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26-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Essential to our talent management strategy at Barloworld is a structured approach to succession planning that ensures a seamless transition and movement of talent within the organisation. With that approach in mind the following management changes will be made with effect from 1 September 2018:

*Mr Donald (Don) Wilson, the finance director, in accordance with the company?s memorandum of incorporation (MOI) will retire by rotation at the Company?s 2019 AGM. Mr Wilson has indicated that he will not offer himself for re-election and will accordingly retire as a member of the board and finance director at the 2019 AGM.

*Ms Olufunke (Funke) Ighodaro, has been appointed as an executive director of the board and CFO-designate of the Company effective 1 September 2018. Ms Ighodaro will succeed Mr Wilson as finance director of Barloworld at the next annual general meeting of the Company planned for February 2019.

*Ms Lerato Manaka, the company secretary, will be stepping down from her role with effect from 31 August 2018. Ms Manaka will be transitioning to an operational role within the Barloworld Group.

*Ms Andiswa Ndoni has been appointed to the post of company secretary with effect from 1 September 2018.



Resignation and appointment of Sponsor

Shareholders are hereby advised that JP Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has resigned as the Company?s Equity Sponsor with effect from 31 July 2018. Nedbank Ltd., acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division, has been appointed as Equity Sponsor to Barloworld with effect from 1 August 2018.
25-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that Barloworld?s reviewed interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 March 2018 are available for viewing and downloading at

* www.barloworld-reports.co.za/interim_results/interims-2018/index.php
12-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The Company previously announced that it had entered into a Sale Agreement for the disposal of the Iberian Equipment operations. The agreement was subject to the following conditions precedent:

- Spanish and Portuguese competition approval

- Consent and release by the group?s lenders under various funding agreements.



The Company is pleased to announce that on 5 June 2018 all conditions precedent were fulfilled and the transaction closed on 11 June 2018. The initial payment of EUR142 million (R2 182 million) was received on closing and the balance of the proceeds will be received in terms of the agreement.



Optimal deployment of capital

At the results presentation on 21 May 2018 the Company outlined its focus on reducing capital deployed where the returns are below the Company?s hurdle rates of return. The group currently has up to R8 000 million which is under consideration:

- Equipment Iberia: R2 400 million

- Automotive Avis Fleet Leasing: R2 000 million ? R4 000 million

- Equipment southern Africa: R2 000 million



The closing of the sale of Equipment Iberia is the first milestone in redeploying the group?s capital. The Company previously indicated that it is looking at various options to deploy capital into businesses that exceed its hurdle rate of return and is focussed on improving the Company?s return on equity to exceed its cost of equity within the next 18 months.
21-May-2018
(C)
08-May-2018
(Official Notice)
04-May-2018
(Official Notice)
On 2 May 2018 Moody?s Investor Services (?Moody?s?) affirmed Barloworld Limited?s (?Barloworld?) long-term and short-term issuer Global Scale Ratings of Baa3 and P-3, and also affirmed the long-term and short-term National Scale Ratings of Aa1.za and P-1.za. On 27 March 2018 Moody?s changed the outlook on the ratings of Barloworld from negative to stable following the change of outlook on the Baa3 sovereign rating of South Africa.



Moody?s reported that this rating recognises Barloworld?s leading competitive market positions, supported by strong brand offerings and stable long term relationships with its principal suppliers, together with a diversified product mix and resilient business model. The ratings also consider Barloworld?s good liquidity position resulting from its favorable debt maturity profile. The full Moody?s rating report on Barloworld will be available online at www.Barloworld.com.



Further details are available on Moody?s website or press release.
25-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
03-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 164 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2018 has been declared, on 3 April 2018, to all preference shareholders.



In accordance with paragraphs 11.17 (a) (i) to (x) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements the following additional information is disclosed:

*The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

*Local dividends tax rate is 20% (twenty per centum);

*Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per preference share;

*Net local dividend amount is 4.80 cents per preference share;

*Barloworld has 375 000 non- redeemable preference shares of R2 each in issue.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared - Tuesday, 3 April 2018

*Last day to trade cum dividend - Monday, 30 April 2018

*Preference shares trade ex-dividend - Tuesday, 2 May 2018

*Record date - Friday, 4 May 2018

*Payment date - Monday, 7 May 2018



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 2 May and Friday 4 May 2018, both days inclusive.



27-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement released on 31 January 2018 advising that Barloworld had entered into discussions on a potential acquisition adjacent to its automotive businesses.



Barloworld shareholders are advised that these discussions have terminated as the parties could not agree on certain key commercial terms. Accordingly shareholders are no longer required to exercise caution when dealing in the company securities.



In line with its strategy, the company will continue to pursue target growth opportunities.
31-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
In line with the company?s strategy, the group continues to review opportunities to ensure the optimal deployment of capital into value creating businesses.



Barloworld shareholders are advised that the company has entered into discussions on a potential acquisition adjacent to its automotive businesses which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the company?s securities. Should the company successfully conclude negotiations and decide to proceed the acquisition, it will be funded utilising available debt facilities.



Accordingly, Barloworld shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s securities until a further announcement is made.



Results of AGM

Shareholders are advised that, at the hundredth and first Annual General Meeting of Barloworld held on Wednesday, 31 January 2018, the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting made available on the company?s website on 22 December 2017 and posted to members on 20 December 2017 were passed, on a poll, by the requisite majority.
31-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
18-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that Barloworld?s annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017 are available for viewing and downloading at www.barloworld.com.
21-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the company?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Act has been published and is available on the company?s website at https://www.barloworld.com/sustainability/policies-and- disclosures/index.php
20-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
The company`s Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Booklet for the year ended 30 September 2017 were posted to shareholders on Wednesday 20 December 2017 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 20 November 2017 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports will also be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com on Friday, 22 December 2017.



The Integrated Report, Annual General Meeting Booklet inclosing the Notice of the Annual General Meeting and the Financial Statements inclosing the unqualified audit report by the company?s auditor?s Deloitte - Touche will be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com on Friday, 22 December 2017.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 101st Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the Annual General Meeting Booklet 2017.



Salient dates

The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 26 January 2018.
07-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
During the Final Results presentation, the Company provided a further update on its strategic review and the implementation of the group?s new corporate strategy (Strategic Review). The following key initiatives were identified and have been previously reported on:

*Fix and address underperforming businesses

*Optimise returns from the existing portfolio

*Look at high growth opportunities based on existing capabilities



The Company wishes to provide a further update based on the continued implementation of some of the initiatives. The group has significant capital allocated to leasing assets. In order to further optimise capital allocation into higher returning opportunities, various options are currently under consideration in relation to the groups? vehicle leasing assets. The group believes that by funding these assets more effectively it will enhance its overall return on capital while creating opportunities for the businesses directly or indirectly involved in leasing activities further capacity to pursue growth. The board has not taken any decisions in this regard.
20-Nov-2017
(C)
16-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The following Barloworld board committee appointments were approved by the Board with immediate effect:

* Ms Ngozi Edozien is appointed as a member of the general purposes committee

* Ms Hester Hickey is appointed as a member of the audit committee

* Mr Michael Lynch-Bell is appointed as a member of risk and sustainability committee
06-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
09-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Ms Nomavuso Mnxasana has been appointed as independent non-executive director of the Board of Barloworld and member of the audit committee with immediate effect at the Board meeting held 6 October 2017.
06-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 163 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the year ended 30 September 2017 has been declared, on 6 October 2017 to all preference shareholders.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Limited, the following dates are applicable:

* Last day to trade cum dividend : Tuesday, 31 October 2017

* Preference Shares trade ex-dividend : Wednesday, 01 November 2017

* Record date : Friday, 3 November 2017

* Payment date : Monday, 6 November 2017



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 1 November 2017 and Friday 3 November 2017, both days inclusive.
01-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
During the Interim Results presentation, the Company advised that it has completed a comprehensive strategic review (Strategic Review). The following key initiatives were identified:

- Fix and address underperforming businesses

- Optimise returns from the existing portfolio

- Look at high growth opportunities based on existing capabilities



The Company wishes to provide an update based on the implementation of some of the initiatives to date.



The underperformance of the group?s Iberian equipment business (?Equipment Iberia?) was highlighted during the Strategic Review. Equipment Iberia has recently undergone a restructure in terms of a carefully formulated business improvement plan (BIP). The BIP focused on several areas including a comprehensive network review and a cost review resulting in a further reduction in headcount in line with forecast activity levels. The BIP, which has been communicated to Caterpillar as part of our ongoing engagement with our principal supply partner, is expected to improve profitability in the business over the coming periods but the ability of Equipment Iberia to achieve the Group?s targeted return hurdle remains unclear.



The group is therefore reviewing all of its options in respect of Equipment Iberia including preliminary discussions with an interested party. In addition to this, the group will continue to assess the possibility of expanding its Caterpillar dealership footprint in emerging markets where its mining competencies and capital can be better deployed. The Board has made no decision regarding any potential transactions and at this early stage there is no certainty that a transaction may occur. The company will provide further updates to shareholders as and when relevant information becomes available.
03-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the Company?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Act has been published and is available on the Company?s website at www.barloworld.com/sustainability/empowerment-transformation/





14-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Moody?s Investor Services (?Moody?s?) has affirmed Barloworld Limited?s (?Barloworld?) long-term and short-term issuer Global Scale Ratings of Baa3 and P-3, raised long-term National Scale Ratings to Aa1.za from Aa3.za and affirmed short-term National Scale ratings of P-1.za. The outlook on the ratings of Barloworld changed from stable to negative following the change of outlook on the Baa3 sovereign rating of South Africa.



Moody?s reported that this rating recognises Barloworld?s leading competitive market positions, supported by strong brand offerings and stable long term relationships with its principal suppliers, together with a diversified product mix and resilient business model. The ratings also consider Barloworld?s good liquidity position resulting from its favourable debt maturity profile. The full Moody?s rating report on Barloworld will be available online at www.Barloworld.com.
15-May-2017
(C)
12-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of Barloworld Ltd advices that independent non-executive director, Ms Babalwa Ngonyama, has hereby resigned from the board with effect from 11 May 2017 as a result of increased executive commitments.



Committee changes

The following Barloworld Ltd board committee appointments were approved by the board with immediate effect:

*Ms Neo Dongwana is appointed as a member of the nomination committee

*Ms Hester Hickey is appointed as a member and chair of the risk - sustainability committee

*Mr Michael Lynch-Bell is appointed as a member of the audit committee and social, ethics and transformation committee

*Mr Peter Schmid is appointed as a member of the general purposes committee and remuneration committee

*Mr Isaac Shongwe steps down from the social, ethics and transformation and is appointed to the remuneration committee

03-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 162 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the interim period ended 31 March 2017 has been declared, on 3 April 2017, to all preference shareholders. Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per preference share.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared - Monday, 3 April 2017

*Last day to trade cum dividend - Tuesday, 2 May 2017

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend - Wednesday, 3 May 2017

*Record date - Friday, 5 May 2017

*Payment date - Monday, 8 May 2017



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 3 May and Friday 5 May 2017, both days inclusive.
31-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Ms Hester Hickey and Messrs Peter Schmid and Michael Lynch-Bell have been appointed as independent non-executive directors of the Board of Barloworld with effect from 1 April 2017.
09-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the hundredth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld Ltd. held on Wednesday, 8 February 2017, the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting made available on the company?s website on 20 December 2016 and posted to members on 19 December 2016 were passed, on a poll, by the requisite majority.



Board changes

Messrs Peter Bulterman, Steven Pfeiffer and Clive Thomson retired from the Barloworld board at the annual general meeting.



As a result of the announced disposal of the Handling and Agriculture South Africa businesses into a 50:50 joint venture with Baywa AG, the CEO of the Barloworld Handling division, Mr John Blackbeard, will retire from the Company and the board of Barloworld and its sub-committees at the end of April 2017 having successfully executed the rationalisation of our local and international Handling operations.
08-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
19-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
The company`s Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Booklet for the year ended 30 September 2016 were posted to shareholders on Monday 19 December 2016 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 21 November 2016 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports will also be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com by Tuesday 20 December 2016.



