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16-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
The Board of directors of Lib-Hold announced the appointment of the following non-executive directors:

* Mr Howard Walker, a former chief executive of Alexander Forbes Financial Services, as an independent non-executive director of Lib-Hold. Mr Walker will serve as a member of the Group Risk Committee and the Group Actuarial Committee.

* Mr Simon Ridley, the former chief financial officer of Standard Bank Group, as a non-executive director of Lib-Hold. Mr Ridley will serve as a member of the Group Risk Committee and Group IT Committee.



Both board and committee appointments are effective 1 September 2018 and the Board looks forward to their contribution in their respective roles.
02-Aug-2018
(C)
Net insurance premiums for the interim period came in at R17.367 billion (2017: R18.469 billion), total income was lower at R27.425 billion (2017: R35.786 billion), total earnings attributable to shareholders' equity decreased to R1.522 billion (2017: R1.541 billion), while headline earnings per share was 563.5 cents per share (2017: 568.5 cents per share).



Dividends - 2018 interim dividend

In line with the group's interim dividend policy of paying 40% of the prior full year dividend, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 276 cents per share.



Company prospects

The planned enhancements to Liberty's organisational design will ensure focus on our customers and advisers.



Management's focus in the medium term will remain on restoring the financial performance of the SA Retail insurance business, improving the investment performance of STANLIB, simplifying the group's overall operations and expanding our relationship with the Standard Bank Group.



We expect that the economic and operating environment will remain subdued for the remainder of the year, suggesting that pressure on sales volumes could continue in the short term.



We however remain confident that the group is on track to emerge from this period of change with significantly greater potential to create value for all stakeholders.
18-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold regrets to confirm that it has been subject to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure. An external party has illegally obtained data from Lib-Hold and demanded payment.



Lib-Hold was alerted of the intrusion into its network late on the evening of 14 June. Lib-Hold specialist teams immediately began investigating the incident, prioritising the protection of customer details and of the security of the company?s IT systems. The relevant authorities were also alerted. As soon as Lib-Hold was able, customers were informed via emails, SMSs and via a media statement on the afternoon of 16 June.



The safety and security of Lib-Hold?s customer information is, and remains, the company?s top priority.



Lib-Hold is at an advanced stage of investigating the extent of the data breach, which at this stage seems to be largely emails and possibly attachments. Any further updates in this regard will be provided as soon as more facts emerge.



At this stage there is no evidence that any customers or the Group have suffered any financial losses. Lib-Hold staff will proactively inform any customers individually if and when it is discovered that they may have been impacted. No further action is required from Lib-Hold?s customers at this stage.



Lib-Hold and its management totally understand its customers? concerns, and deeply regret the possible impact of this act of criminality.
04-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that a gross preference dividend number 80 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of Lib-Hold at the close of business on Friday, 29 June 2018. The dividend has been declared out of income reserves. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 2 July 2018.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

* Monday, 4 June 2018 : Declaration date

* Tuesday, 26 June 2018 : Last day to trade cum dividend

* Wednesday, 27 June 2018 : Trading commences ex dividend

* Friday, 29 June 2018 : Record date

* Monday, 2 July 2018 : Payment date
18-May-2018
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings advised its shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 1 March 2018 and tabled at the company?s AGM held today, Friday 18 May 2018, were passed by the requisite majority of votes cast by shareholders.



Notice to Shareholders in terms of Section 45 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (?Act?)

Shareholders of Liberty are referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 18 May 2018, authorising directors to provide financial assistance to or for the benefit of any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company or any employee, director, prescribed officer or other person or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive scheme described in the company?s integrated report.



In terms of section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Liberty and provide financial assistance to employees, directors, prescribed officers or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive schemes described in the company?s integrated report. The board has satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities, in terms of section 4 of the Act. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value, if utilised, will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company?s net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 17 May 2018.
18-May-2018
(Official Notice)
20-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the 50th AGM of Lib-Hold?s shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 18 May 2018 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM is available on the company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za/investor and has been posted to Lib-Hold shareholders on 20 April 2018.



The record date on which a person must be registered as a shareholder in the register of the Company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM was Friday 11 May 2018, accordingly, the last date to trade for the AGM is Tuesday 8 May 2018.
03-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company?s 2017 Integrated Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, together with the group?s audited annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, will be made available on the Company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za, on 31 March 2018. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 2 March 2018.



Should any shareholder require a hard copy of the Integrated Report please contact the company secretary, Jill Parratt, on jill.parratt@liberty.co.za



The Company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Lib-Hold group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Lib-Hold.



The notice of the AGM will be posted to shareholders on or around 19 April 2018 and will also be available on the website on the day of posting.
29-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company?s 2017 Integrated Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, together with the group?s audited annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, will be made available on the Company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za, on 31 March 2018. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 2 March 2018.



Should any shareholder require a hard copy of the Integrated Report please contact the company secretary, Jill Parratt, on jill.parratt@liberty.co.za



The Company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Holdings group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



The notice of the AGM will be posted to shareholders on or around 19 April 2018 and will also be available on the website on the day of posting.

09-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Nooraya Khan was appointed to the Lib-Hold's Group Audit and Actuarial Committee and Group Risk Committee, with effect from 8 March 2018. In addition, Mr Yuresh Maharaj was appointed to the Group Risk Committee, with effect from 8 March 2018.
02-Mar-2018
(C)
Net insurance premiums for the year decreased to R38 billion (2016: R39.4 billion), total earnings attributable to shareholders rose to R3.1 billion (2016: R2.2 billion), while headline earnings per share grew to 1 202.9 cents per share (2016: 811.7 cents per share).



Dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 415 cents per share.



Company prospects

Lib-Hold's business is built on our deep relationships with our customers and advisers which is core to creating value for all stakeholders. We are taking decisive actions to improve profitability and place our business on a sound strategic footing. In 2018, management will focus on restoring the financial performance of the SA Retail insurance business, improving the investment performance of STANLIB, simplifying the group's overall operations and expanding our relationship with the Standard Bank Group.



We are confident that the group will emerge from this period of change with significantly greater potential to serve the needs of all stakeholders.
12-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the appointment of Mr Yuresh Maharaj as the Group Financial Director with immediate effect.
09-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Lib-Hold is currently in the process of compiling its results for the year ended 31 December 2017. This trading statement provides an early indication of a range of basic earnings per ordinary share, headline earnings per ordinary share and normalised headline earnings per ordinary share pending finalisation of the year-end process. Lib-Hold? final results will be released on SENS on 2 March 2018.



Shareholders are advised that normalised headline earnings per ordinary share is expected to be between 1% to 15% (between 913.5 cents and 1 040.2 cents per ordinary share) higher than the year ended 31 December 2016 (?the comparative period?). Normalised headline earnings per ordinary share reflects the economic substance of Lib-Hold? investment in the listed Liberty Two Degrees REIT (?L2D?) as opposed to the International Financial Reporting Standards (?IFRS?) accounting treatment applied in the calculation of basic earnings per ordinary share and headline earnings per ordinary share.



In accordance with paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, shareholders are further advised that basic earnings per ordinary share and headline earnings per ordinary share are expected to be between 40% to 55% (between 1 136.4 cents and 1 258.1 cents per ordinary share) higher than the comparative period.
02-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings? shareholders are advised of the resignation of the group financial director, Mr Casper Troskie. Mr Troskie leaves after 7 years of service, in order to pursue a new opportunity at a competitor of Liberty.



Mr Troskie?s resignation is with immediate effect but is subject to a contractual three month notice period during which time Mr Troskie will be available to Liberty.



The appointment of his successor will be subject to the appropriate processes including the finalisation of regulatory and administrative approvals.

15-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold announced that Ms Nooraya Yusuf Khan (BComm (Natal), BCompt (Honours) (Unisa), CA(SA)) has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Lib-Hold, effective 15 December 2017.
04-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend No. 79 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the share register of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Friday, 29 December 2017. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 20%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15,000,000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4,4 cents per share.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

* Monday, 4 December 2017 - Declaration date

*Friday, 22 December 2017 - Last day to trade cum dividend

*Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 29 December 2017 - Record date

*Tuesday, 2 January 2018 - Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Wednesday, 27 December 2017 to Friday 29 December 2017, both dates inclusive.

24-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
04-Aug-2017
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period dropped to R35.8 billion (2016: R37.7 billion). Total earnings attributable to shareholders lowered to R1.5 billion (2016: R1.8 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share decreased to 568.5 cents per share (2016: 666.9 cents per share).



Dividends

In line with the group's interim dividend policy of paying 40% of the prior full year dividend, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 276 cents per ordinary share. The interim dividend will be paid out of income reserves and is payable on Monday, 4 September 2017.



Company prospects

We depend on our deep relationships with our customers and advisers which are at the core of our ability to create value for stakeholders. We will continue to respond to our customers' changing needs in the current operating environment.



Management's short-term focus is on strategic execution of initiatives to reduce costs, restore the value of new business and margin, reduce complexity in the business and improve customer experience.
31-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold announced the resignation of Mr Michael Ilsley from the Board with immediate effect. Mr Ilsley is leaving to pursue other interests.



Shareholders are advised that Mr Yunus Suleman is appointed as a member of the Group Actuarial Committee and chairman of the Group Audit and Actuarial Committee, effective 31 July 2017.
26-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company is currently in the process of compiling its results for the Group (?the Group?) for the six months ended 30 June 2017. This voluntary update provides an indication of a range of basic, headline and normalised headline earnings per ordinary share pending finalisation of the actuarial analysis of surplus and other half year reporting processes. Lib-Hold?s interim results will be released on the Stock Exchange News Service of the JSE on 4 August 2017.



The Group?s six months headline earnings and normalised headline earnings are lower than the first half of 2016, but reflect a recovery in comparison to the second half of 2016. The Group remains well capitalised, towards the upper end of the target range at 30 June 2017. The capital position of Liberty Group Limited, the main long-term insurance licence, remained strong compared to the 31 December 2016 position, despite the impact of the recent downgrade of South Africa?s sovereign credit rating. This strong capital ratio underpins the group?s ability to fulfil its commitments to all its stakeholders.



The tough economic environment continues to manifest in a weaker mix of business from a margin perspective and lower value of new business in the groups retail operations in South Africa. STANLIB South Africa has also experienced margin pressure due to the weaker investment markets. STANLIB?s earnings have been further impacted by certain operational write-offs.



The shareholders? investment portfolio delivered returns in line with benchmark, but are lower than the comparative period due to market movements.



Shareholders are advised that basic earnings per ordinary share and headline earnings per ordinary share are expected to be between 8% to 18% lower than the six months ended 30 June 2016, resulting in basic headline earnings per ordinary share and headline earnings per ordinary share expected to be between 546.9 cents and 613.5 cents per ordinary share.



Shareholders are further advised that normalised headline earnings per share are expected to be 25% to 35% lower than the comparative period, resulting in normalised headline earnings per share expected to be between 422.5 cents and 487.5 cents per ordinary share.
30-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of Liberty Holdings announces that David Munro, the current Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group?s Corporate - Investment Banking (CIB) division and a current Non-executive Director of Liberty Holdings, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Holdings, effective immediately.



This follows the resignation of Mr Thabo Dloti from the board with immediate effect. Thabo is leaving Liberty following a difference of opinion with the Board on the immediate focus of the company at a time when the organisation is facing tough operational and environmental challenges.



Thabo believes that given this environment, alignment amongst key stakeholders is imperative to ensure the effective execution of the strategy required to drive the company forward. This alignment coupled with the ability to act decisively is in the best interests of the company and hence Thabo is stepping aside.
29-May-2017
(Official Notice)
A gross Preference Dividend number 78 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of Lib-Hold at the close of business on Friday, 23 June 2017. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 26 June 2017.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 20%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.4 cents per share. The Company?s income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

* Monday, 29 May 2017 : Declaration date

* Tuesday, 20 June 2017 : Last day to trade cum dividend

* Wednesday, 21 June 2017 : Trading commences ex dividend

* Friday, 23 June 2017 : Record date

* Monday, 26 June 2017 : Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Wednesday, 21 June 2017 to Friday, 23 June 2017, both dates inclusive.
19-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold advised its shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 23 February 2017 and tabled at the company?s AGM held today, Friday 19 May 2017, were passed by the requisite majority of votes cast by shareholders.



Notice to Shareholders in terms of Section 45 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (?Act?)

Shareholders of Lib-Hold are referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the AGM held on 19 May 2017, authorising directors to provide financial assistance to or for the benefit of any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company or any employee, director, prescribed officer or other person or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive scheme described in the company?s integrated report.



