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06-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised in terms of paragraph 3.59(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements of the following changes:

*Mr. D Ncube, Non-Executive Director of DAWN, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee with immediate effect, in addition to his current role and responsibilities; and*

Mr. A Moosa, Non-Executive Director of DAWN has been appointed as a Trustee of the Dawn Share Trust, with immediate effect, in addition to his current role and responsibilities.

05-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Announcement regarding resignation of Subsidiary Chief Executive Officer and Subsidiary board member and change of responsibilities of DAWN directors. Shareholders are advised Mr Stephen du Toit has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and director of Wholesale Housing Supplies (Pty) Ltd. with effect from 5 December 2017.



Shareholders are advised that Dawn Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edwin Hewitt will assume the role of Chief Executive officer for the Subsidiary in the interim and will be supported by Ren? Roos, Dawn Group Chief of Staff and Chris Booyens, Dawn Group Chief Financial Officer, to ensure the ongoing implementation of the turnaround plan.
24-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of DAWN held on 24 November 2017 as set out in the notice of the AGM dated 23 August 2017 were voted on at the AGM as follows:

*Total number of shares in issue that could be voted at the meeting: 100%

*Total number of shares present/represented at the meeting including proxies:67.27%



20-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
20-Nov-2017
(C)
Revenue from continued operations for the interim period decreased to R1.9 billion (R2.4 billion). Gross profit increased to R428.6 million (R389.5 million). Operating loss came in at R18.5 million (loss of R338.1 million). Loss attributable to owners was R111.4 million (loss of R369 million). In addition, a headline loss per share of 13.73 cps was recorded (headline loss of 98.10cps).



Dividend

The group has a policy not to pay a dividend at the interim stage.



Prospects

Most businesses are underperforming as a result of the tough economic environment as well as the legacy issues still impacting the businesses after the appointment of new management. The group has commenced the implementation of a new plan to return all operations to sustainable profitability. The implementation commenced a few months ago and is expected to take longer than initially envisaged. The disposal of GDW and Swan Plastics is expected to result in cash inflows of approximately R360 million, which will be utilised to repay the group?s debt and fund future growth. The board anticipates a gradual recovery in the year ahead that will remain challenging and competitive. The cash inflow of R324,5 million from the disposal of the GDW shares, still subject to approval, is expected to be received by the end of December 2017. R30 million of the Swan Plastics proceeds has been received in October 2017. DAWN has irrevocable undertakings from 75% of shareholders. Any forward-looking statement has not been reviewed or reported on by the company?s auditors.



16-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Veli Mokoena, a non-executive director of Dawn, has tendered his resignation, to pursue personal interests, with effect from 16 November 2017.

16-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement issued on SENS on Monday, 13 November 2017 and are hereby advised of the updated trading statement in compliance with paragraph 3.4(b)(iv) of the JSE Listings Requirements. Dawn expects to report for the six months as follows:

*Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) - The HEPS loss will reflect an improvement of between 91% to 89% compared to the HEPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to a HEPS loss of between 12.5 and 15.0 cents compared to the HEPS loss of 136.7 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.

*Earnings per share (?EPS?) - The EPS loss will reflect an improvement in the EPS loss of between 88% and 87% compared to the EPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to an EPS loss of between 18.0 and 21.0 cents compared to the EPS loss of 155.9 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.



The weighted average number of shares in H1 F2018 is 572 713 348 compared to 236 743 967 in H1 F2017. The increase is attributable to the rights issue and the resultant bonus shares in April 2017. The financial results on which this trading statement has been based have not been reviewed or audited. The Group's results for the half year to 30 September 2017 will be published on the JSE SENS on or about 20 November 2017.

13-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that the Group expects to report for the six months to 30 September 2017 as follows:

* Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) - The HEPS loss will reflect an improvement of between 92% to 90% compared to the HEPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to a HEPS loss of between 11.1 and 13.0 cents compared to the HEPS loss of 136.7 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.

* Earnings per share (?EPS?) - The EPS loss will reflect an improvement in the EPS loss of between 90% and 88% compared to the EPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to an EPS loss of between 16.1 and 18.0 cents compared to the EPS loss of 155.9 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.



The weighted average number of shares in H1 F2018 is 660 857 953 compared to 236 743 967 in H1 F2017. The increase is attributable to the rights issue in April 2017. The number of shares in issue of 586 743 967 is inflated to 660 857 953 due to the bonus element in the rights issue in terms of IAS 33. The financial results on which this trading statement has been based have not been reviewed or audited. The Group's results for the half year to 30 September 2017 will be published on the JSE SENS on or about 20 November 2017.
13-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the terms announcements dated 14 September 2017 where they were advised that DAWN concluded of a share purchase agreement (?Share Purchase Agreement?) and ancillary transaction agreements on Thursday, 14 September 2017, with LIXIL Corporation (?LIXIL?), the 51% controlling shareholder of GDW. Under the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement, LIXIL will acquire the remaining 49% of the issued ordinary shares in GDW held by DAWN and GDW will repay DAWN?s shareholder loan claim against GDW (collectively ?the Transaction?), pursuant to which DAWN will receive an aggregate consideration of R324.5 million.



Shareholders are advised that the JSE Ltd. has granted the Company an extension of the 60 day rule pursuant to paragraph 9.20(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements to dispatch the circular regarding the Transaction to shareholders. The extension has been granted until 30 November 2017. The delay is due to the finalisation of the GDW 2017 Annual Financial Statements to be included in the circular.
30-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised in terms of paragraph 3.59(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements that Mr C Booyens, the Financial Director of DAWN, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Information Technology Steering Committee with immediate effect, in addition to his current role and responsibilities.
27-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN hereby advises shareholders that, as necessitated by the JSE Listings Requirements and further to the related announcement of 2 August 2017, the Group has received formal condonation from ABSA Bank Ltd. (?Absa?) regarding a breach at the September 2017 measurement date of one of the financial covenants contained in the Group?s banking facilities.



The condonation obtained from Absa is conditional upon a cession of R100 million of the Grohe Dawn Watertech (GDW) disposal proceeds (?GDW Proceeds?) in favour of Absa and forms part of the R200 million debt repayment envisaged from the GDW Proceeds to make the Group debt free.



The circular relating to the GDW transaction announced on 14 September 2017 is expected to be distributed to shareholders in due course and subject to the required approvals, funds are expected to flow late in December 2017.



In addition, R30 million has been received on the disposal of the Group?s 51% shareholding in Swan Plastics, as announced on 5 and 20 October 2017 respectively. This cash will re-invested in Dawn for future growth and working capital purposes.

20-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 5 October 2017 whereby they were advised that on 4 October 2017, DAWN Consolidated Holdings (Pty) Ltd. ("DCH"), a wholly owned subsidiary of DAWN, agreed binding terms with Michael Swanson, Phillip Cotterill and Desmond Robins, being the minority shareholders in Swan Plastics, for the sale of DCH?s 51% equity shareholding in Swan Plastics (the ?Sale?), with the terms of the Sale to be recorded in a sale agreement to be entered into between the parties (?the Sale Agreement?).



Shareholders are hereby advised that the parties have entered into the Sale Agreement on 19 October 2017 and the Sale is now effective.
05-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
29-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that a small group of investors have requested to see the Germiston sites of DAWN?s WHS and Incledon businesses as well as the group?s DPI Plastics site at Roodekop. The visit will take place on Friday, 29 September 2017.
18-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders (?Shareholders?) are referred to the announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service of the JSE Limited on Thursday, 14 September 2017, wherein it advised that DAWN had concluded a share purchase agreement and ancillary transaction agreements with LIXIL Corporation, the 51% controlling shareholder of GDW (the ?Transaction?).



Under the terms of the share purchase agreement, LIXIL will acquire the remaining 49% of the issued ordinary shares in GDW held by DAWN and GDW will repay DAWN?s shareholder loan claim against GDW, pursuant to which DAWN will receive an aggregate consideration of R324.5 million.



The Transaction is a category 1 transaction in accordance with the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, therefore a general meeting of Shareholders will be convened to propose the requisite resolutions to implement the Transaction (?General Meeting?).



Support for the Transaction

The company announced that it has procured written undertakings from five Shareholders holding 72.5% of the total DAWN shares in issue to vote the shares held by them, as of the General Meeting record date, in favour of the Transaction. It is therefore anticipated that the resolutions necessary to implement the Transaction will be passed at the General Meeting.



Further details in respect of these written undertakings will be included in the circular to Shareholders containing the full details of the Transaction, and incorporating a notice convening the General Meeting, which will be posted to Shareholders in due course.
14-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcements dated 11 July 2017 and 23 August 2017. DAWN announced the conclusion of a share purchase agreement (?Share Purchase Agreement?) and ancillary transaction agreements (?Transaction Agreements?) on Thursday, 14 September 2017, with LIXIL Corporation (?LIXIL?), the 51% controlling shareholder of GDW. Under the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement, LIXIL will acquire the remaining 49% of the issued ordinary shares in GDW held by DAWN (?the GDW Shares?) and GDW will repay DAWN?s shareholder loan claim against GDW (collectively ?the Transaction?), pursuant to which DAWN will receive an aggregate consideration of R324.5 million (?the Transaction Proceeds?).



In accordance with the Transaction Agreements, DAWN noted that, in pursuit of its turnaround strategic initiatives for its core operations, it will remain the master distributor for the GDW product range in southern Africa through distribution and service agreements.



Circular

A circular containing the full details of the Transaction, recommendation by the Board, and incorporating a notice convening the required General Meeting, will be posted to shareholders in due course and the date of the General Meeting will be announced on SENS once the circular is posted.



Withdrawal of Cautionary Announcement

Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 11 July 2017 and renewed on 23 August 2017, respectively, and are advised that they are no longer required to exercise caution when dealing in DAWN?s securities.
25-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s 2017 integrated report, which incorporates DAWN?s annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2017, was posted to shareholders on Friday, 25 August 2017. Shareholders are further advised that the following reports will be made available on the Company?s website (www.dawnltd.co.za) from Friday, 25 August 2017: 2017 integrated report together with additional statutory and other reports, including DAWN?s King III register.



The annual financial statements contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on Friday, 14 July 2017. The annual financial results were audited by the company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and their unmodified audit report is available for inspection at the company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the company will be held on Friday, 24 November 2017 at 10:00 (South African time), at the DAWN Training Centre, Cnr Barlow Road and Caveleros Drive, Jupiter Ext 3, Germiston to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting, which forms part of the 2017 integrated report.



Salient dates

The notice of the company?s annual general meeting has been sent to those shareholders recorded on the company?s securities register as at Friday, 18 August 2017, being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of the annual general meeting.



The record date on which shareholders of the company must be registered as such in the company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 17 November 2017, being the voting record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Proxy forms must be lodged with the transfer secretaries, Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd at Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196 (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown, 2107) before the commencement of the annual general meeting, provided that the chairperson of the annual general meeting may in his discretion accept proxies reaching the transfer secretaries before the commencement of the annual general meeting.
24-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 22 August 2017 regarding the allocation of a share award to Mr. C Booyens, and are hereby advised that the award could not validly be made at this stage. As a result, the award is cancelled and the announcement is withdrawn.

