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05-Oct-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018 ("preliminary financial results") which were published on SENS on 7 September 2018 and are advised that the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2018 ("AFS") have been published and are available on the company's website: http://www.rextrueform.co.za/info.html. The AFS contain no changes from the preliminary financial results published on SENS save that same deal with an event occurring subsequent to the reporting date. As a result, the auditor's report, which is unmodified, contains an emphasis of matter relating to a subscription agreement, as announced by the company's subsidiary, Rex Trueform Group Limited on 28 September 2018, that was entered into post year end and which was previously omitted from the unissued AFS that were signed on 26 September 2018 and which have now been replaced by the issued AFS. The full auditor's report, together with the accompanying AFS, is available for inspection at the registered office of the company.



Shareholders are further advised that the annual integrated report, incorporating summarised consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2018 and the notice of annual general meeting, is anticipated to be posted on or about 31 October 2018 and a further announcement will be released on the publication of the annual integrated report. Shareholders are hereby notified that, in accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the company's annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (as amended) has been published and is available on the website: http://www.rextrueform.co.za/info.html.
07-Sep-2018
(C)
Revenue for the year went up 10.8% to R608.1 million (R548.6 million) whilst operating profit tuned around to R12.8 million (loss of R0.8 million). Profit attributable to equity holders multiplied to R5.7 million (R0.2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share were 50.2cps (3.3cps).



Dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ended 30 June 2018 in the amount of 6 cents per preference share was declared by the board of directors on 15 June 2018 and was paid on 9 July 2018. The directors have not proposed a dividend in respect of the ordinary and "N" ordinary shares.



Company prospects

Retail (Queenspark)

Queenspark is making progress on its strategic initiatives to build new channels of growth and increase brand awareness. The introduction of third party brands has been well received by the customer and our new house brands continue to grow and complement our existing ranges. Customer relationship management has been, and continues to be, a major focus, and we are beginning to reap the rewards of enhanced customer knowledge and understanding. The introduction of lay-by as a form of payment has been well received and continues to gain traction. We will continue to open new stores that are considered feasible, with a view to expanding our footprint both in South Africa and Namibia.



The first seven weeks of the new financial year have exceeded management's expectations and whilst we are fully aware that we are trading in difficult economic times, we remain confident in our future and in our ability to deliver sustainable growth and value creation for shareholders.



Property

Rex has the intention to develop two further properties in the medium term, both situated in the Cape Town area, and is continuing to consider development options in this regard. One of the undeveloped properties is classified as a heritage site which will limit development opportunities and has caused a delay in the development process."
03-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

? Mrs Catherine Radowsky has resigned as the chief executive officer of the company with effect from 31 August 2018, with Mr Marcel Golding having been appointed as the chief executive officer of the company in her stead; and

? Mr Marcel Golding has resigned as the chairman of the board of directors of the company with effect from 31 August 2018, with Mr Masedi Molosiwa having been appointed as the independent non-executive chairman of the board of directors of the company in his stead.
31-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 13 June 2018 wherein AOE advised shareholders that it expected its earnings per share to increase by at least 20%, from earnings of 1.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017 to earnings of at least 1.6 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018, and its headline earnings per share to increase by at least 20%, from headline earnings of 3.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017 to headline earnings of at least 4.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018.



While the current economic trading and market conditions remain tough and are still likely to impact the business (particularly that of the retail segment) in the short term, new strategies implemented within AOE's group of subsidiary companies (comprising Rex Trueform Group Limited and its subsidiaries), together with the containment of operating costs within the group, have yielded results, and AOE is now in a position to advise shareholders that:

* AOE's earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2018 are expected to be 50.1 cents per share, being an increase of 3 753.8% from earnings of 1.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017; and

* AOE's headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2018 are expected to be 50.2 cents per share, being an increase of 1 421.2% from headline earnings of 3.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017.



The financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018 are expected to be published on or about 7 September 2018.
18-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that a cash dividend (?preference share dividend?) on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 30 June 2018 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) has been declared and will be paid on Monday, 9 July 2018 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 6 July 2018.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum preference share dividend: Tuesday, 3 July 2018

* Preference shares trade ex preference share dividend: Wednesday, 4 July 2018

* Record date: Friday, 6 July 2018

* Payment date: Monday, 9 July 2018



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 4 July 2018 and Friday, 6 July 2018, both dates inclusive.
13-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that:

* AOE?s earnings per share are expected to increase by at least 20%, from earnings of 1.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017 to earnings of at least 1.6 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018; and

* AOE?s headline earnings per share are expected to increase by at least 20%, from headline earnings of 3.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2017 to headline earnings of at least 4.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2018.



Shareholders are further advised that AOE does not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods. Once AOE obtains reasonable certainty in this regard it will issue a further trading statement.
12-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Willem Deon Nel has been appointed as the financial director of the company, and accordingly to the board of directors of the company, with effect from 12 June 2018.
08-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the social and ethics and risk committees of the company:

*Mr Marcel Golding has been appointed to the social and ethics committee of the company with effect from 7 June 2018; and

*Mr Hugh Roberts has been elected as the chair of the risk committee of the company with effect from 7 June 2018.

09-Mar-2018
(C)
Revenue for the period increased by 13.1% to R317.5 million (2016: R280.7 million), gross profit rose 8.8% to R162.4 million (2016: R149.3 million), operating profit more than doubled to R8.9 million (2016: R3.6 million), while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent jumped to R3.6 million (2016: R1.6 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share grew 106.5% to 31.8 cents per share (2016: 15.4 cents per share).



Preference dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2017 in the amount of R16 500 was declared by the board of directors on 18 December 2017 and was paid on 15 January 2018.



Prospects

Retail (Queenspark)

Queenspark's strategy includes the continuous consideration of new brands and products to complement its existing ranges. Queenspark and its Namibian subsidiary will also continue to open new stores that are considered feasible, with a view to expanding its footprint both in South Africa and Namibia.



The current tough economic trading and market conditions are still likely to continue to impact the business in the short term.
15-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
In its commentary to the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017 (published on SENS on the 8 September 2017) Af - Ovr noted that its subsidiary, Rex Trueform Group Ltd. (formerly Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd.), had noted various initiatives to be introduced with a view to improving turnover, noting further that the tough economic trading and market conditions were still likely to continue to impact its business in the short term.



While the tough economic trading and market conditions are still likely to continue to impact on the business in the short term, the various initiatives introduced have yielded results and, accordingly, shareholders are advised that:

* Af - Ovr?s earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2017 are expected to be between 30.4 and 33.1 cents per share, being an improvement of between 125% and 145% from the earnings of 13.5 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the six months ended 31 December 2016; and

* Af - Ovr?s headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2017 are expected to be between 30.2 and 33.3 cents per share, being an improvement of between 96% and 116% from the headline earnings of 15.4 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



The financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2017 are expected to be published on or about 9 March 2018.
30-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the remuneration, nomination and risk committees of the company:

*Mr Marcel Golding, Ms Luntu Sebatane and Mr Masedi Molosiwa have been appointed to the nomination and remuneration committees of the company with effect from 29 January 2018;

*Mr Patrick Naylor has resigned as a member, and as the chair, of the remuneration committee of the company with effect from 30 January 2018;

*Mr Marcel Golding has been elected as the chair of the nomination committee of the company with effect from 30 January 2018;

*Mr Masedi Molosiwa has been elected as the chair of the remuneration committee of the company with effect from 30 January 2018; and

*Mr Patrick Naylor and Mr Hugh Roberts have been appointed to the risk committee of the company with effect from 30 January 2018.
23-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Damian Johnson has resigned as the financial director of the company and its subsidiaries with effect from 31 March 2018, in order to pursue personal and other business opportunities.

20-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that a cash dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 31 December 2017 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) has been declared and will be paid on Monday, 15 January 2018 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of Af - Ovr at close of business on Friday, 12 January 2018. No participation dividend will be paid in respect of the preference shares.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum dividend: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

* Preference shares trade ex dividend: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

* Record date: Friday, 12 January 2018

* Payment date: Monday, 15 January 2018



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 10 January 2018 and Friday, 12 January 2018, both dates inclusive.
17-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Friday, 17 November 2017 (in terms of the notice of annual general meeting dispatched to shareholders on 29 September 2017) all of the resolutions tabled thereat were passed (by way a poll) by the requisite majority of AOE shareholders.



Details of the results of voting at the annual general meeting are as follows: * total number of AOE ordinary and ?N? ordinary shares (collectively, the ?shares?) that could have been voted at the annual general meeting: 11,387,441 shares (being the aggregate amount of 1,250,000 ordinary shares and 10,137,441 ?N? ordinary shares);

*total number of shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 9,777,022 shares (being, in aggregate, 85.86% of the total number of shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting and constituting 85.82% of the aggregate voting rights that could have been exercised at the annual general meeting);

*total number of ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 1,072,748 ordinary shares (being 85.82% of the total number of ordinary shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting), with each ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 200 votes;

*total number of ?N? ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 8,704,274 ?N? ordinary shares (being 85.86% of the total number of ?N? ordinary shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting) with each ?N? ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 1 vote.



Changes to the board

Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 30 August 2017 and 29 September 2017 and are advised that HB Roberts, LK Sebatane and MR Molosiwa have been elected as directors of the company with effect from 17 November 2017.

29-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report, incorporating summarised consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2017, was dispatched today, Friday, 29 September 2017, and contains no changes from the condensed consolidated preliminary financial results which were released on SENS on Friday, 8 September 2017.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting of the company, which will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., which is to be held at 10:00 on Friday, 17 November 2017 at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town.



The last day to trade in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting is Tuesday, 7 November 2017 and the record date for voting purposes at the annual general meeting is Friday, 10 November 2017.



The integrated annual report is available on the company?s website, www.rextrueform.com.



Shareholders are hereby notified that, in accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the company?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (as amended) has been published and is available on the company?s website, www.rextrueform.com.



Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released by the company on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 and further advised that HB Roberts, LK Sebatane and MR Molosiwa have been nominated for appointment as directors at the upcoming annual general meeting by the nomination committee, further details of which can be found in the notice of annual general meeting.
08-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Marcel Golding has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the company with effect from 30 September 2017 in place of Mr Michael Krawitz, who has retired as chairman of the board of directors and as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 30 September 2017.



Shareholders are furthermore advised that as neither Mr Marcel Golding nor Mr Michael Krawitz are independent non-executive directors in the manner contemplated in King IV, Mr Patrick Naylor (who is an independent non-executive director) was re-appointed as the lead independent non-executive director of the company on 7 September 2017.
08-Sep-2017
(C)
Revenue lowered to 1.7% R548.6 million (R558.2 million) whilst gross profit went up 1% to R291.6 million (R288.7 million). Operating loss came in at R0.8 million (R9.3 million). Profit attributable to equity holders tumbled to R0.2 million (R4.3 million). In addition, headline earnings per share took a 90.4% dip to 3.3 cents per share (34.3 cents per share).



Dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ended 30 June 2017 in the amount of 6 cents per preference share was declared by the board of directors on 19 June 2017 and was paid on 10 July 2017.



The directors have not proposed a dividend in respect of the ordinary and "N" ordinary shares in the six-month period ended 30 June 2017.



Company prospects

Retail (Queenspark)

The Queenspark strategy includes the introduction of new brands to complement the existing ranges. These new brands, together with new product categories, are expected to provide an improved offering to customers. Although a few new brands were introduced towards the end of the 2017 financial year most of these new initiatives will be phased in during the 2018 financial year.



The online offering through both the Zando and Spree websites will continue to allow Queenspark to service a larger client base. The product offering will be improved to suit the needs of the online customers. Queenspark and its Namibian subsidiary will also continue to open new stores where feasible.



The initiatives above are to be introduced with a view to improving turnover, however the tough economic trading and market conditions are still likely to continue to impact the business in the short term.



Property

Rex has the intention to develop two further properties in the medium term, both situated in the Cape Town area, and is continuing to consider development options in this regard. The one property is classified as a heritage site, which limits the development opportunities and has caused a delay in the development process.
06-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 2 June 2017 wherein Af - Ovr noted that the economic and market conditions remained difficult and, accordingly, advised shareholders that it expected its earnings per share to decrease by at least 65%, from earnings of 37.2 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the year ended 30 June 2016 to earnings of 13.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017, and its headline earnings per share to decrease by at least 65%, from headline earnings of 34.3 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the year ended 30 June 2016 to headline earnings of 12.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017.



Af - Ovr is now in a position to advise shareholders that its:

* earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2017 are expected to be 1.3 cents per share, being a decrease of 96.5% from earnings of 37.2 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the year ended 30 June 2016; and

* headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2017 are expected to be 3.3 cents per share, being a decrease of 90.4% from headline earnings of 34.3 cents per share reported by Af - Ovr for the year ended 30 June 2016.



The financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017 are expected to be published on or about 8 September 2017.
30-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Michael Krawitz will retire as a non-executive director of the company, and Mr Romain Orlin and Mr Humphrey Borkum will retire as independent non-executive directors of the company, with effect from 30 September 2017.
17-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous announcement, dated 29 June 2017, wherein:

* it was disclosed that the company had been informed that a sale of shares agreement has been concluded between a consortium (the ?Consortium?) consisting of Geomer Investments (Pty) Ltd. (?Geomer Investments?) and Gingko Investments No. 2 (Pty) Ltd. (?Gingko Investments?) (acting in concert with the Ceejay Trust and Gingko Trading (Pty) Ltd. (?Gingko Trading?)) as purchaser and the Stewart and Pat Shub Family Trust (?Shub Family Trust?), Catherine Radowsky, Andrew Shub and Patricia Shub as sellers, in terms of which, inter alia, the Consortium will acquire 726 600 AOE ordinary shares, 604 045 AOE ?N? ordinary shares, 1 241 Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd. (?Rex Trueform?) ordinary shares and 4 058 Rex Trueform ?N? ordinary shares (?the transaction?) and further that the transaction remained subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions precedent including securing, to the extent required, the approval of the South African competition authorities;

* shareholders were informed that a director of the company and associates of directors of the company had dealt in the company?s securities pursuant to the transaction; and

* it was noted that a further announcement would be released on SENS once the company had been informed that the conditions precedent to the transaction had been fulfilled.



The company has now been informed that the conditions precedent to the transaction have been fulfilled and that the transaction has been implemented. Accordingly, shareholders are informed of the dealings by a director of the company and associates of directors of the company pursuant to the transaction detailed in the relevant SENS note.
19-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
A cash dividend (?preference share dividend?) on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 30 June 2017 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) has been declared and will be paid on Monday, 10 July 2017 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 7 July 2017.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum preference share dividend Tuesday, 4 July 2017

* Preference shares trade ex preference share dividend: Wednesday, 5 July 2017

* Record date: Friday, 7 July 2017

* Payment date: Monday, 10 July 2017



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 5 July 2017 and Friday, 7 July 2017, both dates inclusive.
02-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
In its commentary to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated results for the six months ended 31 December 2016 (published on SENS on the 10 March 2017) AOE noted that its subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., had reported that, in relation to its retail segment prospects, its subsidiary Queenspark Proprietary Ltd. would continue to be under severe pressure during the second half of the year, as economic and market conditions were likely to remain difficult.



The economic and market conditions remained difficult and, accordingly, shareholders are advised that:

1. AOE?s earnings per share are expected to decrease by at least 65%, from earnings of 37.2 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2016 to earnings of 13.00 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017; and

2. AOE?s headline earnings per share are expected to decrease by at least 65%, from headline earnings of 34.3 cents per share reported by AOE for the year ended 30 June 2016 to headline earnings of 12.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2017.



Shareholders are further advised that AOE does not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods. Once AOE obtains reasonable certainty in this regard it will issue a further trading statement.
10-Mar-2017
(C)
Revenue for the interim period lowered by 5.2% to R280.7 million (2015: R296.1 million), gross profit also decreased to 5.2% to R149.3 million (2015: R157.4 million). Operating profit tumbled by 77.3% to R3.6 million (2015: R15.8 million). Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent decreased to R1.6 million (2015: R6.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share dropped by 73.3% to 15.4 cents per share (2015: 57.8 cents per share).



Prospects

Retail (Queenspark)

Queenspark will continue to be under severe pressure during the second half of the year, as economic and market conditions are likely to remain difficult. Shareholders are reminded that the second six months of the year are generally worse than the first six months.



Queenspark will continue to focus on store growth. Further product categories are to be added to existing ranges in an endeavour to improve performance. As a result of Queenspark products being offered on both the Zando and Spree websites, Queenspark is now able to service a larger client base. Knowledge gained from Queenspark's online exposure will be leveraged in an endeavour to refine the offerings going forward. The new IT Enterprise Resource Planning system caters, amongst other things, for the improved capturing and analyses of customer and product data, which would inform business decisions going forward. It is anticipated that these initiatives will improve performance in the next financial year.



Property

The Rex Trueform Office Park will, as from 1 April 2017, be fully let. The group has yet to develop two further properties. The one property is classified as a heritage site, which limits development opportunities. Development options will continue to be considered in respect of these properties.
08-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 19 January 2017 wherein AOE noted that, as anticipated, economic trading conditions were tough and that it expected its earnings per share to decrease by at least 50%, from earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to earnings of 28.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016 and its headline earnings per share to decrease by at least 50%, from headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to headline earnings of 28.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



AOE is now in a position to advise shareholders that its:

1. earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016 will be 13.5 cents per share, being a decrease of 76.6% from earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015; and

2. headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016 will be 15.4 cents per share, being a decrease of 73.3% from headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015.



The financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2016 are expected to be published on or about 10 March 2017.
19-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 17 November 2016 wherein AOE noted that:

*its commentary to the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for the year ended 30 June 2016 (published on SENS on the 8 September 2016) noted that its subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., had reported that, in relation to its retail segment prospects, the tough economic trading conditions and regulatory changes to credit legislation will, amongst other things, continue to impact its business in the short-term;

*economic trading conditions continued to be tough and that it expected its earnings per share to decrease by at least 20%, from earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to earnings of 46.2 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016 and its headline earnings per share to decrease by at least 20%, from headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to headline earnings of 46.2 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



As anticipated, economic trading conditions were tough and accordingly shareholders are advised that:

*AOE?s earnings per share are now expected to decrease by at least 50%, from earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to earnings of 28.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016; and

*AOE?s headline earnings per share are now expected to decrease by at least 50%, from headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to headline earnings of 28.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



Shareholders are further advised that AOE does not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods. Once AOE obtains reasonable certainty in this regard it will issue a further trading statement.



The information on which this trading statement has been based has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE?s auditors.



15-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a cash dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 31 December 2016 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share), together with a cash dividend on the preference shares for the six months ending 31 December 2016 being the participation dividend of 12.5% (25.00 cents per preference share) have been declared and will be paid on Monday, 16 January 2017 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 13 January 2017.



The salient dates of the preference share dividends are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividends: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

*Preference shares trade ex dividends: Wednesday, 11 January 2017

*Record date: Friday, 13 January 2017

*Payment Date: Monday, 16 January 2017



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 11 January 2017 and Friday, 13 January 2017, both dates inclusive.
25-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividends of 17.00 cents per ordinary share and 17.00 cents per ?N? ordinary share have been declared and will be paid on Monday, 19 December 2016 to all holders of ordinary and ?N? ordinary shares respectively recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Thursday, 15 December 2016.



The salient dates of the ordinary and ?N? ordinary share dividends are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividends: Monday, 12 December 2016

*Shares trade ex dividends: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

*Record date: Thursday, 15 December 2016

*Payment date: Monday, 19 December 2016



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Tuesday, 13 December 2016 and Thursday, 15 December 2016, both dates inclusive.
18-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Thursday, 17 November 2016 (in terms of the notice of annual general meeting dispatched to shareholders on 30 September 2016) all of the resolutions tabled thereat were passed (by way a poll) by the requisite majority of AOE shareholders.



Details of the results of voting at the annual general meeting are as follows:

*total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting: 11 387 441 (being the aggregate amount of 1 250 000 ordinary AOE shares and 10 137 441 ?N? ordinary AOE shares);

*total number of AOE shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 4 225 173 (being, in aggregate, 37.10% of the total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting and constituting 56.83% of the aggregate voting rights that could have been exercised at the annual general meeting);

*total number of AOE ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 721 600 (being 57.73% of the total number of ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting), with each ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 200 votes;

*total number of AOE ?N? ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 3 503 573 (being 34.56% of the total number of ?N? ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting) with each ?N? ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 1 vote.



17-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
In its commentary to the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for the year ended 30 June 2016 (published on SENS on the 8 September 2016) AOE noted that its subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., had reported that, in relation to its retail segment prospects, the tough economic trading conditions and regulatory changes to credit legislation will, amongst other things, continue to impact its business in the short-term.



The economic trading conditions continue to be tough and, accordingly, shareholders are advised that:

*AOE?s earnings per share are expected to decrease by at least 20%, from earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to earnings of 46.2 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016; and

*AOE?s headline earnings per share are expected to decrease by at least 20%, from headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share reported by AOE for the six months ended 31 December 2015 to headline earnings of 46.2 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



Shareholders are further advised that AOE does not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods. Once AOE obtains reasonable certainty in this regard it will issue a further trading statement.



The information on which this trading statement has been based has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE?s auditors.



