2010/08/31
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Acceptance of offer and acquisition of [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
WOWOW                                                                           
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Acceptance of offer and acquisition of      
shares in terms of the deferred bonus plan offer                                
Woolworths Holdings Limited                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1929/001986/06)                                            
Share code:  WHL                                                                
ISIN: ZAE000063863                                                              
("Woolworths" or "the Group" or "the company")                                  
ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER AND ACQUISITION OF SHARES IN TERMS OF THE DEFERRED BONUS    
PLAN OFFER                                                                      
In compliance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, the following         
information is disclosed:                                                       
The directors and Group secretary, as indicated, have utilised a portion of the 
after tax component of their annual bonus to acquire shares which will be held  
in escrow in terms of the Deferred Bonus Plan (DBP).  In the event that the     
directors and Group secretary remain in the employ of the company and retain    
these shares for a three year period from date of offer, the company will make a
matching award of Woolworths' shares to the directors.                          
Director                               Ian Moir                                 
Company                                Woolworths Holdings Limited              
Date of transaction                    30 August 2010                           
Nature of transaction                  Acceptance of offer in terms             
                                      of the Woolworths Deferred                
                                      Bonus Plan                                
Class of securities                    Ordinary shares                          
Number of shares                       41 617                                   
Purchase price (weighted average)      R24.3310                                 
Total value of transaction             R1 012 583.227                           
Nature of interest                     Direct beneficial                        
Clearance obtained                     Yes                                      
Transaction completed on market        Yes                                      
Director                               Norman Thomson                           
Company                                Woolworths Holdings Limited              
Date of transaction                    30 August 2010                           
Nature of transaction                  Acceptance of offer in terms             
                                      of the Woolworths Deferred                
                                      Bonus Plan                                
Class of securities                    Ordinary shares                          
Number of shares                       17 938                                   
Purchase price (weighted average)      R24.3310                                 
Total value of transaction             R436 449.478                             
Nature of interest                     Indirect beneficial                      
Clearance obtained                     Yes                                      
Transaction completed on market        Yes                                      
Director                               Zyda Rylands                             
Company                                Woolworths Holdings Limited              
Date of transaction                    30 August 2010                           
Nature of transaction                  Acceptance of offer in terms             
                                      of the Woolworths Deferred                
                                      Bonus Plan                                
Class of securities                    Ordinary shares                          
Number of shares                       20 654                                   
Purchase price (weighted average)      R24.3310                                 
Total value of transaction             R502 532.474                             
Nature of interest                     Direct beneficial                        
Clearance obtained                     Yes                                      
Transaction completed on market        Yes                                      
Group secretary                        Cherrie Lowe                             
Company                                Woolworths Holdings Limited              
Date of transaction                    30 August 2010                           
Nature of transaction                  Acceptance of offer in terms of          
                                      the Woolworths Deferred Bonus             
                                      Plan                                      
Class of securities                    Ordinary shares                          
Number of shares                       12 933                                   
Purchase price (weighted average)      R24.3310                                 
Total value of transaction             R314 672.823                             
Nature of interest                     Direct beneficial                        
Clearance obtained                     Yes                                      
Transaction completed on market        Yes                                      
These shares have been purchased in terms of the rules of the DBP as approved by
shareholders at a general meeting held on 15 November 2006.                     
Cape Town                                                                       
31 August 2010                                                                  
Sponsor                                                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
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