11 Aug - 4 min read
Notice of Dividend and 2021 AGM Dates
Notice of Dividend and 2021 AGM Dates BHP Group Plc Registration number 3196209 Registered in England and Wales Share code: BHP ISIN: GB00BH0P3Z91 11 August 2021 To: Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) cc: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) London Stock Exchange (LSE) JSE Limited (JSE) Notice of Dividend and 2021 AGM Dates Name of entities BHP Group Limited BHP Group Plc ABN 49 004 028 077 Registration Number 3196209 The proposed dates(1) for the 2021 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 FY2021 Final Dividend. Full terms and conditions of the DRP and details about how to participate can be found at bhp.com. 2021 Final Dividend Preliminary Results Announcement and Dividend Determination 17 August 2021 Announcement of currency conversion into RAND 27 August 2021 Last day to trade cum dividend on JSE 31 August 2021 Ex-Dividend Date (JSE) 1 September 2021 Ex-Dividend Date (ASX, LSE and NYSE(2)) 2 September 2021 Record Date 3 September 2021 DRP and Currency Election date (including announcement of currency 6 September 2021 conversion for ASX and LSE) Payment Date 21 September 2021 DRP Allocation Date (ASX and LSE) within ten business days after the payment 5 October 2021 date DRP Allocation Date (JSE), subject to the purchase of shares by the Transfer 5 October 2021 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 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). 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 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. 2021 Annual General Meetings (AGMs) The 2021 AGM of BHP Group Plc will be held in London on Thursday, 14 October 2021. The 2021 AGM of BHP Group Limited will be held in Perth on Tuesday, 11 November 2021. BHP is closely monitoring the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and UK and Australian Government guidelines in relation to public gatherings. Shareholders are encouraged to monitor the company's website bhp.com/investor-centre/shareholder-information/meetings/ for the latest information on BHP’s AGM arrangements. The closing date for receipt of nominations from persons wishing to be considered for election as a Director on the BHP Board is Thursday, 19 August 2021. Authorised for lodgement by: Stefanie Wilkinson Group Company Secretary Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited 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 Date: 11-08-2021 11:10:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.