30-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report, incorporating summarised consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, was dispatched today, Friday, 30 September 2016, and contains no changes from the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results which were released on SENS on Thursday, 8 September 2016.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting of the company, which will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., which is to be held at 10:00 on Thursday, 17 November 2016 at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town.



The last day to trade in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting is Tuesday, 8 November 2016 and the record date for voting purposes at the annual general meeting is Friday, 11 November 2016.



The integrated annual report and the audited annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 are available on the company?s website ? www.rextrueform.com.
08-Sep-2016
(C)
Revenue for the year increased by 4.1% to R558.2 million (2015: R536.2 million). Gross profit lowered by 0.6% to R288.7 million (2015: R290.4 million). Operating profit dropped by 67.6% to R9.3 million (2015: R28.7 million). Profit attributable to ordinary and "N" ordinary shareholders of the parent declined to R4.2 million (2015: R11.8 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share plummeted by 62% to 34.3 cents per share (2015: 90.3 cents per share).



Dividends

The directors have proposed a distribution of 17 cents per share in respect of the ordinary and "N" ordinary shares. Shareholders will be asked to approve this proposal of the board at the annual general meeting of the company.



Prospects

Retail (Queenspark)

The sale of the current summer season's stock during the first eight weeks of the 2017 financial year has been below expectations due to the difficult trading conditions. During the 2016 financial year the company started selling its products on the Zando website and results so far have been pleasing. This is part of the company's strategy towards servicing a larger client base.



Various other initiatives are to be introduced going forward with a view to improving turnover, however the tough economic trading conditions and regulatory changes to credit legislation will, amongst other things, continue to impact the business in the short term.



Property

The business has yet to develop two further properties and has been considering various development options during the year. The one property is classified as a Heritage site, which limits the development opportunities and has caused a delay in the development process. The business will continue to consider feasibilities with a view to developing the properties.
07-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

* the earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2016 will be 37.2 cents per share, being 64.2% lower than the earnings of 103.8 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2015; and

* headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2016 will be 34.3 cents per share, being 62.0% lower than the headline earnings of 90.3 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2015.



The reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for AOE for the year ended 30 June 2016 will be released on SENS on 8 September 2016.
06-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Marcel Golding has been appointed as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 2 September 2016.



16-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mrs Patricia Shub has retired as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 15 August 2016.
26-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Stock Exchange News Service (?SENS?) announcement released by the company on Friday, 22 April 2016, as well as the mandatory and comparable offer circular posted to shareholders on 9 June 2016, which contained details of the mandatory and comparable offer made by a consortium (?Consortium?) consisting of Geomer Investments (Pty) Ltd., The Ceejay Trust, Gingko Trading (Pty) Ltd. and Gingko Investments No. 2 (Pty) Ltd., to acquire all of the African and Overseas Ordinary and ?N? Ordinary Shares other than those it already owns in exchange for the offer consideration of R14.07 per African and Overseas Ordinary Share and R11.12 per African and Overseas ?N? Ordinary Share. The Consortium held 423 363 African and Overseas Ordinary Shares and 8 218 311 African and Overseas ?N? Ordinary Shares when the mandatory and comparable offer was triggered.



The abovementioned mandatory and comparable offer closed at 12:00 on Friday, 22 July 2016. Shareholders are hereby advised that in terms of the mandatory and comparable offer, the Consortium received acceptances from African and Overseas Ordinary shareholders holding 23 shares, constituting approximately 0.002% of the issued Ordinary Shares of African and Overseas and received acceptances from African and Overseas ?N? Ordinary shareholders holding 240 557 shares, constituting approximately 2.373% of the issued ?N? Ordinary Shares of African and Overseas.



Subsequent to the closing of the mandatory and comparable offer, the Consortium holds 423 386 African and Overseas Ordinary Shares, constituting approximately 33.87% of the issued Ordinary Shares of African and Overseas and 8 458 868 African and Overseas ?N? Ordinary Shares, constituting approximately 83.44% of the issued ?N? Ordinary Shares of African and Overseas, collectively representing 78.0% of the economic interest in the capital of African and Overseas.
15-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a cash dividend (?preference share dividend?) on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 30 June 2016 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) has been declared and will be paid on Monday, 11 July 2016 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 8 July 2016.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum preference share dividend: Friday, 1 July 2016

*Preference shares trade ex-preference share dividend: Monday, 4 July 2016

*Record date: Friday, 8 July 2016

*Payment date: Monday, 11 July 2016



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 4 July 2016 and Friday, 8 July 2016, both dates inclusive.



Preference shareholders are advised of the following additional information:

*the preference share dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

*the local dividend tax rate is 15%;

*the gross local preference share dividend amount is 6.00 cents per preference share for preference shareholders;



the net local preference share dividend amount for preference shareholders:

*exempt from payment of dividends tax is 6.00 cents per preference share; and

*liable to pay dividends tax is 5.10 cents per preference share;



*the issued preference share capital of AOE is 275 000 6% cumulative participating preference shares of R2.00 each;

*the issued ordinary share capital of AOE is 1 250 000 ordinary shares of 50.00 cents each and 10 137 441 ?N? ordinary shares of 0.25 cents each; and

*AOE?s tax reference number is 9010/017/03/7.



09-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
01-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on Wednesday, 18 May 2016. Shareholders are advised that the Takeover Regulation Panel has approved an additional extension to accommodate the necessary regulatory approvals and it is anticipated that a combined offer circular, containing full details of the mandatory and comparable offer to be made to African and Overseas ordinary and ?N? ordinary shareholders by a consortium consisting of Geomer Investments (Pty) Ltd., The Ceejay Trust, Gingko Trading (Pty) Ltd. and Gingko Investments No. 2 (Pty) Ltd. and incorporating the African and Overseas independent board?s opinion on such offer and the offer consideration will be posted to African and Overseas shareholders on or about 9 June 2016.



A further announcement will be released on SENS once the combined offer circular has been posted to African and Overseas ordinary and ?N? ordinary shareholders.
18-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on Friday, 22 April 2016 wherein shareholders were advised, inter alia, that an offer circular containing full details of the mandatory and comparable offer to be made to African and Overseas shareholders by a consortium (?Consortium?) consisting of Geomer Investments (Pty) Ltd., The Ceejay Trust, Gingko Trading (Pty) Ltd. and Gingko Investments No. 2 (Pty) Ltd. would be posted to African and Overseas shareholders on or about 17 May 2016 (the ?offer circular?).



Shareholders are advised that due to unforeseen delays, the Consortium will not be able to post the offer circular to African and Overseas shareholders within the stipulated time period. The Takeover Regulation Panel has granted an extension to the Consortium in this regard and it is anticipated that the offer circular will be posted to African and Overseas shareholders by 1 June 2016. If feasible, the offeree response circular, incorporating the independent expert?s fair and reasonable opinion and the independent board of African and Overseas? opinion on such offer and the offer consideration will be incorporated within the offer circular as a combined offer circular.



A further announcement will be released on SENS once the offer circular has been posted to African and Overseas shareholders.
22-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
04-Mar-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased by 7.2% to R296.1 million (2014: R276.3 million). Gross profit rose by 7% to R157.4 million (2014: R147.1 million), operating profit was 4.8% higher at R15.8 million (2014: R15.1 million), while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent came in at R6.7 million (2014: R6 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share grew by 57.5% to 57.8 cents per share (2014: 36.7 cents per share).



Prospects - Retail (Queenspark)

The clothing retail market is expected to remain under pressure due to various factors that include the sluggish economy. The cost of goods imported is subject to the weakening of the Rand. Going forward the weaker Rand will likely put pressure on gross margins. Initiatives being considered and introduced mainly focus on turnover growth and are predominantly aimed at improving the performance over the medium to long term. The recent implementation of the ERP system is expected to provide benefits in the 2017 financial year and thereafter. The company recently started selling its product online through the Zando website. This is part of the company's strategy towards servicing a larger customer base and is showing signs of potential.



Property

The group continues to focus on the development of the feasibility studies in respect of the undeveloped investment properties located in Salt River (Cape Town).
02-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Accordingly, shareholders are advised that AOE?s headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2015 have improved by 57.5%, from headline earnings of 36.7 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2014 to headline earnings of 57.8 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2015.



Shareholders are further advised that:

*while the basic earnings of 57.8 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2015 will not differ materially on a percentage basis from the basic earnings of 52.3 cents per share for the six months ended 31 December 2014 to such an extent that the publication of a similar trading statement in respect thereof would be required, the amount thereof is nevertheless detailed in this trading statement for sake of completeness; and

*the main reason for the larger percentage difference in AOE?s headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2015 as opposed to the percentage difference in its basic earnings per share for the same period, is that the once-off profit from the sale of a property by AOE?s subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited, in the previous corresponding period was taken into account for the purposes of calculating its basic earnings per share in this period, but was not taken into account in the calculation of AOE?s headline earnings per share for such period.



The information on which this trading statement has been based has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE?s auditors. The financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2015 are expected to be published on or about 4 March 2016.



15-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a cash dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 31 December 2015 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share), together with a cash dividend on the preference shares for the six months ending 31 December 2015 being the participation dividend of 27% (54.00 cents per preference share) have been declared and will be paid on Monday, 11 January 2016 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 8 January 2016.



The salient dates of the preference share dividends are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividends: Thursday, 31 December 2015

*Preference shares trade ex dividends: Monday, 4 January 2016

*Record date: Friday, 8 January 2016

*Payment Date: Monday, 11 January 2016

Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 4 January 2016 and Friday, 8 January 2016, both dates inclusive.



Preference shareholders are advised of the following additional information:

* the dividends have been declared out of income reserves;

* the local dividend tax rate is 15%;

* the gross local dividend amount is 60.00 cents per preference share for preference shareholders;

* the net local dividend amount for preference shareholders:

- exempt from payment of dividends tax is 60.00 cents per preference share; and

- liable to pay dividends tax is 51.00 cents per preference share;

* the issued preference share capital of AOE is 275 000 6% cumulative participating preference shares of R2.00 each;

* the issued ordinary share capital of AOE is 1 250 000 ordinary shares of 50.00 cents each and 10 137 441 ?N? ordinary shares of 0.25 cents each; and

* AOE?s tax reference number is 9010/017/03/7.
26-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividends of 35 cents per ordinary share and 35 cents per ?N? ordinary share have been declared and will be paid on Monday, 21 December 2015 to all holders of ordinary and ?N? ordinary shares respectively recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 18 December 2015.



The salient dates of the ordinary and ?N? ordinary share dividends are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum dividends: Thursday, 10 December

* Shares trade ex dividends: Friday, 11 December

* Record date: Friday, 18 December

* Payment date: Monday, 21 December



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday, 11 December 2015 and Friday, 18 December 2015, both dates inclusive.
19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 (in terms of the notice of annual general meeting dispatched to shareholders on 30 September 2015), all of the resolutions tabled thereat were passed (by way a poll) by the requisite majority of AOE shareholders.



