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07-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
In terms of section 7.4 of the Debt Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, investors are advised that the ABSA Group Limited and Absa Bank Ltd. interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 are available for viewing and downloading at : www.absa.co.za/content/dam/south- africa/absa/pdf/sens/2018/sens-absa-bank-interim-results-2018.pdf .

06-Aug-2018
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period increased to R14.9 billion (2017: R14.5 billion). Operating profit before income tax dipped to R5.8 billion (2017: R6.5 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders came to R4 billion (2017: R4.5 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was 925.7 cents per share (2017: 1 109.4 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 25



Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 25, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018. The dividend is payable on Monday, 17 September 2018, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the Register of Members of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 14 September 2018.



Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018 would indicatively be 3 542.67 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
04-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice was given in terms of the Debt Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd. that S-P Global Ratings (S-P) has on 2 July 2018 raised its national scale ratings on South Africa's financial institutions so that these are no longer classified as being under criteria observation (UCO). As a result of this change, Absa Bank?s national scale rating was raised to zaAA+ from zaAA-.
03-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements on 3 May and 15 May 2018, pertaining to the approval of the change of name from Barclays Africa Group Ltd. to Absa Group Ltd. In this regard, shareholders are advised that the timetable for the change of name has remained unchanged, as follows:



Name change timetable

*Publication of finalisation information (D-8) - Tuesday, 3 July 2018

*Last day to trade in old securities in respect of the name change (D-3) - Tuesday, 10 July 2018

*Shares trade under new name ?Absa Group Ltd.?, ISIN ?ZAE000255915? and code ?ABG? (D-2) - Wednesday, 11 July 2018

*Record date (D+0; Friday) - Friday, 13 July 2018

*Issue of new securities to certificated holders (D+1) - Monday, 16 July 2018

*Dematerialised shareholders will have their accounts at the central securities depository participant (CSDP)/broker updated on Monday, 16 July 2018



Interim results announcement date

Shareholders are also informed that the date of the Group?s interim results announcement has changed to 6 August 2018. The indicative interim dividend record and payment dates, as set out in the financial results booklet and on the Group?s website, remain unchanged.
31-May-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mohamed Husain has been appointed as the Lead Independent Director of both Absa Bank and Barclays Group boards with effect from 1 June 2018. Mohamed will be replacing Trevor Munday, who retired from the boards on 15 May 2018, as Lead Independent Director.
31-May-2018
(Official Notice)
The quarterly Pillar 3 disclosure is made in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 43 of the regulations relating to Banks and previously issued Banks Act directives as well as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision?s Revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements issued on 29 March 2017.



This disclosure is made in terms of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as required by Regulation 3 of the regulations relating to Banks. IFRS results include the impact of the contribution amounts received as part of the separation from Barclays PLC. Normalised results, which exclude the impact of contribution amounts received from Barclays PLC, are also included.



In accordance with SARB Directive 5 of 2017 (Directive 5), Barclays Africa Group Limited and Absa Bank Limited have elected to utilise the transition period of three years for phasing in regulatory capital impact of IFRS 9. As required by Directive 5, both the fully loaded and transitional impacts of IFRS 9 are disclosed.

Capital Adequacy



Barclays Africa Group Ltd.

Barclays Africa Group Ltd. (or the Group) remains capitalised above the minimum regulatory capital requirements and above or within Board-approved target capital ranges.



The Group continues to optimise the level and composition of capital resources. In line with this objective, the Group will continue to raise Basel III compliant capital instruments as and when appropriate, in the domestic and/or international capital markets.
15-May-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the resignation of an executive director, as set out below.



David Hodnett has resigned from the Group and Absa Bank and will accordingly, with immediate effect, cease to be Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive. David will participate in a handover between now and the end of August 2018.
03-May-2018
(Official Notice)
09-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the change in executive responsibilities of a director, as set out below, with immediate effect. The Group?s new growth strategy, announced on 1 March 2018 requires a change in operating model to deliver the three stated priorities: (i) restoring market leadership in core businesses, (ii) creating a thriving organisation; and (iii) building new propositions.



The new Group structure will consist of four businesses: Retail and Business Banking (RBB) South Africa; Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB); Rest of Africa Banking; and Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (WIMI). The chief executive of each of these businesses will report directly to the Group Chief Executive. South Africa Banking will cease to be a management or reporting segment.



* David Hodnett, currently Deputy Chief Executive, will take a two-month sabbatical.

* Arrie Rautenbach becomes Chief Executive Officer: RBB South Africa. He is currently the Group?s Chief Risk Officer and has extensive retail banking experience.

* CIB remains under the joint leadership of Temi Ofong and Mike Harvey. They will report to Maria Ramos, Group Chief Executive Officer, while David is on sabbatical.

* Peter Matlare, currently Deputy Chief Executive, remains responsible for Rest of Africa Banking.

* Nomkhita Nqweni continues as Chief Executive Officer, WIMI.
03-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that the Barclays Africa Group and Absa annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 are available for viewing and downloading at www.barclaysafrica.com/investor- relations/announcements-and-publications/annual-interim-and-quarterly-reports/ and www.absa.co.za/about-us/absa-bank/investor-relations/, respectively.

01-Mar-2018
(C)
Interest and similar income increased to R71.4 billion (2016: R69.9 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders lowered to R8.1 billion (2016: R9.6 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share decreased to 1 939.4 cents per share (2016: 2 340.9 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 24

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 24, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018, per Absa preference share has been declared for the period 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018. The dividend is payable on Monday, 16 April 2018, to shareholders of the Absa preference shares recorded in the Register of Members of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 13 April 2018. The directors of Absa Bank confirm that the bank will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test immediately after completion of the dividend distribution.



Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018 would indicatively be 3 558.01 cents per Absa preference share.

19-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Barclays Africa Group shareholders are advised that the North Gauteng High Court delivered its judgment in the matter between Absa Bank (Absa) and the Public Protector on Friday.



As indicated on 20 June 2017, Absa applied to the High Court to set aside the Public Protector?s final report and its remedial actions, which included recovering R1.125bn from Absa relating to its acquisition of Bankorp in April 1992.



The High Court found in Absa?s favour by setting aside the Public Protector?s remedial actions and awarding punitive costs against the Public Protector.
25-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given in terms of the Debt Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd. that Barclays Africa Group requested Standard and Poor?s (S-P) to withdraw its 'zaBBB+/zaA-2' long-term and short-term South Africa national scale ratings on 23 January 2018.



S-P will continue to provide the long-term and short-term South Africa national scale ratings for Absa Bank.



Additionally, Moody?s Investors Service will continue to provide the long-term and short-term foreign, local and national scale ratings for both Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank.

16-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the appointment of Ms Tasneem Abdool-Samad as independent non-executive director to the Board of Barclays Africa Group with effect from 1 February 2018. She will be stepping down from the Absa Bank Limited board (which she joined as an independent director in April 2016) with effect from 31 January 2018.
30-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
28-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that the Barclays Africa Group and Absa interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017 are available for viewing and downloading at http://www.barclaysafrica.com/barclaysafrica/Investor- Relations/Announcements-and-publications/Financial-results and https://www.absa.co.za/about- us/absa-bank/investor-relations/, respectively.
28-Jul-2017
(C)
Net interest income rose slightly to R14.5 billion (R14.4 billion). Operating profit before income tax improved to R6.5 billion (R6.4 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity remained unchanged at R4.5 billion (R4.5 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share lowered to 1 109.4 cents per share (1 123.2 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 23

Absa Bank non-cumulative, non-redeemable preference shares (Absa Bank preference shares)

The Absa Bank preference shares have an effective coupon rate of 70% of Absa Bank?s prevailing prime overdraft lending rate (prime rate).



Absa Bank?s current prime rate is 10.25%.



Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 23, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017. The dividend is payable on Monday, 11 September 2017, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the register of members of the company at the close of business on Friday, 8 September 2017.



The directors of Absa Bank confirm that the Bank will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test immediately after completion of the dividend distribution.



Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017 would indicatively be 3 705,20548 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
21-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
The Public Protector released a final report on Monday (?the report?) regarding her investigation into the assistance provided by the South African Reserve Bank to Bankorp between 1985 and 1995. Bankorp was acquired by Absa in 1992.



