UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

September 11, 2015

 

 

 

BHP BILLITON LIMITED

(ABN 49 004 028 077)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

 

BHP BILLITON PLC

(REG. NO. 3196209)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

ENGLAND AND WALES

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

171 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE,

VICTORIA 3000 AUSTRALIA

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

NEATHOUSE PLACE, VICTORIA, LONDON,

UNITED KINGDOM

(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:  x Form 20-F    ¨ Form 40-F

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  BHP Billiton Limited    BHP Billiton Plc
  171 Collins Street    Neathouse Place
  Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia    London SW1V 1LH UK
  GPO BOX 86    Tel +44 20 7802 4000
  Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia    Fax + 44 20 7802 4111
  Tel +61 1300 55 47 57 Fax +61 3 9609 3015        bhpbilliton.com
  bhpbilliton.com   

Company Secretariat

11 September 2015

 

To: Australian Securities Exchange1    cc: New York Stock Exchange   
       London Stock Exchange          JSE Limited   

Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rates – 2015 Final Dividend

 

Name of entities

  BHP Billiton Limited    BHP Billiton Plc
  ABN 49 004 028 077    Registration Number 3196209

On 25 August 2015, the Board of BHP Billiton determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended 30 June 2015 of 62 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, 11 September 2015, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Limited, which was 4 September 20152. The following table sets out the currency exchange rates applicable for the dividend:

 

Dividend 62 US cents per share

   Exchange rate      Dividend per ordinary share
in local currency
 

Australian cents

     0.706300         87.781396   

British pence

     1.540200         40.254512   

New Zealand cents

     0.630907         98.271219   

South African cents2

     13.638600         845.593200   

The dividend will be paid on 29 September 2015.

 

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Rachel Agnew

Company Secretary

 

 

1  This release was made outside the hours of operation of the ASX market announcements office.
2  On 4 September 2015 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: 171 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3000    Registered Office: Neathouse Place, London SW1V 1LH United Kingdom

The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

      BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc
Date: September 11, 2015     By:  

/s/ Rachel Agnew

    Name:   Rachel Agnew
    Title:   Company Secretary