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Afe - Aeci Limited - Trading Statement

Release Date: 01/02/2008 14:00:01      Code(s): AFE
AFE - AECI Limited - Trading Statement                                          
AECI LIMITED                                                                    
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration No. 1924/002590/06                                                 
Share code:  AFE                                                                
ISIN code:  ZAE00000020                                                         
("AECI" or "the Company")                                                       
TRADING STATEMENT                                                               
AECI is currently finalising its results for the year ended 31 December         
2007, which are due to be released on SENS on 26 February 2008. In this         
regard, shareholders are advised that headline earnings per share are           
expected to be 10% to 15% below the lower range (400 cents per share) of the    
guidance provided to the market in the SENS announcement dated 28 November      
This is attributable to two property transactions which were in progress but    
which were not completed prior to year end as anticipated. It is expected       
that both sales will now take place in 2008.                                    
Attributable earnings per share are expected to be approximately 30% below      
the lower range (560 cents per share) of the previous guidance. This is the     
result of the above property transactions as well as an increase in the         
impairment provision for SANS Fibres. The impairment provision is a non-cash    
item in which the book value of the fixed assets has been written down to       
the projected discounted cashflows of the business units or anticipated         
sales value. The provision has been increased to include the PET assets,        
based on current trading and outlook, and assets of the nylon businesses in     
the USA and South Africa for which indicative sale offers have been             
Woodmead, Sandton                                                               
1 February 2008                                                                 
Sponsor:  RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)             
Date: 01/02/2008 14:00:01 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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