Barclays Africa and Absa Bank shareholders are advised that Absa has decided to approach the High Court in order to have the report reviewed and set aside. This is due to numerous misrepresentations and factual inaccuracies which form the basis of the Public Protector's findings, and what we submit are the irrational and unreasonable legal conclusions in the report. The misconceptions and inaccuracies in the report are profound and damaging to Absa?s reputation.



We have accordingly instructed our lawyers to immediately prepare an application to the High Court to have the report and its remedial actions set aside. We deny that Absa received R1.125 billion by way of unlawful assistance and we firmly maintain our position that all of Absa?s obligations to the South African Reserve Bank were met in full by October 1995. We will update shareholders on this matter as appropriate.
01-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
31-May-2017
(Official Notice)
31-May-2017
(Official Notice)
31-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Barclays PLC (?Barclays?) announced on 1 March 2016 that it intended, over a two- to three-year period, to reduce its shareholding in Barclays Africa Group Ltd. (B-Africa) to a level which will permit Barclays to de-consolidate B-Africa from a regulatory perspective and, prior to that, from an accounting perspective.



On 23 February 2017, B-Africa announced that the terms of the transitional services arrangements and the separation payments had been agreed with Barclays. These were submitted to relevant regulators as part of a request for approval for Barclays to sell down its holding in B-Africa to below 50%.



Barclays and B-Africa have now received the required regulatory approval from the Minister of Finance in South Africa for the sell-down.



B-Africa shareholders are advised to exercise caution until a further announcement is made.
31-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The quarterly Pillar 3 disclosure is made in accordance with the requirements of the Banks Act, No. 94 of 1990 (the Banks Act) read together with South African Reserve Bank Directive 11 of 2015 (D11/2015) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision?s Revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements issued on 28 January 2015.



Capital Adequacy

Barclays Africa Group Ltd.

Barclays Africa Group Ltd. remains capitalised above the minimum regulatory capital requirements and above/within our board approved target capital ranges. As at 31 March 2017, Barclays Africa Group Ltd.?s Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 11.8%, Tier 1 ratio was 12.2% and Total Capital Adequacy ratio was 14.5%, all as reported on a statutory capital basis.



Absa Bank Ltd.

Absa Bank Ltd. remains capitalised above the minimum regulatory capital requirements and above/within our board approved target capital ranges. As at 31 March 2017, Absa Bank Ltd.?s Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 11.7%, Tier 1 ratio was 12.1% and Total Capital Adequacy ratio was 15.2%, all as reported on a statutory capital basis.



The Group continues to optimise the level and composition of capital resources. In line with this objective the Group will continue to raise Basel III compliant capital instruments, in the domestic and/or international capital markets.
24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Following the increase in the dividend withholding tax announced during the budget speech by the Minister of Finance on Wednesday, 22 February 2017, shareholders are advised of the following changes to the dividend declaration, which was announced by Absa Bank on Thursday, 23 February 2017:



The dividend will now be subject to dividends withholding tax at a rate of 20%, up from 15%. In accordance with paragraphs 11.17(a)(i) to (ix) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:

*The local dividend tax rate is twenty per cent (20%).

*The gross local dividend amount is 3 644,79452 cents per preference share for shareholders exempt from the dividend tax.

*The net local dividend for shareholders subject to withholding tax at a rate of 20% amounts to 2 915,83562 cents per preference share.



The remainder of the dividend declaration is unchanged.
23-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
In terms of section 7.2 of the Debt Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd., investors are advised that the Barclays Africa Group and Absa annual financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016 are available for viewing and downloading at http://www.barclaysafrica.com/barclaysafrica/Investor- Relations/Announcements-and-publications/Financial-results and https://www.absa.co.za/about- us/absa-bank/investor-relations/, respectively.

23-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
23-Feb-2017
(C)
Interest and similar income climbed to R69.9 billion (2015: R61 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders decreased to R9.6 billion (2015: R9.7 billion). Furthermore headline earnings per share lowered to 2340.9 cents per share (2015: 2405.2 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 22

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 22, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017. The dividend is payable on Monday, 10 April 2017, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the register of members of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 7 April 2017.



The directors of Absa Bank confirm that the Bank will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test immediately after completion of the dividend distribution. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017 would indicatively be 3 644.79452 cents per Absa Bank preference share.









13-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Barclays Africa Group Ltd. ("Barclays Africa Group") noted media reports on 13 January 2017 regarding a provisional report by the Public Protector (12 of 2016/17) dealing, in part, with the financial assistance Bankorp received from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) from 1985 to 1995.



Shareholders are advised that we have co-operated fully with the Public Protector?s investigation and will continue to do so. As this is a confidential provisional document released to a limited number of parties for comment and further input, it may change materially following further submissions. We have informed the Public Protector that we accept her invitation to make further submissions within the deadline of 28 February 2017, which will correct several factual and legal inaccuracies contained in the provisional report.



It is regrettable that the provisional report was leaked before further submissions and the finalisation thereof, because in its current form it creates the incorrect view that Absa, a subsidiary of the Group, received undue benefits by virtue of the SARB assistance to Bankorp. Bankorp started receiving SARB assistance in 1985. Absa acquired Bankorp at fair value in April 1992. All the obligations pertaining to the SARB?s assistance were discharged in full by October 1995.



The Davis Panel of Experts appointed by the SARB Governor in June 2000 found that Absa?s shareholders did not derive any undue benefit from the SARB?s intervention and, as such, no claim of restitution could be pursued against Absa. We agree with this finding. The full Davis Panel report is available at: www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/gov_panelexperts_bankorp_0.pdf



Shareholders will be updated as appropriate.
08-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Following the announcement on 24 March 2016 advising that Trevor Munday would step down as director of Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank in the second half of this year, shareholders are informed that he will remain as lead independent non-executive director on the Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank boards (the Boards) for the time being.



In light of the announcement by Barclays PLC of its intention to sell down its shareholding in Barclays Africa Group, and the resultant increase in demands on the Boards, Trevor has agreed to delay his departure.
15-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Jason Quinn has been appointed Barclays Africa Group Financial Director and Financial Director of Absa Bank with effect from 1 September 2016. He becomes an Executive Director of Barclays Africa and Absa Bank Ltd.



David Hodnett, the current Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Financial Director, remains the Deputy Chief Executive Officer responsible for the Group?s South African banking operations, and an Executive Director of both the Group and Absa Bank.
01-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that the Barclays Africa Group and Absa unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 are available for viewing and downloading at www.barclaysafrica.com/barclaysafrica/Investor-Relations/Announcements-and- publications/Financial-results and https://www.absa.co.za/about-us/absa-bank/corporate-information/, respectively.
29-Jul-2016
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period increased to R14.4 billion (2015: R13.3 billion). Operating income before operating expenditure was recorded at R20.5 billion (2015: R19.8 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R4.5 billion (2015: R4.7 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share came in at 1 123.2 cents per share (2015: 1 174.9 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 21

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 21, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016. The dividend is payable on Monday, 12 September 2016, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the register of members of the company at the close of business on Friday, 9 September 2016. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016 would indicatively be 3 696.57534 cents per Absa Bank preference share.

17-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following new independent non-executive appointments to the Boards of Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank: Ms Dhanasagree (Daisy) Naidoo has been appointed to the Board of Barclays Africa Group and Ms Tasneem Abdool-Samad has been appointed to the Board of Absa Bank, both with effect from 17 May 2016.





13-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Noteholders are referred to the announcement issued by Moody?s Investor Services (Moody?s) on 10 May 2016, in which the agency repositioned the national scale ratings (NSRs) of nine banks and other financial institutions issuers in South Africa in conjunction with the recalibration of the South African national rating scale. This rating action also concludes the review initiated on the NSRs of the five largest South African banks on 10 March 2016.



