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26-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Nampak will provide an update on the group?s strategy and progress on key operational initiatives across its divisions at the Nampak Investor Day briefing for investors and analysts being held on 26 September 2017. Nampak?s Chief Executive Officer, Andr? de Ruyter and Chief Financial Officer, Glenn Fullerton along with Nampak?s divisional executives will deliver presentations on the group?s key strategies and provide brief operational updates by division.



The Investor Day briefing will take place from 08:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CAT, followed by a factory site visit to the Bevcan operation in Springs, South Africa.



The investor day presentation is available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com/Investors/Financial-Information.
19-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 16.20(g) and Appendix 1 of Section 11 of the JSE listings requirements, notice is hereby given that Nampak?s annual compliance report, in terms of section 13G(2) of the B-BBEE Act, is available on the company?s website at www.nampak.com.
18-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares ? Dividend number 97

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2017 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2016:6.5 cents) payable on Monday, 7 August 2017 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 4 August 2017.



6% cumulative preference shares ? Dividend number 97

A dividend at the rate of 6% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2017 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2016:6.0 cents) payable on Monday, 7 August 2017 to preference shareholders recorded as such on the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 4 August 2017.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day of trade preference shares ?cum? dividend - Tuesday, 1 August 2017

*Preference shares trade ?ex? dividend - Wednesday, 2 August 2017

*Record date - Friday, 4 August 2017

*Payment date - Monday, 7 August 2017

*No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialized between Wednesday, 2 August 2017 and Friday 4 August 2017, both dates inclusive.
30-May-2017
(C)
Revenue for the period dropped by 1% to R9.3 billion (2016: R9.4 billion). Operating profit shot up 30% to R1.1 billion (2016: R870.1 million). Profit attributable to owners of Nampak Ltd. was 16% higher at R773.4 million (2016: R664.2 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased by 8% to 113.1 cents per share (2016: 105.2 cents per share).



Ordinary dividend

Despite a significantly improved group balance sheet the Nampak Ltd board has decided not to declare an interim dividend. The decision was made in light of the overall performance of the group in the current challenging trading conditions and given the continued volatile and uncertain macroeconomic environment, capital expenditure requirements and the availability of foreign exchange for repatriation from restricted areas. This prudent approach will further strengthen the group's balance sheet and improving the group's resilience during uncertain economic times.



Company outlook

It is expected that consumers in key trading markets will remain under pressure for the rest of the year with a concomitant negative impact on sales volumes. However, gains from improved factory efficiencies, business improvement initiatives as well as cost savings are expected to reduce this negative impact.



The group's operations in the Rest of Africa are expected to continue generating cash as demand for some products grows, supported by import replacement, with overall performance being impacted by macroeconomic challenges. The limited availability of foreign exchange and possible currency devaluations in Nigeria and Angola may result in potential foreign currency translation impacts. In the absence of a catalyst to promote economic growth and, consequently, consumer spending in key markets, demand for packaged goods and exchange rates are expected to remain a key factor influencing results.



In markets where Nampak operates, capital investments, strong customer relationships, recently signed long term customer contracts, and a well- established footprint with in-depth knowledge of local market dynamics will sustain its competitive advantage.

08-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the board of directors and the company secretary:



Ms Jenitha John has been appointed as an independent, non-executive director of Nampak Ltd. and a member of the audit committee with effect from 5 May 2017 to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Ms Nosipho Molope, which was announced after the AGM earlier this year.



Ms Jenitha John, is the Chief Audit Executive of FirstRand Ltd. She has held various financial and audit related roles at, inter alia, Discovery Holdings Ltd., Telkom SA (Ltd.), Eskom, Toyota SA and RMBT Property Services (Marriott Group) prior to joining the FirstRand Group.



Ms John is a Chartered Accountant and has served on many boards and audit committees of both public and private sector entities and is currently the lead independent non-executive director of Tongaat Hulett Ltd where she also chairs the Audit Committee.

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Ms Mandisa Seleoane has been appointed as Human Resources director of Nampak Ltd. with effect from 1 July 2017, to replace Mr. Fezekile Tshiqi who will retire on 30 June 2017, having reached the mandatory retirement age after 19 years with the Group.



Ms Seleoane was most recently the Group Human Capital executive at Adapt IT (Pty) Ltd. She holds a BA (HONS) degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations from RAU and a BA Psychology degree from the University of Durban-Westville.



Ms Ilse van Lochem has been appointed as the Company Secretary of Nampak Ltd. with effect from 1 September 2017 to replace Mr. Neill O?Brien who will retire on 31 August 2017, having reached the mandatory retirement age after 21 years with the Group.



Ms van Lochem joined the Group in 2004 and is currently a Senior Legal Advisor. She holds B.A and LLB degrees from Wits, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate law (cum laude) from RAU and MBA (cum laude) from Bond University. She was admitted as an attorney of the South Gauteng High Court in 1994.
15-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Nampak has made significant progress in the implementation of its comprehensive plan to improve operational performance through ?buying better, making better and selling better?. Operations excellence initiatives and programmes to improve efficiencies and cost are generating good results and we have refocused the culture towards ?making bottles and cans profitably?. The asset recapitalisation programme in South Africa is almost complete and already contributing to improved efficiencies and competitiveness. Following on achievements made in 2016, its operational performance has continued to improve in the five months to end February 2017.



Sluggish growth and low consumer confidence in its key markets continue to impact consumer spending and hence demand for packaging. Being mindful of the challenging and uncertain macroeconomic environment in key markets in South Africa, Angola and Nigeria, Nampak continues to focus its attention on managing and optimising aspects of the business within its control, namely its costs, assets and processes.



Slower than optimal cash extraction from Nigeria and Angola as well as the exposure to currency volatility of cash held in these restricted areas remain the key issues impacting overall performance. While Nampak has taken all possible steps to extract cash from these markets, it cannot rule out further impacts resulting from exchange rate fluctuations. The substantially strengthened Nampak balance sheet has significantly enhanced its ability to be resilient during continued macro- economic uncertainty.
02-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the retirement at the annual general meeting on 1 February 2017 of Mrs. Nosipho Molope as non-executive director, chairperson of the audit committee and member of the risk and sustainability committee and Mrs. Disebo Moephuli as non-executive director and member of the risk and sustainability committee and investment committee.



Mr. Roy Andersen was elected as chairman of the audit committee at the AGM on 1 February 2017 to replace Mrs. Molope. A further announcement will be made in due course regarding the possible appointment of one or more new non-executive directors.
02-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 12:00 all the resolutions tabled thereat were passed by the requisite majority of Nampak shareholders.
20-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to Nampak?s announcement of the audited group results for the year ended 30 September 2016 which was published on SENS on 21 November 2016 and in the media on 22 November 2016. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the Integrated annual report which will be posted to shareholders today, being the 20th December 2016.



The annual general meeting of the company will be held at The Forum ? The Campus, Wanderers building, Campus Office Park, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston, 2191, South Africa on Wednesday, 1 February 2017 at 12:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, which is contained in the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The record date for purposes of determining which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting was Friday 2 December 2016.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 27 January 2017. Accordingly, the last day to trade in order to be registered in the company?s register of shareholders, is Tuesday 24 January 2017.



02-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% Cumulative Preference Shares - Dividend No.96

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2017 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2016: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 6 February 2017 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 3 February 2017. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Tuesday 31 January 2017.



6% Cumulative Preference Shares - Dividend No.96

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2017 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2016: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 6 February 2017 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 3 February 2017. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Tuesday 31 January 2017.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

Last day to trade preference shares ?cum? dividend - Tuesday 31 January 2017

Preference shares trade ?ex? dividend - Wednesday 1 February 2017

Record date - Friday 3 February 2017

Payment date - Monday 6 February 2017



No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 1 February 2017 and Friday 3 February 2017, both dates inclusive.
21-Nov-2016
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased to R19.1 billion (2015: R17.3 billion). Operating profit rose to R2.2 billion (2015: R1.7 billion). Profit attributable to owners was higher at R1.6 billion (2015: R1.0 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations lowered to 107.6 cents per share (2015: 208.2 cents per share).



Ordinary dividend

After many years of applying a constant dividend policy of 1.55 times cover with a pay-out ratio of 64.5% of HEPS, driven primarily by corporate action rather than cash generation, in 2016 the board made the difficult decision to suspend the payment of both the interim and full year dividend. The decision was part of the group?s balance sheet restructuring programme given the high historic gearing levels that arose from aggressive capital expenditure and corporate finance activities over the preceding five years and liquidity issues in Nigeria and Angola. Future dividends, which will be resumed, if appropriate, from the 2017 financial year, will be linked to cash generated in non-cash restricted countries and will be based on a 40% pay-out ratio taking into account capital expenditure requirements.



Outlook

External macroeconomic challenges in key markets are expected to prevail in the short-term. Nampak remains optimistic about the long-term outlook in the Rest of Africa.
09-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
27-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Nampak provides a comprehensive update on the group?s strategy and progress on key operational initiatives across all divisions.



At an Investor Day briefing for investors and analysts, Nampak chief executive Andr? de Ruyter and chief financial officer, Glenn Fullerton, along with Nampak?s divisional executive team will highlight the key strategies for each division and give a brief operational update. Nampak?s Investor Day briefing will take place from 08:00 CAT to 12:30 CAT, followed by a factory site visit to the DivFood operation in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Presenters include:

*Andr? de Ruyter, Chief Executive Officer

*Glenn Fullerton, Chief Financial Officer

*Erik Smuts, Group Executive, Bevcan South Africa and the Rest of Africa

*Christiaan Burmeister, Group Executive, DivFood and R-D

*Rob Morris, Group Executive, Africa and Glass

*Mxolisi Khutama, Group Executive, Plastics SA

*Pieter van den Berg, Managing Director, Glass



Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentation made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com/Investors/Financial- Information



12-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% Cumulative Preference shares - Dividend No.95

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2016 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2015: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 1 August 2016 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 July 2016. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Tuesday 26 July 2016.



6% Cumulative Preference shares - Dividend No.95

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2016 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2015: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 1 August 2016 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 July 2016. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Tuesday 26 July 2016.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares ?cum? dividend -- Tuesday 26 July 2016

*Preference shares trade ?ex? dividend -- Wednesday 27 July 2016

*Record date -- Friday 29 July 2016

*Payment date -- Monday 1 August 2016



No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 27 July 2016 and Friday 29 July 2016, both dates inclusive.



In accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:



The dividends have been declared from income reserves;



The dividend withholding tax rate is 15%;



The net local 6.5% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.52500 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.50000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;



The issued number of 6.5% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 100 000;



The net local 6% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.10000 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.00000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;



The issued number of 6% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 400 000; and
01-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
01-Jun-2016
(C)
16-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
03-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 at 12:00 all the resolutions tabled thereat were passed by the requisite majority of Nampak shareholders.



