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 dates 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 York1 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

The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

Dividend 14 US cents per share​ Exchange rate Dividend per ordinary share in local currency
Australian cents 0.755900 18.520968
British pence 1.325700 10.560459 
New Zealand cents 0.728578  19.215513
​South African cents 14.181000 198.534000

1 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