Details of the results of voting at the annual general meeting are as follows:

*total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting: 11 387 441 (being the aggregate amount of 1,250,000 ordinary AOE shares and 10 137 441 ?N? ordinary AOE shares);

*total number of AOE shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 1 407 972 (being, in aggregate, 12.36% of the total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting and constituting 55.74% of the aggregate voting rights that could have been exercised at the annual general meeting);

*total number of AOE ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 721 600 (being 57.73% of the total number of ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting), with each ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 200 votes;

*total number of AOE ?N? ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 686 372 (being 6.77% of the total number of ?N? ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting) with each ?N? ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 1 vote.
30-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report, incorporating summarised extracts of the audited annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2015, was dispatched today, Wednesday, 30 September 2015, and contains no changes from the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results which were released on SENS on Monday, 7 September 2015.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting of the company, which will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited, which is to be held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town.



The record date for voting purposes at the annual general meeting is Friday, 6 November 2015.



The integrated annual report and the audited annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2015 are available on the company?s website ? www.rextrueform.co.za.
07-Sep-2015
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2015 increased by 7.1% to R536.2 million (2014: R500.8 million). Gross profit increased by 19.8% to R290.4 million (2014: R242.3 million). Operating profit came in at R28.7 million (2014: loss of R18.5 million), while profit attributable to ordinary and "N" ordinary shareholders of the parent was recorded at R11.8 million (2014: loss of R6.9 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share came in at 90.3 cents per share (2014: loss of 53.0 cents per share).



Dividend

The directors of Af - Ovr have proposed a distribution of 35 cents per share in respect of the ordinary and "N" ordinary shares. Shareholders will be asked to approve this proposal of the board at the annual general meeting.



Prospects

Retail - The current summer season's stock sold during the first nine weeks of the 2016 financial year has been well received by customers and the group plans to roll out further stores in order to capture additional market share. The enterprise resource planning system is planned to be implemented during the 2016 financial year. The benefits to be gained there from will mostly be realised in the 2017 financial year and thereafter. Other initiatives being considered mainly focus on turnover growth and are predominantly aimed at improving the performance over the medium to long term.



Property - The business has commenced with development feasibilities in respect of the two undeveloped investment properties and intends to complete the feasibilities during the 2016 financial year. The one property is classified as an important Heritage site, which limits the development opportunities, and will cause a delay in the development process.



In relation to the RTOP, lease agreements in respect of approximately 90% of the office space have been entered into. However, due to the required reorganisation of space within the building a smaller part of the rental was only due from the beginning of July 2015. The balance of the office space not yet let, amounting to approximately 900 m2, is likely to be let during the 2016 financial year.
03-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listing Requirements of the JSE Ltd., companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the current reporting period will differ by at least 20% from the financial results for the previous corresponding period.



Accordingly, shareholders are advised that:

*the earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2015 will be 103.8 cents per share, being 270% higher than the loss of 60.9 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2014; and

*the headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2015 will be 90.3 cents per share, being 270% higher than the headline loss of 53.0 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2014.



The financial results on which this trading statement is based have not been reviewed or reported on by Af - Ovr?s auditors. The reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results for Af - Ovr for the year ended 30 June 2015 will be released on SENS on 7 September 2015.
11-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend number 162 (?preference share dividend?) on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 30 June 2015 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 6 July 2015 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 3 July 2015.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum preference share dividend: Friday, 26 June 2015

*Preference shares trade ex preference share dividend: Monday, 29 June 2015

*Record date: Friday, 3 July 2015

*Payment date: Monday, 6 July 2015



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 29 June 2015 and Friday, 3 July 2015, both dates inclusive.
10-Mar-2015
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew 4.2% to R276.3 million (R265.1 million) and gross profit also rose by 19.9% to R147.1million (R122.7 million). Operating profit was recorded at R15.1million (loss of R5.7 million). Profit attributable to equity holders was R6 million (loss of R2 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was36.7cps (loss of23.1cps).



Preference dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2014 in the amount of R16 500 was declared by the board of directors on 15 December 2014 and paid on 12 January 2015.



Prospects

Retail segment

Retail sales in the second half of the year are traditionally lower than the first half. This, together with electricity loadshedding and increased competition, is expected to constrain profit growth during the six months ending June 2015. In order to grow turnover in the 2016 year and beyond the company is to introduce initiatives to increase the turnover of the existing store base and increase the Queenspark footprint within South Africa by the roll-out of further stores. The implementation of the enterprise resource planning ("ERP") software, once complete, will also provide future benefits to the business.



Property segment

The RTOP is located in a vibrant area within Salt River (Cape Town). In close proximity to this building are two other group-owned properties, which have development potential. Feasibilities in respect of these properties are to be prepared in due course. The one property is classified as an important Heritage site, which limits the development opportunities, and will cause a delay in the development process.
06-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 23 February 2015 wherein Af - Ovr stated that while it had moved to a profit making position in the current reporting period from a loss making position in the previous corresponding period, it did not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods and stated further that it expected its earnings per share to improve by at least 345% and its headline earnings per share to improve by at least 233% for the six months ended 31 December 2014 compared to the six months ended 31 December 2013.



Af - Ovr is now in a position to advise shareholders that its:

*earnings per share have improved by 377%, from losses per share of 18.9 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to earnings per share of 52.3 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2014 (which amount takes into account the profit earned by Af - Ovr?s subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., in respect of the sale of one of its properties); and

*headline earnings per share have improved by 259%, from headline losses per share of 23.1 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to headline earnings per share of 36.7 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2014 (which amount does not take into account the profit earned by Af - Ovr?s subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., in respect of the sale of one of its properties).



The information on which this trading statement has been based has not been reviewed or reported on by Af - Ovr?s auditors. The interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2014 will be released on or about 10 March 2015.
06-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the employment contract for Patricia Shub expired on 28 February 2015. Shareholders are further advised that it was confirmed at a meeting of the board of directors of the company held on 5 March 2015 that such employment contract will not be renewed and that Patricia Shub be re-categorised as a non-executive director of the company. Accordingly, Patricia has ceased to be the chief executive officer of the company with effect from 1 March 2015, but will remain on the board of directors of the company as a non-executive director.



Catherine Radowsky, being an executive director of the company, was appointed by the board of directors of the company as its chief executive officer with effect from 5 March 2015.
23-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

* Af - Ovr?s earnings per share are expected to improve by at least 345%, from losses per share of 18.9 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to earnings per share of at least 46.3 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2014 (which amount takes into account the profit earned by Af - Ovr?s subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd, in respect of the sale of one of its properties); and

* Af - Ovr?s headline earnings per share are expected to improve by at least 233%, from headline losses per share of 23.1 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to earnings per share of at least 30.7 cents for the six months ended 31 December 2014 (which amount does not take into account the profit earned by Af - Ovr?s subsidiary, Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd., in respect of the sale of one of its properties).



Shareholders are further advised that while Af - Ovr has moved to a profit making position in the current reporting period from a loss making position in the previous corresponding period, it does not have reasonable certainty to provide guidance as to either the specific percentage and numbers, or the range and numbers, to describe the difference in the financial results in such periods. Once Af - Ovr obtains reasonable certainty in this regard it will issue a further trading statement.
15-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Humphrey John Borkum has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from 12 January 2015 and has further been appointed as a member of the audit committee of the company and a member of the risk committee of the company with effect from 15 January 2015.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend number 161 (?preference share dividend?) on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares (?preference shares?) for the six months ending 31 December 2014 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 12 January 2015 to all holders of preference shares (?preference shareholders?) recorded in the register of AOE at close of business on Friday, 9 January 2015. No participation dividend will be paid in respect of the preference shares.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum preference share dividend: Friday, 2 January 2015

*Preference shares trade ex preference share dividend: Monday, 5 January 2015

*Record date: Friday, 9 January 2015

*Payment date: Monday, 12 January 2015



Preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 5 January 2015 and Friday, 9 January 2015, both dates inclusive.
25-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Af - Ovr announced that Malcolm Segal has resigned as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from the 24 November 2014 because Malcolm was not able to devote the amount of time to the affairs of the group that Af - Ovr would have wished.
18-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Friday, 14 November 2014 (in terms of the notice of annual general meeting dispatched to shareholders on 30 September 2014), all of the resolutions tabled thereat, with the exception of the resolution relating to the general authority of the company to acquire its own shares, were passed (by way a poll) by the requisite majority of AOE shareholders.



Details of the results of voting at the annual general meeting are as follows:

*total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting: 11,387,441 (being the aggregate amount of 1,250,000 ordinary AOE shares and 10,137,441 N ordinary AOE shares);

*total number of AOE shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 5,764,370 (being, in aggregate, 50.62% of the total number of AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting);

*total number of AOE ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 1,005,026 (being 80.40% of the total number of ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting, with each ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 200 votes);

*total number of AOE N ordinary shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 4,759,344 N ordinary AOE shares (being 46.95% of the total number of N ordinary AOE shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting, with each N ordinary share entitling the holder thereof to 1 vote).
30-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report, incorporating summarised extracts of the audited annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, was dispatched today, Tuesday, 30 September 2014, and contains no changes from the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary financial results which were released on SENS on Monday, 8 September 2014.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting of the company, which will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited, which is to be held at 10:00 on Friday, 14 November 2014 at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town.



The record date for voting purposes at the annual general meeting is Friday, 7 November 2014. The integrated annual report and the audited annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2014 are available on the company?s website : www.rextrueform.co.za.

08-Sep-2014
(C)
04-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Malcolm Segal has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company and as a member of the Audit Committee with immediate effect.
12-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
It is with great sadness and regret that Af - Ovr announces the passing of Roger Rees on 11 June 2014. Roger served as an independent non-executive director on the board of directors of the company.
12-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend no. 160 ("preference share dividend") on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 30 June 2014 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share), will be paid on Monday, 7 July 2014 to all holders of preference shares ("preference shareholders") recorded in the register of the company at close of business on Friday, 4 July 2014.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend: -- Friday, 27 June 2014

*Shares trade ex dividend: -- Monday, 30 June 2014

*Record date: -- Friday, 4 July 2014

*Payment date: -- Monday, 7 July 2014



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 30 June 2014 and Friday, 4 July 2014, both dates inclusive.
28-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of shareholders held on Friday, 28 March 2014, the special resolution relating to the adoption of a new Memorandum of Incorporation for the company was duly passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.