Absa?s long-term deposit ratings were confirmed at Baa2 in line with the five largest South African banks. The national-scale deposit ratings were repositioned at Aa1.za from A1.za. Noteholders are referred to Moody?s press release for any further information.
24-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
In anticipation of reaching his 9 years on the Barclays Africa Group Board at the end of March 2016 and thereafter entering his tenth year, Trevor Munday has indicated his intention to retire as an independent non-executive director from the Boards of Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank during the second half of 2016. Trevor has availed himself for re-election at this year?s annual general meeting on 17 May 2016, but has indicated that he intends to step down during the course of the later part of 2016 once the transfer of his committee and other duties has been concluded.
09-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given in terms of the Debt Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd. that S-P has on 9 March 2016 downgraded the national scale ratings of BAGL and affirmed the national scale ratings of Absa Bank respectively.



S-P has lowered the national scale ratings on BAGL to ?zaA/zaA-2? from ?zaAA-/zaA-1?, while leaving Absa Bank?s national scale rating unchanged at 'zaAA-/zaA-1'. The rating actions follow the Barclays PLC announcement concerning the proposed sell down of its shareholding in BAGL over the next two to three years. S-P does not provide a rating outlook.



Further details are available on S-P?s website or press release ?Barclays Africa Group Downgraded To ?zaA/zaA-2?; Subsidiary Absa Bank ?zaAA-/zaA-1? Ratings Affirmed?.
01-Mar-2016
(C)
Interest and similar income climbed to R61.0 billion (2014: R54.8 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders increased to R9.7 billion (2014: R9.0 billion). Furthermore headline earnings per share rose to 2 405.2 cents per share (2014: 2 271.1 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 20

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 20, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 September 2015 to 29 February 2016, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 September 2015 to 29 February 2016. The dividend is payable on Monday, 11 April 2016, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the register of members of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 8 April 2016. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 September 2015 to 29 February 2016 would indicatively be 3 395,47945 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
01-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Paul O?Flaherty has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the Boards of Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank with effect from 1 February 2016.



Mr O?Flaherty has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. since 1 July 2014. He was previously the finance director and group executive for Group Capital of Eskom Holdings (SOC) Ltd. Prior to that, he was in the construction industry in South Africa, Africa and in the Middle East as deputy CEO of Group Five Ltd. and chief financial officer of Al Naboodah Construction Group respectively. Before joining the construction industry he was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa.
14-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given to noteholders that Fitch has on 11 December 2015 announced a rating action on a number of South African Banks and associated holding companies. These rating actions were driven by Fitch?s downgrade of the Republic of South Africa to ?BBB-?/Stable as well as a revision in the country?s ceiling to ?BBB?. The National Ratings of Barclays Africa Group Ltd. and Absa Bank Ltd. have been affirmed, while the foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (?IDR?) have been downgraded. All outlooks are Stable, reflecting the Stable outlook on the Sovereign. Further details are available on Fitch?s website (www.fitchratings.com) or contained within the press release titled ?Fitch Downgrades Four South African Banks; Outlook Stable - 11 December 2015?.
11-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given in terms of the Debt Listings Requirements of JSE Ltd. that S-P has on 9 December 2015 lowered the long-term national scale ratings of six South African financial institutions. These rating actions were driven by S-P?s revision to its outlook on the Republic of South Africa. S-P has lowered the long-term national scale ratings on Barclays Africa Group Ltd. and Absa Bank Ltd. to ?zaAA-? from ?zaAA?, while affirming their 'zaA-1'short-term national scale rating for both entities. S-P does not provide a rating outlook on BAGL and Absa. Further details are available on S-P?s website or press release ?Various Negative Rating Actions on Eight South African Financial Institutions After Sovereign Outlook Revision - 09 December 2015?.
07-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
eholders of Barclays Africa Group and Absa are hereby advised that S-P has on 30 November 2015 assigned a ?zaAA? long-term and ?zaA-1? short-term South African national scale rating to Barclays Africa Group and Absa. The ratings reflect the overall creditworthiness of the Barclays Africa Group, whose group credit profile (GCP) S-P assesses at 'bbb-'. S-P?s national scale rating has no outlook. Future ratings on BAGL and Absa are expected to be influenced by S-P?s South Africa rating.
17-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Noteholders are hereby advised that the Company?s Audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2014 and Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 were released on SENS on 3 March 2015 and 29 July 2015 respectively and are available on the Company?s website. http://www.absa.co.za/Absacoza/About-Absa/Absa-Bank/Reports-and-SENS
14-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Following the required rotation of PwC at a global Barclays PLC level, Barclays Africa Group announces the proposed appointment of KPMG (refer SENS announcement of 3 July 2015) and EY as joint auditors of Barclays Africa and Absa Bank from the 2017 financial reporting period. The proposed appointments are subject to shareholder approval at the relevant Barclays Africa and Absa Bank annual general meetings.
29-Jul-2015
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period ended 30 June 2015 increased to R13.3 billion (2014: R12.3 billion). Operating income before operating expenditure rose to R19.8 billion (2014: R18.5 billion), while profit attributable to ordinary equity holders increased to R4.7billion (2014: R4.1 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was higher at 1174.9 cents per share (2014: 1049.1 cents per share).



Preference share dividend

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 19, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2015, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2015. The gross local dividend amount is 3 282,80822 cents per preference share.
03-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement by Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays Group) of their intention to appoint KPMG as auditor to the Barclays Group from the 2017 financial reporting period. This is an outcome of required auditor rotation in terms of recent European Union requirements. The chairman of the Barclays Africa Group Audit and Compliance Committee has actively participated in the selection process as part of the Barclays PLC Audit Tender Oversight Sub-Committee.



Barclays Africa Group (including Absa Bank), conducted its own extensive process and the Boards of Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank have recommended the appointment of KPMG, as new joint auditors, from the 2017 financial reporting period.



A process of selecting a second auditor for Barclays Africa Group, also to take office from the 2017 financial reporting period, will commence in due course and shareholders will be informed as soon as a proposed selection is made.



Both these abovementioned recommended appointments are subject to shareholder approval at the relevant Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank annual general meetings.
03-Mar-2015
(C)
Interest and similar income increased to R54.8 billion (2013: R50.1 billion), profit attributable to ordinary equity holders rose to R9 billion (2013: R8.4 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share grew to 2 271.1 cents per share (2013: 2 180.4 cents per share).



Declaration of preference share dividend number 18

The Absa Bank preference shares have an effective coupon rate of 70% of Absa Bank?s prevailing prime overdraft lending rate (prime rate). Absa Bank?s current prime rate is 9,25%. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 September 2014 to 28 February 2015 would indicatively be 3 210.89041 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
30-Jul-2014
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period ended 30 June 2014 increased by 7% to R12.3 billion (2013: R11.5 billion). Operating income before operating expenditure rose by 9% to R18.5 billion (2013: R17 billion), while profit attributable to ordinary equity holders grew by 2% to R4.1billion (2013: R4 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was slightly higher at 1049.1 cents per share (2013: 1048 cents per share).



Preference share dividend

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 17, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2014 to 31 August 2014, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2014 to 31 August 2014.Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2014 to 31 August 2014 would indicatively be 3 197.46575 cents per Absa Bank preference share.



Prospects

Following a weak start to 2014, global growth is expected to gain traction in the second half. Better global growth is likely to be accompanied by higher inflation in some advanced economies and this may place more focus on policy normalisation in the Unites States. We expect 4% global GDP growth in the second half compared to 2,5% in the first. Domestically, the growth outlook has deteriorated markedly since the start of the year and we expect growth to decelerate to 1,5% in 2014 from 1,9% in 2013. Against this backdrop, we expect mid-single digit loan growth in South Africa this year, although less than we initially expected. Our net interest margin should widen, given rising interest rates in South Africa, while our credit loss ratio is also likely to improve slightly. Continued investment spend will make it difficult to reduce our cost-to-income ratio this year.

11-Feb-2014
(C)
Net interest income was 8% higher at R23.6 billion (R21.9 billion).Interest and similar income increased by 3% to R50.1 billion (R48.5 billion) and operating income before operating expenditure increased by 14% to R36.2 billion (R31.7 billion). Net attributable profit was up 17% to R8.4 billion (R7.2 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share/diluted headline earnings per share grew 11% to 2 180.4cps (1 960cps).



Dividend

A final gross preference dividend of 2 979.31507 cents per preference share was declared.



