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Description   Dividend amount Imputation credit  Ex-dividend date  Payment date
   US cents/share  Aus cents/share  Aus cents/share  
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.