In terms of section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Lib-Hold and provide financial assistance to employees, directors, prescribed officers or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive schemes described in the company?s integrated report. The board has satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities, in terms of section 4 of the Act. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value, if utilised, will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company?s net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 18 May 2017.
18-May-2017
(Official Notice)
05-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released on 3 April 2017 informing the market of the resignation of Mr Peter Moyo from the board of Liberty Holdings. Shareholders are advised that Ms Susan Louise Botha was appointed to the Liberty Holdings? directors? affairs committee in place of Mr Moyo, effective 1 May 2017.
03-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold announced the resignation of Mr Peter Moyo from the Board with immediate effect. Mr Moyo is leaving to pursue other interests.
31-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Posting of Integrated Annual Report

Shareholders are advised that the Company?s Integrated Annual Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, was posted to shareholders on 31 March 2017. The Integrated Annual Report, together with the group annual financial statements, has also been made available on the Company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za, on the same day. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 24 February 2017.



The Company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Holdings group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 49th AGM of Liberty Holdings? shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 19 May 2017 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM was posted to shareholders simultaneously with the Integrated Annual Report and is also available on the Company?s website.



The record date on which a person must be registered as a shareholder in the register of the Company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM is Friday, 12 May 2017, accordingly, the last date to trade for the AGM is Tuesday, 9 May 2017.

24-Feb-2017
(C)
Total revenue for the year slumped to R62.7 billion (R74.0 billion). Total earnings attributable to shareholder's equity took a knock to R2.2 billion (R4.0 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share dipped to 811.7 cents per share (1 528.2 cents per share).



Dividends

2016 final dividend In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 415 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Management's immediate priorities are to address shorter term challenges relating to sales, the ongoing competitiveness of Liberty's product suite and ongoing cost management.



Operating conditions are expected to remain tough and the pressure on consumer disposable income is likely to continue in the short term. However, the strategy remains intact and the company is resolute in developing competitive value propositions for our customers, driving efficiency through simplifying our operations, managing risk appropriately, deploying capital effectively and pursuing profitable growth opportunities over the long term.
16-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announces that Mr David Charles Munro has been appointed as a non-executive director of Liberty Holdings Ltd., effective 15 February 2017. Mr Munro is the chief executive, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group and is a member of the Standard Bank Group executive committee.

27-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
05-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend No. 77 of 5,5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Friday, 30 December 2016. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Tuesday, 3 January 2017.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.675 cents per share.

The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 5 December 2016 - Declaration date

*Friday, 23 December 2016 - Last day to trade cum dividend

*Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 30 December 2016 - Record date

*Tuesday, 3 January 2017 - Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Wednesday, 28 December 2016 to Friday 30 December 2016, both dates inclusive.

01-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings Ltd. announces that Ms Carol Roskruge (MSc ? Biochemical Science and MBL ? Governance and Leadership) has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Liberty Holdings Ltd., effective 1 December 2016.



24-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
23-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Liberty announces its intention to list a portion of the Liberty group's iconic property portfolio on the main board of the JSE Ltd. (?JSE?) as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) towards the end of 2016. The listed REIT will have an anticipated net asset value of R10 billion and will be managed by STANLIB.



The JSE listing will augment the value proposition to Liberty?s existing policyholders and enable greater opportunities for enhancing the returns profile of this portfolio of premier properties. The listing will also support expansion of and enhancements to the existing property assets, and broaden their accessibility to a wider investment community.



Retail customers will have preferential access to the listed REIT on a limited basis through Liberty?s investment or retirement annuity products. These products will be taken to market via comprehensive customer and financial adviser campaigns that are commencing immediately and continuing over the next couple of months. Policyholders who are already invested in the existing unlisted Liberty Property Portfolio should seek advice from their financial advisers to better understand the implications of the proposed listing on their policy.



The REIT's assets will effectively comprise a portion of Liberty group?s property assets, which are primarily held for the benefit of Liberty?s policyholders, and the listing is therefore not expected to have a material impact on Liberty?s share price. Further announcements relating to the listing and potential capital raising programmes will be communicated as and when appropriate. The listing is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals.



Liberty has appointed The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd. and Java Capital as joint bookrunners and transaction advisers to the listing.



29-Jul-2016
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period grew to R37.7 billion (R35.8 billion). Total earnings attributable to shareholders lowered to R1.8 billion (R2.0 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share decreased to 666.9 cents per share (741.1 cents per share).



Dividend

In line with the group's interim dividend policy of paying 40% of the prior full year dividend, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 276 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Management is taking active steps to address shorter term challenges relating to sales, the competitiveness of Liberty's product suite, persistency and cost pressures.



Operating conditions are expected to remain tough and the ongoing pressure on consumer disposable income is likely to continue in the short term. However, Liberty is resolute in developing competitive value propositions for our customers, managing risk appropriately, deploying capital effectively and pursuing profitable growth opportunities over the long term.
06-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a gross Preference Dividend No. 76 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the register of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Friday, 1 July 2016. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 4 July 2016.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.67500 cents per share. The Company?s income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 6 June 2016 -- Declaration date

*Friday, 24 June 2016 -- Last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 27 June 2016 -- Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 1 July 2016 -- Record date

*Monday, 4 July 2016 -- Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 27 June 2016 to Friday, 1 July 2016, both dates inclusive.
20-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings advised its shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 25 February 2016 and tabled at the company?s AGM held today, Friday 20 May 2016, were passed by the requisite majority of votes cast by shareholders.



Notice to shareholders in respect of section 45 of the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (?Act?)

Shareholders of Liberty are referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 20 May 2016, authorising directors to provide financial assistance to or for the benefit of any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company or any employee, director, prescribed officer or other person or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive scheme described in the company?s integrated report.



In terms of section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Liberty and provide financial assistance to employees, directors, prescribed officers or trust established for their benefit, in terms of any share incentive schemes described in the company?s integrated report. The board has satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities, in terms of section 4 of the Act. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value if utilized will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company?s net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 19 May 2016.
19-May-2016
(Official Notice)
04-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that Steven Braudo has resigned with immediate effect from the boards of Liberty Holdings and Liberty Group Ltd.



06-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
As per the JSE Debt Listings Requirements, Noteholders are advised that the Annual Financial Statements for Liberty Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Ltd. for year ended 31 December 2015 have been made available on the company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za,
31-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Posting of Integrated Annual Report

Shareholders are advised that the company?s Integrated Annual Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015, was posted to shareholders on 31 March 2016. The Integrated Annual Report, together with the group annual financial statements, was also made available on the company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za, on the same day. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 26 February 2016.



The company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Holdings group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice is hereby given that the 48th AGM of Liberty Holdings? shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 20 May 2016 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM was posted to shareholders simultaneously with the Integrated Annual Report and is also available on the company?s website.



The record date on which a person must be registered as a shareholder in the register of the company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM is Friday, 13 May 2016, accordingly, the last date to trade for the AGM is Friday, 6 May 2016.

17-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty are advised that the Board of Directors have constituted two additional board sub-committees as follows:



Group IT Committee

*MP Moyo ? Chairman

*SL Botha

*SIM Braudo

*T Dloti

*MG Ilsley

*SP Sibisi



Related Party Committee

*AWB Band ? Chairman

*MP Moyo

*JH Sutcliffe



Shareholders of Liberty are further advised that post the formation of the abovementioned committees Mr MP Moyo has resigned from the Group Audit and Actuarial Committee of the company, effective 17 March 2016.

26-Feb-2016
(C)
Revenue from insurance premiums decreased to R39.2 billion (2014: R42.1 billion). Total revenue lowered to R74 billion (2014: R79.7 billion), total earnings was slightly higher at R4.287 billion (2014: R4.283 billion), while headline earnings per share grew to 1 528.2 cents per share (2014: 1 523.5 cents per share).



Dividends - 2015 final dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 437 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Liberty Holdings' strategy places significant emphasis on growth throughout sub-Saharan Africa and a single minded focus on delivering value to our customers. Inherent in this strategy is to better leverage existing and develop new capabilities, as well as the company's ability to adapt to and favourably position ourselves in respect of the fast changing regulatory and consumer environment. Given more challenging economic conditions, this strategic focus combined with Liberty Holdings' proven ability to deliver on their long-term targets supports their ambition to grow the business sustainably.
18-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Liberty advised note-holders on 14 January 2016 of the extended validity period to 4 March 2016 relating to the ratings assigned to Liberty by Fitch Ratings. Liberty would like to advise that they have appointed Standard - Poor?s (S-P) as their new credit rating agency.



S-P has today published the full rating report on Liberty which is available online at:

www.standardandpoors.com or http://www.libertyholdings.co.za/investor/Pages/debt-centre.aspx



As per the S-P report, S-P assesses Liberty?s competitive position as strong and its capital and earnings as moderately strong, although the latter reflects its reliance on soft forms of capital. Partly offsetting these strengths is S-P?s assessment of the moderate industry and country risk in the South African life insurance market.



S-P has therefore assigned Liberty a 'zaAAA' South Africa national scale issuer credit rating, and 'zaAA+' South Africa national scale issue rating to its subordinated notes.



02-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that Swazi Tshabalala has resigned from the boards of Liberty Holdings and Liberty Group Ltd., effective 31 January 2016. The board and management wish her all the best for the future and thank her for her long and valuable contribution to the Liberty group.
28-Jan-2016
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Liberty Holdings acquired a majority stake in a general insurance group in Uganda. This acquisition has enabled Liberty to enter the Uganda's short-term insurance market and is part of Liberty's plan to expand in Africa. The company already has operations in Kenya and Tanzania through its Heritage Insurance subsidiary. The company intends to expand its consulting capability in areas such as retirement and health.
14-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
Following the announcement on 4 September 2015 that the Registrar of Credit Ratings Agencies (?Registrar?) had cancelled the registration of Fitch Southern Africa (Proprietary) Limited as a credit rating agency, Liberty would like to advise note- holders that the validity period of the Liberty ratings has been extended by the Registrar to 4 March 2016.



An announcement pertaining to the appointment of a new credit rating agency will be made in due course.



07-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend Number 75 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Thursday, 31 December 2015. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 4 January 2016.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.675 cents per share. The Company?s income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

* Monday, 7 December 2015 : Declaration date

* Wednesday, 23 December 2015 : Last day to trade cum dividend

* Thursday, 24 December 2015 : Trading commences ex dividend

* Thursday, 31 December 2015 : Record date

* Monday, 4 January 2016 : Payment date

* Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Thursday, 24 December 2015 to Thursday 31 December 2015, both dates inclusive.
19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
05-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty are advised that Mr Y G H Suleman has been appointed to the Group Audit and Actuarial Committee, the Group Risk Committee and the Significant Transactions Committee of the Company, effective 5 October 2015.
07-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announced that Mr Yunus Suleman has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Liberty Holdings, effective 6 August 2015.
07-Aug-2015
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period decreased to R35.8 billion (R42.1 billion). Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders' interests came in at R1.9 billion (R1.8 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose to 741.1cps (720.5cps).



Dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 254 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Libhold's strategy 2020 places significant emphasis on growth throughout sub-Saharan Africa by enhancing customer value propositions while better leveraging and developing existing and new capabilities. Inherent in this strategy is our ability to adapt to and take advantage of the fast changing regulatory and consumer environments.



This strategic focus, combined with our proven ability to deliver return on group equity value in excess of our long-term targets, supports our confidence that we will continue to sustainably grow our business.
11-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Listings Requirements, shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that Deputy Chief Executive Steven Braudo has accepted a broader executive position at Standard Bank Group as Chief Executive, Wealth. He will be stepping down as deputy chief executive of Liberty and taking up his post at Standard Bank on 1 July 2015. This appointment is still subject to regulatory approval. Steven will remain on the Liberty Holdings Board of Directors as a non-executive director.