Prospects

Absa Bank expect a continuation of the recovery in the global economy during 2014 as uncertainty around United States Federal Reserve tapering diminished, fiscal headwinds abate, and monetary policy gains traction. We expect global GPD to expand by 3,5% after growth of around 3% in the prior two years. Domestically, although we expect a modest recovery in GPD growth to 2,7% in 2014, with the key risks being the impact on the consumer of higher inflation and policy rates, the impact on the economy of labour strikes and the weak rand, and the impact on markets from global monetary policy. We see low probability of GDP growth accelerating faster without major policy shifts, improved confidence levels, and/or an alleviation of binding energy and transportation infrastructure constraints.







30-Jul-2013
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period ended 30 June 2013 increased by 6% to R11.5 billion (2012: R10.9 billion). Operating income before operating expenditure rose by 6% to R16.9 billion (2012: R15.9 billion), while profit attributable to ordinary equity holders grew by 9% to R4 billion (2012: R3.7 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was 7% higher at 1 048 cents per share (2012: 983.7 cents per share).



Preference share dividend

Notice was given that preference dividend number 15, equal to 70% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2013 to 31 August 2013, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable would indicatively be 2 999.45205 cents per preference share.



Prospects

Fiscal austerity measures across most advanced economies are the main drag facing the global economy in 2013. Emerging markets are expected to perform better, supported by fiscal stimulus and monetary easing. Global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to remain subdued at 3.0% in 2013 from around 3.1% last year. Absa Bank expects sub-Saharan Africa to grow 5.1% this year. Moderating consumer demand, weak business confidence, infrastructure constraints and continuing labour market tensions (especially in the mining sector) all point to weak local growth. The current account deficit will keep weighing on the rand, generating inflationary pressures. Overall, the bank expects slower growth of around 2.3% in 2013 from last years 2.5%. The SARB will likely leave the rand to find its own level and tolerate a temporary breach of Consumer Price Index (CPI) above the 3% - 6% target band. Absa Bank's base case for the next upward move in rates is in late 2014. Against this backdrop, the bank expects mid-single digit loan growth this year and a broadly stable net interest margin. Absa Bank will continue to focus on operating costs, while investing for growth. Consequently, their cost-to-income ratio is expected to be similar to last years. The credit loss ratio is expected to improve materially from last years 1.60%, but remains above their through the cycle 1.25%. The bank's RoE is expected to improve from 2012's 13.5%.
28-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa and Absa Bank are advised that the financial results for the six months ending 30 June 2013 will be released on SENS and published on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. A presentation of the results will be made in Johannesburg at 09:00 a.m. (South African time) on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. It will be broadcast live on Business Day TV (DStv channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation. Shareholders are also informed that the salient dates for the payment of the Absa ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa Group financial results booklet for the reporting period ended 31 December 2012, are unchanged. Full details of the dividends will be included in the financial results announcements on 30 July 2013.
04-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Absa Group remains capitalised above the minimum regulatory requirements and board approved target capital ranges. As at 31 March 2013 Absa Group's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 12.2%, Tier 1 ratio was 13.3% and Total Capital Adequacy was 16.4%, after the successful implementation of Basel III.



Absa Bank

Absa Bank remains capitalised above the minimum regulatory requirements and board approved target capital ranges. As at 31 March 2013 Absa Bank's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 11.8%, Tier 1 ratio was 12.8% and Total Capital Adequacy was 16.5%, after the successful implementation of Basel III.
21-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were informed that Antony Jenkins has resigned from the boards of Absa Group and Absa Bank as Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") representative, effective 28 February 2013.



Shareholders were also informed that Patrick Clackson and Ashok Vaswani are joining the Absa boards, as Barclays representatives, with effect from 1 March 2013.



Patrick replaces Ivan Ritossa, who stood down from the boards on 31 December 2012, and Ashok replaces Antony Jenkins.



In accordance with Absa Group's Memorandum of Incorporation, shareholders will be requested to confirm the appointment of Patrick and Ashok at the group's annual general meeting, to be held on Thursday, 2 May 2013.
12-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Interest and similar income declined by 1% to R48.7 billion (R49.2 billion) and net interest income was 1% lower at R22 billion (R22.1 billion). Operating income before operating expenditure decreased by 5% to R31.9 billion (R33.7 billion). Net attributable profit was down 8% to R7.3 billion (R7.9 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share/diluted headline earnings per share fell 7% to 1 978.4cps (2 127cps).



Dividend

A final gross preference dividend of 2 950.5479c per preference share was declared.



Outlook

Fiscal austerity measures across most advanced economies are the main drag facing the global economy in 2013. Emerging markets are expected to perform better, supported by fiscal stimulus and monetary easing. Global growth is expected to remain subdued at 3.3% in 2013 from around 3.0% last year. Absa Bank expects Sub-Saharan Africa to grow 5.7% this year.



South Africa's strong links with advanced economies are a headwind to growth in 2013, even as trade with the rest of Africa and other emerging markets grow robustly. Growth in household consumption (albeit muted) and a rebound in mining production following labour unrest late last year, should boost growth. Absa Bank expects 2.8% growth in 2013 from last year's estimated 2.5%. Given the moderate growth in household consumption expenditure, we expect limited demand pressures on inflation in 2013. The bank's base case for the next upward move in rates is in early 2014.



Against this backdrop, management expects mid-single digit loan growth this year. Improved momentum in our revenue growth and continued focus on efficiency should reduce our cost to income ratio again. Absa Bank's credit loss ratio is expected to improve materially from last year's elevated levels. Together with capital management initiatives, these drivers should increase RoE. Absa Bank is excited by the proposed Barclays Africa transaction and the opportunity it offers to increase exposure to higher growth economies in the rest of Africa.
18-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa Group and Absa Bank were advised that the financial results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2012 will be released on SENS and published on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Tuesday, 12 February 2013.



A presentation of the results will be made in Johannesburg at 09:30 a.m. (South African time) on Tuesday, 12 February 2013. It will be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation.



Shareholders were also informed that the salient dates for the payment of the Absa Group ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa Group interim financial results booklet for the six months ended 30 June 2012, remain unchanged. Full details of the dividends will be included in the financial results announcements on 12 February 2013.
07-Jan-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Absa is anticipated to be a sound performer this year as its earnings base recover. Chris Steward, head of equities research at Investec Asset Management, said he expects strong earnings growth for Absa as the Barclays deal was beneficial for shareholders and the sure price rose after that announcement. Adrian Cloete, equity analyst at Cadiz Asset Management said that Absa should show a decent earnings recovery during 2013 and will have a large African exposure post the transaction.
19-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa Shareholders are hereby informed that Ivan Ritossa has resigned from the Boards of Absa Group and Absa Bank as a Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) representative, effective 31 December 2012.The replacement for Ivan on the Absa Boards will be announced in due course.
06-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa Group shareholders were advised that caution is no longer required in dealing in their Absa Group ordinary shares.
06-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
06-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank announced the appointment of Ms Wendy Lucas-Bull, 59, as the new independent non-executive chairman of Absa Group Ltd. and Absa Bank, succeeding Garth Griffin. Subject to regulatory approval, Ms Lucas-Bull will take up the position on 1 April 2013. Mr Griffin earlier this year announced his intention to retire once a successor was appointed. He will step down from his Absa board, board committee and other Absa positions on 31 March 2013.
27-Aug-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Absa Bank has affiliated itself with Mr Price group to manage the retailer's online store payment facility that came into effect at the end of July. Absa Bank's head of retail markets, Arrie Rautenbach, said acquisitions had resulted in the bank becoming a major player in the growing e-commerce industry. He added that the bank had been Mr Price's desired card acquiring partner since 1996. Mr Rautenbach said year-on-year payment acceptance value growth through its e-commerce platform had increased by 142 percent. The bank's partnership with Mr Price will see the bank establishing a world-class early fraud detection capability for the online shop that conformed to the best in the market.
27-Jul-2012
(C)
11-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa Group ("Absa") and Absa Bank were advised that the financial results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2012 will be released on SENS and published on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Friday, 27 July 2012.



A presentation of the results will be made in Johannesburg at 08:30am (South African time) on Friday, 27 July 2012. It will be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation.



