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

Notice of 2016 Final Dividend Dates

The proposed dates1 for the 2016 Final Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:

2016 Final Dividend
Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 16 August 2016
Currency conversion into RAND
26 August 2016
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited
30 August 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (New York2 and Johannesburg stock exchanges)
31 August 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian and London stock exchanges)
1 September 2016
Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges)
2 September 2016
Payment Date
20 September 2016

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 31 August and 2 September 2016 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 26 August and 2 September 2016 (inclusive).

The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Billiton Plc branch register is based on the exchange rate on 26 August 2016 and is set out below: 

Dividend 14 US cents per share​ Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
​South African cents 14.181000 198.534000

1 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.

Summary of previous dividends