The Annual Financial Statements, the unqualified audit report by the Company?s auditor?s Deloitte - Touche and Notice of the Annual General Meeting will be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com by Tuesday 20 December 2016.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

The 100th Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the Annual General Meeting Booklet 2016.
22-Nov-2016
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Barloworld is undertaking strategic review to look at growth opportunities in markets adjacent to its existing businesses, as well as new business areas. Chief executive Clive Thomson said that the aim was to complete the strategic review by February or March. An example of such opportunities was the acquisition in May by the group's automotive business of Salvage Management and Disposals, the largest salvage operator in South Africa.
21-Nov-2016
(C)
17-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Barloworld Handling, a division of Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Limited, has finalised an agreement to sell its South African materials handling and agriculture businesses into a 50:50 joint venture with BayWa AG (?BayWa?). The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent including regulatory approvals.



BayWa is listed on the German SDAX exchange and its main business is agriculture trading and services. This transaction extends our partnership with BayWa to distribute agricultural and materials handling equipment in southern Africa following the joint venture concluded with them in Zambia in 2015.



The purchase price for the business approximates net asset value and the cash proceeds will be utilised to repay debt and be available to invest in other growth opportunities for the Barloworld group as and when they arise.



The transaction is below the JSE transaction thresholds and is for information purposes only.





03-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Mr. Dominic Sewela, appointed as deputy Chief Executive of Barloworld Ltd. on 1 March 2016 as part of a structured succession plan, has been appointed as CEO-designate of the company effective 1 October 2016.



Mr. Clive Thomson, who has successfully led the Barloworld group for the past 10 years, will be succeeded as Chief Executive of Barloworld Ltd. by Mr. Sewela at the next annual general meeting of the company planned for 8 February 2017. Mr. Thomson will remain employed by the company in an advisory capacity for a short period thereafter to ensure an effective handover process and seamless leadership transition.







03-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 161 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the six months ended 30 September 2016 has been declared, on 3 October 2016, to all preference shareholders.



The following additional information is disclosed:

*The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

*Local dividends tax rate is 15% (fifteen per centum);

*Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per preference share;

*Net local dividend amount is 5.10 cents per preference share;

*Barloworld has 375 000 non- redeemable preference shares of R2 each in issue;



The following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared - Monday, 3 October 2016

*Last day to trade cum dividend - Tuesday, 25 October 2016

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend - Wednesday, 26 October 2016

*Record date - Friday, 28 October 2016

*Payment date - Monday, 31 October 2016



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 26 October and Friday 28 October 2016, both days inclusive.

15-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Fitch Ratings (?Fitch?) has affirmed Barloworld?s National Long-Term Rating as A+(zaf) with a Stable Outlook and National Short-Term Rating as F1(zaf). Fitch has also affirmed the group?s domestic medium-term notes? senior unsecured rating at A+(zaf). Fitch has simultaneously withdrawn all of Barloworld?s ratings following the deregistration of Fitch as a credit rating agency by the South African Financial Services Board in September 2015, and the subsequent inability of Fitch to issue credit ratings for regulatory purposes in South Africa.



Fitch attributed the affirmation to the solid operating performance of Barloworld despite economic challenges with increased profit margins and healthy funds flow from operations as well as solid revenue and operating profitability growth for H1 2016. The Fitch statement also pointed to significantly lower working capital outflow than normal for the usual working capital cycle for H1 2016, which Fitch expects will enable Barloworld to generate positive working capital inflows in the second half of 2016, leading to an improved leverage position.



Barloworld maintains the long-term and short-term issuer Global Scale Ratings of Baa3 and P-3 and long-term and short-term National Scale Ratings of Aa3.za and P-1.za assigned by Moody?s Investor Services in June 2016.
17-Aug-2016
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Barloworld became one of a few companies to be listed on the JSE for 75 years or longer and the company is confident that it can still develop its businesses through the various opportunities in its disposal in new territories and adjacent markets. Chief executive, Clive Thomson, said there were gaps for further expansion into east and west Africa as well as Russia and Europe. He added that technology will be vital in facilitating the evolution of the company?s business model.
02-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Moody?s Investor Services (?Moody?s?) has assigned Barloworld first time long-term and short-term issuer Global Scale Ratings of Baa3 and P-3 and long-term and short-term National Scale Ratings of Aa3.za and P-1.za. The outlook on the ratings is stable.



Moody?s reported that this rating recognises Barloworld?s leading competitive market positions, supported by strong brand offerings and stable long term relationships with its principal suppliers, with a diversified product mix and resilient business model. The full Moody?s rating report on Barloworld is available online at www.Barloworld.com. The current validity of Barloworld?s existing ratings by Fitch southern Africa expires on 30 June 2016.
23-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that the Barloworld?s reviewed interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 March 2016 are available for viewing and downloading at www.barloworld.com.



16-May-2016
(C)
04-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 160 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the interim year ended 31 March 2016 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 4 May 2016, to all preference shareholders.



In accordance with paragraphs 11.17 (a) (i) to (x) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements the following additional information is disclosed:

- The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

- Local dividends tax rate is 15% (fifteen per centum);

- Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per preference share;

- Net local dividend amount is 5.10 cents per preference share;

- Barloworld has 375 000 preference shares in issue;



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

* Dividend declared : Wednesday, 4 May 2016

* Last day to trade cum dividend : Friday, 27 May 2016

* Preference Shares trade ex-dividend : Monday, 30 May 2016

* Record date : Friday, 3 June 2016

* Payment date : Monday, 6 June 2016



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 30 May 2016 and Friday 3 June 2016, both days inclusive.
04-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the ninety-ninth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld held on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, the ordinary and special resolutions, as well as endorsement of the company?s remuneration policy, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting made available on the company?s website on 14 December 2015 and posted to members on 21 December 2015 were passed, on a poll, by the requisite majority.



Shareholders are further advised that following engagement with some shareholders, special resolution 1.14 relating to the hourly rate for ad-hoc work performed by non-executive directors for special projects, was withdrawn.
03-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
05-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
Investors are advised that the Barloworld?s annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2015 are available for viewing and downloading at www.barloworld.com.
15-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
The company`s Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Booklet for the year ended 30 September 2015 were posted to shareholders on Monday 14 December 2015 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 16 November 2015 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports will also be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com by Monday 21 December 2015. The Annual Financial Statements, the unqualified audit report by the Company?s auditor?s Deloitte - Touche and Notice of the Annual General Meeting will be available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com by Monday 21 December 2015.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

The ninety ninth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the 2015 Annual General Meeting Booklet.
16-Nov-2015
(C)
13-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that non-executive director, Dr Alexander Landia will resign from the Barloworld board with effect from 31 December 2015 as a result of increased external business commitments.



The directors of Barloworld extend their thanks to Dr Landia for his contribution during his tenure on the board.
05-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
05-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 159 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the year ended 30 September 2015 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 5 October 2015, to all preference shareholders. I



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Limited, the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared Monday, 5 October 2015

*Last day to trade cum dividend Friday, 23 October 2015

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 26 October 2015

*Record date Friday, 30 October 2015

*Payment date Monday, 2 November 2015



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 26 October and Friday 30 October 2015, both days inclusive.

19-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the General Meeting of Barloworld held on Friday, 19 June 2015, the ordinary resolutions, relating to the proposed amendments to the 2008 B-BBEE Transaction by the Company and the strategic black partner and community service group participants in the 2008 B-BBEE Transaction, including the proposed issue of 450 000 ordinary shares in the Company to such participants at R0.05 per Share set out in the circular to shareholders dated and dispatched to shareholders on 15 May 2015, were passed on a poll by the requisite majorities. The Funding SPVs and Shareholder SPVs, and their associates, holding 14 485 013 ordinary Barloworld shares of were precluded from voting on the shares in accordance with the Listings Requirements.
19-May-2015
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day Barloworld had its automotive business to thank for much of its 16% increase in headline earnings per share for continuing operations in the six months to March, as mining parts sales and maintenance annuity helped prop up profits amid a weak mining sector and sluggish oil prices. Revenues, operating profit and margins all grew in the automotive business, underlining the diversified industrial group's assertion that its integrated business model delivers value in car rental, motor retail and fleet operations, even in a tight vehicles sales market.
18-May-2015
(C)
12-May-2015
(Official Notice)
07-May-2015
(Official Notice)
The group produced a solid result in the six months to 31 March 2015.



Equipment southern Africa delivered a resilient performance for the first half despite the ongoing slowdown in the mining sector, with growth in aftermarket revenues contributing positively to the results.



Equipment Iberia produced a positive result due to actions taken to lower the cost base, while trading in Equipment Russia came under pressure due to ongoing mining project deferments and slower economic growth resulting from the reduction in oil prices.



The Automotive and Logistics division has traded well with all business units performing ahead of the prior year.



Income from associates was well up on the prior period and a slightly lower effective tax rate also contributed to higher after tax earnings.



Headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations are expected to be 10% to 20% (31 cents to 62 cents) higher than the comparable 316 cents in the prior period. Total HEPS, including both continuing and discontinued operations, are expected to be 6% to 12% (20 cents to 40 cents) higher than the comparable 336 cents last year.



Basic EPS from continuing operations are expected to be 15% to 25% (44 cents to 73 cents) higher than last year?s comparable restated Basic EPS of 293 cents. Basic earnings per share (EPS) are expected to be 25% to 35% (124 cents to 173 cents) lower than the 494 cents in the prior period which included the exceptional profit of R370 million on disposal of the Australian motor retail operations.



Funding:

Net debt increased in the first half as a result of the seasonal increase in working capital but is expected to reduce significantly in the second half of the year. In March, the company issued a bond of R710 million maturing in 2022 at a fixed rate of 9.29% using the existing Domestic Medium Term Note Programme in the South African debt capital market. This is in line with the strategy of improving the maturity profile of our debt.



Barloworld expects to announce its results for the six months to 31 March 2015 on 18 May 2015.
13-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 158 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the interim year ended 31 March 2015 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 13 April 2015, to all preference shareholders.



In accordance with paragraphs 11.17 (a) (i) to (x) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements the following additional information is disclosed:

*The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

*Local dividends tax rate is 15% (fifteen per centum);

*Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per ordinary share;

*Net local dividend amount is 5.10 cents per ordinary share;

*Barloworld has 375 000 preference shares in issue;

*There are no Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) credits utilised.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared: Monday, 13 April 2015

*Last day to trade cum dividend: Friday, 8 May 2015

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend: Monday, 11 May 2015

*Record date: Friday, 15 May 2015

*Payment date: Monday, 18 May 2015



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 11 May 2015 and Friday 15 May 2015, both days inclusive.
12-Mar-2015
(Media Comment)
Business Reports announced that Barloworld Transport launched a new cranes division, Barloworld Cranes. Barloworld Logistics chief executive Steve Ford said that Barloworld Cranes represents another step in the process of investing in niche products to offer clients more holistic supply chain solutions. Barloworld Cranes will enhance other divisions of Barloworld, adding to the transport and lifting services. About a hundred new jobs are expected to be created by establishing Barloworld Cranes, twenty people have been employed during the start-up phase. The initial fleet of cranes will include seven Liebherr all-terrain cranes and six Tadano truck-mounted cranes.
05-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the ninety-eighth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld held on Wednesday, 4 February 2015, the ordinary and special resolutions, as well as endorsement of the company?s remuneration policy, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting dispatched to shareholders on 22 December 2014 were passed, on a poll, by the requisite majorities.



Shareholders are hereby advised that executive director, Mr M Laubscher has retired from the Board of Barloworld with effect from 04 February 2015 due to health- related reasons, after 28 years? service with the company.
04-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
22-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
The company`s Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Booklet for the year ended 30 September 2014 were posted to shareholders on Monday 22 December 2014 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 17 November 2014 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports are also available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com



The Annual Financial Statements, the unqualified audit report by the company's auditor's Deloitte - Touche and Notice of the Annual General Meeting are also available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com



Notice of Annual General Meeting

The ninety eighth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the 2014 Annual General Meeting Booklet.



