Feb 6, 2004
Shoprite Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1936/007721/06)
ISIN no: ZAE 000012084
JSE share code: SHP
NSX share code: SRH
LuSE share code: SHOPRITE
TRADING UPDATE AND CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Shoprite shareholders are advised that earnings attributable to shareholders excluding unrealised foreign exchange translation differences for the six months ended 31 December 2003 will be materially higher than that of the comparative period for 2002 and earnings attributable to shareholders including unrealised foreign exchange translation differences will be substantially higher.
This trading update is made in accordance with the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa Listings Requirements and the terms “material” and “substantial” are used as defined therein.
Further details will be provided when Shoprite’s results for the six months ended 31 December 2003 are published on 17 February 2004.
As the above statements have not been reviewed and reported on by Shoprite's auditors, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Shoprite's shares until the publication of the results.
6 February 2004