Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand
BHP Group Plc
Registration number 3196209
Registered in England and Wales
Share code: BHP
26 February 2021
To: JSE Limited
London Stock Exchange
Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand)
2021 Interim Dividend
Name of entity BHP Group Plc REG NO 3196209
On 16 February 2021, the Board of BHP determined to pay an interim dividend of 101 US cents per
share for the half year ended 31 December 2020.
The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders
on the BHP Group Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 26 February 2021 and is set
Dividend 101 US cents Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in
per share local currency
South African cents 14.83670 1498.50670
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 Plan Election Date, being 8 March
2021, and will be announced to the market.
BHP Group 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 March 2021 and 5 March 2021,
both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted
between the dates of 26 February 2021 and 5 March 2021, both dates inclusive.
The dividend will be paid on 23 March 2021.
Authorised for lodgement by:
Acting Group Company Secretary
Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited
BHP Group 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 299.70134 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 1198.80536 South African
cents per ordinary share.
4. BHP Group Plc had a total of 2,112,071,796 ordinary shares in issue at the dividend
determination date of 16 February 2021.
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 only of direct application to shareholders on the South African branch
7. We have been advised that banks are ceasing to produce (and later accept) cheques in the
interest of facilitating safer and quicker payment. BHP Group Plc will no longer be issuing
dividend cheques in South Africa. All future payments will only be made into a nominated bank
account by electronic funds transfer. Shareholders who have not yet provided their bank
account details are reminded to contact Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited with
their account details into which dividends can be paid electronically.
Shareholders on the South African branch register should direct any questions regarding the
application of the Dividend Tax to:
BHP Group Plc Branch Registrar and Transfer Secretary
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited
15 Biermann Avenue
Private Bag X9000
2132 South Africa
Telephone +27 11 373 0033
Facsimile +27 11 688 5217
Email enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holders of shares dematerialised into STRATE should contact their CSDP or stockbroker.
Date: 26-02-2021 05:18:00
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