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 final dates 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 (New YorkStock Exchange)
9 March 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (Australian Securities Exchange and 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).

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

Dividend 16 US cents per share            ​ Exchange rate            Dividend per ordinary share in local currency  
Australian cents 0.748800  21.367521 
British pence  1.439500  11.114970 
New Zealand cents  0.668810  23.923087 
​South African cents ​15.651200 250.419200

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