2009/09/10
WHL - Woolworths Holdings - Results of general meeting and finalisation of cash [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
WOWOW                                                                           
WHL - Woolworths Holdings - Results of general meeting and finalisation of cash 
distribution                                                                    
Woolworths Holdings Limited                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration number 1929/001986/06                                              
Share code:  WHL    ISIN:  ZAE000063863                                         
("Woolworths" or "the Company")                                                 
RESULTS OF GENERAL MEETING AND FINALISATION OF CASH DISTRIBUTION                
Woolworths shareholders are referred to the circular to Woolworths shareholders 
dated 24 August 2009 ("Circular") regarding the specific issue of Woolworths    
ordinary shares for cash to Woolworths (Proprietary) Limited ("Specific Issue") 
and the announcement released on SENS on 27 August 2009 regarding the proposed  
cash distribution of 53.5 cents per ordinary share by Woolworths.               
Woolworths shareholders are advised that all of the resolutions neccesary to    
approve and implement the Specific Issue have been passed, in general meeting   
held on Thursday 10 September 2009, by the requisite number of votes.           
Accordingly, Woolworths will make a cash distribution of 53.5 cents per ordinary
share to ordinary shareholders, in lieu of the final dividend for the year ended
30 June 2009, by way of a capital reduction out of the Company's share premium  
account ("Distribution").  The Distribution will be in the form of a general    
payment to shareholders in terms of Section 90 of the Companies Act, 1973 (Act  
61 of 1973), as amended.                                                        
The important dates with respect to the Distribution are set out below:         
Last day to trade to be recorded in the register on                             
the record date, in order to receive  the             2009                      
Distribution, on                                      Thursday,17 September     
                                                                                
Ordinary shares trade `ex'  the Distribution on       Friday, 18 September      
                                                                                
Record date for the Distribution on                   Friday, 25 September      
                                                                                
Distribution paid to certificated shareholders on     Monday, 28 September      
                                                                                
Distribution credited to accounts of dematerialised   Monday, 28 September      
shareholders, held by their CSDP or broker on                                   
Cape Town                                                                       
10 September 2009                                                               
Merchant bank and sponsor to Woolworths                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
Date: 10/09/2009 12:56:42 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.                  
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