Feb 10, 2009


SHP – Shoprite Holdings Limited – Trading Update 
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) 
Registration no. 1936/007721/06 
ISIN: ZAE000012084 
JSE share code: SHP 
NSX share code: SRH 
LuSE share code: SHOPRITE 
(“The Group”)

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, the Group expects both earning per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2008 to be between 35% to 45% higher than those of the prior comparative period. 
The current state of the economy should be considered when projecting the results of the Group for the full year.

Shareholders are advised that the above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Groups external auditors. The Group results for the six months ended 31 December 2008 are expected to be released on or about 18 February 2009. 

Whitey Basson 
Chief executive

Carel Goosen 
Deputy managing director

Tel 021 980 4000
Date issued: 10 February 2009
Sponsor: Nedbank Capital 

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