Shareholders are also informed that the salient dates for the payment of the Absa ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa financial results booklet for the year ended 31 December 2011, remain unchanged. Full details of the dividends will be included in the financial results announcements on 27 July 2012.
11-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
27-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that Moody's has on 22 June 2012 downgraded, to A3 from A2, the long-term local-currency deposit and foreign-currency senior unsecured debt ratings of Absa Bank. The downgrade was triggered by the recent downgrade of the standalone credit assessment of Barclays Bank Plc ("Barclays") (which owns 55.5% of Absa Group Ltd., the holding company of Absa Bank). Moody's has removed the one notch of rating uplift from parental support previously incorporated in Absa Bank's deposit and senior debt ratings. Barclays long-term deposit and debt rating was recently downgraded to A2 (negative outlook), from Aa3, and its standalone bank financial strength ("BFSR") measure was lowered to C-/baa2(stable outlook on the C-), from C/a3.



The outlooks are stable on Absa Bank's local-currency deposit and foreign- currency senior debt rating, which continue to benefit from the banking and operational expertise available from the parent bank. Furthermore, Moody's is comfortable that Absa Bank continues to remain a self-sufficient and operationally independent entity without any funding dependence from Barclays. Ratings affected by downgrade action The local-currency deposit ratings have been downgraded to A3/P-2(stable outlook) from A2/P-1 and the long-term national-scale deposit rating has been confirmed at Aa2.za.



With regards to Absa Bank's EMTN programme, the provisional foreign-currency senior unsecured debt rating has been downgraded to (P)A3 from (P)A2. Any issued foreign-currency senior unsecured debt has been downgraded to A3 from A2. The provisional foreign-currency subordinated and junior subordinated debt ratings under its EMTN programme have also been downgraded to (P)Baa2 and (P)Baa3, from (P)Baa1 and (P)Baa2 respectively. All ratings have a stable outlook. The C- BFSR (stable outlook), mapping to standalone credit assessment of baa1, the A3 long-term foreign-currency deposit rating(negative outlook), the P-2 short-term foreign-currency deposit rating and the P-1.za national-scale short-term deposit rating, all remain unaffected.
06-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa announced that Absa Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Absa Group, has entered into an agreement with Edcon to acquire the accounts and receivables relating to the private label store cards of Edcon in South Africa (the "card portfolio") (the "aquisition").



Absa Bank and Edcon have further agreed to enter into a long-term, strategic relationship under which Absa Bank will provide retail credit to Edcon customers and Edcon will be responsible for all customer facing activities (the "Program"). Absa Bank will acquire the Card Portfolio for a cash consideration equal to the net book value of the Card Portfolio receivables at the effective date of the Acquisition. Absa Bank and Edcon expect the purchase price of the Card Portfolio to be approximately R10 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2012.



Conditions precedent to the Acquisition and the Program

The Acquisition and the Program are subject to a number of conditions precedent customary for a transaction of this nature, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

* the obtaining of regulatory approval for the Acquisition and/or the Program, as required; and

* the release of security interests over the Card Portfolio assets under Edcon's various existing notes and funding structures.



Further announcement

Absa shareholders will be advised by way of a SENS announcement when all the conditions precedent have been fulfilled and the transaction becomes effective.

21-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The respective boards of directors of Absa and Absa-p informed shareholders that Ms Nadine Drutman has been appointed as group company secretary of Absa and Absa Bank with effect from 21 May 2012.
26-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa are advised that Barclays PLC ("Barclays") released its 2012 quarter one interim management statement on 26 April 2012. Although it makes no specific reference to our financial performance, part of Absa is included in the Africa Retail and Business Banking segment Barclays disclosed in the statement.
10-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa announced the appointment of Absa Capital, a division of Absa Bank, as joint sponsor to Absa Group and Absa Bank, with effect from Tuesday, 10 April 2012. JP Morgan Equities Ltd. will retain the role as the lead independent sponsor.
14-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Holders of Absa Bank non-cumulative non-redeemable preference shares (ABSP Preference Shareholders) are hereby informed that the two resolutions set out in the notice of general meeting distributed to ABSP Preference Shareholders and tabled at the general meeting held today, 14 March 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of votes.

09-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Holders of Absa Bank non-cumulative non-redeemable preference shares (ABSP Preference Shares) are referred to our SENS announcement of 6 February 2012 dealing with dividends payable in respect of the ABSP Preference Shares being adjusted (grossed up) and the 2012 Budget Speech presented by the Minister of Finance on 22 February 2012, during which it was announced that dividend tax is to be levied at a rate of 15%. As stated in the 6 February 2012 SENS announcement, "the gross-up will be limited to the introduction of the dividend tax in its current form and does not extend to any future amendments thereto". The "current form" of the dividend tax at the time of the 6 February 2012 SENS announcement was 10%. Absa will maintain this position and accordingly symbol "B" in the formula referred to under "Entitlements to dividends" in the pre-listing statement will be increased from 63% to 70% as stated in our SENS announcement of 6 February 2012, subject to approval by holders of ABSP Preference Shares at the general meeting on Wednesday, 14 March 2012.
13-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement to Absa Bank non-cumulative non-redeemable preference shares ("ABSP preference shares") shareholders (the "ABSP preference shareholders") released on SENS on 6 February 2012, and in addition to the notice of general meeting distributed on 7 February 2012, ABSP preference shareholders are hereby informed that the record date for purposes of the general meeting to be held on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 will be Friday, 9 March 2012.
10-Feb-2012
(C)
Net interest income increased by 4% to R22.1 billion (R21.2 billion). Operating profit before operating expenditure was up 11% to R33.7 billion (R30.5 billion). Net profit attributable to ordinary equity shareholders of the bank rose by 23% to R7.9 billion (R6.4 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 23% to 2 127c (1 733.4cps).



Dividend

Preference dividend number 12 of 2827.2c per preference share has been declared.



Outlook

Global economic conditions remain challenging. Key structural weaknesses in the Eurozone still need to be addressed, the US economy faces the uncertainty of an election year and emerging markets look to navigate the downside risks in developed countries. However, Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP is expected to grow 5.5% in 2012.



For South Africa, the external environment is unlikely to support stronger growth and management expects the economy to grow just 2.8%. Slightly higher inflation will place some pressure on real household income and the labour market is expected to remain weak, which suggests consumers will remain vulnerable and corporates cautious in their business decisions. Absa expects the Reserve Bank increase interest rates in the fourth quarter, albeit at a slow pace.



Against this fragile macro backdrop, sector asset and revenue growth is likely to remain muted. However, Absa should continue to benefit from its hedging strategy. Containing costs remains a priority and management is committed to keeping cost growth below revenue growth again this year. Together with an expected credit loss ratio of below 1%, the bank's returns should improve further. Absa will continue to work closely with Barclays to capture the opportunities the combined franchises offer in the rest of Africa. Absa remains well positioned for expected regulatory changes with a strong capital position and continued improvement in its liquidity.
06-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
01-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank advised that Louis von Zeuner, deputy group chief executive, will move to a non-executive role effective 1 January 2013. As a non-executive director, he will serve on the boards of Absa Bank, Absa and certain subsidiaries. Mr von Zeuner will still devote 60% of his time to Absa and the Barclays Group upon assuming this role. This change is being announced well in advance of the move as part of the managed succession process that Absa follows and to ensure that all stakeholders are informed in a timely manner.



Mr von Zeuner will remain Deputy Group Chief Executive for the remainder of 2012. During this time he will also chair the newly established Africa Customer and Africa Community Investment Committees. Mr von Zeuner will continue to chair these committees after he becomes a non-executive director and will also assist in mentoring young talent.
29-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Absa Group and Absa Bank are pleased to announce that Peter Matlare has been appointed as an independent non-executive director, effective from 5 December 2011. Mrs Sarita Martin has resigned as company secretary of Absa Group and Absa Bank with effect from 9 January 2012. She has accepted a position outside Absa.
20-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank and Absa Group Ltd announced that Ivan Ritossa has been appointed as non-executive director of Absa, representing Barclays Bank PLC, and effective from 21 September 2011. Ivan is replacing Benoit de Vitry as Barclays representative on the Absa boards, as well as a member of the group remuneration and human resources committee and the board finance committee. Benoit has served on the Absa boards since 11 February 2009, and is resigning from the boards on 21 September 2011.
02-Aug-2011
(C)
Net interest income for the interim period ended 30 June 2011 increased by 2% to R10.486 billion (2010: R10.289 billion). Net fee and commission income grew by 7% to R6.520 billion (2010: R6.116 billion), operating profit before income tax soared by 25% to R5.304 billion (2010: R4.239 billion), while profit attributable to ordinary equity holder of the bank rose by 26% to R3.719 billion (2010: R2.963 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share continued the strong growth trend by improving by 22% to 997.9 cents per share (2010: 815.9 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice was given that preference dividend number 11, equal to 63% of the average prime rate for 1 March 2011 to 31 August 2011, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2011 to 31 August 2011. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2011 to 31 August 2011 would indicatively be 2 858.3 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
15-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa Group and Absa Bank are advised that the financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 will be released on SENS and placed on Absa`s website (www.absa.co.za) on Tuesday, 2 August 2011. This release will coincide with the release of the financial results of Barclays PLC, the Group`s parent company.