Given the depth of the Liberty Holdings management team, Steven?s existing responsibilities will be reallocated appropriately. In Steven?s new role he will contribute directly to the future success of the bancassurance relationship.
08-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders are advised that Liberty has made available on its website, the published 2014 Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2014 (?the AFS?). The AFS were available on request since 31 March 2015 and are now also available on the Company?s website at the following link http://www.libertyholdings.co.za/investor/Pages/debt- centre.aspx
04-Jun-2015
(Media Comment)
Business Report announced that Liberty Holdings is planning to conclude the acquisitions of a Nigerian insurer and asset manager by the end of the year after dealings were stalled by the elections. Liberty Holdings Chief executive Thabo Dloti said although prices for Nigerian financial assets are high, it remained an attractive market, " People who are selling assets by and large are private equity companies". Mr Dloti said, " The high multiples reflect a completely under-penetrated insurance market. You don't invest for three years, but on a 10 year view the multiples sound more reasonable". Liberty Holdings is also looking to buy a short-term insurer in Botswana and start a similar business in Uganda, while Liberty Holding are also planning to raise money in debt and equity markets to add diversity to its capital base.
01-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a gross Preference Dividend number 74 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Friday, 26 June 2015. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 29 June 2015.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4,67500 cents per share. The Company?s income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

Date - Event

* Monday, 1 June 2015 : Declaration date

* Friday, 19 June 2015 : Last day to trade cum dividend

* Monday, 22 June 2015 : Trading commences ex dividend

* Friday, 26 June 2015 : Record date

* Monday, 29 June 2015 : Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 22 June 2015 to Friday, 26 June 2015, both dates inclusive.
22-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that Mr TDA Ross has reached the age of 70 and accordingly retired from the board of directors immediately after the Annual General Meeting held on 22 May 2015. At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders appointed Mr MG Ilsley as chairman of the Group Audit and Actuarial Committee in his stead. Dr SP Sibisi was appointed to the Liberty Holdings directors? affairs committee on the retirement of Mr TDA Ross, effective 22 May 2015.
22-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings is pleased to advise its shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 25 February 2015 and tabled at the Company?s AGM held on Friday 22 May 2015, were passed by the requisite majority of votes cast by shareholders.
21-May-2015
(Official Notice)
15-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that Bruce Hemphill has resigned with immediate effect from the boards of Liberty Holdings and Liberty Group Limited. The board and management wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution to the Liberty group, both in his capacity as chief executive and then as a non-executive director.

31-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company?s Integrated Annual Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2014, was posted to shareholders on 31 March 2015. The Integrated Annual Report, together with the group annual financial statements, was also made available on the Company?s website, www.libertyholdings.co.za, on the same day. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 26 February 2015.



The Company?s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Holdings group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 47th AGM of Liberty Holdings? shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 22 May 2015 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM was posted to shareholders simultaneously with the Integrated Annual Report and is also available on the Company?s website.



The record date on which a person must be registered as a shareholder in the register of the Company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM is Friday, 15 May 2015, accordingly, the last date to trade for the AGM is Friday, 8 May 2015.

26-Feb-2015
(C)
Total revenue for the year lowered to R79.7 billion (R85.3 million). Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders rose slightly to R3.92 billion (R3.91 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share decreased to 1 523.5 cents per share (1 559.8 cents per share).



Final dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 402 cents per ordinary share. The final dividend will be payable out of income reserves and payable to all ordinary shareholders recorded in the books of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 10 April 2015.



Prospects

Libhold's established track record of exceeding our targeted return on group equity value gives us confidence that we can continue to sustainably grow the business.



The group's strategic direction positions us well to adapt to the changing consumer and regulatory environment.
19-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Listings Requirements, the directors of Libhold are pleased to announce that Jacko Maree has been appointed as a non-executive director and non-executive chairman of Libhold and Liberty Group Ltd., effective Monday 19 January 2015. As Mr Maree is not independent, Mr Angus Band will continue as lead independent director.



Mr Maree was previously the chief executive of Standard Bank Group Ltd. and in the past has served as a non-executive director on the Libhold and Liberty Group Ltd. Boards.
08-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that preference dividend No. 73 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 2 January 2015. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 5 January 2015.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. No STC credits will be utilized for the preference dividend. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.675 cents per share. The company?s income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 8 December 2014 -- Declaration date

*Tuesday, 23 December 2014 -- Last day to trade cum dividend

*Wednesday, 24 December 2014 -- Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 2 January 2015 -- Record date

*Monday, 5 January 2015 -- Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Wednesday, 24 December 2014 to Friday, 2 January 2015, both dates inclusive.
03-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Liberty Group announces the resignation of Saki Macozoma as chairman and non-executive director, with effect from 31 December 2014. Angus Band, the group?s Lead Independent Director, will act as chairman until the requisite regulatory process for board succession has been completed.

20-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
29-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Listings Requirements, the directors of Libhold are very pleased to announce that Michael Ilsley has been appointed as an Independent Director of Libhold, effective 1 November 2014.



Michael was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to serving as group finance director of Alexander Forbes Ltd. from 1999 to 2007. He is currently a self-employed business consultant and professional independent director. His current board appointments include the SA subsidiaries of multinational insurance group, AIG, The Federated Employers' Mutual Assurance Company Ltd. and Kelly Group Ltd.

08-Aug-2014
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period increased to R42.140 billion (R30.753 billion). Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders' interests grew to R1.797 billion (R1.700 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose to 720.5cps (648.8cps).



Dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 232cps.



Prospects

The group's first half 2014 performance reinforces our demonstrated ability to sustainable grow the business in line with our strategy. We continue to perform above our medium term targets and they are well positioned to attract higher levels of new business within our targeted margin ranges.
05-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the transaction announcement released on SENS on 9 July 2014, wherein the details of the acquisition of the remaining shares in Liberty Health Holdings (Pty) Ltd. by Libhold were outlined. Shareholders are hereby advised that Libhold has received unconditional approval in terms of the Competition Act No 89 of 1998, therefore the outstanding condition precedent to the transaction has been fulfilled. The transaction is currently being implemented.
09-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
30-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that a gross Preference Dividend No. 72 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 11 July 2014. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 14 July 2014.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. No STC credits will be utilized for the Preference Dividend. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.67500 cents per share. The company's income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 30 June 2014 -- Declaration date

*Friday, 4 July 2014 -- Last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 7 July 2014 -- Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 11 July 2014 -- Record date

*Monday, 14 July 2014 -- Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 7 July 2014 to Friday, 11 July 2014, both dates inclusive.
23-May-2014
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announce that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 26 February 2014 and tabled at the Company?s AGM held today, Friday 23 May 2014, were passed by an overwhelming majority of votes cast by shareholders.

22-May-2014
(Official Notice)
03-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Liberty Group Ltd. ("Liberty Group"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Holdings, has entered into a transaction with Southern Sun where the two entities will restructure their respective shareholdings in the jointly held asset, Cullinan.



Southern Sun will be increasing its equity interest by 10 percentage points to 60% in Cullinan and will dispose of its Garden Court Kings Beach hotel business to Cullinan. Liberty Group's shareholding in Cullinan will dilute to 40% and it will sell to Cullinan a portion of its hotel portfolio consisting of the Garden Court Eastgate hotel, the Garden Court Hatfield hotel, the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel, the StayEasy Eastgate hotel and the Garden Court Kings Beach hotel property to Cullinan. Tsogo has made a formal announcement of the transaction on SENS.



The transaction supports Liberty's strategy of becoming the leading wealth management company on the African continent. There are numerous initiatives that are currently being considered as part of the STANLIB Direct Property investment strategy. These include the upgrade, restructuring, acquisition and disposal of assets that management believe will in time benefit investors. The cash proceeds of R762 million from this transaction, will be utilised to fund further property opportunities.



The disposal is still subject to approval by the South African Competition Authorities.
01-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's Integrated Annual Report, containing the summary annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013, was posted to shareholders on 31 March 2014. The Integrated Annual Report, together with the group annual financial statements, was also made available on the company's website, www.liberty.co.za, on the same day. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 27 February 2014.



The company's auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Holdings group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 46th AGM of Liberty Holdings' shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 23 May 2014 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM was posted to shareholders simultaneously with the Integrated Annual Report and is also available on the company's website.



The record date on which a person must be registered as a shareholder in the register of the company for purposes of being entitled to vote at the AGM is Friday, 16 May 2014, accordingly, the last date to trade for the AGM is Friday, 9 May 2014.
27-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Libhold announced that Chief Executive Bruce Hemphill has accepted a broader executive position at Standard Bank Group. He will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Libhold and Thabo Dloti, current CEO of STANLIB, has been appointed as the new CEO of Libhold. Steven Braudo, currently CEO of Liberty Retail SA, has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive. All appointments are effective 1 March 2014. Bruce will remain on the Libhold board of directors as a non-executive director.



The appointments follow the implementation of a carefully considered succession plan which will enable the group to successfully transition to the next phase of its growth and expansion.



Bruce has also installed an experienced, dynamic and diverse management team over the past five years that has designed the strategy for the next phase of the group's development. This provides continuity for the business. Thabo and Steven are existing members of the Libhold board of directors and have been on the Liberty Executive Committee for the past four and five years respectively. They have been integral to both the group's turnaround and the development of its strategy.
27-Feb-2014
(C)
Net insurance premiums rose to R34.5 billion (R29.6 billion). Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R3.9 billion (R3.7 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share were higher at 1 559.8 cents per share (1 406.0 cents per share).



Dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 369 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

Libhold continued improvement in performance in 2013 further supports its belief that the group can continue to produce sustainable growth. The group's core insurance and asset management businesses are performing better than assumptions and it is anticipated that they will continue to attract higher levels of new business within its targeted margin ranges.



Libhold is confident that its balance sheet management capability will continue to manage its investment market risk exposures within risk appetite and competently deal with any protracted period of volatility in investment markets and the higher interest rate environment in South Africa.
02-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that Preference Dividend No. 71 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2013, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 27 December 2013. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 30 December 2013. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 2 December 2013 -- Declaration date

*Wednesday, 18 December 2013 -- Last day to trade cum dividend

*Thursday, 19 December 2013 -- Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 27 December 2013 -- Record date

*Monday, 30 December 2013 -- Payment date

*Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Thursday, 19 December 2013 to Friday, 27 December 2013, both dates inclusive.
28-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
05-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The directors of Lib-Hold announced that Steven Braudo and Thabo Dloti have been appointed as executive directors of Lib-Hold, effective 4 November 2013.
21-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Liberty Group Ltd, a wholly-owned division of Lib-Hold, has entered into a transaction with respect to the disposal of Greenacres shopping centre in an undivided 50% share each to Acucap and Sycom for the disposal consideration of just over R1bn. Anticipated transfer is expected during the first quarter of 2014.



The aforementioned companies have made formal announcements today, 21 October 2013, on SENS, therefore additional details are provided for in the respective announcements.



This transaction supports Liberty's strategy of becoming the leading wealth management company on the African continent, as there are numerous initiatives that are currently being considered as part of the Direct Property investment strategy. These will include the upgrade, restructure and acquisition of assets within the Portfolio that management believe will in time benefit investors.



The disposal is still subject to competition commission approvals in South Africa.
16-Oct-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Libhold was in talks with two insurance businesses in Nigeria. The plan was to get a suitable partner that was a proper fit for the insurer and its parent company, Standard Bank Group Ltd. Stanlib CEO and Libhold head of strategy, Thabo Dloti, commented that the company has "gone through six. We are still in talks with two." However, if a deal is not made, it is unlikely that Libhold will return cash in the way of a special dividend to shareholders as the insurer believes that there will be a need for cash to finance growth opportunities.
12-Sep-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Libhold will rationalise four life licences into one, a move that will save the insurer approximately R20 million annually. Liberty has four licences registered, including Capital Alliance, Liberty Growth and Liberty Active. The South Gauteng High Court approved Libhold's plans to rationalise the life licences at the end of August. Liberty Retail CEO, Steve Braudo, commented that Libhold "will now have one life licence."
20-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold announced that Ms Santie Botha has been appointed as an independent director effective 19 August 2013.
14-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Peter Wharton-Hood has resigned from the board of directors of Liberty Holdings Ltd with immediate effect, following his resignation from the board of Standard Bank Group.
01-Aug-2013
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period decreased to R30.8 billion (R32.1 billion). Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders' interests grew to R1.7 billion (R1.6 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose to 648.8cps (612.7cps).



Dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 212cps.



Prospects

Lib-Hold believes that the group is well positioned to continue to produce sustainable growth. The group's core insurance and asset management businesses are performing better than assumptions. Lib-Hold anticipates that they will continue to do so and attract higher levels of new business at improved margin despite the current pressure on consumer disposable income in South Africa. The company believes its balance sheet management capability has proven its ability to continue managing its investment market risk exposures within risk appetite and competently deal with any protracted period of volatility in investment markets.
27-Jun-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day noted that Fitch Ratings ("Fitch") has affirmed Lib-Hold national insurer financial strength rating at "AA(zaf)" and its National Long-term rating at "AA-(zaf)". Lib-Hold has also being given "stable" outlooks for both ratings as Fitch considers the group's capital adequacy to be strong.
18-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that a gross preference dividend no 70 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Lib-Hold at the close of business on Friday, 5 July 2013. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 8 July 2013.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. No STC credits will be utilized for the preference dividend. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.67500 cents per share. The company's income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Tuesday, 18 June 2013 -- Declaration date

*Friday, 28 June 2013 -- Last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 1 July 2013 -- Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 5 July 2013 -- Record date

*Monday, 8 July 2013 -- Payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 1 July 2013 to Friday, 5 July 2013, both dates inclusive.
29-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Lib-Hold are referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 17 May 2013, authorising directors to provide any financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company. The board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Lib-Hold, having satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value if utilized will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company's net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 16 May 2013.
20-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Lib-Hold confirmed the following changes to Committees of the board:

*Directors' Affairs Committee -- appointment of Mr S K Tshabalala, a non-executive director and Mr T D A Ross, an independent non-executive director, effective 16 May 2013.

