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19-Sep-2018
(C)
Sales for the year increased to R3.7 billion (2017: R2.5 billion) and profit from operations grew to R163.5 million (2017: R114.8 million). Profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company rose to R96.8 million (2017: R70.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share were higher at 341 cents per share (2017: 243.2 cents per share).



Ordinary dividend number 140

The directors have declared a final cash dividend of 50 cents per share on the Company's ordinary shares for the year ended 30 June 2018.



Company prospects

The Group continues to target a number of opportunities that, if successful, should further position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty-six months. The Group is confident that it can exploit the opportunities as they present themselves and continue to deliver on its strategy.
13-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
Accordingly, shareholders of the Company are advised that:

*Earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2018 is likely to be between 342.9 cents per share and 343.9 cents per share (2017: 247.3 cents per share). This represents an increase of between 95.6 cents per share and 96.6 cents per share, being an improvement of between 38.7% and 39.1% when compared to 2017; and

*Headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2018 is likely to be between 340.0 cents per share and 341.0 cents per share (2017: 243.2 cents per share). This represents an increase of between 96.8 cents per share and 97.8 cents per share, being an improvement of between 39.8% and 40.2% when compared to 2017.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s external auditors.



The results of the Group for the year ended 30 June 2018 are expected to be released on or about 19 September 2018.
16-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
ELB announced that its subsidiary, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. (?Engineering Services?), together with its project partner, KC Cottrell, has received the notice to proceed with the build of a 25MW biomass power plant for Ngodwana Energy following the successful bid in terms of the South African Government?s renewable energy independent power producer programme.



Engineering Services, together with KC Cottrell, will design, procure, construct and commission a wood-chip biomass power plant at Sappi?s Ngodwana Mill in Mpumalanga.



The project will use biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process. The power plant will burn up to 35 tons per hour of biomass in a boiler in order to generate steam and drive a turbine to generate electricity, which will be fed into the grid.



The project is expected to generate in excess of 2500 man-months of employment for South African citizens during the project phase, whilst the biomass recovery process lends itself to sustainable job creation and skills development over the life of the plant. The project is also expected to make a meaningful contribution to the South African economy through the significant level of local procurement required.



The plant design, specification and application is unique to biomass power producers and entities within the timber industry and represents an exciting opportunity for Engineering Services to deliver what ELB believes will become a reference biomass power plant for Africa.



The project is expected to take up to twenty-seven months to complete. Engineering Services looks forward to working with its project partners and to the successful undertaking of such a renewable power project in South Africa.
23-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the circular dated 12 February 2018 and the SENS announcements dated 12 February 2018 and 13 March 2018, relating to the implementation of an odd-lot offer and a specific offer to repurchase shares (?the Offers?). Shareholders are hereby advised that the board of directors of ELB has finalised the pricing in respect of the Offers, which has been set out below.



Offer prices

The price at which the Company will repurchase the odd-lot offer shares is R19.02 and the price at which the Company will repurchase the specific offer shares is R19.97. These amounts were calculated using the 30-day volume weighted average traded price of an ELB share on 22 March 2018 (being the day immediately prior to the date of this announcement) which was R19.02, with the specific offer price including a 5% premium of R0.95 per share.



The repurchase of ordinary shares in terms of the Offers will be funded out of contributed tax capital (which shall bear the meaning as defined in the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962, as amended). Shareholders are advised to consult their tax and/or financial advisors regarding any taxation implications pertaining to them regarding the acceptance of the Offers.



Implementation

The Offers have been declared unconditional and salient dates and times and all other information relating thereto as disclosed in the circular to shareholders, dated 12 February 2018, remain unchanged. Shareholders are however reminded that the Offers close at 12:00 on Friday, 6 April 2018.
14-Mar-2018
(C)
Sales for the interim period increased to R1.715 billion (2016: R1.054 billion), profit from operations rose to R75.4 million (2016: R65.3 million), profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB climbed to R45.1 million (2016: R41.4 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 157.6 cents per share (2016: 142.1 cents per share).



Dividend

The directors have declared a cash dividend of 32 cents per share on the Company's ordinary shares for the six months ended 31 December 2017.



Company prospects

The Group continues to target a number of opportunities that if successful should further position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty-six months. The Group is confident that it can harness the opportunities as they present themselves and deliver on our strategy.
13-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Results of the general meeting: Shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of ELB shareholders held today, 13 March 2018, the special and ordinary resolutions proposed thereat, were approved by the requisite majority of votes. The total number of ELB ordinary shares in issue is 32 518 579 shares of which 22 073 543 shares, representing 68%, were voted at the general meeting.



Dates relative to the odd-lot offer and the specific repurchase:

Shareholders are referred to the declaration announcement, dated 12 February 2018, in which shareholders were advised that the directors of ELB had resolved to make an odd-lot offer and a specific offer (?the Offers?) to qualifying shareholders to repurchase their shares with the intention of reducing the ongoing administration costs associated with having a large number of minority shareholders, and are reminded of the following salient dates: 2018

*Offers open at 09:00 on Wednesday, 14 March

*Finalisation announcement (containing the Offer prices) released on SENS Friday, 23 March

*Finalisation announcement published in the press Monday, 26 March

*Last day to trade in order to participate in the Offers Tuesday, 3 April

*Shares trade ex the Offers Wednesday, 4 April

*Forms of election and surrender to be received by the Transfer Secretaries by 12:00 Friday, 6 April

*Offers record date (Offers close at 12:00) Friday, 6 April

*Results of the Offers released on SENS Monday, 9 April

*Payment date in respect of certificated shareholders who accepted either of the Offers Monday, 9 April

*Accounts at CSDP or broker updated in respect of dematerialised shareholders Monday, 9 April

*Results of the Offers released in the press Tuesday, 10 April

*Cancellation and termination of listing of the offer shares on Thursday,12 April
12-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the directors of ELB have resolved to make an odd-lot offer and a specific offer to qualifying shareholders to repurchase their shares with the intention of reducing the ongoing administration costs associated with having a large number of minority shareholders.



Details of the Offers are as follows:

- an offer to shareholders holding less than 100 shares to purchase their shares, which offer will incorporate the right for such shareholders to make an election as to whether or not to retain or sell such shareholdings (?Odd-lot Offer?). Those odd-lot shareholders who do not make an election in terms of the Odd-lot Offer will automatically be regarded as having accepted the Odd-lot Offer.

- a specific offer to shareholders holding from 100 to 500 shares inclusive to purchase their entire shareholding (?Specific Offer?).



All Shares acquired by the Company in terms of the Offers will be cancelled and delisted and restored to the status of authorised share capital.



Salient dates and times

* Circular posted to ELB shareholders : Monday, 12 February

* Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the general meeting : Tuesday, 27 February

* General meeting to be held at 12:30 on Tuesday, 13 March

* Results of the general meeting released on SENS on Wednesday, 14 March

* Finalisation announcement released on SENS on Friday, 23 March

* Results of the Offers released on SENS on Monday, 9 April

* Cancellation and termination of listing of the Offer shares on Thursday,12 April



Circular

A circular setting out, inter alia, information relating to the Offers will be posted to shareholders. The Circular is available on the Company?s website: www.elb.co.za



Notice of GM

Notice was given that the general meeting of shareholders will be held on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 in the Boardroom of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. at 354 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg at 12:30, to consider the relevant resolutions relating to the Offers.
24-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are advised that Ms Buyisiwe Makhunga and Ms Refilwe Nkabinde have been appointed to the board of directors of ELB (?Board?) as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect. Buyisiwe has been appointed as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Refilwe as a member of the Social and Ethics Committee.

23-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of ELB shareholders held on Thursday, 23 November 2017, the special and ordinary resolutions proposed thereat, were approved by the requisite majority of votes as set out below.



The total number of ELB ordinary shares in issue is 32 518 579 shares of which 16 948 676 shares were voted at the annual general meeting, representing 52%.



Shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of ELB shareholders held on Thursday, 23 November 2017, the special and ordinary resolutions proposed thereat, were approved by the requisite majority of votes as set out below.



The total number of ELB ordinary shares in issue is 32 518 579 shares of which 15 946 255 shares were voted at the General Meeting, representing 49%.

20-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company intends proposing a:

- specific repurchase of 852 900 ordinary shares by the ELB Share Incentive Trust (?the Trust?) from Specific Participants of the ELB Share Incentive Schemes (?the Trust Specific Repurchase?); and

- specific repurchase by the Company from the Trust of any excess shares held by the Trust subsequent to the Trust Specific Repurchase (?the Company Specific Repurchase?), (collectively ?the Specific Repurchase?).



In terms of the rules of the ELB Group Ltd. Share Incentive Schemes (?the Schemes?):

- share options are awarded to certain qualifying directors and executive management of ELB (?the Participants?), which upon exercise, require the Participants to purchase a specific number of shares in the Company (?Scheme Shares?);

- Participants may finance the purchase of these Scheme Shares by means of a loan (?Loan Obligation?) from the Trust; and

- Participants have up to 10 years from the anniversary of the award of share options to pay for their Scheme Shares.



