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01-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Shoprite Holdings shareholders are referred to a SENS announcement published by Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd. (?Steinhoff?) on 4 August 2017 wherein it was stated that Steinhoff and Steinhoff Africa Retail Ltd. (?STAR?) had entered into call option agreements with the Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd., Lancaster Group (Pty) Ltd., Titan Premier Investments (Pty) Ltd. (a company ultimately controlled by a family trust of Dr Christo Wiese, the chairman of both Steinhoff and Shoprite Holdings) and one of its subsidiaries, in terms of which STAR would acquire economic and voting interests in Thibault Square Financial Services (Pty) Ltd (?Thibault?) and Shoprite Holdings (?the Call Options?).



Further to the above, Shoprite shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement published on 30 November 2017 by STAR, in which STAR confirmed that it had exercised the Call Options to acquire an approximately 23.1% economic interest in and approximately 50.6% voting control of Shoprite Holdings.



The implementation of the investment by STAR in Shoprite Holdings is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including various merger filings. Shareholders will be informed once all the conditions precedent for the implementation of the transaction have been met.
08-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on 31 October 2017 relating to Shoprite Holdings? invitation to shareholders to engage with the company on the remuneration policy and the implementation of the remuneration policy, shareholders are advised that the telephone conference took place on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 as follows:

* five shareholders, holding approximately 18% of voteable shares in Shoprite Holdings, participated in the telephone conference (?participating shareholders?);

* the participating shareholders raised five areas of concern in relation to Shoprite Holdings? remuneration policy and its implementation, with Shoprite Holdings providing appropriate explanations to the participating shareholders; and

* Shoprite Holdings has further undertaken to formally table the abovementioned areas of concern at its next remuneration committee meeting for consideration.
31-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on 30 October 2017, Shoprite Holdings now invites those shareholders who voted against the remuneration policy and the implementation of the remuneration policy at the annual general meeting of Shoprite Holdings held on 30 October 2017 (?dissenting shareholders?) to engage with the Company as follows:

1. a telephone conference has been arranged for Tuesday, 7 November 2017 from 16h30 to 17h30 (SA time);

2. all dissenting shareholders to confirm their participation to the company secretary by e-mail at cosec@shoprite.co.za by no later than close of business on Friday, 3 November 2017. Dial-in details for the telephone conference will then be provided; and

3. dissenting shareholders are further invited to forward their concerns/questions on the remuneration policy and the implementation thereof to the company secretary in writing by close of business on Friday, 3 November 2017.
30-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised at the general meeting (?GM?) of Shoprite ordinary shareholders and the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of Shoprite Holdings shareholders held at the registered offices of the Company on 30 October 2017, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Shoprite Holdings ordinary shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the GM.



Change to the board of directors

In accordance with section 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised that Dr JW Basson has retired as a vice chairman and non-executive director of Shoprite with immediate effect.
30-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
In the three months to September 2017, the Shoprite Group delivered an increase in turnover of 6.4%, marking the 65th consecutive quarter of growth for the company.



RSA Supermarkets, the Group?s primary business, grew sales by 8.1% during a period which saw a sharp reduction in internal inflation, decreasing to only 0.9% for the quarter from the corresponding quarter?s 7.2%. This material drop was driven by significant price reductions of many basic commodity items such as maize meal and potatoes following supply improvements after the earlier drought conditions.



Stripping out the effect of inflation, the real sales growth surpassed the prior year?s growth in the same quarter, which is a considerable achievement. The core customer base of its Shoprite chain in particular remained under pressure from rising costs and unemployment, but the Group managed to overcome this through strong price leadership and successful promotions, achieving further market share gains in the quarter.



Facing many economic headwinds, the Group?s Non-RSA Supermarkets reported a negative turnover growth of -1.8% mainly due to the impact of lower commodity prices and the depreciation of the currencies of the three main countries where the Group trades on the continent. Sales growth in Angola, in particular, slowed significantly after extraordinary growth of 110% in the corresponding quarter.



The smaller divisions also made a good contribution to Group turnover. The Furniture division, whilst continuing to labour under the effect of the amendments to the National Credit Act, reported increased sales of 8.9%. The OK Franchise division continues to gain market share and saw a growth of 10.0%, in line with the Group?s supermarket performance.



Store openings are continuing as planned with 20 supermarkets and 6 furniture stores opened during this quarter.



The current pace of growth echoes the prevailing challenging trading environment and must be viewed in context of the very strong growth of 15.7% in the corresponding period of the prior year.



The deflationary environment is good news for consumers ahead of the important festive sales season, although consumer spending is difficult to predict, especially with further Rand weakness. In the medium term, however the Group remains optimistic about its operational strength and is making positive progress on its strategic priorities.



29-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite?s audited results for the year ended 2 July 2017, released on SENS on Tuesday, 22 August 2017, the integrated annual report is now available on the Company?s website, www.shopriteholdings.co.za and has been distributed to shareholders on 29 September 2017. The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published audited results.