23-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Company?s cautionary announcement dated 11 July 2017 regarding the potential disposal of DAWN?s 49% holding in GDW (Grohe DAWN Watertech).



The terms of the proposed transaction are still being negotiated and if the transaction is successfully concluded, it may have a material effect on the price of the Company?s securities. Accordingly, DAWN?s shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a full announcement in respect of the proposed transaction is made.



It is the view of the DAWN board that the transaction, if successfully concluded, will be a positive step in the turnaround process of the Group.



02-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are hereby advised in compliance with the general obligation of disclosure in terms of JSE Listings Requirements that, as at the June 2017 measurement date, Dawn breached one of the financial covenants contained in the term sheet governing the group?s banking facilities with ABSA Bank Ltd. This is as a result of the group lagging behind its budgeted profitability. Dawn further advises that, based on engagements by the Group to date, ABSA has formally condoned the breach.



The Group continues to work closely with its bank to maintain adequate funding facilities whilst the turnaround plan is being executed.

20-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the composition of DAWN?s board of directors (?board?):



The company announce the appointments of Charles Boles as an independent non-executive director and Theunis Du Bruyn as a non-executive director of the board with effect from 20 July 2017.
14-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
14-Jul-2017
(C)
11-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders in terms of section 3.9 of the JSE Listings Requirements, that the Group today concluded a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the controlling shareholders of GDW (Grohe DAWN Watertech) for the potential disposal of DAWN?s 49% holding in the company to that shareholder, which if concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company?s securities. No price has been agreed for the transaction as yet. There is no certainty that the negotiations will lead to definitive and binding agreements and therefore no certainty that the transaction will ultimately be concluded and implemented.



The intention of both parties is that DAWN remains the long term master distributor for the GDW product range in Southern Africa. It is the view of the DAWN board that this transaction would be a positive step in the turnaround process of the Group.



Shareholders are therefore advised to exercise caution in their dealings in DAWN shares until a further announcement is made.
30-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the financial results for the year ended 31 March 2017 will only be published on or about the 14th of July due to an unexpected and material delay in the reporting of results by a major associate.



Due to this the scheduled investor presentation, hosted by the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa, will no longer take place on Monday, 3 July 2017. Stakeholders will be advised of the new date as soon as possible.
18-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
In compliance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised of the following change to the composition of DAWN?s board of directors (?board?):

The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chris Booyens (59) as Chief Financial Officer and Financial Director of the company with effect from 1 May 2017. Mr Booyens is a qualified Chartered Accountant South Africa CA(SA) and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

10-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders (?Shareholders?) are referred to the circular dated Monday, 20 March 2017 regarding the renounceable rights offer for up to R358 million (?Rights Offer?).



The rights offer consisted of an offer of 358 129 576 million ordinary shares (?Rights Offer Shares?) in the ratio of 147.83904 rights offer Shares for every 100 ordinary shares held by shareholders on the record date (?Rights?) of the rights offer, at a subscription price of R1.00 per rights offer share.



The rights offer closed at 12h00 on Friday, 7 April 2017.



Share certificates will be posted to certificated shareholders, at their risk, who followed their Rights, on Monday, 10 April 2017. Dematerialised shareholders who subscribed for rights offer shares will have their accounts debited and updated by their CSDP or broker on Monday, 10 April 2017.



Following the conclusion of the rights offer, the total issued share capital of the company will increase to 600 372 480 shares.



The 358 129 576 million rights offer shares were listed on the JSE on Wednesday, 5 April 2017.





28-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
The company announced the appointment of Akhter Moosa as an independent non-executive director of the board and chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee with immediate effect.
27-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN advised shareholders that on 23 March 2017, the Competition Tribunal (?the Tribunal?) handed down a decision in which it determined that DAWN Consolidated Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?DCH?), a subsidiary of DAWN, through the wholly-owned subsidiary DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd. of DCH, engaged in a market allocation arrangement with Sangio Pipe (Pty) Ltd. ("Sangio"), in which DCH had a 49% interest at the time. The Tribunal has not at this stage determined any financial penalty and this has been held over to a later date.



DAWN has, after consulting its legal advisors, decided to appeal the Tribunal?s decision once the penalty has been determined. In such cases penalties are usually determined as a percentage of affected turnover and affected turnover is usually that related to the market allocation arrangement in question. DCH acquired the remaining 51% of Sangio in June 2014 and disclosed in its published financial statement that Sangio?s turnover in that year was R363m. The ultimate penalty will be judged across a number of variables and parameters that are in the judgment of the Competition Tribunal. Once the appeal proceedings have been finalised, DAWN will advise shareholders of the Tribunal?s ruling in this regard.
17-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd, the board of directors of Dawn (?the board?) wishes to advise that Mr David Austin, chief financial officer and executive director has regretfully tendered his resignation with effect from 30 June 2017. The board will immediately commence with the process of recruiting his replacement.





17-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
The Dawn board of directors hereby announce the appointment if Mr Edwin Hewitt (50) to the position of chief executive officer, effective 1 April 2017. Mr Hewitt will also join the board on the same date. Mr Connelly will be appointed as executive deputy chairman of the Group from 1 April 2017.
15-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders (?Shareholders?) are referred to the declaration announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service (?SENS?) of the JSE Ltd. (?JSE?) on Monday, 13 March 2017 wherein shareholders were advised of DAWN?s intention to raise R350 million by way of a partially underwritten renounceable rights offer (?Rights Offer?) of 350 million rights offer shares (?Rights Offer Shares?) (excluding the c.8 million rights offer shares attached to DAWN?s treasury shares) at a price of R1.00 per rights offer share (?Rights Offer Issue Price?), in the ratio of 147.83904 rights offer shares for every 100 existing DAWN ordinary shares (?DAWN Shares?) held on the record date for the rights offer, being Friday, 24 March 2017.



Shareholders are advised that the company has now received all necessary approvals and the rights offer is unconditional and accordingly the rights offer may now be implemented.



The salient dates and times of the rights offer will be the same as those published in the declaration announcement released on SENS on Monday, 13 March 2017 and appeared in the press on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.



Shareholders may commence trading the rights offer shares on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 and trading the letters of allocation on the JSE on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.



Further details of the rights offer will be set out in the rights offer Circular which is expected to be distributed to certificated shareholders on Thursday, 23 March 2017 and to dematerialised shareholders on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. The rights offer Circular will be made available on the company?s website www.dawnltd.co.za from Monday, 20 March 2017.





13-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
06-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the general meeting of DAWN held on 6 March 2017, all resolutions were passed.
24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DAWN (?Shareholders?) are referred to the announcement published by the Company on the Stock Exchange News Service of the JSE Limited on Thursday, 2 February 2017 wherein it advised that the Company intends to raise gross proceeds of R350 million through a fully committed rights offer (?Proposed Rights Offer?).



DAWN is pleased to advise that it has now entered into a bridge loan facility with Investec Bank Limited for an amount of R200 million (?Bridge Loan Facility?). The Bridge Loan Facility will be used, inter alia, to fund DAWN?s working capital requirements until the proceeds of the Proposed Rights Offer are received. The Bridge Loan Facility will be fully repaid out of the proceeds of the Proposed Rights Offer which are expected to be available to DAWN on or about 12 April 2017.



Shareholders are reminded that a general meeting will be held at 10:00 on Monday, 6 March 2017 at the DAWN head office, Corner Barlow Road and Cavaleros Drive, Jupiter, Extension 3, Germiston, South Africa to approve the necessary resolutions required to implement the Proposed Rights Offer.
22-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of DAWN (?the Board?) advises that Mr Saleh Mayet, an independent non- executive director, chairman of the audit and risk committee and member of the nomination and remuneration committees, has regretfully tendered his resignation with effect from 20 February 2017.



The board has commenced the process to appoint a new independent non-executive director and shareholders will be advised once an appointment has been made.

02-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
25-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published by the Company on the Stock Exchange News Service of the JSE Ltd. on Thursday, 19 January 2017 referring to the consideration of various initiatives by the board of directors of DAWN to, inter alia, strengthen its balance sheet to allow for the alignment of its capital structure to its business model and current environment.



DAWN announced that they are now in a position to provide further detail on this matter. DAWN intends to raise approximately R350 million in gross proceeds through a rights issue (?Proposed Rights Issue?). The Company has agreed terms with a potential underwriter and expects the Proposed Rights Issue to be fully underwritten. In addition, the Company has received undertakings of support for the Proposed Rights Issue from shareholders representing in excess of 60% of DAWN?s issued share capital.



The Company plans to post a circular to shareholders on or about 2 February 2017 in order to convene a shareholders extraordinary general meeting (?the EGM?), to approve the necessary resolutions required to implement the Proposed Rights Offer in early March 2017. Accordingly a further announcement will be released providing shareholders with the salient dates and times of the EGM as well as further information relating to the Proposed Rights Offer.



Further cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcement released on Thursday, 19 January 2017 and the information set out in this announcement, DAWN shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in DAWN securities until a further announcement is published.
19-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of DAWN are currently considering various initiatives to, inter alia, strengthen its balance sheet to allow for the alignment of its capital structure to its business model and current environment, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company?s securities.



Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in DAWN securities until a further announcement is made.



17-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the Group?s basic earnings per share for the year ending 31 March 2017 is expected to be at least 20% (64cps) better than the 318 cps loss reported for the previous year and a loss per share of less than 254 cps is anticipated. Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) for the year ending 31 March 2017 is expected to be at least 20% (13cps) worse than the HEPS loss of 66 cps reported for the previous year and a HEPS loss of more than 79 cps is anticipated. Comparison of the current year?s full results to those of the prior year will be significantly impacted by the impairments that took place in the 2016 financial year.



The DAWN board have implemented a number of actions to lower costs and improve profitability. An update on these actions, together with a further trading statement will be released in due course to, amongst others, provide shareholders with a business update on the Group?s performance, as well as earnings forecast ranges for earnings per share and HEPS as required by the JSE Listings Requirements. The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the Company?s external auditors. DAWN's results for the year ending 31 March 2017 are expected to be released on SENS on or about 14 June 2017.

15-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
DAWN announces that the Group has entered into an agreement to dispose of the 49% equity stake held in the issued share capital of Heunis Steel (Pty) Ltd. (?Heunis?), an associate investment.



Heunis is a steel fabrication business specialising in corrugated roof sheeting and rainwater solutions with exposure mainly to the building and construction markets in South Africa. As stated at the release of the unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2016, the Group wishes to exit certain assets deemed to be of a non-core nature. Furthermore, the Group will be realising cash from this transaction which will be used to reduce the Group?s net debt position.



Sale consideration

The Group?s total cash proceeds from realising this investment shall be an all-inclusive amount of R50 million. The sale of shares consideration of R27 million is to be in cash by no later than 30 January 2017. In addition to the sale of shares consideration the Group will be receiving a dividend of R23 million by no later than 30 January 2017.



