposing the sale.
08 May 2006 17:51:21
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that on 8 May 2006 it purchased 1 500 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1201.78p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, the company holds 9 970 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 458 177 002.
05 May 2006 07:50:18
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that on 5 May 2006 it purchased 400 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP 1178.9831p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHPBill holds 8 470 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 459 677 002.
04 May 2006 17:53:54
(Official Notice)
On 4 May 2006 BHP Billiton purchased 820 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1142.3560p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHP Billiton holds 8 070 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 460 077 002.
03 May 2006 17:50:03
(Official Notice)
On 3 May 2006 BHP Billiton purchased 2 500 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1163.8441p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHP Billiton holds 7 250 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 460 897 002.
03 May 2006 08:53:36
(Official Notice)
BHPBill purchased 1 500 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1156.035p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the purchase, the group holds 4 750 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 463 397 002.
02 May 2006 09:03:05
(Official Notice)
On 28 April 2006 BHP Billiton purchased 1 400 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of GBP1125.5965p per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHP Billiton holds 3 250 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 464 897 002.
28 Apr 2006 08:30:58
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton has announced that on 27 April 2006 it purchased 1 850 000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 1126.1946 pence per ordinary share. It is intended that all of the purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, BHP Billiton holds 1 850 000 of its ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2 466 297 002.
28 Apr 2006 08:28:06
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today that it has priced EUR650 million of 4.125% Euro Bonds due May 2011. The proceeds will be used to repay debt incurred to fund the recent acquisition of WMC Resources Ltd.
28 Apr 2006 08:25:32
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today the appointment of Mr Ian Ashby, President and Chief Operating Officer, Western Australian Iron Ore to the BHP Billiton Executive Committee. This appointment reflects the increasing importance of Western Australian Iron Ore in the BHP Billiton portfolio by separating the management of our extensive production and development activities in Western Australia from iron ore development activities in other regions. Ian will continue to be based in Perth and will report to Chris Lynch, Group President of Carbon Steel Materials.
26 Apr 2006 16:07:33
(Official Notice)
Phil Aiken (currently Group President Energy) has announced that he will retire from BHP Billiton on 31 December 2006. Following a search that started in late 2005, J. Michael (Mike) Yeager will be appointed to the position of Group President Energy, commencing 26 April 2006.
26 Apr 2006 15:53:54
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced the appointment of two additional non-executive directors, Paul Anderson and Jacques Nasser, to the board, effective 6 June 2006. Mr Anderson was managing director and CEO of BHP Billiton from 1998 to 2002, and presided over the merger of BHP and Billiton in 2001. He is currently chairman of Duke Energy having relinquished the CEO role following Duke's recent merger with Cinergy Corp. Mr Nasser had a 33 year career with the Ford Motor Company in various leadership positions in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the United States. He served as CEO of Ford from 1998-2001.
26 Apr 2006 09:02:13
(Official Notice)
26 Apr 2006 08:27:11
(Official Notice)
Following an assessment of ground conditions, BHPBill will accelerate a programme of decline and stope access rehabilitation at the Cannington silver- lead-zinc mine in Australia from May to November 2006. This will impact production in the southern zone of the mine. The northern zone mining activities will remain unaffected. The primary reason for the programme is to ensure the safety of employees and contractors and is aligned with BHPBill's commitment to Zero Harm. In addition, this programme will reduce ground stresses that have the potential to limit long term production and should enable higher production levels than would otherwise be the case. Production is expected to return to normal levels by early 2007. The overall impact is expected to see a reduction in ore milled of approximately 20% over the remainder of FY2006 and FY2007. This will predominantly impact sales in the first half of FY2007.
03 Apr 2006 09:01:09
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced the successful completion of its off-market buy- back of 96 million BHP Billiton Ltd shares, which comprises the first stage of its USD2 billion capital management programme. Due to the strong demand available at an attractive price, BHP Billiton increased the buy-back to AUD2.25 billion (USD1.6 billion), representing 1.6% of the issued share capital of the BHP Billiton group and 2.7% of BHP Billiton Ltd.