Salient dates

The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 23 January 2015. Accordingly, the last date to trade in order to be registered in the company`s register of shareholders is Friday, 16 January 2015.
12-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 157 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the year ended 30 September 2014 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 12 December 2014, to all preference shareholders. In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

* Dividend declared : Friday, 12 December 2014

* Last day to trade cum dividend : Friday, 2 January 2015

* Preference Shares trade ex-dividend : Monday, 5 January 2015

* Record date : Friday, 9 January 2015

* Payment date : Monday, 12 January 2015



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 5 January and Friday 9 January 2015, both days inclusive.
17-Nov-2014
(C)
06-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
19-May-2014
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R29.9 billion (2013: R28.6 billion). EBITDA rose to R2.8 billion (2013: R2.4 billion), operating profit climbed to R1.6 billion (2013: R1.4 billion), while net profit attributable to owners of Barloworld was higher at R1 billion (2013: R609 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations grew to 316.3cps (2013: 291cps).



Dividend

A dividend of 106cps was declared compared to 96cps last year, an increase of 10%.



Outlook

The global economic recovery now appears to be led by the US and EU while China and the emerging market economies show signs of slowing. The South African economy continues to suffer from the impact of the prolonged strike in the platinum sector which is diminishing growth prospects. Furthermore, high inflation levels would appear to make further interest rate hikes inevitable.



Equipment southern Africa traditionally generates a stronger second half performance which will include deliveries in respect of the major EMPR projects in this period. Aftermarket revenues are expected to generate continued growth. While current economic indicators for Spain are turning positive Barloworld has yet to see this translate into improved machine industry sales. As a result, the group is looking at taking further steps to reduce their cost base and position the business for future profitability. The outlook for Equipment Russia is dependent on no further escalation in tensions between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the United States.



Trading conditions for Power in southern Africa and Russia will remain muted while Iberia has a solid order book mainly in marine engines which will ensure growth on the prior year. The order books for the Handling and Agriculture businesses in southern Africa are up which should add impetus for the balance of the year.



The group expects the Automotive businesses to show continued growth while the Logistics business should deliver a stronger performance in the second half. Overall the group is expected to produce a solid result for the full year and is well placed to benefit once the global mining cycle moves into a recovery phase.
08-May-2014
(Official Notice)
14-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 156 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the interim year ended 31 March 2014 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 14 April 2014, to all preference shareholders. The following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared -- Monday, 14 April 2014

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 9 May 2014

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 12 May 2014

*Record date -- Friday, 16 May 2014

*Payment date -- Monday, 19 May 2014



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 12 May 2014 and Friday 16 May 2014, both days inclusive.
01-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Barloworld announced that it has sold the remainder of its successful Australian motor retail interests to a company owned by Nick Politis, a respected Australian automotive businessman. The transaction is effective 31 March 2014 and follows the sale of the Ferntree Gully dealership which was concluded on 31 October 2013. These transactions were concluded at net asset value plus a premium for goodwill and realised combined net proceeds (after settling outstanding debt) of approximately AUD130 million (R1.3 billion). The cash will be used to reduce Barloworld group net debt in the short term and to fund strategic growth opportunities in the medium term. The disposal is below JSE thresholds and this announcement is for information purposes only.
20-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Ngozichukwuka (Ngozi) Edozien has been appointed as a non- executive director of Barloworld effective 19 March 2014. Ngozi has private equity, strategy, business development and operational management experience spanning over 20 years with multinational companies in Europe, US and Africa.



Dominic Sewela, Chief Executive of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, has been appointed as an executive director of Barloworld effective 19 March 2014.



Isaac Shongwe, currently Executive Director: Human Resources, Strategy and Sustainability, having served the group with distinction for more than 9 years will relinquish his executive management responsibilities effective 31 May 2014. Isaac wishes to devote more time to his social and leadership activities having founded the African Leadership Initiative in 2003 and will be building the Initiative across the continent. He will remain on the board of Barloworld as a non-executive director.



Sibani Mngomezulu will be appointed as the executive head of Human Resources, Strategy and Sustainability for Barloworld and to the Group Executive Committee effective 1 June 2014.



Dr Alexander Landia, a current independent non-executive director, has been appointed to the Barloworld General Purpose Committee with effect from 19 March 2014.
13-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Barloworld is at an advanced stage in negotiations for the disposal of its entire motor retail operations in Australia. Any potential transaction would be below JSE transaction thresholds and this announcement is released for information purposes only.
29-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that all the ordinary resolutions and special resolutions proposed at the ninety seventh annual general meeting of Barloworld shareholders, held on Wednesday 29 January 2014, were passed with the requisite majorities.



The special resolutions will be lodged with CIPC in due course.



Retirement of director

It is hereby announced that non-executive director, Ms TH Nyasulu has retired from the Barloworld board with effect from 29 January 2014.
29-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
18-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
The company's Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Booklet for the year ended 30 September 2013 were posted to shareholders on Wednesday 18 December 2013 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 18 November 2013 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports are also available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

The ninety seventh Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the 2013 Annual General Meeting Booklet.



Salient dates

The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the Company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 24 January 2014. Accordingly, the last date to trade in order to be registered in the Company's register of shareholders is Friday, 17 January 2014.
12-Dec-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Barloworld is lengthening the maturities of its debt at costs lower than in 2011, as revenue growth overshadows mining labour unrest. Barloworld sold R714 million of floating-rate bonds due in 2018 at 148 basis points above the Johannesburg interbank agreed rate (Jibar). This is lower than the 155 basis ;points above Jibar that Barloworld sold bonds at in June 2011.
18-Nov-2013
(C)
06-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The group delivered excellent trading results in the second half resulting in a very strong performance for the year to 30 September 2013. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) are expected to be 20% to 30% higher than the 680 cents reported in financial year 2012.



Revenue and operating profit in Equipment southern Africa was ahead of the prior year boosted by the newly acquired EMPR (Bucyrus) distribution business. Russia delivered a solid result in line with expectation. In Iberia, the difficult trading conditions continued but the operating loss was substantially reduced. The EMPR acquisition was earnings accretive for the group this year. The Congo Equipment joint venture in the DRC continued to perform well.



The Automotive and Logistics division has continued to perform well with motor retail, car rental, fleet services and logistics all producing results well ahead of the prior year. We have disposed of the Ferntree Gully motor dealership in Australia, effective 31 October 2013.



Basic earnings per share are expected to be 3% to 13% higher than the 740 cents reported in financial year 2012. Earnings were boosted last year by exceptional gains on the sale of Handling US and UK compared to certain exceptional losses provided in the current period on pending asset disposals.



Cash generation was strong and working capital and gearing levels reduced significantly in the second half exceeding expectation. During the second half, a term loan of R700 million scheduled to mature at the end of this calendar year was extended for a period of six years as part of our focus on improving our long term debt maturity profile.



Barloworld expects to announce its results for the 12 months to 30 September 2013 on 18 November 2013.
25-Oct-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Barloworld division, Barloworld Logistics, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Transnet Freight Rail to explore multimodal collaboration opportunities. The partnership aims to facilitate joint logistics services to support Transnet's "road to rail" strategy.
07-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms NP Dongwana currently a member of the risk and sustainability committee, has been appointed to the Barloworld social, ethics and transformation committee with effect from 4 October 2013.
07-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 155 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the year ended 30 September 2013 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 7 October 2013, to all preference shareholders.



In accordance with paragraphs 11.17 (a) (i) to (x) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements the following additional information is disclosed:

*The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

*Local dividends tax rate is 15% (fifteen per centum);

*Gross local dividend amount is 6 cents per ordinary share;

*Net local dividend amount is 5.10 cents per ordinary share;

*Barloworld has 375 000 preference shares in issue;

*There are no Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) credits utilised.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared -- Monday, 7 October 2013

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 25 October 2013

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 28 October 2013

*Record date -- Friday, 1 November 2013

*Payment date -- Monday, 4 November 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 28 October 2013 and Friday, 1 November 2013, both days inclusive.
01-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Dr Alexander Landia has been appointed an independent non-executive director of the Board of Barloworld with effect from 1 October 2013.
11-Jun-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Barloworld, a South African distributor of Caterpillar equipment, expects spending on infrastructure by mining companies and government to boost sales of the machinery in Africa by more than 10% a year. Barloworld CEO Clive Thomson commented, "We are still in the infancy of growth of Caterpillar products in Africa". "Anything that is going to require infrastructure build - roads, dams, bridges, ports, harbours, airports, railway networks, new power grids - all requires in one way or another our construction equipment."
20-May-2013
(C)
08-May-2013
(Official Notice)
The group has continued its strong performance for the first six months to 31 March 2013, with headline earnings per share (HEPS) expected to be 25% to 35% higher than the comparable earnings of last year.



Revenue in Equipment southern Africa was ahead of the prior period due to the newly acquired Bucyrus business while operating margins were down in line with expectations. Russia continued positively on the back of demand in the mining sector. In Iberia, notwithstanding difficult trading conditions, the operating result to March shows a substantial turnaround as no restructuring was effected during the period.

The Handling operation continued its year on year trading improvement. The Automotive and Logistics division performed well with all business units improving their result on the prior period.



The net finance charge has risen as a result of higher net interest bearing debt in the first half as increased trading activity in most of our regions has led to higher working capital. Barloworld benefited from fair value gains on financial instruments due to rand weakness in the period.



Basic earnings per share are expected to be 45% to 55% higher than last year's comparable earnings, which is higher than the growth in HEPS, due mainly to exceptional losses in the prior year.



During the period, Barloworld extended the maturity profile of the R1 billion Bucyrus funding facility into 2015. Fitch Ratings re-affirmed the company's credit rating as AA- (Stable Outlook) following the formal credit review in February 2013.



Barloworld expects to announce its results for the six months to 31 March 2013 on 20 May 2013.
08-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 154 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the interim year ended 31 March 2013 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 8 April 2013, to all preference shareholders. In compliance with the requirements of Strate and the JSE Ltd., the following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared -- Monday, 8 April 2013

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Thursday, 25 April 2013

*Preference Shares trade ex-dividend -- Friday, 26 April 2013

*Record date -- Friday, 3 May 2013

*Payment date -- Monday, 6 May 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday 26 April 2013 and Friday 3 May 2013, both days inclusive.
22-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld were advised that group and divisional management of the company will deliver presentations to investors and analysts and answer questions about their operations at investor days on 25 March 2013. On 26 March 2013 investors will visit operations in Isando and Boksburg.



These presentations will not contain new material information on current trading or future financial performance. Investors and analysts will have an opportunity to engage with management from the operating divisions (Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, Barloworld Equipment Russia and Barloworld Equipment Iberia, Barloworld Automotive and Logistics and Barloworld Handling and Agriculture).



The webcast and presentations will be available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com on Monday 25 March 2013 from 10:00 SAT
22-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the following appointments to board committees have been made with effect from 20 March 2013:

*Ms NP Dongwana to the risk and sustainability committee

*Ms B Ngonyama to the remuneration committee
12-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that management of the company, will be attending the Merrill Lynch conference at Sun City. The presentation that will be made at the conference contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
01-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Barloworld Logistics has successfully concluded a transaction which results in the merger of its Dedicated Transport Services division (DTS) with Manline, a diversified logistics provider specialising in transport and other logistics solutions.



The merged business will become Barloworld Transport Solutions, a 50.1% held subsidiary of Barloworld Logistics. The transaction involved the disposal of DTS together with a R40 million cash contribution, in exchange for shares in Manline.



The transaction is below the JSE transaction thresholds and this announcement is for information purposes only.
23-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that Ms Lerato Petunia Manaka has been appointed Company Secretary of Barworld with effect from 1 February 2013. Ms Manaka takes over from Mr Bethuel Ngwenya whose resignation takes effect on 31 January 2013.
23-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that all the ordinary resolutions and special resolutions proposed at the ninety-sixth annual general meeting of Barloworld shareholders, held on Wednesday 23 January 2013, were passed with the requisite majorities.
23-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
20-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
The company's Integrated Report and Annual General Meeting Document for the year ended 30 September 2012 were posted to shareholders on Thursday 20 December 2012 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 19 November 2012 and therefore no abridged report will be published. The reports are also available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com.



