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

Release Date: 26/02/2021 17:18
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Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand

 BHP Group Plc
 Registration number 3196209
 Registered in England and Wales
 Share code: BHP

Group Governance

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
 out below:

 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:
 Geof Stapledon
 Acting Group Company Secretary

 Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited

 BHP Group 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 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
     Rosebank Towers
     15 Biermann Avenue
     South Africa
     Private Bag X9000
     2132 South Africa
     Telephone +27 11 373 0033
     Facsimile +27 11 688 5217
     Email enquiries:

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

Date: 26-02-2021 05:18:00
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