The final price for the buy-back has been set at AUD23.45 per share, representing a discount of 14% to the volume weighted average price (VWAP) of BHP Billiton Ltd shares over the 5 trading days up to and including the closing date of the buy-back.
16 Feb 2006 12:32:39
(Official Notice)
Following the recent declaration in South Africa of a public holiday on 1 March 2006, in connection with local government elections, the JSE requested BHPBill to amend the dividend dates applying to shares traded on the JSE as follows:

*Currency conversion -- 13 February 2006

*Last day to trade -- 23 February 2006 (from 24 February 2006)

*Ex-dividend -- 24 February 2006 (from 27 February 2006)

*Record date 3 March 2006

*Payment date 22 March 2006

15 Feb 2006 14:26:31
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced on 15 February 2006 that it would return USD2 billion to shareholders under a capital management programme to be completed within an 18 month period. The programme would be in addition to the US3cps increase in the interim dividend announced. The programme would commence immediately with an off-market buy-back of AUD1.5 billion (USD1.1 billion) of BHPBill shares, with the balance being returned via on-market purchases, most likely of BHP Billiton Plc shares. Final timing and execution of the on-market program will be dependent on an ongoing assessment of market conditions.
15 Feb 2006 12:48:44
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14 Feb 2006 11:30:24
(Media Comment)
Commenting on BHPBill's interim results to be released in mid-February analysts told Business Day that they do not expect the group to declare any special dividends as capital costs on new projects were high.
27 Jan 2006 08:28:11
(Official Notice)
BHPBill intends to continue its existing practice of setting the foreign currency conversion rates for dividends prior to the announcement of each dividend, and advising these rates when the dividend is announced. For the next dividend, which would be announced on 15 February 2006, this will be the close of business on 13 February 2006.
24 Jan 2006 09:06:26
(Official Notice)
24 Jan 2006 08:30:44
(Official Notice)
20 Dec 2005 15:12:25
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced a discovery at the Knotty Head exploration well located in Green Canyon Block 512, approximately 170 miles south-east of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Knotty Head is believed to be the deepest hydrocarbon discovery to date in the Gulf of Mexico, located in water depths of approximately 3 500 feet, with the initial wellbore drilled to total depth of more than 34 000 feet. The well encountered more than 500 feet of net oil pay.

"This is a very encouraging result," said BHP Billiton Group President Energy, Philip Aiken. "We will be working with our partners to determine next steps, including the drilling of a sidetrack from this wellbore to further delineate the lateral extent of the oil sands weve found thus far."



BHP Billiton holds a 25% interest in Knotty Head. Other partners include Chevron, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Nexen Petroleum USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexen Inc. Each partner holds a 25% interest in the block. Chevron is the operator of the well, which is being drilled with the Transocean drillship Discoverer Spirit and Nexen is the designated operator of the prospect.



BHP Billiton has a significant deepwater position in the Gulf of Mexico with interests in nearly 450 lease blocks. Assets in the Gulf of Mexico include Mad Dog, which commenced production earlier this year, and the Atlantis and Neptune fields, which are currently in development. The company also has deepwater discoveries under appraisal at Cascade, Chinook and Shenzi.
19 Dec 2005 14:01:20
(Official Notice)
BHPBill today announced approval of the Alumar Alumina Refinery expansion project in Brazil. The project will increase annual alumina production capacity by 2 million tonnes to 3.5 million tonnes per annum (100% basis), at a cost of USD518 million (BHPBill share). Commissioning is expected to be completed in mid calendar year 2008, and ramp up to steady state production will take place in subsequent months. The expansion project will include upgrades to the existing production unit and duplication of the upgraded line. BHPBill has a 36% interest in the Alumar Refinery, the remaining interest is held by Alcoa affiliates 54% (operator) and Alcan 10%.
19 Dec 2005 08:31:42
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced its share of development costs for the North West Shelf Venture's Angel gas and condensate field off the north west coast of Australia. Development will begin immediately following final investment decisions by all of the joint-venture participants. Based on the operator's estimate the total investment is AUS1.6 billion (BHP Billiton's share approximately USD200 million). This will include installation of the Venture's third major offshore production platform off the North West Shelf and associated infrastructure, including a new subsea 50km pipeline which will be tied in to the first trunkline at the North Rankin platform. The development is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2008.
08 Dec 2005 09:06:00
(Official Notice)
Following the appointment of Marius Kloppers to Group President with responsibility for the non-ferrous materials businesses, Mr Tom Schutte, previously vice president finance for Marketing, will become president marketing and will have direct responsibility for all BHPBill's marketing activities, reporting to Mike Salamon who was appointed Executive President of BHPBill.
08 Dec 2005 09:02:55
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced on 8 December 2005 that Mike Salamon, currently group president with responsibility for the non-ferrous businesses, will be appointed as executive president of BHPBill with effect from 1 January. Mike will continue to report to the chief executive officer and remain a member of the Office of Chief Executive. Marius Kloppers will move from the role of chief commercial officer position of group president vacated by Mike with effect from 1 January. Karen Wood, previously company secretary for the group, will join the OCE as special advisor and head of group secretariat. Karen will continue to have responsibility for the company secretariat of BHPBill and continue to report to the chairman in that capacity. Phil Aiken, John Fast, Bob Kirkby, Chris Lynch and Marcus Randolph will continue in their current roles and remain members of the office of chief executive. Bob Kirkby will be chairman of the executive committee. BHPBill chairman, Don Argus, also announced today that from 1 January Marius Kloppers and Chris Lynch would join the board as executive directors.
06 Dec 2005 10:31:20
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today that it has priced a two tranche Global Bond under its debt shelf registration statement, which has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.