Notice of annual general meeting

The ninety sixth annual general meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the 2012 Annual General Meeting Document.
30-Nov-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Barloworld expects big things from the rail joint venture the company has established with Electro-Motive Diesel ("EMD"), a subsidiary of Caterpillar. Barloworld CE, Clive Thomson, said the EMD Africa venture hoped to win a share of Transnet's 1 064 strong locomotive order. Thomson said EMD Africa has submitted a bid for one locomotive tender that is expected to be awarded in February 2013.
29-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that management of the automotive and logistics division of the Company will make a presentation on logistics to Macquarie First Securities in Johannesburg on 29 November 2012 at 15h00. The presentation that will be made contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance and will simultaneously be available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
19-Nov-2012
(C)
16-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were hereby advised that Mr Bethuel Ngwenya has resigned as group company secretary with effect from 31 January 2013.
12-Nov-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Barloworld has reached agreement with Caterpillar Global Mining to acquire the Bucyrus mining equipment sales and support business in the distribution group's service territories within the Siberian and Far East regions of the Russian Federation for about USD50 million (R435.2 million). Clive Thomson, Barloworld chief executive, said that this acquisition was aligned to the group's growth strategy. He added that it enhances the group's strengths and will consolidate the group's position in the mining industry by notably broadening the variety of equipment solutions, Barloworld is able to provide to clients operating across the Russian service territory. Caterpillar group president for Resource Industries, Steve Wunning added that Caterpillar was happy with the agreement with Barloworld as the group upheld progress on its transition of the product distribution and support of former Bucyrus machinery to Caterpillar dealers around the world.
09-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
07-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Good trading results were achieved in the second half and the group has delivered a strong performance for the 2012 financial year. Headline earnings per share are expected to be 40% to 50% higher than the 465 cents reported in financial year 2011. Equipment southern Africa delivered record sales of large mining equipment to customers, contributing to solid growth in operating profit. The Russian Equipment business continued to build on last year's high base, delivering another excellent result. Trading conditions in Equipment Iberia, however, remain very difficult.



Automotive and Logistics produced a very good result in a competitive trading environment with motor retail, car rental, fleet services and logistics all producing results well ahead of last year. The Handling division recorded lower profits owing to difficult trading conditions in certain regions. The USA and UK businesses were sold in April and September 2012 respectively. Finance costs were up on the prior year due to higher activity levels and we had a very strong performance from our joint ventures, particularly Congo Equipment in the DRC. The acquisition of the Bucyrus distribution assets in southern Africa effective July 2012 did not have a material impact on revenue or profit this year.



Basic earnings per share are expected to be 48% to 58% higher than the 483 cents reported in financial year 2011. Exceptional profits on the disposals of the Handling assets, including realisation of currency translation reserves, resulted in net exceptional gains which boosted basic earnings per share for the year. Cash utilised for working capital reduced in line with our expectations in the second half of this year, and the net cash outflow and net interest-bearing debt, improved from the levels reported at March 2012. This was achieved notwithstanding the R1.4 billion incurred on acquiring the Bucyrus distribution assets in southern Africa.



Barloworld expects to announce its results for the year to 30 September 2012 on 19 November 2012.
09-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 153 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the year ended 30 September 2012 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 9 October 2012, to all preference shareholders.



The following dates are applicable:

*Dividend declared Tuesday, 9 October 2012

*Last day to trade cum dividend Friday, 26 October 2012

*Shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 29 October 2012

*Record date Friday, 2 November 2012

*Payment date Monday, 5 November 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 29 October 2012 and Friday, 2 November 2012, both days inclusive.
01-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Fulfilment of conditions precedent and fairness opinion - Acquisition by Barloworld Logistics (Pty) Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Barloworld) ("BWL") of the remaining 25% stake in Barloworld Logistics Africa (Pty) Ltd. ("BLA") from Old Priory Investments (Pty) Ltd. ("Old Priory") ("the transaction").



Further to the announcement dated 25 September 2012 regarding the acquisition by BWL of the remaining 25% stake in BLA from Old Priory, shareholders are advised that all conditions precedent have been fulfilled and the independent expert has opined in writing that the terms of the transaction are fair to Barloworld shareholders. The fairness opinion will lie for inspection at the registered office of the Company being 180 Katherine Street, Sandton for a period of 28 days from the date of this announcement.
25-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
In 2005, BWL entered into an empowerment transaction with Old Priory. In terms of this initial transaction, BWL sold 25% of the shares and claims in BWL to Old Priory and Barloworld provided security for the required loan funding. The shareholders in BLA have decided to enter into a Sale of Shares and Claims agreement whereby BWL will acquire the interests of Old Priory in BLA. This Transaction will unlock value for the minority shareholders at the end of the seven year funding term and provides a platform for growing BLA. The Transaction will be funded from existing funding facilities.



The consideration and conditions precedent

The cash consideration of R125 000 000.00 for the shares will be settled on closing of the Transaction which is expected around 1 October 2012. In addition, the loan funding of R50 242 884.93 (capital and interest) will be settled with Nedbank on 2 October 2012.



The following are the conditions precedent to the Transaction:

* The approval of the Transaction by Old Priory in terms of a special resolution of the shareholders of Old Priory in accordance with section 115 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008.

* Obtaining of all consents and approvals required for the entering into and implementation of the Transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements ("Listings Requirements") of the JSE Ltd.

* Undertaking from Nedbank that payment of the loan funding by BWL on 2 October 2012 will constitute full and final settlement of all amounts due by Old Priory arising from the Nedbank loan funding, and that Barloworld is released from its obligations in terms of the original loan funding agreement.
05-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that management of the company will be attending the Deutsche Bank Global Emerging Markets Conference in New York, USA on 5-7 September 2012. The presentation that will be made at the conference contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
23-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Barloworld has finalised agreements to sell its UK Materials Handling business to Briggs Equipment who will acquire Barloworld's assets and represent the Hyster forklift brand in the UK including Northern Ireland. The transaction is expected to close by 30 September 2012. The purchase price approximates tangible net asset value and will realise cash proceeds of approximately GBP36 million (R465 million). The cash proceeds will be utilised to repay debt and partially fund certain organic and acquisitive growth opportunities for the Barloworld group. The transaction is below the JSE transaction thresholds and is for information purposes only.
28-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement dated 30 May 2012 regarding the acquisition by Barloworld and certain of its subsidiaries of the Bucyrus distribution and support businesses from Eqstra and Caterpillar, shareholders are advised that:

* the conditions to which the acquisition by Barloworld and certain of its subsidiaries of the Bucyrus distribution and support businesses from Eqstra ("Eqstra Acquisition") was subject, including the approval of the South African competition authority, have been fulfilled or waived. The Eqstra Acquisition will be implemented on 29 June 2012;

* Upon implementation of the Eqstra Acquisition all of the conditions to which the acquisition by Barloworld and certain of its subsidiaries of the Bucyrus distribution and support businesses from Caterpillar is subject, including the approval of the South African competition authority, will have been fulfilled or waived, in which event the Caterpillar Acquisition will be implemented on 2 July 2012.
30-May-2012
(Official Notice)
A webcast presentation by the CEO of Barloworld, Mr Clive Thomson, to discuss the transaction was held on 30 May 2012 at 16:00 South Africa time on the Barloworld website www.barloworld.com. Barloworld to acquire Bucyrus distribution and support business from Caterpillar and to acquire Eqstra's Bucyrus distributorship and mining services business. Johannesburg -Barloworld Ltd. (JSE: BAW) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that Barloworld and Caterpillar Global Mining LLC have signed an agreement for Barloworld to acquire the Bucyrus equipment distribution and support business in South Africa and Botswana.



In addition, Caterpillar Global Mining has assigned to Barloworld its agreements with Eqstra NH Equipment (Pty) Ltd. and Eqstra Botswana (Pty) Ltd. (together referred to as "Eqstra") for the purchase of Eqstra's South Africa and Botswana Bucyrus distributorship and mining services businesses. The total transaction, including the former Eqstra mining services businesses, is valued at approximately USD175 million and will be funded using a combination of cash resources, existing facilities and new bridge facilities. Upon completion of these transactions, Barloworld expects to begin providing sales, service and support for all of the former Bucyrus mining products in all its dealership territories in southern Africa. Annual revenues for the Bucyrus distribution and support business in southern Africa for the upcoming 2013 financial year are estimated to be in the range of USD335 million to USD385 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings and headline EPS in the first full financial year ending 30 September 2013.



Subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals, it is anticipated that the transactions will close in the third quarter of calendar 2012. Following completion of the acquisition, approximately 470 former Bucyrus and Eqstra (Bucyrus distributorship business) employees and contract workers are expected to transition to Barloworld.
30-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the cautionary announcement issued on 18 May 2012 is hereby withdrawn and caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in the securities of the Company.
30-May-2012
(Official Notice)
21-May-2012
(C)
18-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Barloworld is in negotiations with Caterpillar Global Mining LLC and some of its subsidiaries for the acquisition of the Bucyrus distribution businesses in certain of our southern African Cat dealership territories which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
10-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Non-executive director Justice SAM Baqwa SC has resigned from the Barloworld board with effect from 10 May 2012 following his appointment as a permanent judge of the North and South Gauteng High Court of South Africa.
09-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The group has continued its strong performance for the first six months to 31 March 2012, with headline earnings per share (HEPS) expected to be 65% to 75% higher than the comparable earnings of last year. Operating results in equipment southern Africa and Russia for the six months were strongly up driven mainly by demand in the mining sector. Construction activity in Angola has continued to improve. In Iberia trading conditions remain very weak and the operating result to March included further restructuring costs to realign the cost base. The Automotive and Logistics division performed well. All business units improved their result on the prior period. The Handling division continued its year on year trading improvement but after currency impact operating profits were flat.



Basic earnings per share are expected to be 15% to 25% higher than last year's comparable earnings, which is lower than the growth in HEPS, due mainly to exceptional gains in the prior year. The increased trading activity in most of our regions has led to higher working capital and net interest-bearing debt, but management remains within its target ranges. Barloworld expects to announce its results for the six months to 31 March 2012 on 21 May 2012.
02-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Babalwa Ngonyama and Ms Neo Phakama Dongwana have been appointed non-executive directors of the board of the company with effect from 1 May 2012. Shareholders are also advised that the board of directors has appointed Babalwa Ngonyama to the audit committee with effect from 1 May 2012.
30-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Barloworld Handling has completed the sale of its US Materials Handling business to Briggs Equipment and LiftOne who will each acquire a portion of Barloworld's assets and represent the Hyster forklift brand in Barloworld's existing dealership territory in the south-east of the United States. The purchase price approximates tangible net asset value and will realise net cash proceeds of approximately USD60 million. The cash will be utilised to repay debt and partially fund a number of exciting organic and acquisitive growth opportunities for the Barloworld group. The transaction is below the JSE transaction thresholds and is for information purposes only.
30-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 152 at a rate of 6% per annum in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2012 (being 6cps) has been declared, on 30 March 2012, to all preference shareholders.

The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Thursday, 19 April 2012

*Preference shares trade "ex" Dividend -- Friday, 20 April 2012

*Record date -- Thursday, 26 April 2012

*Payment date -- Monday, 30 April 2012

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday, 20 April 2012 and Thursday, 26 April 2012, both days inclusive.
29-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that management of the company, will be attending the Merrill Lynch conference at Sun City. The presentation that will be made at the conference contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.

22-Mar-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Barloworld Logistics has entered into a joint venture with diversified logistics company Manline. The CE of Barloworld Logistics, Steve Ford, said the joint venture, to be called "Barloworld Manline Logistics," fitted in with the group's business both culturally and strategically. The deal was effective from the beginning of March 2012.
29-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that non-executive director, Mr MJN Njeke has resigned from the Barloworld board with effect from 29 February 2012 as a result of increased external board commitments.

