Fire at raw sugar storage facility at sugar refinery
(formerly The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited) (Registration number 1892/000610/06) Share code: TON ISIN ZAE000096541 MEDIA RELEASE - FIRE AT RAW SUGAR STORAGE FACILITY AT SUGAR REFINERY Tongaat Hulett said that a fire had broken out at the raw sugar storage facility of its sugar refinery operation in South Coast Road, Durban. The fire broke out at approximately 04:40 today and had been extinguished by 08:00. Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa MD, Martin Mohale says "Two of the three raw sugar stores were destroyed by the fire and a third store was partially damaged. The sugar factory was not affected. There were no injuries. We are investigating the exact cause of the fire and the impact that it will have on operations. Tongaat Hulett will be able to continue supplying our local customers based on the level of finished product that we have available. We are already working with our insurers in order to determine how soon we can start rebuilding of the affected facilities." Martin Mohale concludes, "I would like to thank the eThekwini Fire Department for the important role that they played in ensuring that the blaze was extinguished so quickly." Tongaat 09 May 2008 Sponsor INVESTEC BANK LIMITED Date: 09/05/2008 13:41:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.