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Description   Dividend amount Imputation credit  Ex-dividend date  Payment date
  US cents/share Aus cents/share Aus cents/share  
Interim 2017 110.00 137.72 59.023 10 August 2017 21 September 2017
Final 2016 125.00 163.62 70.123 23 February 2017 6 April 2017
Interim 2016 45.00 59.13 25.341 11 August 2016 22 September 2016
Final 2015 107.50 151.89 65.095 24 February 2016 7 April 2016
Interim 2015 107.50 144.91 62.104 12 August 2015 10 September 2015
Final 2014 119.00 152.98 65.563 4 March 2015 9 April 2015
Interim 2014 96.00 103.09 44.181 13 August 2014 11 September 2014
Final 2013 108.50 120.14 51.489 5 March 2014 10 April 2014
Interim 2013 83.50 93.00 39.857 14 August 2013 12 September 2013 
Final 2012 94.50 91.67 39.287 6 March 2013 11 April 2013
Interim 2012 72.5 68.51 29.361 15 August 2012 13 September 2012
Final 2011 91.0 84.20 36.086 29 February 2012 12 April 2012
Interim 2011 54.0 49.81 21.347 10 August 2011 8 September 2011
Final 2010 63.0 61.94 26.546 2 March 2011 31 March 2011
Interim 2010 45.0 49.27 21.116

11 August 2010

9 September 2010
Final 2009 45.0 51.56 22.1 24 February 2010 1 April 2010
Final 2008 68.0 101.48 43.49 18 February 2009 8 April 2009
Interim 2008 68.0 77.35 33.15 3 September 2008 2 October 2008
Final 2007 84.0 93.02 39.866 20 February 2008 11 April 2008
Interim 2007 52.0 60.69 26.01 8 August 2007 6 September 2007
Final 2006 64.0 82.84 35.50 7 March 2007 13 April 2007
Interim 2006 40.0 52.48 22.491  9 August 2006 7 September 2006
Special 2005 110.0 145.42 62.323 22 February 2006 6 April 2006
Final 2005 41.5 54.86 23.511 22 February 2006 6 April 2006
Interim 2005 38.5 50.56 21.668 10 August 2005 8 September 2005
Final 2004 45.0 58.29 24.98 23 February 2005 8 April 2005
Interim 2004 32.0 45.53 19.513

11 August 2004

10 September 2004
Final 2003 34.0 44.68 19.149 10 March 2004 6 April 2004
Interim 2003 30.0 45.02 19.294 13 August 2003 12 September 2003
Final 2002 30.5 51.87 22.230 5 March 2003 7 April 2003
Interim 2002 29.5 54.06 23.169 14 August 2002 13 September 2002
Final 2001 39.0 75.85 32.507 6 March 2002 8 April 2002
Interim 2001 20.0 39.42 16.894 13 August 2001 14 September 2001
Final 2000 38.5 69.76 35.937 7 March 2001 6 April 2001
Interim 2000 19.0 32.68 16.835 14 August 2000 15 September 2000
Final 1999 38.5 61.47 34.577 6 March 2000 7 April 2000
Interim 1999 16.5 25.64 14.423 9 August 1999 31 August 1999
Final 1998 35.5 55.56 31.253 9 March 1999 7 April 1999

Dividend determination

As the majority of the Group's sales are transacted in US dollars it is the most reliable currency in which to measure the Group's financial performance and is its main reporting currency. The US dollar is therefore the natural currency for dividend determination. Dividends determined in US dollars are translated at exchange rates prevailing two days prior to announcement and are then declared payable in pounds sterling by Rio Tinto plc and in Australian dollars by Rio Tinto Limited.

UK shareholders of Rio Tinto Limited can elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling.

Payment elections

Australian and UK shareholders may elect to have cash dividends paid directly into any bank, building society or credit union account.

Dividends and taxation - Dividend imputation system

The basis of the Australian dividend imputation system is that when Australian resident shareholders receive dividends from Rio Tinto Limited, they may be entitled to a credit for the tax paid by the Company in respect of that income, depending on the tax status of the shareholder. The application of the system results in the tax paid by the Company being allocated to shareholders by way of imputation credits attaching to the dividends they receive. Such dividends are known are franked dividends. A dividend may be partly or fully franked. Any imputation credits attached to the dividend are shown in the Dividend Statement provided to shareholders.

Fully franked dividends

Since 1988, all dividends declared by Rio Tinto Limited have been fully franked. It is the Company's policy to pay fully franked dividends whenever possible.