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

- total number of Nampak shares in issue as at the date of the annual general meeting: 688 649 507

- total number of Nampak shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting (excluding the treasury shares): 643 578 652

- total number of Nampak shares that were present/represented at the annual general meeting: 434 220 140 being 63.05% of the total number of Nampak shares that could have been voted at the annual general meeting.
27-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
At the 48th annual general meeting (?the AGM?) of shareholders of Nampak to be held on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 at 12:00shareholders will be requested to approve Special Resolution number 3 which relates to the general authority to provide financial assistance in terms of section 44 of the Act and which is worded as follows:



RESOLVED, as a special resolution, in terms of section 44 of the Companies Act, that the company is authorised to provide at any time and from time to time during the period of 2 (two) years commencing on the date of this special resolution, any direct or indirect financial assistance by way of a loan, guarantee, the provision of security or otherwise to any person for the purpose of, or in connection with, the subscription of any option, or any securities issued or to be issued by the company or a related or inter related company, or for the purchase of any securities of the company or a related or inter ?related company, provided that:

- the board from time to time determines: (a) the recipient or recipients of such financial assistance; (b) the form, nature and extent of such financial assistance; and (c) the terms and conditions under which such financial assistance is provided;

- the board may not authorise the company to provide financial assistance pursuant to this special resolution unless the board meets all those requirements of section 44 Of the Companies Act which it is required to meet in order to authorise the company to provide such financial assistance.



A number of shareholders have indicated their intention to vote against Special Resolution no.3 on the grounds that the authority granted to the company to provide financial assistance to ?any person? is too wide, but that the resolution would be acceptable if the authority granted to the company is limited to providing financial assistance to related or inter-related companies.



It is Nampak?s intention to use the authority sought in terms of Special Resolution no.3 only to provide financial assistance to related or inter related companies and not to any other persons or parties. Nampak accordingly gives shareholders the undertaking that in the event that Special Resolution no.3 is passed at the AGM, the authority thereby granted to the company will be used solely for the purpose of providing financial assistance to related or inter-related companies.
15-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the SENS announcement that was released on 6 January 2016 regarding the Director?s Dealings, it must be noted that clearance was given in terms of paragraph 3.66 and that all trades were done off-market in terms of paragraph 3.63(b)(viii) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE.
15-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to Nampak?s announcement of the Audited Group Results for the year ended 30 September 2015 which was published on SENS on 26 November 2015 and in the media on 27 November 2015. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the Integrated Annual Report which will be posted to shareholders today, being the 15th December 2015.



The annual general meeting of the Company will be held at The Forum, The Campus, Wanderers building, Campus Office Park, 57 Sloane Street, Bryanston, 2191, South Africa on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 at 12:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, which is contained in the Integrated Annual Report.



Salient dates

The record date for purposes of determining which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting was Friday 4 December 2015. The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the Company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 29 January 2016. Accordingly, the last day to trade in order to be registered in the Company?s register of shareholders, is Friday 22 January 2016.



04-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares ? Dividend No. 94

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2016 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2015: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 25 January 2016 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 22 January 2016. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 15 January 2016.



6% cumulative preference shares ? Dividend No.94

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2016 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2015: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 25 January 2016 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 22 January 2016. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 15 January 2016.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares ?cum? dividend -- Friday 15 January 2016

*Preference shares trade ?ex? dividend -- Monday 18 January 2016

*Record date -- Friday 22 January 2016

*Payment date -- Monday 25 January 2016

No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 18 January 2016 and Friday 22 January 2016, both dates inclusive.



In accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:

The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

The dividend withholding tax rate is 15%;

The net local 6.5% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.52500 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.50000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;

The issued number of 6.5% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 100 000;



The net local 6% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.10000 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.00000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;

The issued number of 6% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 400 000; and

Nampak Limited?s tax number is 9875081714.

27-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
26-Nov-2015
(C)
12-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
17-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak?s Investor Day briefing will take place from 08:00 CAT to 12:15 CAT, followed by a factory site visit to the Glass operation in Roodekop, South Africa. Presenters include:

* Andr? de Ruyter, Chief Executive Officer

* Glenn Fullerton, Chief Financial Officer

* Erik Smuts, Group Executive, Bevcan South Africa and the Rest of Africa

* Christiaan Burmeister, Group Executive, DivFood and R-D

* Rob Morris, Group Executive, Africa and Glass

* Pieter van den Berg, Managing Director, Glass



Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentation made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at http://www.nampak.com/Investor-Presentations-Library.aspx.
28-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak advised that Mr Glenn Fullerton has been appointed as chief financial officer with effect from 1st September 2015. Glenn holds B.Compt, B.Compt (Hons), CTA and CA (SA) qualifications. Glenn was chief financial officer from 2000 to 2009 of the formerly JSE listed company, MB Technologies Ltd., one of Africa?s largest IT distribution group?s, and was promoted to chief executive officer in July 2009, a position he held until October 2013, when he took a sabbatical. He has prior experience in the packaging industry having held the position of divisional financial director of two large divisions of the former JSE listed company, Kohler Ltd.
23-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak advises that with the approval of its board of directors the chief financial officer, Mr Gareth Griffiths, has retired with effect from 19 June 2015.



Mr Alan Howie, the group?s financial director: Africa, has been appointed as acting chief financial officer and an announcement in regard to a permanent appointment will be made in due course.
22-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% Cumulative Preference Shares - Dividend No. 93

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2015 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2014: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 27 July 2015 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 24 July 2015. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 17 July 2015.



6% Cumulative Preference Shares - Dividend No. 93

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2015 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2014: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 27 July 2015 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 24 July 2015. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 17 July 2015.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares ?cum? dividend: Friday 17 July 2015

*Preference shares trade ?ex? dividend: Monday 20 July 2015

*Record date: Friday 24 July 2015

*Payment date: Monday 27 July 2015

*No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 20 July 2015 and Friday 24 July 2015, both dates inclusive.



In accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:

*The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

*The dividend withholding tax rate is 15%;

*The net local 6.5% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.52500 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.50000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;

*The issued number of 6.5% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 100 000;



*The net local 6% cumulative preference share dividend is 5.10000 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay the new Dividends Tax and 6.00000 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying the new Dividends Tax;

*The issued number of 6% cumulative preference shares at the declaration date is 400 000; and

*Nampak?s tax number is 9875081714.
10-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak recently revised its historical segmental reporting structure to report by substrate only. The change was prompted by the significant business restructuring of the Nampak portfolios, as well as IFRS requirements relating to segmental reporting of the glass division, and the increasing prominence of businesses in the rest of Africa. The new structure reflects our current substrate focus and future growth strategy. Going forward we will be reporting segmental results by substrate; namely metals, plastics, paper and glass. In the announcement of results released on 26 May 2014, only the first half 2014 results were shown according to the new segmental structure.
26-May-2015
(C)
Revenue increased by 15.7% to R8.766 billion (2014: R7.574 billion). Operating profit lowered by 9.3% to R904.7 million (2014: R996.2 million), profit attributable to owners of Nampak dropped by 12.9% to R644.7 million (2014: R740.1 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share from continuing operations came in at 101.6 cents per share (2014: 110.5 cents per share).



Dividend

A gross interim ordinary dividend number 86 of 42.0 cents per share (2014: 46.0 cents per share) has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2015.



Outlook

The South African business environment is expected to remain challenging in 2015. Nampak will, however, continue to focus on unlocking value from their base businesses. Nampak expects efficiency gains from the aluminium conversion and the new glass furnace to contribute to earnings in the medium term.



The group?s operations in the rest of Africa are expected to continue generating growth in revenue and profit, while the relatively peaceful outcome of the Nigerian elections is seen as a positive development in a key market for Nampak. The company's strategy to accelerate growth in the rest of Africa and to focus on core substrates ? namely glass, metal and rigid plastics, remains intact and is supported by a pipeline of potential growth opportunities.



Nampak is strategically well-positioned with strong market positions and a growing presence in the rest of Africa. The company is looking to implement their strategic objective of growing in the rest of Africa and believe that this will contribute to sustainable earnings growth.
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
30-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of notes issued by Nampak Products Limited under its Domestic Medium Term Note Programme are advised that Nampak?s 2014 Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2014 (?AFS?) will be available for inspection at the Company?s office at [114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, 2196 from Wednesday, 1 April 2015 until 30 September 2015.

25-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
06-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 at 12:00 all the resolutions tabled thereat were passed by the requisite majority of Nampak shareholders.
04-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak is pleased to announce that all the resolutions set out in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting dated 15 December 2014 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 47th Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 4 February 2015.
04-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the retirement of two directors. Firstly, Nampak advised its board of directors approved a request from the chief financial officer, Mr Gareth Griffiths, to retire in line with Nampak policy. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Mr Griffiths has agreed to extend the date of his retirement to enable a suitable successor to be found. A process to select a replacement has already commenced and a further announcement will be made in due course regarding the date of Mr Griffith?s retirement date.



Secondly Mr Roy Smither, a non-executive director and chairman of the company?s audit committee, retired on 4 February 2015 in line with the company?s policy.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to Nampak?s announcement of the Audited Group Results for the year ended 30 September 2014 which was published on SENS on 20 November 2014 and in the media on 21 November 2014. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the Integrated Annual Report which will be posted to shareholders today, being the 15th December 2014.



The annual general meeting of the company will be held in the Emthonjeni Room, situated on the 1st Floor of Nampak Centre, 114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, South Africa on Wednesday, 4 February 2015 at 12:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, which is contained in the Integrated Annual Report.



Salient dates

The record date for purposes of determining which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting was Friday 5 December 2014.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 30 January 2015. Accordingly, the last day to trade in order to be registered in the company?s register of shareholders, is Friday 23 January 2015.
05-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
20-Nov-2014
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 September 2014 jumped to R20 billion (2013: R18.1 billion). Operating profit lowered to R1.6 billion (2013: R1.9 billion), while profit attributable to the owners of Nampak dropped to R1.2 billion (2013: R1.3 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share grew to 237.1cps (2013: 207.7cps).



Declaration of Ordinary Dividend Number 85

Notice was given that a gross final ordinary dividend number 85 of 107cps (2013: 98cps) has been declared in respect of the year ended 30 September 2014.



Profit outlook

The South African business environment is expected to remain challenging in 2015. However, Nampak will continue to focus on unlocking value from their base business. The company expects efficiency gains from the aluminium conversion and the new glass furnace to contribute to earnings in the year ahead.



In the rest of Africa, Nampak is strategically well-placed with strong market positions and a growing presence. The company is pursuing their strategic objective to accelerate growth in the rest of Africa to ensure that this contributes to sustainable earnings in the longer term.
20-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
11-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company is in discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
07-Oct-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that Nampak's R1.2 billion new glass furnace would assist the packaging firm in growing its market share on the continent as well making it a leader in glass-manufacturing. Nampak will also benefit from the Department of Trade and Industry's section 121 tax allowance incentive on brownfields investments- the purchase of an existing production facility in order to produce a new product.
12-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak made presentations and hosted a number of investors and analysts at certain of its operations in Gauteng on 10 September 2014.



Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentation made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com



16-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced on 16 September 2013 that it had concluded an agreement to sell its Nampak Cartons - Labels division in South Africa to a subsidiary of Caxton and CTP Publishers - Printers Ltd., subject to a number of conditions precedent, including approval by the Competition authorities.



Nampak advised that all the conditions precedent have been fulfilled, including approval of the transaction by the Competition Tribunal. Accordingly the effective date for the sale of the Nampak Cartons - Labels division will be 1 August 2014.
14-Jul-2014
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Nampak plans to enter the Nigerian market through acquisitions in an effort to counter slowing growth in the main South African market. Chief executive Andre de Ruyter also added that Ethiopia and Ghana were also countries the company is considering to expand into. The company agreed to buy Alucan, a Nigerian packaging company for R3.3 billion in 2013 and was also looking into purchasing a plastics manufacturer in the country as well.
23-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2014 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2013: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 28 July 2014 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 25 July 2014. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 18 July 2014.



6% cumulative preference shares

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2014 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2013: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 28 July 2014 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 25 July 2014. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 18 July 2014.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

* Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend: Friday 18 July 2014

* Preference shares trade "ex" dividend: Monday 21 July 2014

* Record date: Friday 25 July 2014

* Payment date: Monday 28 July 2014



No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 21 July 2014 and Friday 25 July 2014, both dates inclusive.
27-May-2014
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations for the interim period grew to R9.8 billion (R8.7 billion). Operating profit decreased to R1065.4 million (R1085.9 million). Profit attributable to owners was lower at R729.3 million (R775.2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share increased to 121.5 cents per share (108.8 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that a gross interim ordinary dividend number 84 of 46 cents per share has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2014, payable to shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 4 July 2014.



Outlook

Trading conditions in South Africa are expected to remain challenging in the short term. The rest of Africa is expected to continue generating good results.





25-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement which was issued on 18 November 2013, in which shareholders were advised that Nampak, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nampak Holdings (UK) Ltd., had entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Alucan Investments Ltd. ("AIL"), which is the beneficial owner of the entire issued share capital of Alucan Packaging Ltd. ("APL"), subject to the fulfilment of a number of conditions precedent ("the Acquisition").



Nampak advised that all the conditions precedent have been fulfilled and as a result Nampak Holdings (UK) Ltd. acquired ownership of the entire issued share capital of AIL and APL on 25 February 2014. APL is a beverage can manufacturing facility located in Agbara, Nigeria. The Company manufactures aluminium beverage cans for the beer, malt and soft drink industries in Nigeria, having commenced operations in late March 2013.
25-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak is pleased to advise that the handover process from the current CEO, Mr Andre Marshall, to the CEO designate, Mr Andr? de Ruyter, has proceeded well and accordingly Mr De Ruyter will take over as CEO on 1 March 2014, rather than on 1 April 2014 as originally announced.



Andrew Marshall will continue as an executive director and employee of the company until 31 March 2014.
13-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Nopasika Vuyelwa Lila has been appointed as an independent, non-executive director of Nampak with effect from 1 March 2014.
06-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced that all the resolutions set out in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting dated 13 December 2013 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 46th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 6 February 2014.
06-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the resignation with immediate effect of Ms Nomfanelo Magwentshu as non-executive director and member of the audit committee.
13-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to Nampak's announcement of the Audited Group Results for the year ended 30 September 2013 which was published on SENS on 21 November 2013 and in the media on 22 November 2013. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the Integrated Annual Report which will be posted to shareholders today, being the 13th December 2013.



The annual general meeting of the company will be held in the Emthonjeni Room, situated on the 1st Floor of Nampak Centre, 114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, South Africa on Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 12:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, which is contained in the Integrated Annual Report.



Salient dates

The record date for purposes of determining which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting was Friday 6 December 2013.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of shareholders of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 31 January 2014. Accordingly, the last day to trade in order to be registered in the company's register of shareholders, is Friday 24 January 2014.
06-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
21-Nov-2013
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 September 2013 shot up to R18.3 billion (2012: R16.5 billion). Operating profit increased to R1.9 billion (2012: R1.8 billion), while profit attributable to owners of Nampak rose to R1.3 billion (2012: R1.2 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary share grew to 217.5cps (2012: 201cps).



Declaration of ordinary dividend number 83

A gross final ordinary dividend number 83 of 98cps (2012: 89cps) has been declared in respect of the year ended 30 September 2013.



Outlook

Nampak is strategically well-positioned with strong market positions in South Africa and a growing presence on the African continent. Nampak believes that this will contribute to achieving sustainable earnings growth.
18-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
15-Nov-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Nampak was considering an expansion of its drinks container plant in Angola as part of a programme to generate more income outside its domestic market. Nampak said the company was constantly looking for opportunities outside of South Africa.
14-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Nampak advise that Mr Andr? de Ruyter has been appointed as an executive director and chief executive officer designate to take effect from the 1st of January 2014. As previously advised, the current chief executive officer, Mr Andrew Marshall, will step down as CEO on 31 March 2014.

26-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that two non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of directors of Nampak with effect from 1 October 2013. They are Emmanuel Ikazoboh and Ipeleng Mkhari.
16-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Nampak announce that, in line with its strategy of focusing on specific regions and core products, it has concluded an agreement to sell its Nampak Cartons - Labels business in South Africa to a subsidiary of Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited. The transaction is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including approval by the Competition authorities and the effective date of the transaction is expected to be in the first quarter of 2014.

11-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Nampak made presentations and hosted a number of investors and analysts at certain of its KwaZulu-Natal operations on 11 September 2013. Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentation made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com

25-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the Share Code and ISIN were erroneously omitted from the JSE SENS announcement S333316 published 2013/06/25 10:31:10.



The correct details are as follows:

*Share Code: NPP1 ISIN: ZAE000004966

*Share Code: NPKP ISIN: ZAE000004958
25-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 89

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2013 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2012: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 29 July 2013 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 26 July 2013. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 19 July 2013.



6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 89

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2013 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2012: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 29 July 2013 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 26 July 2013. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 19 July 2013.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday 19 July 2013

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday 22 July 2013

*Record date -- Friday 26 July 2013

*Payment date Monday 29 July 2013



No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 22 July 2013 and Friday 26 July 2013, both dates inclusive.
10-Jun-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Nampak will grow its can-making factory in Luanda, Angola by adding 11 000 square metres to the existing 22 000 square metre factory and warehousing facilities, and a second line of beverage cans would be offered. The company looked forward to increasing its market share in that country as the existing line was almost at full capacity.
28-May-2013
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew 6.8% to R9.4 billion (R8.8 billion). Operating profit rose 13.3% to R1.1 billion (R934.3 million). Profit attributable to owners was 15.8% higher at R775.2 million (R669.4 million). In addition, headline earnings per share increased by 2.6% to 108.8 cents per share (106.0 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice was given that a gross interim ordinary dividend number 82 of 42.0 cents per share (40.5 cents per share) has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2013, payable to shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 5 July 2013.



Outlook

The rest of Africa is expected to continue generating good results but the downturn in consumer spending in South Africa is anticipated to continue. The steady performance from the United Kingdom should continue. Overall, Nampak believes the group is strategically well positioned for ongoing growth, especially in Africa.
08-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
14-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to Nampaks announcement of the Audited Group Results for the year ended 30 September 2012 which was published on SENS on 21 November 2012 and in the media on 22 November 2012. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the Integrated Annual Report which was posted to shareholders on the 14th December 2012.



Notice of AGM

The annual general meeting of the Company will be held in the Emthonjeni Room, situated on the 1st Floor of Nampak Centre, 114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, South Africa on Friday, 8 February 2013 at 12:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, which is contained in the Integrated Annual Report.
06-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend number 88

A gross dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2013 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2012: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 28 January 2013 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 25 January 2013. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 18 January 2013.



6% cumulative preference shares - Dividend number 88

A gross dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2013 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2012: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 28 January 2013 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 25 January 2013. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 18 January 2013.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

* Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend: Friday 18 January 2013

* Preference shares trade "ex" dividend: Monday 21 January 2013

* Record date: Friday 25 January 2013

* Payment date: Monday 28 January 2013.
21-Nov-2012
(C)
Revenue increased by 11.5% to R17 639 million (R15 819 million), while operating profit rose by 19.8% to R1 794 million (R1 498 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company grew to R1 207 million (R628 million) and headline earnings per share from continuing operations improved significantly to 200.8cps (172.4cps).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that a gross final ordinary dividend of 89cps (2011: 74cps) has been declared in respect of the year ended 30 September 2012.



Prospects

The strategy of investing in our core businesses in South Africa and growing and investing in businesses across Africa over the last three years is expected to enable the group to further improve on performance in 2013.
06-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Nampak is in the process of finalising its results for the financial year ended 30 September 2012 and these results are expected to be published on SENS on 21 November 2012. Earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations for the financial year are expected to be between 80% and 100% higher than the 106.5 cents per share for the financial year ended 30 September 2011 as a result of a R331.1 million loss on the sale of discontinued operations in the prior year. Earnings per share from continuing operations for the financial year are expected to be between 20% and 30% higher than the 162.6 cents per share for the previous financial year ended 30 September 2011.



The loss referred to above is not taken into account in the calculation of headline earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations, which are therefore expected to be between 10% and 20% higher than the 176.0 cents per share for the financial year ended 30 September 2011, while headline earnings per share from continuing operations are also expected to be between 10% and 20% higher than the 172.4 cents per share for the previous financial year ended 30 September 2011. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's external auditors.
02-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the SENS announcement issued on 4 September 2012, Nampak advised that the acquisition of the remaining 50% shareholding in Elopak South Africa for a purchase price of R115 million was finalised on 1 November 2012. Elopak South Africa, which manufactures gable top paper cartons for fresh beverages and dry foods, is now wholly owned by Nampak.
05-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Nampak made presentations and hosted a number of investors and analysts at certain of its Cape Town operations on 5 September 2012. Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentation made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com
04-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Nampak has a 50% shareholding in Elopak South Africa (Pty) Ltd., which manufactures gable top paper cartons for fresh beverages and dry foods. Nampak is pleased to advise that it has reached agreement with Elopak AS of Norway to acquire the remaining 50% shareholding which it currently holds in Elopak South Africa, for a purchase price of R115 million. This is In line with Nampak's strategy to invest in core businesses. The transaction is subject to approval by the regulatory authorities in South Africa, including the Competition Commission.
30-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders and interested parties are advised that Nampak visited investors in New York on 28th and 29th August 2012 and made a presentation to them, a copy of which is available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com.
02-Jul-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Nampak achieved a level 3 broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) rating, improving from a level 4 position two years ago, as verified by independent rating agency, Empowerdex. Nampak attained 100 percent recognition on procurement and the group is aiming to be a black controlled company by 2013. The company featured in the Financial Mail/Empowerdex Top 100 Empowerment Companies of 2011 having scored 65.48 out of 100. In 2006, Nampak put up 10 percent of its shares for sale in a BEE transaction in 2006. Andrew Marshall, Nampak chief executive, was quoted saying that the score put Nampak in the top ranks of manufacturing companies in the country and supported its commitment to transformation.
25-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice is given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:

* 6.5% cumulative preference share A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2012 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2011: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 30 July 2012.

