Timing of interim results release, trading statement and cautionary announcement

The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited
(Registration number 1892/000610/06)
Share code: TNT
Issuer Code: THGL 
ISIN ZAE000007449
("The Group")

The interim results for the six months to 30 June will be released on 2 August 2004.

The Group has previously communicated that it expects an improvement in headline earnings in 2004, notwithstanding the impact of adverse external factors such as the stronger currency, a small sugar crop and the high maize cost. 

The headline earnings for the half-year to 30 June 2004 will reflect a substantial, as defined by the Listings Requirements, improvement from the loss for the first half of 2003.

This trading statement is issued in compliance with rule 3.4 of the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa Listings Requirements. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Groupís auditors. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Groupís securities until the Groupís results for the half-year ended 30 June 2004 are published.

20 July 2004

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