WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Results of general meeting [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Results of general meeting                  
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                                                      
Shareholders are referred to the circular to Woolworths shareholders dated 29   
January 2010 regarding the specific issue of Woolworths ordinary shares for     
cash to Woolworths (Proprietary) Limited ("WPL") which specific issue is        
regarded as a specific repurchase of shares by WPL for the purposes of the      
JSE Limited Listings Requirements ("the specific issue") and the announcement   
released on SENS on 18 February 2010 regarding a cash distribution of 38.0      
cents per ordinary share by Woolworths.                                         
Woolworths shareholders are advised that all of the resolutions necessary to    
approve and implement the specific issue have been passed, in general meeting   
held on Thursday 25 February 2010, by the requisite number of votes.            
Accordingly, once the special resolution has been registered with the           
Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office ("CIPRO"), Woolworths   
will make a cash distribution of 38.0 cents per ordinary share to ordinary      
shareholders, in lieu of the interim dividend for the 26 weeks ended 27         
December 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 remaining important dates with respect to the distribution are set out      
Finalisation announcement confirming registration of         Friday, 12 March   
special resolution with CIPRO released on SENS on                               
Last day to trade to be eligible to receive the            Thursday, 25 March   
Shares trade "ex" the Distribution from                      Friday, 26 March   
Record date for the Distribution                            Thursday, 1 April   
Distribution paid to certificated ordinary                   Tuesday, 6 April   
shareholders on                                                                 
Distribution credited to accounts of  dematerialised         Tuesday, 6 April   
ordinary shareholders held by their CSDP or broker                              
1.   Any change to the above dates and times will, subject to approval of the   
    JSE, be communicated to shareholders by notification on SENS and in the     
2.   All times indicated above are South African local times.                   
3.   Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between     
    Friday, 26 March 2010 and Thursday, 1 April 2010, both days inclusive.      
Cape Town                                                                       
25 February 2010                                                                
Merchant bank and sponsor to Woolworths                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
Date: 25/02/2010 13:52:02 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.                  
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