General meeting and annual general meeting

The general meeting of ordinary shareholders of Shoprite's (?general meeting?) and the annual general meeting of shareholders of Shoprite's (?annual general meeting?) will be held at the Company?s registered office, corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa on Monday, 30 October 2017 at 09:00 and 10:00 (or immediately after conclusion of the general meeting) respectively, to transact the business as stated in the notice of general meeting and the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the integrated annual report.



The board of directors of the Company have set Friday, 20 October 2017 as the record date for determining which shareholders are entitled to participate in and vote at the general meeting and the annual general meeting.
28-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, No 46 of 2013, is available on the Company?s website at www.shopriteholdings.co.za.
15-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, further to various announcements released on SENS on 5 May 2017, 7 August 2017 and 5 September 2017 as well as a circular posted to shareholders on 7 August 2017 regarding the specific repurchase by Shoprite Holdings of 8 683 327 Shoprite Holdings ordinary shares (?Shares?) from Bassgro (Pty) Ltd., Shoprite Holdings can now confirm that the delisting of the Shares (?the Delisting?) has been confirmed by the JSE Ltd. and the Shares will be delisted and cancelled with effect from today. Post the Delisting, the issued share capital of Shoprite Holdings will be 591 338 502 Shares.
05-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the extraordinary general meeting (?EGM?) of Shoprite, held at the registered offices of the Company on 5 September 2017, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Shoprite shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the EGM.
22-Aug-2017
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the year increased by 8.4% to R141 billion (2016: R130 billion), gross profit rose by 10.3% to R33.8 billion (2016: R30.7 billion), operating profit was 6.9% higher at R7.7 billion (2016: R7.2 billion), profit attributable to owners of the parent climbed to R5.4 billion (2016: R4.8 billion), while basic headline earnings per share grew 13.1% to 1 023.2 cents per share (2016: 905 cents per share).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 324 cents (2016: 296 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Monday, 11 September 2017.



Group prospects and outlook

The Group is healthy and its business continues to perform well across multiple brands and countries. This diversification of brands and territories offers us many levers to pull to navigate the slower growth environment envisaged. In South Africa, high levels of unemployment are bound to persist with continued consumer indebtedness and shrinking disposable income, but we have proved our ability to operate profitably in such circumstances. Our international sales have also strengthened despite trading in challenging markets, driven by improvements across our offer. We expect the positive sales momentum to continue in South Africa and beyond the country's borders.



Retirement of CEO and board members

In the past year Dr Whitey Basson, who headed Shoprite since 1979, retired as CEO, but continues his association with the Shoprite Group in the role of vice chairman. Dr Basson has been succeeded by Mr Pieter Engelbrecht who, for most of his 20 years with the Group, has worked in close association with Dr Basson. Two esteemed board members, Messrs Brian Weyers and Aubrey Karp, who joined the Group in 1980 and 1990 respectively, also retired during the year. Mr Weyers served as a director of Shoprite Holdings since 1997 and Mr Karp was appointed to the board in 2005.
21-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

* Mr C G Goosen's role as an executive director has changed and he has assumed the role of non-executive director to the board of Shoprite Holdings; and

* Dr ATM Mokgokong, currently an independent non-executive director, has also been appointed to the Social - Ethics Committee of Shoprite Holdings.



Both the above changes are effective immediately.
07-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 5 May 2017 (?the Announcement?) regarding the specific repurchase by Shoprit of 8 683 327 Shoprite Holdings ordinary shares (?the Put Option Shares?) from Bassgro (Pty) Ltd. (?Bassgro?) (?the Specific Repurchase?). Subsequent to the Announcement, Shoprit and Bassgro have entered into a deed of amendment on 1 August 2017 whereby the purchase price of the Put Option Shares was reduced to R201.07 per Put Option Share, being the 30-day volume weighted average price up to and including 2 May 2017.



Posting of circular and details of general meeting

Shareholders are advised that a circular setting out full details of the Specific Repurchase (?the Circular?) has been posted and is available on Shoprit? website (www.shopriteholdings.co.za). Shareholders can also contact Pieter du Preez at 021 980 4284 or pdupreez@shoprite.co.za to request an electronic version of the Circular. A general meeting of Shoprit shareholders to approve the Specific Repurchase will be held at the Company?s registered office, corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 at 09:00.



The salient dates and times relating to the general meeting are set out below:

* Last day to trade to be entitled to attend, participate and vote at the general meeting: Tuesday, 22 August

* Financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017 released on SENS on Tuesday, 22 August

* Record date to be entitled to attend, participate and vote at the general meeting: Friday, 25 August

* Recommended day to lodge forms of proxy in respect of the general meeting to be received by 09:00 on Friday, 1 September

* General meeting to be held at 09:00 : Tuesday, 5 September

* Results of general meeting to be released on SENS on Tuesday, 5 September

* Cancellation and delisting of the Put Option Shares on or about Tuesday, 12 September
18-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
30-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Brian Raymond Weyers will retire as Executive Director from the Board of Shoprit and as member of the Social and Ethics Committee with effect from 30 June 2017.
05-May-2017
(Official Notice)
28-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the notice to bondholders regarding the redemption of the Shoprite Investments ZAR4,700,000,000 Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds (?the SHPCB convertible bond?) announcement released on SENS on 8 March 2017, bondholders are further advised of the finalisation details of the SHPCB convertible bond redemption, which is effective 3 April 2017.



