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Credit Rating

BHP Billiton is committed to maintaining a solid A balance sheet. 

Long term​ Short term​ Outlook​
Standard & Poor's​ Ratings Services A+​ A-1​ Stable​
Moody's Investors Service A1​ P-1​ Stable​

Credit structure

BHP Billiton is a Dual Listed Company (DLC) comprising BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc. Each of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc has executed a Deed Poll Guarantee, pursuant to which creditors entitled to the benefit of the Deed Poll Guarantees will, to the extent possible, be placed in the same position as if the relevant debts were owed by both BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc combined. This combined strength and operation of the cross-guarantee is factored in by the rating agencies and reflects the combined credit rating of the Plc and Ltd entities.

BHP Billiton's Cross Guarantee Structure  

Debt Investor presentation

BHP Billiton Debt Investor Presentation, February 2015

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