Participants holding 852 900 Scheme Shares (?Specific Participants?) will be required to settle their Loan Obligations by 20 March 2018. The rationale for the Trust Specific Repurchase is to allow these Specific Participants to sell and the Trust to buy their Scheme Shares in order for the Specific Participants to settle their Loan Obligations.



Circular

A circular containing full details of the proposed Specific Repurchase and incorporating a notice of a general meeting, as detailed below, will be despatched today to shareholders registered as such on Friday, 13 October 2017. The Circular will also be available on the Company?s website: www.elb.co.za.



Notice of GM

Notice was given that a general meeting of the Company?s shareholders will be held in the Boardroom of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg at 12:15 or directly after the ELB annual general meeting on Thursday, 23 November 2017 (?General Meeting?), to consider the relevant resolutions to approve the Specific Repurchase.
20-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Group?s Integrated Annual Report in respect of the year ended 30 June 2017 was distributed to shareholders today and is available on the Company?s website (www.elb.co.za). The annual financial statements included in the Integrated Annual Report contain no modifications to the provisional audited financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017, which were released on SENS on 20 September 2017.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice was given that the eighty-seventh annual general meeting of shareholders of the Company (?AGM?) will be held in the Boardroom, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg, on Thursday, 23 November 2017 at noon (12h00) to transact the business as set out in the notice.
29-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby notified that, in accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the Company?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (read with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act 46 of 2013), has been published and is available on the Company?s website, www.elb.co.za.

20-Sep-2017
(C)
Sales for the period rose to R2.5 billion (2016: R1.8 billion). Profit from operations turned around to R114.8 million (2016: loss of 251.2 million). Profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders grew to R70.7 million (2016: loss of R147.6 million). In addition, headline earnings per share shot up to 243.2 cents per share (2016: headline loss of 519.4 cents per share).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 50 cents (2016: nil) per ordinary share, which together with the interim dividend of 32 cents (2015: 30 cents) per ordinary share, amounts to a total dividend for the year of 82 cents (2016: 30 cents) per ordinary share.



Prospects

The Group continues to target a number of opportunities that, if successful, should further position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty- six months. The Group is confident that it can harness the opportunities as they present themselves and deliver on its strategy.
14-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement dated 14 July 2017, shareholders are hereby advised that the Company is now in a position to provide specific guidance as to the extent of the expected increase in both earnings per share (?EPS?) and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) for the current reporting period.



Accordingly, shareholders of the Company are advised that:

? EPS is likely to be between 246.3 cents per share and 247.3 cents per share. This represents an increase between 762.7 cents per share and 763.7 cents per share compared to the loss per share of 516.4 cents per share reported for the year ended 30 June 2016; and

? HEPS is likely to be between 242.2 cents per share and 243.2 cents per share. This represents an increase between 761.6 cents per share and 762.6 cents per share compared to the headline loss per share of 519.4 cents per share reported for the year ended 30 June 2016.



Shareholders will receive a further update in respect of market conditions when the results for the Group are released on 20 September 2017.
14-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
In the results for the previous corresponding reporting period, the Group advised that it had budgeted for a return to profitability during the coming financial year. The board is pleased to advise shareholders that ELB expects to achieve headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) and earnings per share (?EPS?) for the current reporting period as against the headline loss per share (?HLPS?) and loss per share (?LPS?) in respect of the previous corresponding reporting period.



HEPS for the current reporting period is expected to be at least 675.2 cents higher than the HLPS of 519.4 cents reported in the previous corresponding reporting period, resulting in a HEPS of at least 155.8 cents. EPS for the current reporting period is expected to be at least 676.5 cents higher than the LPS of 516.4 cents reported in the previous corresponding reporting period, resulting in a EPS of at least 160.1 cents.



There is currently insufficient certainty to enable the Group to provide specific guidance on the extent of the expected increase in both HEPS and EPS and it is anticipated that ELB will publish a further trading statement closer to the release of its annual financial results on the Stock Exchange News Service, the expected timing of release of which is on or about 20 September 2017. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the Company?s external auditors.
14-Mar-2017
(C)
Sales for the period increased to R1.054 billion (2015: R1.041 billion), profit from operations turned around to R65.3 million (2015: loss of R31.7 million), profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB came in at R41.4 million (2015: loss of R14.5 million), while headline earnings per ordinary share was 142.1 cents per share (2015: loss of 51.3 cents per share).



Dividend

The directors have declared an interim cash dividend of 32 cents per share on the company's ordinary shares for the six months ended 31 December 2016.



Outlook

The Group continues to target a number of opportunities that if successful should further position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty- six months. The Group is confident that it can harness the opportunities as they present themselves and deliver on their strategy.
10-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
On 28 February 2017 shareholders of the Company were advised that:

- earnings per share (?EPS?) for the six months ended 31 December 2016 was expected to improve by at least 350% or 177.1 cents from the loss per share of 50.6 cents reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015; and

- headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) for the six months ended 31 December 2016 was expected to improve by at least 340% or 174.4 cents from the headline loss per share of 51.3 cents reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015.



In addition shareholders of the Company were also advised that there was insufficient certainty to enable the Group to provide specific guidance as to the extent of the expected increase in both EPS and HEPS and that it was anticipated that ELB would publish a further trading statement closer to the release of its Group Interim Report. The Company is now in a position to provide the specific guidance as to the extent of the expected increase in both EPS and HEPS for the current reporting period.



Accordingly, shareholders of the Company are advised that:

- EPS is likely to improve between 381% (192.8 cents per share) and 386% (195.3 cents per share) from the loss per share of 50.6 cents per share reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015; and

- HEPS is likely to improve between 372% (190.8 cents per share) and 377% (193.4 cents per share) from the headline loss per share of 51.3 cents per share reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015.



The Board is pleased to be able to report a return to profitability after a difficult comparative reporting period and the prior financial year. Many of the initiatives that have been embarked on and projects pursued over the past years have achieved a positive outcome in this period, including the award of the Gamsberg and Asanko projects announced towards the end of the period.



Shareholders will receive a further update when the Group Interim Report is released on or about 14 March 2017.
28-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
The anticipated results for the six month period ended 31 December 2016 reflects the expected return to profitability. All business segments have contributed in-line with expectations for the first half of the 2017 financial year and the balance sheet remains strong. The company expects to release the group interim report for the six months ended 31 December 2016 on SENS on or about 14 March 2017.



Accordingly, shareholders of the company are advised that:

*earnings per share (?EPS?) for the six months ended 31 December 2016 is expected to improve by at least 350% (177.1 cents) from the loss per share of 50.6 cents reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015; and

*headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) for the six months ended 31 December 2016 is expected to improve by at least 340% (174.4 cents) from the headline loss per share of 51.3 cents reported for the six months ended 31 December 2015.



There is currently insufficient certainty to enable the Group to provide specific guidance as to the eventual extent of the expected increase in both EPS and HEPS and it is anticipated that the company will release a further trading statement on SENS once the company is in a position to provide specific guidance.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company?s external auditors.





05-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
ELB announces that its subsidiary, ELB Engineering Services Africa (Pty) Ltd. (?Engineering Services?), has been appointed by Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd. (?Asanko?) to undertake the Front End Engineering and Design (?the FEED?) for the Esaase Overland Conveyor System (?the Project?) at the Asanko Gold Mine in Ghana.



The Project consists of two stages: Stage 1: the FEED and Stage 2: the execution of the balance of the Project. The Project forms part of Asanko?s Phase 2 development plan to build an open pit gold mine, including mining and crushing infrastructure, at the Esaase deposit and the construction of a 27km overland conveyor to transport ore to the existing processing facility at Obotan, Ghana.



The Project is a significant contract for Engineering Services and is the outcome of months of joint effort to achieve an optimal engineered integrated solution. The combined phases of the Project are expected to take up to twenty-two months to complete. The FEED will commence immediately. Engineering Services looks forward to its continued partnership with Asanko and to the successful undertaking of such a significant mining project in Ghana.

24-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
At the 86th (eighty-sixth) annual general meeting (?AGM?) of the shareholders of ELB Group Ltd. held today, 24 November 2016 all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.

24-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 30 June 2016, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders today, 24 October 2016, and contains no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 29 September 2016. In addition, the integrated annual report will be available on the company?s website, www.elb.co.za.



Notice of the AGM

Notice is hereby given that the eighty sixth annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Engineering Services Proprietary Limited, 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Sandton, on Thursday, 24 November 2016, at noon (12h00) to transact the business as stated in the Notice of annual general meeting forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The Notice of annual general meeting has been sent to shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Friday, 14 October 2016, being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the Notice of 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, 18 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, 15 November 2016. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than noon (12h00) on Tuesday, 22 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.



19-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
ELB announced that its subsidiary, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. (?Engineering Services?), has been appointed by Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd. (?BMM?), a subsidiary of Vedanta Ltd. (?Vedanta?), to provide engineering, procurement and construction services to BMM for their Gamsberg zinc project in the Northern Cape Province, for the Process, Power and Water plants.



The contract has been awarded to Engineering Services by BMM, whose assets include the Black Mountain mine and the Gamsberg mine project located in South Africa. This is a significant contract for Engineering Services and is the outcome of months of joint effort to achieve an optimal engineered integrated solution. Engineering Services is appreciative of the involvement and commitment from the Vedanta and Gamsberg Project teams in collaborating and partnering with Engineering Services over the past months in the continued optimisation of the integrated Gamsberg project solution.