The salient dates applicable to the final redemption are as follows:

*Conversion Notice Deadline: Close of business, Friday, 24 March 2017

*Finalisation Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

*Last Day to Trade: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

*Ex-date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

*Suspension of securities: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

*RD: Friday, 31 March 2017

*Payment Date: Monday, 3 April 2017

*Redemption date: Monday, 3 April 2017

*Termination date: Tuesday, 4 April 2017



After the conversion of all conversion notices received by close of business on Friday, 24 March 2017, the Issuer has an outstanding principal amount of 11,329 bonds in issue. An amount of ZAR 10 000 per bond will be paid with a total of ZAR 113,290,000.00 payable on the payment date. The interest accrued per bond is ZAR 325.00 with the total interest amount of ZAR 3,681,925.00. Interest is payable in accordance with the payment date provided in the salient dates above.
24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the dividend withholding tax rate has been increased from 15% to 20% following the Minister of Finance?s budget speech. The date of the change is with effect from 22 February 2017.



Further to Shoprite?s unaudited results for the six months ended 31 December 2016, incorporating a dividend declaration, released on SENS on 21 February 2017, shareholders are advised of the updated dividend declaration paragraph as set out below:



Dividend no 136

The board has declared an interim dividend of 180 cents (2015: 156 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Monday, 20 March 2017. The dividend has been declared out of income reserves. The last day to trade cum dividend will be Tuesday, 14 March 2017. As from Wednesday, 15 March 2017, all trading of Shoprite Holdings Ltd shares will take place ex dividend. The record date is Friday, 17 March 2017. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 15 March 2017, and Friday, 17 March 2017, both days inclusive.



In terms of the Dividends Tax, the following additional information is disclosed:

*The local Dividends Tax rate is 20%.

*The net local dividend amount is 144 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay Dividends Tax and 180 cents per share for shareholders exempt from paying Dividends Tax.

21-Feb-2017
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the interim period increased by 14% to R71.3 billion (2015: R62.5 billion). Gross profit jumped by 15% to R16.7 billion (2015: R14.5 billion), operating profit rose by 9.4% to R3.7 billion (2015: R3.3 billion), profit attributable to owners of the parent was higher at R2.4 billion (2015: R2.2 billion), while basic headline earnings per share grew by 15.6% to 462.5 cents per share (2015: 400.2 cents per share).



Dividend

The board has declared an interim dividend of 180 cents (2015: 156 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Monday, 20 March 2017.



Group prospects

Although a slightly higher growth rate is predicted for 2017, it will in the board's view have at most a minimal effect on the financial wellbeing of the members of our primary target market. The high levels of unemployment are bound to persist with continued consumer indebtedness and shrinking disposable income. However, Shoprite has repeatedly shown they are able to function profitably in such an environment. The company continued to enjoy excellent consumer support at the start of the second half of the year and they are confident this will continue for the rest of this reporting period.
20-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Steinhoff and Shoprite (together ?the Companies?) are referred to the joint announcement of the Companies on 14 December 2016 (?the Cautionary Announcement?), regarding the negotiations between the Companies, initiated by the Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd. (?PIC?) and Titan Premier Investments (Pty) Ltd. (?Titan?) as the largest shareholders of the Companies.



The Cautionary Announcement dealt with the potential sale of Steinhoff?s Africa retail assets to Shoprite (?the Proposed Transaction?), as well the possible exchange by the PIC and Titan of their Shoprite shares for Steinhoff shares at an ?to be agreed? ratio (?the Share Exchange?).



Shareholders of the Companies are hereby informed that the Companies have decided to terminate their negotiations related to the Proposed Transaction as the PIC, Titan and Steinhoff could not reach agreement on the exchange ratio that would apply to the Share Exchange.



The Proposed Transaction was investigated and analysed by the respective management teams of Steinhoff and Shoprite, and although the Proposed Transaction presents exciting opportunities for the Companies and their respective management teams, the fact that the relevant parties could not reach an agreement in respect of the Share Exchange resulted in the negotiations being terminated.



Accordingly, shareholders of Steinhoff and Shoprite are advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their Steinhoff and/or Shoprite securities.
01-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr AE Karp has resigned as executive director of Shoprite due to medical reasons with immediate effect.
31-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Noteholders are referred to the renewal of the joint cautionary announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service (?SENS?) today, on 31 January 2017, advising that Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (?Shoprite?), the Guarantor to the ZAR4 700 000 000 6.5% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds, remains engaged in exclusive on-going negotiations with Steinhoff International Holdings N.V (?Steinhoff?) regarding the potential sale of Steinhoff?s Africa retail assets to Shoprite.



