BHP Billiton has a progressive dividend policy. The aim of the policy is to steadily increase or at least maintain the dividend per share in US dollar terms at each financial half year.

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

Notice of 2016 Interim Dividend Dates

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

2016 Interim Dividend
Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 23 February 2016
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into RAND
4 March 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (Johannesburg Stock Exchange)
7 March 2016
​​Ex-Dividend Date (Australian & New York2 Stock Exchanges)
9 March 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (London Stock Exchange)
10 March 2016
Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election dates for Australian & London stock exchanges)
11 March 2016
Payment Date
31 March 2016


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 7 and 11 March 2016 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 4 and 11 March 2016 (inclusive).

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