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RNS Number : 9183V

BHP Group PLC

12 August 2020

 
   12 August 2020 
 
   To:   Australian Securities Exchange   cc:   New York Stock Exchange 
          (ASX)                                  (NYSE) 
         London Stock Exchange (LSE)            JSE Limited (JSE) 
 

Notice of Dividend and AGM Dates

 
 Name of entities   BHP Group Limited    BHP Group Plc 
                    ABN 49 004 028 077   REG NO 3196209 
                   -------------------  --------------- 
 

The proposed dates(1) for the 2020 Final Dividend of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc are set out below. BHP's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) will operate in respect of the FY2020 Final Dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com.

2020 Final Dividend

 
 Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend                18 August 2020 
  Determination 
 Announcement of currency conversion into RAND                28 August 2020 
 Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE                      1 September 2020 
 Ex-Dividend Date (JSE)                                     2 September 2020 
 Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE(2))                    3 September 2020 
 Record Date                                               4 September 2020 
 DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement     8 September 2020 
  of currency conversion for ASX and LSE) 
 Payment Date                                              22 September 2020 
 DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten                 6 October 2020 
  business days after the payment date 
 DRP Allocation Date (JSE), subject to the purchase           7 October 2020 
  of shares by the Transfer Secretaries in the 
  open market, CSDP accounts credited/updated 
  on or about (3) 
 

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 2 September 2020 and 4 September 2020 (inclusive), and transfers between the UK register and the South African register will not be permitted between the dates of 28 August 2020 and 4 September 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 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 each share actually purchased to satisfy DRP elections. The Allocation Price applicable to each stock exchange will 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.

2020 Annual General Meetings (AGM)

BHP Group Limited

The 2020 AGM of BHP Group Limited will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 5pm (Melbourne time) as a virtual meeting. In line with temporary amendments to the Australian requirements governing how AGMs may be held, there will be no physical meeting for shareholders to attend. BHP Group Limited shareholders will be able to attend, vote and ask questions via technology in real time.

In addition, a BHP Live event will be held on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 12pm (Melbourne time), where the Board Chair and the CEO will address shareholders' questions.

BHP Group Plc

The 2020 AGM of BHP Group Plc will be held in London on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 9.30am (London time). BHP is closely monitoring the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and developments in UK regulation in relation to how AGMs may be held during this period.

In addition, a virtual forum for BHP Group Plc shareholders will be held on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 10.30am, with presentations by the Board Chair and the CEO and the opportunity for shareholders to ask questions via technology. BHP Group Plc shareholders are also invited to attend and ask questions at BHP Group Limited's virtual AGM.

Further details for these events will be made available in due course and shareholders are encouraged to monitor the company's website bhp.com/investor-centre/shareholder-information/meetings/ for updates.

The closing date for receipt of nominations from persons wishing to be considered for election as a Director on the BHP Board is Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

Authorised for lodgement by

Geof Stapledon

Company Secretary

BHP Group Limited ABN 49 004 028 077 BHP Group Plc Registration number 3196209

LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28 LEI 549300C116EOWV835768

Registered in Australia Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: Level 18, 171 Collins Street Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia London SW1E

5LB   United Kingdom 

Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015 Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

The BHP Group is headquartered in Australia

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