The Global Bond comprises USD600 million of 5% Senior Notes due 2010 and USD750 million of 5.25% Senior Notes due 2015. The proceeds will be used to repay debt incurred to fund the recent acquisition of WMC Resources and to repay commercial paper.

07 Nov 2005 11:42:20
(Media Comment)
BHPBill said that expansion to its Pilbara iron ore operations would be significantly delayed should the company be forced by regulators to share its rail line in this region with other iron-ore miners. This followed a draft proposal issued by the National Competition Council on 7 November 05, which could clear the way for prospector-rival miner, Fortescue Metals Group, as well as other groups to use BHPBill's monopoly railway line in Western Australia. According to Business Day, BHPBill would contest the preliminary ruling ahead of the council's final recommendation, adding that the rail line was already operating at full capacity.

28 Oct 2005 13:08:42
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Merrill Lynch had cut back on its estimate of BHP Billiton's 2006 net profit as a result of disappointing first-quarter production results. It is expected that the company's net profit might reach USD9 billion, which is USD2 billion less than their earlier estimate of USD9.2 billion. Analysts were generally disappointed with the group's output for iron ore, coking coal, alumina, nickel, copper and diamonds.

27 Oct 2005 09:59:42
(Official Notice)
27 Oct 2005 09:23:32
(Official Notice)
21 Oct 2005 09:30:18
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton today announced approval of the Samarco Third Pellet Plant project in Brazil. The project will increase annual iron ore pellet production capacity by 7.6 million tonnes to 21.6 million tonnes per annum (100% basis), at a cost of USD590 million (BHP Billiton share). First pellet production is expected in the first half of calendar year 2008.



BHP Billiton's President Iron Ore, Graeme Hunt, said: "This expansion is consistent with our strategy of maintaining our position in growing iron ore markets. Samarco is a low cost supplier of seaborne pellets with a strong customer base. Investment in a third pellet plant will consolidate its strong market position and will enhance BHP Billiton's exposure to the important iron ore pellet market."



Construction on the Third Pellet Plant project will commence immediately and will include:

* Additional mining capacity and a new concentrator at the Germano mine site;

* A second slurry pipeline of approximately 400 kms in length from Germano to Ponta Ubu; and

* A third pellet plant, additional stockyard capacity and enhanced ship loading capacity at the Ponta Ubu site.

BHP Billiton has a 50% interest in Samarco, with the remaining 50% being held by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD).
20 Oct 2005 09:02:00
(Official Notice)
BHPBill today announced approval for the Rapid Growth Project 3 (RGP3) which will increase capacity at its Area C iron ore mine in Western Australia by 20 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 42Mtpa. Work on the project will commence immediately, with initial production forecast to begin in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2007. The board has approved capital expenditure of USD1.3 billion for BHPBill's 85% share of the project. This includes approximately USD235 million of sustaining capital required for the replacement of ageing port and rail infrastructure.
13 Oct 2005 11:03:54
(Official Notice)
12 Oct 2005 08:36:31
(D)
BHP Billiton Plc announces the following transactions made by Billiton ESOP Trustee Ltd, as trustee of the Billiton Employee Share Ownership Trust, in Ordinary shares of USD0.50 in BHP Billiton Plc.

Date of Type_ of Number of Price per Date

Transaction Transaction Shares Share Notified

10 October 2005 Sale 22 485 GBP8.425 11 October 2005

10 October 2005 Transfer 21 490 N/A 11 October 2005

These transactions were made on behalf of beneficiaries of the company's group Incentive Scheme and Co-Investment Plan (not any director or other person discharging managerial responsibilities subject to the company's Securities Dealing Code). Following the above transactions, the following individuals (being executive directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibilities under the company's Securities Dealing Code) have an interest in the balance held by the Trust of 243 797 shares as potential beneficiaries of the Trust: Messrs M Kloppers and M Salamon.

