Company Announcements

Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (ZAR)

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RNS Number : 3070R
BHP Group Limited
28 February 2023

28 February 2023








London Stock Exchange (LSE)

JSE Limited (JSE)



Notice of Dividend Currency Exchange Rate (South African Rand) - Interim Dividend


On 21 February 2023, the Board of BHP determined to pay an interim dividend of 90 US cents per share for the half-year ended 31 December 2022.


The currency exchange rate applicable for the interim dividend payable in South African cents to shareholders on the BHP Group Limited South African branch register is based on the rate on 27 February 2023 and is set out below:


Dividend 90 US cents per ordinary share

Exchange rate

Dividend per ordinary share in local currency

South African cents




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 period of days ending on or before the dividend Record Date, being 10 March 2023. The applicable foreign currency exchange rates will be announced to the market on 13 March 2023.


The dividend will be paid on Thursday, 30 March 2023.



Authorised for lodgement by:

Stefanie Wilkinson

Group Company Secretary



BHP Group Limited ABN 49 004 028 077  
Registered in Australia   
Registered Office: Level 18, 171 Collins Street  
Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia  
Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015



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 interim dividend paid to shareholders on the BHP Group Limited 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 1,320.57360 South African cents per ordinary share.


4.         BHP Group Limited had a total of 5,065,820,556 ordinary shares in issue at the dividend determination date of 21 February 2023.


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 BHP Group Limited South African branch register.



Shareholders holding dematerialised shares in Computershare Nominees should direct all queries in relation to the interim dividend including queries relating to the Dividend Tax to:


BHP Group Limited Branch Registrar and Transfer Secretary

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited

Rosebank Towers

15 Biermann Avenue



South Africa

Private Bag X9000


2132 South Africa

Telephone +27 11 370 5000 or 086 110 0634 (within South Africa) on weekdays between 8:00am

 and 4:30pm (SAST).

Facsimile +27 11 688 5217



Shareholders holding dematerialised shares through STRATE should contact their Central Securities Depository Participant (CSDP) or stockbroker in case of all queries in relation to the interim dividend including queries relating to Dividend Tax.



The BHP Group is headquartered in Australia


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