*Remuneration Committee -- resignation of Mr P G Wharton-Hood and appointment of Mr S K Tshabalala, a non-executive director, both effective 16 May 2013.

*Social Ethics and Transformation Committee -- appointment of Ms M W Hlahla, effective 16 May 2013
17-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Liberty announced that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed in the Notice of the AGM dated 27 February 2013 and tabled at the company's AGM held today, Friday 17 May 2013, were passed by an overwhelming majority of votes cast by shareholders.
17-May-2013
(Official Notice)
The performance of the group for the three months to 31 March 2013 reflects continued sales momentum in the Retail SA business, strong cash inflows, and a good overall operational performance from the rest of the group?s businesses. Returns on the shareholder investment portfolio benefitted from positive investment markets and good tactical asset allocation.



Key highlights:

*Long-term insurance indexed new business (excluding premium escalations) increased by 17% to R1.5 billion for the period.

*Net customer cash inflows of R6 billion reflecting an improvement on the R5 billion reported for the corresponding 2012 period.

*Total group assets under management increased to R549 billion from the R528 billion at 31 December 2012.

*The shareholder investment portfolio benefited from the portfolio construct and is tracking ahead of benchmark.



The capital adequacy level of Liberty Group Ltd. ("LGL"), the entity which conducts the bulk of the company's insurance activities, at 31 March 2013 was unchanged from 31 December 2012 at 2.7 times. The LGL position is after the contribution by LGL to Lib-Hold to fund the declared 2012 final and special dividends which were paid by LBH in early April 2013. All the other life license subsidiaries remain well capitalised.



The operational improvements delivered in 2012 have continued to benefit the business in the first quarter of 2013. Management's focus remains on ensuring that the core South African insurance operations are managed within acceptable sustainable long-term assumption sets, whilst gaining profitable market share in all business lines and markets in which the group operates. Lib-Hold's balance sheet management capability continues to demonstrate the ability to manage the investment market risk exposures within risk appetite.
17-Apr-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that one of insurer's Liberty's main objectives this year is to broaden its presence in Africa, including launching an Africa property development fund. Liberty asset manager, Stanlib, believes that there is an opportunity to meet the needs of African and international investors who want more exposure and diversity to real estate on the continent. The African Direct Property Development Fund will offer investors commercial retail property opportunities in countries such as Nigeria and Kenya.
02-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's Integrated Annual Report, containing the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012, was posted to shareholders on 30 March 2013. The Integrated Annual Report was also made available on the company's website, www.liberty.co.za, on the same day. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 28 February 2013. The company's auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., have audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty group and their unqualified report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 45th Annual General Meeting of Liberty Holdings' shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 17 May 2013 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting was posted to shareholders simultaneously with the Integrated Annual Report and is available on the company's website.
25-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announce that Mr Simpiwe Kenneth Tshabalala has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Liberty Holdings Ltd, effective 2 April 2013, following his recent appointment as a joint chief executive of Standard Bank Group Ltd.
11-Mar-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Liberty has developed its systems with the purpose of signing up and retaining quality customers. Steven Braudo, Liberty retail CEO, said that Liberty is better positioned to retain clients and sell insurance policies that last longer, with consistent premium payments. To increase business, the division has presented IT systems which can evaluate, over a long time, the quality of business that brokers bring to Liberty. Thus the system helps the division recognise the best brokers and release those who sign up poor business. Another system speeds the process of signing up a client to about two-and-a-half hours, compared to 5-10 days through the traditional method.
07-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Jacko Maree is retiring as Group Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group today. He is accordingly resigning from the board of directors of Liberty.



Standard Bank Group will nominate a replacement board member in due course.
01-Mar-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Liberty looks to complete acquisitions in Nigeria and Ghana by year end and was satisfied that it did not require debt finance for purchases up to R1 billion. Besides South Africa, Liberty is already present in 14 African countries and anticipates a solid existence in Nigeria and Ghana. CEO Bruce Hemphill said the board has already approved the expansion into West Africa. Head of business development cluster in Liberty, Mukesh Mittal added that the plan was to duplicate Liberty's operations in South Africa but also going further to offer short-term insurance, currently not provided by the insurer in South Africa. Mr Mittal also went on to say that the expansion plan will be characterised by acquisition of quality asset management and insurance businesses in Nigeria and Ghana.
28-Feb-2013
(C)
Total revenue soared to R76 billion (R48.7 billion). Net attributable profit grew to R3.8 billion (R2.7 billion). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis jumped to 1437.1cps (1026.1cps).



Dividends

2012 final dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross final dividend of 336 cents per ordinary share.



2012 special dividend

Given the substantial increase in earnings in the current year after taking into account additional capital required by the strong new business flows, the directors have proposed a gross special dividend of 130 cents per ordinary share. The dividend will be payable out of income reserves and payable to all ordinary shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty Holdings Limited at the close of business on Thursday, 28 March 2013.



Prospects

We trust that shareholders are pleased with the group's 2012 performance and we believe that the group is now well positioned to achieve sustainable growth in the future. Our core insurance and asset management businesses are performing well and we anticipate that they will continue to attract higher levels of new business at improved margin despite the expected ongoing pressure on consumer disposable income. We believe our balance sheet management capability will enable us to continue managing our investment market risk exposures within risk appetite and competently deal with the probable protracted period of volatility in investment markets and low interest rates.









11-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
The directors were satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Libhold's headline earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the year ended 31 December 2012 will be between 1 345c and 1 490c (December 2011: 1 026c). Similarly, basic earnings per share will be between 1 375c and 1 520c. (December 2011: 1 026c).



BEE normalised headline earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the same period will be between 1 245c and 1 390c (December 2011: 957c). The main reason for the increase in earnings compared to the prior period relates to the positive performance of the shareholder investment portfolio. BEE normalised headline earnings reflect the legal and economic substance of the company's black ownership Initiative. Libhold's results for the year ended 31 December 2012 will be published on 28 February 2013.
03-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend no 69 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2012, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the records of Liberty Holdings at the close of business on Friday, 28 December 2012. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 31 December 2012.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. No STC credits will be utilized for the Preference Dividend. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 4.675 cents per share. The company's income tax reference number is 9050/191/71/8. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 3 December 2012 -- declaration date

*Wednesday, 19 December 2012 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Thursday, 20 December 2012 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 28 December 2012 -- record date

*Monday, 31 December 2012 -- payment date

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Thursday, 20 December 2012 to Friday, 28 December 2012, both dates inclusive.
29-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The operating performance for the ten months to 31 October 2012 reflects continued positive momentum in the Retail SA business, sustained long-term improvement in asset management investment returns and a better operational performance from the rest of the group. Returns on the shareholder?s investment portfolio are in line with the positive investment markets experienced during the period.



Key features:

*Long-term insurance indexed new business (excluding premium escalations) increased by 16% to R4.8 billion for the period.

*Net customer cash inflows of R21 billion reflect a significant improvement on the R1 billion for the corresponding 2011 period.

*Total group assets under management increased to R514 billion from R455 billion at 31 December 2011.

*The shareholder investment portfolio continues to benefit from the favourable financial markets experienced during 2012.



The capital adequacy level of Liberty Group Ltd., the entity which conducts the bulk of the company's insurance activities, was 2.9 times at 31 October 2012. This includes the redemption of the R2 billion subordinated debt in September and new debt issuances totalling R2 billion. All the other life license subsidiaries remain well capitalised.
15-Oct-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Libhold has devoted millions of rands in a rewards programme aimed at retaining and acquiring clients and it will establish an Apple iPad application for its clients. CEO of Liberty Retail, Steve Braudo, said that the insurer has teamed up with a number of companies and Libhold clients would soon enjoy discounts when they signed up. He added that the app launch was the company's strategic move to satisfy online client's evolving needs and would give consumer education, meet the needs of health clients and provide a supporting tool for Libhold advisers, among other things.
11-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty Holdings are advised that management of the company will be presenting at the UBS conference in Cape Town on 11 October 2012. The presentation that will be made at the conference contains no new material information on current trading or future financial performance. The presentations are available on the Liberty Holdings website, www.liberty.co.za.
03-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Liberty announced that Ms Monhla Hlahla has been appointed as a director of Liberty, effective 1 August 2012.
02-Aug-2012
(C)
Total revenue for the interim period ended 30 June 2012 rocketed to R31.4 billion (2011: R19.8 billion), while total earnings attributable to Liberty shareholders grew to R1.6 billion (2011: R1.2 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose 633.5cps (2011: 443cps).



Interim dividend

In line with the group's dividend policy, the board has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 192cps. The interim dividend will be payable out of income reserves.



Prospects

Despite the lower interest rate environment, the ongoing pressure on consumer disposable income is likely to continue for some time. However, core insurance and asset management businesses are performing well and Liberty anticipates that they will continue to attract higher levels of new business at improved margin. Liberty believes that their balance sheet management capability will enable them to continue managing what is expected to be a protracted period of volatility in investment markets and low interest rates.
23-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
The directors are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Liberty's headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the six months ended 30 June 2012 will be between 570c and 650c (June 2011 440c). BEE normalised headline earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the same period will be between 535c and 610c (June 2011 412c). The main reason for the increase in earnings compared to the prior period relates to the positive performance of the shareholders investment portfolio. BEE normalised headline earnings reflect the legal and economic substance of the company's Black Ownership Initiative. Liberty's results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 will be published on 2 August 2012.
26-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty were referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the annual general meeting held on 18 May 2012, authorising directors to provide any financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company. In terms of section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Liberty, having satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities, in terms of section 4 of the Act. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value if utilized will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company's net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 17 May 2012.
04-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that gross preference dividend no 68 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared for the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty at the close of business on Friday, 29 June 2012. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 2 July 2012.



The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The total STC credits utilised for the dividend amounted to R825 000. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 15 000 000 and consequently the STC credits utilised per share amounted to 5.5 cents per share. The net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 5.5 cents per share. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Monday, 4 June 2012 -- declaration date

*Friday, 22 June 2012 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 25 June 2012 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 29 June 2012 -- record date

*Monday, 2 July 2012 -- payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 25 June 2012 to Friday, 29 June 2012, both dates inclusive.
23-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Professor Leila Patel resigned as a director of the board of Libhold ("board"), effective from 18 May 2012, for personal reasons.
18-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announced that all ordinary and special resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 29 February 2012 were duly passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the annual general meeting held on 18 May 2012.
18-May-2012
(Official Notice)
19-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Liberty Holdings notice of AGM has been posted to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the company's securities register on Friday, 13 March 2012 being the notice record date set by the company determining which shareholders are entitled to receive notice of the AGM. The notice of AGM is also available on the company's website www.liberty.co.za. In addition to the standard AGM resolutions, shareholders are being asked to vote on the Liberty Holdings group restricted share scheme as well as the adoption of the Memorandum of Incorporation. These documents will be available on the company's website and at the registered office of the company, being 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, 2001, from Tuesday 24th April 2012 to the date of the AGM, being Friday 18th May 2012. The 44th AGM of Liberty Holdings' shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on Friday, 18 May 2012 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The record date on which shareholders of the company must be registered as such in the company's securities register in order to be entitled to attend and vote at the AGM is Friday, 11 May 2012. The last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Friday, 4 May 2012. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than 09:00 on Thursday, 17 May 2012.
03-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the final dividend announcement released on SENS on Monday, 2 April 2012 wherein shareholders were advised that the total STC credits utilised for the dividend amounted to R16 921 104.59. The number of ordinary shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 286 202 373 and consequently the STC credits utilised per share amount to 5.91 cents per share. As stated in the announcement, the final gross dividend declared was 221 cents per share, accordingly the net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 188.74 cents per share.
02-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the final gross dividend for the year ended 31 December 2011 of 221 cents per share in respect of the ordinary shares has been declared from income reserves, payable to all ordinary shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty at the close of business on Thursday, 26 April 2012. The dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15% which will result in a net dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, of 189 cents per share. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 30 April 2012.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

* Declaration date: 2 April, Monday

* LDT: 19 April, Thursday

* Ex-div.: 20 April, Friday

* RD: 26 April, Thursday

* Pay date: 30 April, Monday.
30-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company's integrated annual report, containing the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2011, will be posted to shareholders on 30 March 2012. The integrated annual report has also been made available on the company's website, www.liberty.co.za, for those shareholders who elected to receive electronic communications. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 1 March 2012.



Notice of the annual general meeting ("AGM")

Notice is hereby given that the 44th Annual General Meeting of Liberty's shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 on 18 May 2012 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the AGM. The notice of the AGM will be issued separately to shareholders in accordance with applicable legislation.