20-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
The company's Integrated Annual Report for the year ended 30 September 2011 was posted to shareholders on Tuesday 20 December 2011 and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 14 November 2011. The Annual Financial Statements, the unqualified audit report by the company's auditor's Deloitte - Touche, the Integrated Annual Report and Notice of the Annual General Meeting are available for inspection on the group website at www.barloworld.com

The ninety fifth Annual General Meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the Notice of Annual General Meeting forming part of the 2011 Integrated Annual Report.
14-Nov-2011
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 September 2011 increased by 22% to R49.8 billion (2010: R40.8 billion). EBITDA grew to R4 billion (2010: R3.3 billion), operating profit jumped by 51% to R2.3 billion (2010: R1.5 billion), while profit attributable to owners of Barloworld soared to R1 billion (2010: loss of R7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations more than doubled to 464.6cps (2010: 211.5cps).



Dividend

Barloworld declared a final dividend of 105cps.
04-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Trading results were ahead of expectation in the second half and the group has delivered a strong performance for the 2011 financial year. Good growth, driven mainly by the mining sector, led to significantly higher profits in Equipment southern Africa. The Russian Equipment business, the remaining 50% of which was acquired effective 1 October 2010, also delivered an excellent result. Automotive and Logistics produced a pleasing performance in a competitive trading environment, notwithstanding the FIFA World Cup benefit to the 2010 results. Internationally, the Handling division showed a good turnaround from the prior year, while trading conditions in Equipment Iberia remain very difficult. Finance costs were well controlled and we had a strong performance from our joint ventures. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations are expected to be 115% to 125% higher than the 211.5 cents reported in financial year 2010. Group HEPS are expected to be 165% to 175% higher than the 170.9 cents reported in 2010, which included the Scandinavian car rental business as a discontinued operation. Basic earnings per share (including both continuing and discontinued operations) are expected to be between 460 cents and 510 cents compared to a loss of 3 cents in FY2010. Operating cash generation has been strong across the group, which resulted in a further strengthening of our group financial position with a reduction of net debt at September 2011 compared to the prior year. Further progress was made in extending the group's debt maturity profile and to reduce the reliance on short term bank funding. Long-term debt raised during the year included three corporate bonds totalling R1 234 million. These funds were utilised to repay the outstanding balance in respect of the existing corporate bond BAW1 (R1 270 million) which matured in July 2011. Barloworld expects to announce its results for the year to 30 September 2011 on 14 November 2011.
27-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 151 at a rate of 6% per annum for the period ended 30 September 2011 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday, 11 November 2011

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday, 14 November 2011

*Record date -- Friday, 18 November 2011

*Payment date -- Monday, 21 November 2011
19-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
At the meeting of the noteholders of Barloworld held yesterday, 18 October 2011, both the extraordinary resolutions proposed at the meeting amending the terms and conditions of the ZAR10 billion Domestic Medium Term Note and Commercial Paper Programme were approved by the requisite majority of votes. The signed Supplement to the Programme Memorandum will be available with effect from Thursday, 20 October 2011 on both the JSE website (www.jse.co.za) and the Barloworld website (www.barloworld.com).
07-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld were advised that group management of the company, will over the next three days deliver a presentation to investor at the annual Deutsche Bank General Emerging Markets conference in New York. This presentation contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The presentation is available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
01-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that with effect from 21 July 2011 Messrs PJ Blackbeard and G Rodriguez de Castro de los Rios have been appointed to the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and not to the Risk and Sustainability Committee as previously advised. The previous Empowerment and Transformation Committee has been reconstituted as the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee.
28-Jul-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Renault is using newly released software designed by Barloworld subsidiary, Barloworld Supply Chain Software ("SCS') to help lower costs and reduce its carbon footprint. Barloworld SCS' CEO, Richard Frost, says that Barloworld's CAST software is able to assess a global distribution network and determine the optimal location and inventory of warehouses in terms of demand and supply. The unit has more than 600 international clients for the software.
22-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the following appointments to board committees have been made with effect from 21 July 2011: Ms TH Nyasulu and Mr SAM Baqwa to the general purposes committee; Messrs SS Ntsaluba and MJN Njeke to the remuneration committee; Messrs PJ Blackbeard and G Rodriguez de Castro de los Rios to the risk and sustainability committee; subject to approval by shareholders at the next annual general meeting, Mr. SAM Baqwa has been appointed to the audit committee with effect from
17-May-2011
(C)
05-May-2011
(Official Notice)
03-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 150 at a rate of 6% per annum for the period ended 31 March 2011 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday, 27 May 2011

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday, 30 May 2011

*Record date -- Friday, 3 June 2011

*Payment date -- Monday, 6 June 2011
01-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that Mr. Bethuel Ngwenya has been appointed company secretary of Barloworld Ltd with effect from 1 February 2011. Mr. Ngwenya takes over from Mr. Sibani Mngomezulu who has transferred to an executive position at a subsidiary, Barloworld Equipment Africa.
31-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that group and divisional management of the company, today delivered presentations to investors and analysts and answered questions about their operations at an investor day. These presentations contain no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. Investors and analysts had the opportunity to engage with management from the operating divisions (Barloworld Equipment South Africa, Barloworld Equipment southern Africa, Barloworld Equipment Russia and Barloworld Equipment Iberia, Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Handling and Barloworld Logistics). The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.

27-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that all the resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting of Barloworld shareholders held on 26 January 2011, including the special resolution authorising the directors to repurchase issued shares in the ordinary share capital of the Company, were passed with the requisite majorities. The special resolution will be lodged with CIPRO in due course.
27-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
15 Dec 2010 16:07:16
(Official Notice)
The company's annual report for the year ended 30 September 2010 was posted to shareholders on Wednesday 15 December 2010 and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on Wednesday 17 November 2010. The annual financial statements were audited by Deloitte - Touche and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the company's registered office.



Notice of annual general meeting

The ninety fourth annual general meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the 2010 annual report.
22 Nov 2010 09:22:04
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Barloworld plans to start distributing two ranges of low-cost tractors from India and south Korea. Clive Thomson, the listed distribution group's chief executive, said last week that the distribution of these ranges was the group's strategy to address the increasing demand in emerging markets for low cost tractors. Barloworld's agricultural arm, which forms part of the group's handling division; already distributes Massey Ferguson and Claas tractors, but both are premium products. Thomson said the group's agricultural business in South Africa was affected in the second half of its financial year to September principally by the lower maize price, which led to farmers either deferring tractor purchases or buying down. Barloworld will distribute tractors made in India by Tractors and Farm Equipment (Tafe) but branded Massey Ferguson.
18 Nov 2010 08:19:24
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that Barloworld anticipates growth opportunities from its planned acquisition of the outstanding 50 percent shareholding in the Russian Caterpillar equipment joint venture and the acquisition of Bucryrus International. Barloworld chief executive Clive Thomson said the acquisition from the Wagner family in Denver in the US was in line with the group's strategy to grow its core Caterpillar equipment business and positioned Barloworld with a massive growth opportunity through eastern and western Siberia and the Russian Far East. Thomson added the timing of Barloworld's acquisition of the remaining shareholding in the Russian dealership could not be better, as the order books were starting to rebuild in Russia.
17 Nov 2010 08:59:39
(C)
17 Nov 2010 08:13:13
(Official Notice)
Barloworld announced it has reached agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shareholding in its Russian Caterpillar equipment joint venture (Vostochnaya Technica) for USD52 million (approximately R365 million) ("The Transaction"). The transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other approvals.
05 Nov 2010 11:01:42
(Official Notice)
Trading results improved significantly in the second half of this financial year compared with the first half. Increased demand, mainly in the southern African mining sector, led to higher profits in Equipment southern Africa in the six months to September 2010. Automotive continued to produce good results in a competitive trading environment, notwithstanding lower used vehicle profitability. Trading in international operations remained difficult but results were better than the first half as the restructuring activities yielded cost reductions. Further savings were made in net finance charges, as borrowings declined on the back of strong cash flows, while interest rates remained low. Following the drop in profits in the first half of the year, results for the twelve months to 30 September 2010 are expected to be lower than those for last year.



Operating profits are expected to be 25% to 35% lower than last year. Group headline earnings per share (HEPS) and headline earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be 35% to 45% lower than financial year 2009. The decline in HEPS is mainly attributable to the lower operating profit, a higher average taxation rate and reduced contributions from associates. Basic earnings per share (including both continuing and discontinued operations) are expected to be between breakeven and a loss of 10 cents compared to a profit of 322 cents in FY 2009. This is mainly due to the lower HEPS, the loss incurred on the disposal of the Scandinavian Car Rental business, as well as the Logistics goodwill impairment booked in the first half of the year.



Operating cash generation has been strong across the group, resulting in a further strengthening of the group balance sheet. The disposal of the Scandinavian business in July reduced borrowings by almost R1 billion. In September, new long-term bonds were issued in the South African corporate debt market, raising R1 billion. The proceeds were used to repay short-term debt. Barloworld Ltd expects to announce its results for the year to 30 September 2010 on 17 November 2010.
20 Oct 2010 17:36:09
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 149 at a rate of 6% per annum for the period ended 30 September 2010 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

* Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend : Friday, 5 November 2010

* Preference shares trade "ex" dividend : Monday, 8 November 2010

* Record date : Friday, 12 November 2010

* Payment date : Monday, 15 November 2010

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 8 November 2010 and Friday 12 November 2010, both days inclusive.
01 Oct 2010 12:05:47
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that the following directors, Mr Mfundiso Johnson Ntabankulu Njeke and Mr Peter John Bulterman are appointed as members of the Risk and Sustainability Committee with effect from 1 October 2010.
02 Sep 2010 08:24:01
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that Barloworld has sold its remaining 50% shareholding in Subaru Southern Africa to Toyota Tsusho Corporation. The value of the transaction, which was effective from 31 August 2010, was undisclosed. Barloworld Automotive chief executive Martin Laubscher said that the transaction further aligned the firm to its core business model. Barloworld spokesman Sibani Mngomezulu said Subaru Southern Africa was an importer and distribution business for a niche product that was not a strategic fit for Barloworld Automotive. Mngomezulu added that the sale of the remaining shareholding in the business was prompted by Barloworld and the transaction should not have any impact on its employees because Subaru Southern Africa was a going concern.
01 Sep 2010 08:08:07
(Official Notice)
Barloworld and Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced that Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) and its subsidiary Toyota Tsusho Africa, have acquired the remaining 50% shareholding in Subaru Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd which was previously held by Barloworld. Effective 31 August 2010, Subaru Southern Africa will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
02 Jul 2010 11:12:17
(Official Notice)
18 May 2010 08:13:47
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Barloworld is continuing to expand and transform the company's power systems business as electricity constraints mount in sub-Saharan Africa. Barloworld Power benefited immensely from the power shortages in South Africa in 2008. The company has invested R100 million to acquire a Boksburg facility to expand its power-systems division and has won a R250 million contract in Namibia.
10 May 2010 09:25:53
(C)
26 Apr 2010 17:33:41
(Official Notice)
Headline earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 30 and 50 cents compared to the 199.6 cents reported in the prior period. Group headline earnings per share from both continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 1 cent and 15 cents per share (2009: 146.4 cents) due to the lower earnings from continuing operations and losses incurred in the car rental Scandinavian operations.
26 Apr 2010 16:30:15
(Official Notice)
Trading in equipment southern Africa for the six months to March 2010 declined significantly due to the slowdown in construction and mining, particularly in South Africa and Angola, compared to the record performance in the prior period. Order books are however trending upwards for the first time in eighteen months with some major tenders pending which, if successful, will materially impact these order books. All segments within the automotive division continued to perform well. Trading conditions in international handling, logistics and equipment operations remained very difficult and further restructuring charges were incurred in Barworld's equipment business in Spain to realign the cost base with lower activity levels. Strong positive cash flows have been generated due largely to working capital reductions in equipment southern Africa. Headline earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 30 and 50 cents compared to the 199.6 cents reported in the prior period. Group headline earnings per share from both continuing and discontinued operations are expected to show a small profit per share (2009: 146.4 cents) due to the lower earnings from continuing operations and losses incurred in the car rental Scandinavian operations. Group basic earnings per share for the six months to March 2010 are expected to be a loss of between 60 cents and 80 cents compared to a profit of 183.3 cents in the prior year. This is a result of the lower headline earnings referred to above and a goodwill impairment of R152 million due to the decline in profitability of the group's Middle East logistics operations.
14 Apr 2010 12:11:07
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 148 at a rate of 6% per annum for the period ended 31 March 2010 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend - Friday, 07 May 2010

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend - Monday, 10 May 2010

*Record date - Friday, 14 May 2010

*Payment date - Monday, 17 May 2010
03 Mar 2010 15:33:22
(Official Notice)
Following an independent audit of Barloworld's Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) scorecard, the group is pleased to announce that it has achieved a consolidated Level 3 B-BBEE rating. This rating is based on the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) B-BBEE scorecard. Barloworld also obtained independent ratings of its material South African subsidiaries and, in this regard, Avis Rent a Car excelled by achieving a Level 2 rating while Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Motor Retail, Barloworld Handling and Agriculture all achieved a commendable Level 3.