The Notice of Amendment relating to the adoption of the new Memorandum of Incorporation together with the Memorandum of Incorporation and a copy of the special resolution approving same will be filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
20-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
The net asset value per share for the six months ended 31 December 2013 (as disclosed in the unaudited interim consolidated group results of the company) was disclosed as being an amount of 2 174 cents per share. This amount was calculated by dividing the total group equity (net assets) attributable to equity holders of the company plus the group equity (net assets) attributable to the non-controlling interest, by the actual number of 11 307 441 ordinary shares in issue.



Shareholders are advised that the net asset value per share for the six months ended 31 December 2013, if calculated by dividing the group equity (net assets) attributable to equity holders of the company by the actual number of 11 307 441 ordinary shares in issue and without reference to the group equity (net assets) attributable to the non- controlling interest, would amount to 1206 cents per share.
06-Mar-2014
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew 3.3% to R265.1 million (R256.7 million) and gross profit also rose by 1.2% to R122.7 million (R121.2 million). Operating loss narrowed to R5.7 million (loss of R13.1 million). Loss attributable to equity holders was R1.9 million (loss of R4.4 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share was 23.1cps (loss of 40.8cps).



Preference dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2013 in the amount of R165 000 was declared by the board of directors on 26 November 2013 and paid on 13 January 2014.



Prospects

Retail

The difficult retail market trading conditions will continue to make trading challenging during the second half of the year. The business will continue to open new stores, where feasible, in order to increase its trading space. The implementation of the new ERP system should start to provide benefits during the 2015 financial year.



Property

It is anticipated that the major construction works in respect of the Rex Trueform Office Park will be complete by the end of the financial year, whereafter tenancy levels are expected to increase substantially.



Any reference to the future financial performance included in the above commentary has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's external auditors and does not constitute an earnings forecast.



26-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
AOE shareholders are advised that the company posted a circular to its shareholders on Wednesday, 26 February 2014, regarding the adoption of a new Memorandum of Incorporation for the company and incorporating a notice of general meeting of shareholders and a form of proxy (to be completed by certificated shareholders and dematerialised shareholders with own-name registration only) (the circular).



The general meeting of AOE shareholders to adopt the new Memorandum of Incorporation will be held in the boardroom at the offices of AOE, Rex Building, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925, at 10:00 am on Friday, 28 March 2014 to consider and, if deemed fit, pass the resolution stated in the notice of general meeting.



Set out below are the salient dates and times in relation to the general meeting:

*Last day to trade to receive notice Friday, 7 February 2014

*Record date for receipt of notice purposes Friday, 14 February 2014

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the general meeting Thursday, 13 March 2014

*Record date for voting purposes at the general meeting Thursday, 20 March 2014
14-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Af - Ovr expects headline loss per share for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to be between 22 cents and 24.1 cents, which is an improvement of between 41% and 46% from those for the six months ended 31 December 2012 and loss per share for the six months ended 31 December 2013 to be between 18.1 cents and 20.1 cents, which is an improvement of between 50% and 55% from those for the six months ended 31 December 2012. Af - Ovr's results for the six months ended 31 December 2013 will be published on or about 7 March 2014.
13-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend number 158 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares') for the six months ending 31 December 2013 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share), together with cash dividend number 159 on the preference shares for the six months ending 31 December 2013 being the participation dividend of 27% (54.00 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 13 January 2014 to all holders of preference shares ("preference shareholders") recorded in the register of the company at close of business on Friday, 10 January 2013.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum dividend: Friday, 3 January

* Shares trade ex dividend: Monday, 6 January

* Record date: Friday, 10 January

* Payment Date: Monday, 13 January



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 6 January 2014 and Friday, 10 January 2014, both dates inclusive.
18-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting convened on Thursday, 14 November 2013, shareholders approved dividend number 61 of 35 cents per ordinary share and dividend number 19 of 35 cents per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2013.



The salient dates of the ordinary and N ordinary share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend: Friday, 6 December 2013

*Shares trade ex dividend: Monday, 9 December 2013

*Record date: Friday, 13 December 2013

*Payment Date: Tuesday , 17 December 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 9 December 2013 and Friday, 13 December 2013, both dates inclusive.

15-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of the company convened on Thursday, 14 November 2013 (in terms of the notice of annual general meeting contained in the company's annual report issued on 27 September 2013), all of the resolutions tabled thereat, with the exception of the resolution relating to the general authority of the company to acquire its own shares, were passed by the requisite majority of Af-Ovr shareholders. The resolution relating to the adoption of the new memorandum of incorporation of the company was withdrawn at the meeting and will be proposed in the near future at a special general meeting of the company convened for this purpose.
27-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report, incorporating the abridged consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013, was dispatched today, Friday, 27 September 2013, and contains no changes from the reviewed condensed consolidated annual financial statements which were released on SENS on Friday, 6 September 2013.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of annual general meeting which will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited, which is to be held at 10:00 on Thursday, 14 November 2013 at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town. The record date for voting purposes at the annual general meeting is Friday, 1 November 2013. The integrated annual report and the complete audited annual financial statements are available on the company?s website www.rextrueform.co.za.
06-Sep-2013
(C)
Revenue decreased by 10.7% to R483.5 million (2012: R541.3 million). Gross profit fell by 14.5% to R243.3 million (2012: R284.4 million), operating loss shot up by 181.5% to R20.4 million (2012: profit of R25 million), while total comprehensive loss attributable to ordinary and "N" ordinary shareholders of the parent came in at R6.7 million (2012: profit of R11.2 million). Furthermore, headline loss per ordinary share soared by 156.1% to 59.6cps (2012: earnings of 106.3cps).



Prospects - Retail

The outlook for retail sales continues to be impacted by the slow-down in the growth of economy, consumer debts levels, tight lending standards and rising living costs. Ongoing weakness in the Rand exchange rate against the US Dollar will continue to add inflationary pressure to the cost of merchandise. International brands continue to enter the local clothing retail market, intensifying industry competition. Against this back-drop, the company's retail segment will remain under pressure in the 2014 financial year. Certain strategic initiatives initiated during the year are expected to positively impact the year ahead. Further initiatives are planned and will be implemented during the forthcoming year.



Property

The main focus of this segment relates to the development of the Rex Trueform Office Park. The main construction activities are expected to be completed during the 2014 financial year, whereafter substantial tenant occupancy is expected.



Dividend

The board of directors is proposing to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and "N" ordinary shares be kept at 35 cents per share (2012: 35 cents per share). In terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation, the 6% cumulative participating preference shares carry the right to receive an additional 0.5% dividend for every completed 1.25% dividend in excess of 2.5% declared on ordinary shares in any one financial year. Preference shareholders will be entitled to an extra dividend of 27.0% (54 cents per share) which will be included in the half-yearly payment in December 2013. Shareholders will be asked to consider and approve the directors' dividend proposal at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 14 November 2013. An announcement detailing the terms of the dividend declaration will be made immediately following the annual general meeting.
30-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the unaudited interim group results, released on SENS on 7 March 2013, wherein shareholders were advised that the company expected a continued reduction in both sales and profitability in the second half of the 2013 financial year.



Shareholders are further referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 3 June 2013 which advised shareholders that the company expected headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending 30 June 2013 to be at least 180% lower than those for the previous corresponding period and further that the company was not able, at that stage of the financial year, to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty by what percentage the results for the twelve months ending 30 June 2013 would be lower than the previous corresponding period.



Shareholders are advised that the company now expects headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending 30 June 2013 to be between 155% and 160% lower than those for the previous corresponding period. The company's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2013 are expected to be published on or about 27 September 2013.
17-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
With effect from 12 July 2013, Sarah Margaret Lawrence has resigned as company secretary in order to devote her time and attention to her private practice and that Adam Theodore Snitcher, a qualified attorney, has been appointed as the company secretary with effect from such date.
03-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the unaudited interim group results, released on SENS on 7 March 2013, wherein shareholders were advised that the company expected a continued reduction in both sales and profitability in the second half of the 2013 financial year.



Accordingly, shareholders were advised that the company expects headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending 30 June 2013 to be at least 180% lower than those for the previous corresponding period.



Af - Ovr is not able, at this stage of the current financial year, to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty by what percentage the results for the twelve months ending 30 June 2013 will be lower than the previous corresponding period.



An updated trading statement will be released as soon as a reasonable degree of certainty is obtained.
30-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend No. 157 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 30 June 2013 at the rate of 6% per annum (6.00 cents per preference share), will be paid on Monday, 24 June 2013 to all holders of preference shares ("preference shareholders") recorded in the register of the company at close of business on Friday, 21 June 2013.



The salient dates of the preference share dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Thursday 13 June 2013

*Shares trade ex dividend -- Friday 14 June 2013

*Record date -- Friday 21 June 2013

*Payment date -- Monday 24 June 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday, 14 June 2013 and Friday, 21 June 2013, both dates inclusive.
07-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that at the general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on Thursday, 7 March 2013, the special resolution as contained in the notice of the general meeting dated 31 January 2013 was not passed by the requisite majority, and accordingly the special resolution failed.
07-Mar-2013
(C)
Revenue for the interim period fell 10.3% to R256.7 million (R286.2 million) and gross profit also narrowed by 20.9% to R121.2 million (R153.2 million). Operating profit fell 165.1% to a loss of R13.1 million (profit of R20.1 million). Loss attributable to equity holders was R4.4 million (profit of R8.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share tumbled 157.2% to a loss of 40.8cps (earnings of 71.4cps).



Prospects

Retail

Af - Ovr anticipates that there will be a continued reduction in both sales and profitability in the second half of the financial year when compared to the corresponding period. As noted in the trading update dated 14 November 2012, the business is implementing various strategic initiatives which should have a positive impact in the medium term.



Property

The business will continue with the Rex Trueform Office Park development and accordingly a further R20 million will be spent on the project during the six months ending 30 June 2013.
27-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised via SENS on 14 November 2012 regarding the prospects of the group for the first half of the 2013 financial year. It was noted that the company's retail segment would remain under pressure in the 2013 financial year and certain strategic initiatives are being undertaken...which should have a positive impact in the medium term. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that AOE expects headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2012 to be between 154% and 159% lower than for the six months ended 31 December 2011. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE's external auditors. The company's results for the six months ended 31 December 2012 are expected to be published on or about 8 March 2013.

31-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that a notice of general meeting of the company was dispatched to shareholders on 31 January 2013. A general meeting will be held on Thursday, 7 March 2013, in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, at 10h00 am.
05-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend number 155 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 31 December 2012 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6.00 cents per preference share) together with cash dividend number 156 being the participation dividend of 27% (54.00 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday 7 January 2013 to all holders of preference shares ("preference shareholders") recorded in the register of the company at close of business on Friday 4 January 2013.



