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Company Overview of BHP Billiton Group

Company Overview

BHP Billiton Group operates as a natural resources company. It produces primary aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, manganese, petroleum, nickel, uranium, steel, diamonds, silver, and titanium minerals. The company also offers seaborne iron ore and seaborne traded hard coking coal. In addition, it produces and markets thermal coal for the power markets in Europe, Asia, and the United States. It has operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, the Gulf of Mexico, Pakistan, Algeria, Singapore, the Hague, and the Netherlands. BHP Billiton Group was founded in 2001 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

180 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


Founded in 2001


61 3 0055 4757


61 3 9609 3015

Key Executives for BHP Billiton Group

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive
Age: 52
President of Corporate Affairs
Age: 44
Group Company Secretary
Age: 50
President of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BHP Billiton Group Key Developments

BHP Billiton Group Announces Final Dividend for the Year Ended June 30, 2014, Payable on September 23, 2014

BHP Billiton Group determined to pay a final dividend for the year ended June 30, 2014 of 62 cents per share. Record Date is September 5, 2014, and for South African cents the Last Day to Trade on the JSE Limited, which was August 29, 2014. The dividend will be paid on September 23, 2014.

BHP Billiton Reviewing Options For Nickel West Business

BHP Billiton Group is reviewing its Western Australian Nickel West business, comprising the Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster mines and associated concentrators, the Kalgoorlie smelter, Kambalda concentrator and the Kwinana refinery. The review is considering all options for the long-term future of Nickel West, including the potential sale of all or parts of the business, and follows the decision to cease operations in the sub-level cave at Perseverance Underground mine due to safety concerns in December 2013. Nickel West Asset President, Paul Harvey, said: “Nickel West is one of the world’s leading nickel producers. Our reputation is proudly built on the commitment and calibre of our people, and the support of our communities and stakeholders.” “Our focus on working safely and continuing to find and deliver ways to improve the competitiveness of our business is unchanged.” The review of the Nickel West business is consistent with the Company’s long held practice of continually reviewing its operations, although it will only pursue options that maximise value for BHP Billiton shareholders. Any potential course of action remains subject to detailed analysis and an assessment of alternatives.

BHP Billiton Reportedly Mulls Sale Of Queensland Portfolio

BHP Billiton Group is known to considering divesting assets worth up to $500 million. Its bankers, Goldman Sachs are known to be testing buyer appetite for the BHP’s portfolio in Queensland. Property and infrastructure investors are known to have been approached in recent times by Goldman Sachs. Street Talk reported that buyers are being sought out unofficially on BHP's behalf.

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