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BHP Billiton PLC
21 September 2016

21 September 2016







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AGM Update & Notice of 2017 Interim Dividend Dates


2016 Annual General Meetings (AGM) times update and Shareholder Information Sessions(1)


The 2016 AGM of BHP Billiton Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 20 October 2016 as previously announced. The starting time has been revised to 12 noon (London time). Prior to the BHP Billiton Plc AGM, a Shareholder Information Session will be held at the QEII Centre from 10.30am to 11.30am.


The 2016 AGM of BHP Billiton Limited will be held in Brisbane on Thursday, 17 November 2016 as previously announced. The starting time has been revised to 11.00am (Brisbane time).  Prior to the BHP Billiton Limited AGM, a Shareholder Information Session will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am.


The purpose of the Shareholder Information Sessions, which will be led by the Chief Executive Officer (supported by some of the Company's other senior executives), is to provide shareholders with an opportunity to discuss issues in greater detail with senior executives.  A short presentation will be made by the senior executives on community issues, developments with Samarco and climate change, followed by a shareholder Q&A session. 


2017 Interim Dividend


The proposed dates(2) for the 2017 Interim Dividend of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc are as follows:


Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination

21 February 2017

Currency conversion into RAND

3 March 2017

Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE Limited

7 March 2017

Ex-Dividend Date (New York(3) and Johannesburg stock exchanges)

8 March 2017

Ex-Dividend Date (Australian & London stock exchange)

9 March 2017

Record Date (including currency conversion and currency election date for Australian & London stock exchanges)   


10 March 2017

Payment Date

28 March 2017


Please note that 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 8 and 10 March 2017 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted, between the dates of 3 March and 10 March 2017 (inclusive).


(1) Details of the Shareholder Information Session and the business to be conducted at the AGM can be found in the Notices of Annual General Meeting.

(2) Dates are subject to change.

(3) BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc shares are listed in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) and traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the NYSE. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares.




Rachel Agnew

Company Secretary


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



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