The salient dates of the preference dividends are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum dividend: Thursday 27 December 2012

* Shares trade ex-dividend: Friday 28 December 2012

* Record date: Friday 4 January 2013

* Payment Date: Monday 7 January 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday 28 December 2012 and Friday 4 January 2013, both dates inclusive.
16-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on 14 November 2012 (the AGM):

*all of the ordinary resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 18 September 2012 were passed by the requisite majority; and

*none of the special resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 18 September 2012 were passed by the requisite majority, and accordingly all of the special resolutions proposed, failed.



Approval of dividends declared

At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 60 of 35 cents per ordinary share and dividend number 18 of 35 cents per ?N? ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2012. In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited regarding the new Dividends Tax, effective 1 April 2012, the following additional information is disclosed: The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade: Friday 7 December 2012

*Shares trade ex-dividend: Monday 10 December 2012

*Record date: Friday 14 December 2012

*Payment date: Tuesday 18 December 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 10 December 2012 and Friday 14 December 2012, both days inclusive.
14-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised via SENS 2012 financial year end results announcements on 05 September 2012 and in the 2012 Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited Integrated Report, regarding the prospects of the group for the 2012 financial year. It was noted that the company?s retail segment would remain under pressure in the 2013 financial year and certain strategic initiatives are being undertaken...which should have a positive impact in the medium term.



The medium term key retail strategic initiatives being referred to above include the following:

*Merchandise and related planning strategy is in the process of being overhauled which should provide significant future benefits, but which does carry certain short term costs.

*Various key business processes are being re-engineered to enable the business to operate more effectively.

*Introduction of a new brand named Cath.Nic, which was launched in stores in August 2012. As with most new brands, market penetration will only have a material impact on results in the medium to long term.

*The implementation of the franchise store strategy which involves targeting various countries within Africa and expanding our footprint in the countries in which the current franchise stores operate.

*A new information technology ERP (enterprise resource planning) system is in the process of being implemented.



The company has experienced difficult trading conditions. Having regard to losses already incurred, earnings and headline earnings per share for the six month period ending 31 December 2012 are anticipated to be between 90% and 110% lower than those for the previous corresponding period. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE's external auditors.
03-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that AOE?s integrated annual report, incorporating the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2012, was dispatched on Friday, 28 September 2012 and contains no changes to the reviewed results which were announced on SENS on Friday, 7 September 2012.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of Annual General Meeting for the Company, which will be held in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd. which is to be held at 10h00 on Wednesday, 14 November 2012.

07-Sep-2012
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased from R518.5 million to R541.3 million in 2012. Gross profit decreased to R284.4 million (2011:R286.1 million) while operating profit declined to R25 million (2011: R43.1 million). Profit attributable to equity shareholders was down to R11.4 million (2011: R20.7 million). Headline earnings per share from continuing operations decreased to 106.3cps (2011: 168.6cps).



Dividend

The board is recommending to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and 'N' ordinary shares be increased to 35 cents per share, which will result in a dividend cover of 3 times. In terms of the Articles of Association, the 6% cumulative participating preference shares carry the right to receive an additional 0.5% dividend for every completed 1.25% dividend in excess of 2.5% declared on ordinary shares in any one financial year. Preference shareholders will be entitled to an extra dividend of 27.0% (54 cents per share) which will be included in the half-yearly payment in December 2012.



Shareholders will be asked to consider and approve the directors' dividend recommendation at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 14 November 2012. An announcement detailing the terms of the dividend declaration will be made immediately following the annual general meeting.



Prospects

In spite of the recent interest rate cuts, the outlook for retail sales is weighed down by high consumer debts levels, tight lending standards and rising living costs such as municipal rates and electricity. International brands continue to enter the local clothing retail market, intensifying industry competition. Against this back-drop, the company's retail segment will remain under pressure in the 2013 financial year. Certain strategic initiatives are being undertaken, however, which should have a positive impact in the medium term.



08-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised via SENS announcements on 16 November 2011 and 23 February 2012, and in the company's interim report issued on 9 March 2012, regarding the prospects of the group for the 2012 financial year. A further SENS announcement issued on 5 June 2012 advised shareholders that headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending on 30 June 2012 would be at least 25% lower than for the twelve months ending 30 June 2011.



Shareholders are now further advised that headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending on 30 June 2012 will be at least 35% lower than for the twelve months ending 30 June 2011. The company is not able, at this stage, to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty by what percentage the results for the twelve months ending 30 June 2012 will be lower than the previous corresponding period. This trading statement will be updated as soon as a reasonable degree of certainty is obtained.
06-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised via SENS announcements on 16 November 2011 and 23 February 2012 and in the company's interim report issued on 9 March 2012 regarding the prospects of the group for the 2012 financial year. Shareholders are now further advised that headline earnings per share and earnings per share for the twelve month period ending on 30 June 2012 will be at least 25% lower than for the twelve months ending 30 June 2011. Af-Over is not able, at this stage of the current financial year, to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty by what percentage the results for the twelve months ending 30 June 2012 will be lower than the previous comparative period. This trading statement will be updated as soon as a reasonable degree of certainty is obtained.
29-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend no 154 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 30 June 2012 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 25 June 2012 to all holders of preference shares ("preference shareholders") recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 22 June 2012. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 15 June 2012

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 18 June 2012

*Record date -- Friday, 22 June 2012

*Payment date -- Monday, 25 June 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 18 June 2012 and Friday, 22 June 2012, both dates inclusive.
19-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released on 16 April 2012. For clarity it is confirmed that Alan Arthur Hodgkinson retired as company secretary to Af-Over on 15 April 2012.
16-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Sarah Maragret Lawrence has been appointed as company secretary to Af-Over, in place of Alan Arthur Hodgkinson, with immediate effect.
08-Mar-2012
(C)
Revenue for the interim period from continuing operations increased by 4.9% to R286.2 million (2010: R272.9 million). Gross profit rose by 5.2% to R153.2 million (2010: R145.7 million), while operating profit decreased by 16.9% to R20.1 million (2010: R24.1 million). Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent weakened to R8.3 million (2010: R11.4 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations decreased to 71.4cps (2010: 89.9cps).



Dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2011 in the amount of R151 000 was declared on 10 December 2011 and paid on 23 December 2011.



Prospects

Af - Over anticipate that there will be further deterioration in margins and profitability in the second half of the financial year due to escalating expenses and difficult trading conditions.
23-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised on 16 November 2011 regarding the prospects of the group for the first half of the 2012 financial year and particularly the expected negative impact of the withdrawal of the Duty Credit Certificate benefit on operating profit. Accordingly shareholders are advised that Af-Over expects headline earnings per share and earnings per share to be between 25% and 29% lower for the six months ended 31 December 2011 as compared to the previous corresponding period. The company's results for the half year ended 31 December 2011 are expected to be published on or about 9 March 2012.
15-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the declaration of dividend announcement released on SENS on 28 November 2011 and are advised that, as Tuesday, 27 December 2011 has been declared a public holiday, the dividend will be paid on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 and not on Tuesday, 27 December 2011.
28-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend number 152 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 31 December 2011 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share), together with cash dividend number 153, being the participation dividend of 24.5% (49 cents per preference share) will be paid on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 23 December 2011. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Thursday, 15 December 2011

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 19 December 2011

*Record date -- Friday, 23 December 2011

*Payment date -- Tuesday, 27 December 2011



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 19 December 2011 and Friday, 23 December 2011, both dates inclusive.
16-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Results of annual general meeting.

Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on 16 November 2011 ("the AGM"), all resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 19 September 2011 were passed by the requisite majority.



Approval of dividends declared

At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 59 of 32.0 cents per ordinary share and dividend number 17 of 32,0 cents per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2011.

The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade Friday, 2 December 2011

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 5 December 2011

*Record date Friday, 9 December 2011

*Payment date Monday, 12 December 2011



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 5 December 2011 and Friday, 9 December 2011, both days inclusive.
16-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the principal operating subsidiary of the company announced as follows:



The company advises that total group turnover for the period 1 July 2011 to 31 October 2011 decreased by 2.5%. This decrease in turnover is largely a result of the discontinued manufacturing operation which ceased on 30 June 2011. Retail sales from continuing operations (Queenspark) were impacted by the closure of three non-performing stores during the past twelve month period which contributed to a decrease of 1.4% in retail trading space relative to the prior corresponding period.



This restricted retail sales from continuing operations to an increase of 4.9% for the first four months of the 2012 financial year. However, due to the withdrawal of the Duty Credit Certificate (DCC) benefits, profits for the first half of the 2012 financial year are expected to be negatively impacted. Shareholders are referred to the comments in the 2011 Integrated Annual Report regarding the negative impact which the withdrawal of the DCC will have on operating profit in the current (2012) financial year. In the 2011 financial year the retail segment operating profit was improved by an amount of R14,3 million in this regard.



We further anticipate that in the second half of the financial year there will be a deterioration in margins due to escalating expenses and currency volatility which we anticipate will negatively impact profits in respect of that period. This is in addition to the negative impact of the withdrawal of the DCC noted above. Shareholders are advised that this update does not constitute an earnings forecast, and that the financial information on which this business update is based has neither been reviewed nor reported on by the external auditors. The interim results for the six month period ending December 2011 are scheduled for release in March 2012.
29-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company's integrated annual report, incorporating the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2011, was dispatched on29 September 2011 and other than as disclosed below contains no changes to the reviewed results which were announced on SENS on Thursday, 8 September 2011.

* In the reviewed results previously published the deferred taxation liability was netted off against the deferred taxation asset resulting in only a deferred taxation asset being shown. As disclosed above, these have now been separated into their respective components and shown as separate line items. This adjustment is simply an allocation adjustment and has no impact on the net asset value previously published as per the reviewed results.

* The statement of cash flows has had an amount of R219 000 (2010: R109 000) reclassified to "operating profit before working capital changes" from "working capital changes" within the statement of cash flows. This adjustment is simply an allocation adjustment and has no impact on "cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year".

* The depreciation and amortisation figure contained in the segmental report had a rounding error of R1 000 which has now been corrected.



The integrated annual report contains a notice of annual general meeting for the company, which will be held in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd which is to be held at 10h00 on Wednesday, 16 November 2011.
08-Sep-2011
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased from R470.8 million to R518.5 million in 2011. Gross profit rose to R286.1 million (2010:R260.2 million) and operating profit increased to R43.1 million (2010: R37.2 million). Profit attributable to equity shareholders increased to R20.7 million (2010: R15.8 million). Headline earnings per share from continuing operations increased to 168.6cps (2010: 146.8cps).



Dividends per share

The board is recommending to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and 'N' ordinary shares be increased to 32 cents per share. In terms of the Articles of Association, the 6% cumulative participating preference shares carry the right to receive an additional 0.5% dividend for every completed 1.25% dividend in excess of 2.5% declared on ordinary shares in any one financial year.



