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This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Feb 10, 2010.

Dividend

BHP Billiton maintains a progressive dividend policy and our Board today declared an interim dividend of 42 US cents per share, an increase of 1 US cent per share.

The dividend to be paid by BHP Billiton Limited will be fully franked for Australian taxation purposes. Dividends for the BHP Billiton Group are determined and declared in US dollars. However, BHP Billiton Limited dividends are mainly paid in Australian dollars, and BHP Billiton Plc dividends are mainly paid in pounds sterling and South African rand to shareholders on the UK section and the South African section of the register, respectively. Currency conversions will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, except for the conversion into South African rand, which will take place on the last day to trade on JSE Limited, being 26 February 2010. Please note that all currency conversion elections must be registered by the Record Date, being 5 March 2010. Any currency conversion elections made after this date will not apply to this dividend.

The timetable in respect of this dividend will be:

 

Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into rand

   26 February 2010

Ex-dividend Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and JSE Limited (JSE)

   1 March 2010

Ex-dividend London Stock Exchange (LSE) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

   3 March 2010

Record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for rand)

   5 March 2010

Payment date

   23 March 2010

 

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American Depositary Shares (ADSs) each represent two fully paid ordinary shares and receive dividends accordingly.

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 1 and 5 March 2010, both dates inclusive. Transfers between the UK and South African sections of the register will not be permitted between the dates of 26 February and 5 March 2010, both dates inclusive. Details of the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend will be announced to the relevant stock exchanges following conversion and will appear on the Group’s website.

This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Aug 13, 2009.

Dividend

BHP Billiton maintains a progressive dividend policy and our Board today declared a final dividend for the year of 41 US cents per share. Together with the interim dividend of 41 US cents per share paid to shareholders on 17 March 2009, this brings the total dividend for the year to 82 US cents per share.

The dividend to be paid by BHP Billiton Limited will be fully franked for Australian taxation purposes. Dividends for the BHP Billiton Group are determined and declared in US dollars. However, BHP Billiton Limited dividends are mainly paid in Australian dollars, and BHP Billiton Plc dividends are mainly paid in pounds sterling and South African rand to shareholders on the UK section and the South African section of the register, respectively. Currency conversions will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on the Record Date, except for the conversion into South African rand, which will take place on the last day to trade on JSE Limited, being 28 August 2009. Please note that all currency conversion elections must be registered by the Record Date, being 4 September 2009. Any currency conversion elections made after this date will not apply to this dividend.

The timetable in respect of this dividend will be:

 

Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited and currency conversion into Rand

   28 August 2009

Ex-dividend Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

   31 August 2009

Ex-dividend Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

   31 August 2009

Ex-dividend London Stock Exchange (LSE)

   2 September 2009

Ex-dividend New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

   2 September 2009

Record date (including currency conversion and currency election dates, except for Rand)

   4 September 2009

Payment date

   25 September 2009

American Depositary Shares (ADSs) each represent two fully paid ordinary shares and receive dividends accordingly.

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 4 September 2009, both dates inclusive. Transfers between the UK and South African sections of the register will not be permitted between the dates of 28 August and 4 September 2009, both dates inclusive.

Details of the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend will be announced to the relevant stock exchanges following conversion and will appear on the Group’s website.

 

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BHP Billiton Results for the Year ended 30 June 2009

 

 

 

This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Mar 18, 2009.

Dividend

An interim dividend for the half-year ended 31 December 2008 of 41.0 US cents (half-year ended 31 December 2007: 29.0 US cents) per share was paid to shareholders on 17 March 2009.

This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Feb 4, 2009.

Dividend

An interim dividend for the half-year ended 31 December 2008 of 41.0 US cents per share will be paid to shareholders on 17 March 2009.

The dividend to be paid by BHP Billiton Limited will be fully franked for Australian taxation purposes. Dividends for the BHP Billiton Group are determined and declared in US dollars. However, BHP Billiton Limited dividends are mainly paid in Australian dollars, and BHP Billiton Plc dividends are mainly paid in pounds sterling and South African rands to shareholders on the UK section and the South African section of the register, respectively. Currency conversions were based on the foreign currency exchange rates two business days before the declaration of the dividend. Please note that all currency conversion elections had to have occurred by the Currency Conversion Date, being 2 February 2009. Any currency conversion elections made after this date will not apply to this dividend.

The timetable in respect of this dividend will be:

 

Currency conversion    2 February 2009
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited    20 February 2009
Ex-dividend Australian Securities Exchange    23 February 2009
Ex-dividend Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)    23 February 2009
Ex-dividend London Stock Exchange (LSE)    25 February 2009
Ex-dividend New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)    25 February 2009
Record    27 February 2009
Payment    17 March 2009

American Depositary Shares (ADSs) each represent two fully paid ordinary shares and receive dividends accordingly.

BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 23 and 27 February 2009.

The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

 

Dividend 41.0 US cents

   Exchange Rate    Dividend per ordinary share
in local currency

Australian cents

   0.631250    64.950495

British pence

   1.423705    28.798101

South African cents

   10.192345    417.886145

New Zealand cents

   0.499500    82.082082

 

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This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Aug 18, 2008.

