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Sol - Sasol - Receipt Of Statement Of Objections From European Commission After

Release Date: 01/06/2007 15:46:00      Code(s): SOL
SOL - Sasol - Receipt of statement of objections from European Commission after 
             investigation into the paraffin wax industry and termination of US 
             investigation                                                      
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in South Africa)                                                  
(Registration number: 1979/003231/06)                                           
ISIN Code: ZAE000006896                                                         
Share Code: SOL                                                                 
NYSE Code: SSL                                                                  
("Sasol")                                                                       
Receipt of statement of objections from European Commission after investigation 
into the paraffin wax industry and termination of US investigation              
On 1 June 2007, Sasol Wax GmbH and Sasol Wax International AG, both located in  
Hamburg, Germany, announced they had received a statement of objections from the
European Commission on 31 May 2007, setting out the results of the European     
Commission`s investigation into alleged anticompetitive behaviour by members of 
the European paraffin wax industry.                                             
According to the document, several European paraffin wax companies, including   
Sasol Wax International AG and Sasol Wax GmbH, have collectively infringed      
applicable antitrust laws.                                                      
In a previous statement, Sasol Wax GmbH and Sasol Wax International AG said that
they had cooperated fully with the European Commission and would continue to    
support the Commission in its investigation.                                    
Sasol Wax International AG, the holding company of Sasol Wax GmbH, is a wholly  
owned subsidiary of the Sasol Group of companies. Sasol formed a joint venture  
with the Schumann paraffin wax business in Hamburg in 1995. Initially called    
Schumann Sasol International AG, the business was re-named Sasol Wax            
International AG in 2002 when Sasol acquired 100% of the shares.                
According to the European Commission`s findings, the alleged violation of       
antitrust laws by the paraffin wax businesses in Europe had commenced before    
Sasol became a shareholder in that business.                                    
Furthermore, the US Department of Justice investigation into Sasol Wax and other
companies active in the wax business in the US, which was announced in April    
2005, has been closed. The Department of Justice informed Sasol Wax on 2 May    
2007 that it had closed the investigation and would not take action against     
Sasol Wax.                                                                      
In Sasol`s financial year 2005/06, Sasol Wax had an operating profit of Euro35,4
million, representing 1,3% of Sasol group operating profit.                     
1 June 2007                                                                     
Johannesburg                                                                    
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited               
Date: 01/06/2007 15:46:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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