Federal Court approves David Jones Scheme of Arrangement
WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL ISIN: ZAE000063863
FEDERAL COURT APPROVES DAVID JONES SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT
WHL is pleased to advise that the Federal Court of Australia ("the Court") has today
made orders approving the Scheme of Arrangement ("the Scheme") between David Jones
Limited ("David Jones") and its shareholders in terms of which WHL will acquire the entire
issued share capital of David Jones ("the Acquisition").
David Jones intends to lodge a copy of the orders of the Court approving the Scheme with
the Australian Securities and Investment Commission on Friday, 18 July 2014, at which point
the Scheme will become effective. This will then satisfy the final remaining condition
precedent to the Acquisition. David Jones will apply for its shares to be suspended from
trading at the close of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange 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.
17 July 2014
Head of Corporate Projects
and Investor Relations
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WHL South Africa Australia
Susie Squire Brunswick Hintons
Head of Corporate Affairs &
PR Nic Bennett Angus Urquhart
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Carol Roos Nerida Mossop
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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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