Conditions precedent and effective date

The Disposal is subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the declaration and payment of a dividend (as outlined earlier in this announcement) by no later than 30 January 2017. The effective date will be no later than 31 January 2017.



Categorisation

The Disposal falls below the threshold of the categorisation of transactions which require disclosure in terms of the JSE Ltd?s Listings Requirements. Nevertheless, the board of DAWN deemed it necessary to inform shareholders of the disposal.



18-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
The Board of Directors would hereby like to inform DAWN shareholders of the resignation of Mr H Bester as Acting Financial Director effective 18 November 2016. Mr Bester will remain in employment as the Group Financial Manager. As advised to shareholders on the 26 October 2016, Mr David Austin has been appointed as the Financial Director of the Group. The board wishes to thank Mr Bester for his commitment during his tenure as acting chief financial officer.



Shareholders are advised that Mr David Austin has been appointed as a member of the Risk Committee with effect from 18 November 2016.
16-Nov-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period decreased to R2.4 billion (R2.7 billion). Gross profit tumbled to R389.5 million (R635.5 million). Operating loss came in at R338.1 million (profit of R90.2 million). Loss attributable to owners was R369.0 million (profit of R52.4 million). In addition, a headline loss per share of 136.73 cps was recorded (headline earnings of 21.91cps).



Dividend

The group has a policy not to pay a dividend at the interim stage.



Outlook

The departures of the previous CEO, CFO and M-A director were very disruptive to the group. However, the introduction of new management in key operational positions, including the CFO position, are expected to bring greater stability. Stephen Connelly was appointed as interim chief executive officer on 1 June 2016 and David Austin as chief financial officer on 1 November 2016. It is anticipated that economic conditions in South Africa and neighbouring countries will remain difficult for some time. Loss-making businesses are being restructured to reduce costs in line with lower sales levels which are expected to prevail for some time. The main focus in H2 will be on improving the operating performance of all businesses in the group. Duplicated activities will continue to be eliminated and central services costs challenged. Securing supplier loyalty will be a priority. Non-core businesses, including joint venture arrangements, will be disposed of and the proceeds will be used to lower the future funding required for working capital.
14-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Following the operational update published on 31 August 2016, and in compliance with section 3.4 (b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, DAWN shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 30 September 2016:

- Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) will be more than 20% lower than those achieved for the six months ended 30 September 2015. A headline loss per share of 125 cents to 145 cents is expected compared to HEPS of 29.8 cents for the comparative six-month period. This is largely due to once-off asset write-downs and impairments in a number of businesses, necessitated by the current economic environment, as well as the poor performance of certain DAWN businesses.

- Earnings per share (?EPS?) will also be more than 20% lower than those achieved for the six months ended 30 September 2015, again largely due to the once-off impairments and asset write-downs in the current period, as mentioned above. This translates to a loss per share of 145 cents to 165 cents compared to EPS of 29.6 cents per share for the comparative six months ended 30 September 2015.



The impact of these losses on the financial position of the Group has resulted in a reduction of between 66% and 68% in Net Asset Value from between 265 to 285 cents per share compared to 826.24 cents per share at 30 September 2015.



The full results and commentary thereon for the six months ended 30 September 2016 will be published on SENS on or about 16 November 2016.
26-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Dawn announced the appointment of Mr David Alan Austin, 58, as Chief Financial Officer and executive financial director.
23-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s 2016 Integrated Annual Report, which incorporates DAWN?s summary consolidated financial information for the year ended 31 March 2016, was posted to shareholders on Friday, 23 September 2016.



Shareholders are further advised that the following reports will be made available on the company?s website (www.dawnltd.co.za) from Friday, 23 September 2016:- 2016 Integrated Report together with additional statutory and other reports, including DAWN?s Annual Financial Statements and King III Register.



The Annual Financial Statements contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on Friday, 15 July 2016. The annual financial results were audited by the company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and their unmodified audit report is available for inspection at the company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of the company will be held on Friday, 18 November 2016 at 10:00 (South African time), at the DAWN Training Centre, Cnr Barlow Road and Caveleros Drive, Jupiter Ext 3, Germiston to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting, which forms part of the 2016 Integrated Report.



Salient dates

The notice of the company?s annual general meeting has been sent to those shareholders recorded on the company?s securities register as at Friday, 16 September 2016 being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of the annual general meeting.



The record date on which shareholders of the company must be registered as such in the company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 11 November 2016, being the voting record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Tuesday, 8 November 2016. Proxy forms must be lodged with the transfer secretaries, Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd at 70 Marshall Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg (PO Box 61051, Marshalltown, 2107) by no later than 10:00 on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Any forms of proxy not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.



31-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
In the prospects statement contained in the results announcement for the year ended 31 March 2016, published on 14 July 2016, DAWN notified the market that the Group had continued to incur losses during the first quarter of the 2017 financial year.



Dawn also informed the market that a plan by the new management team to stem the losses and return the Group to profitability had been approved by the executive committee and board of directors of the Company (?Board?) at the end of June 2016. Whilst considerable progress has been made in implementing the plan, Group turnover for the first four months of FY 2017 remains on a downward trend with marked declines evident in the previous two months, June and July. Sales for the first 4 months of FY2017 are down 7% relative to last year?s comparable period.



The main reasons contributing to the decline are:

1. a continuing slow-down of Government-spend (and payments), impacting the Infrastructure segment of DAWN, mainly in the Trading businesses;

2. low levels of building activity and the consumer being under financial pressure, impacting the Building segment of DAWN; and

3. difficult trading conditions, curtailed access to hard-currency and currency losses due to the strengthening Rand in the Group?s rest of Africa operations, impacting both the Infrastructure and Building segments of DAWN.



The DAWN executive committee and the Board has subsequently approved supplementary actions to be taken to align DAWN?s business to the new sales reality. Once-off restructuring costs associated with the implementation of these action plans will be accounted for in the results for H1 2017.
15-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
The following results are the company's maiden 12 month results following the change in year end. Revenue came in at R5.0 billion whilst gross profit was R1.1 billion. Operating loss of R661.4 million was made. Loss attributable to owners of R762.9 million was recorded. In addition, headline loss per share was 65.55cps.



Outlook

New management has been introduced in key operational positions, including the CEO position. Stephen Connelly joined the board as interim chief executive officer on 1 June 2016, initially on a six-month appointment, which has now been extended to 12 months. It is anticipated that economic conditions in South Africa and neighbouring countries will remain very difficult for some time. Sales will therefore remain under pressure. Most of the loss- making businesses will unfortunately continue to make losses in Q1 F2017.



The main focus in Q2 will be:

* WHS ? increasing the gross margin;

* Incledon ? stemming losses;

* GDW ? return to profitability; and

* Cash flow ? reducing excess working capital.



On the cost front, 1 July salary increases have been foregone and a hiring freeze instituted and other cost-cutting opportunities are being explored. An objective has been set to move operating profit margins in the direction of 5% in the trading and 12% in the manufacturing businesses.



In the medium-term, duplicated activities will be eliminated and central services costs challenged and benchmarked. Securing supplier loyalty will be a priority. The focus of the business will be changed to profits and returns, not sales. Non-core businesses will be disposed of and a culture of accountability will be instilled in the business.



The board believes that these steps, whilst not an immediate fix for the group?s woes, should deliver benefits for stakeholders in the medium-term.
14-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors would hereby like to inform DAWN shareholders of resignations and appointments of directors effective 14 July 2016:



*The financial director, Dries Ferreira, resigned from DAWN, but has agreed to remain in employment until 31 October 2016 to ensure a smooth transition;

*The appointment of Hanr? Bester, the group financial manager of DAWN as acting financial director until a permanent appointment is made; and

*The Risk Compliance Officer, an executive director, Jan Beukes, resigned from DAWN, but has agreed to remain in employment until 31 October 2016 to ensure a smooth transition.



Shareholders will be informed once a permanent Financial Director has been appointed.



14-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
The operational update provided on SENS on 3 May 2016 and trading statement released on SENS on 30 June 2016 and bear context to this updated trading statement.



In compliance with section 3.4 (b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as it becomes reasonably certain that the financial results for the period to be reported on next will show a 20% or more difference from the previous corresponding period.

* Headline earnings per share will be 157% lower than those achieved for the nine months ended 31 March 2015. This translates to a Headline loss per share of 65.55 cents compared to the Headline loss per share of 25.48 cents for the comparative nine months ended 31 March 2015, largely due to once-off asset write-downs necessitated by the current economic environment as well as the poor performance of certain DAWN business units. Not all of the once-off asset write-downs qualify for headline earnings add-back and accordingly they had a negative impact on the headline loss per share calculation.

* Earnings per share (?EPS?) will be 256% lower than those achieved for the nine months ended 31 March 2015, largely due to the once off net gain on the Grohe transaction included in the comparative period as well as the once-off impairments and asset write-downs in the current period necessitated by the current economic environment and poor performances of certain DAWN business units. This translates to a loss per share of 318.31 cents compared to the EPS of 204.69 cents per share for the comparative nine months ended 31 March 2015.



Further information will be provided in the results announcement for the period ended 31 March 2016 which will be published on SENS on or about 14 July 2016.
30-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
03-May-2016
(Official Notice)
26-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
The Board of Directors of Dawn (?Board?) hereby announce that Mr Derek Tod has taken a decision to retire as Chief Executive Officer, effective 31 May 2016. Mr Tod turned 60 on 27 March 2016 and has approached the Board with his decision to step back from active employment in order to enjoy a greater degree of personal and family time. He has agreed with the Board that he will participate in an organised hand over to the Board and Interim CEO as and when required.



Mr Stephen Connelly, who joined the Board recently as non-executive director, has accepted the role of Interim CEO of Dawn, effective 1 June 2016. He will fulfil this role until the Board has selected a permanent successor to Derek. He will also continue to assist the Dawn Executive Committee in the turnaround strategy which has commenced recently. Mr Connelly was previously the CEO of Hudaco Industries Ltd. for 22 years and thus comes with many years of leadership and industry experience. The Board will immediately commence with the process of identifying and appointing a permanent successor and will in this process consider both internal and external candidates.
01-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors would hereby like to advise Dawn shareholders that Mr Stephen John Connelly (64) has been appointed as independent non-executive director with effect 1 April 2016.



14-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are hereby advised that Mr Stephen du Toit, 51, will join the Group on 1 April 2016 as Chief Executive of the Infrastructure Division. Mr Du Toit will be a prescribed officer and a member of the Dawn Executive Committee.
02-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Dawn (?the Board?) hereby notifies its shareholders that Mr Gerhard Kotzee, head of the Group?s Africa operations and Infrastructure manufacturing segment, has resigned from his position as executive director of Dawn, effective 29 February 2016.



20-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of DAWN held on 20 November 2015, all resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 11 September 2015 were passed by the requisite majority of members. In this regard,



DAWN remuneration policy

The board of directors of DAWN (the board) takes note that one resolution, ordinary resolution 5, a non-binding advisory endorsement relating to executive remuneration for 2015 and 2016 financial years respectively, had a low margin of acceptance. The Board can however confirm that the 2015 remuneration policy, which was based solely on KPIs and did not take into consideration the financial performance of the group, was not applied.



