Source - SMW
BHP said Thursday it would return $10.4bn to its shareholders through the combination of an off-market $5.2bn buy-back programme and a further $5.2bn in the form of a special dividend.  

The share buyback program would get underway immediately with BHP looking to buyback $5.2bn of its own shares at up to a 14% discount. 

BHP also intended to pay the balance of the net proceeds from the sale of its Onshore US assets, expected to be $5.2bn to all shareholders in the form of a special dividend, expected in Jan. 2019. 
At 8:08am: (LON:BLT) BHP Billiton PLC share price was +18.7p at 1581.1p

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