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Friday 31 August, 2018

BHP Billiton PLC

Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate SA Rand

RNS Number : 4670Z
BHP Billiton PLC
31 August 2018



Group Governance

31 August 2018 





JSE Limited


London Stock Exchange


Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand)

2018 Final Dividend


Name of entity

BHP Billiton Plc

REG NO  3196209


On 21 August 2018, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of 63 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018.


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 31 August 2018 and is set out below:


Dividend 63 US cents

per share

Exchange rate

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency


South African cents







The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Dividend Reinvestment Election Date, being 10 September 2018, and will be announced to the market.  


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 5 September 2018 and 7 September 2018, both dates inclusive, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 31 August 2018 and 7 September 2018, both dates inclusive.


The dividend will be paid on 25 September 2018.



Rachel Agnew  

Company Secretary


Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209

LEI 549300C116EOWV835768

Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB United Kingdom


A member of the BHP Group which is headquartered in Australia



NOTE: Additional information required by the JSE Listing Requirements


1.         The dividend should be regarded as a 'foreign dividend' for the purposes of South African  income tax and South African dividends tax.


2.         Dividend Tax will be withheld from the amount of the gross final dividend of 184.64670 South African cents per ordinary share paid to shareholders on the South African branch register at the rate of 20 per cent, unless a shareholder qualifies for an exemption.


3.         After the Dividend Tax has been withheld, the net dividend will be 738.58680 South African cents per ordinary share.


4.         BHP Billiton Plc had a total of 2,112,071,796 ordinary shares in issue at the dividend determination date of 21 August 2018.


5.         The dividend will be paid out of retained earnings.


6.         For the avoidance of doubt, Dividend Tax, and therefore the information provided in this announcement, is of only direct application to shareholders on the South African branch register.


Shareholders on the South African branch register should direct any questions regarding the application of the Dividend Tax to:


BHP Billiton Plc Branch Registrar and Transfer Secretary

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited

Rosebank Towers

15 Biermann Avenue



South Africa

PO Box 61051

Marshalltown 2107

Telephone +27 11 373 0033

Facsimile +27 11 688 5217

Email enquiries: [email protected]



Holders of shares dematerialised into STRATE should contact their CSDP or stockbroker.




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