In this regard, noteholders should also consider the contents of the Shoprite/Steinhoff joint cautionary announcement, released on SENS on 14 December 2016, when trading in their Shoprite Investments securities.
31-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the joint detailed cautionary announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service on 14 December 2016, shareholders of Steinhoff and Shoprite (together, ?the Companies?) are advised that the Companies remain engaged in exclusive on-going negotiations regarding the potential sale of Steinhoff?s Africa retail assets to Shoprite as set out in the aforementioned cautionary announcement (?the Proposed Transaction?).



The Proposed Transaction, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the prices of the Companies? securities. Accordingly, shareholders of Steinhoff and Shoprite are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their Steinhoff and Shoprite securities, respectively, until a further announcement is made.
17-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite Group reported excellent growth for the six months to December 2016, increasing turnover by 14.0% from R62.5 billion to R71.3 billion (unaudited). Growth on a like-for-like basis was 8.6%.



Sales in the South African supermarket operation continued in the same trend as the first six months of the calendar year and, supported by good festive trading, increased by 10.7%. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 7.4% with internal inflation averaging 7.4% for the period.



The Group?s non-RSA supermarkets recorded sales growth of 32.3% assisted by higher inflation and achieved in the face of low commodity prices and forex shortages in certain countries. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 14.2%. Taken at constant currencies, sales grew by 51.7%.



The Group?s furniture division grew sales by 10.0% for the period. Credit sales continues to be affected by the changes in the National Credit Act.



The Other Operating Segments achieved growth of 10.5%, mainly driven by the OK Franchise division?s strong performance.



The financial results for the review period will be published on or about Tuesday, 21 February 2017.
21-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Noteholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 14 December 2016 advising that Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (?Shoprite?), the Guarantor to the ZAR4,700, 000 000 6.5% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds, has entered into discussions with Steinhoff International Holdings N.V (?Steinhoff?) regarding a potential combination of their African retail businesses. In this regard, noteholders should consider the contents of the Shoprite/Steinhoff joint cautionary announcement when trading in their securities.

08-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
In accordance with Section 7.3 of the JSE Debt Listings Requirements, noteholders of the Issuer?s ZAR4,700,000,000 6.5% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds, are advised that the annual financial statements of the Issuer for the year ended 30 June 2016 are available on the Issuer?s website (www.shopriteholdings.co.za) and the annual financial statements of the Issuer, the Parent Guarantor and the Subsidiary Guarantor for the year ended 30 June 2016 are available for inspection at the registered office of the Issuer.

31-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of Shoprite Holdings held at the registered offices of the Company on 31 October 2016, all resolutions were passed.
31-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shoprite has announced at the company?s Annual General Meeting held on 31 October 2016 in Cape Town that the company?s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Whitey Basson, has decided to retire at the end of December 2016. To ensure an orderly leadership transition he will remain as non-executive vice chairman and be available to management.



The Board has appointed Mr Pieter Engelbrecht (47), former Chief Operating Officer and alternate director, as an executive director and the incoming CEO as of the first of January 2017. He has been with the company for 20 years and has played a leading role in the company?s growth under Basson?s leadership.



Basson?s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 45 years, virtually all of which was spent with Shoprite, in which the business grew from a small eight-store chain with a value of R1 million to a globally respected retailer with a market capitalisation of R114 billion, and over 140 000 employees today.
31-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
In the three months to September 2016, the Shoprite Group increased turnover by 15.7%, continuing the momentum of the last quarter of the 2016 financial year. RSA Supermarkets, the Group?s primary business, increased sales by 12.4% during a period when internal inflation increased to 7.2% driven by both the drought?s impact on fresh produce prices and basic commodity items as well as the weaker rand pushing up the cost of imported general merchandise goods. The core customer base of its Shoprite chain in particular remained under pressure from rising costs, labour instability and lack of job creation, but the Group managed to overcome this through price leadership and successful promotions.



The Group?s Non-RSA Supermarkets achieved a turnover growth of 35.1% (55% in constant currencies) despite the impact of lower commodity prices and the devaluation of the currencies of the three main countries where the Group trades on the continent. The smaller divisions also made a good contribution to Group turnover. The Furniture division, whilst still labouring under the effect of the amendments to the National Credit Act, reported increased sales of 9.1% while OK Franchise saw a growth of 14.5%, in line with the Group?s performance.



Store openings are continuing as planned with 16 supermarkets and 5 furniture stores opened during this quarter. The current pace of growth must be viewed in context of the slower growth in the corresponding period in the prior year. Festive season sales are also difficult to predict, especially with the increase in food inflation, as well as the weakness of the rand and its inflationary impact on the price of imported seasonal goods. The Group, however, remains optimistic in the medium term.
30-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite Holding?s audited results for the year ended June 2016, released on SENS on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, the integrated annual report is now available on the company?s website, www.shopriteholdings.co.za and has been distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2016. The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published audited results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of shareholders of Shoprite Holdings will be held at the company?s registered office, corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa on Monday, 31 October 2016 at 09:15, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated annual report.



