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Sasol Announces Modest Hedging In Respect Of Its Exposure To The Oil Price

Release Date: 07/05/2004 15:23:28      Code(s): SOL
Sasol announces modest hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price      
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)                                            
(ISIN: ZAE000006896)                                                            
JSE Share codes:  SOL                                                           
NYSE - SSL                                                                      
("Sasol")                                                                       
Sasol announces modest hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price      
On 8 March 2004, at the release of Sasol"s interim results for the six months to
31 December 2003, our Chief Executive announced that Sasol was considering the  
potential for modest hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price in     
order to improve the stability of cash flows. An analysis of this potential     
hedging strategy has been completed and, given the opportunity to hedge an      
element of Sasol Synfuels" income at the current relatively high oil prices, the
decision was taken to proceed. An amount of 30,000 barrels a day (equivalent to 
approximately 20% of Synfuels" production) for financial year 2004/05 has       
therefore been sold forward at a weighted average price of US$31.85. Appropriate
disclosure of this hedging will also be made in our 2004 annual report and Form 
20-F.                                                                           
Johannesburg                                                                    
7 May 2004                                                                      
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Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 20-F filed on October 27, 2003 and in   
other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.        
Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and
we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.                          
Date: 07/05/2004 03:23:34 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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