Completion Of Acquisition Of Witchery By Country Road (Australia) And Appointment Of New Members To The Country Road
Woolworths Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL
("WHL" or "the company")
COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OF WITCHERY BY COUNTRY ROAD (AUSTRALIA) AND
APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS TO THE COUNTRY ROAD BOARD
Further to the announcement released by WHL on SENS on 1 August 2012 regarding the
acquisition by Country Road Limited ("Country Road"), an 88% indirectly owned subsidiary of WHL
and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX"), of Witchery Group from Gresham Private
Equity ("the acquisition"), WHL shareholders are advised that:
- the acquisition has now been completed; and
- as a result of the acquisition, the appointment of Iain Nairn as the Chief Executive Officer of
Country Road and the other senior executive and board appointments detailed in the
announcement on 1 August 2012 are effective immediately.
Shareholders should refer to the announcement on 1 August 2012 for full details on the rationale
and funding of the acquisition and are further alerted to an announcement released by Country
Road on the ASX today, 2 October 2012.
02 October 2012
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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