As a result of the losses incurred by DAWN for financial year ended 31 March 2015, notwithstanding the achievement of KPIs by DAWN executives and prescribed officers, the short term bonuses were not approved by the Board and this decision was fully supported by the executive management team. In respect of the 2016 policy, the Board has recently identified certain aspects of this policy that needed to be reassessed. This is currently under review and the Board is consulting with professional advisors on this matter to ensure benchmarking and best practices are followed which will ensure that DAWN is able to employ and retain top talent in the future. The Board will communicate the amendments to the 2016 remuneration policy to stakeholders in due course.
12-Nov-2015
(C)
12-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Following a year-end change from June to March in the previous reporting period, shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 30 September 2015:

*Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) will be 192% to 210% higher than those achieved for the six months ended 31 December 2014.

This translates to a HEPS of between 25.5 cents and 30.5 cents compared to the Headline loss per share of 27.8 cents for the comparative six months ended 31 December 2014.

*Earnings per share (?EPS?) will be 87% to 89% lower than those achieved for the six months ended 31 December 2014, largely due to the once off net gain on the Grohe transaction included in the comparative period.

This translates to EPS of between 25.5 to 30.5 cents compared to 231.9 cents per share for the comparative six months ended 31 December 2014.



On an operating performance level, group earnings improved as committed at the last set of results announced in June 2015. The group committed to:

*Cutting back cost structures in line with lower anticipated volumes;

*Simplifying the group (internal restructuring measures); and

*Drive productivity from recent systems investments in Logistics.



These initiatives were successfully achieved. Furthermore, benefits of the Grohe transaction and an improved statement of financial position have started to flow through during the first half of the 2016 financial year.



Further information will be provided in the results announcement for the period ended 30 September 2015 which will be published on SENS on or about 12 November 2015.
17-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
14-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to previous announcements regarding changes to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of DAWN, DAWN hereby advises the following change of responsibilities in terms of section 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, effective immediately:



Risk Committee

*Gerhard Kotzee, Executive Committee member, to replace Collin Bishop

*Dinga Mncube, new appointment to replace Tak Hiemstra on retirement

*Saleh Mayet, new appointment replacing Osman Arbee as Chairman of the Risk Committee



The other existing Risk Committee members include Derek Tod (CEO), Dries Ferreira (CFO), Lou Alberts and Tak Hiemstra (Board Chairman) who announced his retirement effective from the end of October 2015.



Audit Committee

*Saleh Mayet, replacing Osman Arbee as Chairman of the Audit Committee (as previously announced)

*Dinga Mncube, new appointment to replace Tak Hiemstra on retirement



The Audit Committee will therefore comprise Saleh Mayet, Dinga Mncube, Lou Alberts and Tak Hiemstra.



Remuneration Committee

*Saleh Mayet, new appointment replacing Osman Arbee

*Diederik Fouch?, new appointment from 1 November 2015 to replace Tak Hiemstra on retirement



Lou Alberts will remain as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.



Nomination Committee

*Diederik Fouch?, new appointment from 1 November 2015 replacing Tak Hiemstra as Chairman on retirement

*Saleh Mayet, new appointment replacing Osman Arbee

10-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Dawn (?the Board?) hereby notifies its shareholders that Mr Collin Bishop has resigned from his position on the Executive Committee of Dawn, effective 31 July 2015.

25-Jun-2015
(Permanent)
Please note that DAWN changed its year end to 31 March.
25-Jun-2015
(C)
25-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

Earnings per share for the financial year ended 31 March 2015 will be 547% higher than that achieved in the financial year ended 30 June 2014 (note that the financial year end of the Company was changed from June to March). This translates to earnings per share of 204.7 cents in relation to 31.6 cents per share for the previous financial year.



Headline earnings per share for the financial year ended 31 March 2015 will be 151% lower than that achieved in the financial year ended 30 June 2014. This translates to a headline loss per share of 25.5 cents in relation to headline earnings per share of 50.2 cents for the previous financial year.



The financial results on which this trading statement has been based, have been audited by DAWN?s auditors. Further information will be provided in the results announcement for the period ended 31 March 2015 which will be published on SENS on 25 June 2015.
02-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Diederik J Fouche has been appointed as a non-executive director and Chairman of the board of directors of DAWN with effect from 1 November 2015. The appointment has been recommended by the Nominations Committee.



Mr Fouche is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has been a PwC Partner for 34 years. He has a MComm, Higher Diploma Tax Law (WITS) and a Higher Diploma Business Processing (WITS). He has led the PwC Retail, Consumer and Manufacturing Industry practice (CIPS) for the past 17 years. He served as a member of the PwC Southern Africa - Africa Board for more than 10 years and was the chairman of the Board?s Finance and Risk Committee. He has extensive experience in the CIPS industry and has engaged with clients, colleagues and industry on various surveys, trends and strategic issues. Mr Fouche was the group engagement partner on the DAWN audit for various periods since 1995. He will be supported by the Lead Independent Director, Mr LM Alberts.



Accordingly, and further to the SENS announcement published on 31 March 2015, Mr Tak Hiemstra?s proposed resignation as Chairman and director of DAWN, will be postponed from 30 June 2015 to 31 October 2015.
01-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Saleh Mayet has been appointed as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of DAWN with effect from 29 May 2015. The appointment has been recommended by the DAWN Nominations Committee.
31-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Recht Louis (Tak) Hiemstra has presented his notice of resignation as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the board of directors of Dawn. Mr Hiemstra is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees as well as chairman of the Nominations Committee.



The aforesaid resignation will take effect from no later than 30 June 2015 to allow the Nominations Committee of the board sufficient time to appoint suitable replacements for Mr Hiemstra in all the roles performed by him, not least of all that of chairman of the board. An announcement will be made once the process has been finalised.
12-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DAWN are referred to the announcement dated 24 February 2015, wherein DAWN advised that shareholders of DAWN, who collectively hold more than 30% of the issued shares of DAWN (?the Issued Shares?), had expressed their support of the proposed repurchase of 78 133 488 ordinary shares by means of a specific share repurchase (?the Repurchase?) in principle, but not at the price or quantum that was agreed with Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?Ukhamba?).



These shareholders have subsequently confirmed in writing that they will vote against any resolutions proposed at a general meeting of DAWN to approve or implement the terms of the Repurchase.



In addition, discussions between DAWN and Ukhamba to date have failed to produce an agreement on a revised price or quantum for the Repurchase.



Given these circumstances, DAWN and Ukhamba have agreed to terminate the Repurchase Agreement. DAWN will therefore not be issuing a circular to shareholders or calling a general meeting to propose resolutions in relation to the Repurchase and the specific issue for cash of up to 38 000 000 DAWN ordinary shares mentioned in the announcement on 15 December 2014, as this was intended to be conditional on the approval of the Repurchase. Dawn management will therefore continue to focus on growing the group organically.



Accordingly, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in DAWN shares.
24-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DAWN are referred to the announcement dated 15 December 2014 and the cautionary announcement dated 30 January 2015 relating thereto, wherein DAWN advised that it had concluded a repurchase agreement (?the Agreement?) with Ukhamba Holdings Proprietary Limited (?Ukhamba?) whereby, subject to the Agreement becoming unconditional, Ukhamba will dispose of its 32.25% shareholding in the ordinary shares of DAWN, namely, 78 133 488 ordinary shares, by means of a specific share repurchase to be implemented by DAWN (?the Repurchase?).



DAWN also contemplated that after the Repurchase the Company would, as a separate transaction to the Repurchase but subject to the approval of the Repurchase by DAWN shareholders, issue up to 38 000 000 DAWN ordinary shares by way of a specific issue for cash to one or more investors who had yet to be identified by the DAWN board (?the Board?). After the release of the trading update and financial results for the 6 month interim period ended 31 December 2014, DAWN?s anchor shareholders who collectively hold more than 30% of the issued shares of DAWN, have expressed their support of the proposed Repurchase in principle, but not at the price or quantum that was agreed with Ukhamba.



Given the current share price and sentiment in the market, and notwithstanding the Agreement between DAWN and Ukhamba, the Board has decided to re-engage Ukhamba in discussions regarding the proposed Repurchase. As committed at the results presentation, DAWN continues to firmly address operational challenges and focus on organically growing the earnings of its core businesses. Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company?s shares until a full announcement is made.

16-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Osman S Arbee has resigned as an independent non-executive director of DAWN with effect from 13 February 2015. Mr Arbee was also the chairman of the Audit and Risk committees and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration committees. The company has started the process to appoint a suitable replacement and an announcement will be made once the process is finalised.
16-Feb-2015
(C)
12-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
30-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 15 December 2014, whereby shareholders were advised that Ukhamba will dispose of its 32.25% shareholding in the ordinary shares of DAWN. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution in the trading of their securities in DAWN until such time as the Company provides the financial effects of the repurchase.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
05-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of DAWN shareholders was held today Friday, 5 December 2014 at 10:00. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 6 November 2014, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and registered where required, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
10-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
07-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
The DAWN board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Gerhard Kotzee as an executive director of DAWN with effect from 6 November 2014.
24-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 18 August 2014 and 15 September 2014, in relation to a category 1 acquisition of a 51% indirect interest in the building manufacturing companies of DAWN ("the Watertech Companies") by Grohe Luxembourg Four S.A. ("Grohe"), together with a call option in favour of Grohe to acquire an additional 24.1% indirect shareholding in the Watertech Companies from DAWN after a 10 year period, and if such option is exercised by Grohe, or if Grohe's indirect shareholding has otherwise increased to 75.1%, the option for DAWN to sell its remaining 24.9% indirect interest in the Watertech Companies to Grohe ("the Transaction").



Shareholders are advised that Competition Commission approval for the Transaction has been granted without any conditions.



As all conditions precedent as set out in the circular to shareholders dated 18 August 2014, have now been fulfilled, the agreement relating to the Transaction has become unconditional in accordance with its terms. The closing date of the Transaction will be 31 October 2014.
14-Oct-2014
(C)
01-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that, for the year ended 30 June 2014, the group expects:

* Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to decrease by between 23%-28% to 50.9 cents per share to 47.6 cents per share compared to HEPS of 66,1 cents per share for the previous corresponding year; and

* Earnings per share ("EPS") to decrease by between 50%-55% to 33.4 cents per share to 30.0 cents per share compared to the EPS of 66.7 cents per share in the previous corresponding year.



The Building segment performance was impacted by the additional pressure on the consumer as well as the sharp drop in the GDP during the second half. The results also include the impairment of goodwill on Dawn Kitchen Fittings as well as an impairment of the minority equity investment in the Nigerian-based trading operation.



Infrastructure businesses continued to perform in line with expectations.



