BHP Billiton has a progressive dividend policy. The aim of this policy is to steadily increase, or at least maintain our base dividend in US dollars at each half yearly payment.
Our dividend declaration dates coincide with the announcements of our interim and full year results.
2014 Final Dividend
|Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Declaration
||19 August 2014|
|Last day to trade on JSE Limited and currency conversion into RAND
||29 August 2014|
|Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg stock exchange)
||1 September 2014|
|Ex-Dividend Date (Australian, London & New York stock exchanges1)
||3 September 2014|
|Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges)
||5 September 2014|
Please note that 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 1 and 5 September 2014 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 29 August and 5 September 2014 (inclusive).
1BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed on the NYSE in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
2014 Interim Dividend
The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the 2014 interim dividend:
|New Zealand cents
|South African cents1
The dividend was be paid on 26 March 2014.
Summary of previous dividends