The record date on which shareholders of Liberty must be registered as such in the company's securities register in order to attend and vote at the AGM is Friday, 11 May 2012 being the voting record date set by the board of the company used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the AGM is Friday, 4 May 2012.
02-Mar-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Liberty holdings had "fixed" its operations and was setting its sights on expansion of its footprint and market share, the company said yesterday. It would also add products. Reporting its annual results for the year to December, the wealth management group linked to Standard Bank said its strategy of strengthening its key operating units was now reaping rewards. Now it would take back the market share it had lost between 2007 and 2010 and aim at higher margins in its retail business this year. Focus would be on boosting the capacity of its African operations, using direct sales platforms, adding affinities and making full use of the scope provided by the bancassurance deal with Standard Bank, CEO Bruce Hemphill said. The bancassurance agreement revised by the two groups in 2011 allowed Liberty to sell its insurance policies more broadly across Africa through Standard Bank's outlets. In the 2011 financial year, Liberty Africa grew its headline earnings by more than 100 percent to R21 million. The value of new business grew by 73 percent to R9 million and assets under management added 34 percent. Mukesh Mittal, the group's chief executive of growth, strategy and risk, said the acquisition of CfC Insurance, a Kenyan insurer, which the group finalised last year, had played a significant part in this because of the boost it gave the insurance business. Liberty acquired a 57 percent interest in CfC last year for R199 million. "Our focus in 2012 is on growing existing operations through corporate acquisition...and leveraging products and service models across geographies, "Mittal said.
01-Mar-2012
(C)
Total revenue decreased to R48.7 billion (R51.4 billion). Net attributable profit grew to R2.6 billion (R2.4 billion). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis jumped to 997.6cps (968.8cps).



Part final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2011

Due to the changes relating to dividend taxation, the board has decided to declare a part final dividend of 77 cents per ordinary share representing the equivalent value of available STC credits. The board intends to supplement this with a further distribution as soon as possible after 1 April 2012 and shareholders will be advised accordingly, in due course.



These combined distributions, along with the previously declared interim capital reduction, will be in accordance with the stated dividend policy. The board will not be adjusting the level of the dividend for the changes in the dividend taxation. The directors have approved a part final dividend of 77 cents per ordinary share.



Prospects

The significant operating improvements in our core insurance and asset management businesses position the group well to manage volatility in investment markets and the anticipated decline in consumer disposable income. The group has a good base off which to drive growth in its traditional markets while leveraging the investments it has made in new markets.
05-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 67 of 5.5 cents per share, in respect of the cumulative preference shares, has been declared for the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 30 December 2011. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Tuesday, 3 January 2012. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Thursday, 22 December 2011 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Friday, 23 December 2011 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 30 December 2011 -- record date

*Tuesday, 3 January 2012 -- payment date



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Friday, 23 December 2011 to Friday, 30 December 2011, both dates inclusive.
02-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the AGM held on 13 May 2011, authorising directors to provide any financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the company. In terms of section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to provide loan facilities, in the normal course of business, to subsidiaries of Liberty, having satisfied itself that the terms of the facilities are fair and reasonable and that the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test after extending such facilities, in terms of section 4 of the Act. Shareholders are advised that the total facility value if utilized will exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company's net worth as at the date of the last board meeting, being 24 November 2011.
24-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
04-Aug-2011
(C)
Total revenue increased to R19.8 billion (R15.3 billion). Net attributable profit rose to R1.1 billion (R969 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis grew to 440.2cps (371.9cps).



Dividend

A capital reduction out of share premium of 182cps in lieu of an interim ordinary dividend has been declared.



Outlook

Ongoing volatility in the South African investment market, in which the group mainly operates, will continue to affect the returns achieved on the shareholders' investment portfolio. However, the group's improved balance sheet management process coupled with the enhancements in the core operating businesses should help mitigate some of this impact. Liberty's focus remains on increasing new business sales and margins, delivering the business case within our growth cluster, as well as continuing delivery of superior investment returns in our asset management business.
28-Jul-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that a joint venture between Liberty Properties and Smart Dynasty has secured a R5 billion contract in the Democratic Republic of Congo to construct a new city called "City of Judges". The first phase involves building 2 100 houses and phase two will see the construction of a retail mall, two schools, two churches and a 200-bed hospital. The last phase will see the building of a four-star hotel.
16-May-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that, Liberty has reported a surge in sales and corporate business during the first quarter of this year as the insurer benefits from improved business conditions. CEO Bruce Hemphill said on Friday, at the company's annual general meeting, that single premium business went up 4% to R2.01 billion while new corporate business grew 8% to R125 million. Mr Hemphill has set a target for Liberty to improve its embedded value this year by more than 15%, from the R24.9 billion reported in the year to December. The growth in new business during the quarter under review confirms the recovery of the long-term insurance sector from the recession of 2008. Then, the sector was battling high lapses as cash-strapped consumers surrendered policies or stopped paying premiums. "Insurance net cash flows of R296 million are substantially up on the corresponding 2010 period," said Mr Hemphill. Retail South African net cash flows are significantly better, demonstrating the improvement in in-force premiums and single premium new business combined with consistent claims experience. Corporate net cash flows, while negative, showed an improvement on those experienced in the first quarter of 2010," he said.
13-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announce that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 23 February 2011 were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the annual general meeting held. The special resolutions will be lodged with The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
13-May-2011
(Official Notice)
20-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the various SENS announcements, first published on 3 December 2009 and the last on 28 February 2011, in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). All of the outstanding conditions precedent have been fulfilled and the transaction will now be implemented. Liberty will have acquired an effective 57% shareholding in CfCIH prior to the commencement of trading of CfCIH on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, which will take place on Thursday, 21 April 2011.
04-Apr-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Liberty has set itself a target to improve its embedded value this year by more than 15%. This insurer will achieve this by focusing on increasing the quality of new business volumes in its core insurance operations. The group, which is majority owned by Standard Bank, also intended to increase returns from its African business and asset management franchise, CEO Bruce Hemphill said on Friday. Liberty has turned the corner after a disastrous first half in 2009. During this period, it lost more than R1.2 billion due to a mistimed hedging strategy to reduce equity market risk that cost the firm R519 million in losses. Rising policy lapses also hit its life unit hard as consumers struggled to keep up with payments during the financial recession. A major strategy to restructure the business soon followed. The results of this strategy were reflected in the group's year-end results to December last year which were released in February . Writing in the group's latest annual report, Mr Hemphill was upbeat about the business prospects for this year. Among other targets , the group wanted to achieve a return on embedded value of between 14.5% and 15.5%. Its embedded value in the year to December last year rose to R24.9 billion, up from R22.96 billion the previous year.
29-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company's integrated annual report, containing the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010, was posted to shareholders on 29 March 2011. The integrated annual report has also been made available on the company's website, www.liberty.co.za, for those shareholders who elected to receive electronic communications. There are no changes to the provisional annual financial statements released on SENS on 24 February 2011.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice was given that the 43rd annual general meeting of Liberty's shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001 on Friday, 13 May 2011 at 09:00, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting. The notice of the annual general meeting will be issued separately to shareholders in accordance with applicable legislation.
28-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009, 15 December 2009, 30 December 2009, 15 February 2010, 31 March 2010, 14 April 2010, 29 September 2010 and 13 December 2010 in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction").



All of the outstanding conditions precedent to the transaction have now been fulfilled. Liberty will increase its shareholding in CfCIH to 56.82% immediately following the distribution in specie by CfC Stanbic Holdings Ltd of its shareholding in CfCIH. Trading of CfCIH shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange will commence immediately thereafter. Accordingly the Renunciation Agreement has been extended by agreement between the parties to 30 April 2011 to allow the listing process to be completed.
24-Feb-2011
(C)
Total revenue increased to R51.4 billion (R44.2 billion). Net attributable profit soared to R2.4 billion (R44 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis jumped to 968.8cps (16.4cps).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of 291cps has been declared.



Outlook

The group's results are linked to the performance of the economies and investment markets in which the group operates with South Africa being the most important. The significant progress made in our core operations in 2010 positions the group favourably for continued delivery of good operational performance and to take advantage of any improvements in these markets. The focus will be on lowering unit costs and improving new business sales and margins in the insurance business. In the asset management businesses, Liberty will continue to build the capacity to deliver superior investment returns.
16-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
The following statement is made with reference to the JSE Listings Requirements and the company's SENS announcement dated 26 November 2010. The directors are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Liberty Holdings' headline earnings per share, basic earnings per share and BEE normalised headline earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the financial year ended 31 December 2010 will be between 890c and 980c per share. BEE normalised headline earnings reflect the legal and economic substance of the company's Black Ownership Initiative. Liberty Holdings Ltd's results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2010 will be published on 24 February 2011.

13 Dec 2010 15:07:43
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), 15 December 2009, 30 December 2009, 15 February 2010, 31 March 2010, 14 April 2010 and 29 September 2010 in which shareholders were advised that Libhold would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction").



Shareholders are reminded that the obligations of Libhold in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. Shareholders are hereby advised that the date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled in relation to the renunciation agreement has been extended further by agreement between the parties from 15 December 2010 to 28 February 2011.
10 Dec 2010 15:14:38
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend no 65 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2010, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 31 December 2010. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 3 January 2011. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Friday, 10 December 2010 -- declaration date

*Thursday, 23 December 2010 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Friday, 24 December 2010 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 31 December 2010 -- record date

*Monday, 3 January 2011 -- payment date
26 Nov 2010 08:51:31
(Official Notice)
The board is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Liberty's comprehensive income, total and headline earnings for the year ending 31 December 2010 will be at least 20% better than the result reported for the year ended 31 December 2009. There is currently insufficient certainty to be able to provide guidance on the extent of the expected improvement in performance.
29 Sep 2010 14:27:53
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), 15 December 2009, 30 December 2009, 15 February 2010, 31 March 2010 and 14 April 2010 in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). Shareholders are reminded that the obligations of Liberty in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. Shareholders are advised that the date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled in relation to the renunciation agreement has been extended further by agreement between the parties from 30 September 2010 to 15 December 2010.
14 Sep 2010 08:34:30
(Official Notice)
Liberty announced that Mr Russell Harte had resigned from his position as financial director of Liberty to transfer, at his request, to an international position within the Standard Bank group, effective from 12 October 2010. Mr Casper Troskie, currently the group chief financial officer of Standard Bank group, has been appointed as financial director of Liberty effective 12 October 2010.
05 Aug 2010 08:41:16
(C)
Total revenue increased to R15.3 billion (June 2009: R9.6 billion).Profit before tax rose to R1.5 billion (June 2009: Loss of R1.3 billion). A net attributable profit of R969 million (June 2009: Loss of R1.3 billion) was made and a headline earning per share of 371.9cps (June 2009: Headline loss of 483.3cps) was recorded.



Capital reduction

A capital reduction of 164cps in lieu of a cash dividend has been declared.