The group's results will be published outside the allowed three month period in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, taking into account the complexities of accounting treatment and disclosure of the Grohe transaction which was announced on SENS on 18 August 2014. The JSE Ltd. has been consulted in this regard and the group's results for the year ended 30 June 2014 will be released on SENS on or about 14 October 2014.
15-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to a notice of general meeting announcement dated 18 August 2014 in relation to a category 1 acquisition of a 51% indirect interest in the building manufacturing companies of DAWN ("the Watertech Companies") by Grohe Luxembourg Four S.A. ("Grohe"), together with a call option in favour of Grohe to acquire an additional 24.1% indirect shareholding in the Watertech Companies from DAWN after a 10 year period, and if such option is exercised by Grohe, or if Grohe's indirect shareholding has otherwise increased to 75.1%, the option for DAWN to sell its remaining 24.9% indirect interest in the Watertech Companies to Grohe.



The general meeting of DAWN shareholders was held on Monday, 15 September 2014. The special resolution and the ordinary resolution, as set out in the notice of general meeting to shareholders, dated 18 August 2014, were unanimously approved by shareholders present or represented and voting at the meeting. Shareholders will be notified when all conditions precedent have been met.
18-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
02-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 16 May 2014, and are advised that shareholders are no longer needed to exercise caution when dealing in DAWN's securities.
02-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
03-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
The Dawn board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dinga Mncube as an independent non-executive director of DAWN with effect from 1 May 2014.
16-May-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, 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 further announcement is made.
13-Mar-2014
(C)
Revenue increased by 17% to R2.6 billion (R2.2 billion). Gross profit rose to R683.5 million (R584.5 million). Net attributable profit was higher at R97 million (R89.2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 8% to 41.11cps (38.11cps).



Outlook

The outlook for DAWN is robust due to improved margins as a result of better price recovery. Despite consumers remaining financially stretched, Building will be growing off a weaker base in the corresponding period. DAWN's outlets are experiencing demand from property developers for its specified products, as well as from mine housing developments in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa.



At Infrastructure, the Group continues to expect increased levels of activity and the benefits of volume throughput, even though it will be growing off a high base in Incledon. DAWN anticipates that the strong levels of water and sanitation spend will create an infrastructural base to support the inherent demand for dwellings when economic conditions improve.



DAWN has sufficient capacity at both Building and Infrastructure, with the benefit of higher volume throughput already evident in Infrastructure. The key management focus will be to address volume growth in Building. DAWN continues to grow strongly in various regions in the rest of Africa, with scope to further expand on the continent. Against these factors, the group anticipates sound earnings growth in the second half of F2014.
26-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of DAWN shareholders was held today Tuesday, 26 November 2013. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 1 October 2013, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed and registered where required with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
29-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Integrated Report for the year ended 30 June 2013 was posted to shareholders on Tuesday, 29 October 2013, and contains no changes from the audited results published on SENS on Thursday, 12 September 2013 and in the press on Friday, 13 September 2013.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of DAWN will be held at 12:00 on Tuesday, 26 November 2013, at the DAWN Showroom, 18 Ealing Crescent, Cnr Main Road and Bryanston Drive, Bryanston, to transact the business stated in the notice of annual general meeting, which notice forms part of the Integrated Report.
12-Sep-2013
(C)
Revenue for the year rose 9% to R4.6 billion (R4.2 billion) and gross profit increased to R1.2 billion (R1.0 billion). Operating profit shot up 55% to R252.7 million (R163.2 million). Profit attributable to owners jumped to R156.3 million (R83.0 million).



Dividend

The board declared a final gross dividend of 16.5 cents per ordinary share, from income reserves, for the year ended 30 June 2013.



Prospects

Although the outlook for the DAWN group is robust, the board remains cognisant of possible external risks the group could face. These include:

*labour strike action in the face of wage negotiations could impact the group, its customers and suppliers. DAWN HR is implementing measures across the group to minimise the threat of internal strikes;

*the financially stretched consumers could continue limiting their spend, although Building Plans Passed show substantial increases; and

*although the group believes it is unlikely, delays in water and sanitation infrastructure spend by provincial and central government are always a possibility.



However, the group's outlook, in general, is positive due to: benefits arising from inflationary price increases on the back of the weaker rand and rising input costs such as raw materials, energy and transport; the weaker rand benefiting the group, as it makes it more difficult for importers; DAWN remaining in a strong strategic position in all its markets; all operations showing signs of further growth; and a potential sharp reduction in finance costs due to the Standard - Poor's rating achieved and the group's possible bond issue.



Moving from DAWN's short-term target margin range of 6% to 8% to its medium-term target margin range of 8% to 10% is dependent on volume growth. The group is still operating on a low cost base, instituted two years ago, and volume increases are therefore magnified at profit before interest and taxation level. The board expects volume growth to increase in F2014, with even stronger growth in F2015 and F2016.
11-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
DAWN announce that Standard - Poor?s (S-P) has assigned a zaA- long-term and zaA-2 short-term South African National Scale Credit Ratings to the group. The zaA- long-term rating reflects the strong capacity of DAWN to meet its long-term debt obligations on a timely basis, while the zaA-2 short-term rating indicates the satisfactory capacity of the company to meet its debt obligations over the next 12 months. S-P forecasts that DAWN?s revenue will grow over the next few years at a high single digit rate supported by robust pricing, higher government infrastructure spending, limited growth from residential end markets and further international expansion. Further, S-P considers the recoveries in DAWN?s margins to be sustainable following the cost-cutting measures instituted over the last two years and the anticipated improvement in volumes.

09-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that, for the year ended 30 June 2013, the Group expects:

* Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to increase by 74% to 66.1 cents per share, compared to HEPS of 38 cents per share for the previous year; and

* Earnings per share ("EPS") to increase by 88% to 66.7 cents per share, compared to the EPS of 35.5 cents per share in the previous year.



The increase in EPS and HEPS is attributable to the improved results across all segments of the Group. The Group's results will be released on SENS on 12 September 2013.
14-Mar-2013
(C)
08-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that, for the six months period ended 31 December 2012, the Group expects:

*Headline earnings per share (HEPS) to increase by between 73%-93%, a range of 35.0 cents per share to 39.0 cents per share, compared to HEPS of 20.2 cents per share for the previous corresponding six months period; and

*Earnings per share (EPS) to increase by between 72%-92%, a range of 35.0 cents per share and 39.0 cents per share, compared to the EPS of 20.3 cents per share in the previous corresponding six months period.



The increase in EPS is attributable to the improved results across all segments of the Group. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by DAWN's auditors. The Group's results will be released on SENS on or about 14 March 2013.
14-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of DAWN shareholders was held Friday, 14 December 2012. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 7 November 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed and registered where required with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
16-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the integrated annual report for the year ended 30 June 2012 was posted to shareholders today, Friday, 16 November 2012, and contains no changes from the audited results published on SENS on Thursday, 13 September 2012 and in the press on Friday, 14 September 2012.



The annual financial results were audited by the company's auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and their unmodified audit report is available for inspection at the company's registered office.



Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of DAWN will be held at 12:00 on Friday, 14 December 2012, at the DAWN Showroom, 18 Ealing Crescent, Cnr Main Road and Bryanston Drive, Bryanston, to transact the business stated in the notice of annual general meeting, which notice forms part of the integrated report.



Record Dates

The board of directors of the company has determined, in accordance with section 59 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, as amended, that the record dates for shareholders to be recorded as shareholders in the securities register of the company in order to:

(i) be entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting is Friday, 9 November 2012, and

(ii) be entitled to attend, speak and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 7 December 2012.



The last date to trade to be entitled to attend, speak and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 30 November 2012.
28-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the company advised shareholders that, with effect from 1 October 2012, Mr J A Beukes has resigned as company secretary and an external firm, iThemba Governance and Statutory Solutions (Pty) Ltd. ("iThemba") has been appointed to act in this capacity.
13-Sep-2012
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2012 increased by 12% to R4.2 billion (2011: R3.8 billion). Gross profit grew by 10% to R1 billion (2011: R943.9 million), and operating profit increased to R163.2 million (2011: R33.1 million), while profit attributable to owners of the parent rose to R83 million (2011: loss of R30.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased to 38.03cps (2011: 16.30cps).



Dividend

The board considers it prudent to conserve cash as the early part of a market recovery requires working capital investment. It therefore does not propose a dividend in respect of the 2012 financial year. It is the Board?s intention to resume dividend payments in due course.



Prospects

DAWN's cost base and revenue generating capacity are now positioned to take maximum advantage of market improvements. Any improvement in volumes will have a direct impact on the bottom line. The Group anticipates the following further improvements, by segment, in F2013:

*An improvement in the performance in the Building segment as the Sanitaryware cluster turns around;

*The recovery in the market for the Infrastructure segment to be sustained due to contracts already secured in the government and private sectors;

*Profits in Logistics to improve as its achievement of scale facilitates the roll-out of its business model; and

*DAWN International to continue gaining momentum, with substantial opportunities offered by infrastructure growth in Africa, having set a sound base over the last seven years.



The board therefore anticipates further improvements in F2013. This general forecast has not been reviewed nor audited by the company's auditors.

15-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
DAWN shareholders are advised that, for the year ended 30 June 2012, the Group expects:

* Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to increase by between 123%-143% to 36.4 cents per share to 39.7 cents per share compared to HEPS of 16.3 cents per share for the previous corresponding year; and

* Earnings per share ("EPS") to be between 34.2 cents per share and 36.8 cents per share compared to the loss per share of 13 cents per share in the previous corresponding year.



The increase in EPS is mainly attributable to the improved results from the Infrastructure segment of the Group. Group operating profit is expected to be between R155 million and R165 million compared to the published operating profit of R33 million for the previous corresponding year. It must be noted that, during the previous year, impairments and once- off charges of R68.7 million were incurred. The operating profit in financial 2011 prior to these impairments and once-off charges amounted to R101.8 million. Despite the continued subdued trading environment in the building sector, the operating profit of the Group's Building segment is expected to show a small decline compared to the previous year operating profit prior to the impact of impairments and once-off charges.



The Infrastructure segment continued to deliver an improved performance, particularly at DPI and Incledon, and returned to profit for the year under review. The bulk of this improvement came through in the 2nd half of financial 2012 in response to the corrective actions that have been set in place over the past three years. The Group's results will be released on SENS on or about 13 September 2012.
15-Mar-2012
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased 14% to R2.1 billion (2010: R1.8 billion). Gross profit grew to R512.8 million (2010: R459.7 million), operating profit jumped by 37% to R85.6 million (2010: R62.7 million), while profit attributable to owners of the parent increased to R47.3 million (2010: R32 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose by 33% to 20.2cps (2010: 15.2cps).



Dividend

In line with group policy, no interim dividend has been declared or proposed for the six months ended 31 December 2011, and cash will be conserved until market recovery is more entrenched.



Prospects

The group has started this year with the correct cost base to take maximum advantage of volumes as they improve. The group anticipates further improvements due to the following:

* The investment made during its growth phase in the Infrastructure cluster is starting to pay off as the government and the private sector slowly start to spend;

* Although growth on the Building side is likely to remain slow, Sanitaryware is receiving focused attention. Benefits should also start to come from the consolidation in Libra and Plexicor's markets;

* In Dawn Solutions the group has made significant capacity investments in 2008, just ahead of the market crash. This business continues to provide high barriers to entry and lower costs for both customers and suppliers alike. The collaborative model in this business provides a significant competitive advantage through economies of scale. Dawn Solutions is now starting to experience economies of scale to build on its profitable position.