* 6% cumulative preference share A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2012 (equivalent to a gross amount of 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2011: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 30 July 2012.



Salient dates for the dividends

* Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend : Friday 20 July 2012

* Preference shares trade "ex" dividend : Monday 23 July 2012

* Record date : Friday 27 July 2012

* Payment date : Monday 30 July 2012.
22-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the STC credit per share which would be utilised in paying the dividend amounted to 3.17326 cents per share. As a result of the issue of 170 300 new shares since the date of the announcement, the STC credit has reduced to 3.17249 cents per share. The effect of this is to reduce the net local dividend amount for shareholders liable to pay the New Dividend Tax from 34.90099 cents per share to 34.90087 cents per share. Shareholders who are exempt from paying the New Dividend Tax will receive an unchanged amount of 40.5 cents per share. Accordingly, the payment of the dividend will proceed in terms of the dates announced on SENS on 29 May 2012.
29-May-2012
(C)
Revenue for the interim period ended 31 March 2012 increased by 10% to R8.9 billion (2011: R8 billion). Operating profit grew by 7.8% to R934.3 million (2011: R867 million), while profit for the period skyrocketed by145.2% to R660.2 million (2011: R269.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations jumped by 13.4% to 106cps (2011: 93.5cps).



Dividend

Notice was given that a gross interim ordinary dividend number 80 of 40.5cps (2011: 34cps) has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2012.



Prospects

Steady growth in profits in South Africa is expected to continue; benefits from the investments in the rest of Africa are expected to continue contributing to an improvement in profitability for the full year.
10-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Nampak is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended 31 March 2012 and these results are expected to be published on SENS on 29 May 2012. Headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 10% and 20% higher than the 93.5 cents per share and 96.4 cents per share respectively for the six months ended 31 March 2011. The increased earnings are due mainly to an improvement in operating profit and a reduction in the tax charge. For the six month period to 31 March 2012, basic earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 140% and 160% higher than the 45.5 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2011 as a result of the loss incurred on discontinued operations in 2011. The loss referred to above is not taken into account in the calculation of headline earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations. Therefore, the headline earnings per share will be between 5% and 15% higher than the 97.2 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2011.
24-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Following the SENS announcement issued on 16 November 2011, Nampak advise that the Competition Tribunal on 22 February 2012 approved unconditionally the acquisition of the remaining 50% shareholding in NWG from WG SA. As a result the conditions precedent to the transaction have all been fulfilled and the effective date of the transfer of the shareholding to Nampak will be 1 March 2012.
02-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Day quoted Nampak CEO Andrew Marshall as saying that the group was aiming to double earnings from the rest of Africa to 16% for the 2001/2012 financial year. The company is also negotiating to double to 40% the beer bottle labels it supplies to Nigeria Breweries.
01-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 15 December 2011 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 44th annual general meeting held on Wednesday 1 February 2012.
23-Nov-2011
(C)
Revenue increased by 0.3% to R15 819 million (R15 774 million), while operating profit showed an increase of 21.9% to R1 498 million (R1 229 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company decreased to R628 million (R826 million) and headline earnings from continuing operations per share improved significantly to 172.4cps (142.3cps).



Dividend

Notice was given that a final ordinary dividend of 30.5cps and a capital reduction of share premium ("cash distribution") of 43.5cps has been declared in respect of the year ended 30 September 2011.



Prospects

The group is now more focused and appropriately structured to benefit from the growing South African economy and its investments in the rest of Africa are expected to contribute to an ongoing improvement in profitability and trading margins.
17-Nov-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Nampak may invest up to R4 billion over the next five or six years in new glass furnaces in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa where it does not already supply glass. Nampak CEO Andrew Marshall commented that glass has being identified by the group as one of Nampak's core businesses going forward. Marshall added that a third glass furnace is planned for South Africa and a feasibility studies were being evaluated on where Nampak will start with its plans to take on rivals in its three largest markets of Angola, Nigeria and Kenya.
16-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak shareholders are advised that Nampak, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Nampak Products Ltd ("the Purchaser"), has entered into an agreement with WGSA ("the Seller"), in terms of which the purchaser will acquire from the seller its entire interest in NWG which equates to 50% of the NWG shares in issue and all shareholder loans made by the seller to NWG at the effective date.



Background information on the Seller

Bayerische Flaschen-Glashuttenwerke Wiegand - Sohne - Co.KG ("WG"), a private German glass making business, has been the technical partner to Nampak's glass operations for the past ten years. On 1 October 2005, WG purchased a 50% interest in the Nampak glass operation via its wholly owned subsidiary, WGSA.



Rationale for the acquisition

Glass has been identified as one of Nampak's core businesses where we believe the Group has a strategic competitive advantage. As a result, Nampak is looking to grow its glass operations in Africa, including South Africa. This will be facilitated by Nampak owning the whole of its glass business, but WG has agreed to continue as the technical partner.



Purchase consideration

The consideration payable by the purchaser to the seller is approximately R938m for both the shares and loan accounts. Nampak will fund the acquisition through available cash resources and existing debt facilities.



Conditions precedent

The acquisition is subject to the following conditions precedent:

*the approval by the South African Competition authorities;

*approval of the Acquisition by the Purchaser?s board; and

*approval of the Acquisition by the shareholders of WGSA.



Effective date of the acquisition

In terms of the agreement, the effective date of the acquisition will be the first day of the month following the approval from the competition authorities.



Classification of the transaction

The acquisition is classified as a category 2 transaction in terms of the listings requirements of the JSE Ltd.
07-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak advises that for the year ended 30 September 2011, its headline earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 15% and 25% higher than the 142.2 cents per share for the year ended 30 September 2010 and earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 20% and 30% higher than the 130.9 cents per share. The increased earnings are due mainly to improved results from the diversified canning, corrugated and flexible operations, the turnaround or sale of underperforming operations and a reduction in finance charges due to lower gearing.



Headline earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 15% and 25% higher than the 149.7 cents per share for the year ended 30 September 2010. Earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 20% and 30% lower than the 140.5 cents per share for the year ended 30 September 2010 and is due to the loss on the sale of the European folding cartons and healthcare businesses which were sold effective 28 February 2011. The financial results for the year ended 30 September 2011 are expected to be released on or about 23 November 2011.
26-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders and interested parties were advised that the CEO of Nampak, Mr Andrew Marshall, made a presentation at the RMB Morgan Stanley "Big 5" Investor Conference on 26 September 2011. A copy of the presentation is available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com.
08-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak hosted a number of investors and analysts at two of it's Gauteng operations on 7 September 2011. Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentations made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com.
27-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS and the circular posted to shareholders on 27 June 2011 regarding:

* the provision of support to the Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") transaction implemented in 2005 by way of a stand-by facility pursuant to the refinancing of such transaction and granting authority for the directors to have the discretion to provide a back up guarantee during the term of the BEE transaction to the extent that it is required; and

* the provision of financial assistance to related or inter-related companies and corporations of Nampak.



Shareholders were advised that at the general meeting held on Wednesday 27 July 2011, all the special resolutions proposed to effect the above-mentioned transactions were passed, without modification, by the requisite majority of votes.
30-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that an error regarding a record date was made in the notice of general meeting contained in the circular posted to Nampak shareholders on 27 June 2011, relating to:

*the provision of support to the black economic empowerment ("BEE") transaction implemented in 2005 by way of a stand-by facility pursuant to the refinancing of such transaction and granting authority for the directors to have the discretion to provide a back up guarantee during the term of the BEE transaction to the extent that it is required;

*the provision of financial assistance to related or inter-related companies and corporations of Nampak Ltd; and

*incorporating a notice of general meeting and a form of proxy ("the circular").



The last line in the second paragraph on page 11 refers to a record date of Monday, 20 June 2011 which is the record date for determining which shareholders will receive the circular. The record date for shareholders to participate and vote is Friday, 22 July 2011, which is in-line with the salient date timetable contained in the circular and the announcement released on the JSE's SENS on Monday, 27 June 2011.

27-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak shareholders are advised that a circular has been distributed to shareholders on 27 June 2011 relating to:

*the provision of support to the Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") transaction implemented in 2005 by way of a stand-by facility pursuant to the refinancing of such transaction and granting authority for the directors to have the discretion to provide a back up guarantee during the term of the BEE transaction to the extent that it is required;

*the provision of financial assistance to related or inter-related companies and corporations of Nampak; and

*incorporating a notice of general meeting and a form of proxy ("the circular").



Notice of general meeting

The resolutions as detailed in the circular will be put to a vote at the general meeting of shareholders to be held at 09h00 on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 at Ernst - Young, "The Oval", Wanderers Office Park, 52 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa.



Salient dates

The salient dates to be considered are as follows:

*Record date for determining which shareholders will receive this circular -- Monday 20 June 2011

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote -- Friday 15 July 2011

*Record date for determining which shareholders will be entitled to vote -- Friday 22 July 2011

*Last day for receipt of proxy forms for the general meeting by 09h00 -- Monday 25 July 2011

*General Meeting to be held at 09h00 -- Wednesday 27 July 2011

*Results of the general meeting released on SENS -- Wednesday 27 July 2011
23-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:

6.5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend no. 85

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2011 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2010: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 1 August 2011 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 July 2011. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 22 July 2011.



6% cumulative preference shares - Dividend no. 85

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2011 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2010: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 1 August 2011 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 July 2011. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 22 July 2011.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend Friday 22 July 2011

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend Monday 25 July 2011

*Record date Friday 29 July 2011

*Payment date Monday 1 August 2011

*No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 25 July 2011 and Friday 29 July 2011, both dates inclusive.
25-May-2011
(C)
Revenue for the interim period ended 31 March 2011 increased to R7.985 billion (2010: R7.983 billion). Operating profit rose by 15.9% to R867 million (2010: R747.8 million), while profit attributable to owners of Nampak fell by 43.7% to R267.8 million (2010: R476 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per ordinary grew by 28.4% to 93.5cps (2010: 72.8cps).



Dividend

An interim dividend number 78 of 34cps (2010:25cps) was declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2011.



