Earnings releases


Audited Results & Final Dividend Declaration for the year ended 31 December 2005


DIVIDEND DECLARATION

 

Notice is hereby given that the Board has declared a final dividend (number 157) of 280 cents per share for the year ended 31 December 2005 to shareholders recorded in the register at the close of business on Friday 17 March 2006.

The salient dates of the declaration and payment of this final dividend are as follows:

Last date to trade ordinary shares
  "CUM" dividend
Friday10 March 2006
Ordinary shares trade 
   "EX" dividend
Monday13 March 2006
Record dateFriday17 March 2006
Payment dateThursday23 March 2006

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or re-materialised, nor may transfers between registers take place between Monday 13 March 2006 and Friday 17 March 2006, both days inclusive.

The dividend is declared in the currency of the Republic of South Africa. Dividends paid by the United Kingdom transfer secretaries will be paid in British currency at the rate of exchange ruling at the close of business on Friday 10 March 2006.

For and on behalf of the board

M M L Mokoka
Group Secretary

Amanzimnyama, Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal

17 February 2006