REG - BHP Billiton PLC - Dividend Currency Exchange Rates - Final Dividend

Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:00am EDT

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BHP Billiton PLC
10 September 2012



Company Secretariat

10 September 2012











Australian Securities Exchange


New York Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

JSE Limited


Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates - 2012 Final Dividend


Name of entities      

BHP Billiton Limited

BHP Billiton Plc

ABN  49 004 028 077

REG NO  3196209


On 22 August 2012 we declared a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2012 of 57 US cents per share. Included in the announcement was the advice that the currency conversion for Australian cents, British pence and New Zealand cents would be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, 7 September 2012, and for South African cents the last date to trade on the JSE Limited, which was 31 August 2012(1). The following table

details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:


Dividend 57 US cents       per share

Exchange rate

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

Australian cents



British pence



New Zealand cents



South African cents(1)




The dividend will be paid on 28 September 2012.




Jane McAloon

Group Company Secretary




(1) On 31 August 2012 we announced to the London Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited the currency exchange rate applicable to the dividend payable in South African cents.


BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077                                                                   BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
Registered in Australia                                                                                                 Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: 180 Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000                                       Registered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1BH United Kingdom                         
                  The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia


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