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Sasol Limited - Sasol Announces Hedging In Respect Of Its Exposure To The Oil

Release Date: 07/07/2005 16:50:22      Code(s): SOL
Sasol Limited - Sasol announces hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil   
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(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)                                            
(ISIN: ZAE000006896)                                                            
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JSE - SOL                                                                       
NYSE - SSL                                                                      
("Sasol")                                                                       
Sasol announces hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price             
Sasol announces that due to continuing volatility in oil markets and considering
its capital expenditure plans and the merits of improving the stability of its  
cash flows, it has for its financial year which started 1 July 2005, entered    
into hedging transactions (zero cost collars) for 45 000 barrels of oil (dated  
Brent) per day (equivalent to approximately 30% of its synfuels production).  In
terms of this hedge Sasol will be protected, should monthly average oil prices  
decrease below $45,00 per barrel on the hedged portion of production, and       
conversely Sasol will incur opportunity losses on the hedged portion of         
production should monthly average oil prices exceed US$82,61 per barrel.        
This follows Sasol"s announcement in May 2004 that it had embarked on a modest  
hedging programme in respect of its exposure to the oil price, with the         
objective of improving the stability of its cash flows in light of its capital  
expenditure plans for its financial year that commenced on 1 July 2004. That    
programme was concluded in May 2005.  Sasol announced at the time that going    
forward it intended to review the merits of hedging a portion of its synfuels   
production each financial year.                                                 
Appropriate disclosure of this hedging will also be made in our 2005 annual     
report and Form 20-F.                                                           
Johannesburg                                                                    
7 July 2005                                                                     
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited               
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events or otherwise.                                                            
Date: 07/07/2005 04:50:25 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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