The BMM Project is to develop a green field zinc mine at Gamsberg consisting of an open cast mine, ore beneficiation plant and associated infrastructure located in Aggeneys. The Gamsberg project is an important project for Vedanta in Africa and is one of the largest known zinc deposits globally. Vedanta will invest, approximately USD400 million towards developing the open pit zinc mine, concentrator plant and associated infrastructure at Gamsberg.



The project is expected to take up to eighteen months to complete. Engineering Services looks forward to its continued partnering with BMM and to the successful undertaking of such a significant mining project in South Africa.
11-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 45(5) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (?Companies Act?) that pursuant to the authority granted to the board of directors of ELB (?the Board?) by the shareholders at the annual general meeting held on 26 November 2015, the Board adopted a resolution to provide financial assistance to a related company as contemplated in section 45(2) of the Companies Act.



Section 45(5) of the Companies Act provides that if a Board of the Company adopts a resolution to provide financial assistance to a related company, the Company must provide written notice of that resolution to all shareholders within 10 business days after the board adopts the resolution, if the total value of all assistance contemplated in that resolution, together with any previous such resolution during the financial year, exceeds one-tenth of 1% of the Company?s net worth at the time of the resolution.



The shareholders of the Company are advised that the Board of the Company authorised the Company to provide financial assistance to one of its subsidiaries in the form of a guarantee, as envisaged in section 45(5) of the Companies Act (?the Financial Assistance?).



The Board, prior to authorising the Financial Assistance, considered and satisfied itself, in terms of section 45 of the Companies Act, that:

1. immediately after providing the Financial Assistance, the Company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test as contemplated in section 4 of the Companies Act;

2. there has been due compliance with the Company?s memorandum of incorporation and with the Companies Act; and

3. the terms of the Financial Assistance are fair and reasonable in relation to the Company.
11-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 11 October 2016, the special resolution proposed at the meeting was approved by the requisite majority of votes.



The special resolution will, if necessary, be lodged for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
29-Sep-2016
(C)
Sales decreased to R1.8 billion (R2.5 billion). Loss from operations came to R251.2 million (profit of R156.4 million). Loss for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders was at R147.6 million (profit of R92.2 million). In addition, headline loss per share was recorded at 519.4 cents per share (headline earnings per share of 321.2 cents per share).



Dividend

The board has decided not to declare a final dividend (2015:67 cents per ordinary share). The total dividend for the year is therefore 30 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Over the past twenty-four months ELB has invested into a diversification strategy away from its reliance on the minerals and metals related sectors. This diversification is predominantly in the FMCG and power industry for plants less than 50MW. To date this strategy has been well accepted by the market and a number of projects are underway with good opportunities available in the near future. The Group is targeting a number of imminent opportunities that if successful should position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty-six months. The Group is confident that it can harness the opportunities as they present themselves and deliver on our strategy.

22-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
On 2 August 2016 shareholders of the company were advised that:

*earnings per share (?EPS?) for the year ended 30 June 2016 was expected to be at least 200% or 644.6 cents lower than the EPS of 322.3 cents reported for the year ended 30 June 2015; and

*headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) for the year ended 30 June 2016 was expected to be at least 200% or 642.4 cents lower than the HEPS of 321.2 cents reported for the year ended 30 June 2015.



In addition shareholders of the company were also advised that there was insufficient certainty to enable the Group to provide specific guidance as to the extent of the expected decrease in both EPS and HEPS and that it was anticipated that ELB would publish a further trading statement closer to the release of its annual financial results.



The company is now in a position to provide the specific guidance as to the extent of the expected decrease in both EPS and HEPS for the current reporting period.



Accordingly, shareholders of the company are advised that:

*EPS is likely to be between 250% (805.8 cents per share) and 270% (870.2 cents per share) lower than the EPS of 322.3 cents per share reported for the year ended 30 June 2015; and

*HEPS is likely to be between 250% (803.0 cents per share) and 270% (867.2 cents per share) lower than the HEPS of 321.2 cents per share reported for the year ended 30 June 2015.



Notwithstanding the results for 2016 the Group has budgeted for a return to profitability during the coming financial year.



The balance sheet remains strong and shareholders will receive a further update in respect of market conditions when the results for the Group are released before the end of September 2016.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company?s external auditors.

17-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on 17 June 2016, the circular to ELB shareholders containing the details of the specific repurchase, incorporating a notice of shareholders meeting and a form of proxy has been posted today, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 (?the Circular?). ELB shareholders are advised that the Circular is also available on ELB?s website: www.elb.co.za.



The shareholders? meeting has been convened, in terms of the notice forming part of the Circular, to vote on the specific repurchase. The shareholders? meeting is to be held at noon (12:00) on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 in the boardroom of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. which is located at 345 Rivonia Road, Sandton.



The salient dates and times relating to the specific repurchase are as follows:

*Record date as determined by the board in accordance with Section 59 of the Companies Act for ELB shareholders to be eligible to receive the Circular and notice of shareholders? meeting - Friday, 5 August 2016

*Circular posted to ELB shareholders and notice convening the shareholders? meeting released on SENS - Wednesday, 17 August 2016

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the shareholders? meeting - Tuesday, 27 September 2016

*Record date in order to vote at the shareholders? meeting - Friday, 30 September 2016

*Last day to lodge forms of proxy by 12:00 - Friday, 7 October 2016

*Shareholders? meeting to be held in the boardroom of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. which is located at 345 Rivonia Road, Sandton at noon (12:00) Tuesday, 11 October 2016

*Results of the shareholders? meeting released on SENS - Wednesday, 12 October 2016

*Cancellation and delisting of the 3 545 986 shares on or about Friday, 14 October 2016
02-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
The anticipated results for the year ended 30 June 2016 reflect the extremely difficult trading conditions experienced by the Equipment division together with a significant unrealised foreign exchange loss. With the downturn in the commodity cycle the results of the Engineering Services division have been materially affected owing to the delay in the award of new projects and the fact that it has also had to fully provide for the close out of certain projects during the year.



All business divisions have been right-sized to deal with the currently expected trading conditions for the 2017 financial year. The balance sheet remains strong and shareholders will receive a further update in respect of market conditions when the results for the Group are released on or about 21 September 2016.



Accordingly, shareholders of the Company are advised that:

*earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended 30 June 2016 is expected to be at least 200% or 644.6 cents lower than the EPS of 322.3 cents reported for the year ended 30 June 2015; and

*headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended 30 June 2016 is expected to be at least 200% or 642.4 cents lower than the HEPS of 321.2 cents reported for the year ended 30 June 2015.



There is currently insufficient certainty to enable the Group to provide specific guidance as to the eventual extent of the expected decrease in both EPS and HEPS and it is anticipated that ELB will publish a further trading statement closer to the release of its annual financial results. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the Company?s external auditors.

17-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
03-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 17 March 2006 ("announcement") and the circular issued to shareholders of ELB on 21 April 2006 (?circular?) advising that ELB had concluded an agreement with ELB Engineering (Pty) Ltd. (?ELB Engineering?), ELB Equipment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?ELB Equipment Holdings?) and ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. (?ELB Engineering Services?), to restructure the operations of the Company to facilitate the introduction of a suitable empowerment partner.



ELB Engineering settled a portion of the purchase price of the restructured companies acquired from ELB through the allotment and issue of 900 (nine hundred) cumulative, convertible, redeemable preference shares in ELB Engineering to the value of R90 million (?preference shares?), effective 30 June 2006. Further to the terms and conditions of the preference shares, where the redemption had not taken place by the end of ten years after date of issue, then conversion to ordinary shares would be compulsory. Shareholders are advised to refer to the announcement and circular for further background information to the original restructure transaction and terms and conditions of the preference shares.



The Transaction

The board has resolved that the preference shares are to be redeemed at 30 June 2016 (?redemption?). According to the terms and conditions of the preference shares, the redemption will be undertaken for a value equivalent to the subscription price and no additional premium will be added to the subscription price for this purpose.



Following the successful redemption, ELB will subscribe for 1 (one) 8% R90 million cumulative convertible redeemable ?A? preference share on similar terms and conditions as the redeemed preference shares (?subscription?). The redemption and subscription are collectively referred to as the ?transaction.?



Effective date

The effective date of the redemption and subscription will be 30 June 2016 and is subject to the lodgement of the amended ELB Engineering Memorandum of Incorporation (embodying the terms and conditions of the new preference share to be issued in terms of the subscription) with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
16-Mar-2016
(C)
Sales lowered to R1.0 billion (R1.3 billion). Loss from operations was R31.7 million (profit of R70.3 million). Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders came in at R14.5 million (profit of R39.3 million). In addition, headline loss per share were 51.3cps (earnings of 136.8cps).



Dividend

It has been decided to declare an interim dividend of 30 cents (2014 ? 30 cents) per ordinary share.



Prospects

As the board noted in its review of operations of the 2015 annual results the Group expects another difficult year for the South African economy. With continuing pressure on global commodity prices, deterioration of the rand and the delay or cancellation of capital expenditure and projects, ELB expects to see pressure on cash flows. Further the company expects a migration from large infrastructure projects to refurbishment and maintenance projects. The board is however confident that the Group can harness the opportunities as they present themselves and deliver on its strategy.