The board of directors of the company have set Friday, 21 October 2016 as the record date for determining which shareholders are entitled to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting.
02-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 April 2016 and ending on 2 October 2016. The interest amount to be paid on 3 October 2016 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10,000.00 of the Principal Amount. The next interest coupon period will commence on 3 October 2016 (inclusive) and will end on 2 April 2016 (inclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

*Ex date: Wednesday, 28 September 2016

*Record date: Friday, 30 September 2016

*Payment date: Monday, 3 October 2016

23-Aug-2016
(C)
Sale of merchandise grew 14.4% to R130 billion (2015: R113.7 billion). Gross profit was 15.8% higher at R27.2 billion (2015: R23.5 billion), whilst trading profit rose 15.0% to R7.3 billion (2015: R6.3 billion). Operating profit jumped 16.8% to R7.2 billion (2015: R6.2 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share increased by 17.0% to 904.4 cents per share (2015: 772.9 cents per share).



Dividend number 135

The board has declared a final dividend of 296 cents (2015: 243 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Monday, 12 September 2016. The dividend has been declared out of income reserves. This brings the total dividend for the year to 452 cents (2015: 386 cents) per ordinary share.



Group prospects and outlook

There is nothing to indicate that the demanding trading conditions in South Africa and in the countries in which the Group has a presence will ease in the year ahead. If anything, conditions could become even more stressful, judging by recent predictions such as the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank expecting no growth for the country in the months ahead, while the growth prospects for sub-Saharan Africa have again been revised down by international agencies such as the IMF. The disposable income of a large percentage of our customer base will therefore remain under intense pressure.



However, Shoprite is buoyed by the fact that over the years the Group has acquired the skill to operate successfully even under the most adverse conditions, as it has again demonstrated in the past financial year. This gives the Group the confidence to believe it can do it again, for it is a business structured to withstand difficult times with a tried and tested management team that operates at its best under challenging conditions.
19-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite Group increased total turnover by 14.4% for the 12 months to June 2016 to about R130.03 billion compared to R113.69 billion during the preceding 12 months. The current period comprised 53 weeks compared to 52 weeks in the prior year. On a comparative 52-week basis, turnover growth was 11.6% with like-for-like growth of 5.5%. After an improved trading performance in the second half of the year, the South African supermarket operation increased sales by 10.9% (8.1% on a 52-week basis). Internal inflation was lower and averaged just 3.9% for the period compared to 4.8% during the corresponding 12 months.



Sales growth for the Group?s non-RSA supermarkets accelerated to 32.6% (29.0% on a 52-week basis) despite the impact of lower commodity prices and the devaluation of certain currencies. On a constant currency basis, sales grew by 39.0% (35.3% for the 52-week period). The Group?s furniture division grew sales by 15.3% for the period (12.5% on a 52- week basis), with the OK Furniture brand still the best performer.



The Other Operating Segments achieved growth of 12.8% (11.9% on a 52-week basis) The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite Holding?s auditors. The financial results for the review period will be published on or about Tuesday, 23 August 2016.

02-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 October 2015 and ending on 3 April 2016. The interest amount to be paid on 4 April 2016 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10 000.00 of the Principal Amount. The next interest coupon period will commence on 4 April 2016 (inclusive) and will end on 3 October 2016 (exclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

* Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Wednesday, 23 March 2016

* Ex date: Thursday, 24 March 2016

* Record date: Friday, 1 April 2016

* Payment date: Monday, 4 April 2016
23-Feb-2016
(C)
Sale of merchandise jumped 8.8% to R62.5 billion (R57.5 billion). Gross profit rose by 10.4% to R13.0 billion (R11.7 billion). Trading profit was 10.4% higher at R3.3 billion (R3.0 billion) whilst operating profit grew by 15.3% to R3.4 billion (R2.9 billion). Profit attributable to owners increased to R2.2 billion (R2.0 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share improved by 8.9% to 405.0 cents per share (371.9 cents per share).



Dividend No 134

The board has declared an interim dividend of 156 cents (2015: 143 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. The dividend has been declared from income reserves.



Group prospects and outlook

With the World Bank predicting economic growth of less than 1% for South Africa in 2016, the second half of the financial year will see challenging trading conditions persist in the local market. The run-up to the local municipal elections could also prove disruptive. However, the greater geographic diversification of its operations places the Group in a better position than its main competitors. In addition, our continuing investment in infrastructure enables the Group to remain highly competitive. The Group expects to deliver similar results during the next 6 months, provided the current economic climate does not deteriorate further.
12-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
For the six months to December 2015 the Shoprite Group increased turnover by 8.8% from R57.5 billion to about R62.5 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 2.8%. After an improved second quarter driven by good festive season trading, the South African supermarket operation increased sales by 7.2%. Internal inflation averaged just 2.7% for the period.