Preference shareholders will therefore be entitled to an extra dividend of 24.5% (49cps) which will be included in the half- yearly payment in December 2011. Shareholders will be asked to consider and approve the directors` dividend recommendation at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 16 November 2011. An announcement detailing the terms of the dividend declaration will be made immediately following the annual general meeting.



Prospects

It is likely that the South African economy will be faced with slower growth and higher inflation during the remainder of the current year. This scenario will result in extended low levels of confidence in consumers as they continue to feel the effects of a depressed economy. The group benefited in the 2011 and prior financial years from the Duty Credit Certificate Scheme. This benefit ceased during the course of last year and as a result there will be a materially negative impact on operating profit in the 2012 financial year. Although Queenspark is presently experiencing a reasonable level of acceptance of its current ranges in stores, we anticipate the achievement of turnover and profit targets will remain challenging.
26-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Af-Over expects earnings per share, on a consolidated basis, to be between 30% to 33% higher for the year ended 30 June 2011 as compared to the prior comparative period and headline earnings per share, on a consolidated basis, to be between 28% and 31% higher for the year ended 30 June 2011 as compared to the prior comparative period. The company's results for the year ended 30 June 2011 are expected to be published on or about 8 September 2011.
27-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend No. 151 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 30 June 2011 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 27 June 2011 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 24 June 2011.



The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend Friday, 17 June 2011

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 20 June 2011

*Record date Friday, 24 June 2011

*Payment date Monday, 27 June 2011

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 20 June 2011 and Friday, 24 June 2011, both dates inclusive.

31-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Roger William Rees has been appointed to the Af-Over board as an independent non-executive director effective 1 April 2011 in the place of James Charles O'Brien who has resigned effective 31 March 2011.
04-Mar-2011
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased by 17.7% to R290.1 million (2009: R246.5 million), reflecting an improvement in the trading environment. Gross profit rose by 19.4% to R148.1 million (2009: R124 million), while operating profit soared by 55.2% to R26.7 million (2009: R17.2 million). This was achieved through a better performance by the group's core retail activities and an improvement in the contribution of the manufacturing and property segments of the group compared to last year. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent strengthened to R11.4 million (2009: R7.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share continued the strong growth trend by rising by 47.0% to 98.8cps (2009: 67.2cps).



Dividend

No interim dividend was declared.



Prospects

Although the six months under review reflected some recovery in consumer confidence, particularly in Queenspark's niche retail market, it is expected that the second half of the current financial year will not provide the same level of growth as achieved during this first half to December 2010. In particular, the material benefits provided by the Duty Credit Certificate Scheme are now no longer available from the beginning of January and this, together with expected inflationary pressures, will result in pressure on margins. Queenspark continues to focus on initiatives to further strengthen and consolidate its position in the market-place through the opening of new stores, upgrades of existing stores and improvements in its product offering. The achievement of sales and profit targets will, however, remain challenging during the remainder of the current financial year.
21-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are reasonably certain that the financial results for the current reporting period will be more than 20% different from that of the previous corresponding period. Shareholders are advised that AOE expects headline earnings per share and earnings per share to be between 45% and 48% higher for the six months ended 31 December 2010 as compared to the previous corresponding period. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE`s external auditors. The company`s results for the six months ended 31 December 2010 are expected to be published on or about 4 March 2011.
01-Dec-2010
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend number 149 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 31 December 2010 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share), together with cash dividend number 150, being the participation dividend of 21% (42 cents per preference share) will be paid on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 24 December 2010. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 17 December 2010

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 20 December 2010

*Record date -- Friday, 24 December 2010

*Payment date -- Tuesday, 28 December 2010
17-Nov-2010
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on 17 November 2010 ("the AGM"), all resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 20 September 2010 were passed by the requisite majority.

The special resolutions will be submitted for registration at the Registrar of Companies in due course.

Approval of dividends declared

At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 58 of 28.0 cents per ordinary share and dividend number 16 of 28.0 cents per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2010.

The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

*Last date to trade Friday, 3 December 2010

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 6 December 2010

*Record date Friday, 10 December 2010

*Payment date Monday, 13 December 2010

*Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 6 December 2010 and Friday, 10 December 2010, both dates inclusive.

28-Oct-2010
(Official Notice)
Independent non-executive director Patrick Martin Naylor has been appointed as lead independent non-executive director of the Af-Over board with immediate effect
29 Sep 2010 17:16:02
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that AOE's annual report, incorporating the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010, was dispatched on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 and contains no changes to the reviewed results which were announced on SENS on Wednesday, 8 September 2010. The annual report contains a notice of the AGM for the company, which will be held in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing company Ltd which is to be held at 10h00 on Wednesday, 17 November 2010.
08-Sep-2010
(C)
Revenue decreased from R502.8 million to R490.8 million in 2010. Gross profit rose to R258.9 million (June 2009:R216.3 million) and operating profit increased to R35.7 million (June 2009:R26.1 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R15.6 million (June 2009: R12.9 million). Headline earnings per share increased to 141.6cps (June 2009: 111.9cps).



Dividend

The board is recommending to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and 'N' ordinary shares be increased to 28 cents per share. Shareholders will be asked to consider, and if deemed fit, approve the directors' dividend recommendation at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 17 November 2010. An announcement detailing the terms of the dividend declaration will be made immediately following the annual general meeting.



Prospects

Four new retail stores were opened by Queenspark during last year. The full benefit of these together with store refurbishments and relocations will reflect in performance in the coming year. Queenspark's seasonal ranges currently in stores are receiving a high level of acceptance.
27 Aug 2010 15:50:26
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that AOE expects earnings per share to be between 18% and 21% higher for the year ended 30 June 2010 as compared to the prior comparative period and headline earnings per share to be between 24% and 27% higher for the year ended 30 June 2010 as compared to the prior comparative period. The company's results for the year ended 30 June 2010 are expected to be published on or about 8 September 2009.
31 May 2010 09:38:31
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend number 148 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 30 June 2010 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 28 June 2010 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 25 June 2010.

The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

* Last date to trade cum dividend: Friday, 18 June 2010

* Shares trade ex-dividend: Monday, 21 June 2010

* Record date: Friday, 25 June 2010

* Payment date: Monday, 28 June 2010

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 21 June 2010 and Friday, 25 June 2010, both dates inclusive.
08 Mar 2010 13:17:25
(C)
Revenue decreased from R256.1 million to R246.5 million in 2009.Gross profit increased to R123.9 million (2008:R111.1 million) and operating profit increased to R17.1 million (2008:R14.3 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R7.6 million (R6.9 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis increased to 67.20cps (60.30cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Retail performance remains affected by the depressed incomes, rising costs and low confidence levels of consumers. The costs associated with running the business, particularly energy costs also continue to rise. The manufacturing segment will also continue to present a challenge. Past performance benefited materially from the duty credit certificate scheme which is to be completely phased out in the near future. Current strategy is directed at strengthening Queenspark's position in the market-place through growth of the store base, store upgrades and a renewed focus on the product offering. The depressed economic conditions are expected to continue well into 2010 and the achievement of sales and profit targets will remain challenging
01-Dec-2009
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend number 146 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 31 December 2009 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share), together with cash dividend number 147, being the participation dividend of 19% (38 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 28 December 2009 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Thursday, 24 December 2009. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Thursday, 17 December 2009

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Friday, 18 December 2009

*Record date -- Thursday, 24 December 2009

*Payment date -- Monday, 28 December 2009
11 Nov 2009 16:21:14
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on 11 November 2009 ("the AGM"), all resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 15 September 2009 were passed by the requisite majority. The special resolutions will be submitted for registration at the Registrar of Companies in due course.



At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 57 of 25,0 cents per ordinary share and dividend number 15 of 25,0 cents per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2009. The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

Last day to trade Friday, 27 November 2009

Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 30 November 2009

Record date Friday, 4 December 2009

Payment date Monday, 7 December 2009

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 30 November 2009 and Friday, 4 December 2009, both days inclusive.
29-Sep-2009
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that AOE's annual report, incorporating the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2009, was dispatched today and contains no changes to the audited results which were announced on SENS on Thursday, 3 September 2009.



The annual report contains a notice of AGM for the company, which will be held in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing company Ltd which is to be held at 10h00 on Wednesday, 11 November 2009.
03 Sep 2009 17:28:33
(C)
Revenue increased from R465.5 million to R502.7 million in 2009. Gross profit rose to R216.2 million (2008:R206.8 million) and operating profit decreased to R26.0 million (2008:R36.8 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R13.0 million (R21.1million). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 111.90cps (181.50cps).



Dividends per share

The board is recommending to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and 'N' ordinary shares be maintained at 35 cps. This will result in a dividend cover of 3,5 times. Shareholders will be asked to consider, and if deemed fit, approve the directors' dividend recommendation at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 11 November 2009. An announcement detailing the terms of the dividend declaration will be made immediately following the annual general meeting.



Prospects

Four new stores were opened during the year. A further four stores will open before December 2009. Although turnover for the first two months of the new financial year is marginally improved on last year it is too early to gauge how the summer season will develop. Depressed retail conditions are expected to continue, however, for at least the remainder of 2009 calendar year, and the achievement of sales targets will remain challenging. Earnings benefited materially from the Duty Credit Certificate Scheme operated by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa. The long term sustainability of these benefits is uncertain.
27 Aug 2009 11:27:47
(Official Notice)
Af-Over expects both earnings per share and headline earnings per share to be between 37% and 40% lower for the year ended 30 June 2009 as compared to the prior comparative period. The company's results for the year ended 30 June 2009 are expected to be published on or about 3 September 2009.
02-Jun-2009
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that cash dividend number 145 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ending 30 June 2009 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 29 June 2009 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 26 June 2009. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:



Last date to trade cum dividend - Friday, 19 June 2009

Shares trade ex-dividend - Monday, 22 June 2009

Record date - Friday, 26 June 2009

Payment date - Monday, 29 June 2009
21-May-2009
(Official Notice)
Damian Steven Johnson has been appointed to the AOE board as financial director with immediate effect.
19-Mar-2009
(Official Notice)
Romain Victor Orlin has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the AOE board with immediate effect.
06-Mar-2009
(C)
Group revenue increased by 15.8% to R256.2 million despite the more difficult trading environment. Operating profit increased to R14.8 million which is an improvement of 11.7% over the corresponding period of last year. The resultant earnings amount to 66.2cps (58.8cps last year) an improvement of 12.6%. Headline earnings amount to 65.3cps compared with 54.0cps last year an improvement of 20.9%.



Preference dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2008 in the amount of R121 000 was declared on 24 December 2008 and paid on 29 December 2008.