Barloworld is committed to being a champion for transformation through the empowerment of previously disadvantaged individuals. In 2008, the company successfully completed a B-BBEE transaction which saw an effective 29% empowerment of its South African businesses, following a transaction which incorporated a number of parties including thousands of South African based employees as well as community service groups, an education trust and various strategic black partners, certain of whom work as full time executives in the business. The CEOs of Barloworld Equipment South Africa, Barloworld Logistics and Barloworld Motor Retail southern Africa are all black executives. Internal transformation initiatives around employment equity continue and Khanyisile Kweyama group executive, Global human resources and transformation, also launched gender empowerment initiatives in 2008 which are aimed at inspiring and retaining quality female managers and promoting gender equality across the group.

Several initiatives have taken place on the skills development front. In October 2009 Barloworld officially opened its R120-million Technical Training Centre, including a R57 million student housing complex in Isando. The project aims to train artisans both locally and in the rest of Africa where the company has customers to service our Caterpillar equipment. We have also recently opened a leadership development centre at Barlow Park, Sandton which continues our commitment to leadership and skills training.
01 Feb 2010 08:51:36
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld were advised that group and divisional management of the company, today delivered presentations to investors and analysts and answered questions about their operations at an investor day. These presentations contain no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. Investors and analysts had the opportunity to engage with management from the five operating divisions (Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Finanzauto, Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Handling and Barloworld Logistics). The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
28 Jan 2010 14:51:14
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that all the resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting of Barloworld shareholders held on 28 January 2010, including the special resolutions authorising the directors of Barloworld to repurchase shares, increase the authorised share capital and the provision of financial assistance for the purchase of or subscription for shares in respect of the Barloworld Forfeitable share plan upon terms expressly set out in the share scheme rules were passed with the requisite majorities. The special resolutions will be lodged with CIPRO in due course.
28 Jan 2010 12:54:50
(Official Notice)
In line with lower activity levels in the mining and construction sectors, first quarter trading results for the southern African equipment division are well down on last year. Construction activity is being affected by the deferral and in some cases the postponement of projects. However, a commodity led recovery in mining in the last quarter of 2010. Maintaining after sales support for the large active Caterpillar machine population will remain a focus for the year.



The Spanish economy remains weak with little sign of recovery expected before the end of 2010.



In Siberia, first financial quarter trading was down on last year due mainly to the slowdown in mining spend and delays on infrastructure projects. However, there are improving signs following rises in commodity prices.



The automotive business is trading ahead of the prior year in the first financial quarter. The motor retail operations experienced a significant improvement in used vehicle profitability, while new car sales are showing some sign of recovery.



All of the handling businesses continued to experience difficult trading conditions in the first financial quarter with activity levels below last year



The group will continue to focus on generating positive cash flows, reducing capital expenditure, cutting expenses and optimising working capital. Skills retention and skills development remain a strategic priority.
11 Dec 2009 15:10:49
(Official Notice)
The company's annual report for the year ended 30 September 2009 was posted to shareholders on Friday 11 December 2009 and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 16 November 2009. The annual financial statements were audited by Deloitte - Touche and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the company's registered office.



The ninety third annual general meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Thursday, 28 January 2010 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the 2009 annual report.
16 Nov 2009 10:34:14
(Official Notice)
The total dividend for the year ended 30 September 2009 is 110 cents per share and not 100 cents per share as reflected in the results released on SENS earlier this morning.
16 Nov 2009 08:49:53
(C)
05 Nov 2009 17:42:27
(Official Notice)
Barloworld Namibia has been awarded an EPCT (engineer procure, construct, turnkey) contract valued at R250 million (NAD250 million) by the Namibian electricity utility, NamPower, for a new power station at Walvis Bay. The project will be carried out by Barloworld Power, the southern African dealer for Cat power products and the Barloworld group's specialist turnkey power solutions provider.
05 Nov 2009 14:58:29
(Official Notice)
Despite the difficult trading environment, Equipment southern Africa delivered a solid operating performance albeit weaker in the second half of the year. The Automotive division performed well in a very difficult year for the industry. The southern Africa Handling and Logistics businesses returned satisfactory results. In the international operations the depressed economic conditions translated into lower levels of activity impacting both revenue and profit.



While operating profits are expected to be 20% to 30% lower, basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations are expected to be 40% to 50% lower than the prior year. The decline in earnings is mainly attributable to the lower operating profit, restructuring charges to realign our cost base with lower activity levels, adverse fair value adjustments on financial instruments due to the stronger rand and higher finance costs. Basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share (including both continuing and discontinued operations) are expected to decline by 45% to 55% mainly due to lower earnings from continuing operations and losses incurred in the Scandinavian car rental operations which are disclosed as discontinued.



Operating cash generation has been strong resulting in a further strengthening of the group balance sheet. In addition, improvements were made to the company's debt profile this year. In October 2008 a seven year corporate bond of R750 million was issued in the South African market at a fixed interest rate of 11.67% per annum. The proceeds were utilised to repay short term debt. Subsequently, a R700 million five year loan facility was concluded with a local bank and in September 2009 the UK syndicated facility was renewed ahead of its maturity in 2010, for an amount of GBP80 million. Barloworld expects to announce its results for the year to 30 September 2009 on 16 November 2009.
05 Nov 2009 12:14:20
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 147 at a rate of 6% per annum for the year ended 30 September 2009 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday, 20 November 2009

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday, 23 November 2009

*Record date -- Friday, 27 November 2009

*Payment date -- Monday, 30 November 2009
19 Oct 2009 08:39:41
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Barloworld's logistics unit won the first enviro award in the annual logistics achiever awards hosted by Logistics News for its use of a customised software tool. The tool allows companies to measure and reduce the effects of carbon emissions in their supply networks.
01 Oct 2009 10:51:19
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that:

*An additional two independent non-executive directors have been appointed to the risk and sustainability committee. Mr Sango Siviwe Ntsaluba replaces Mr Donald Gert Wilson as chairman and Mr Alexander Gordon Kelso Hamilton is appointed a member to the committee with effect from 1 October 2009.

*Mr Peter John Bulterman is appointed an executive director to the Barloworld Ltd board with effect from 1 October 2009.
16 Sep 2009 08:27:33
(Official Notice)
It is hereby announced that Mr Mfundiso Johnson Ntabankulu Njeke is appointed as an independent non-executive director to the Barloworld Ltd board and a member of the Audit Committee with effect from 16 September 2009.
07 Sep 2009 10:06:48
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that divisional management of the company, delivered presentations to investors and analysts and answered questions about their operations at an investor site visit in South Africa. These presentations contain no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. Investors and analysts had the opportunity to engage with management from three operating divisions as follows; Barloworld Equipment southern Africa, Barloworld Automotive and Barloworld Logistics. The presentations are available at the investor centre on the Barloworld website.
21 May 2009 15:27:34
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail quoted Barloworld CE, Clive Thomson, as saying that the overall trading environment is likely to remain difficult in the second half. However, he added that the group is expected to be strongly cash-positive by the end of 2009. In addition, Barloworld has already cut costs by R144 million.
11 May 2009 08:42:25
(C)
Revenue increased to R22.5 billion (R21.2 billion) for the six months to 31 March 2009. Operating profit declined to R1 billion (R1.3 billion) and the net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R382 million (R1 billion). In addition, headline earnings fell to 146.4cps (370.2cps).



Dividend

An interim ordinary dividend of 40cps has been declared.



Prospects

Barloworld's strategy is to further strengthen its balance sheet by focusing on cash flow and debt reduction. The company has experienced good operating cash flows in the first half of the year even though the higher activity levels in equipment southern Africa contributed to an increased investment in working capital. Management expects to reverse the working capital outflow in the second half and forecasts the group to be strongly cash positive as Barloworld delivers the firm order book in the back end of the year.
05 May 2009 16:09:27
(Official Notice)
Trading in equipment southern Africa for the six months to March 2009 continued to be strong and the automotive division performed well in difficult markets. The challenging trading conditions prevailed in our international operations and restructuring charges of approximately R114 million, principally in Iberia, were incurred to realign our cost base with lower activity levels. Negative financial instrument adjustments and higher net finance costs also impacted the group's profits in the first half of 2009. While operating profits are expected to be 15% to 25% lower, headline earnings per share from continuing operations is expected to decrease by 40% to 50% for the period. Basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months to March 2009 are expected to be 60% to 70% lower than last year mainly due to the lower headline earnings from continuing operations referred to above and the fact that discontinued operations in the prior year included a R332 million gain on the disposal of the laboratory business. Barloworld Ltd expects to announce its results for the six months to 31 March 2009 on 11 May 2009.
28 Apr 2009 15:28:51
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 146 at the rate of 6% per annum for the six months ended 31 March 2009 (being 6cps) be declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Date of declaration -- Tuesday, 28 April 2009

*Last day to trade preference shares cum dividend -- Friday, 15 May 2009

*Preference shares trade ex dividend -- Monday, 18 May 2009

*Record date -- Friday, 22 May 2009

*Payment date -- Monday, 25 May 2009
03 Apr 2009 08:28:22
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that several parties have expressed interest in Barloworld's Scandinavian car rental business. Barloworld announced in 2008 that it wanted to sell the loss-making division by September 2009. This is despite doubts that a buyer will be found by then.
23 Feb 2009 14:25:27
(Official Notice)
A number of analysts are visiting operations of Barloworld in Angola during the first half of this week. A presentation will be made by operational management which contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The operation being visited is Barloworld Equipment in Luanda. The presentation can be found in the investor section of the company's website www.barloworld.com
02 Feb 2009 15:48:00
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that all the resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting of Barloworld shareholders held on 29 January 2009, including the special resolution authorising the directors of Barloworld to repurchase shares were passed with the requisite majorities. The special resolution will be registered with CIPRO.
02 Feb 2009 13:53:01
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that group and divisional management of the company, today delivered presentations to investors and analysts and answered questions about their operations at an investor day. These presentations contain no new material information on current trading or future financial performance.



Investors and analysts had the opportunity to engage with management from the five operating divisions (Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Handling, Barloworld Logistics and Barloworld Finanzauto). The presentations are available on the Barloworld website, www.barloworld.com.
30 Jan 2009 11:01:23
(Official Notice)
It was announced that non-executive director, Mr MJ Levett resigned from the Barloworld board with effect from 30 January 2009.
29 Jan 2009 13:29:02
(Official Notice)
The equipment division in southern Africa continues to experience ongoing demand in the mining sector, driven mainly by a strong performance in coal and iron ore, as well as the delivery of back orders, despite some projects being deferred. Construction demand relating to infrastructure projects is expected to remain strong in the period leading up to 2010. The power systems business continues to show growth and is well placed to respond to any increase in demand. Trading results in the first quarter were well ahead of last year. Activity levels are expected to slow over the balance of the year. In Iberia, the Spanish economy continues to deteriorate. The banking sector remains risk averse, and the measures announced by the Government to stimulate the economy are only expected to impact business in late 2009 and 2010. Trading has been negatively impacted and revenue was 35% down in the first quarter. Significant restructuring and cost reduction plans have been initiated which should start to have a positive impact in the second half. The global economic environment continues to deteriorate and trading conditions will be difficult in most of the Barloworld markets and geographies in 2009. We are taking the necessary steps to cut expenses, reduce capital expenditure and optimise working capital.
28 Jan 2009 09:16:14
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Barloworld has established a new unit called Barloworld Power. The new unit will capitalise on opportunities in all aspects of generator power supplied to industry and business in southern Africa.
08 Jan 2009 09:37:18
(Media Comment)
Barloworld remains the Financial Mail's top pick in the general industrials sector for 2009. The magazine says that the group's two-year restructuring process has left Barloworld with greater focus, while still owning some quality businesses. The group's capital equipment operations in Southern Africa, its small but growing business in Siberia, and its logistics division are said to possess a lot of momentum going forward.
12 Dec 2008 11:14:49
(Official Notice)
The company's annual report for the year ended 30 September 2008 was posted to shareholders on Thursday 11 December 2008 and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on Monday 17 November 2008. The annual financial statements were audited by Deloitte - Touche and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the company's registered office.



