BHP BILLITON PLC - Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand

Release Date: 31/08/2018 17:10
Code(s): BIL
 
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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand

 BHP Billiton Plc
 Registration number 3196209
 Registered in England and Wales
 Share code: BIL
 ISIN: GB0000566504


Group Governance



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
 out below:

 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.


 Rachel Agnew
 Company Secretary

 Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


 BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
 LEI 549300C116EOWV835768
 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
         register.

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
     Rosebank Towers
     15 Biermann Avenue
     Rosebank
     2196
     South Africa
     PO Box 61051
     Marshalltown 2107
     Telephone +27 11 373 0033
     Facsimile +27 11 688 5217
     Email enquiries: web.queries@computershare.co.za


Holders of shares dematerialised into STRATE should contact their CSDP or stockbroker.

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