A presentation of the Group's results will be made in Johannesburg at 11:00 a.m. (South African time). The presentation will also be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and the details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation.



Shareholders are also informed that the indicative dates pertaining to the declaration of Absa Group ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa Group and Absa Bank annual reports for the year ended 31 December 2010, will remain unchanged. Full details of the dividends will be included in the interim financial results announcements.
20-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
In line with the requirements of the Absa Board Charter and the King Code of Governance for South Africa 2009 (King III), the boards of directors of Absa Group Ltd and Absa Bank (the board), after due consideration of the matter, has re-appointed Mr Garth Griffin as chairman of the board. The board is satisfied that no factors have come to the attention of the board that impairs the independence of the chairman.
20-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
28-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa Group are advised that Barclays PLC ("Barclays") released its 2011 Quarter One interim management statement on 27 April 2011. The following excerpt from the abovementioned statement makes specific reference to Absa's financial performance: "Absa profit before tax decreased 19% to GBP135m (2010: GBP167m). Favourable foreign exchange movements and the improved performance of the underlying business were offset by a GBP54m one-off credit in 2010 in relation to the Group's recognition of a pension fund surplus. Excluding the one-off credit in 2010 profit before tax increased 19% driven by the impact of currency movements, income growth and significant improvements in impairment charges as a result of a continued improving economy. Operating expenses increased reflecting currency movements and inflationary pressures." Investors should note that this update includes the effects of currency translation from South African Rand into Pound Sterling and excludes the results of Absa Card and Absa Capital. It is prepared in terms of London Stock Exchange rules and Barclays accounting policies and includes Barclays consolidation adjustments.
15-Feb-2011
(C)
Net interest income increased to R21.2 billion (R19.9 billion) and operating profit grew to R9.3 billion (R7.2 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the company soared to R6.4 billion (R5.3 billion), while headline earnings per share improved to 1 733.4cps (1 653.1cps).



Dividends

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 10, equal to 63% of the average prime rate for 1 September 2010 to 28 February 2011, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 September 2010 to 28 February 2011.



Prospects

Global growth is expected to slow to 4% in 2011, as emerging markets and the US sustain momentum. Although slightly slower, global economic growth is likely to maintain upward pressure on commodity prices, which would be generally positive for South Africa. The group expects GDP growth to continue improving as the economy responds to lower interest rates. Executing its One Absa strategy positions the Group to capture future growth as the economy improves. Nonetheless, revenue growth is likely to remain subdued in 2011, particularly as moderate advances growth is anticipated. However, stronger non-interest revenue growth is expected this year, particularly in key target areas. Credit impairments should improve, albeit at a slower pace than for 2010. Management is committed to containing cost growth, maintaining strong capital levels and improving liquidity further.
31-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa Group and Absa Bank are advised that the financial results for the year ended 31 December 2010 will be released on SENS and placed on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Tuesday, 15 February 2011. This release will coincide with the release of the financial results of Barclays PLC, the Group's parent company.



A presentation of the Group's results will be made in Johannesburg at 11:30 a.m. (South African time). The presentation will also be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and the details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation.



Shareholders are also informed that the indicative dates pertaining to the declaration of Absa Group ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa Group interim results booklet for the six months ended 30 June 2010, remain unchanged as follows:

*Declaration date: 15 February 2011

*Last day to trade: 4 March 2011

*Ex dividend date: 7 March 2011

*Record date: 11 March 2011

*Payment date: 14 March 2011

*Full details of the dividends will be included in the financial results announcements on 15 February 2011.
02 Nov 2010 09:20:42
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that the Competition tribunal will rule on 3 November 2010 on the proposed merger between Absa Bank and Alexander Forbes Homeplan. Absa intends to acquire sole control over the joint venture which it controls with Alexander Forbes Financial Services. It will conduct the transaction by acquiring the pension-backed loans book from HomePlan and will transfer its staff. The parties have agreed to dissolve HomePlan after the merger is implemented. The commission has recommended the merger be approved without conditions.
10 Sep 2010 09:10:20
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the premature release of banking group Absa's interim results has established that an unintentional breach of rule 3.5 of the JSE listings requirements occurred, in that price-sensitive information was provided to the media prior to its release through SENS. However, the JSE has decided not to impose a further penalty on Absa after considering various factors, including the mitigation implemented by Absa to prevent or minimise any potential undesirable effects.
09 Sep 2010 17:07:20
(Official Notice)
The JSE Limited (JSE) and Absa Group Ltd (Absa) confirm that the independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the premature release of Absa's interim results has been concluded. It has been established that an unintentional breach of Rule 3.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements occurred in that price sensitive information was provided to the media prior to its release over SENS. Rule 3.5 stipulates that price sensitive information may not be provided to the media prior to its release on SENS even where such information is only to be published after release over SENS.



The JSE has decided not to impose a further penalty on Absa after considering the following:

*The mitigation implemented by Absa to prevent or minimise any potential undesirable effects;

*The public censure that has already occurred;

*That the Absa results were in line with the trading update published on 29 July 2010;

*That the results had very little impact on the volumes and value traded after their release; and

*The immediate notification of the JSE by Absa once it was discovered that the breach had occurred.



Absa is also further implementing a number of enhanced governance actions and controls to ensure that a similar incident does not occur in future, including reviewing third party supplier governance and limiting publication to daily newspapers.
06 Sep 2010 17:13:21
(Official Notice)
Garth Griffin has been appointed by the Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") and Absa Bank Ltd boards to succeed Dave Brink as non-executive chairman of Absa and Absa Bank. Mr Griffin's appointments will be effective from 1 October 2010. Mr Brink will step down from all of his board, board committee and other positions in Absa and Absa Bank on 30 September 2010.
05 Aug 2010 12:04:33
(Official Notice)
Absa has commenced with a formal investigation into the circumstances that led to its interim results being published in the Financial Mail on 04 August ahead of the scheduled date. Absa has already met with senior representatives of the JSE and they have agreed to work together to finalise this matter.
04 Aug 2010 15:20:04
(C)
Operating profit before income tax increased from R3 141 million to R4 239 million in 2010. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R2 963 million (R2 238 million). Headline earnings per share increased to 815.90cps (794.9cps).



Dividends per share

An interim dividend of 3197.5cps was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Commentary pertaining to the operating environment and the results of Absa Bank and its subsidiaries is set out in the Absa group's financial results announcement.
03 Aug 2010 08:02:40
(Official Notice)
Absa is pleased to announce that Mr Jan Lubbe has been appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer, with effect from 1 September 2010. He replaces David Hodnett who was appointed as Group Finance Director on 1 March 2010 and continued to lead the risk portfolio while a successor was being sought.
30 Jul 2010 07:47:06
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that, Absa group's EPS for 30 June 2010 are expected to be between 10% and 12% higher than June 2009. However, HEPS for June 2010 are expected to be between 3% and 5% lower than June 2009. The decline in diluted HEPS will be slightly lower than HEPS as the impact of the shares issued to Batho Bonke Capital (Pty) Ltd in 2009 was already partially discounted in the June 2009 diluted number of shares. The difference between the change in EPS and HEPS mainly relates to the impairments against the value of equity positions acquired resulting from single stock future defaults incurred in June 2009. Due to the greater impact on Absa bank's smaller earnings base of the single stock future impairment recorded in June 2009, Absa bank's EPS for June 2010 are expected to be between 28% and 30% higher than June 2009. HEPS for June 2010 are expected to be between 1% and 3% higher than June 2009.