Notice of annual general meeting

The ninety second annual general meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office 180 Katherine Street Sandton on Thursday, 29 January 2009 at 12:30 for the purpose of conducting the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the 2008 annual report.
17 Nov 2008 10:36:04
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04 Nov 2008 16:11:23
(Official Notice)
The Equipment southern Africa business has continued to deliver a strong operating performance on the back of robust demand in the mining and construction sectors. Equipment Iberia has felt the effects of the significant construction downturn in the second half of the financial year, while Equipment Siberia has continued to trade well. In the Automotive division, Motor retail southern Africa has been impacted by tough trading conditions, while car rental has seen reduced rental day growth, lower fleet utilisation and reduced used vehicle profits. Avis Fleet Services and Motor Australia produced solid results. Within the Handling division, the businesses in Belgium and the Netherlands performed well as did the handling and agriculture operations in South Africa. However, this was offset by weaker performances in the USA and UK due to the worsening economic environments. The Logistics division has performed well, mainly due to organic growth in southern Africa.



Overall trading profit for the group is expected to show strong growth on the prior year, driven by the Equipment division. Growth in headline earnings per share from continuing operations will be impacted by a number of largely once-off items in the current and prior financial years. These include:

* In the financial year ended 30 September 2008, the implementation of the recently approved black economic empowerment transaction; which is expected to result in a non-cash IFRS 2 charge of R296 million after tax (145cps) .

* In the previous year a gain of R294 million (145cps) arose from the initial marking to market of PPC shares held to service obligations in respect of the share option scheme.

* In the previous year a STC charge of R125 million (62cps) was incurred in respect of the special dividend paid in April 2007.

As a consequence of the above items, headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations is expected to be 5% to 15% lower than for the prior year . Adjusting for the above items results in an expected increase in normalised HEPS from continuing operations of 25% to 35% compared to last year.
29 Oct 2008 15:10:23
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 145 at a rate of 6% per annum for the year ended 30 September 2008 (being 6cps) has been declared to all preference shareholders. The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday, 14 November 2008

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday, 17 November 2008

*Record date -- Friday, 21 November 2008

*Payment date -- Monday, 24 November 2008
23 Oct 2008 17:02:39
(Official Notice)
Barloworld and Toyota Tsusho Corporation are pleased to announce that Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) and its subsidiary Toyota Tsusho (Africa), have effectively acquired a 50% shareholding in Subaru Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd which was previously 100% held by Barloworld. Effective 1st November 2008, shareholding in Subaru Southern Africa will be Barloworld 50%, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) 30%, and its local subsidiary Toyota Tsusho (Africa) 20%.
08 Oct 2008 10:31:06
(Official Notice)
Mr Isaac Shongwe, currently CEO of Barloworld Logistics Africa and executive director of Barloworld Ltd, will become CEO of the entire Barloworld Logistics division, including its international operations, with effect from 1 January 2009.



Ms Sibongile Mkhabela assumes chairmanship of the Empowerment and Transformation Committee and Messrs Clive Thomson and Isaac Shongwe become members of that Committee with effect from 6 October 2008.
30 Sep 2008 16:39:33
(Official Notice)
Mr Peter Montagu Surgey retired from Barloworld's board of directors.
08 Sep 2008 15:24:50
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the general meeting held on Monday, 8 September 2008 to consider the subscription of a 10% shareholding in the ordinary share capital of Barloworld by a broad-based grouping of black entities, as detailed in the circular sent on Friday, 15 August 2008, all of the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the general meeting were passed.
05 Aug 2008 15:36:17
(Official Notice)
28 Jul 2008 16:34:21
(Official Notice)
Mr Sango Siviwe Ntsaluba was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Barloworld with effect from 28 July 2008. Mr Ntsaluba has also been appointed as a member of the audit committee of the company.
12 Jun 2008 07:41:03
(Official Notice)
12 May 2008 08:47:58
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations rose by 8% to R21.7 billion (R20 billion), while operating profit increased by 30% to R1 279 million (R987 million). Net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R1 billion (R786 million). However because of the disposal of the coatings division, headline earnings on a per share basis declined to 370.2cps (466.6cps).



Dividend

An ordinary interim dividend of 100cps has been declared.



Outlook

Growth in the mining and construction sectors in southern Africa is expected to ensure continued high levels of demand for Caterpillar equipment products and solutions. The electricity shortage in South Africa is also creating increased demand for power generation products. The Siberian equipment business is expected to grow strongly. In Spain, the construction industry is slowing considerably. Housing construction has been most affected, while the public works segment which represents the majority of Spanish revenues has been affected to a lesser extent. Power systems demand remains strong and there are signs of increased activity in Portugal.



Motor vehicle retail sales are expected to remain depressed in South Africa following the recent increases in interest rates, while conditions in Australia should remain favourable. Increased vehicle utilisation in southern Africa and the high season in Scandinavia are expected to produce improved profits from car rental in the second half of the year. In the handling division Barloworld expects the strong contribution from the southern African businesses to continue. The group anticipates modest growth in Europe, while trading conditions in the US are likely to remain very difficult with the economy potentially entering a recession. The logistics division will be boosted by the international acquisitions and continued organic growth in Africa.



The group's operating performance is expected to remain strong, driven by the equipment business in southern Africa. Headline earnings per share from continuing operations for the full year will not match the growth achieved in the first half due to the expected non-cash charge for the BEE transaction and the financial instrument gain earned in the second half of last year from the marking to market of the PPC shares.
08 May 2008 18:07:09
(Official Notice)
*Reported earnings per share is expected to increase by 25% to 35%,

*Reported headline earnings per share (including both continuing and discontinued operations) of 467 cents in the half year to March 2007 is expected to decline by 15% to 25%.

These earnings measures are not comparable to the prior period due to the unbundling of PPC, the disposal of Melles Griot, the unbundling of Freeworld Coatings and the disposal of the Laboratory business. Barloworld expects to announce its results for the half year to March 2008 on 12 May 2008.
25 Apr 2008 07:36:12
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend Number 144 at the rate of 6% per annum for the six months ended 31 March 2008 (being six cents per share) be declared to all preference shareholders.



The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Date of declaration Friday, 25 April 2008

*Last day to trade preference shares cum dividend Friday, 16 May 2008

*Preference shares trade ex dividend Monday, 19 May 2008

*Record date Friday, 23 May 2008

*Payment date Monday, 26 May 2008

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 19 May 2008 and Friday, 23 May 2008, both days inclusive.
07 Apr 2008 13:47:35
(Official Notice)
Following the announcement during March that it had acquired the Swift Group in Dubai and was in the process of finalising a further acquisition, Barloworld Logistics today announced the acquisition of Hong Kong based logistics company Flynt International for USD13 million. The purchase price is subject to final adjustment based on profit and other warranties to be achieved. Flynt International is a privately held company and has been operating since 1980. Flynt currently employ more than 130 staff with the majority based in Hong Kong. Other regional offices are located in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
13 Mar 2008 12:55:02
(Official Notice)
Barloworld Logistics, supply chain management subsidiary of industrial multinational Barloworld, announced a major growth initiative by acquiring Dubai-based Swift Group and its affiliates in the Far East, India, UAE, Africa and Germany.
06 Mar 2008 08:02:36
(Official Notice)
The company has undertaken a review of all its secondary listings with a view to maintaining cost effectiveness while not detracting from the standard practice of acting in the best interests of shareholders at all times. A review of the trading history of the company's securities over the past two years on the Swiss Stock Exchange, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Euronext Brussels has revealed such low volumes that it no longer justifies the expense and administration of maintaining these listings. The company will continue to be primarily listed on the JSE Ltd and secondary listed on the London Stock Exchange.
04 Mar 2008 15:56:00
(Media Comment)
29 Feb 2008 14:22:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Barloworld are advised that divisional management of the company, today delivered presentations to investors and analysts and answered questions about their operations at an offsite investor day. These presentations contain no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. Investors and analysts had the opportunity to engage with management form the four operating divisions (Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Handling and Barloworld Logistics).
27 Feb 2008 10:49:38
(Official Notice)
Khanyisile Kweyama, (Khanya) has been appointed as Group Executive: Human Resources and Transformation with immediate effect.
06 Jul 2006 08:23:13
(Official Notice)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced that the proposed takeover of Wattyl Ltd by Barloworld Ltd would, in the opinion of the ACCC, substantially lessen competition in the Australian architectural and decorative paint market.
20 Jun 2006 15:55:43
(Official Notice)
Barloworld repurchased 6 310 097 ordinary shares (3.00% of the issued ordinary shares) on the open market of the JSE on 24 May 06. The treasury shares had been funded from available cash resources.
19 Jun 2006 12:33:51
(Media Comment)
Barloworld has extended its takeover bid for Wattyl. Business Report stated that it is currently waiting for a regulatory ruling and is in talks with the Australian competition authorities.

05 Jun 2006 13:40:03
(Official Notice)
Mr LS Day will retire as a director of the company and Chief Executive of the Barloworld Equipment division with effect from 1 December 2006. Mr CB Thomson, currently Finance Director of the company, will replace Mr Day as Chief Executive of the Barloworld Equipment division. Mr Thomson will assume his new responsibilities prior to Mr Day's departure in order to ensure an orderly handover of responsibilities. Mr DG Wilson will join the company on 1 August 2006 and has been recommended by the Nomination Committee to succeed Mr Thomson as Finance Director.
23 May 2006 17:48:42
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the special resolution granting a specific authority to Barloworld to acquire 19 090 900 ordinary par value shares in the issued ordinary share capital of Barloworld from Barloworld Investments (Pty) Ltd was passed on Thursday, 18 May 2006. The special resolution has been registered by the Registrar of Companies and the shares have been cancelled.
18 May 2006 12:56:45
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the ordinary resolution and the special resolution were duly passed by the requisite majority votes. The special resolution granting a specific authority to the directors to acquire 19 090 900 ordinary par value shares in the issued ordinary share capital of the company from Barloworld Investments (Pty) Ltd was adopted and will be lodged with the Registrar of Companies in due course.
16 May 2006 11:26:54
(Media Comment)
Business Day noted that Barloworld's share price plummeted 6.35% on 15 May 06. The newspaper cited flat interim profits as a reason for the drop.
15 May 2006 09:24:12
(C)
Group revenue grew by 8% due to increased activity in the cement, equipment, coatings and motor businesses within southern Africa. Operating profit increased by 16%, with margins rising to 9.0% (8.4%). Notable results were the strong performance of the cement business and the turnaround in the scientific operations. Cash generated from operations increased by 30% to R1 913 million. Headline earnings per share increased by 10% to 402c per share. The dividend has been increased by 15% to 150c per share for the interim period.