Dividend

A final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2008 of 41.0 US cents per share will be paid to shareholders on 25 September 2008. Together with the interim dividend of 29.0 US cents per share paid to shareholders on 18 March 2008, this brings the total dividend for the year to 70.0 US cents per share.

The dividend paid by BHP Billiton Limited will be fully franked for Australian taxation purposes. Dividends for the BHP Billiton Group are determined and declared in US dollar. However, BHP Billiton Limited dividends are mainly paid in Australian dollar, and BHP Billiton Plc dividends are mainly paid in pounds sterling and South African rand to shareholders on the UK section and the South African section of the register, respectively. Currency conversions were based on the foreign currency exchange rates two business days before the declaration of the dividend. Please note that all currency conversion elections had to have occurred by the Currency Conversion Date, being 14 August 2008. Any currency conversion elections made after this date will not apply to this dividend.

The timetable in respect of this dividend will be:

 

Currency conversion

   14 August 2008

Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited

   29 August 2008

Ex-dividend Australian Stock Exchange

   1 September 2008

Ex-dividend JSE Limited

   1 September 2008

Ex-dividend London Stock Exchange

   3 September 2008

Record

   5 September 2008

Payment

   25 September 2008

American Depositary Shares (ADSs) each represent two fully paid ordinary shares and receive dividends accordingly.

BHP Billiton Plc shareholders registered on the South African section of the register will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise their shareholdings, nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 1 September 2008 and 5 September 2008.

 

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The following table details the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

 

Dividend 41.0 US cents    Exchange Rate   

Dividend per

ordinary share

in local currency

Australian cents

   0.874160    46.902169
   

British pence

   1.871944    21.902365
   

South African cents

   7.832735    321.142135
   

New Zealand cents

   0.702400    58.371298
This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Feb 8, 2007.

Dividend

Full details of dividends are given on page 27.

Board of Directors

The Directors of the Company in office at any time during or since the end of the half year are:

Mr D R Argus - Chairman since April 1999 (on the Board of Directors since November 1996)

Mr P M Anderson - a Director since June 2006

Dr D C Brink - a Director since June 1997

Dr J G Buchanan - a Director since February 2003

Mr C A Cordeiro - a Director since February 2005

Mr D A Crawford - a Director since May 1994

Dr E G de Planque - a Director since October 2005

Mr C W Goodyear - an Executive Director since November 2001

Dr D A Jenkins - a Director since March 2000

Mr M Kloppers - an Executive Director since January 2006

Mr C J Lynch - an Executive Director since January 2006

Mr J Nasser - a Director since June 2006

Mr M Salamon - an Executive Director from February 2003 until 26 October 2006

Dr J M Schubert - a Director since June 2000

Auditor's independence declaration

KPMG in Australia are the auditors of BHP Billiton Limited. Their auditor's independence declaration under Section 307C of the Australian Corporations Act 2001 is set out on page 30 and forms part of this Directors' Report.

This excerpt taken from the BHP 6-K filed Oct 18, 2005.

Dividend

A final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2005 of 14.5 US cents per share will be paid to shareholders on Wednesday, 28 September 2005. An interim dividend of 13.5 US cents per share was paid to shareholders on 23 March 2005. That dividend included US$220 million (3.6 US cents per share) to complete the US$2 billion capital management programme announced in August 2004. BHP Billiton intends to continue with its progressive dividend policy.

The dividend paid by BHP Billiton Limited will be fully franked for Australian taxation purposes. Dividends for the BHP Billiton Group are determined and declared in US dollars.  However, BHP Billiton Limited dividends are mainly paid in Australian dollars and BHP Billiton Plc dividends are mainly paid in pounds sterling to shareholders on the UK section of the register and rands to shareholders on the South African section of the register.

Audit

The final results are based upon financial statements which have been audited.

 

Statement of Financial Performance

for the year ended 30 June 2005

 

 

2005

2004

 

US$M(a)

US$M(a)

Revenue from ordinary activities

   

Operating revenue

29 649

22 887

Non-operating revenue

1 458

626

 

31 107

23 513

deduct

   

Expenses from ordinary activities, excluding depreciation, amortisation and borrowing costs

20 697

17 084

 

10 410

6 429

add

   

Share of net profit of joint venture and associated entities accounted for using the equity method

564

223

 

10 974

6 652

deduct

   

Depreciation and amortisation

1 994

1 793

Borrowing costs

499

490

Profit from ordinary activities before income tax

8 481

4 369

deduct

   

Income tax expense attributable to ordinary activities

2 240

870

Net profit

6 241

3 499

deduct

   

Outside equity interests in net profit of controlled entities

232

96

Net profit attributable to members of the BHP Billiton Group

6 009

3 403

Non-owner transaction changes in equity

   

Net exchange fluctuations on translation of foreign currency net assets and designated

   

foreign currency interest bearing liabilities net of tax

7

48

Total direct adjustments to equity attributable to members of the BHP Billiton Group

7

48

Total changes in equity other than those resulting from transactions with owners

6 016

3 451

     

Basic earnings per share (US cents)

98.1

54.7

Diluted earnings per share (US cents)

97.6

54.5




























 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Financial information for 2005 and 2004 represents the financial performance of the BHP Billiton Group (Refer 'Basis of presentation of financial information' and 'Accounting and reporting on the DLC merger').

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