The proposed dates(1) for the 2020 Interim Dividend of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group PLC (LON:BHP) are set out below. BHP’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will operate in respect of the 2020 Interim Dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com.
2020 Interim Dividend
|Half Yearly Results Announcement and Dividend Determination||18 February 2020|
|Announcement of currency conversion into RAND||28 February 2020|
|Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE||3 March 2020|
|Ex-Dividend Date (JSE)||4 March 2020|
|Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE(2))||5 March 2020|
|Record Date||6 March 2020|
|DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency conversion for ASX and LSE)||9 March 2020|
|Payment Date||24 March 2020|
|DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten business days after the payment date||7 April 2020|
|DRP Allocation Date (JSE), subject to the purchase of shares by the Transfer Secretaries in the open market, CSDP accounts credited/updated on or about (3)||7 April 2020|
BHP Group 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 4 and 6 March 2020 (inclusive), nor will transfers between the UK register and the South African register be permitted between the dates of 28 February and 6 March 2020 (inclusive).
Any eligible shareholder who wishes to participate in the DRP, or to vary a participation election should do so in accordance with the timetable set out above, or, in the case of shareholdings on the South African branch register of BHP Group Plc, in accordance with the instructions of your CSDP. The DRP Allocation Price will be calculated in each jurisdiction as an average of the price paid for all shares actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The Allocation Price applicable to each exchange will be made available at bhp.com/DRP (4).
(1) Dates are subject to change.
(2) BHP Group Limited and BHP Group 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.
(3) Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited as the Transfer Secretary will notify Strate and CSDPs when the price and allocation date is known.
(4) In the case of BHP Group Limited, the allocation price will also be released via the ASX using Appendix 3A.1 in accordance with ASX requirements.