The Group?s non-RSA supermarkets recorded sales growth of 15.2% notwithstanding the impact of lower commodity prices and the devaluation of certain currencies. Taken at constant currencies, sales grew by 23.5%. The Group?s furniture division grew sales by 13.7% for the period, with the OK Furniture brand the best performer. The Other Operating Segments achieved growth of 9.3% The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite Holding?s auditors. The financial results for the review period will be published on or about Tuesday, 23 February 2016.

07-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
In accordance with Section 7.2 of the JSE Debt Listings Requirements, noteholders of the Issuer?s ZAR4,700,000,000 6.5% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds, are advised that the annual financial statements of the Issuer for the year ended 30 June 2015 are available on the Issuer?s website (www.shopriteholdings.co.za) and the annual financial statements of the Issuer, the Parent Guarantor and the Subsidiary Guarantor for the year ended 30 June 2015 are available for inspection at the registered office of the Issuer.
19-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 19 October 2015 regarding approval by the shareholders of the unrelated schemes of arrangement in terms of section 114 (1)(e) of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, as amended (?the Companies Act?) (?the Schemes?). Shareholders are further referred to the conditions precedent to the Scheme (?Scheme Conditions Precedent?), as detailed in the circular dated 16 September 2015, and are hereby advised that all Scheme Conditions Precedent have been fulfilled. As a result, the schemes have become operative and therefore the company wishes to draw shareholders? attention to the following important revised dates in relation to the implementation of the Schemes.



Terms appearing in title case below that are not otherwise defined, bear the meanings assigned to them in the circular.

*Last day to trade in order to be recorded in the register: Friday, 27 November 2015

*Listing of the preference shares suspended on the JSE from commencement of trade on: Monday, 30 November 2015

*Schemes record date, being the date on which the scheme participants must be recorded in the register in order to receive the relevant scheme consideration: Friday, 4 December 2015

*Each scheme becoming operative on: Monday, 7 December 2015

*Date of payment of scheme consideration, to be paid electronically or posted to Certificated Preference Shareholders (if the Form of Surrender (pink) and Documents of Title are received by the transfer secretaries on or before 12:00 on the relevant scheme *Record date) on : Monday, 7 December 2015

*Dematerialised scheme participants to have their accounts held at their CSDP or Broker debited with the scheme shares and credited with the scheme considerations on: Monday, 7 December 2015

*Termination of listing of the preference shares on the JSE at the commencement of trade on: Tuesday, 8 December 2015



Notes:

All times referred to above are references to South African time.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised after: Friday, 27 November 2015



19-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 16 September 2015 regarding the posting of a circular to shareholders containing notices of meetings of three separate and unrelated schemes of arrangement in terms of section 114 (1)(e) of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, as amended (?the Companies Act?) (?the Schemes?) (?the Scheme Meetings?) to acquire all the preference shares (?Preference Shares?) from the holders of SHP2, SHP3, and SHP4 preference shares (?Preference Shareholders?).



Shareholders of the Company are advised that the resolutions proposed at the SHP2, SHP3 and SHP4 Scheme Meetings of the Company, were approved by the requisite majority of Preference Shareholders present or represented by proxy. The number of Preference Shares voted in person or by proxy were 283 138, 179 094 and 404 899, representing 87.12%, 79.60% and 80.98% of SHP2, SHP3 and SHP4 Preference Shares in issue respectively. The total number of shares voted on Special Resolution number 5, Special Resolution number 6 and Special Resolution number 7 at the AGM were 692 509 896, 692 509 896 and 692 509 896 representing 83.51%, 83.51% and 83.51% of the shares entitled to vote at the meeting respectively.
19-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the voting results for the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of Shoprite Holdings held at the registered offices of the company on 19 October 2015, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Shoprite Holdings shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the annual general meeting.
19-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
In the three months to September 2015, the Shoprite Group increased turnover by 6.7%, a reflection of slower growth in the economy.



RSA Supermarkets, the Group?s primary business, grew sales by 4.9% during a period when internal inflation reduced from 6% in the corresponding quarter to 3.4%. The core customer base of its flagship Shoprite chain in particular remained under pressure from mining job cuts, rising electricity costs, labour instability and lack of job creation.



The Group?s Non-RSA Supermarkets achieved turnover growth of 12.8% (18.6% in constant currencies) despite the impact of lower commodity prices and currency devaluations of the three dominant countries in which the Group trades on the continent.



The Group?s performance during the period was influenced by fewer store openings compared with the corresponding period. There will however, be substantially more store openings in the remaining three quarters of the financial year than in the same period a year prior.



The Group remains optimistic in the medium term. Festive season sales are difficult to predict, but a stronger double digit sales growth is already evident for the month of October.
16-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's results for the 12 months to June 2015, released on SENS on 18 August 2015, the integrated report was posted today. The integrated report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published results. In addition, the integrated report is available on the Company?s website, www.shopriteholdings.co.za and can also be requested from Mr Pieter du Preez at 021 980 4279.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Shoprite shareholders will be held at 09:30 on Monday, 19 October 2015 at the Company`s registered office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated report.



