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BHP Group PLC

27 August 2021

 
 27 August 2021 
 
  To:   JSE Limited (JSE) 
        London Stock Exchange 
 
 
 

Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand)

2021 Final Dividend

 
 Name of entity   BHP Group Plc   Registration Number 3196209 
 

On 17 August 2021, the Board of BHP determined to pay a final dividend of 200 US cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2021.

The currency exchange rate applicable for the dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Group Plc South African branch register is based on the average rate over a two day period commencing on 26 August 2021 and ending on 27 August 2021 and is set out below:

 
 Dividend 200 US cents per    Exchange rate   Dividend per ordinary 
  share                                        share in local currency 
 
   South African cents          14.92710        2,985.42000 
                             --------------  ------------------------- 
 

The exchange rates applicable to the BHP dividend being paid in other currencies will be based on the foreign currency exchange rates on a single day or an average for a period of days ending on or before the dividend Record Date, being 3 September 2021. The applicable foreign currency exchange rates will be announced to the market on the Dividend Reinvestment Election Date, being 6 September 2021.

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 1 September 2021 and 3 September 2021 (inclusive), and transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 27 August 2021 and 3 September 2021 (inclusive).

The dividend will be paid on 21 September 2021.

Authorised for lodgement by:

Stefanie Wilkinson

Group Company Secretary

Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited

BHP Group Plc Registration number 3196209

LEI 549300C116EOWV835768

Registered in England and Wales

   Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB   United Kingdom 

Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

The BHP Group is headquartered in Australia

NOTE: Additional information required by the JSE Listing Requirements

1. The dividend should be regarded as a 'foreign dividend' for the purposes of South African income tax and South African dividends tax (Dividend Tax).

2. Dividend Tax will be withheld from the amount of the gross final dividend of 597.08400 South African cents per ordinary share paid to shareholders on the South African branch register at the rate of 20 per cent, unless a shareholder qualifies for an exemption.

3. After the Dividend Tax has been withheld, the net dividend will be 2,388.33600 South African cents per ordinary share.

4. BHP Group Plc had a total of 2,112,071,796 ordinary shares in issue at the dividend determination date of 17 August 2021.

   5.   The dividend will be paid out of retained earnings. 

6. For the avoidance of doubt, Dividend Tax, and therefore the information provided in this announcement, is only of direct application to shareholders on the South African branch register.

7. As payment by cheque has been discontinued in South Africa with effect from 1 January 2021, no cheques will be issued or paid in relation to the payment of the final dividend. Consequently, payment of the final dividend to Certificated Shareholders is dependent on the Transfer Secretary being in possession of such Certificated Shareholder's banking details. Certificated Shareholders who have not yet provided their bank account details are reminded to contact Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited with their account details into which dividends can be paid electronically.

Certificated Shareholders on the South African branch register should direct any questions regarding the application of the Dividend Tax to:

BHP Group Plc Branch Registrar and Transfer Secretary

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited

Rosebank Towers

15 Biermann Avenue

Rosebank

2196

South Africa

Private Bag X9000

Saxonwold

2132 South Africa

Telephone +27 11 373 0033

Facsimile +27 11 688 5217

Email enquiries: web.queries@computershare.co.za

Holders of shares dematerialised into STRATE should contact their Central Securities Depository Participant (CSDP) or stockbroker.

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