11 Oct 2005 09:46:50
(Official Notice)
In May 2003 BHPBill announced that the European Commission (Competition Directorate-General) had served notice on it to submit to an investigation in relation to the copper concentrate market. The group has now been advised that the European Commission has closed its investigation in relation to copper concentrate. No adverse findings have been made in this matter by the Commission. BHPBill was advised in February of this year that the US Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division had also closed its grand jury investigation again, with no adverse findings.
05 Oct 2005 08:54:01
(Official Notice)
BHP Billiton announced today the appointment of Peter Beaven as President Manganese based in Johannesburg. In this role Mr Beaven will be responsible for continuing the optimisation and growth of BHP Billiton's Manganese business. BHP Billiton is the worlds largest producer of high-grade manganese ore. Mr Beaven moves into the role following two and half years as Chief Development Officer for the Carbon Steel Materials group based in Melbourne. In his role as Chief Development Officer for Carbon Steel Materials, Mr Beaven was responsible for business development, strategy and project development for the company's iron ore, manganese and coking coal assets. Prior to joining BHP Billiton Mr Beaven was an executive director with global investment bank UBS Warburg, playing a key role in the successful BHP Billiton merger in 2001. Before joining UBS Warburg he was a member of BHP Billiton's Corporate Finance team in the Petroleum and Minerals groups. Mr Beaven will take on his new responsibilities with immediate effect.
27 Sep 2005 13:03:17
(Media Comment)
BHPBill told Business Day that it had raised it`s projected cost of the Ravensthorpe nickel mine and Yabulu refinery expansion by 28% due to higher construction costs, a shortage of skilled labour as well as an increase in raw material costs.

26 Sep 2005 14:54:37
(Official Notice)
An initial assessment of BHP Billiton assets in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Rita has revealed that the Typhoon tension leg platform (located in 2 000 feet of water in Green Canyon area Blocks 236/237, approximately 165 miles south-southwest of New Orleans) was severed from its mooring and suffered severe damage during the storm. The facility has been located and is being secured. Chevron, the operator of the Typhoon field, has mobilised appropriate resources to address any environmental concerns. No employees are at risk as all were evacuated prior to the storm, and production was shut-in. BHP Billiton holds a 50% interest in the Typhoon field with Chevron holding the remaining 50%. The facility commenced production in 2001. It has a nameplate capacity for the daily production of 40 000 barrels of oil and 60-million cubic feet of natural gas. For the year ended June 2005, 4.3 million barrels of oil and 7.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced through the Typhoon facility.
08 Sep 2005 11:50:56
(Official Notice)
BHPBill today announced the retirement of Mr Michael Chaney and Lord Renwick of Clifton from the boards of BHPBill Ltd and BHPBill Plc, and the appointment of The Hon. E Gail de Planque.
29 Aug 2005 11:12:58
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement on 5 August 2005 advising that Mr Carlos Cordeiro was required to stand down until such time as he acquires the required minimum number of shares, Mr Corderio has now purchased the required number of shares and has been re-appointed a Director of BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd with effect from 26 August 2005.
24 Aug 2005 11:28:31
(C)
19 Aug 2005 10:58:19
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that analysts are of the opinion that BHPBill could report an almost doubling of headline earnings when it releases its annual results on 24 August 05. Merrill Lynch is expecting earnings of USD1 046 a share with a local analyst anticipating a 91% increase in HEPS on the back of stronger commodity prices.
02 Aug 2005 08:22:33
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced, on 2 August 05, that it completed the process of compulsorily acquiring all of the shares of WMC Resources Ltd in which it did not have a relevant interest. BHPBill now owns 100% of WMC Resources Ltd shares.
01 Aug 2005 10:33:11
(Media Comment)
JPMorgan has increased BHPBill`s profit forecast by 7.7% to USD9.1bn, said Business Day on 1 August 05.
28 Jul 2005 08:47:15
(Official Notice)
28 Jul 2005 08:12:51
(Official Notice)
30 Jun 2005 14:11:31
(Official Notice)
On 30 June 05 BHPBill announced that it has approved the capital expenditure for its 35% share of the costs to develop the Neptune oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The Neptune facility will have a design capacity to produce up to 50 000 barrels of oil and 50 million cubic feet of gas per day with gross costs for the development estimated at approximately USD850m (BHPBill share approximately USD300m). Recoverable reserves at the Neptune field are estimated by the company in a range from 100 to 150 million boe. A standalone, tension leg platform (TLP) has been selected for the development. The proposed facilities, wells, and completions are proven designs that have been successfully implemented in the deepwater GoM. First oil is expected by the end of calendar year 2007 with seven initial subsea wells tying back to the TLP.
23 Jun 2005 11:40:04
(Official Notice)
The Australian Taxation Office has today issued assessments against BHPBill subsidiary BHP Billiton Finance Ltd in respect of the 2000, 2001 and 2002 financial years. The assessments relate to the deductibility of bad debts in respect of funding Australian subsidiary company operations. The assessments are for primary tax of USD443.8m (AUD570.5m) and interest (net of tax) and penalties of USD283.9m (AUD365m). BHPBill disputes the assessments. The company has taken legal advice and remains confident of its position. It intends to vigorously defend the claims. The company believes that the matter is adequately provided for in the accounts.
17 Jun 2005 16:56:15
(Official Notice)
BHPBill has announced that, as at 5.30pm (Melbourne time) today, it had a relevant interest in 90.59% of WMC Resources Ltd`s (WMC) issued shares. Accordingly, BHPBill announces that it will not extend the offer. The offer will close at 7:30pm (Melbourne time) 17 June 2005. In accordance with its stated intentions as set out in its bidder`s statement, BHPBill will now proceed under section 661B of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to compulsorily acquire all of the outstanding shares in WMC.
15 Jun 2005 08:24:40
(Official Notice)
BHPBill, as of 14 June 05, has an 84.74% voting right in WMC.
14 Jun 2005 10:50:04
(Official Notice)
13 Jun 2005 09:14:21
(Official Notice)
BHPBill, on 13 June 05 announced approval for a fifth train expansion of the liquefied natural gas processing facilities at the North West Shelf Project on the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The approval covers a liquefaction processing train with a capacity of 4.2 million tonnes per annum, additional processing facilities and associated infrastructure. Based on the operators estimate the total investment is approximately AUD2bn (BHPBill`s share approximately USD250m).
10 Jun 2005 10:42:51
(Media Comment)
Tania Price, BHPBill`s spokeswoman, told Business Day that the group expects sales to China to increase by 36% this year.
09 Jun 2005 15:11:23
(Media Comment)
Commenting on BHPBill`s intention to sell the fertiliser business of WMC Resources Daiwa Securities analyst, Mark Pervan, said, `I think it will be on the market pretty quickly. I don`t think that they will want to sit holding it on the balance sheet`. Business Day said that the subsidiary is currently valued at AUD500m.
08 Jun 2005 10:13:46
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that as of 7 June 05 the group held 78.72% of the voting rights of WMC.
07 Jun 2005 10:53:01
(Media Comment)
Mahomed Seedat, BHPBill`s head of energy coal, admitted to Business Report that the group`s SA coal mining production was four to seven times less productive than it should be.
03 Jun 2005 14:07:11
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced on Friday, 3 June 05, that it had achieved acceptances under its offer for WMC Resources (WMC) for 72.99% of WMC`s issued shares. BHP Billiton has also acquired a further 3.26% of WMC`s issued shares as a result of on-market purchases on Friday.



