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BHP Group announce 2020 Interim Dividend dates

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 Determination18 February 2020
Announcement of currency conversion into RAND28 February 2020
Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE3 March 2020
Ex-Dividend Date (JSE)4 March 2020
Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE(2))5 March 2020
Record Date6 March 2020
DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency conversion for ASX and LSE)           9 March 2020
Payment Date24 March 2020
DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten business days after the payment date7 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.