The Group is targeting a number of opportunities that if successful should position the Group favourably for the next twenty-four to thirty-six months.
08-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
26-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
At the eighty fifth annual general meeting ("AGM") of the shareholders of ELB held today, 26 November 2015, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.



The special resolution/s will, where necessary, be lodged for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
28-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 30 June 2015, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders today, 28 October 2015, and contains no modifications to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 23 September 2015.



Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the eighty fifth annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Sandton, on Thursday, 26 November 2015, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The notice of the Company?s annual general meeting has been sent to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Friday, 16 October 2015, being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive 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, 20 November 2015 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 Friday, 13 November 2015. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than noon (12h00) on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. 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.



Postal strike

Due to the possibility of postal strikes, delays may be experienced in the receipt of the integrated annual report, which includes the annual general meeting notice. Shareholders can contact Ms Pat Bezuidenhout on 011-3060761 to request an electronic version of the integrated annual report. In addition, the integrated annual report will be available on the Company?s website, www.elb.co.za.
23-Sep-2015
(C)
Sales increased to R2.5 billion (R2.3 billion). Profit from operations lowered to R156.4 million (R162.9 million). Profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders also decreased to R92.2 million (R102 4 million). In addition, headline earnings per share decreased to 321.2 cents per share (382.1 cents per share).



Dividend

The directors have declared a final cash dividend of 67 cents per share on the company?s ordinary shares for the year ended 30 June 2015.



The total dividend for the year is therefore 97 cents per share versus 95 cents per share for the 2014 financial year, representing an increase of 2%.



Prospects

The global cooling of commodity prices and demand has had a negative effect on the pipeline for greenfield projects. This has led ELB to focus on efficiency driven projects and the diversification into the power and industrial sectors. ELB continues to be well positioned to take advantage of a number of these potential opportunities currently being considered in Africa and elsewhere.
20-Mar-2015
(C)
Sales for the interim period rose to R1.301 billion (2013: R1.144 billion). Profit from operations increased to R70.3 million (2013: R56 million), while profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB jumped to R39.3 million (2013: R31.8 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share grew to 136.8cps (2013: 121.5cps).



Dividend

It has been decided to declare an interim dividend of 30cps (2013: 28cps cents) which is an increase of 7%.



Prospects

The global cooling of commodity prices and demand has had an effect on the pipeline for greenfield projects. This has led ELB to focus on efficiency driven projects and ELB continues to be well positioned to take advantage of a number of these potential opportunities currently being considered in Africa.
20-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
In compliance with the JSE Ltd. Listings Requirements, the following changes are disclosed and effective from 19 March 2015:

* Mr Theunis de Bruyn has decided to relinquish his role as lead independent non-executive director of the ELB board however will continue as a member of the Audit - Risk Committee; and

* Mr Johannes Christiaan van Zyl has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the ELB board and will replace Mr de Bruyn as lead independent non-executive director.
27-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
At the eighty fourth annual general meeting (?AGM?) of the shareholders of ELB held on 27 November 2014, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes. In this regard, ELB confirms the voting statistics from the AGM as follows:
29-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 30 June 2014, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders today, 29 October 2014, and contains no modifications to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 19 September 2014.



Notice is hereby given that the eighty-fourth annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Engineering Services Proprietary Limited, 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Sandton, on Thursday, 27 November 2014, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



The notice of the Company?s annual general meeting has been sent to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Friday, 17 October 2014, being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive 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, 21 November 2014 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 Friday, 14 November 2014. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than noon (12h00) on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. 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.



Due to the ongoing postal strike, delays may be experienced in the receipt of the integrated annual report, which includes the annual general meeting notice. Shareholders can contact Ms Pat Bezuidenhout on 011-3060761 to request an electronic version of the integrated annual report. In addition, the integrated annual report will be available on the Company?s website, www.elb.co.za.
25-Sep-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Day reports that ELB formed a joint venture company to distribute Belaz vehicles to the local mining sector. CEO Stephen Meijers said that the agreement will have a substantial effect on the companies earnings. The initial focus will be on supplying the South African market, but ELB will also have the option to supply to neighbouring countries. Belaz, based in Belarus, historically supplying Russia's heavy vehicles, have improved the quality of its product in the last ten years to be in line with major global competition.
19-Sep-2014
(C)
Sales for the year ended 30 June 2014 increased to R2.3 billion (2013: R2 billion). Profit from operations grew to R162.9 million (2013: R157.3 million), while profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB rose to R102.4 million (2013: R95.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share continued the trend by climbing to 382.1cps (2013: 374.2cps).



Dividend

The directors have declared a final cash dividend of 67 cents per share on the Company's ordinary shares for the year ended 30 June 2014.



Prospects

Activity levels in the various sectors that the ELB Group operates in remain challenging, however the Group is well positioned to take advantage of any positive change in the market conditions and opportunities that may arise. The various strategies for growth that have been implemented over the past 12 months will stand the group in good stead for the future.
22-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
ELB announced that the Scheme of Arrangement in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("Scheme") it entered into in December 2013 to acquire the entire issued ordinary share capital of B-W Instrumentation and Electrical Ltd. ("B-W") has been completed. The operative date of the Scheme is 22 April 2014 and ELB Group has issued and been granted a listing by the JSE in respect of 1 964 527 ordinary shares as consideration for the acquisition of B-W.



ELB is a holistic engineering solutions provider to the mining, minerals, power, port, construction and industrial sectors in the field of materials handling and gravity separation plants. This is achieved through ELB's generated innovation, in-house capability and the supply, with world class partners, of equipment and technology. The group operates predominantly in Africa and Australasia and continues to seek strategies to not only increase its service ability to the market and its clients but continues to de-risk its contracting business, and hence the acquisition is strongly aligned to the strategic direction of ELB.



B-W, one of South Africa's leading electrical and instrumentation (E-I) construction groups, was listed on the AltX of the JSE Ltd. in June 2007 and has a well-established track record of successful delivery in the E-I industry since its inception in 1973. It has a wide footprint throughout South Africa and across sub-Saharan Africa, with its head office based in Alberton, Gauteng.



Servicing similar industries, the acquisition will create improved efficiencies and long term sustainability for the combined group of companies. In addition, synergies exist that can and will be leveraged. B-W joins ELB with a sound order book and will take advantage of project opportunities derived from both ELB and the market going forward.



There is a good cultural fit between the two organisations and the acquisition offers B-W the opportunity to be part of a larger group and to bring to ELB the many years' of B-W management experience, which will ultimately benefit the current and future customers that both organisations serve. ELB welcomes the management and staff of B-W and looks forward to an exciting future together.
14-Mar-2014
(C)
Sales for the interim period ended 31 December 2013 rose to R1.1 billion (R760.9 million). Profit from operations increased to R56 million (R51.8 million), while profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB grew to R31.8 million (R31.5 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share decreased to 121.5cps (123.7cps).



Ordinary dividend

It has been decided to declare an interim dividend of 28 cents (2012: 25 cents) per ordinary share which is an increase of 12%.



Prospects

ELB continues to be well positioned to take advantage of a number of potential projects currently being considered in Africa.
14-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the announcement ("Notice of General Meeting Announcement") released on SENS on 13 February 2014 and the circular posted to shareholders on the same day, incorporating a notice of general meeting and a form of proxy, in relation to the ordinary resolution to be passed by shareholders to put the requisite number of authorised but unissued shares in ELB ("ELB Shares") under the authority of the directors to enable them to issue the ELB Shares as consideration for the offer by ELB to acquire, either itself or through one of its subsidiaries, the entire issued ordinary share capital of B-W Instrumentation and Electrical Ltd. ("B-W"), excluding the B-W ordinary shares held by B-W subsidiaries. Shareholders are advised that at the general meeting held on 14 March 2014 all the resolutions proposed were passed by the requisite majority of votes.
19-Feb-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that ELB Engineering Services has been awarded two plant projects by Kumba Iron Ore to produce lumpy and fine iron-ore product from lower grade material. The value of the deals has not been disclosed. These plants will increase iron-ore production at Kumba's mines in the Northern Cape by about 2 million tonnes a year, with no increase to mining cost. ELB has been tasked to maximise production, while keeping capital expenditure on construction of the projects to a minimum. ELB CE Stephen Meijers said that the projects were strategic to Kumba Iron Ore's export capacity. Mr Meijers added that ELB was honoured to be involved in Kumba's expansion programme.
13-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
06-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the joint cautionary announcement released on SENS on 4 November 2013 and published in the press on 5 November 2013 ("Joint Cautionary Announcement"), and the firm intention announcement released on SENS on 2 December 2013 and published in the press on 3 December 2013 (Firm Intention Announcement), in connection with the firm offer by ELB Group in terms of which ELB Group offered to acquire, either itself or through one of its subsidiaries, the entire issued ordinary share capital of B-W, excluding the B-W ordinary shares held by B-W subsidiaries ("Scheme Shares") ("Proposed Transaction") and the parties? intention to terminate the listing of B-W on the AltX of the JSE Limited ("JSE") should the Proposed Transaction be implemented, B-W and ELB Group wish to set out in this joint announcement, the pro forma effect on the earnings and asset value per B-W share and ELB Group Share if the Proposed Transaction is implemented . Accordingly, this announcement should be read with the Firm Intention Announcement for all intents and purposes, as if it were incorporated in paragraph 14 thereof. Words and phrases defined in the Firm Intention Announcement will have the same meanings in this announcement, unless expressly indicated otherwise.



