Shareholders' information

DATES OF IMPORTANCE TO SHAREHOLDERS

Financial year-end 31 March
Annual general meeting Thursday, 21 August 2008
 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Announcement of interim results November
Interim report December
Announcement of annual results June
Annual financial statements July
 

DIVIDENDS

Interim dividend
– declared November
– paid January
Final dividend
– declared June
– paid August
 

FINAL DIVIDEND NUMBER 16

Ordinary dividend per share 330 cents
Last day to trade in order to participate in the final dividend Friday, 8 August 2008
Trading on or after this date will be ex the final dividend Monday, 11 August 2008
Record date Friday, 15 August 2008
Payment date Monday, 18 August 2008

 

STATISTICS AT 31 MARCH 2008

  2008   2007  
    Number of     Number of  
  %   shares   %   shares  
MAJOR BENEFICIAL SHAREHOLDERS          
Ordinary shares          
Public Investment Commissioner   14.22   63 829 870   15.68   70 376 263  
Old Mutual Life Assurance Company SA   5.35   24 044 096   5.47   24 558 168  
Other   80.43   361 129 640   78.85   353 867 776  
  100.00   449 003 606   100.00   448 802 207  
B ordinary shares          
Rembrandt Trust (Pty) Limited   100.00   35 506 352   100.00   35 506 352  
Total     484 509 958     484 308 559  
No other shareholder held a beneficial interest of more than 5% in the ordinary shares in your Company on 31 March.  
                 
                 
  2008   2007   2006   2005  
DISTRIBUTION OF SHAREHOLDERS          
Ordinary shares          
Public shareholders   41 832   28 728   30 929   27 321  
      Percentage of shareholders   99.94   99.9   99.92   99.91  
      Number of shares   433 151 212   432 253 223   440 740 885   448 808 224  
      Percentage of shares issued   96.47   96.31   98.2   92.25  
         
Non-public shareholders          
   Directors and their associates/Share Trust/Treasury shares   27   29   26   24  
      Percentage of shareholders   0.06   0.10   0.08   0.09  
      Number of shares   15 852 394   16 548 984   8 061 322   37 685 426  
      Percentage of shares issued   3.53   3.69   1.8   7.75  
Number of shareholders   41 859   28 757   30 955   27 345  

  2008   2007   2006   2005  
NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE          
– Ordinary shares of 1 cent each   449 003 606   448 802 207   448 802 207   486 493 650  
    Issued at 1 April   448 802 207   448 802 207   486 493 650   486 493 650  
    Issued during the year   201 399   –   –   –  
    Cancelled during the year   –   –   (37 691 443)  –  
– Unlisted B ordinary shares of 10 cents each   35 506 352   35 506 352   35 506 352   35 506 352  
Total number of shares in issue   484 509 958   484 308 559   484 308 559   522 000 002  
Number of shares held in treasury   (11 972 555)  (11 948 372)  (4 473 004)  (34 903 000) 
Ordinary shares repurchased and held in treasury   (8 554 019)  (8 554 019)  (1 379 635)  (30 521 841) 
Ordinary shares purchased by The Remgro Share Trust          
    and accounted for as treasury shares   (3 418 536)  (3 394 353)  (3 093 369)  (4 381 159) 
  472 537 403   472 360 187   479 835 555   487 097 002  
Weighted number of shares   472 052 993   474 123 689   483 154 691   497 292 403  

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Interests of the directors in the issued capital of the Company          
Ordinary shares          
  Direct   Indirect      
Directors   beneficial   beneficial   Associates   Total  
31 March 2008          
         
P E Beyers   70 024   13 000   –   83 024  
W E Bührmann   223 256   –   –   223 256  
G D de Jager   57 740   108 300   –   166 040  
J W Dreyer   –   –   2 600   2 600  
D M Falck   200   18 133   –   18 333  
P K Harris   –   169 118   –   169 118  
E de la H Hertzog   228 245   1 671 903   129 984   2 030 132  
J Malherbe   26 826   222 511   22 500   271 837  
J A Preller   75 069   –   –   75 069  
F Robertson   –   5 000   –   5 000  
J P Rupert   –   –   2 600   2 600  
T van Wyk   117 585   –   100   117 685  
M H Visser   –   715 145   –   715 145  
  798 945   2 923 110   157 784   3 879 839  
         
31 March 2007        
         
P E Beyers   70 024   13 000   –   83 024  
W E Bührmann   223 256   –   –   223 256  
G D de Jager   38 740   108 300   –   147 040  
J W Dreyer   –   –   2 600   2 600  
D M Falck   200   18 133   –   18 333  
P K Harris   –   169 118   –   169 118  
E de la H Hertzog   228 245   1 671 903   129 984   2 030 132  
J Malherbe   26 826   222 511   22 500   271 837  
J A Preller   75 069   –   –   75 069  
F Robertson   –   5 000   –   5 000  
J P Rupert   –   –   2 600   2 600  
T van Wyk   117 585   –   100   117 685  
M H Visser   –   715 145   –   715 145  
  779 945   2 923 110   157 784   3 860 839  

B ordinary shares
Mr J P Rupert is a director of Rembrandt Trust (Pty) Limited which owns all the issued unlisted B ordinary shares.

Since the end of the financial year to the date of this report the interests of directors remained unchanged.