Results of David Jones Scheme Meeting
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL ISIN: ZAE000063863
RESULTS OF DAVID JONES SCHEME MEETING
WHL is pleased to advise that at the Scheme Meeting of David Jones Limited ("David
Jones") held today, David Jones' shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the
scheme of arrangement ("the Scheme") under which WHL (through its Australian subsidiary
Vela Investments Pty Ltd), will acquire all of the issued ordinary shares in David Jones ("the
The full results of David Jones' shareholder voting was released earlier today, and is
available on the Company Announcements Platform of Australian Securities Exchange
("ASX") hosted at www.asx.com.au.
David Jones has applied to the Federal Court of Australia for approval of the Scheme at a
hearing scheduled for Thursday, 17 July 2014. If approved, the Scheme will become
effective on Friday, 18 July 2014.
Implementation of the Acquisition is expected to occur on or about Friday, 1 August 2014
after which David Jones will become a wholly owned subsidiary of WHL.
A further announcement providing shareholders with an update in this regard will be
released in due course.
14 July 2014
Hea of Corporate Projects
and Investor Relations
T: +27 21 407 3250
M: +27 83 412 4923
WHL South Africa Australia
Susie Squire Brunswick Hintons
Head of Corporate Affairs &
PR Nic Bennett Angus Urquhart
T:+27 21 407 7546 T:+27 11 502 7300 T: +61 3 9600 1979
M:+27 60 532 3999 M:+27 71 442 2401 M: +61 402 575 684
Carol Roos Nerida Mossop
T:+27 11 502 7300 T: +61 3 9600 1979
M:+27 72 690 1230 M: +61 437 361 433
Financial and debt advisers to WHL:
Legal advisers to WHL:
Transaction Sponsor to WHL:
Independent Sponsor to WHL:
Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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