Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand
BHP Billiton Plc
Registration number 3196209
Registered in England and Wales
Share code: BIL
31 August 2018
To: JSE Limited
London Stock Exchange
Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand)
2018 Final Dividend
Name of entity BHP Billiton Plc REG NO 3196209
On 21 August 2018, the Board of BHP 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 BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 31 August 2018 and is set
Dividend 63 US cents Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in
per share local currency
South African cents 14.65450 923.23350
The exchange rates applicable to the BHP 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.
Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited
BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB United Kingdom
A member of the BHP Group which is headquartered in Australia
NOTE: Additional information required by the JSE Listing Requirements
1. The dividend should be regarded as a ‘foreign dividend’ for the purposes of South African
income tax and South African dividends tax.
2. Dividend Tax will be withheld from the amount of the gross final dividend of 184.64670 South
African cents per ordinary share paid to shareholders on the South African branch register at
the rate of 20 per cent, unless a shareholder qualifies for an exemption.
3. After the Dividend Tax has been withheld, the net dividend will be 738.58680 South African
cents per ordinary share.
4. BHP Billiton Plc had a total of 2,112,071,796 ordinary shares in issue at the dividend
determination date of 21 August 2018.
5. The dividend will be paid out of retained earnings.
6. For the avoidance of doubt, Dividend Tax, and therefore the information provided in this
announcement, is of only direct application to shareholders on the South African branch
Shareholders on the South African branch register should direct any questions regarding the
application of the Dividend Tax to:
BHP Billiton Plc Branch Registrar and Transfer Secretary
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited
15 Biermann Avenue
PO Box 61051
Telephone +27 11 373 0033
Facsimile +27 11 688 5217
Email enquiries: email@example.com
Holders of shares dematerialised into STRATE should contact their CSDP or stockbroker.
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