The Circular, which will contain inter alia the terms of the Scheme, a notice convening the Scheme Meeting, a form of proxy in connection with the Scheme Meeting and a form of surrender and transfer in respect of the Scheme Shares, is subject to the approval of the TRP and JSE and is expected to be posted to B-W shareholders on or before Friday, 14 February 2014. An announcement confirming the salient dates of the Scheme will be made upon posting of the Circular.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Further to the renewal of the joint cautionary announcement dated 17 January 2014, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in either company?s securities as the comparative table of pro forma earnings and asset value per B-W share and ELB Group share has now been published.
02-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 4 November 2013, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in either company?s securities until a further announcement containing the comparative table of pro forma earnings and assets value per B-W share and ELB Group share is made.
02-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
28-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
At the eighty-third (83rd) annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held on 28 November 2013, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes. The special resolutions will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
04-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that ELB has entered into negotiations with B-W regarding a proposed Scheme of Arrangement in terms of section 114 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), as amended, which if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of either company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in either company's securities until a further announcement is made.
30-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 30 June 2013, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders today, 30 October 2013, and contains no modifications to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 18 September 2013.



Notice is hereby given that the eighty-third annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Engineering Services Proprietary Limited, 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Sandton, on Thursday, 28 November 2013, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



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, 22 November 2013 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 Friday, 15 November 2013. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than noon (12h00) on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. 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.
18-Sep-2013
(C)
Sales for the year ended 30 June 2013 increased to R2 billion (2012: R1.7 billion). Profit from operations grew to R157.3 million (2012: R135 million), while profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB rose to R95.3 million (2012: R81.6 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share continued the trend by climbing to 374.2cps (2012: 321.4cps).



Dividend

A final cash dividend of 60cps has been declared on the ordinary shares.



Prospects

Activity levels in the various sectors the ELB Group operates in, though challenging, remain relatively buoyant and the Group is well positioned to take advantage thereof. The various strategies for growth that have been implemented over the past 12 months will stand the group in good stead for the future.

27-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Cornelius Johannes Smith, previously appointed as an alternate to David Graham Jones who is stepping down from the board on 30 June 2013, has been appointed as an alternate director to Peter John Blunden with effect from 1 July 2013.
25-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Michael Craig Easter has been appointed as financial director to the board of ELB with effect from 1 July 2013. He replaces David Graham Jones who will be stepping down from the board on 30 June 2013 but who will remain with ELB as a director of the secretarial services company ELBEX (Pty) Ltd. to oversee the group secretarial function in addition to other responsibilities.
16-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the circular, issued on 11 March 2013, regarding, inter alia, the redemption of all 3 800 issued 6% cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2.00 each ("preference shares") in the issued capital of the company ("the redemption"). The preference shares will be redeemed at a price of R2.00 per share. The salient dates for the redemption will be as follows:

*Last day to trade to be eligible for the redemption -- Friday, 3 May 2013

*Shares commence trading ex the redemption -- Monday, 6 May 2013

*Suspension of listing of preference shares on the JSE trading system with effect from commencement of business on Monday, 6 May 2013

*Record date -- Friday, 10 May 2013

*Payment date -- Monday, 13 May 2013

*Termination of listing of preference shares on the JSE trading system with effect from commencement of business on Tuesday, 14 May 2013



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised after Friday, 3 May 2013.
11-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 11 April 2013, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.



The special resolutions will be lodged for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
13-Mar-2013
(C)
Sales for the interim period ended 31 December 2012 lowered to R760.9 million (2011: R858.7 million). Profit from operations doubled to R50.3 million (2011: R24.7 million), while profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB soared to R30.5 million (2011: R14.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share jumped to 119.6cps (2011: 53.5cps).



Ordinary dividend

It has been decided to declare an interim dividend of 25cps (2011: 18cps) which represents an increase of 38.9%.



Preference dividend

An interim cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the first six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6cpps.



Prospects

ELB continues to be well positioned to take advantage of a number of potential projects currently being considered in Africa.
12-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that a shareholders' meeting of ELB ordinary shareholders will be held at 09h30 in the Boardroom of ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., 345 Rivonia Road, Rivonia, 2191 on Thursday, 11 April 2013 for the purposes of approving the following:

*the the redemption of all 3 800 issued 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2.00 each in the issued capital of the company;

*an amendment to the Trust Deed of the ELB Share Incentive Trust, authorising the Trustees of the Trust to sell surplus shares held by the Trust in the open market; and

*the adoption of a new memorandum of incorporation for the company ("the proposals").



A circular, setting out, inter alia, the rationale for the proposals and including a notice of shareholders' meeting, will be posted to shareholders today, Monday, 11 March 2013 (which circular is also available on the company's website, www.elb.co.za and at its offices, 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, 1459). The salient dates for the proposals, also reflected in the circular, are as follows:

*Record date by which ELB shareholders must be registered as such in order to receive this circular containing the notice of shareholders' meeting -- Friday, 1 March 2013

*Circular and notice of shareholders' meeting distributed to ELB shareholders -- Monday, 11 March 2013

*Notice of shareholders' meeting released on SENS -- Monday, 11 March 2013

*Last day to trade to be on the Register to be able to participate and vote at the shareholders' meeting -- Wednesday, 27 March 2013

*Record date to be able to participate and vote at the shareholders' Meeting -- Friday, 5 April 2013

*Last day to lodge Forms of Proxy for the shareholders' meeting by 09h30 on Tuesday, 9 April 2013

*Shareholders' meeting of ELB Group to be held at 09h30 on Thursday, 11 April 2013

*Results of Shareholders' Meeting released on SENS -- Thursday, 11 April 2013
07-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2012, which should be released on SENS on or about Wednesday, 13 March 2013. In this regard, shareholders are advised that attributable comprehensive income for the period is expected to be R36.4 million (December 2011: R29.1 million), an increase of 25.1%. Basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 120 cents (December 2011: 53 cents) and 120 cents (December 2011: 57 cents) per share respectively.



The ELB Group will from time to time experience volatility in headline earnings particularly during periods of significant exchange rate fluctuations. These fluctuations give rise to unrealised profits or losses which experience has shown usually reverse before or on the eventual sale of the relevant equipment.
30-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
The ELB board announced The ARDBEL initiative, a collaboration between the ELB Group and Metopex (Pty) Ltd. ("DRA Group" or "DRA") to combine the best of breed skills in terms of large-scale multi-disciplinary materials handling projects.



In what represents a landmark development in the sector both partners are of the opinion that this marks the creation of a business that will not only redefine large scale Materials Handling in Africa but could, in due course, become a major African-based global player.



ELB stated that the joint venture, in which both parties have an equal shareholding, enables ELB to extend their materials handling into large-scale multi-disciplinary projects by leveraging DRA's credentials together with their own.



DRA stated that this collaboration enables DRA to extend its offering thus furthering its ability to design and operate 'pit to port' engineering solutions.



The large-scale Materials Handling market in Africa is substantial and growing exponentially. It is currently dominated by other major multi-nationals but both ELB and DRA are extremely positive about the potential growth that the collaboration offers in terms of further extending their 'home market' into Africa.
28-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
The past ten years have seen ELB grow and expand its capability at a steady rate. This growth has been predominantly due to the disposal of non-core operations, the enlarging of the ELB's materials handling offerings and expanding its operating territory to many parts of Africa and Australasia. In order to ensure the necessary continuity for the coming ten years and to further reinforce its current growth strategy, the ELB board has decided to introduce an important change to ELB's structure.



The ELB board therefore announced the appointment of Dr Stephen Meijers as the new ELB chief executive. This appointment is with immediate effect. Anthony Fletcher will continue as ELB's chairman and remain available to assist Dr Meijers and his team when and if required.
30-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Graham Jones has resigned as company secretary of ELB with effect from 30 November 2012. He retains his position on the board as the financial director.



ELBEX (Pty) Ltd. has been appointed as the new company secretary, also with effect from 30 November 2012.
29-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
At the eighty-second (82nd) annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 29 November 2012, all the ordinary and special resolution proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
31-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited annual financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders on or about 31 October 2012 and contains a correction, as detailed below, to the previously reported capital expenditure commitments.



Correction of capital expenditure commitments

Capital expenditure commitments at 30 June 2012 were R 3 051 000. These were incorrectly stated as R 12 299 000 in the reviewed provisional report for the year ended 30 June 2012 which was released on SENS on 19 September 2012. The correction relates to the commitments for additions and improvements to existing property which were R 568 000 and not R 9 816 000 as previously reported. The property additions and improvements will be met from the Group's cash and cash equivalents and not from a combination of such cash and cash equivalents and planned and existing mortgage bond facilities available to the Group, as previously stated. All other amounts for capital expenditure commitments and the method of funding thereof remain unchanged.