Prospects

Demand from South African consumers has been moderate and no significant improvement is expected in the next six months. However, the benefits of the disposal and closure of under performing businesses and increased profits from the rest of Africa are expected to contribute to an overall improvement in performance for the full year albeit at a lower rate than that achieved in the first six months.
10-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended 31 March 2011 and these results are expected to be published on SENS on 25 May 2011. Nampak advised that for the six month period to 31 March 2011, its headline earnings per share and earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be between 20% and 40% higher than the 72.8 cents per share and 75.9 cents per share respectively for the six months ended 31 March 2010. The increased earnings are due mainly to improved results from our flexibles, diversified canning and African operations, the turnaround or sale of non-performing operations and a reduction in finance charges due to lower gearing. Discontinued operations comprise the Nampak Cartons and Healthcare operations in the UK and Europe which were sold effective 28 February 2011, the loss on disposal of which is included in earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations. Headline earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 20% and 40% higher than the 77.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2010. Earnings per share from continuing and discontinued operations are expected to be between 30% and 50% lower than the 80.9 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2010.
07-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak Wiegand Glass is to invest almost R500 million in rebuilding and expanding one of its furnaces at its glass bottle manufacturing facility at Roodekop, Alberton. Furnace 2 which is nearing the end of its useful life will be rebuilt at a larger capacity and at the same time improved bottle-forming equipment will be installed. This will enable Nampak Wiegand Glass to meet customer demand and enter new markets from which it was previously excluded. Commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2012.



22-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders and interested parties are advised that the CEO of Nampak, Mr Andrew Marshall, made a presentation at the Investec Securities 2011 Consumer Conference: "Linking African Consumers" on 22nd March 2011. A copy of the presentation is available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com
04-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the appointment of Mrs Veronica Nomfanelo Magwentshu as an independent, non-executive director of Nampak with effect from 3 February 2011.

04-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the withdrawal of the cautionary announcement published on 13 December 2010 in which shareholders were advised that an agreement had been concluded in terms of which Nampak agreed to dispose of the entire shareholding of Nampak Paper Holdings Ltd ("Europe Paper") to Platinum Equity Partners LLC via its wholly owned subsidiary Maximus Holding II S.a.r.l. subject to the European Commission taking a decision under Article 6(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) 139/2004 declaring the transaction compatible with the Common Market. That condition has been met and the sale transaction has accordingly become unconditional. Handover of the businesses is set to take place on 28 February 2011.
01-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Nampak announce that all the resolutions set out in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting dated 17 December 2010 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 43rd Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The special resolution will be submitted for registration at the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office in due course.
31-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Nampak circular dated 7 September 2005, and various SENS announcements including the Nampak results announcement dated 29 September 2005, wherein the issue of 31 857 195 preferred ordinary shares to Red Coral Investments 23 (Pty) Ltd ("Red Coral") in terms of the Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") transaction, was detailed ("Red Coral BEE transaction"). Shareholders are now advised that, in terms of the Red Coral BEE transaction, the preferred ordinary shares held by Red Coral have been automatically converted into 31 857 195 Nampak ordinary shares and listed on the JSE Ltd on 31 January 2011. After the listing, the ordinary share capital is R34 668 458.50 divided into 693 369 170 ordinary shares of 5 cents each. The converted shares were issued as follows:

* 18 422 981 ordinary shares at 1 513 cents each; and

* 13 434 214 ordinary shares at their par value of 5 cents each.

Following the conversion, Red Coral now holds 31 857 195 Nampak ordinary shares.
20 Jan 2011 13:14:19
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published today on SENS relating to the allotment of shares to an executive director, the company secretary and to directors of a major subsidiary. The allotments were made "on market" with the prior approval having been obtained.
17 Dec 2010 12:19:23
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the audited group results announcement for the year ended 30 September 2010 published on SENS on 22 November 2010 and in the media on 23 November 2010. There have been no changes to the results published in those announcements and those contained in the annual report which will be posted to shareholders on 17 December 2010.



The annual general meeting of the company will be held in the "JSE One" Room situated on the 12th Floor of the Radison BLU Hotel Sandton, corner of Rivonia Road and Daisy Street, Sandton, South Africa on Wednesday, 1 February 2011 at 12:00.
13 Dec 2010 12:03:00
(Official Notice)
13 Dec 2010 08:05:59
(Official Notice)
09 Dec 2010 12:47:44
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% Cumulative preference shares - Dividend no. 84

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2011 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2009: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 31 January 2011 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 28 January 2011.



6% Cumulative preference shares - Dividend no. 84

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2011 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2009: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday 31 January 2011 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 28 January 2011.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares cum dividend Friday 21 January 2011

*Preference shares trade ex dividend Monday 24 January 2011

*Record date Friday 28 January 2011

*Payment date Monday 31 January 2011

No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 24 January 2011 and Friday 28 January 2011, both dates inclusive.
22 Nov 2010 13:31:25
(Official Notice)
Nampak released its results for the year ended 30 September 2010. Operating profit increased by 126% following good turnarounds in the paper businesses in South Africa and Europe and the sale or closure of a number of loss-making businesses. Despite tough trading conditions in South Africa and Europe, the trading margin increased to 8.3% from 5.8% last year. Headline earnings per share were 79% higher as a result of the improvement in operating profit and a reduction in finance costs. These, together with significantly lower abnormal items resulted in earnings per share increasing by over 300% Cash generated from operations was a record R2.5 billion with major reductions in working capital and capital expenditure contributing to this achievement. The dividend has been increased by 98% making a total distribution of 83 cents per share for the year. Together with the more than 50% increase in Nampak's share price over the past eighteen months shareholder value has increased significantly.

22 Nov 2010 13:04:46
(C)
Revenue declined by 5.3% to R18.5 billion (R19.6 billion), however operating profit more than doubled, showing an increase of 125.8% to R1.3 billion (R595.2 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company soared to R825.9 million (R204.8 million) and headline earnings per share improved significantly to 149.7cps (83.8cps).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that a final dividend number 77 of 58.0 cents per share (2010: 24.0 cps) has been declared in respect of the year ended 30 September 2010.



Prospects

The group has successfully fixed or sold most of its underperforming businesses. The strategy of investing and growing our core profitable businesses will continue and we remain focused on fixing or exiting the remaining underperforming businesses. Capex and working capital will continue to be tightly controlled. As a result, the group will be more focused and we expect to be able to continue delivering improvements in profitability, trading margins and reduced debt.
16 Nov 2010 12:46:04
(Official Notice)
Nampak published a trading statement on 28 July 2010 in which it advised that its financial results for the financial year ending 30 September 2010 would differ by more than 20% from those of the previous financial year. Nampak is in the process of finalising its year-end results. The HEPS and EPS figures in the trading statement issued on 28 July 2010 remain unchanged at 70% to 90% higher and 290% to 310% higher respectively than in the previous year. Operating profit for the year ended 30 September 2010 is now expected to be between 120% and 140% higher than operating profit in the previous year (previously indicated as 130% to 150% higher). The above information has not been audited or reviewed by Nampak's external auditors.

04 Oct 2010 16:01:31
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company is in discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
25 Aug 2010 17:45:01
(Official Notice)
Nampak hosted a number of investors and analysts at two of it's Gauteng operations on 25th August 2010. Shareholders and interested parties are advised that copies of the presentations made to investors and analysts are available on the Nampak website at www.nampak.com
05 Aug 2010 10:44:05
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced that following the decision by Remgro Ltd to sell its entire shareholding in Nampak in order to focus on its core investments, which was announced on 4 August 2010, the chief executive officer of Remgro, Mr Thys Visser, resigned as a non-executive director of Nampak with immediate effect on 5 August 2010.
28 Jul 2010 11:45:36
(Official Notice)
Nampak advised that for the year ending 30 September 2010, its headline earnings per share is expected to be between 70% and 90% higher than the 83.8 cents per share for the year ended 30 September 2009. Basic earnings per share is expected to be between 290% and 310% higher than the 34.9 cents per share for the year ended 30 September 2009. Operating profit for the same period is expected to be between 130% and 150% higher than operating income for the corresponding period in the previous year. This is mainly due to improved trading results in the corrugated division and the Leeds UK cartons business in comparison to the same period last year. In addition, major impairments of assets and significant restructure costs in the 4th quarter of last year, are not expected to be repeated. The results in respect of the reporting period have not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors and are expected to be finalised and published on SENS on 22 November 2010.
24 Jun 2010 11:55:50
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 83

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2010 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2009: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 2 August 2010, to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 30 July 2010. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 23 July 2010.



6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 83

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2010 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2009: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 2 August 2010, to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 30 July 2010. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 23 July 2010. The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:



Salient dates:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday 23 July 2010

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday 26 July 2010

*Record date -- Friday, 30 July 2010

*Payment date -- Monday, 2 August 2010
27 May 2010 14:00:20
(C)
Revenue decreased by 6.5% from R10.0 billion to R9.4 billion in 2010. Operating profit increased by 13.1% to R799.6 million (March 2009: R707.0 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased by 20.4% to R476.0 million (March 2009: R395.2 million). Headline earnings per share rose to 77.80cps (March 2009: 66.9cps).



Dividend

An interim dividend of 25.0cps (March 2009: capital reduction of 18.0cps) has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2010.



Prospects

Last year's results were severely impacted by significant losses in the corrugated division, the major impairment of assets as well as losses in the Leeds, UK cartons business, most of which occurred in the second half of the 2009 financial year. These losses are not expected to recur in the second half of the 2010 financial year. As a consequence the board expects a considerable improvement in earnings for the year ending September 2010. Further guidance will be given following the board meeting in July 2010. This statement has not been reviewed by the group's auditors.
04 Feb 2010 10:05:30
(Media Comment)
Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni will become non-executive chairman of packaging group Nampak from June, the company said at it's annual general meeting yesterday. The appointment was one of several steps taken in response to concerns raised by major shareholders at last year's AGM about the long service and lack of broad-based representativity on the board of directors, as well as the company's profit performance.
03 Feb 2010 14:44:09
(Official Notice)
Nampak is announced that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 11 December 2009 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the annual general meeting held on Wednesday 3 February 2010. The special resolution will be submitted for registration at the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office in due course.



Sales volumes in South Africa in the first quarter of the financial year were similar to last year. In Europe, demand in October and November 2009 was good but declined in December due in part to the very severe winter weather. In Africa, volumes were lower due mainly to destocking and lower demand in Nigeria. Significant progress has been made in the turnaround or exit of non-profit performing operations:

*Corrugated has made a small profit for the quarter as against a significant reported loss in the previous financial year.

*The new Rosslyn paper mill has improved significantly and achieved 81% of the benchmark-rated output in December.

*Leeds UK made a small profit as against a significant loss in the prior financial year.

*The foam business has been closed down and some of the assets have been sold.

*The Redibox Durban and Cape Town operations have been sold and the Johannesburg operation is being closed.

*Disaki Cores and Tubes has been sold subject to regulatory approval.

*The Corrugated operation in Mocambique has been sold.

*The construction of the Angolan beverage can plant is progressing well and the regulatory requirements are being finalised.