Prospects

The improvement in the half year result should be seen in the context of some improvement in trading conditions, although the strength and sustainability of the economic recovery remains uncertain. In the second half, our focus will remain on strengthening the insurance business, stabilising STANLIB, effective balance sheet management and growing returns from developing businesses.
27 Jul 2010 16:58:02
(Official Notice)
The directors are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Liberty Holdings' headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share attributable to ordinary shareholders for the six months to 30 June 2010 will be between 325c and 400c per share, compared to the loss per share of 483.3c and the headline loss per share of 421.9 for the prior corresponding period.
30 Jun 2010 13:38:07
(Official Notice)
The Liberty Holdings Ltd board announce the resignation of Rex Tomlinson, Deputy Chief Executive, from the board with effect from 30 June 2010 in line with his stated intention to pursue other interests.
10 Jun 2010 10:01:58
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend no 64 of 5.5cps in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Libhold at the close of business on Friday, 2 July 2010. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Thursday, 10 June 2010 -- declaration date

*Friday, 25 June 2010 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 28 June 2010 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 2 July 2010 -- record date

*Monday, 5 July 2010 -- payment date
13 May 2010 12:15:09
(Official Notice)
The Liberty Holdings Ltd board ("the board") announced the resignation of Hylton Appelbaum from the board with effect from 12 May 2010 to pursue other interests. The board also expressed its sincere appreciation to Alan Romanis, who having reached the board's mandatory retirement age, retired from the board at the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 13 May 2010.
13 May 2010 12:13:40
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announced that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 24 February 2010 were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the annual general meeting held today. The special resolution will be lodged with the companies and intellectual property registration office for registration.
13 May 2010 08:18:15
(Official Notice)
The board was satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that Liberty Holdings' headline earnings for the six months to 30 June 2010 will be at least 20% better than the result reported for the six months to 30 June 2009. There is currently insufficient certainty to be able to provide guidance on the extent of the expected improvement in performance.
13 May 2010 08:11:39
(Official Notice)
16 Apr 2010 12:41:21
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings Ltd will be holding a presentation of its Liberty Financial Solutions ("LibFin") division for the investment community on Monday 19 April 2010. The presentation will be made by members of LibFin's management team focused on the division's structure, operations and strategic direction. This will take place at the Liberty offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg starting at 09.30am SA time. There will also be will an opportunity to dial in and listen to the presentation as it progresses. The slides and dial-in details will be available on Liberty's investor relations website shortly before the presentation at http://www.libhold.co.za/investor- relations/Pages/investor-relations.aspx. An audio recording of the presentation will be available from close of business on Monday, 19 April 2010 for approximately three days thereafter. For further information on Liberty Holdings Ltd, please visit the corporate website at www.liberty.co.za.
15 Apr 2010 17:46:05
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), 15 December 2009, 30 December 2009, 15 February 2010 and 31 March 2010 in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). Shareholders were advised that the obligations of Liberty in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. The date by which certain conditions precedent were to be fulfilled in relation to the share subscription agreement is 30 April 2010. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled in relation to the renunciation agreement is 30 September 2010. Shareholders are hereby advised that the conditions precedent in relation to the share subscription agreement have been fulfilled and accordingly the share subscription agreement has been concluded unconditionally. Certain conditions precedent to the renunciation agreement remain to be fulfilled.
31 Mar 2010 18:38:55
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), 15 December 2009, 30 December 2009 and 15 February 2010 in which shareholders were advised that Libhold would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). Shareholders are advised that the obligations of Liberty in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled in relation to the share subscription agreement has been extended further by agreement between the parties from 31 March 2010 to 30 April 2010. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled in relation to the renunciation agreement has been extended further by agreement between the parties from 31 March 2010 to 30 September 2010.
31 Mar 2010 07:47:25
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's annual report, containing annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2009 was posted to shareholders on Wednesday, 31 March 2010. The annual report will be made available on the company's website on www.liberty.co.za. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in Liberty Holdings' audited results on Thursday, 25 February 2010 is unchanged. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. audited the results and the annual financial statements of the Liberty Group and their report is available for inspection at the registered offices of Liberty Holdings.



Notice is hereby given that the 42nd Annual General Meeting of Liberty Holdings` shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001 on Thursday, 13 May 2010 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting, which will be issued to shareholders in accordance with s186 of the Companies Act No. 61 of 1973.
25 Feb 2010 10:51:57
(C)
Total revenue for the year ended 31 December 2009 rose to R44 billion (2008: R22 billion) . Total earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders for the period decreased to R44 million (2008: R1.1 billion) . Headline earnings per share attributable to ordinary equity holders fell to 16.4cps (2008: 709.3cps) .



Dividend

The directors have approved a capital reduction out of share premium of 291cps in lieu of a final dividend.



Prospects

The economic outlook for 2010 is positive as the global economy emerges from recession, however, there is still some uncertainty about economic stability in certain developed economies. Libhold's key domestic focus areas for 2010 will be to grow their core insurance business by improving policyholder persistency and new business margins. The group believe that this, together with the impact of corrective actions taken at STANLIB, growth in Liberty Africa, the development of Liberty Health and the positive economic climate positions the group favourably for the future.
17 Feb 2010 08:20:15
(Official Notice)
Having reported a substantial loss in the first half of the 2009 financial year, Liberty Holdings Ltd has traded profitably in the second six months and expects to report BEE normalised headline earnings of between R122 million and R148 million for the twelve months ended 31 December 2009. Basic and headline earnings for the year are expected to be between R38 million (14.8 cents per ordinary share) and R46 million (17.9 cents per ordinary share).
15 Feb 2010 18:01:58
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), 15 December 2009 and 30 December 2009, in which shareholders were advised that Libhold would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). Shareholders are advised that the obligations of Libhold in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled has been extended further by agreement between the parties from 15 February 2010 to 31 March 2010.
01 Feb 2010 08:34:03
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Liberty were referred to the announcement which was erroneously released on Friday, 28 January 2010 under the name of Liberty Holdings. The announcement was intended to be released under the name of Liberty International plc.
30 Dec 2009 12:59:10
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement") and 15 December 2009, in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). Shareholders are advised that the obligations of Liberty in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled has been extended by agreement between the parties from 29 December 2009 to 15 February 2010.
15 Dec 2009 16:33:44
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 3 December 2009 (the "terms announcement"), in which shareholders were advised that Liberty would acquire control of CfCIH, a leading Kenyan wealth company that comprises life, general and health insurance businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (the "transaction"). As stated in the terms announcement, according to paragraph 10.1 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the transaction is regarded as a small related party transaction, as Standard Bank Group Ltd ("Standard Bank") is a majority shareholder of Liberty with a holding of 53.6% and the ultimate controlling shareholder with a holding of 60.0%, through Stanbic Africa Holdings Ltd, of CfC Stanbic Holdings Ltd, of which CfCIH is a wholly-owned subsidiary. The board of directors of Liberty ("the board") retained Fidelis Advisory Partners (Pty) Ltd ("Fidelis") to act as an independent expert to provide a fairness opinion to the board in respect of the transaction.



Shareholders are now further advised that Fidelis rendered its opinion to the Board on 15 December 2009 to the effect that, as of the date that the agreements were signed, it had considered the terms of the transaction and, based on and subject to the assumptions and other considerations set forth in its opinion, the transaction was fair to the ordinary shareholders of Liberty (other than Standard Bank). The fairness opinion will lie open for inspection at Liberty's registered office for a period of 28 days from the date of this announcement. In addition, shareholders are advised that the obligations of Liberty in relation to the transaction are subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the conditions precedent as set out in detail in the terms announcement. The date by which certain conditions precedent are to be fulfilled has been extended by agreement between the parties from 15 December 2009 to 29 December 2009.
10 Dec 2009 08:54:11
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby notified that Mr Rex Tomlinson, deputy chief executive officer of Liberty Holdings, has notified the company that he intends to resign from the board of the company. No decision has been taken as to when his resignation will be effective but it is expected to be in mid-2010.

03 Dec 2009 08:44:36
(Official Notice)
27 Nov 2009 14:40:44
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend No. 63 of 5,5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty Holdings Ltd at the close of business on Thursday, 31 December 2009. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 4 January 2010.



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Friday, 27 November 2009 - declaration date

*Wednesday, 23 December 2009 - Last day to trade cum dividend

*Thursday, 24 December 2009 - trading commences ex dividend

*Thursday, 31 December 2009 - record date

*Monday, 4 January 2010 - payment date
27 Nov 2009 08:26:46
(Official Notice)
26 Nov 2009 12:07:40
(Media Comment)
Libhold's medical aid division is to complete a merger with Medicover in January 2010. According to the Financial Mail, the combined entity will be the fourth largest medical aid scheme in South Africa, operate under the Liberty brand and have 200 000 members. The executive principal officer of the Liberty medical scheme, Andrew Edwards, commented that "scale and critical mass are crucial to the sustainability of a scheme."
18 Nov 2009 10:07:48
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings will be announcing its 3Q09 operating update on Friday, 27 November 2009. Sens release will be at approximately 08:00. A conference call will be hosted for analysts and investors at 10:00 South Africa time, 08:00 United Kingdom time, on Friday, 27 November 2009. The call will include an overview of the group's operational performance update for the 9 months ended 30 September 2009 and there will be an opportunity for questions.
15 Sep 2009 09:47:15
(Official Notice)
Mr James H Sutcliffe has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Libhold, with effect from 14 September 2009.
06 Aug 2009 08:08:03
(C)
Total revenue declined to R9.6 billion (R12.8 billion). for the six moths to 30 June 2009. A net attributable loss of R1.3 billion (profit of R410 million) was made and a headline loss on a per share basis of 483.3cps (294.4cps) was recorded.



Capital reduction

A capital reduction of 164cps in lieu of a cash dividend has been declared.



Prospects

The duration of the challenging business environment and volatile investment markets remains uncertain. The board is however confident that management is focussed on the main issues facing the group, being policyholder persistency and capital management. The group is well capitalised and committed to its growth strategy.
30 Jul 2009 07:43:34
(Official Notice)
Libhold's results for the six months ended 30 June 2009 will be published on 6 August 2009. The group expects to report a total and headline loss for the six months ended 30 June 2009 of between R1.1 billion and R1.3 billion and a basic and headline loss per share of between 434 cents and 521 cents. The capital adequacy level of the group's main life license, Liberty Group Ltd, remains strong at 2.5 times the required cover. The reduced market risk now being carried by the group is also reflected in an improved capital position in terms of the group's economic capital calculation.
29 Jun 2009 16:42:53
(Official Notice)
Libhold is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr William Russell Harte to the board of directors of Libhold effective 30 June 2009. Prior to this appointment, Mr Harte was Chief Financial Officer of the Group.
04 Jun 2009 09:07:48
(Media Comment)
Once again, questions have been raised in the Financial Mail about the relationship between Libhold and Standard Bank Group Ltd ("Stanbank"). Critics have long said that Stanbank uses its controlling stake in Libhold to its own advantage. Deals between the two companies have been closely watched, as some analysts suspect that Stanbank is still trying to recoup cash after overpaying to buy control of the life insurer in 1999.



This includes the property deal between Stanbank, Libhold and Fountainhead Property Trust (FPT), whereby Libhold paid R186 million for half of Stanbank's stake in FPT's management company, Fountainhead Property Trust Management, and an administrator, Evening Star Trading 768. Stanbank has been accused of forcing Libhold to overpay, but Stanbank denies this. Stanbank deputy CEO, Ben Kruger, says that Libhold's property business could score big and that there is no reason why FPT's property portfolio cannot grow from R6.5 billion in value to R13 billion in the future. Nevertheless, some observers have questioned the wisdom of Libhold buying into a property company when property values were falling and the market is still tough, especially at a time when Libhold could have used the cash to shore up its balance sheet.
29 May 2009 09:08:50
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend No 62 of 5.5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty Holdings Limited at the close of business on Friday, 3 July 2009.



*The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 6 July 2009.

*Friday, 29 May 2009 - declaration date

*Friday, 26 June 2009 - last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 29 June 2009 - trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 3 July 2009 - record date

*Monday, 6 July 2009 - payment date

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised from Monday, 29 June 2009 to Friday, 3 July 2009, both dates inclusive.
27 May 2009 09:57:31
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Libhold aims to generate 10% of its profit from fast-expanding African operations in about five years. Bernard Katompa, Liberty CE for Africa, commented in an interview that Libhold was growing through acquisitions, greenfields projects and leveraging off the presence of Stanbank in some countries. Katompa also remarked that the group was looking at entering Nigeria "in a cost-effective way". Libhold plans to use its Lagos office as its West African regional headquarters and as a platform for growth into surrounding countries.
15 May 2009 13:26:20
(Official Notice)
Libhold announced that all the resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the annual general meeting. The special resolution will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office for registration.
15 May 2009 08:21:52
(Official Notice)
The core businesses are performing well despite the difficult market conditions. Group sales production is up by 20.1% compared to the first quarter of 2008, with indexed new business from retail insurance operations declining by 1.5% which is pleasing given current economic conditions. The capital adequacy level remains strong at 2.5 times the required cover (after the payment of the final cash distribution of R850 million) and a significant reduction of the required economic capital has been achieved.