Prospects

The trading environment remains difficult as the down-turn in consumer demand takes greater effect. As a consequence the second half-year performance presents a considerable challenge and will moderate the results for the full financial year to June 2009.
02-Mar-2009
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 26 February 2009 and are advised that the second paragraph incorrectly refers to "the year ended 31 December 2008" when in fact the period in question is the Company?s interim six months financial period to 31 December 2008.
02 Mar 2009 11:39:29
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.59 to 3.62 of the listings requirements of the JSE Ltd, shareholders are advised that Patrick Martin Naylor has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the AOE board with immediate effect.
26 Feb 2009 18:52:37
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that AOE expects headline earnings per share to be between 23% and 25% higher and earnings per share to be between 13% and 15% higher for the year ended 31 December 2008 as compared to the prior comparative period. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by AOE's external auditors. The company's results for the six months ended 31 December 2008 are expected to be published on or about 5 March 2009.
28 Nov 2008 11:20:56
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that cash dividend number 143 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares ("preference shares") for the six months ending 31 December 2008 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share), together with cash dividend number 144, being the participation dividend of 19% (38 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 29 December 2008 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Wednesday, 24 December 2008. The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend -- Wednesday, 17 December 2008

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Thursday, 18 December 2008

*Record date -- Wednesday, 24 December 2008

*Payment date -- Monday, 29 December 2008
12 Nov 2008 15:35:30
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town on 12 November 2008, all resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 17 September 2008 were passed by the requisite majority. The special resolutions will be submitted for registration at the Registrar of Companies in due course.



At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 56 of 25.0c per ordinary share and dividend number 14 of 25.0 cents per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2008. The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade -- Friday, 28 November 2008

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 1 December 2008

*Record date -- Friday, 5 December 2008

*Payment date -- Monday, 8 December 2008

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 1 December 2008 and Friday, 5 December 2008, both days inclusive.
30 Sep 2008 16:30:01
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that AOE's annual report, incorporating the audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2008, was dispatched, 29 September 2008 and contains no changes to the audited results which were announced on SENS on Friday, 9 September 2008. The annual report contains a notice of annual general meeting for the company, which will be held in the boardroom at Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Limited which is to be had at 10h00 on Wednesday, 12 November 2008.
05 Sep 2008 16:16:39
(C)
Revenue increased by 17.2% to R465,. million and the gross margin improved from 43.6% to 45.6%. All segments of the group produced better results aggregating in an after-tax profit of R38.8 million which is an improvement of 154.6% on last year. Earnings were further boosted by the curtailment of provisions, higher interest earnings, profit on the realisation of our interest in the Australian associate and a lower taxation charge. The latter is the result of an increase in the deferred tax asset during the year, due to previously assessed losses which are now expected to be utilised in full in future years. Headline earnings improved by 147.7% to 186.5 cents per share. Earnings have increased by 152.8% to 190.4 cents per share.



Dividend

The board is recommending to shareholders that the dividend on the ordinary and `N` ordinary shares be increased to 35.0 cents per share. This will result in a dividend cover of 5.3 times. Shareholders will be asked to consider, and if deemed fit, approve the directors` dividend recommendation at the annual general meeting of the company to be held on 12 November 2008.



Prospects

Queenspark`s Spring/Summer range, presently in stores, has been well received by customers. The economic cycle will inevitably continue to slow down and the remainder of the current period is likely to be challenging with high interest rates, increased energy costs and food inflation having a dampening effect on consumer spending. The group continues to invest selectively in new stores and take a conservative view of growth prospects for the 2009 financial year.
01-Sep-2008
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Af-Over expects earnings per share to be between 170% and 180% and headline earnings per share to be between 165% and 175% higher for the year ended 30 June 2008 as compared to the prior comparative period. The company's results for the year ended 30 June 2008 are expected to be published on or about 5 September 2008.
05 Jun 2008 17:03:33
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that dividend No. 142 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ending 30 June 2008 at the rate of 6% per annum, (6 cents per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 30 June 2008 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 27 June 2008.
06 Mar 2008 16:55:35
(C)
Revenue increased by 16.6% to R221.3 million. All segments of the group produced better results aggregating in a profit after tax of R11 973 000 which is an improvement of 238% over the corresponding period of last year. The resultant headline earnings for the half-year amount to 54.0c per share compared with 17.6c per share last year, an increase of 207%. Earnings amount to 58.8c per share compared to 17.6c per share last year, an increase of 234%.



Preference dividend

A dividend on the 6% cumulative preference shares for the six months ended 31 December 2007 in the amount of R71 500 was declared on 23 November 2007 and paid on 24 December 2007.



Prospects

The second half of the financial year is expected to present a challenge as higher interest rates and inflationary pressures should result in a slowdown in consumer demand. Queenspark's seasonal ranges currently in stores have been well received by customers and sales performance to date represents a pleasing improvement on last year. Any decline in retail spending during the next few months should be offset by additional sales generated by new stores. The rate of increase in profit achieved during the first half of the financial year is not expected to continue during the second half. The profit for the full year ending June 2008 is expected to exceed that of the previous year.
22 Feb 2008 08:38:48
(Official Notice)
In accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, Af-Over advises that it expects to announce earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2007 of approximately 53 cents in comparison to earnings of 15.4 cents per share for the prior comparative period. Headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2007 is expected to be approximately 47 cents compared with headline earnings of 15.4 cents per share for the prior comparative period. The company?s results for the year ended 31 December 2007 are expected to be published on or about 7 March 2008.
30 Jun 2006 11:01:44
(Official Notice)
AOE shareholders are informed that James Charles O'Brien has been appointed as an executive director to the board of the company with effect from today.
01 Jun 2006 12:21:14
(Official Notice)
George Morrell Thomas, non-executive chairman of Rex Trueform and AOE, has advised the boards of the companies that he intends to retire on 30 June 2006 and will therefore resign from the boards of both Rex Trueform and AOE with effect from that date.



As a consequence of his resignation, the boards of the companies have agreed to the appointment of Michael Laurence Krawitz as non-executive chairman to the companies, effective 1 July 2006. Mr Krawitz is currently non-executive deputy chairman of the companies.
10 Mar 2006 13:37:53
(C)
The group reported sales of R151.6 million (R163.8 million). Operating income decreased to R4.5 million (R16.5 million) while a net loss of R1.1 million (R5.7 million profit) was incurred. The group reported headline losses of 6cps (50.2cps earnings) and a loss of 9.3cps (50.2cps earnings).
08 Mar 2006 17:42:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement published on 18 November 2005 in which they were advised that earnings and headline earnings per share for the six months ending 31 December 2005 were expected to be between 60% and 80% below those of the prior comparative period. Shareholders are further referred to the trading statement of the principal subsidiary of AOE, Rex Trueform Clothing company Ltd and are accordingly advised that AOE will report a loss per share of 9.3c and a headline loss per share of 6.0c for the six months ended 31 December 2005.
28 Nov 2005 17:20:15
(Official Notice)
Dividend number 134 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ending 31 December 2005 at the rate of 6% per annum (6c per preference share) together with dividend number 135, being the participation dividend of 24.5% (49c per preference share) will be paid on Tuesday, 27 December 2005 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 23 December 2005.

The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade cum dividend Thursday, 15 December 2005

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 19 December 2005

*Record date Friday, 23 December 2005

*Payment date Tuesday, 27 December 2005



18 Nov 2005 17:32:07
(Official Notice)
Af---Over shareholders are referred to the trading statement, that was published today, of the principal subsidiary of AOE, Rex Trueform. The directors of Rex Trueform have considered the current performance of that company and have reported as follows:

* Trading results of the Queenspark retail segment for the first four months of the current financial year have been below expectations both in terms of volume and profit margin.

* The manufacturing segment continues to operate at a loss during this transitionary period.

Af---Over has advises that it expects that earnings and headline earnings per share for the first six months of the current financial year ending December 2005 are likely to be between 60% and 80% below those of the comparative period of last year. The company's results for the six months ending 31 December 2005 are expected to be published at the beginning of March 2006.
14 Nov 2005 16:16:58
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of AOE shareholders held in Cape Town today, all resolutions as contained in the notice of the AGM dated 30 September 2005 were passed by the requisite majority.



Approval of dividends declared

At the AGM, shareholders approved dividend number 53 of 32c per ordinary share and dividend number 11 of 32c per "N" ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2005.



The salient dates of the above dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade = Friday, 2 December 2005

*Shares trade ex-dividend = Monday, 5 December 2005

*Record date = Friday, 9 December 2005

*Payment date = Monday, 12 December 2005

14 Oct 2005 14:22:10
(Official Notice)
Further to Af---Over's final reviewed results for the year ended 30 June 2005, published on 8 September 2005, the annual report was posted today. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published reviewed results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the members of Af---Over will be held immediately after the annual general meeting of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd (which will be held at 09h00) on Monday, 14 November 2005 in the boardroom, Rex Buildings, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.

08 Sep 2005 17:26:15
(C)
The group reported turnover of R312.6 million (R309.8 million) and an attributable loss of R12.5 million (R1.9 million profit) was reported. Headline earnings were 56.3cps (15.8cps) and a dividend of 32cps (32cps) was proposed by the board for the period.



Prospects

Plans are in motion to capitalise on further opportunities presented by the strong consumer market, which shows signs of sustainability. Prospects for the restructured group have improved substantially following the closure of the loss-making Salt River manufacturing operations, further enhanced by the expansion of the retail capacity referred to above. After the payment of retrenchment costs, almost R58.6 million in cash remains in the company to support further growth initiatives.
06 Sep 2005 17:53:31
(Official Notice)
AOE shareholders are referred to the trading statement, that was published today, of the principal subsidiary of AOE, Rex Trueform.



AOE accordingly advises that it expects to announce headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2005 of between 54c and 58c per share compared with restated headline earnings of 15.8c for the prior comparative period. As a result of the closure of Rex Trueform`s Salt River factory, after taking into account associated retrenchment and other costs, earnings for the year will be negative, a loss of between 105c and 115c per share compared to positive restated earnings of 15.8c per share for the comparative period.



The company`s results for the year ended 30 June 2005 are expected to be published on or about 8 September 2005.
02 Jun 2005 13:46:26
(Official Notice)
Dividend number 133 on the 6% cumulative participating preference shares for the six months ending 30 June 2005 at the rate of 6% per annum (6c per preference share) will be paid on Monday, 27 June 2005 to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 24 June 2005.



The salient dates of the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade cum dividend Friday, 17 June 2005

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 20 June 2005

*Record date Friday, 24 June 2005

*Payment date Monday, 27 June 2005
21-Aug-2017
(X)
African - Overseas Enterprises Ltd. is a holding company listed on the JSE.



Its business is that of a holding company, in that it holds 72.62% of the ordinary shares and 51.94% of the 'N' ordinary shares of Rex Trueform Clothing Company Ltd. ("Rex Trueform").



The subsidiary of Rex Trueform, Queenspark (Pty) Ltd., continued its activity of retailing clothing and fashion accessories in South Africa and the franchising of Queenpark retail stores in Namibia and Botswana.


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