Dawn International is gaining momentum, with substantial opportunities offered by infrastructure growth in Africa. Although the short-term market recovery is expected to remain slow, the longer term shows stronger potential if government and private sector spend increase and through the continued sharpening of internal effectiveness.
14-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders were advised that, for the six months ended 31 December 2011, the group expects:

* Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to be between 19.8 cents per share to 20.6 cents per share (30%-35% up) compared to HEPS of 15.2 cents per share for the previous corresponding period; and

* Earnings per share ("EPS") to be between 19.9 cents per share and 20.6 cents per share (45%-50% up) compared to the EPS of 13.7 cents per share in the previous corresponding period.



The increase in EPS is mainly attributable to the improved results from the Infrastructure segment of the group. Group operating profit is expected to amount to between R80 million and R85 million compared to the published operating profit of R63 million for the previous corresponding period. Despite the continued subdued trading environment in the building sector, the operating performance of the group's building segment was fair and operating profit was maintained around the same levels as those achieved in the first half of financial 2011.



The infrastructure segment delivered an improved performance, particularly at DPI and Incledon, and returned to profit in the period under review. The group has complied with all debt covenants imposed by its lenders at 31 December 2011 and accordingly the term debt payable beyond twelve months will be classified as non-current. The group's results will be released on SENS on or about 15 March 2012.
18-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report for the year ended 30 June 2011 was posted to shareholders on Friday, 18 November 2011, and contains no changes from the audited results published on SENS on Friday, 16 September 2011 and in the press on Monday, 19 September 2011.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of DAWN will be held at 12:00 on Thursday, 15 December 2011, at the DAWN Showroom, 18 Ealing Crescent, Cnr Main Road and Bryanston Drive, Bryanston, to transact the business stated in the notice of annual general meeting, which notice forms part of the integrated annual report.
16-Sep-2011
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2011 increased by 4.8% to R3.8 billion (2010: R3.6 million). Gross profit grew by 4.3% to R943.9 million (2010: R904.7 million), but operating profit plummeted to R33.1 million, which included R68 million of impairments and other once-off costs (2010: R207.9 million), while loss attributable to owners of the parent fell to R30.3 million (2010: profit of R109.2 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share dropped by 67% to 16.3cps (2010: 48.9cps).



Dividend

The board considers it prudent to conserve cash until the market recovers and therefore does not propose a dividend in respect of the 2011 financial year.



Prospects

Although there are some positive signs of growth starting to resume in the building and infrastructure markets, DAWN expects this growth to be both protracted and erratic. The year ahead will see an intensified focus on returns with direct intervention by group executives in working capital management, forecasting and monitoring of individual companies. The challenge remains to align stockholding with volatile demand patterns. The group's stock systems are being further improved through the enhancement of customer sales history analysis to strengthen stock availability. The group's just-in-time stock availability offering to merchants will remain a key focus area to maximise its logistics advantage. Capital allocation will be monitored continually and it is considered paramount that cash is generated from improvements in working capital as well as profitability across the board, with specific focus on loss-making businesses. Improved volumes will be a necessity to assist factory recoveries. Benefits should flow through from the development of new products at all manufacturing entities, with aesthetics and "green" product development enjoying particular focus. Although these initiatives will ensure increased growth, it is uncertain over what timeframe due to the current unpredictability of the markets.
29-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.4(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they become reasonably certain that the financial results for the period to be reported on will be more than 20% different from that of the previous corresponding period. DAWN shareholders are accordingly advised that , for the year ended 30 June 2011, the Group expects:



Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to be between 14.7 cents per share to 17.1 cents per share, (65%-70% lower) compared to HEPS of 48.9 cents per share for the previous corresponding period and Earnings per share ("EPS") to be between -10.8 cents per share and -16.2 cents per share, (120%-130% lower) compared to the EPS of 54.0 cents per share in the previous corresponding period.



The decline in EPS is attributable to the impairments of intangible assets and other once off non-operating adjustments, mainly relating to Vaal Sanitaryware, Libra Bathrooms and Africa Swiss Trading, amounting to R69 million. Operating income before these once-off adjustments is expected to amount to between R95 million and R105 million (a decrease of 50%-55% compared to the published operating income for the previous corresponding period).



The continued depressed trading environment in the building sector impacted negatively on the operating performance of the businesses in this segment. The data on Buildings Completed confirmed a further worsening of activity in the building industry. Infrastructure segment delivered a marginally improved performance, but are, however, still in a loss position for the year under review.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by DAWN's auditors. The Group's results will be released on SENS on16 September 2011.

04-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Dawn advised of the following change regarding executive responsibilities. During the past 24 months, Mr Lou Alberts has expressed the desire to relinquish the chairmanship of Dawn when he reached the age of 70. The timing of this change was dependent on finding a suitable replacement candidate. Dawn has now advised that Mr Tak Hiemstra has taken over as Chairman from 1 July 2011. Mr Lou Alberts will remain a non-executive director of the Dawn board.
24-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
DAWN announce the appointment of Mr JA Beukes as company secretary, effective 22 June 2011. Mr JA Beukes assumes the responsibilities of company secretary in conjunction with his current role as group risk and governance officer. Mr JAI Ferreira resigns as company secretary with effect 22 June 2011.
24-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
DAWN announce the appointment of Mr VJ Mokoena as an independent non-executive member of the board, effective 22 June 2011, and of Mr M Akoojee as a non-executive member of the board, effective 23 June 2011.
10-Mar-2011
(C)
04-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are accordingly advised that, for the six months ended 31st December 2010, the Group expects:

*Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to be between 50%-55% lower (14.3 cents per share to 15.9 cents per share)

*Earnings per share ("EPS") to be between 55%-60% lower (12.7 cents per share to 14.3 cents per share) than the HEPS of 31.9 cents per share and the EPS of 32.6 cents per share published for the previous corresponding period.



The decreases were due to continued declines in the level of activity in the building sector since the peak of the market in 2008. Against this, the group took strong action in gaining market share and further containing costs. The group's just in time supply model proved its mettle during the period, with revenue in the Building business almost being maintained and extensive earnings declines limited. However, the infrastructure-related businesses were negatively impacted by the continued sharp decline in spend in our particular markets and losses increased for the period. It is worth noting that the decline in the last six months in HEPS was 8%-13% when compared to the six months to June 2010. This indicates that the rate of decline over the last six months has slowed. The Group's results will be released on SENS on 10 March 2011.

03-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated Monday, 6 September 2010, renewed on Tuesday, 19 October 2010, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 and Thursday, 13 January 2011 where they were advised that the Company has entered into discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the Company's securities. Shareholders are hereby advised that discussions have been ceased and caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in the Company's securities.

14 Jan 2011 15:32:52
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Dawn shareholders was held on Friday, 14 January 2011. Shareholders were advised that ordinary resolution number ten regarding the authority to issue shares for cash has been withdrawn by the board of directors. Mr Mokoena has elected not to offer himself for re-election as a non-executive director of the company as per ordinary resolution number two. All the remaining ordinary resolutions and the special resolution, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 8 December 2010, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolution will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office for registration in due course.
13 Jan 2011 17:24:21
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated Monday, 6 September 2010, renewed on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 and Tuesday, 30 November 2010, shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
20 Dec 2010 15:30:53
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2010 was posted to shareholders on Monday, 20 December 2010, and contains no changes from the audited preliminary results published on SENS on Monday, 13 September 2010 and in the press on Tuesday, 14 September 2010.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of Dawn will be held on Friday, 14 January 2011, at 12:00 at Dawn Showroom, 18 Ealing Crescent, Cnr Main Road and Bryanston Drive, Bryanston to transact the business stated in the notice of annual general meeting, which notice forms part of the annual report.
30 Nov 2010 07:51:43
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated Monday, 6 September 2010 and renewed on Tuesday, 19 October 2010, shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
19 Oct 2010 08:11:44
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated Monday, 6 September 2010, shareholders were advised that negotiations were still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders were advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement was made.
13 Sep 2010 08:34:55
(C)
Revenue decreased by 9% to R3.6 billion (June 2009: R4 billion), and gross profit decreased to R905 million (June 2009: R1 billion). Operating profit declined by 15% to R208 million (June 2009: R246 million). Net attributable profit was down by 3% to R109.1 million (June 2009: R112.5 million). In addition, headline earnings per share fell by 40% to 48.9cps (June 2009: 81.7cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared.



Prospects

The benefits from the actions taken during the past financial year will flow through in the new financial year. These include a stringent focus on cost management and the full impact of interest savings through reduced debt and better borrowing rates, as outlined above. As a result of the rightsizing of the businesses, the group's operating expense base will be maintained on this lower platform. This is expected to result in the annualisation of the R57 million costs saved to date in this calendar year through a further R50 million saving to December 2010.



On an operational level, an improvement is expected at DPI Plastics and Incledon through internal action taken. Although the short-term outlook for government infrastructure projects remains bleak after the 2010 World Cup-related spend, the Infrastructure segment focuses on priority spend in critical areas, such as water infrastructure projects, which are likely to turn up first. However, the timing of the awarding of contracts and tenders remains uncertain. On the building side, the group anticipates some volume improvements as the market slowly starts to recover, particularly in the second half of the new financial year.



The Consumer Protection Act should assist in containing sub- standard imports, with Dawn's leading brands and comprehensive after-sales service and warranties, set to capitalise on this. The group's business model has already demonstrated its robustness during the current financial year. Key management focus areas will remain sales growth, margin maintenance, productivity improvement and cash and working capital management. The benefits of the optimal utilisation of assets are anticipated to contribute to the results for the year ahead. Provided that market demand does not deteriorate further, the board anticipates better prospects mainly from the second half of the 2011 financial year. This general forecast has not been reviewed nor audited by the company's auditors.
06 Sep 2010 09:32:48
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are advised that, for the year ended 30th June 2010, the group expects:

*Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") to be between 35%-45% lower (53 cents per share to 45 cents per share); and

*Earnings per share ("EPS") to be between 10%-20% lower (57 cents per share to 51 cents per share) than the HEPS of 81.7 cents per share and the EPS of 63.9 cents per share published for the previous corresponding period. The R300m rights issue (42.67 million shares), effective 15 December 2009, has increased the average weighted number of shares on which the above calculations are based.



A sound performance from most of the group's businesses was masked by the disappointing performance of the businesses focused on infrastructure- related spend, particularly DPI Plastics, Incledon Engineering and Sangio Pipes. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by Dawn's auditors. The group's results will be released on SENS on or about 13 September 2010.



