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 Limited2
30 August 2016
Ex-Dividend Date (New York3 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).


Dates are subject to change.

2 Dates are prepared on the basis that the JSE Limited will migrate to a T+3 settlement cycle in July 2016.

3 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