15 Jul 2010 11:04:25
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa were advised that the financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 will be released on SENS and placed on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Thursday, 5 August 2010. This release will coincide with the release of the financial results of Barclays Plc, the group's parent company. A presentation of the group's results will be made in Johannesburg at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will also be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and the details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation. Shareholders were also informed that the indicative dates pertaining to the declaration of Absa Group ordinary and Absa Bank preference share dividends, as set out in the Absa Group and Absa Bank annual reports for the year ended 31 December 2009, will remain unchanged. Full details of the dividends will be included in the interim financial results announcements.
02 Jul 2010 17:36:48
(Official Notice)
On 19 February 2010 Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") and Capricorn Investment Holdings reached a non-binding agreement to allow Absa Group to pursue an acquisition of a majority stake in Capricorn Investment Holdings. This was subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval and the completion of a successful due diligence process. The due diligence was successfully completed in April 2010.



However, the Bank of Namibia has since informed both parties that it has declined the acquisition as it believes a decision to approve will not support its initiatives to increase local participation in the financial system as a whole. Absa is obviously disappointed at this turn of events, and will now study the decision.
18 Jun 2010 15:05:08
(Official Notice)
Absa Group announced the appointment of Mr Colin Beggs as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Absa Group and Absa Bank, with effect from 23 June 2010.
04 Jun 2010 08:37:45
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Absa announced yesterday that some of its branches would extend opening hours to as late as 7pm, and 1pm Saturdays, in order to serve local and foreign Soccer World Cup fans. The bank had gone a step further by assembling a team of foreign-language speakers to assist visitors over the phone during the tournament.
14 May 2010 09:18:06
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Absa has become the first bank in the world to offer Western union cross-border money transfers on three distribution channels - through its branches, cellphones and the internet. The enhancement follows several recent additions to the bank's stable of services, such as the ATM cardless CashSend and Bank-in-a-Box, literally a branch in a briefcase that serves rural and unbanked customers. Absa also launched the South African Travel Card, which enables foreign currency denominated spending money on the card, to be used in SA. the remittance service enhancements are part of the continuing roll-out of the Western Union Money Transfer Service throughout the Absa network. it is available to clients registered for internet or cellphone banking.
19 Feb 2010 12:12:43
(Official Notice)
Absa has announced that a non-binding agreement has been reached to allow the group to pursue the acquisition of a controlling interest in Namibia's Capricorn Investment Holdings Ltd for an undisclosed amount.



The potential transaction will be subject to, inter alia, the following conditions precedent:

*A due diligence investigation to Absa's satisfaction

*Confirmation of support from the majority of the shareholders of CIH

*Final approval by all the required internal governance structures

*All the necessary legal and regulatory approvals in South Africa and Namibia

*No material adverse change prior to completion.

A further announcement will be made in due course.

19 Feb 2010 09:01:54
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that judgment was reserved in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on 18 February 2009 following a hearing in which Absa Bank attempted to overturn a 2008 court ruling that ordered it to pay R187 million plus costs and interest over the past eight years to businessman Rico Bernert. The case revolves around a letter of guarantee issued by the bank which was later arguably wrongly revoked on the grounds that it was fraudulent.
16 Feb 2010 09:51:59
(C)
Absa Bank reported headline earnings as at 31 December 2009 of R5986 million (2008: R7770 million), a decrease of 23% to the prior year. Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders decreased by 37.2% to R5315 million (2008: R8464 million). Earnings per share declined to 1467.8cps (2008: 2386.9cps) which represents a 38.5% decrease. Headline earnings per share decreased by 24.6% to 1653.1cps (2008: 2191.2cps). Commentary pertaining to the operating environment and the results of Absa Bank and its subsidiaries is set out in the Absa Group's financial results announcement. The Absa Group announcement was released on the JSE Securities Exchange News Services (SENS) and Absa Group's website (www.absa.co.za) on 16 February 2010 and will be published in the press on 17 February 2010.



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 8, equal to 63% of the prime rate as at 28 February 2010, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period from 1 September 2009 to 28 February 2010. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 September 2009 to 28 February 2010 would indicatively be 3280.3 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
01 Feb 2010 14:12:13
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Absa group and Absa Bank are advised that the financial results for the year ended 31 December 2009 will be released on SENS and placed on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Tuesday, 16 February 2010. This release will coincide with the release of the financial results of Barclays Plc, the group's parent company.
04 Dec 2009 14:35:30
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank's HEPS for the year ending 31 December 2009 are expected to be between 25% and 35% lower than that reported for the previous financial year. EPS for the same period are expected to be between 35% and 45% lower than for the year ended 31 December 2008. The bank remains capitalised well above the minimum regulatory requirements and above board-approved targets.
07 Sep 2009 15:03:52
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that group executive director, Jacques Schindehutte, will resign from the boards of Absa Bank and Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") with effect 1 March 2010 and will leave the employ of Absa on 1 September 2010.
07 Sep 2009 15:01:24
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the following change to the executive structure of the Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") have been implemented with immediate effect. Maria Ramos announced a new executive structure that includes the appointment of a deputy group chief executive. Louis von Zeuner, current chief executive of the group's retail and commercial banking activities, has been appointed as deputy group chief Executive (deputy GCE) for the Absa. The deputy GCE will report directly to the GCE and will assume, amongst others, the responsibility for the retail and commercial banking businesses, Absa Financial Services and Group Operations.
04 Sep 2009 08:39:28
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Absa Bank has entered into a USD150 million term funding facility with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation ("IFC"). The facility will support Absa Capital's expansion plans in sub-Saharan Africa. Absa Bank and Absa Group Ltd CEO, Maria Ramos, said the bank will focus, through Absa Capital, on infrastructure development.
03 Aug 2009 16:03:19
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 7, equal to 63% of the prime rate as at 31 August 2009, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period 1 March 2009 to 31 August 2009. The dividend is payable on Monday, 31 August 2009, to shareholders of the Absa Bank preference shares recorded in the register of members of the company at the close of business on Friday, 28 August 2009. Should the prime rate change prior to 31 August 2009, the actual amount of the dividend will be adjusted accordingly. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2009 to 31 August 2009 would indicatively be 3799,0 cents per Absa Bank preference share.



In accordance with the provisions of Strate, the electronic settlement and custody system used by the JSE, and the JSE listings requirements, the following salient dates for the payment of the preference dividend are applicable:

Last day to trade cum dividend -Friday, 21 August 2009

Shares commence trading ex dividend - Monday, 24 August 2009

Record date - Friday, 28 August 2009

Payment date - Monday, 31 August 2009
03 Aug 2009 10:58:20
(C)
Operating profit before Income Tax decreased from R6 122 million to R3 141 million in 2009. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R2 238 million (R4 359 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 794.90cps (1 070.30cps).



Dividends per share

An interim dividend of 139.30 was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Commentary pertaining to the operating environment and the results of Absa Bank and its subsidiaries is set out in the Absa group's financial results announcement.
20 Jul 2009 08:42:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Gill Marcus, Chairperson of boards of directors of Absa Group Ltd and Absa Bank Ltd, has been appointed as Governor of the South African Reserve Bank with effect from 9 November 2009. Mr. Dave Brink, currently the Deputy Chairperson of Absa will assume the role of Chairperson of both boards in the interim.

23 Jun 2009 09:02:33
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting held on the 21 April 2009, the group cautioned shareholders that trading conditions in the current weak economic environment had become challenging. The financial performance of the group had been impacted by increasing impairment levels, a contraction of interest margins and a reduction in the value of investment portfolios. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that the HEPS of Absa Group, for the six months ending 30 June 2009, are expected to be between 15% and 25% lower than for the six months ended 30 June 2008 whilst EPS are likely to range between 25% and 35% lower for the same period. The HEPS of Absa Bank, for the six months ending 30 June 2009, are expected to be between 25% and 35% lower than for the six months ended 30 June 2008 whilst EPS are likely to range between 35% and 45% lower for the same period. The difference between the decline in EPS and HEPS is explained by:

* A one-off gain of R636 million following the issue of shares as part of the VISA IPO, which was included in EPS for the prior corresponding period; and,

* The impairment of the carrying value of the associate investments that were acquired in December 2008 as a result of the failure of certain clients to honour their commitments in respect of share futures transactions (Single Stock Futures). The quantum of the said impairment remains to be concluded and has necessitated this range of earnings guidance.