Cautionary announcement

Dawn inform shareholders that it has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of its shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
23 Apr 2010 08:43:49
(Official Notice)
Dawn announce the appointment of Ms Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele as an Independent Non-Executive member of the board, effective 1 May 2010.
10 Mar 2010 09:13:31
(C)
Revenue decreased from R2.2 billion to R1.8 billion in 2009.Operating profit decreased to R121.0 million (2008:R235.1 million). Profit for the period decreased to R62.1million (R156.7 million).Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 31.90cps (87.10cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Through the focus on cost management, a R180 million annualised saving (including R48 million finance cost savings) will be realised from H2 2010, with the full impact of interest savings through lower gearing and better borrowing rates. Going forward, a turnaround is expected at DPI, Incledon and Plexicor. DPI's factory loading levels have already improved significantly. Improved margins and government's priority spend in water and sanitation (which has become critical spend) should benefit the group across the board, with a particularly positive impact on DPI and Incledon. Libra is also set on a turnaround path, with factory optimisation and a return to profit in the second half of the year. All other businesses should improve due to a return of an inflationary environment on input prices, although this is still dependent on volumes not declining further.



Dawn is now right-sized for the market, without having compromised capacity for any upturn. Furthermore, new product lines continued to be introduced across the group, which will benefit Dawn's earnings going forward. Inventory pipelines are significantly depleted and any recovery in demand will be preceded by increased stocking and restocking of the pipeline, which will benefit all Dawn companies. In line with the actions taken, the board therefore believes that there will be an improvement in H2 2010 on this period, with better prospects anticipated from F2011 if the infrastructure and building sectors recover as expected.
22 Feb 2010 16:54:55
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2009 are expected to be 60% to 70% lower than the reported results for the prior comparative period. Although the building market showed some improvement in the last six months, supported by continued demand in the building refurbishment and upgrade sector, results were significantly impacted by continued delays and non-awarding of infrastructure tenders. This affected Dawn specifically on water and sewer- related infrastructure projects and continued to negatively impact the performance of the business units Incledon and DPI. Whilst no meaningful recovery is expected from building or municipal and civil water infrastructure related activities before the year end to June 2010, the lower interest rate environment and some easing of the credit markets could contribute to an improvement in consumer confidence and the general trading environment. The company's results will be released on or about 10 March 2010.
15 Dec 2009 15:06:15
(Official Notice)
Ms R D Roos have been appointed as executive director of the company with effect from 14 December 2009.
15 Dec 2009 15:04:14
(Official Notice)
Mr A N Kendal and Mr A S Boynton-Lee have resigned as non-executive directors of the company with effect from 14 December 2009.
14 Dec 2009 14:06:24
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Dawn shareholders was held on Monday, 14 December 2009. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolution as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 20 November 2009, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolution will be lodged with the Registrar of Companies for registration.
14 Dec 2009 10:11:14
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements released on SENS on 30 October 2009 and on 6 November 2009 and the circular to Dawn ordinary shareholders dated 23 November 2009 relating to the Dawn rights offer in terms of which a total of 41,666,666 Dawn ordinary shares in the authorised but unissued share capital of Dawn were offered for subscription to qualifying Dawn shareholders, by way of renounceable rights, at a subscription price of 720 cents per Dawn ordinary share on the basis of 20.98270 rights offer shares for every 100 Dawn ordinary shares held at the close of trade on the record date of the rights offer. The rights offer closed on Friday, 11 December 2009.



The rights offer was fully underwritten by Coronation Asset Management (Pty) Ltd . The rights offer was 89.8% subscribed for and the subscription consideration received from public subscriptions is R269 384 479.20. The balance of 10.2% for the subscription consideration of R30 615 516.00 is to be received from the underwriter. Coronation will settle the issue price of the rights offer shares under its underwriting obligations in cash. Rights offer shares will be issued and posted to certificated shareholders in certificated form on or about Monday, 14 December 2009. The CSDP or broker accounts in respect of dematerialised shareholders will be updated with rights offer shares and debited with any payments due on or about Monday, 14 December 2009.
20 Nov 2009 09:05:06
(Official Notice)
The annual report containing the audited financial statements for the company for the year ended 30 June 2009 has been dispatched to shareholders on Friday, 20 November 2009. There are no changes from the audited results for the year ended 30 June 2009, released on SENS on Tuesday, 8 September 2009 and in the press on Wednesday, 9 September 2009. The annual financial statements were audited by the company's auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and their report is available for inspection at the company's registered office. The annual report contains a notice of annual general meeting for the company, which will be held at 12:00 on Monday, 14 December 2009 at The Westcliff, Sir Herbert Baker Room 67, Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg.
13 Nov 2009 11:43:29
(Official Notice)
The company wishes to advise that the form of instruction in respect of the rights offer has been registered by CIPRO and all conditions precedent have now been met.

The dates for the rights offer, as previously published in the finalization announcement remain unchanged.
06 Nov 2009 11:44:38
(Official Notice)
30 Oct 2009 08:39:05
(Official Notice)
21 Oct 2009 16:02:12
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised in a cautionary announcement, included in the audited preliminary results released on SENS on 8 September 2009, that the company was negotiating the issue of a convertible debt instrument and that shareholders would be advised of the detail thereof in due course. Subsequent to the publication of above cautionary announcement, numerous Dawn shareholders notified the company that they would wish to participate in a capital raising programme initiated by the company.



Consequently Dawn has withdrawn from pursuing the convertible bond transaction and will be launching a rights offer to its shareholders. The rights offer will be renounceable and fully underwritten. In addition, the rights offer is to be underwritten at an offer price per share which is less dilutive to those shareholders who do not wish to follow their rights than would have been the case in terms of the convertible bond transaction. Shareholders are advised that these new developments may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares and accordingly are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's shares until a full announcement is made.
08 Sep 2009 09:06:22
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Dawn has entered into negotiations for the raising of a R250 million convertible debt instrument as part of the group's debt reduction programme, the conclusion of which is imminent. If successfully concluded, this may have an 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 detailed announcement is made.
08 Sep 2009 08:21:26
(C)
Revenue increased by 1% to R4 billion (R3.9 billion), but gross profit was largely stable at around R1 billion. Net attributable profit declined by 58% to R112.5 million (R267.2 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis fell by 45% to 81.7cps (149.3cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared.



Prospects

Whilst no meaningful recovery is expected from building-related activities before the start of the new calendar year, the lower interest rate environment should contribute to an improvement in consumer confidence and the general trading environment. With the successful conclusion of the election and settling down and positioning of central and local government decision-making powers, it is anticipated that government spend on water and sewer, as well as housing projects will support increased demand in this sector over the next financial year.



The board expects market conditions to remain under pressure over the short- to medium-term, but is confident that underlying fundamentals will continue to improve. The group therefore continues to be well positioned to benefit from gradual improvement in market conditions. The board remains cautiously optimistic about earnings for the first half of the new financial year, with better prospects expected mainly from the second half of the new financial year.
07 Sep 2009 12:55:10
(Official Notice)
Dawn Ltd wishes to inform shareholders that following its trading update released on SENS on 2 July 2009, more stringent IFRS requirements during the auditing process required a further adjustment to the 2009 financial year results. These adjustments are of a non-core trading nature and have no cash flow impact.



Headline earnings per share for the twelve months ended 30 June 2009 will therefore be 45% to 50% lower than the reported headline earnings per share for the prior comparative period. Earnings per share will be 55% to 60% lower than the reported earnings per share for the prior comparative period. The company's results will be released tomorrow, 8 September 2009.
14 Jul 2009 13:21:52
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr. Glenn Geldenhuis has resigned as an executive director of the company with effect from 1 August 2009.

02 Jul 2009 15:35:40
(Official Notice)
06 Apr 2009 15:54:20
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders were advised on SENS on Wednesday, 17 December 2008 and in the press on Thursday, 18 December 2008 that they were entitled to elect to receive the cash dividend alternative of 35 cents per share in lieu of a capitalisation award. Capitalisation shares would be awarded to those Dawn shareholders recorded in the register as such on Friday, 3 April 2009, the record date. Shareholders were subsequently advised on SENS on Friday, 20 March 2009 and in the press on Monday, 23 March 2009 that the number of capitalisation shares to which shareholders were entitled, in terms of a capitalisation award was 5.11696 shares for every 100 shares held. No fractions of shares would be issued.



These ratios were arrived at by dividing 35 cents per share by R6.84, being the volume weighted average price of the ordinary shares of the company on the JSE Ltd ("JSE") for the 30 days ended Thursday, 19 March 2009. Shareholders are hereby advised that Dawn shareholders holding 93 560 602 Dawn shares have elected to receive the cash dividend alternative, resulting in R32 746 210-70 being paid to shareholders in respect of the cash dividend alternative and 5 112 014 new shares being issued in terms of a capitalisation award. Dividend cheques and share certificates in respect of new shares were posted to certificated shareholders on Monday, 6 April 2009.
20 Mar 2009 15:28:10
(Official Notice)
10 Mar 2009 08:50:56
(C)
Revenue increased by 15% to R2.2 billion (R1.9 billion) and operating profit rose by 6% to R235.1 million (R222.5 million). Net attributable profit jumped by 11% to R152.2 million (R137.5 million). In addition, headline earnings grew by 11% to 87.1cps (78.1cps).



Dividend

No interim dividend has been declared.



Prospects

The tough economic conditions are likely to continue as the consequences of the global economic crisis take effect. However, the group remains in good shape to weather the storm. The group is committed to its key strategy of backward integration, underpinned by its integrated supply-chain model with premium brands and balanced exposure across different industries, to counter the risks associated with the worldwide economic climate and to sustain profit growth. The board remains positive about Dawn's long-term growth prospects as:

*The group is well positioned to have significant participation in the infrastructure programme. Dawn's volume growth should be further supported by the acceleration of consequential building activity from large infrastructural projects.

*An increased export drive on the back of the depreciating rand will result in a broadened geographical footprint.

*Import substitution on the back of the continued currency weakness, together with improved customer service levels, will increase the group's local markets.



