Skip to content

Our interim and final dividend determination dates coincide with the announcements of our interim and full year results.

2017 Interim Dividend

On 21 February 2017, BHP Billiton determined to pay an interim dividend of 40 US cents per share.

The proposed dates1 for the 2017 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 21 February 2017
Currency conversion into RAND
3 March 2017
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited
7 March 2017
Ex-Dividend Date (New York2 and Johannesburg stock exchanges)
8 March 2017
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian and London stock exchanges)
9 March 2017
Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges)
10 March 2017
Payment Date
28 March 2017

Dates are subject to change.

2 BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the NYSE. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.

The currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents is based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 10 March 2017, and for South African cents one week before the Record Date on the JSE Limited, which was 3 March 2017. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 40 US cents per share Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents       0.752200 53.177346
British pence 1.214200 32.943502
New Zealand cents 0.690916 57.894158

South African cents

13.126000 525.040000

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 8 March 2017 and 10 March 2017, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 3 March 2017 and 10 March 2017, both dates inclusive.

Summary of previous dividends

Loading the player...