The group and bank remain capitalised well above the minimum regulatory requirements and above board approved targets. The interim results will be announced on SENS on 3 August 2009. The forecast financial information, on which this trading statement is based, has not been reviewed or reported on by the auditors of Absa Bank or Absa Group.
26 Mar 2009 08:51:30
(Official Notice)
11 Feb 2009 17:32:36
(Official Notice)
Absa Group Ltd and Absa Bank announced that Antony Jenkins and Benoit de Vitry d'Avaucourt (known as Benoit de Vitry) have been appointed, subject to regulatory approval, as non-executive directors of Absa, representing Barclays Bank Plc. Antony Jenkins and Benoit de Vitry will replace Frits Seegers and Roger Jenkins as Barclays representatives on the Absa boards.
09 Feb 2009 11:32:07
(C)
Absa Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Absa group Ltd. Commentary pertaining to the operating environment and the results of Absa Bank's core subsidiaries are set out in the Absa group's financial results announcement. The Absa group announcement was released on the JSE securities exchange news services and Absa group's website (www.absa.co.za) on 9 February 2009 and will be published in the press on 10 February 2009.



Dividend per share

Preference dividend number 6 of 4 734cps has been declared for the period from 1 September 2008 to 28 February 2009.
26 Jan 2009 16:37:58
(Official Notice)
As disclosed in a London Stock Exchange announcement released this morning, Barclays Plc has decided to bring forward its results announcement to 9 February 2009. Consequently, shareholders of Absa Group and Absa Bank are advised that the financial results for the year ended 31 December 2008 will be released on Sens and placed on Absa's website on the morning of Monday, 9 February 2009.
21 Nov 2008 15:58:03
(Official Notice)
The board of Absa Group Ltd ("Absa") has announced the appointment of Maria Ramos as group chief executive (subject to regulatory approval) in succession to the current group chief executive, Steve Booysen, who will be stepping down from Absa. Ms Ramos, currently chief executive of Transnet, will take up her role at Absa effective 1 March 2009. Dr Booysen will continue as group chief executive of Absa until that date, at which point he will also step down from the boards of Absa and Absa Bank.
15 Aug 2008 15:31:37
(Official Notice)
On 7 August 2008, Absa Bank declared a dividend of 4 797.49 cents per non-cumulative, non-redeemable preference share for the period from 1 March 2008 to 31 August 2008 subject to no change in the prime overdraft lending rate. Subsequent to the Absa Bank dividend declaration, the South African Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee left the repo rate unchanged, resulting in the prime overdraft rate to remain at 15.5%. The Absa Bank preference shares have a dividend rate of 63% of the prime overdraft lending rate.



Declaration of dividend number 5: Non-cumulative, non-redeemable preference shares

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 5 of 4 797.49cps has been declared for the period from 1 March 2008 to 31 August 2008. The dividend is payable on Monday, 1 September 2008, to shareholders of the non-cumulative, non-redeemable preference shares (preference shareholders) recorded in the books of the company at the close of business on Friday, 29 August 2008. In accordance with the provisions of Strate, the electronic settlement and custody system used by the JSE Ltd, and the JSE Listings Requirements, the following salient dates for the payment of the preference dividend are applicable:

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 22 August 2008

*Shares trade ex dividend -- Monday, 25 August 2008

*Record date -- Friday, 29 August 2008

*Payment date -- Monday, 1 September 2008

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 25 August 2008, and Friday, 29 August 2008, both dates inclusive. On Monday, 1 September 2008, the dividend will be transferred electronically to the bank accounts of certificated shareholders who use this facility. In respect of those who do not, cheques dated 1 September 2008 will be posted on or about that date. The accounts of shareholders who have dematerialised their shares (which are held at their central securities depository participant or broker) will be credited on Monday, 1 September 2008.
07 Aug 2008 09:21:11
(C)
Absa Bank reported headline earnings for the six months ending 30 June 2008 of R3 746m (2007: R3 371m), an increase of 11.1% over the prior year. Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders increased 29.7% to R4 359m (2007: R3 360m). Commentary pertaining to the operating environment and the results of Absa Bank?s core subsidiaries are set out in the Absa Group?s interim financial results announcement. The Absa Group announcement was released on the JSE Securities Exchange News Services (Sens) and Absa Group?s website (www.absa.co.za) on 7 August 2008, and will be published in the press on 8 August 2008.



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 5, equal to 63% of the prime rate as at 31 August 2008, per Absa Bank preference share has been declared for the period from 1 March 2008 to 31 August 2008. Based on the current prime rate, the preference dividend payable for the period 1 March 2008 to 31 August 2008 would indicatively be 4 797.49 cents per Absa Bank preference share.
28 Jul 2008 15:07:37
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank's earnings per share and fully diluted earnings per share for the six months ended 30 June 2008 are expected to be between twenty three per cent (23%) and twenty seven per cent (27%) higher than the six months ended 30 June 2007. Shareholders are advised that earnings included a one-off profit from the Visa Inc (Visa) public offering. Absa Bank's results for the six months ended 30 June 2008 will be released on 7 August 2008.
11 Jul 2008 11:33:02
(Official Notice)
The interim financial results of Absa Group Ltd and Absa Bank for the six months ended 30 June 2008 will be released on SENS and placed on Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on the morning of Thursday,7 August 2008. A presentation of the group's results will be made in Johannesburg at 11:30 am (South African time). The presentation will also be broadcast live on Summit TV (DSTV channel 412). Webcast and conference call facilities will be available for the presentation and the details thereof will be published on the Absa website prior to the presentation.
12 May 2008 08:49:50
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the company?s annual report for the year ended 31 December 2007 will be available on the company?s website, www.absa.co.za, from today, 12 May 2008, and will be lodged with the JSE and posted to preference shareholders by Monday, 26 May 2008.
23 Apr 2008 10:08:35
(Official Notice)
Mr Lourens Jonker and Ms Nthobi Angel, who would have retired by rotation in terms of Absa`s Articles of Association, have not sought re-election at the AGM held today and their resignations are accordingly effective 22 April 2008.
19 Feb 2008 10:51:41
(C)
Absa Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Absa Group Ltd. The Absa Group announcement was released on the JSE SENS and Absa Group's website on 19 February 2008, and published in the press on 20 February 2008.



Dividend

Preference dividend number 4 of 4 436cps has been declared for the period from 1 September 2007 to 28 February 2008.
11 Feb 2008 07:39:56
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank?s headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the year ended 31 December 2007 are expected to be between twenty five per cent (25%) and twenty eight per cent (28%) higher, compared with the year ended 31 December 2006. Absa Bank and Absa Group?s results for the year ended 31 December 2007 will be released on SENS on 19 February 2008.
03 Aug 2006 11:35:05
(C)
25 Jul 2006 14:08:09
(Official Notice)
The favourable trading environment that has persisted for the first half of 2006 has resulted in an improvement in the results of the group's banking operations. Shareholders are accordingly advised that the group's headline earnings per share for the six months ended 30 June 2006 are expected to increase by approximately twenty percent (20%) compared with the pro forma headline earnings per share of 432.3cps for the same period in 2005. The earnings per share for the six months ended 30 June 2006 are not expected to differ much from the headline earnings per share for the same period. The pro forma earnings per share for the six months ended 30 June 2005 were 448.7cps.The group's results for the six months ended 30 June 2006 will be released on SENS on 3 August 2006.
10 Jul 2006 14:33:53
(Official Notice)
Absa Bank's interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2006 will be placed on SENS and Absa's website (www.absa.co.za) on Thursday morning, 3 August 2006.
31 May 2006 12:26:11
(Official Notice)
Pieter van der Merwe and Charles Erasmus will retire from the Absa Bank board, effective 31 December 2006 after 17 years and 28 years service respectively.
13-Sep-2018
(X)
Absa provides retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking services, and is a subsidiary of Absa Group Ltd.



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