Outlook

The southern African operations contributed 85% of operating profit for the period and their strong performance is expected to continue. In particular, the civil construction sector is forecast to enter a period of sustained growth as government and private enterprise starts to invest in infrastructure and growth opportunities. The mining industry is also starting to invest in major expansion projects. This will benefit our cement, equipment and logistics divisions. Firmer rental rates and continued strong rental and new vehicle demand should boost the result from our motor division, and the coatings division should benefit from the growth initiatives put in place in the first half. In Spain, the construction outlook remains buoyant and strong public

infrastructure spend is expected to continue for the medium-term.
12 May 2006 13:28:02
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 13 February 2006 and 24 March 2006 relating to Barloworld's conditional takeover offer for Wattyl. To date, none of the conditions of the offer have been met, including specifically approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC"). Barloworld is continuing its discussions with the ACCC and the offer was recently extended to 16 June 2006. Contrary to reports in various media, Barloworld has no direct or indirect ownership in Wattyl. As at 12 May 2006, Barloworld has however received acceptances totaling 9.72% pursuant to the offer. Barloworld will not pay for these Wattyl shares, nor will become the legal owner of the shares, until such time as the offer conditions are either satisfied or waived. Shareholders will be updated on any material developments relating to the offer.
03 May 2006 14:58:15
(Official Notice)
Barloworld today announced that it had received unconditional approval from the South African Competition Commission for its acquisition of Midas Paints (Pty) Ltd. Midas Paints trades as Midas Earthcote. The effective date of the acquisition will be from May 2006. The deal, which was originally announced on 1 September 2005, will see Midas become part of Barloworld's South African coatings operations.



Midas will be run as a separate entity within Barloworld Coatings, and existing management and staff, including Mike Vadas, will be retained. The business will report to Ebrahim Mohammed, Managing Director of Barloworld Coatings' Other Africa operations.
02 May 2006 09:48:25
(Official Notice)
Barloworld is in discussions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) regarding the form of an undertaking in relation to its takeover offer for Wattyl. As part of that process, Barloworld has provided the ACCC with details of the assets it is prepared to divest. It is Barloworld's intention that the ACCC commence market inquiries in relation to the potential divestment as soon as the form of the undertaking is considered to be appropriate by the ACCC.
12 Apr 2006 12:59:31
(Official Notice)
Barloworld and Barloworld Investments entered into a share acquisition and disposal agreement on 05 April 2006. In terms of that agreement, Barloworld will, subject to the approval of Barloworld ordinary shareholders, acquire from Barloworld Investments a total of 19 090 900 Barloworld shares, constituting 8.3% of the entire ordinary issued share capital of Barloworld ("treasury shares"). The acquisition will occur on or about 22 May 2006. It is intended that the shares will be acquired at market value. The repurchase of the treasury shares is being conducted in order to simplify the capital structure of the company. The treasury shares will, following their acquisition, be cancelled as issued shares and restored to the status of authorised shares.



Circular and general meeting

A circular has been posted to shareholders today, 12 April 2006, including a notice convening a general meeting to be held at 10:00 on Thursday, 18 May 2006 at 180 Katherine Street, Sandton for the purpose of considering and if deemed fit passing the special resolution necessary to implement the repurchase.
24 Mar 2006 16:57:32
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement of 13 February 2006 detailing Barloworld's intention to make a recommended cash offer for all the fully paid ordinary shares in Wattyl Ltd for AUD3.80 per share ("the offer"). The announcement stated that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) would undertake market enquiries to address competition concerns. Yesterday, the ACCC released a "Statement of Issues" which summarises its position on the offer. Barloworld notes the early release by the ACCC of its Statement of Issues in connection with the offer. After conducting market enquiries, the ACCC has formed the preliminary view that a merger of the second and third largest suppliers of architectural and decorative paint has the potential to lead to a significant reduction in competition and increased prices. As is pointed out in the Statement of Issues, it is the ACCC's preliminary view only and not a final decision about the proposed acquisition. The ACCC will now proceed to a second phase of further market enquiries pursuant to the ACCC's Merger Review Process Guidelines. It is noted that the ACCC's guidelines state: "Providing a Statement of Issues does not indicate that the ACCC is likely to oppose the merger or that it will not ultimately receive approval." The issues raised in the Statement of Issues are matters which Barloworld is discussing with the ACCC. Barloworld remains convinced of the benefits to the industry and consumers of the merger and will continue to work with the ACCC to address its concerns. If appropriate, Barloworld will provide certain undertakings to the ACCC.
13 Feb 2006 08:44:47
(Official Notice)
Barloworld intends to make a recommended cash offer of AUD3.80 per ordinary Wattyl Ltd share. The offer values Wattyl at AUD321 million. The directors of Wattyl evaluated Barloworld's proposed offer and unanimously agreed to recommend that Wattyl shareholders accept the offer in the absence of a superior proposal. All Wattyl directors intend to accept the Barloworld offer for their personal shareholdings in the absence of a superior proposal.
10 Feb 2006 08:30:05
(Official Notice)
Barloworld announced that the evaluation of the company's alternatives in respect of its position in the coating industry in Australia, which ANZ Investment Bank was assisting the group, was close to finalisation. Barloworld urged shareholders to exercise caution when dealing with the group's shares.
26 Jan 2006 14:03:33
(Official Notice)
At the company's AGM held on 26 January 2006 all the resolutions proposed at the AGM, including the special resolution authorising the directors of Barloworld to repurchase shares were passed with the requisite majorities.
28 Dec 2005 11:16:07
(Official Notice)
Barloworld has been advised of the recent takeover offer by Allco Equity Partners Ltd for Wattyl Ltd. Barloworld has a significant investment in the coatings industry in Australia through its Taubmans, Bristol and White Knight brands and its colourant systems offer. It has appointed ANZ Investment Bank to review the terms of the Allco proposal and advise it on a range of alternatives. Barloworld expects to complete its consideration in early February 2006.
20 Dec 2005 12:58:51
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's 2005 annual report containing the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2005 was posted to shareholders today, Tuesday, 20 December 2005 and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on 16 November 2005.



The eighty ninth annual general meeting of Barloworld will be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, on Thursday, 26 January 2006.
21 Nov 2005 12:41:44
(Media Comment)
Commenting on investors concerns of future performance of the group's international operations, Barloworld's chief executive, Tony Phillips, told Business Times he was confident that international business would contribute to increased earnings after a restructuring exercise.
16 Nov 2005 08:41:21
(C)
Revenues increased by 7% to R39.4 billion (R36.7 billion). Strong growth in the South African motor and building and construction industries contributed to good performances from the motor, cement and lime and coatings segments. Operating profit before goodwill amortisation rose by 17% to R3. 48 billion (R2.98 billion) and profit margins continued the six year trend of improvement, rising from 8.1% last year to 8.8%. Finance costs reduced to R463 million (R474 million) mainly due to lower South African interest rates and interest cover increased to 5.9 times (4.5 times). Income from investments declined to R187 million (R259 million) following the sale of the equipment finance business last year. Taxation increased by 16% to R1 033 million (R888 million). Income from associates and joint ventures decreased by R50 million, largely as a result of the exclusion of R34 million contributed in 2004 by Avis Southern Africa Ltd before it became a wholly-owned subsidiary. Exceptional profits of R4 million (R40 million) included gains on disposal of properties, investments and subsidiaries of R25 million less impairments of goodwill and capital assets of R21 million. Headline earnings per share rose by 5% to 894c (853c).



Dividend

A dividend of 325cps (265cps) has been declared for the period.



Outlook

A positive outlook enhanced by the prospect of further corporate activity, South Africa appears set on a course of strong economic growth, backed by increasing business confidence, sound fiscal policies and a willingness by government to increase infrastructure spending. The group's southern African businesses are well positioned to take advantage of the organic growth opportunities that should present themselves under this positive growth scenario. The Iberian Caterpillar business is operating in a mature construction environment, but Barloworld will continue to look for new sources of revenue. Management initiatives are set to generate an improved contribution from industrial distribution and scientific businesses which operate primarily in Europe and the United States. The group will continue to focus on enhancing returns and growing profits throughout the business and expect to report another year of good progress in 2006.
27 Oct 2005 12:02:58
(Official Notice)
Barloworld has reached agreement to acquire the Avis and Budget businesses in Denmark for DKK170 million (R180 million) from privately owned Biludan Gruppen A/S. These businesses will be integrated with Barloworld's existing Scandinavian car rental operations. The acquisition will be financed from Barloworld's internal resources. In addition, financing facilities, which support the rental fleet, of DKK450 million (R475 million) will be taken over by Barloworld. The acquisition is expected to enhance earnings for the 2006 financial year. The acquisition already has the approval of the Avis and Budget licensors and there are no significant suspensive conditions outstanding. Accordingly it is expected to be completed during November 2005.
03 Oct 2005 16:30:36
(Media Comment)
Barloworld told Business Day that the company feels confident that its Caterpillar joint venture in Siberia could create USD100 million in revenue next year (2006) and could even overtake its South African equipment business.

03 Oct 2005 09:11:24
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend no. 139 at the rate of 6% per annum for the year ended 30 September 2005 (being 6c per share) has been declared to all preference shareholders.

The salient dates for the preference dividend are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend = Friday, 21 October 2005

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend = Monday, 24 October 2005

*Record date = Friday, 28 October 2005

*Payment date = Monday, 31 October 2005
27 Sep 2005 13:00:46
(Media Comment)
Barloworld denied rumours following a report in the Sydney Morning Herald that it plans to sell Taubmans, its major paint brand in Australia. Business Day, however, had been informed that Barloworld was already running down much of its stock, and was planning on making a major announcement during the week.

26 Sep 2005 15:10:03
(Media Comment)
Barloworld is planning to expand its Avis car rental fleet in order to meet the increasing demand within the tourism industry. Business Report was told that Barloworld was looking to invest R1 billion annually in Avis for the next five years.

01 Sep 2005 09:20:23
(Official Notice)
Barloworld today announced it has signed heads of agreement with the owners of Midas Paints (Pty) Ltd trading as Midas Earthcote to acquire the company for a cash consideration of approximately R40 million. The deal, which is subject to a due diligence process, and Competition authority approval will see Midas become part of Barloworld`s South African coatings operations. Midas, which is privately owned has two main lines of business; its high-end Earthcote range of wall coatings business with its 34 franchised concept stores located in premium retail locations around South Africa and the Midas branded paint range focused on the contractor market. The acquisition, albeit small, will be earnings enhancing and the returns in the business exceed Barloworld`s 8% real cash flow return on investment (CFROI) hurdle rate.
30 Aug 2005 08:59:09
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement made today by Barloworld`s 71.6% held subsidiary, PPC, regarding the details of the R1.36bn Batsweledi cement capacity expansion project. The board of PPC has approved the investment to increase the company`s cement capacity in South Africa by just over one million tons per annum. The additional capacity will supply both future demand growth in the South African cement market and the eventual replacement of capacity from older production facilities which will be retired when market conditions allow.



Commenting on the announcement, Tony Phillips, CEO of Barloworld said:

`Organic expansion of our existing businesses is one of the pillars of Barloworld`s growth strategy. Accordingly this investment has the full support of the Barloworld board. It demonstrates our commitment to provide capacity to supply the materials, products and services needed to expand the infrastructure of the region. It is also an infrastructure investment in itself and will make its own contribution to economic prosperity through the creation of approximately 100 direct permanent new jobs and employment directly and indirectly during the construction period for several thousand more. `
21 Jul 2005 08:19:42
(Official Notice)
Barloworld has sold a 25% stake in its South African and African logistics business to an empowerment consortium led by industry veteran, Isaac Shongwe and his company, Letsema Holdings, for about R118m (subject to final net asset value on the effective date). Effective from 1 August 2005, the deal is one of the most significant to date in the supply chain industry. The transaction will lead to the formation of a new company, Barloworld Logistics Africa (Pty) Ltd, which will house all of the South African and African business activities of Barloworld Logistics (Pty) Ltd. Barloworld Logistics Africa will be a business with net assets of about R472m and annual revenues exceeding R600m. The empowerment consortium led by Shongwe will play an active role in the business development and transformation of Barloworld Logistics Africa with Shongwe joining the board as an executive director. The balance of Barloworld Logistics` business in the UK, Europe, USA and the Middle East will remain directly owned by Barloworld Logistics (Pty) Ltd. The empowerment consortium consists of Letsema Holdings (60%), CEPWAWU Investments, a trade union investment company (20%), while the remaining 20% has been placed in a trust to attract other black entrepreneurs that will be similarly committed to joining and developing the business.
06 Jun 2005 10:40:34
(Media Comment)
Barloworld has received an AA- national senior unsecured rating with a stable outlook from Fitch Ratings said Business Day on 6 June 05.
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Barloworld has a proven track record of sustaining long-term relationships with global principals and customers. We have an ability to develop and grow businesses in multiple geographies including challenging territories with high growth prospects.



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