No other changes

Other than the restatement of the capital expenditure commitments detailed above there were no other changes to the reviewed provisional report that was published on SENS on 19 September 2012.



Notice of AGM

Notice is given that the eighty-second annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Equipment Ltd., 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, on Thursday, 29 November 2012, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
19-Sep-2012
(C)
Sales for the year ended 30 June 2012 increased to R1.7 billion (2011: R1.4 billion). Profit from operations grew to R132.1 million (2011: R102 million), while profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB rose to R79.5 million (2011: R67.2 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share continued the trend by climbing to 313.1 cents per share (2011: 271.1 cents per share).



Dividend

*A final cash dividend of 52 cents per share has been declared on the ordinary shares.

*Preference dividend - A final cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the second six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share.



Prospects

Activity levels in the various sectors the ELB group covers remain buoyant and the group remains well positioned to take advantage thereof.





13-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
ELB shareholders are advised that a subsidiary of the Group, namely ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd., has entered into an agreement with Sasol Mining (Pty) Ltd. for the provision of engineering design (E), procurement (P) and construction (C) of the Impumelelo Colliery Material Handling System. It is estimated that this contract will be worth approximately R870 million and take 27 months to complete.
21-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Mr Cornelius Johannes Smith has been appointed as an alternate director to the financial director, David Graham Jones, with immediate effect.
19-Mar-2012
(C)
Sales went up to R858.6 million (R792.6 million) but profit from operations more than halved to R23.8 million (R56.8 million). Profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholder of the company fell to R14.3 million (R34.7 million), resulting in headline earnings per share plunging to 53.5cps (140.8cps).



Dividend

An interim cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the first six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share and an interim cash dividend of 18cps has been declared on the ordinary shares.



Prospects

ELB is well positioned to take advantage of a number of potential projects currently being considered in Africa.
08-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2011, which should be released on SENS on or about Wednesday, 14 March 2012. In this regard, shareholders are advised that attributable comprehensive income for the period is expected to be R29,1 million (December 2010: R36,3 million), a decrease of 20%. Basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 53 cents (December 2010: 140 cents) and 57 cents (December 2010: 140 cents) per share respectively.



The ELB Group will from time to time experience volatility in headline earnings particularly during periods of significant exchange rate fluctuations. These fluctuations give rise to unrealised profits or losses which experience has shown usually reverse before or on the eventual sale of the relevant equipment. Shareholders are advised that the financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's external auditors.
29-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
At the eighty-first (81st) annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held on 29 November 2011, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
31-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the integrated annual report, which includes the audited annual financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders on or about 31 October 2011 and contains no changes to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 21 September 2011.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the eighty-first annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Equipment Ltd, 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, on Tuesday, 29 November 2011, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
21-Sep-2011
(C)
Sales for the year ended 30 June 2011 increased to R1.3 billion (2010: R1.2 billion). Profit from operations grew to R98.4 million (2010: R79.1 million), while profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders of ELB rose to R67.2 million (2010: R54.8 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share continued the trend by climbing to 271.1 cents per share (2010: 195.6 cents per share).



Dividend

* Ordinary dividend number 127 - A final cash dividend of 40 cents per share has been declared on the ordinary shares.

* Preference dividend number 121 - A final cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the second six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share.



Prospects

Notwithstanding the unusually high level of volatility and economic uncertainty that hangs over the world at present ELB is experiencing acceptable levels of activity both in Africa and Australasia and ELB is currently in negotiations for a number of large projects in Africa. The outcome of these negotiations will be known during the coming year.
15-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2011, which should be released on SENS on or about Wednesday, 21 September 2011. In this regard, shareholders are advised that basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 271 cents (2010 - 196 cents) and 270 cents (2010 - 210 cents), respectively. Shareholders are advised that the financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's external auditors.
17-May-2011
(Official Notice)
David Graham Jones was appointed as financial director to the board of ELB with effect from 17 May 2011. Anthony Garth Fletcher has relinquished responsibilities in this area and will continue acting as the executive chairman.
06-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Pursuant to an ELB board decision to restructure an ELB Executive Bonus Scheme and having obtained approval from the requisite number of executive participants, the ELB Participants Share Trust has, as allowed by the ELB Participants Share Trust Deed, agreed to transfer the 6 772 000 ELB ordinary shares held by it to ELB Timber Holdings (Pty) Ltd ("ELB Timber") and The ELB Share Incentive Trust ("The Incentive Trust"). ELB Timber is a wholly owned subsidiary of ELB and will receive 50 per cent of these shares, namely, 3 386 000 ELB ordinary shares which in turn is 10 per cent of the current issued share capital of ELB. These shares will continue to be treated as treasury shares.



The Incentive Trust will receive the other 50 per cent, namely, 3 386 000 ELB ordinary shares to cover its obligations in respect of the options already granted in terms of the ELB Share Incentive Schemes. Having agreed to the transfer of the 6 772 000 ELB ordinary shares the executive participants will no longer receive the ELB dividends paid on such shares. The executive participants will however in future receive a pre tax cash bonus based on the dividends paid each year on the equivalent 6 772 000 ELB ordinary shares. This ensures that the executive participants will be rewarded at the same time as ELB Shareholders receive dividends continuing to align the interests of executive participants and the ELB shareholders.



The result of the restructure of the bonus schemes alone is that both the equity attributable to ordinary shareholders in the ELB consolidated balance sheet and group earnings per ordinary share will be materially the same as before the transactions. However following the transfer of shares a once off CGT charge of R5.1 million will arise and as a consequence there will be a once off reduction in group net asset value of approximately 20.6 cents per ELB ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2011.
16-Mar-2011
(C)
The company reported a 39% increase in sales to R771.8 million (R554.6 million) and profit from operations soared to R55.6 million (R20.9 million). Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders more than doubled to R34.7 million (R13 million), while headline earnings per share grew drastically to 140.8cps (47.9cps).



Dividends

An interim cash dividend of 15 cents per share has been declared on the ordinary shares. In addition, an interim cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the first six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share.



Prospects

The global resources and power industry sectors are showing signs of potentially higher activity levels both in Africa and Australasia. ELB is well positioned to take advantage of any improvement in trading conditions.
10-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2010, which should be released on SENS on or about Wednesday, 16 March 2011. In this regard, shareholders are advised that both basic headline earnings per share ("HEPS") and basic earnings per share ("EPS") are likely to be 140 cents per share (HEPS and EPS for December 2009: 48 cents).
08-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held on 8 March 2011, all of the ordinary resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
23 Nov 2010 14:23:32
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 23 November 2010, all the ordinary resolutions as well as the special resolution proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes. The special resolution will be lodged for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office in due course.



At the general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 23 November 2010, the ordinary resolution relating to the approval and adoption of the ELB Executive Share Incentive Scheme 2010 proposed at the meeting was approved by the requisite majority of votes.
02 Nov 2010 12:35:58
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of ELB are advised that a circular has been posted today regarding the proposed adoption of the ELB share incentive scheme 2010 ("the circular"). Notice was given that a general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held immediately after the conclusion of the annual general meeting of ELB, which is to be held at 12h00 (noon) in the Main Board Room of ELB Equipment Ltd, 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, on Tuesday, 23 November 2010, to transact the business as stated in the general meeting notice forming part of the circular.
29 Oct 2010 11:02:16
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the annual report, which includes the audited annual financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders on or about 29 October 2010 and contains no changes to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 22 September 2010. The annual report can also be viewed on the company's website: www.elb.co.za.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the eightieth annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the Board Room, ELB Equipment Ltd, 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, on Tuesday, 23 November 2010, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
28 Sep 2010 11:28:53
(Official Notice)
Ian Alan Richard Thomson has been appointed to the board of ELB as an independent non-executive director. He has also been appointed as chairman of the audit committee with immediate effect. Mr Theunis de Bruyn, the previous chairman, will remain a member of the audit committee.
22 Sep 2010 10:48:38
(C)
Revenue fell slightly to R1 241 million (2009: R1 246 million). However, profit from operations amounted to R79.1 million (2009: R70.6 million), while profit attributable to ordinary shareholders dropped by a small amount to R54.8 million (2009: R55.5 million). Furthermore, basic and diluted headline earnings per share rose to 195.6cps (2009: 189.1cps).



Dividends

*A final dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the second six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share.

*A final dividend of 30 cents per ordinary share has been declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The ELB group will continue to benefit from its strategy of focusing on material handling and appropriate process plant solutions. The prospects for the coming twelve months are more encouraging than they were this time last year.

21 May 2010 10:50:39
(Official Notice)
Mr Theunis de Bruyn has been appointed as the lead independent director of ELB with effect from 20 May 2010.
17 Mar 2010 10:08:29
(C)
Revenue for the interim period ended 31 December 2009 was lower on R554 million (2008: R711 million). Operating profit increased to R23 million (2008: R20 million) while profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company fell to R12.9 million (2008: R15 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share decreased to 47.9 cps (2008: 56.2 cps).



Dividend

* An interim cash dividend of 12 cents per share has been declared on the ordinary shares.

* An interim cash dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum for the first six month period on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6 cents per preference share.



