2011/09/01
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Purchase of shares by the company in [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
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WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Purchase of shares by the company in        
terms of the Woolworths long term incentive plan                                
Woolworths Holdings Limited                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1929/001986/06)                                            
Share code:  WHL                                                                
ISIN: ZAE000063863                                                              
("Woolworths", "the group" or "the company")                                    
PURCHASE OF SHARES BY THE COMPANY IN TERMS OF THE WOOLWORTHS LONG TERM          
INCENTIVE PLAN ("LTIP")                                                         
In compliance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, the following         
information is disclosed:                                                       
Director                              : Simon Susman                            
Company                               : Woolworths Holdings Limited             
Date of transaction                   : 31 August 2011                          
Nature of transaction                 : Purchase of shares in terms of LTIP     
Class of securities                   : Ordinary shares                         
Number of shares                      : 365,142                                 
Purchase price (weighted average)     : R36.3604                                
Total value of transaction            : R13,276,709.18                          
Highest price                         : R36.65                                  
Lowest price                          : R35.15                                  
Nature of interest                    : Indirect beneficial                     
Clearance obtained                    : Yes                                     
Transaction completed                 : On market                               
Director                              : Norman Thomson                          
Company                               : Woolworths Holdings Limited             
Date of transaction                   : 31 August 2011                          
Nature of transaction                 : Purchase of shares in terms of LTIP     
Class of securities                   : Ordinary shares                         
Number of shares                      : 208,688                                 
Purchase price (weighted average)     : R36.3604                                
Total value of transaction            : R7,587,979.16                           
Highest price                         : R36.65                                  
Lowest price                          : R35.15                                  
Nature of interest                    : Indirect beneficial                     
Clearance obtained                    : Yes                                     
Transaction completed                 : On market                               
Director                              : Zyda Rylands                            
Company                               : Woolworths Holdings Limited             
Date of transaction                   : 31 August 2011                          
Nature of transaction                 : Purchase of shares in terms of LTIP     
Class of securities                   : Ordinary shares                         
Number of shares                      : 152,847                                 
Purchase price (weighted average)     : R36.3604                                
Total value of transaction            : R5,557,578.06                           
Highest price                         : R36.65                                  
Lowest price                          : R35.15                                  
Nature of interest                    : Indirect beneficial                     
Clearance obtained                    : Yes                                     
Transaction completed                 : On market                               
Group secretary                       : Cherrie Lowe                            
Company                               : Woolworths Holdings Limited             
Date of transaction                   : 31 August 2011                          
Nature of transaction                 : Purchase of shares in terms of LTIP     
Class of securities                   : Ordinary shares                         
Number of shares                      : 172,565                                 
Purchase price (weighted average)     : R36.3604                                
Total value of transaction            : R6,274,532.43                           
Highest price                         : R36.65                                  
Lowest price                          : R35.15                                  
Nature of interest                    : Indirect beneficial                     
Clearance obtained                    : Yes                                     
Transaction completed                 : On market                               
These shares have been purchased in terms of the rules of the Long Term         
Incentive Plan. The awards have vested after a three year performance period    
and to the extent that the performance conditions have been satisfied. The      
company is obliged to purchase shares to settle the value of the vested         
portion of the awards. While Mr Susman no longer participates in the group`s    
share schemes, this entitlement relates to the period of his employment as      
Chief executive officer.                                                        
Cape Town                                                                       
1 September 2011                                                                
Sponsor                                                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
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