Although markets remain difficult, the group's core operations are expected to perform in line with last year while improvements are expected from previously loss-making businesses.
03 Feb 2010 12:11:22
(Official Notice)
On 7 October 2009 Nampak announced that its non-executive chairman, Mr Trevor Evans, had decided to step down as chairman and director of the company in 2010. At a meeting on 3 February 2010, the board unanimously resolved to appoint Mr Tito Mboweni, the former governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as chairman of Nampak with effect from 1 June 2010. Mr Evans will step down as chairman on 31 May 2010. Nampak expresses its sincere appreciation to Mr Evans for his many years of service to Nampak, including the past nine years as chairman.
11 Dec 2009 10:52:56
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the audited group results announcement for the year ended 30 September 2009 published in the media on 24 November 2009. There have been no changes to the results published in that announcement and those contained in the annual report which will be posted to shareholders on 11 December 2009. The annual general meeting of the company will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, South Africa on Wednesday 3 February 2010 at 12:00.
10 Dec 2009 15:31:53
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 82

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2010 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2008: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 1 February 2010 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 January 2010.



6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 82

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2010 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2008: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 1 February 2010 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 29 January 2010.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

*Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday, 22 January 2010

*Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday, 25 January 2010

*Record date -- Friday, 29 January 2010

*Payment date -- Monday, 1 February 2010
24 Nov 2009 16:27:35
(Official Notice)
Ms Disebo Moephuli has been appointed an independent non-executive director of Nampak with effect from 23 November 2009.
23 Nov 2009 14:41:29
(C)
Revenue increased to 6.1% to R19.6 billion (R18.5 billion). Profit from operations declined by 37.3% to R595.2 million (R949.3 million). Net attributable profit decreased by 60.3% to R204.8 million (R516.1 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis fell by 52.7% to 83.8cps (177.3cps).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of 24cps has been declared.



Outlook

The state of the economies in which we operate is still a cause for concern and there has been no noticeable improvement in volumes since year end. The strength of the rand will continue to hamper an improvement in trading conditions in the South African businesses. Volatility of input costs may negatively impact trading income in the early part of 2009. The expected turnarounds in the South African corrugated and UK Leeds cartons business as well as the exiting of some of under performing businesses, should enable the group to improve profitability for the year ahead. An update on trading conditions will be provided at the annual general meeting to be held on 3 February 2010.
28 Oct 2009 16:03:09
(Official Notice)
Nampak advises that for the financial year ended 30 September 2009 its headline earnings per share ("HEPS") are expected to be between 45% and 65% lower than the 177.3 cents per share for the financial year ended 30 September 2008. Basic earnings per share ("EPS") are expected to be between 35% and 55% lower than the 88.2 cents per share for the financial year ended 30 September 2008. Nampak's financial year end results are expected to be published on SENS on or about 23 November 2009.
23 Oct 2009 13:03:36
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the resignation, with immediate effect, of Mr Keith Mokoape as a non-executive director and a member of the transformation and sustainability committee.
16 Oct 2009 16:12:20
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the resignation with immediate effect of Mr Lot Ndlovu as a non-executive director, chairman of the transformation and sustainability committee and member of the remuneration and nominations committee.
07 Oct 2009 16:13:11
(Official Notice)
Nampak's non-executive chairman, Mr Trevor Evans, has decided to step down as chairman and director of the company in 2010, having served as executive chairman from 2001 to 2003 and as non-executive chairman since 2003. A further announcement will be made in due course regarding the date on which Trevor will step down and the appointment of a new chairman.
19 Aug 2009 09:12:25
(Official Notice)
On 1 June 2009 Nampak announced that Mr Tim Jacobs had resigned as chief financial officer and that a further announcement would be made regarding the date of his departure. Following the decision by the board of directors to appoint Mr Gareth Griffiths as chief financial officer and an executive director of the company with effect 1 September 2009, it has been agreed that Mr Jacobs's resignation as chief financial officer and executive director will take effect at the close of business 31 August 2009. Mr Jacobs will assist in the handover process on a consultancy basis until 30 September 2009.
11 Aug 2009 17:20:56
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the conditions precedent, in particular the Competition Commission approval, for the sale of the assets of the Flexpak business has been fulfilled. Accordingly, the company is pleased to announce the sale of the Flexpak assets to Astrapak with effect from 11 August 2009. It is noted that the sales proceeds are not material.
30 Jul 2009 10:53:35
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced the appointments of the following directors:

*Following the announcement on 1 June 2009 of the resignation of Tim Jacobs as a director and chief financial officer of Nampak, Gareth Griffiths has been appointed in his stead as chief financial officer and director with effect from 1 September 2009.

*Fezekile Tshiqi, the Group Executive: Human Resources, has been appointed an executive director with effect from 29 July 2009.

*Peter Surgey has been appointed to the board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 29 July 2009.
15 Jul 2009 16:07:02
(Official Notice)
Nampak reports the resignation with effect from 29 July 2009 of Michael Katz as a non-executive director and Buddy Hawton as a non-executive director. A further announcement will be made in due course in regard to the appointment of additional non-executive directors and committee members.
03 Jul 2009 16:44:50
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the interim report and cash distribution which was published by Nampak on 21 May 2009, in which shareholders were advised that the company's share premium would be reduced by payment of a capital reduction of 18.0c per ordinary share in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2009, payable to ordinary shareholders recorded as such in the register at the close of business on the record date, Friday 10 July 2009. The sources of the distribution of 18.0c per share are:

* 11.1833cps from ordinary share premium; and

* 6.8167cps from preferred ordinary share premium.

For income tax purposes shareholders are advised that the amount of 11.1833cps will be regarded as a return of capital and therefore consideration should be given to possible capital gains tax consequences. The balance of 6.8167c per ordinary share will be regarded as a dividend and therefore will be subject to secondary tax on companies (STC). The important dates pertaining to this cash distribution are as follows:

* Last day to trade ordinary shares cum distribution -- Friday 3 July 2009

* Ordinary shares trade ex distribution -- Monday 6 July 2009

* Record date -- Friday 10 July 2009

* Payment date -- Monday 13 July 2009

Ordinary share certificates may not be de-materialised or re-materialised between Monday 6 July 3009 and Friday 10 July 2009, both days inclusive.
25 Jun 2009 17:04:51
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:

* 6.5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES - DIVIDEND NO.81 -- A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2009 (equivalent to 6.5cps per annum) (2008: 6.5cps per annum) payable on Monday 3 August 2009 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 31 July 2009.

* 6% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES - DIVIDEND NO.81 -- A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2009 (equivalent to 6.0cps per annum) (2008: 6.0cps per annum) payable on Monday 3 August 2009 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 31 July 2009.



The salient dates for the dividends are as follows:

* Last day to trade preference shares "cum" dividend -- Friday 24 July 2009

* Preference shares trade "ex" dividend -- Monday 27 July 2009

* Record date -- Friday 31 July 2009

* Payment date -- Monday 3 August 2009

No preference share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 27 July 2009 and Friday 31 July 2009, both dates inclusive.
01 Jun 2009 12:18:48
(Official Notice)
The chief financial officer, Mr Tim Jacobs, has resigned to take up an external position. A process to select a replacement for Tim has begun and a further announcement will be made in due course regarding the date of his departure.
21 May 2009 15:04:55
(C)
Revenue increased from R8.8 billion to R10.0 billion in 2009.Operating profit decreased to R707.0 million (2008:R823.8 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R395.2 million (R645.9 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 66.90cps (109.90cps).



Dividends per share

The share premium will be reduced by payment of capital reduction of 18cps for the period under review.



Prospects

Current difficult economic conditions are expected to continue in all the markets served by the group. The group shall therefore focus on improving or disposing of underperforming operations, the reduction of costs, management of working capital and reduction of capex.
24 Apr 2009 12:02:50
(Official Notice)
Nampak advises that for the six months ended 31 March 2009 its headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share are expected to be between 35% and 45% lower than the 109.9 and 110.4 cents per share respectively for the six months ended 31 March 2008. This is mainly attributable to the release of a tax provision of R102.7 million in the corresponding period of the previous year and an after tax loss on the fair value of financial instruments of R45.4 million against a gain of R 75.3 million in the corresponding period of the previous year .



Nampak expects its trading income for the same period to be between 0% and 5% higher than its trading income for the corresponding period in the previous year The results in respect of the reporting period have not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors and are expected to be finalised and published on SENS on 21 May 2009.
27 Mar 2009 09:51:28
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Nampak will spend R100 million on a glass recycling plant to cut energy costs. Construction at the facility started in March 2009 and should be completed by March 2010.
04 Feb 2009 15:38:53
(Official Notice)
Nampak is pleased to announce that all the resolutions set out in the notice of the annual general meeting dated 12 December 2008 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 41st annual general meeting held on Wednesday 4 February 2009. A copy of the special resolution will be lodged with the Registrar of Companies for registration.
12 Dec 2008 13:40:46
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the audited group results announcement for the year ended 30 September 2008 published in the media on 24 November 2008. There have been no changes to the results published in that announcement and those contained in the annual report which will be posted to shareholders on 12 December 2008. The annual general meeting of the company will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, South Africa on Wednesday 4 February 2009 at 12:00.
11 Dec 2008 17:13:06
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have

been declared:

* 6.5% Cumulative preference shares -- A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2009 (equivalent to 6.5cps per annum) (6.5cps per annum) payable on Monday 2 February 2009 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 30 January 2009.

* 6% Cumulative preference shares -- A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2009 (equivalent to 6.0cps per annum) (6.0cps per annum) payable on Monday 2 February 2009 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 30 January 2009.
21 Nov 2008 14:08:24
(C)
Revenue increased by 8% to R18.5 billion (R17 billion) largely as a result of price increases driven by higher input costs. Profit from operations declined by 41.4% to R949.3 million (R1.6 billion) and net attributable profit declined by 51% to R516.1 million (R1.1 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share fell by 4% to 177.3cps (184.6cps).



Capital reduction

The share premium will be reduced by payment of a capital reduction of 72cps (82.3cps) in respect of the year ended 30 September 2008.



Prospects

The effects of the global economic crisis on the economies in which the group operates are uncertain and make forecasting difficult. Whilst an improvement in trading income is expected, this will be negated by a higher interest cost and tax charge.
21 Nov 2008 11:09:02
(Official Notice)
Nampak reports the retirement of Mr Robbie Williams as a non-executive director and a member of the audit committee with effect from 21st November 2008. The board takes this opportunity to thank Mr Williams for his valuable services over the past 18 years.



Mr Roy Andersen has been appointed as a non-executive director and a member of the audit committee. Roy, who is a Chartered Accountant, is presently non- executive chairman of Murray - Roberts Holdings Ltd and Sanlam Ltd as well as a non-executive director of Virgin Active Group Ltd, United Kingdom and Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. He is also a member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance.