Record date for the annual general meeting

The date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the register maintained by the transfer secretaries of the Company for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is determined in terms of section 59(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, being Friday, 9 October 2015.
16-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
03-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 April 2015 and ending on 2 October 2015, from the close of trade on 17 September 2015 until the close of trade on 2 October 2015.



The interest amount to be paid on 5 October 2015 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10,000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 3 April 2015 to 2 October 2015. The next interest coupon period will commence on 3 October 2015 (inclusive) and will end on 2 April 2016 (exclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Thursday, 17 September 2015

*Ex date: Friday, 18 September 2015

*Record date: Friday, 25 September 2015

*Payment date: Monday, 5 October 2015
18-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

* Mr JG Rademeyer will resign as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee with effect from 19 October 2015;

* Mr JF Basson will be appointed as Chairman and member of the Audit and Risk Committee subject to approval by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 19 October 2015;

* Mr EC Kieswetter will be appointed as Lead Independent Director with effect from 19 October 2015; and

* Dr ATM Mokgokong is appointed as member of the Nominations Committee with immediate effect.
18-Aug-2015
(C)
Sale of merchandise revenue increased by 11.2% to R113.7 billion (2014: R102.2 billion). Gross profit rose by 10.6% to R23.5 billion (2014: R21.3 billion), operating profit was 8.3% higher at R6.2 billion (2014: R5.7 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent grew to R4.1 billion (2014: R3.7 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share came in at 772.9cps (2014: 697.6cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 243cps (2014: 218cps), payable to shareholders on Monday, 14 September 2015. The dividend has been declared out of income reserves.



Group prospects and outlook

The new financial year will have its challenges in South Africa given the lack of macro-economic stimulus. Management does therefore not foresee improved trading conditions for the immediate future, but Shoprite is confident that they have put the structures in place and have the relevant experience and expertise to overcome this, as they have done for the last few years. Their brands are well positioned to capitalise on increasingly cost-conscious consumers and their investment in the economies north of South Africa's borders will continue unabated.
06-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 31 August 2015, payable on Monday, 31 August 2015.



JSE code - ISIN

5% Cumulative preference shares

Dividend No. 144 of 5 (five) cents per share: SHP2 - ZAE000006680



Second 5% Cumulative preference shares

Dividend No. 139 of 5 (five) cents per share: SHP3 - ZAE000006698



Third 5% Cumulative preference shares

Dividend No. 137 of 5 (five) cents per share: SHP4 - ZAE000006706



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 21 August 2015. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 24 August 2015. The record date will be Friday, 28 August 2015. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 24 August 2015 and Friday, 28 August 2015, both days inclusive.
15-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to June 2015 the Group increased total turnover by 11.2% to about R113.7 billion, compared to the corresponding 12 months of 2014. Growth on a like- for-like basis was 4.3%. Sales growth was especially strong in the first half of the year due to, amongst others, it having an extra trading day compared to the previous period due to the Group closing stores for Nelson Mandela?s funeral in December 2013.



The South African supermarket division, the largest division in the Group, grew sales by 10.5%, up from 8.7% in the 2014 financial year. This is a strong performance considering the prevailing economic conditions and has led to further market share gains for the period.



When converted to rand, the turnover of the Group?s 189 supermarkets outside the borders of South Africa increased by 13.5% compared to the 2014 reporting period. Taken at constant currencies these operations grew by 15.5%. Sales growth in this division was negatively affected by the sale of the Tanzanian business as well as the temporary closure of the Palanca store in Angola in July 2014 due to a fire. The store is being rebuilt.



The furniture division grew turnover by 13.0% despite the highly competitive market conditions persisting.



The Other Operating segments also achieved satisfactory growth of 13.8%.



The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on or about Wednesday, 19 August 2015.
27-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are referred to the announcement released on the Stock Exchange News Service on 3 March 2015 in which they were advised of the salient dates relating to the interest payment in respect of the interest coupon period commencing 3 October 2014 and ending on 2 April 2015.



In this regard, bondholders are advised that the SHPCB convertible commenced trading ex-interest, from the commencement of trade today, Friday, 27 March 2015 - and not from the commencement of trade on Monday, 30 March 2015, as erroneously stated in the salient dates table to the 3 March 2015 announcement.



The remaining salient dates relating to this interest payment remain as follows:

*Record date: Thursday, 2 April 2015

*Payment date: Tuesday, 7 April 2015

03-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 October 2014 and ending on 2 April 2015, from the close of trade on 26 March 2015 until the close of trade on 2 April 2015. The interest amount to be paid on 7 April 2015 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10,000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 3 October 2014 to 2 April 2015. The next interest coupon period will commence on 3 April 2015 (inclusive) and will end on 2 0ctober 2015 (exclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Thursday, 26 March 2015

*Ex date: Monday, 30 March 2015

*Record date: Thursday, 2 April 2015

*Payment date: Tuesday, 7 April 2015

24-Feb-2015
(C)
Sale of merchandise went up 12.5% to R57.5 billion (R51.1 billion). Gross profit increased by 12.7% to R11.7 billion (R10.4 billion). Trading profit rose 11.6% to R3.0 billion (R2.7 billion). Operating profit rose 9% to R2.9 billion (R2.7 billion). Profit attributable to owners jumped to R2.0 billion (R1.8 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share were 9.1% higher at 371.9 cents per share(341.0 cents per share).