Prospects

The global resources and power industry sectors have remained affected by the current economic downturn. There are indications however that suggest that the activity levels in the sectors the company serve are starting to pick up.
24 Nov 2009 14:46:07
(Official Notice)
At the seventy ninth (79th) annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held today, 24 November 2009, all the ordinary resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
30 Oct 2009 12:21:29
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the annual report, which includes the audited annual financial statements, will be distributed to shareholders on or about 30 October 2009 and contains no changes to the reviewed results which were published on SENS on 25 September 2009.



Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held in the board room, ELB Equipment Ltd, 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg, on Tuesday, 24 November 2009, at 12h00 (noon) to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
25 Sep 2009 09:41:37
(C)
Revenue increased from R1.0 billion to R1.2 billion in 2009. Profit from operations decreased to R70.5 million (2008:R97.2 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R55.5 million (R68.0 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 189.10cps (243.20cps).



Dividends per share

A final dividend of 20cps was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The ELB group continues to be well positioned to benefit from both the ongoing infrastructure spend in Southern Africa and Australia as well as the increase in capacities and efficiencies being implemented by the global resources and power industry sectors. This will be enhanced by the continued growth and development of our know how and skills base. The coming twelve months are being approached with caution as it is anticipated that trading conditions will remain difficult.
17 Sep 2009 14:25:42
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2009, which should be released on SENS on or about Friday, 25 September 2009. In this regard, shareholders are advised that basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 189c (2008: 243c) and 205c (2008: 248c) per share, respectively. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.
02 Sep 2009 11:20:33
(Official Notice)
Mr Joe Matsau has resigned as an independent non-executive director from the board of ELB with effect from 1 September 2009. Mr Matsau has accepted another appointment which unfortunately creates a conflict of interest with ELB.
25 May 2009 13:23:24
(Official Notice)
ELB announced the appointment of its current chairman, Anthony Garth Fletcher, as financial director of ELB, effective immediately. Notwithstanding his role as financial director, Anthony will continue to serve as chairman.
17 Mar 2009 17:05:22
(C)
The results for the six months to 31 December 2008 reflect headline earnings of R15.3 million (R22.9 million) representing a decrease of 33.1 percent. As the future holds many uncertainties at present, and until it becomes clear what credit the banks are willing to provide the sectors in which the group operate, it is considered prudent to preserve liquidity wherever possible. In line with ELB's historic conservative approach to dividend distribution it has been decided to declare a reduced interim ordinary dividend of 10c (20c) per ordinary share.
12 Mar 2009 17:19:42
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2008, which should be released on SENS by approximately Tuesday, 17 March 2009. In this regard, shareholders are advised that basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 56c (83c) and 56c (90c) per share, respectively. The decrease in HEPS and EPS is largely attributable to the unrealised currency exchange adjustments required because of the severe depreciation of the rand against that of certain of our major suppliers at the end of the period. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.
17 Nov 2008 15:21:52
(Official Notice)
At the seventy eighth (78th) annual general meeting of the shareholders of ELB held on 17 November 2008, all the ordinary resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
24 Oct 2008 14:50:05
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the 2008 annual report which contains the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2008 has been distributed to shareholders on Friday, 24 October 2008.



Notice of AGM

Notice was given that the seventy eighth annual general meeting of ELB shareholders will be held at 14 Atlas Road, Anderbolt, Boksburg on Monday, 17 November 2008 at noon, to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the annual financial statements.
19 Sep 2008 12:32:41
(C)
Sales of the group increased by 11.5% from R983 million in 2007 to R1 096 million in 2008, and headline earnings of the group increased by 121% from R30.2 million in 2007 to R66.8 million in 2008. Sales of continuing operations increased by 18.9% from R900 million in 2007 to R1 069 million in 2008, and headline earnings of continuing operations increased by 33.2% from R49.3 million in 2007 to R65.7 million in 2008. South African continuing operations sales increased by 17.1% from R785 million in 2007 to R920 million, and headline earnings by 31.6%t from R40.4 million in 2007 to R53.2 million in 2008.



Dividends

The final dividend has been increased from 20 cents in 2007 to 40 cents in 2008 reflecting the board?s confidence in the prospects for the ELB Group going forward. The total dividend for the year is therefore 60 cents per share versus 30 cents per share for the 2007 financial year representing an increase of 100%.



Prospects

The ELB Group continues to be well positioned to benefit from both the ongoing infrastructure spend in Southern Africa and Australia as well as the increase in capacities and efficiencies being implemented by the global resources and power industry sectors. This will be enhanced by the continued growth and development of our know how and skills base.
15 Sep 2008 15:20:47
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2008, which should be released on SENS by approximately Friday, 19 September 2008. In this regard, shareholders are advised that basic headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are likely to be 243 cents (2007: 111 cents) and 248 cents (2007: 112 cents) per share, respectively.
29 Jul 2008 15:44:17
(Official Notice)
ELB has entered into an agreement with Craig Douglas Stanton, a related party as defined in Section 10 of the JSE Ltd (JSE) Listings Requirements, to dispose of the shares and loan account of ELB Timber Products (Pty) Ltd ("ETP") with effect from 31 May 2008 (the transaction).



Nature of business of ETP

The business of ETP comprises the following divisions which are based in White River, Mpumalanga:

Veneercraft, which produces rotary peeled veneer as well as plywood; and Clipbox, which produces a range of re-usable collapsible packaging that uses spring steel clips as connectors.



Purchase consideration

The purchase price in respect of the transaction amounts to R6.0 million (the purchase price) and will be settled in six equal half-yearly instalments over a three year period commencing on 1 April 2009. Interest will accrue initially on the purchase price and thereafter on the balance of the purchase price at 6% per annum compounded monthly from 31 December 2008. ELB has no specific purpose or intention as regards the sale proceeds, and present indications are that the proceeds will, on receipt, be included in ELB's call and term deposits with its bankers.



Conditions precedent to the transaction

The transaction is unconditional.



Small related party transaction

As Craig Douglas Stanton is a director of ETP, the disposal constitutes a small related party transaction in terms of Section 10.7 of the JSE Listings Requirements and accordingly, a fairness opinion confirming that the transaction is fair to ELB shareholders is required. The board of directors of ELB has been advised by QuestCo Sponsors (Pty) Ltd that the terms and conditions of the transaction are fair to ELB shareholders and their report is available for inspection at the registered office of ELB for a period of 28 days from this announcement.



Additional information regarding discontinued operations

The transaction detailed in this announcement concludes the disposal of the ELB Timbers Group, being the discontinued operations reported in the annual report at 30 June 2007 and the interim report at 31 December 2007. The other operation of the ELB Timbers Group, the ELB Ultrabord plant at Malelane, was sold at the end of February 2008.
08 Jul 2008 16:51:29
(Official Notice)
Mr Tiisetso Joseph Matsau has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of ELB with effect from 8 July 2008.
14 Mar 2008 16:23:19
(C)
Revenue increased to R458.07 million (R389.64 million) for the six months to 31 December 2007. Profit from operations rose slightly to R32.61 million (R32.58 million). Despite this, profit attributable to ordinary shareholders soared to R24.64 million (R1.08 million). This contributed to an increase in headline earnings per share to 83.3c (25.1c).



Dividend

An interim ordinary dividend of 20cps (10cps) has been declared.



Prospects

The global resources and power industry sectors continue to offer numerous opportunities and therefore ELB is expected to have a satisfactory second six months. Provided exchange rates and interest rates remain stable ELB is well positioned to achieve its objective of growing headline earnings.
13 Mar 2008 16:30:27
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 14

An interim dividend has been declared at the rate of 6% per annum on the 6% fixed cumulative redeemable preference shares of R2 each, equivalent to 6cps.



Ordinary dividend number 120

An interim dividend of 20cps has been declared on the ordinary shares. The salient dates in respect of both dividends are:

*Date of declaration -- Thursday, 13 March 2008

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 11 April 2008

*Shares commence trading ex dividend -- Monday, 14 April 2008

*Record date -- Friday, 18 April 2008

*Date of payment -- Monday, 21 April 2008

Shares certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 14 April 2008, and Friday, 18 April 2008, both dates inclusive.
06 Mar 2008 15:39:15
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the half year ended 31 December 2007, which should be released on SENS by approximately Friday, 14 March 2008. In this regard, shareholders are advised that headline earnings per share and earnings per share are likely to be 83c (25c) and 90c (4c) per share, respectively. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors. Where necessary, comparative amounts have been reclassified in accordance with the classification in the current reporting period.
22 May 2006 10:27:37
(Official Notice)
ELB Timbers continues to generate losses. Due largely to the strong rand it has not been possible to obtain the necessary price increases to compensate for inflation and the substantial increase in raw material and transport costs. It has therefore been decided to discontinue production at the furniture components plant in White River and the Ultrabord board plant at Malelane. ELB Timbers will continue to produce veneer and plywood at its plants in Lydenburg and White River as well as certain furniture components and packaging solutions at its plant in Krugersdorp.

