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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

BHP Billiton Plc declares dividend
Monday, 14 Sep 2015 03:35am EDT 

BHP Billiton Plc:Says the board of BHP Billiton determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended June 30 of 62 US cents per share.Says the dividend will be paid on Sept. 29.  Full Article

BHP Billiton plc declares final dividend
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 02:48am EDT 

BHP Billiton plc:Determined to pay a final dividend of 62 cents per share.Ex-dividend Date London Stock Exchange is Sept. 10.Record date is Sept. 11.Payment date is Sept. 29.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC completes implementation of demerger of South32
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 02:00am EDT 

BHP Billiton PLC:Says that implementation of demerger of South32 from BHP Billiton was completed on May 26.Says that shares in South32 Ltd have been distributed to eligible BHP Billiton shareholders.Says number of South32 ordinary shares on issue was 5,323,762,901 as at May 25.  Full Article

BHP Billiton to pay $25 mln Beijing Olympics corruption fine - The Telegraph
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:11pm EDT 

BHP Billiton:Says it has agreed to pay $25 mln (16 mln Pounds) to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to hospitality provided by the company at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - The Telegraph.The SEC said that the guests were mainly from Africa and Asia, and were offered up to four days of hospitality at the event, which included tickets, luxury hotel stay and excursions with a total value of between $12,000 and $16,000.  Full Article

BHP Billiton prices 2.0 billion Euro bond
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 12:49pm EDT 

BHP Billiton:Says it has priced a three tranche Euro denominated bond under its Euro Medium Term Note Programme.The Euro bond issue comprises 600 million Euros Floating Rate Notes due 2020 paying interest at 3 month Euribor plus 35 basis points, 650 million Euros 0.750 pct bonds due 2022 and 750 million Euros 1.500 pct bonds due 2030.The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.  Full Article

BHP Billiton prices A$1.0 billion note issue
Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 01:38am EDT 

BHP Billiton:Says it has priced a five year A$1.0 billion note issue under its Australian medium term note program.Says the Australian dollar notes will pay interest at 3.00 per cent and mature in March 2020.The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.  Full Article

BHP Billiton to demerge South32
Monday, 16 Mar 2015 05:39pm EDT 

BHP Billiton Ltd:Recommends shareholders vote in favour of demerger of South32.With more focused portfolio, BHP Billiton will be better placed to achieve further productivity benefits in its core assets.South32 will be substantial company with diversified portfolio of high quality, cash generative assets.Eligible shareholders will receive one South32 share for every BHP Billiton share.Says that it will maintain its commitment to progressive dividend policy and does not plan to rebase its dividend following demerger, implying higher payout ratio.South32 intends to distribute minimum of 40 pct. of underlying earnings as dividends to its shareholders following each six month reporting period.Shareholder vote scheduled for May 6.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC to pay interim dividend
Friday, 6 Mar 2015 04:58am EST 

BHP Billiton PLC:To pay an interim dividend for half year ended Dec. 31, 2014 of 62 US cents per share.Payable on March 31.Says exchange rates applicable to dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on foreign currency exchange rates on record date, being March 13, and will be announced to market.  Full Article

BHP Billiton PLC reaffirms FY 2015 production outlook
Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 02:00am EST 

BHP Billiton PLC:Says production guidance remains unchanged and the company are on track to deliver Group production growth of 16 pct over the two years to the end of FY 2015.  Full Article

Hulamin 's Isizinda Aluminium announces acquisition of Bayside casthouse in Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal from BHP Billiton
Monday, 24 Nov 2014 03:00am EST 

Isizinda Aluminium:Announced the acquisition of the Bayside casthouse in Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal from BHP Billiton.Says the effective date is expected to be April 01, 2015.Isizinda (meaning Hub in isiZulu) is a strategic partnership between Bingelela Capital and Hulamin.Says Isizinda has concluded a groundbreaking five year metal supply agreement with BHP Billiton that will see liquid metal supplied by the nearby Hillside smelter directly to the Bayside casthouse.Says Hulamin in turn, has concluded a matching slab offtake agreement with Isizinda, with an estimated value of more than 10 bln Rand over the five year period.  Full Article

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BHP boosts exploration spend as focus narrows to oil, copper

SYDNEY BHP Billiton plans to lift exploration spending by 29 percent next year, allocating nearly all its $900 million budget to finding oil and copper, as big miners bet on a narrow pick of commodities to drive future growth.