While earnings have been under pressure as a result of interest rate and equity mark to market losses and the actions taken to implement capital and risk policy, the group remains strongly capitalised, and is trading satisfactorily given the economic circumstances. The intensive focus on operational efficiency, balance sheet management, investment performance, persistency of insurance operations, and the execution of the group's other strategic objectives is beginning to show results. Although the challenging economic environment experienced in the first quarter of 2009 is expected to continue for the remainder of the year, the Group is expected to return to profitability for the full year. The group continues to implement both its geographic and wealth diversification strategies.
08 May 2009 11:28:49
(Official Notice)
Libhold will be announcing its 1Q09 operating update on Friday, 15 May 2009; SENS release will be at approximately 07:30. A conference call will be hosted for analysts and investors at 14:00 South Africa time, 13:00 United Kingdom time, on Friday, 15 May 2009. The call will include an overview of the group's operational performance update for the three months ended 31 March 2009 and there will be an opportunity for questions.
08 May 2009 11:24:27
(Official Notice)
Libhold will be announcing its 1Q09 operating update on Friday, 15 May 2009; SENS release will be at approximately 08:30. A conference call will be hosted for analysts and investors at 14:00 South Africa time, 13:00 United Kingdom time, on Friday, 15 May 2009. The call will include an overview of the group's operational performance update for the three months ended 31 March 2009 and there will be an opportunity for questions.
30 Apr 2009 09:23:34
(Media Comment)
The Financial Mail reported that Libhold's health-care subsidiary, Liberty Health, has called off its bid for Namibia's Prosperity. Prosperity runs a plethora of health-care services in nine African countries, including South Africa, where it competes against Discovery. However, the Namibian company appears not to be doing well. Until recently Liberty Health CEO, Peter Botha, was very keen on acquiring the firm because of the potential economies of scale, though he now seems to agree with his peers that purchasing Prosperity would be trouble.
01 Apr 2009 10:16:23
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Libhold has purchased a 35% stake in Nigerian health insurance company Total Health Trust as part of its African expansion plans. Libhold plans to raise its stake in the company to 51% over time. Liberty Health CE, Peter Botha said significant growth was expected in Nigeria's health market and Total Health Trust was well positioned to capture it.
31 Mar 2009 09:14:35
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's annual report, containing annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008 and notice of annual general meeting, was posted to shareholders on Tuesday, 31 March 2009. The annual report will be made available on the company's website on www.liberty.co.za. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in Libhold's audited results on Thursday, 26 February 2009 is unchanged.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 41st annual general meeting of Libhold's shareholders will be held on the Fourth Floor, Liberty Life Centre, 1 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001 on Friday, 15 May 2009 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.
06 Mar 2009 08:42:56
(Official Notice)
Further to the Liberty Holdings Limited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2008 released on SENS on 26 February 2009, and the declaration of a distribution to shareholders of 291 cents in the form of a capital reduction, attention of shareholders is drawn to the fact that the capital reduction is from capitalised profits and therefore will be treated as a dividend in the hands of both the company and the shareholder.

The important dates pertaining to the capital reduction of 291 cents per ordinary share are as follows:

*Last date to trade cum dividend on the JSE - Friday, 20 March 2009

*First trading day ex dividend on the JSE - Monday, 23 March 2009

*Record date - Friday, 27 March 2009

*Payment date - Monday, 30 March 2009

No shares may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 23 March 2009 and Friday, 27 March 2009, both dates inclusive.
26 Feb 2009 09:03:01
(C)
Total revenue declined by more than 50% to R23 billion (R50.3 billion). Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R1.1 billion (R1.5 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share fell to 709.3cps (1 049.7cps).



Dividend

A capital reduction amounting to 291cps has been declared in lieu of a final ordinary dividend.



Prospects

Globally, the economic outlook for 2009 remains uncertain and as yet no strong signals are evident that a turning point has been reached. South Africa appears to have been shielded from the worst of the international crisis, but the local environment could deteriorate further during 2009. The expectation is that the current difficult economic situation will continue for at least the first half of 2009, making trading conditions challenging. In these circumstances the focus on managing market risks and capital will continue. Plans include reducing volatility in shareholders' investment returns where possible and, in addition, the group will continue with its approved diversification strategy.
13 Feb 2009 08:01:44
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings Ltd's results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2008 will be published on 26 February 2009. The basic and headline earnings per share of Liberty Holdings Ltd is expected to be between 25% and 35% lower than that reported in 2007. Liberty Group Ltd's headline earnings per share is expected to be between 45% and 55% lower than that reported in 2007. Liberty Group Ltd's headline earnings per share excluding investment gains and losses on shareholders' portfolios, is expected to be 25% to 35% lower than that reported in 2007. These results include the impact of negative returns on shareholder participation portfolios. Insurance and asset management operating earnings are expected to be in line with 2007 results.
10 Feb 2009 08:48:15
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Libhold was downgraded to underweight, from neutral, by JPMorgan Chase. Analyst Francois du Toit commented that "there is a risk that results could disappoint".
15 Jan 2009 16:08:20
(Official Notice)
Mr Anthony Peter Cunningham and Mr Mthandazo Peter Moyo have both been appointed as independent non-executive directors of Libhold, with effect from 1 February 2009.
01 Dec 2008 14:43:52
(Official Notice)
After implementation of a scheme of arrangement, Libhold has become the sole shareholder of Liberty and all minority shareholders in Liberty have become shareholders in Libhold. The board of Libhold has been reconstituted with effect from Wednesday, 12 November 2008, so that the Liberty directors who are not already on the Libhold board are appointed to the Libhold board. This was announced on SENS on Wednesday, 12 November 2008: The following individuals resign with effect from Monday, 1 December 2008, from their respective offices in relation to Libhold:

* Mr D Cooper resigns as chairman and non-executive director;

* Mr M Shaw resigns as non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee; and

* Mr V Barnard resigns as company secretary.

The following individuals have been appointed, with effect from Wednesday, 12 November 2008, to the board of Libhold and, with effect from Monday, 1 December 2008, to the positions and committees referred to below:

* Mr S J Macozoma: non-executive chairman of the board, Group Transformation Committee and Directors' Affairs Committee and member of the Group Remuneration Committee

* Mr T D A Ross: independent chairman of the Group Risk Committee and Group Audit and Actuarial Committee

* Mr A W B Band: independent chairman of the Group Remuneration Committee and member of the Group Risk Committee, Group Audit and Actuarial Committee and Directors' Affairs Committee

* Mr J B Hemphill: chief executive and a member of the Group Transformation Committee

* Mr R G Tomlinson: deputy chief executive and a member of the Group Transformation Committee

* Mr H I Appelbaum: non-executive director and a member of the Group
26-Nov-2008
(Permanent)
Libhold undertook a share split on 24 November 2008.
24 Nov 2008 14:19:42
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous announcements released on SENS on Thursday, 4 September 2008, Friday, 26 September 2008 Tuesday, 21 October 2008 and Wednesday, 12 November 2008, relating to:

*an offer by Libhold to acquire all of the issued ordinary shares of Liberty Group Ltd ("Liberty") (other than those already held by Libhold and Liberty's treasury shares) in exchange for an issue of ordinary shares in Libhold ("consideration shares") by means of a scheme of arrangement ("scheme") in terms of section 311 of the Companies Act, No 61 of 1973, as amended ("Companies Act"); and

*the sub-division of each share in Libhold's authorised and issued ordinary share capital into three ordinary shares and the increase in Libhold's authorised ordinary share capital to enable Libhold to issue the consideration shares, all of which have become unconditional.

Shareholders are advised of the changes to Libhold's ordinary share capital pursuant to the above, which are reflected in Libhold's listed ordinary share capital as of 24 November 2008, even though the abovementioned transactions will only be implemented on 1 December 2008:

*Libhold's issued ordinary share capital before the sub-division and increase in its ordinary share capital: 49 090 722 ordinary shares of 25 cents each;

*Libhold's issued ordinary share capital after the sub-division of each its ordinary shares into three ordinary shares: 147 272 166 ordinary shares of 8.33 cents each;

*Libhold's ordinary share capital after the listing on 24 November 2008 of 138 750 207 consideration shares with a par value of 8.33 cents each: 286 022 373 ordinary shares of 8.33 cents each.
21 Nov 2008 08:05:11
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that preference dividend number 61 of 5.5cps in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 31 December 2008, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Libhold at the close of business on Wednesday, 24 December 2008. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 29 December 2008. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Friday, 21 November 2008 -- declaration date

*Wednesday, 17 December 2008 -- last day to trade cum dividend

*Thursday, 18 December 2008 -- trading commences ex dividend

*Wednesday, 24 December 2008 -- record date

*Monday, 29 December 2008 -- payment date
20 Nov 2008 17:16:09
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings shareholders are referred to the overview of trading for the nine months ended 30 September 2008 published by Liberty Group Ltd on SENS on 20 November 2008. Liberty Holdings is the holding company of Liberty Group Ltd and has no business other than that related to its investment in Liberty Group Ltd. Liberty Holdings holds a 50.23% interest in Liberty Group Ltd.
21 Oct 2008 17:11:05
(Official Notice)
14 Oct 2008 14:36:14
(Official Notice)
Libhold shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 26 September 2008 and the circular posted to Libhold shareholders on 26 September 2008 which set out details in respect of the proposed restructuring of the Liberty group including the transaction mechanics to provide for the economic equivalence of ordinary shares in Liberty Group Ltd and Libhold.



As explained in the announcement and circular referred to above, the number of issued Libhold ordinary shares (following the proposed sub-division of Libhold's ordinary shares) will exceed the number of Liberty shares owned by Libhold by 2 116 096 shares ("shortfall"). In order to compensate for the shortfall, Libhold will retain cash from its existing cash resources. The amount to be retained has been determined by multiplying the shortfall by the volume weighted average price at which Liberty shares traded on the JSE Ltd during the five trading days preceding Tuesday, 14 October 2008, which was 6 698c per share ("the Liberty VWAP"). The Liberty VWAP multiplied by the shortfall yields a cash sum to be retained of R142 million. Consequently, Libhold has available for distribution a total sum of R31 million, which allows for a dividend of 63c per share.
08 Oct 2008 16:02:01
(Official Notice)
The general meeting of Libhold shareholders to discuss the offer of Standard Bank Group Ltd will be held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 on the 4th Floor, Liberty Centre, 1 Ameshoff Str, Braamfontein, as per the circular dated 26 September 2008.
04 Sep 2008 08:33:59
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released by Libhold on 21 July 2008, the shareholders of Liberty, Libhold and Standard Bank are advised that Libhold has agreed with Liberty to propose a scheme of arrangement between Liberty and all of its members in terms of which Libhold will acquire all the shares in the issued share capital of Liberty, other than those already held by Libhold and the Liberty shares owned by Liberty's wholly-owned subsidiary Lexshell 615 (Pty) Ltd, in exchange for an issue of ordinary shares in Libhold.



Subject to the grant by the Court of an order convening the scheme meeting, further announcements will be made on or about Tuesday, 23 September 2008 setting out :

* the salient dates of the scheme. Following that announcement, a circular providing further information on the scheme and containing, inter alia, a notice of the scheme meeting, a form of proxy and a form of surrender, is expected to be posted to Liberty shareholders on or about Friday, 26 September 2008; and

* the date of the Libhold EGM and the dates of implementation of the subdivision. Following that announcement, a circular containing, inter alia, a notice of the Libhold EGM, a form of proxy and a form of surrender, is expected to be posted to Libhold shareholders on or about Friday, 26 September 2008.

These times and dates are subject to change. Any change will be announced on SENS and published in the press.



The Libhold cautionary announcement dated 21 July 2008 is hereby withdrawn.

08 Aug 2008 17:33:17
(C)
Libhold carries on no business other than that related to its investment in Liberty Group. At 30 June 2008 Liberty Holdings held a 50.23% interest in Liberty Group (31 December 2007: 51.19%). Shareholders are consequently referred to the interim results announcement published by Liberty Group on 6 August 2008 (details of its review of operations by segment and prospects are available at www.liberty.co.za), the results of which are consolidated into Libhold. Standard Bank Group Ltd (Standard Bank) has acquired 98.93% of Libhold in terms of an offer to Libholds' minority shareholders.



Prospects

Liberty Group is considering the merits of implementing a holding company structure which would facilitate its strategic intent to achieve a position where the immediate listed holding company of Liberty Group and its significant operating companies wholly owns these operations, and is not a registered long-term insurer. Libhold and Standard Bank have been approached by Liberty Group to consider facilitating this structure by allowing Libhold to become such a listed holding company. If such holding company structure were implemented, this would entail existing Liberty Group shareholders, other than Libhold, exchanging their Liberty Group shares for an economically equivalent shareholding in Libhold via a scheme of arrangement. Standard Bank, Libhold, Liberty Group and their advisers are considering this proposal as well as other alternatives in relation to Libhold and a further announcement will be made in due course. Until finality has been reached on these deliberations, the Libhold board has decided to defer any declaration of an interim dividend.
31 Jul 2008 15:29:54
(Official Notice)
In terms of section 440K(3)(a) of the Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973), as amended ("the Act"), an offeror in an affected transaction is required within a month to give notice to the remaining offerees who have not accepted the offer, of the fact that it has become the beneficial shareholder of 90% or more of the shares of the offeree company, and that for a period of three months from the date of that notice, the remaining offerees have the right to require the offeror to purchase their shares which were the subject of the offer, on the same terms and conditions as prevailed under the offer.



