2014/07/14
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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
("WHL")


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
Acquisition").

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.

Cape Town
14 July 2014
Investor contacts:

WHL

Ralph Buddle

Hea of Corporate Projects
and Investor Relations

T: +27 21 407 3250
M: +27 83 412 4923



Media contacts:

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:
Rothschild
Standard Bank


Legal advisers to WHL:
Gilbert +Tobin
Webber Wentzel
Linklaters


Transaction Sponsor to WHL:
Standard Bank


Independent Sponsor to WHL:
Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited)




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