Accordingly, BHPBill has an aggregate interest of 76.25% in WMC`s issued shares. This does not include BHP Bill`s 4.31% economic exposure to WMC shares under its cash settled swap contracts with Deutsche Bank AG. BHPBill`s offer is now scheduled to close on Friday, 17 June 2005.

03 Jun 2005 08:24:02
(Official Notice)
BHPBill announced that it had achieved acceptances under its offer for WMC Resources (including instructions under the Acceptance Facility) for 55.45% of WMC`s issued shares. BHPBill has declared its offer for WMC unconditional and will waived the 90% minimum acceptance condition contained in clause 5.1(a) of its Bidder`s Statement and all other conditions of the offer that were not previously waived or fulfilled. In addition, BHPBill will accelerate payment terms so that WMC shareholders who have accepted the offer or lodged instructions will be paid the offer consideration of USD7.85 per WMC share within five business days of their acceptance being processed or instructions being implemented. As BHPBill voting power in WMC has increased to more than 50% for the purpose of section 624(2) of the Corporations Act(1), the offer is now automatically extended by 14 days from 3 June 2005.
02 Jun 2005 11:59:51
(Official Notice)
BHPBill, on 2 June 05, issued a supplementary bidder`s statement advising WMC shareholders that they are able to lodge acceptances of BHPBill`s USD7.85 cash per share offer by facsimile. As announced on 26 May 2005 BHPBill`s offer for WMC shares is due to lapse at 7.30pm (Melbourne time) on 3 June 2005 unless the group achieves acceptances for more than 50% of WMC shares. Should acceptances and instructions exceed 50% the offer will be automatically extended by two weeks. The offer may also be extended in limited circumstances in accordance with the Corporations Act.
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