Mr Phinda Madi has been appointed as a non-executive director. Phinda is presently non-executive director of Illovo Sugar Ltd, The Spar Group Ltd, Sovereign Food Investments Ltd and Siyafika Recruitment. He is also chairman of Allcare Administrators and Ad Hominem Professor at Rhodes University.
21 Nov 2008 11:05:52
(Official Notice)
Nampak is pleased to advise that Mr Andrew Marshall has been appointed as an executive director and chief executive officer to take effect from 1 March 2009. He joins Nampak from the Oceana Group Ltd where he has held the position of chief executive officer for the past 10 years. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) (Honours) and has completed a Management Advancement Programme, Diploma in Packaging and a Strategic Management Course. The current chief executive officer, Mr John Bortolan, will step down as CEO on 28 February 2009, but will remain as an executive director until 31 March 2009.
14 Nov 2008 14:24:16
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement for the year ended 30 September 2008 which Nampak issued on 26 September 2008. The ranges in the trading statement issued on 26 September 2008 were provided before Nampak had concluded its financial year-end close processes. Having now completed those processes, Nampak is able to provide the following updated ranges for the year ended 30 September 2008:

* Trading income : R1.781 billion (prior year); 15-20% lower (previous range); 10-15% lower (new range)

* Basic EPS : 181.0c (prior year ); 60-80% lower (previous range); 50-55% lower (new range)

* HEPS : 184.6c (prior year); 0-10% lower (previous range); 0-6% lower (new range)

The above results in respect of the reporting period have not been reviewed or reported on by Nampak`s auditors. The results for the year ended 30 September 2008 are expected to be published on SENS on 21 November 2008.
29 Sep 2008 08:21:44
(Official Notice)
Bidvest Group Ltd ("Bidvest") and Nampak ordinary shareholders are referred to:

*the announcement by Bidvest to Nampak ordinary shareholders released on SENS on 17 September 2008 detailing the terms of an offer, subject to the fulfilment of the suspensive conditions, by Bidvest or a subsidiary of Bidvest, to acquire up to 30% of the Nampak ordinary shares held by each of the Nampak ordinary shareholders, other than Nampak or any of its subsidiaries ("the pro rata offer"); and

*the announcement by Nampak released on SENS on September 26 2008 regarding, inter alia, a Nampak trading statement and information to Nampak shareholders regarding the pro rata offer ("the Nampak September 26 announcement").



The pro rata offer

Bidvest draws the attention of shareholders to the suspensive condition to the pro rata offer which relates to there being no material adverse change in either market conditions or the financial position of Nampak which comes to the attention of Bidvest. Bidvest believes that the Nampak 26 September announcement contains information which may constitute a material adverse change. Accordingly, the information in that announcement, and subsequent discussions with Nampak management in relation to the matters contained therein, will need to be evaluated by Bidvest. Once the evaluation is complete, Bidvest will decide whether to proceed with the pro rata offer at the price, or at all. A further announcement in this regard will be made in due course.
26 Sep 2008 16:26:36
(Official Notice)
19 Sep 2008 17:06:14
(Official Notice)
Nampak announced that the chief executive officer, Mr John Bortolan, has decided to take retirement with effect from 31 March 2009, on which date he will also resign as a director of the company.
17 Sep 2008 16:26:07
(Official Notice)
10 Sep 2008 13:45:00
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement issued on 4 September 2008, shareholders are advised that the board of directors of Nampak ("the board") met on 9 September 2008 to discuss the announcement released by Bidvest on 4 September 2008 ("Bidvest announcement"). In terms of the Bidvest announcement, Bidvest advised of its intention to make a pro rata offer to all Nampak shareholders to acquire up to 25% of the ordinary shares held by each Nampak shareholder ("the pro rata offer"). Bidvest indicated that the pro rata offer would be made by no later than 17:00 on 17 September 2008. The board will respond to the pro rata offer once formally made by Bidvest to the shareholders of Nampak. Shareholders are therefore advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in Nampak securities until a further announcement is made.
04 Sep 2008 16:17:19
(Official Notice)
Nampak refers its shareholders to the announcement made by Bidvest on 4 September 2008 in which it announced its intention to propose a pro rata offer to acquire 25% of the ordinary shares held by each Nampak shareholder by no later than 17:00 on 17 September 2008. In terms of the pro rata offer, Nampak shareholders would receive one new Bidvest share for every 7.50 Nampak ordinary shares held. The Bidvest ordinary shares would be issued ex any normal ordinary dividend or distribution payable by Bidvest to its shareholders in respect of the six month period ended 30 June 2008. Bidvest currently holds approximately 5% of Nampak. The proposed pro rata offer would be subject to a number of suspensive conditions, including Bidvest owning at least 20% of the Nampak shares in issue after completion of the proposed pro rata offer. The board of Nampak will meet early next week to consider the pro rata offer. Shareholders are therefore advised to exercise caution when dealing in Nampak securities until a further announcement is made.
28 Jul 2008 15:22:07
(Official Notice)
Nampak reports that a fire occurred at the M.Y. Healthcare factory in Thorpe, England on Saturday 26 July 2008. Nobody was injured and plans are being put in place for manufacturing activities to be transferred to other M.Y. Healthcare sites. Nampak is fully insured for fire damage and loss of profits.
25 Jun 2008 18:03:18
(Official Notice)
A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2008 (equivalent to 6.5 cents per share per annum) (2007: 6.5 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 4 August 2008 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 1 August 2008. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday, 25 July 2008.



6% cumulative preference shares

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2008 (equivalent to 6.0 cents per share per annum) (2007: 6.0 cents per share per annum) payable on Monday, 4 August 2008 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 1 August 2008. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday, 25 July 2008.



The record date for both dividend is Friday, 1 August 2008.
22 May 2008 15:19:26
(C)
Revenue growth of 4% was adversely affected by lower volumes in South Africa, the under-recovery of raw material cost increases and the loss of revenue from the Zimbabwean operations which are no longer consolidated. Trading income decreased by 17% as a result of the above as well as a write-off in Nigeria following the discovery of certain irregularities and under- performance by some businesses. The trading margin declined from 10.8% to 8.6%. Profit from operations, however, increased by 6% mainly as a result of the positive adjustment for the fair value of financial instruments. Net finance costs increased by 24% to R114 million due to higher interest rates, increased capital expenditure and working capital. Headline earnings per share increased by 25% from 88c to 110c.



Capital distribution

A cash distribution of 28.0cps had been declared out of share premium in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2008.



Prospects

Since the end of March, interest rates have risen further and consumer spending on non-durable goods in South Africa is expected to remain under pressure. The percentage decline in trading income for the full year is, however, expected to be less than that in the first half. In view of the tightening liquidity in financial markets, together with the funding requirement for major projects in the group, the board considers it appropriate to strengthen the balance sheet. These factors and the decrease in trading income have resulted in the cash distribution for the half-year being reduced to 28.0cps.
14 May 2008 14:54:28
(Official Notice)
For the six months ended 31 March 2008 Nampak's headline earnings per share are expected to be between 22% and 27% higher than the 87.6 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2007 and basic earnings per share are expected to be between 37% and 42% higher than the 79.3 cents per share in the corresponding period of the previous year. This is mainly attributable to the release of a provision of R102.7 million following the settlement with SARS which was announced on 11 December 2007 and a gain on the fair value of financial instruments of R104.6 million before tax.



Nampak expects its trading income for the same period to be between 15% and 20% lower than its trading income for the corresponding period in the previous year. This is primarily due to difficult trading conditions in South Africa the impact of not consolidating the results of the Zimbabwean operations in the current year and a write-off following the discovery of certain irregularities in Nampak Nigeria Plc. The results in respect of the reporting period are expected to be finalised and published on SENS on 22 May 2008.
29 Feb 2008 08:46:30
(Official Notice)
The group has recently completed a comprehensive review of its management structure. Details of the new Group Executive Committee are set out below:-

GE Bortolan* Chief Executive Officer

TN Jacobs* Chief Financial Officer

CH Bromley

Metals - Glass (Bevcan, DivFood, Glass)

PA de Weerdt

Rigid Plastics (Bevcap, Liquid, Megapak, Petpak, Tubes - Tubs)

RG Morris

Paper and Flexibles (Cartons - Labels, Flexibles, Interpak Books, L-CP, Sacks)

SE Msane (reporting to CH Bromley)

DivFood

HMT Reid

Europe (Cartons, Healthcare, Plastics)

WP Wiese

Corrugated and Tissue (Cores - Tubes, Corrugated, Redibox, Tissue)

LD Kidd (Compensation and Benefits, Shared Services, Sustainability)

ADS Morais (Group IT, Marketing, Research - Development)

NP O'Brien (Group Legal, Insurance, Secretarial)

FV Tshiqi (Group HR, Transformation)

* Executive director

29 Feb 2008 08:42:51
(Official Notice)
Nampak wishes to advise that Neil Cumming, Managing Director Nampak Africa, has decided to take up challenges outside the group in light of changes to the organisation structure. Neil will step down from the board on 27 March 2008 and will assist with the transition until he leaves the group on 31 May 2008.
06 Feb 2008 16:50:16
(Official Notice)
Nampak is pleased to announce that all the resolutions set out in the Notice of the annual general meeting dated 14 December 2007 were passed by the requisite number of shareholders at the 40th annual general meeting held on Wednesday 6 February 2008. A copy of the special resolution will be lodged with the Registrar of Companies for registration.
06 Feb 2008 16:35:34
(Official Notice)
Nampak advises that the shares in its 57% owned subsidiary, Nampak Nigeria Plc, have been suspended by the Nigerian Stock Exchange following a report made to the NSE by the company. The reason for the suspension is an investigation initiated by the company into possible errors in its financial statements for the twelve months ended 30 September 2007. Any possible loss should not be material to Nampak Ltd and a further announcement will be made once the investigation has been finalised.
27 Jul 2006 16:43:20
(Official Notice)
Mr Roy Smither has been appointed a non- executive director of Nampak and a member of the Audit Committee with effect from 26 July 2006. Roy, who is a chartered accountant, recently retired as an executive director of Tiger Brands.
14 Jul 2006 10:33:26
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement published on 26 June 2006 and the circular to shareholders dated 26 June 2006 relating to a capital reduction by way of a cash distribution of R0.30 per share to ordinary shareholders out of share premium. All the resolutions required to implement the cash distribution as set out in the notice of general meeting dated 26 June 2006 were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders at the general meeting held on 14 July 2006. All the conditions precedent to the cash distribution have now been fulfilled.
12 Jul 2006 09:27:59
(Media Comment)
An article in Business Day on 12 July 06 stated that Global Credit Ratings had reaffirmed Nampak's long-term domestic current rating (A+) and short-term rating (A1).
04 Jul 2006 15:50:59
(Official Notice)
Alastair Lang, an executive director of Nampak, has elected to retire on 30 September 2006 after 36 years service with the group, including 16 years as an executive director. Alastair will remain a non- executive director of Nampak-Wiegand Glass (Pty) Ltd after his retirement, where his continued contribution will be of great value.
26 Jun 2006 13:20:02
(Official Notice)
The board of directors is of the opinion that the current level of capital of the company is surplus to the requirements of the company and believes that the distribution to ordinary shareholders is appropriate. Subject to condition precedent, a cash distribution of R0.30 per ordinary share will be made to ordinary shareholders registered as such at the close of business on Friday, 28 July 2006. Payment will be effected on Monday, 31 July 2006. A general meeting will be held on Friday 14 July 2006 at 10:00 to consider and, if deemed fit, pass, with or without modifications, the resolutions required to approve the payment from share premium.
22 Jun 2006 18:00:29
(Official Notice)
The following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:

