2012/04/02
WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Cash dividend declaration [JSE Securities Exchange - SENS]
 
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WHL - Woolworths Holdings Limited - Cash dividend declaration                   
Woolworths Holdings Limited                                                     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration number 1929/001986/06                                              
Income tax number   9300/149/71/4                                               
Share code:  WHL                                                                
ISIN:  ZAE000063863                                                             
("the company")                                                                 
CASH DIVIDEND DECLARATION                                                       
Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared an interim cash         
dividend of 75.0 cents (63.75 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per        
ordinary share for the twenty six weeks ended 25 December 2011.  The            
dividend has been declared from income reserves. The company has no             
secondary tax on companies credits available. The dividend withholding tax      
rate is 15%.                                                                    
The issued share capital at the declaration date is 835 378 333 ordinary        
shares and 89 400 000 preference shares.                                        
The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:                          
                                              2012                              
Last day of trade to receive a dividend (cum)  Thursday, 19 April               
Shares commence trading "ex" dividend          Friday, 20 April                 
Record date                                    Thursday, 26 April               
Payment date                                   Monday, 30 April                 
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between          
Friday 20 April 2012 and Thursday 26 April 2012, both days inclusive.           
In accordance with the company's memorandum of incorporation, dividends         
amounting to less than R5.00 due to any one holder of the company's ordinary    
shares held in certificated form will not be paid, unless otherwise             
requested in writing, but will be aggregated with other such amounts and be     
donated to a charity nominated by the directors.                                
An interim cash dividend of 36.0 cents (30.6 cents net of dividend              
withholding tax) per preference share for the twenty six weeks ended 25         
December 2011 will be paid to the beneficiaries of Woolworths Employee Share    
Ownership Scheme on Monday 30 April 2012.                                       
T Sishuba-Mashego                                                               
Group secretary                                                                 
Cape Town                                                                       
2 April 2012                                                                    
Sponsor                                                                         
RAND MERCHANT BANK (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                       
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