Shoprite Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1936/007721/06
JSE share code: SHP
NSX share code: SRH
LuSE share code: SHOPRITE
In terms of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading update as soon as they are reasonably certain that the financial results for the current reporting period will be more than 20% different from that of the previous corresponding period.
In light of the aforementioned requirements, Shoprite expects diluted headline earnings per share on continued operations to be between 20% to 30% higher than those of the prior comparative period.
Both basic and diluted earnings per share and headline earnings per share on all operations for the six months ended 31 December 2006 are expected to be between 25% to 35% higher than those of the prior comparative period. This is as a result of capital profits in the period under review and a loss incurred in discontinued operations during the prior period.
Shareholders are advised that the above information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite’s external auditors. The company’s results for the six months ended 31 December 2006 are expected to be released on or about 20 February 2007.
7 February 2007