*6.5% Cumulative Preference Shares (Dividend No 75) -- A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2006 (equivalent to 6.5cps per annum)

*6% Culmulative Preference Shares (Dividend No 75) -- A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2006 (equivalent to 6.0cps per annum)
29 May 2006 09:23:24
(Media Comment)
Nampak is to defend contingent tax liability claims of R738 million. John Bortolan, chief executive of the group, told Business Report that the group was confident that it would successfully defend the assessments.
25 May 2006 14:48:44
(C)
Excluding Peters Papers, which was sold effective 1 March 2005, sales revenue increased by 4%. Volumes in South Africa grew by 1% and in the rest of Africa, sales increased mainly as a result of good growth in the Nigerian operations. Sales in Europe increased due to substantially higher sales in the plastics business following the acquisition of two dairy in-plant operations early in 2005. Operating profit before abnormal items increased by 9% whilst the margin improved from 9.3% to 10.2%. Profit from operations decreased by 17% to R794 million. However, 2005 included profit of R369 million on the sale of properties, which was partially offset by a number of abnormal items. Net financing costs increased by 10% to R57 million. The effective tax rate was 34.9% compared to 33.6% last year, which included certain tax incentives that did not recur this year. Headline earnings per share increased by 10% to 82.5c per share. The increase in working capital was mainly due to a reduction in creditors, which are typically lower at the interim reporting period. Total capital expenditure was R327 million with the project to improve manufacturing efficiencies at the Glass plant being the single largest item of expenditure at R30 million. Net debt to equity increased to 38% mainly as a result of the funds used for the scheme of arrangement.



Prospects

Consumer spending in South Africa is expected to remain at current levels but imported products will continue to restrain the demand for locally packaged goods. Recent reports of lower pilchard catches could impact on sales of food cans. Hyperinflation and currency depreciation could affect the Rand-translated results of operations in Zimbabwe. The benefits of the cost reduction and restructuring programme that was undertaken in the second half of last year will continue to contribute to a better performance. The percentage increase in headline earnings per share for the full year is expected to be greater than that in the first half.



Distribution out of Share Premium

A cash distribution in lieu of a dividend, by way of a reduction of share premium, of 30c per ordinary share has been declared in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2006, subject to the approval of shareholders at a general meeting.

20 Feb 2006 15:18:46
(Official Notice)
Nampak has restated its March 05 final results and September 05 interim results to comply with IFRS as per the JSE Listing Requirements
15 Dec 2005 17:56:31
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Audited Group Results announcement for the year ended 30 September 2005 published in the media on 24 November 2005. There have been no changes to the results published in that announcement and those contained in the Annual Report which will be posted to shareholders on 15 December 2005. The annual general meeting of the company will be held at Nampak Centre, 114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, South Africa on Wednesday 8 February 2006 at 12h00.
14 Dec 2005 17:24:12
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following cumulative preference dividends have been declared:



6.5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 74

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2006 payable on Monday 6 February 2006 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 3 February 2006. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 27 January 2005.



6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 74

A dividend at the rate of 6% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 January 2006 payable on Monday 6 February 2006 to preference shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday 3 February 2006. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 27 January 2006.
23 Nov 2005 15:40:20
(C)
Sales from continuing operations declined 9% to R15.6 billion (R17.5 billion), of which 8% was attributable to the sale of Short Run plastics business and Peters Papers. Profit from continuing operations declined 1.7% to R1.36 billion due to the reduction in sales, weaker performance in some larger divisions, significant restructuring costs incurred during the year and the impact of hyper-inflation in Zimbabwe. European profits were enhanced by sales of properties and operating margin improved to 8.7% from 8.0%. Many initiatives were completed during the year to reposition the group to better face the challenging business environment. This resulted in a number of abnormal items. Net financing costs reduced by 31% to R104 million (R149 million) as a result of lower interest rates in South Africa and a further reduction in net borrowings. Taxation declined from R522 million to R498 million whilst the effective tax rate increased from 34.8% to 38.8% partly due to impairment losses which do not qualify as a tax deduction against income. Headline earnings per share declined by 18% to 119.2c (146.1c).



Dividend

A dividend of 56.6cps has been declared for the period.



Prospects

In South Africa the recent improvement in spending on non-durable goods is expected to continue in the coming year and together with a more stable rand should benefit Nampak's sales. This, together with the lower cost base and improved outlook for the paper and flexible packaging businesses, is expected to result in an improvement in operating performance in the coming year. In the rest of Africa, the Nigerian cartons operation is budgeted to contribute significantly to profits in the region. In Europe, a turnaround in the United Kingdom folding cartons business is expected to result in a substantial improvement in trading profit.The group expects to deliver a solid improvement in headline earnings in 2006.
04 Nov 2005 16:21:52
(Official Notice)
In terms of the scheme of arrangement proposed by Nampak between Nampak and its ordinary shareholders, the scheme became operative on Monday 31 October 2005 resulting in the repurchase by Nampak of 10% of its issued ordinary shares from all shareholders (including the shares owned by the directors and the company secretary).



17 Oct 2005 15:52:03
(Official Notice)
Pursuant to its BEE transaction, Nampak has drawn shareholders' attention to the appointment of Mr Reuel Khoza as a non-executive director with effect from 1 October 2005.



Mr Khoza has an equity interest in Aka Capital (Pty) Ltd which through Red Coral Investments 23 (Pty) Ltd is a shareholder in Nampak. Mr Khoza's indirect beneficial shareholding in Nampak is 3 742 124 preferred ordinary shares.



In addition the following black non-executive directors have acquired an indirect beneficial holding in Nampak preferred ordinary shares as a result of the BEE transaction:

*Mr Maduke Lot Ndlovu = 637 144 shares

*Mr Keith Mokoape = 637 144 shares
11 Oct 2005 13:44:03
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that The High Court of South Africa today granted an Order sanctioning the scheme of arrangement in terms of section 311 of the Companies Act No. 61 of 1973, as amended, proposed by Nampak between Nampak and its shareholders, other than Red Coral Investments 23 (Pty) Ltd, the Nampak Black Management Trust and the Nampak Employee Share Trust relating to a black economic empowerment transaction.



A copy of the Order is expected to be registered by the Registrar of Companies on Wednesday 12 October 2005. The scheme will be implemented according to the timetable contained in the announcement dated 28 September 2005. Shareholders of Nampak are reminded that the last day to trade to participate in the scheme will be Friday 21 October 2005 and the operative date of the scheme will be Monday 31 October 2005.

03 Oct 2005 13:47:38
(Official Notice)
Nampak's glass business is set to receive a significant boost, with the announcement that the company has entered into a joint venture with Wiegand-Glas, one of Germany's most respected glass manufacturers.



Agreement in principle was reached today, whereby Wiegand-Glas will acquire a 50% stake in Nampak Glass for EUR18m. Fundamental to the agreement is a commitment towards a substantial investment programme in the business, aimed at upgrading and enhancing current production facilities and some capacity expansion. The parties have agreed to a further investment of approximately R320m over the next three years. Furthermore Nampak and Wiegand-Glas have agreed to explore expansion opportunities. The transaction has been approved by the local competition authorities and the company will be known as Nampak Wiegand Glass.



Wiegand-Glas is totally committed to the development of local skills. As part of the investment initiative, the company will allocate German resources to South Africa to impart technical knowledge, experience and expertise to people within Nampak's existing glass operation.
29 Sep 2005 17:13:32
(Official Notice)
28 Sep 2005 16:49:35
(Official Notice)
Nampak has appointed Tim Jacobs as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 October 2005. Tim is currently the Group Financial Manager and has held the position of Acting Chief Financial Officer since June 2005.



Brian Connellan resigned as a non-executive director of Nampak with immediate effect at the board meeting today.

07 Sep 2005 12:18:57
(Official Notice)
A meeting of the shareholders of the ordinary share capital of Nampak, other than Nampak Employee Share Trust, Black Management Trust and Red Coral Investments 23 (`Members`), will be held on Thursday 29 September 2005 at 10:00 at Nampak Centre, 114 Dennis Road, Atholl Gardens, Sandton, South Africa under the chairmanship of Advocate Michael Kuper SC, for the purpose of considering and, if deemed fit, of approving with or without modification, the scheme of arrangement proposed by Nampak between Nampak and the Members.
18 Aug 2005 08:40:04
(Official Notice)
05 Aug 2005 17:17:36
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Interim Report to shareholders for the six months ended 31 March 2005 in which it was advised that satisfactory progress had been made towards completion of the group`s BEE structure. Nampak is in the process of finalising the transaction with BEE partners and employees at a group level. Nampak shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when trading in the company`s securities until a further announcement relating to the above BEE transaction is published.
15 Jun 2005 16:28:37
(Official Notice)
Nampak has declared the following cumulative preference dividends:



6.5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no. 73

A dividend at the rate of 6.5% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2005 (equivalent to 6.5cps per annum) (2004: 6.5cps per annum) payable to shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 22 July 2005. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 15 July 2005 and payment date is 25 July 2005.



6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no. 73

A dividend at the rate of 6.0% per annum in respect of the six months ending 31 July 2005 (equivalent to 6.0cps per annum) (2004:6.0cps per annum) payable to shareholders recorded as such in the register of the company at the close of business on the record date, Friday, 22 July 2005. The last day to trade to participate in the dividend is Friday 15 July 2005 and payment date is 25 July 2005

26-Jun-2017
(X)
Nampak Ltd. is Africa's leading diversified packaging manufacturer and it has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE Ltd.) since 1969. It has operations in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland. It offers packaging products across metal, glass, paper and plastics substrates. Nampak is the market leader in the supply of beverage cans in South Africa and Angola and a leading supplier of beverage cans in Nigeria. Nampak's strategy is to unlock value from the base business in South Africa and accelerate growth in the rest of Africa.



In recent years Nampak expanded its footprint in the rest of Africa (excluding South Africa); with the commissioning of a greenfield beverage can plant in Angola in April 2011 and acquisition of Alucan in Nigeria (now Bevcan Nigeria) in February 2014 being the major investments. It also completed the recapitalisation programme of Bevcan South Africa of converting beverage can lines from tinplate to aluminium in 2016, which commenced in 2012. In 2015 Nampak exited a number of its low-margin South African businesses to unlock value from its base business.



The rest of Africa operations now contribute more than 50% to group trading profit. Nampak remains confident of the demographic fundamentals underpinning long-term packaging growth in the rest of Africa.



The group's world-class research and development facility based in Cape Town provides technical expertise and support to Nampak's businesses as well as to its customers. Nampak supports the recycling, reuse and recovery of used packaging.













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