Margin improvement will be driven through increased internal efficiencies and optimised factory loadings and production. Whilst the group is cognisant of factors beyond its control, and having due regard to the challenging global economic environment, it is management's objective to continue growing the business into the future.
09 Mar 2009 17:50:07
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are referred to a trading statement announcement published on SENS on Tuesday, 6 January 2009 and are hereby advised that earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2008 will now be between 8% and 11% above those reported for the comparative period. The financial results on which this trading statement have been based have not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors. The financial results of the company will be published on or about 10 March 2009.
09 Jan 2009 15:17:52
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of DAWN shareholders was held on Friday, 9 January 2009. All the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 17 December 2008, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. Shareholders are therefore advised that the capitalisation award with a cash dividend alternative of 35cps was approved. The final salient dates and times of the capitalisation award with a cash dividend alternative are as follows:

* Circular regarding the capitalisation award with the cash dividend alternative posted to shareholders -- Friday, 13 March 2009

* Final details of the capitalisation award ratio to be released on SENS -- Friday, 20 March 2009

* Final details of the capitalisation award ratio to be published in the press -- Monday, 23 March 2009

* Last day to trade to participate in the capitalisation award or to receive the cash dividend alternative -- Friday, 27 March 2009

* Shares trades "EX" the capitalisation award and the cash dividend alternative -- Monday, 30 March 2009

* Listing of the maximum number of new ordinary shares to be taken up in terms of the capitalisation award -- Monday, 30 March 2009

* Last day to elect to receive cash dividend or participate in the capitalisation award by no later than 12:00 -- Friday, 3 April 2009

* Record date to participate in the capitalisation award or to receive the cash dividend alternative -- Friday, 3 April 2009

* Results of the capitalisation award released on SENS -- Monday, 6 April 2009

* Results of the capitalisation award published in the press -- Tuesday, 7 April 2009
06 Jan 2009 07:35:30
(Official Notice)
Dawn shareholders are advised that the group expects earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended 31 December 2008 to be between 0% and 10% above those reported for the comparative period. Knock-on effects of the global economic downturn, and delays in civil and municipal infrastructure projects as well as delays in industrial and mining capital projects affected the Dawn results for the current six months. Dawn remains confident that its balanced exposure to the building and infrastructure sectors will continue to underpin sustainable profit growth into the future. The financial results of the company will be published on or about 9 March 2009.
17 Dec 2008 12:26:10
(Official Notice)
28 Oct 2008 17:20:15
(Official Notice)
Further to the latest cautionary announcement released on SENS on Thursday, 25 September 2008 shareholders are advised that negotiations have been terminated and therefore caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in the company's securities.
25 Sep 2008 07:49:55
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
26 Aug 2008 08:03:19
(C)
12 Aug 2008 15:59:35
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 and in the press on Wednesday, 21 May 2008, renewed on SENS on Tuesday, 1 July 2008 and in the press on Wednesday, 2 July 2008, shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
10 Jul 2008 16:15:37
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the twelve months ended 30 June 2008, Dawn expects earnings per share and headline earnings per share to be between 30% and 40% above those reported for the previous twelve months ended 30 June 2007. The financial results of the company will be published on or about Monday, 25 August 2008.
01 Jul 2008 15:16:23
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 and in the press on Wednesday, 21 May 2008, shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
20 May 2008 07:50:49
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that DAWN has entered into negotiations 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.
13 Feb 2008 08:19:59
(C)
Revenue increased by 37% to R1.9 billion (2006: R1.4 billion). A significant portion of the revenue of the Manufacturing division is inter-group and is eliminated on consolidation. Operating profit increased by 38% to R223 million (2006: R161 million). Attributable profit to equity holders of the company of R137 million (2006: R92 million) is 49% higher, whereas earnings per share of 78.7 cents (2006: 54.2 cents) increased by 45%.



Dividends

No interim dividend was declared.



Prospects

The group remains positive about its long-term prospects, as it has a balanced exposure across different industries, which include the building, infrastructure, plumbing, petrochemical, agricultural and mining sectors. Although the group expects earnings growth to slow down in the second half of the financial year due to the market tightening following higher interest rates and slower GDP growth, earnings growth is expected to remain at above the industry average.
11 Jul 2006 08:27:12
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on 27 February 2006, 6 April 2006 and 29 May 2006 by Group Five and the cautionary announcements released on 8 May 2006, 16 May 2006 and 26 June 2006 by Dawn, the boards of directors of the companies announced the conclusion of agreements in terms of which Group Five will dispose of its interests in DPI Holdings (Pty) Ltd and the business of Vaal Sanitaryware to Dawn, subject to suspensive conditions. Dawn shareholders are advised that DAWN is still in negotiations which if successfully concluded may have an effect on the company's securities and should therefore continue exercising caution when trading in the company's shares until a further announcement is made.
26 Jun 2006 17:12:24
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements dated 8 May 2006 and 16 May 2006, shareholders are advised that Dawn is still in negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the companys securities until a further announcement is made.
16 May 2006 18:35:48
(Official Notice)
08 May 2006 17:13:04
(Official Notice)
Dawn has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have an effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.



05 Apr 2006 17:08:43
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement dated 11 November 2003, DAWN has exercised its option to unconditionally acquire the remaining 69.57% of the issued shares in Incledon not already owned by Dawn. As a consequence of the acquisition, Incledon has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dawn. Dawn has instructed its legal adviser to confirm that the articles of association of Incledon comply with Schedule 10 of the JSE Listings Requirements and, where they do not comply, to affect such changes thereto so that they do comply with the said Schedule.
09 Feb 2006 15:27:06
(C)
The group's turnover for the interim increased to R830.2 million (R662.4 million) resulting in a 25% rise on continuing operations. Operating profit rose by 80%, from R54 million to R97 million, whilst profit after tax of R61.3 million (38 million) was 61% higher than the previous period. Attributable earnings of R57.5 million were achieved, an increase of 52% and headline earnings grew 50% to 35.1cps (23.3cps). Net asset value of 164cps (107cps) was 53% higher, whilst free cash flow generated increased by R41 million over the comparative period.



Dividend

There was no dividend declared as the group's policy is to only consider distributions at year-end.



Prospects

The group is optimistic about demand in the building industry and expects to see further growth in this market, albeit at a more sustainable rate. The group would also benefit from any infrastructural development and expansion in the mining sector. Several acquisition opportunities are being pursued. As a result the directors remain positive about Dawn's future earnings growth.
11 Jan 2006 15:53:36
(Official Notice)
For the six months ended 31 December 2005, it is expecting earnings and headline earnings per share to be 30% to 50% above those reported for the previous six months ended 31 December 2004. The financial results of the company will be published on or about Wednesday, 15 February 2006.
19 Dec 2005 14:38:04
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Dawn are referred to the announcement published by the Securities Regulation Panel ("SRP") on 6 December 2005 advising shareholders that Dawn and Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Ltd ("Ukhamba") , Dawn's black economic empowerment partner, made an application to the SRP requesting the Executive Director of the SRP to waive the requirement in terms of rule 8 of the Securities Regulation Code and rules of the Securities Regulation Panel ("the SRP rules") for Ukhamba to make a mandatory offer to the shareholders of Dawn at a price of R2.40 per Dawn share. Shareholders were invited to provide written submissions to the Executive Director of the SRP by 15 December 2005 as to why the SRP should not consent to the waiver of the mandatory offer as required by the SRP rules. The Executive Director of the SRP has not received any submissions following the request for submissions in the announcement referred to above relating to the waiver of Rule 8 of the SRP rules. Consequently the Executive Director of the SRP has ruled that Ukhamba be exempted from making the mandatory offer.
06 Dec 2005 15:59:24
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to a detailed announcement published by Dawn in the press on 1 October 2004, and as contained in a subsequent circular to Dawn shareholders dated 29 October 2004, informing shareholders that the Securities Regulation Panel agreed to conditionally waive the obligation by Ukhamba Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Dawn's black empowerment partner, to make a mandatory offer to Dawn shareholders at that time. The SRP placed a condition on the above approval such that should Ukhamba's total voting rights in the shareholding of Dawn not reduce from 38.8% to below 35% by December 2005 then Ukhamba would be required to make a mandatory offer to the shareholders of Dawn at the maximum price per share that Ukhamba would pay for the shares that it acquired in Dawn, being R2.40 per Dawn share. As Ukhamba has not reduced it's voting rights to below 35% of the total votes exercisable at a Dawn shareholders meeting, Ukhamba is now required to proceed with the above mandatory offer.



The SRP has been informed by Dawn and Ukhamba that the Dawn share has traded on the JSE at prices no lower than R4.35 during 2005 and during November 2005 has traded in the range R6.65 to R7.15. In addition the average monthly volume of Dawn shares traded for the period January 2005 to November 2005 was in excess of 2.9 million shares per month. Shareholders are advised that Dawn and Ukhamba have applied to the executive director of the SRP for a ruling that Ukhamba be exempted from making a mandatory offer to the remaining Dawn shareholders on the basis that such offer would be made at a price of R2.40 per share whilst shareholders are able to trade such shares at prices substantially above this value on the JSE. Shareholders will be advised of the outcome of the application.

28 Nov 2005 17:15:45
(Official Notice)
Mike Lucien Field has resigned as a director of Dawn, effective 25 November 2005.
21 Nov 2005 11:09:27
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting held on Thursday, 10 November 2005, Dawn shareholders approved the resolution tabled at the meeting to approve the capital distribution of 13c per ordinary share to Dawn shareholders. The salient dates and times of the capital distribution will be as follows:



*Last day to trade to participate in the capital distribution -- Friday, 6 January

*Record date to be recorded in the register to participate in the capital distribution -- Friday, 13 January

*Distribution to shareholders in respect of the capital distribution -- Monday, 16 January
11 Nov 2005 13:57:55
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting held on Thursday, 10 November 2005, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Dawn shareholders.
19 Oct 2005 08:13:32
(Official Notice)
The annual report containing the audited financial statements for the company for the year ended 30 June 2005 has been dispatched to shareholders on Wednesday, 19 October 2005. There has been no change from the audited results for the twelve months ended 30 June 2005, released on SENS on Thursday, 18 August 2005. The annual general meeting will be held on Thursday, 10 November 2005.
18 Aug 2005 13:40:37
(C)
The group achieved a significant improvement in results for the year under review, even though the residential market has experienced a slight correction from the buoyant conditions of the recent past. Turnover increased to R1.357bn, resulting in a 33% increase on continuing operations. Turnover from trading operations, excluding acquisitions and disposals, increased by 15% to R1.156bn. Operating profit increased by 117%, from R63m to R137m, whilst profit before tax of R120m is 97% higher. Operating profit from trading operations, excluding acquisitions and disposals, increased by 36% to R85.8m. Headline earnings of R83.8m were achieved, an increase of 86%, whereas earnings per share and headline earnings per share of 52c increased by 73%. Free cash flow generated increased from R33.3m to R50.9m.



Prospects

A slowdown in the pace of growth in the housing sector is expected in line with the levelling out of the interest rate cycle. However, the group anticipates the building industry to continue its momentum in the foreseeable future, especially in view of the continuing demand for housing, mainly supported by the emergent black middle class and the latest increase in building plans passed on an annualised basis. The ever decreasing gap between the price of existing and newly built homes will also have a positive effect on growth. The demand for non residential construction as well as the increased focus on delivery of infrastructural development will also benefit the group.



Distribution to shareholders

In keeping with the group`s dividend policy of four times cover, the board has recommended a capital distribution of 13c per share, subject to shareholders` approval. A further announcement in this regard will be made in due course.
30 Jun 2005 12:58:21
(Official Notice)
Dawn has advised that for the year ending 30 June 2005, it is expecting earnings and headline earnings per share to be 50% to 70% above those reported for the previous financial year ended 30 June 2004. The financial results of the company will be published on about 19 August 2005.
25-Oct-2016
(X)
Distribution and Warehousing Network Ltd. (DAWN) is listed in the Construction and Materials- Building Materials and Fixtures sector of the JSE. The Group manufactures and distributes quality branded hardware, sanitaryware, plumbing, kitchen, engineering and civil products through an international, strategically positioned branch network in South Africa, and selected countries in the rest of Africa and Mauritius.



DAWN has a significant proprietary brands and agency agreements with prominent suppliers and also sources branded products from a well- established supplier network, both locally and internationally.The Group has two main operating segments, namely building and infrastructure, reflecting the main exposures to the market it serves.



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