16 May 2006 16:16:46
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the board of directors of ELB, with effect from 16 May 2006:

*Bill Bateman has retired as a director and non-executive chairman of the company;

*Anthony Fletcher has assumed the role of chairman of the company; and

*Dr Stephen Meijers, chief executive of the ELB Engineering Services operations, has been appointed to the board as an executive director. He joins Peter Blunden, the chief executive of the ELB Equipment operations, on the board.
16 May 2006 14:33:36
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of shareholders of ELB held today, 16 May 2006, the requisite majority of shareholders approved all the resolutions required to implement the restructuring of the ELB operations, thereby facilitating the introduction of empowerment through the issue of a 15% shareholding in the newly-created ELB Engineering Ltd to the ELB Educational Trust for Historically Disadvantaged South Africans.
17 Mar 2006 08:27:06
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements dated 28 February 2006 and published in the press on 2 March 2006, shareholders are advised that ELB concluded an agreement on 6 February 2006 with ELB Engineering Ltd, ELB Equipment Holdings Ltd and ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd to restructure the operations of the company to facilitate the introduction of a suitable empowerment partner. The empowerment restructuring relates to the equipment and engineering services operations of the company, in terms of which a subsidiary of ELB, namely ELB Engineering, will become the holding company for both ELB Equipment Holdings and ELB Engineering Services, which will house the previous ELB Engineering Services division of ELB Equipment Holdings. The empowerment partner, the ELB Educational Trust for Historically Disadvantaged South Africans, will subscribe for 15% of the issued shares in ELB Engineering.



The ELB Educational Trust will be established, and a donation of R3 million will be provided by ELB to the ELB Educational Trust, the full amount of which will be used to subscribe for 15% of the ordinary shares in the newly created structure under ELB Engineering. The ELB Educational Trust objectives will be to provide educational opportunities, through various means, to historically disadvantaged South Africans. The effective date of the empowerment restructuring, excluding the subscription by the ELB Educational Trust for the shares, to both restructure the operations of the company and introduce the empowerment partner, is 1 January 2006. It is anticipated that the subscription for these shares will be 30 June 2006. There are no conditions precedent. Conclusion of the deal will have the effect of reducing earnings per share by 12.8%, headline earnings per share will drop 13% and net asset value will decline 1.8%. The ELB cautionary announcement dated 28 February 2006 is withdrawn.
16 Mar 2006 17:39:46
(C)
The results for the six months to 31 December 2005 reflect headline earnings of R7.0 million (R1,5 million restated), sales revenue of R268.1 million (R209.5 million) and attributable earnings of R7 million (R8.1 million). ELB Equipment Holdings traded satisfactorily for the period reporting headline earnings of R11.0 million (3.4 million). Turnover for the period was R268.1 million (R209.5 million). The ELB Equipment division had a good six months, achieving budget. Ditch Witch Australia is currently trading ahead of budget while ELB Engineering Services made excellent progress in obtaining new business during the period. ELB Timbers reported a headline loss of R4.0 million (loss R4.,5 million). During the period the price of timber increased by more than 30 per cent and the rand remained strong. Turnover increased from R41.9 million in the comparative six months to R50.4 million.



Dividend

An interim dividend of 5cps was declared.



Prospects

ELB Equipment Holdings is expected to have a good second six months with ELB Equipment and Ditch Witch Australia maintaining current levels of profitability, while ELB Engineering Services is expected to further increase its order book and begin to contribute to profitability. ELB Timbers should start to see the benefit of its increased veneer and plywood capacity with a commensurate improvement in turnover. The strong rand has necessitated a rationalisation of the furniture components division so as to eliminate losses. The board plant in Malelane is exploring an alternate feed stock to sugar cane bagasse in order to secure its long term future. The future of ELB Timbers is dependent on it being able to show an acceptable level of profitability within a reasonable period of time.



10 Mar 2006 13:47:17
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the six-months ended 31 December 2005, which will be released before the end of March 2006. Shareholders are advised that headline earnings per share ("HEPS") of 25.5c is expected for the six-months ended 31 December 2005, compared to HEPS of 0.5c reported for the six-months ended 31 December 2004.
28 Feb 2006 15:27:11
(Official Notice)
The board of ELB is still in the process of finalising a suitable Black Economic Empowerment partner for ELB Equipment, the group's equipment and engineering business. The full impact of this decision is currently being determined and may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a detailed announcement is made.
09 Jan 2006 16:24:24
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 8 September 2005, 20 October 2005, 10 November 2005 and 28 November 2005, shareholders are advised that the board of ELB is still in the process of finalising a suitable Black Economic Empowerment partner for ELB Equipment, the group's equipment and engineering business. The full impact of this decision is currently being determined and 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 detailed announcement is made.
28 Nov 2005 17:01:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that agreement has been reached between Twining Investments (Pty) Ltd ("Twinings"), Virroxsam (Pty) Ltd ("Virroxsam") and Mrs. S J Wilson ("Wilson") whereby, subject to certain conditions, Twinings will acquire 7 165 112 ordinary shares in ELB for an average price of 464 cents per share ("Agreement"). This represents 21.3% of the total issued share capital and 26.2% of the consolidated issued share capital of ELB. Twinings is an investment company of which Mr A G Fletcher, the current executive deputy chairman of ELB is the sole director while Virroxsam is an investment company of which Mr W G L Bateman, the current non executive chairman is a director. This agreement is conditional on a suitable Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") deal being completed by ELB in respect of its equipment and engineering interests and Twinings completing the financing arrangements for the purchase. If the conditions are not met by 31 March 2006 the agreement will terminate. Mr W G L Bateman is desirous that the culture and values of ELB be maintained and envisages that this placing of the remaining shares held by the Bateman family with Twinings will achieve that objective.



Shareholders will be advised timeously of the progress being made in finalising a suitable BEE partner as mentioned in the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 8 September 2005, 20 October 2005 and 10 November 2005 and should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their ELB securities until a detailed announcement is made.

21 Nov 2005 14:40:31
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting held on Monday, 21 November 2005, all the resolutions were passed other than the special resolution granting the company and/or any subsidiary of the company a general authority to acquire ordinary shares in ELB.
10 Nov 2005 15:47:58
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 8 September 2005 and 20 October 2005, shareholders are advised that the ELB board has decided that the company should remain listed on the JSE and will therefore not pursue any plans to have ELB delisted.



The board has further decided to pursue negotiations with a suitable Black Economic Empowerment partner for ELB Equipment, the group's equipment and engineering business but not for ELB Timbers, the group's timber business. The timber business is not yet profitable and a BEE partner will only be brought into the business once it achieves a satisfactory level of profitability. The full impact of this decision is currently being determined and may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities.
28 Oct 2005 16:21:22
(Official Notice)
20 Oct 2005 10:58:32
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 8 September 2005 shareholders are advised that the board continues to investigate the introduction of a Black Economic Empowerment partner as well as reviewing the merits of remaining listed on the JSE, the full impact of which are currently being determined and which 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.
23 Sep 2005 11:55:38
(C)
Following the disposal by ELB of its 80% interest in ELB McWade there are now two trading segments namely ELB Equipment Holdings and ELB Timbers. ELB recorded sales of R551m (R508m) and a net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of R16.6m (R11.9m). Headline earnings of R9.7m (R11.8m) converted to 35.4cps (42.1cps). The results include headline earnings for three months to the end of September 2004 from ELB McWade of R2.6m, and an abnormal capital profit of R6.5m realised by ELB on the disposal of its 80% interest in ELB McWade. ELB Equipment Holdings made headline earnings, before the adjustments detailed in the segment analysis, of R16.8m, versus R15.8m restated in 2004. ELB Timbers on the other hand made a headline loss, before the adjustments detailed in the segment analysis, of R6.8m versus R11.2m restated in 2004. This reduced loss is largely a result of turnover having increased from R55m in 2004 to R87m in 2005.



The final dividend has been reduced from 20cps in 2004 to 5cps in 2005 reflecting the rebuild phase ELB has entered. The total dividend for the year is therefore 10cps versus 30cps for the 2004 financial year.



Prospects

ELB Equipment Holdings has budgeted for an improved performance for the year ended June 2006. ELB Timbers has recently increased its plywood production capacity, relocated its furniture components factory and improved sales of its particle board products. As a result ELB Timbers has budgeted for a further increase in turnover. ELB Group has budgeted for an increase in headline earnings for the coming financial year.
20 Sep 2005 15:23:08
(Official Notice)
ELB is currently finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2005 in terms of International Financial Reporting Standards (`IFRS`), which will be released before the end of September 2005. In this regard, shareholders are advised that headline earnings per share will be approximately 40% lower than that reported in the corresponding reporting period of the previous year. The percentage difference in HEPS is largely attributable to the loss of earnings arising from the disposal of ELB McWade Electrical and the change in accounting policy from Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (`GAAP`) to IFRS. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the company`s auditors.
08 Sep 2005 14:17:52
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the ELB board is investigating the introduction of a Black Economic Empowerment partner as well as reviewing the merits of remaining listed on the JSE, the full impact of which are currently being determined and which 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.
18 Jul 2005 10:29:47
(Official Notice)
Theunis de Bruyn has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of ELB with effect from 15 July 2005.
27-Mar-2018
(X)
ELB is an internationally recognised know-how solutions provider and capital equipment supplier in the fields of materials handling, mineral separation, industrial projects and power solutions. This is achieved through ELB generated innovation, in-house capability and the supply of world-class equipment and technology. The Group operates predominantly in Africa and Australasia.



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