Flush with the proceeds of its sale to BP, BHP Group (BHP) – formerly listed as BHP Billiton (BLT) – has completed a $5.2bn off-market share buy-back, at a 14 per cent discount to the Australian-listed shares’ market price. The mining group has also declared a special dividend of $1.02 per share to all investor on the register as of 11 January, equivalent to another $5.2bn in shareholder returns.
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