Notice

Standard Bank Group Ltd ("Stanbank") has posted the notices required to be given in terms of section 440K(3)(a) of the Act to the remaining Libhold ordinary shareholders who did not accept Stanbank's offer as detailed in the announcement published and circular posted on 26 June 2008 ("the offer") ("the remaining offerees"). The remaining offerees have consequently been given notice that, until the close of business on 31 October 2008, they may require Stanbank to purchase their remaining Libhold ordinary shares which were the subject of the offer, on the same terms and conditions as the offer.
29 Jul 2008 17:00:00
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Liberty Holdings' headline earnings per share are expected to be between 40% and 50% lower than that reported in the first half of 2007. Total earnings per share are also expected to be between 40% and 50% lower than that reported for the corresponding 2007 period. The information contained in this announcement has not been reviewed or audited by the company's external auditors. The interim results of Liberty Holdings for the six months ended 30 June 2008 will be published on SENS on or about 8 August 2008.
21 Jul 2008 17:43:22
(Official Notice)
26 Jun 2008 12:05:16
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Standard Bank announcement released on SENS which confirmed that the offer opened at 09:00, Thursday, 26 June 2008. The offer will close at 12:00 on Friday, 18 July 2008, or any later date announced by Standard Bank on SENS and in the press.
12 Jun 2008 17:21:04
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend No. 60 of 5,5 cents per share in respect of the cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 January 2008 to 30 June 2008, payable to all preference shareholders recorded in the books of Liberty Holdings Limited at the close of business on Friday, 4 July 2008. The dividend, payable in South African currency, will be paid on Monday, 7 July 2008.
28 May 2008 09:52:58
(Official Notice)
Mr D A Hawton retired as a non-executive director of Lib-Hold at the annual general meeting held on 21 May 2008, having attained the retirement age determined in the company?s articles of association.
27 May 2008 18:04:46
(Official Notice)
The shareholders of Libhold are advised that Standard Bank Group Ltd ("Stanbank") has notified the board of directors of Libhold of its firm intention to acquire the remaining 20 044 474 shares (40.83%) of the issued ordinary share capital of Libhold which Stanbank does not already own ("the offer shares") ("the offer"). The consideration payable in terms of the offer will be 21 925 cents per ordinary share in cash ("the consideration").



Mechanism of the offer

The offer will be implemented by way of an unconditional offer by Stanbank to the shareholders of Libhold other than Stanbank ("the offerees") in terms of Chapter XVA of the Companies Act, 1973.



Opinions and documentation

The Libhold board will appoint an independent adviser to assist it in considering the terms of the offer and to provide it with the external advice required in terms of the Securities Regulation Code and the Rules of the Securities Regulation Panel. The required communication of the Libhold board in this regard will be set out in a circular that will be posted to Libhold shareholders in due course. Libhold shareholders are referred to the Stanbank announcement in this regard dated 27 May 2008, which, inter alia, confirms that Stanbank has provided the Securities Regulation Panel with a cash confirmation of availability of resources to satisfy the full cash consideration payable in terms of the offer.
21 May 2008 15:06:16
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings announced that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 3 March 2008 were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the annual general meeting held on 21 May 2008. The special resolution will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office for registration.
14 May 2008 09:39:54
(Official Notice)
Libhold is the holding company of Liberty Group Ltd (Liberty) and has no other business other than its investment in Liberty. Accordingly, shareholders are referred to the report on Liberty?s operational performance for the first three months of the 2008 financial year which was published on SENS on 14 May 2008.
31 Mar 2008 18:42:40
(Official Notice)
Libhold's annual report, containing its annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2007 and notice of annual general meeting, was posted to shareholders on Monday, 31 March 2008. The annual report will be made available on the company's website on www.libertyholdings.co.za. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in Libhold's audited results on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 is unchanged.



Notice of the AGM

Notice was given that the 40th AGM of Libhold shareholders will be held in the Seminar Room, Werksmans Inc, 155 Fifth Street, Sandown, Sandton, 2146 on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 09:00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.
27 Mar 2008 11:04:56
(Media Comment)
Finweek reported that the artificial control structure through which Standard Bank Group Ltd ("Stanbank") keeps more than 50% control of Liberty Group Ltd ("Liberty") is under attack. A long-running campaign to try to unlock the approximately R2 billion discount Libhold trades, by Opportune Investments ("Opportune"), is being joined by other asset managers. Opportune is attempting to obtain a letter from Stanbank in which it was said that the unbundling or "liquidation" of Libhold could cause Stanbank to review its arrangement with Liberty. However, access to the letter is being denied. There are also concerns regarding a R9 million payment made to the ANC, by Liberty's new chairman Saki Makozoma. Liberty and Stanbank say that they are investigating the payment.
14 Mar 2008 11:52:04
(Official Notice)
Liberty Group Ltd announced the approval of its capital reduction by the FSB on 12 March 2008. The total proceeds from the Liberty Group Ltd capital reduction receivable by the company are R386 million. After secondary tax on companies of R35 million, the net amount available for distribution is R351 million.



Notice is hereby given that a final ordinary cash dividend No. 78 of 715 cents per share (December 2006 - 670 cents per share) has been declared in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2007. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Last day to trade cum dividend on the JSE, Friday, 4 April 2008

*First trading day ex dividend on the JSE, Monday, 7 April 2008

*Record date, Friday, 11 April 2008

*Payment date, Monday, 14 April 2008
04 Mar 2008 18:01:24
(C)
At 31 December 2007 Liberty Holdings held an effective 51.2% interest in Liberty Group Ltd (52.0%). Shareholders are consequently referred to the announcement published by Liberty Group Ltd on 28 February 2008, for further details and a review of their operations and prospects, the results of which are consolidated into Liberty Holdings.



Final Cash Dividend

On 28 February 2008 Liberty Group Ltd announced the declaration of a capital reduction of 266c per ordinary share in lieu of an ordinary dividend, subject to the approval of the Financial Services Board. The total proceeds receivable by the company from Liberty Group Ltd are R386 million. After secondary tax on companies of R35 million, the net amount available for distribution is R351 million. Until such time that the Liberty Group Ltd capital reduction is approved by the Financial Services Board, the board has deferred the declaration of a final cash dividend in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2007.
28 Jul 2006 15:22:28
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings shareholders are referred to the trading statement published by Liberty Group on 28 July 2006. Liberty Holdings is the holding company of Liberty Group and has no business other than that related to its investment in Liberty Group.
07 Jun 2006 15:10:52
(Official Notice)
Preference dividend number 56 of 5.5c per share in respect of the 11c dividend cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2006. .



The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Friday, 23 June 2006 = Last day to trade cum dividend

*Monday, 26 June 2006 = Trading commences ex dividend

*Friday, 30 June 2006 = Record date

*Monday, 03 July 2006 = Payment date
23 May 2006 17:30:24
(Official Notice)
Annual general meeting

All the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 7 March 06 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the annual general meeting held on 23 May 06. Libhold is the holding company of Liberty Group Ltd ("Liberty Life") and has no other business other than its investment in Liberty Life. Accordingly, shareholders are referred to the report on Liberty Life's operational performance for the first three months of the 2006 financial year which was published on SENS on 22 May 2006.



Declaration of dividend

At the Liberty Life annual general meeting held on 22 May 2006, Liberty Life shareholders approved a reduction of share capital by means of a payment from its share premium account to Liberty Life shareholders registered at the close of business on Friday 9 June 2006 of 360cps held. Libhold announced at the time of the release of the Libhold preliminary results on 8 March 2006 its intention to distribute its receipts of the Liberty Life capital reduction to Libhold shareholders by way of a dividend. Notice is hereby given that ordinary dividend (No. 74) of 946cps has been declared. This dividend distributes the underlying Liberty Life capital reduction of 360 cps to shareholders of Libhold, net of secondary tax on companies. The important dates pertaining to this dividend are:

*Last day to trade cum dividend on the JSE -- Thursday, 8 June 06

*First trading day ex dividend on the JSE -- Friday, 9 June 06

*Record date -- Thursday, 15 June 06

*Payment date -- Monday, 19 June 06
03 Apr 2006 14:51:11
(Official Notice)
The annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2005 were posted on 31 March 2006 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on 8 March 2006.



The annual general meeting of Libhold will be held at the Liberty Conference Centre, 1 Anerley Road, Parktown, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 16:00

30 Mar 2006 17:17:30
(Official Notice)
Lib-hold has issued 9321 new ordinary shares of 25c each pursuant to the implementation of share options in terms of the Liberty Holdings Ltd Executive Share Option Scheme. Application has been made to the JSE for these shares to be admitted to the Official List and for these shares to be admitted to trading with effect from 31 March 2006. The shares rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of Liberty Holdings Ltd. The issued ordinary share capital of Liberty Holdings Ltd after the above issue is 49 090 722 shares of 25c each.
10 Mar 2006 13:51:48
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Libhold has appointed Vincent Barnard as company secretary with immediate effect, following the resignation of Dumisani Mtshali.
07 Mar 2006 17:43:43
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First-time adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards, have been applied for the financial period ending 31 December 05.



Total revenue (consisting of net insurance premiums, service fees and investment returns) increased by 60.25% to R51 781 million (R32 313 million) while net insurance claims and benefits increased by 49.07% to R14 020 million (R9 405 million). Headline earnings (after the preference dividend) have increased from 1 346.0cps, restated for IFRS, to 1 965.3cps in 2005.



As a consequence of adopting International Financial Reporting Standards, the company's issued ordinary shares that are held by its subsidiary companies for the benefit of policyholders, are now accounted for as treasury shares in the group consolidated financial statements. Previously South African Generally Accepted Accounting Practice recognised the beneficial economic ownership thereby allowing these shareholdings to be accounted for as designated policyholder investments.



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of 650cps (430cps) has been declared in respect of the year ended 31 December 2005.
19 Dec 2005 09:25:28
(Official Notice)
After taking into consideration the role of Libhold as a holding company and not a trading company, the directors of Libhold have re-examined the composition of its board. Consequently, Libhold would like to announce the resignation of the following from its board : Leila Patel; Angus Band; Myles Ruck; Sibusiso Sibisi
13 Dec 2005 14:36:37
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Libhold are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 13 December 2005 by Liberty Group Ltd and the information contained therein. Libhold is the holding company of Liberty Group Ltd and has no other investments and carries on no other business other than that related to its investment in LGL. Consequently, Libhold shareholders are referred to the LGL announcement.
01 Dec 2005 14:07:48
(Official Notice)
Liberty Holdings has issued 6 523 new ordinary shares of 25c each pursuant to the implementation of share options in terms of the Liberty Holdings Executive Share Option Scheme. Accordingly application has been made to the JSE for these shares to be admitted to the Official List and for these shares to be admitted to trading with effect from 2 December 2005. The shares rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of Liberty Holdings. The issued ordinary share capital of Liberty Holdings after the above issue is 49 081 401 shares of 25c each.
25 Nov 2005 15:31:08
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that Preference Dividend No. 55 of 5.5cps in respect of the 11c dividend cumulative preference shares has been declared in respect of the period 1 July 2005 to 31 December 2005.
11 Aug 2005 10:30:49
(C)
21 Jul 2005 08:54:16
(Official Notice)
Libhold interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2005 will be released on 11 August 2005. Shareholders are advised that the group`s interim BEE normalised1 headline earnings per share for 2005, before taking account of any International Financial Reporting Standards adjustments, are expected to be between 50% and 60% higher than the 167.2cps recorded for the six months ended 30 June 2004 and 10% to 20% lower than the 298.2cps recorded for the second six months of 2004. The weighted average investment return used as a proxy to calculate shareholders` 10% share of policyholder capital bonuses on certain classes of business was 11.5% at 30 June 2005 compared with 0.2% at 30 June 2004 and 22.7% at 31 December 2004. Due to the significant impact of investment market performance on the group`s earnings, it is considered appropriate to contextualise the resultant volatility by including a comparison of earnings against the second six months of 2004.



In addition to the impact of investment markets as detailed above, earnings for the six months ended 30 June 2005 were positively impacted by:

*good operational performance;

*the inclusion for the first time of earnings generated by Capital Alliance since the effective acquisition date of 1 April 2005; and

*a reduction in guarantee reserves resulting from better investment markets and a weaker Rand.



No clarity exists as to whether there will be any significant future exposure related to the increasing number of pension fund adjudication (PFA) rulings that are being made against the life assurance industry. Consequently provisions have not been made to date. The information contained in this announcement has not been reviewed or audited by the company`s external auditors.
11 Jul 2005 16:21:08
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Libhold are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 11 July 2005 by Liberty Group Ltd (`LGL`) and the information contained therein (`the LGL Announcement`). The board of Libhold was aware of all this information when it considered whether or not to call a shareholders` meeting to consider a proposal for the unbundling of Libhold`s shareholding in LGL. The board has considered the discount that LBH trades at relative to its underlying Net Asset Value and has weighed that up against all the factors referred to in the LGL Announcement. The board considers that in all the circumstances it would not be in the best interests of shareholders of Libhold to propose an unbundling of the LGL shares and that these interests would be best served by retaining the status quo for the foreseeable future.
05 Jul 2005 16:56:24
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Liberty Holdings has appointed Dumisani Mtshali as Company Secretary, following the resignation of Vincent Barnard. The appointment is effective immediately.
24-Feb-2017
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