Dividend Number 132

The board has declared an interim dividend of 143 cents (2014: 132 cents) per ordinary share, payable to shareholders on Monday, 23 March 2015. The dividend has been declared from income reserves.



Group prospects and outlook

The second half of the 2015 financial year is expected to make considerable demands on management. There is every indication that the present economic climate will continue, while consumers' lack of disposable income, coupled with sluggish economic growth and climbing unemployment, will continue to inhibit trading. However, the biggest concern centres on Eskom's erratic load-shedding. It is not only influencing shopping patterns, but is also forcing businesses into substantial additional costs to provide their own back-up power systems. Shoprite believes that its better equipped than most to deal with the crisis because of its forward planning and the extent and depth of its infrastructure and management team.
05-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 28 February 2015, payable on Monday, 2 March 2015.

* 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend number 143 of 5 cents per share

* Second 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend number 138 of 5 cents per share.

* Third 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend number 136 of 5 cents per share.



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 20 February 2015. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 23 February 2015. The record date will be Friday, 27 February 2015.
14-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Operational update



For the six months to December 2014 the Shoprite Group increased turnover by about 12.5% from R51.1 billion to R57.5 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 5.1%.



The South African supermarket operation increased sales by 12.0%. Internal food inflation averaged 5.2% compared to the estimated official food inflation figure of 8.4% during the period. The division benefited from strong sales in the month of December, which were 13.0% higher than in the corresponding period.



The Group?s non-RSA supermarkets? sales growth of 15.0% was negatively affected by the sale of the Tanzanian business as well as the temporary closure of the Palanca store in Angola in July 2014 due to a fire. The store is being rebuilt. Taken at constant currencies sales grew by 15.4%.



The Group?s furniture division experienced a buoyant December which helped it grow sales by 12.2% for the period, with the OK Furniture brand the best performer.



The Other Operating Segments also achieved satisfactory growth of 12.7%



The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite Holding?s auditors. The financial results for the review period will be published on or about Tuesday, 24 February 2015.
01-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraphs 7(2) and 7(21) of the JSE Ltd. Debt Listings Requirements, noteholders of the Issuer?s ZAR4,700,000,000 6.5% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed Convertible Registered Bonds, guaranteed by Shoprite Holdings Ltd (the Parent Guarantor) and Shoprite Checkers Pty Ltd. (the Subsidiary Guarantor), are advised that the annual financial statements of the Issuer and the Parent Guarantor for the year ended 30 June 2014 are available on the Parent Guarantor?s website (www.shopriteholdings.co.za) and the annual financial statements of the Issuer, the Parent Guarantor and the Subsidiary Guarantor for the year ended 30 June 2014 are available for inspection at the registered office of the Issuer.
14-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements released on SENS on 29 September 2014, 27 October 2014 and 31 October 2014 regarding the amendments to the Company?s Memorandum of Incorporation ("MOI") in order to convert the Preference Shares currently in issue and listed on the JSE Ltd.?s Main Board, being SHP1, into cumulative redeemable preference shares, to be redeemed at a price of R2.00 (two Rand) per Preference Share on 17 November 2014 (the "Redemption"). The Company advised Shareholders that the resolutions to give effect to the Redemption have been accepted and placed on file by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC").



Shareholders are reminded of the following salient dates in terms of the Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares:

* Finalisation announcement relating to the Redemption of SHP1 Preference Shares released on SENS on Friday, 14 November

* Finalisation announcement relating to the Redemption of SHP1 Preference Shares published in the press on Monday, 17 November

* Last date to trade in the SHP1 Preference Shares to be eligible for the Redemption on Friday, 21 November

* Suspension of SHP1 Preference Shares on the JSE trading system on Monday, 24 November

* Record date to determine the shareholders whose SHP1 Preference Shares will be subject to the Redemption on Friday, 28 November

* Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares on Monday, 1 December

* Payment of cash for the Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares on Monday, 1 December

* Termination of SHP1 Preference Shares on the JSE trading system at commencement of traded on Tuesday, 2 December.
13-Nov-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Day reports that Shoprite would take over some of the leases of stores run by Ellerine. In April Shoprite indicated that it planned to double the amount of furniture stores in the next 10 years. Shoprite identified areas away from major cities as a possible market.MD of Shoprite's furniture department, Aubrey Karp said that Shoprite have already taken 10 of the Ellerine leases.
31-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements released on SENS on 29 September 2014 and 27 October 2014 regarding the amendments to the Company's Memorandum of Incorporation ("MOI") in order to convert the Preference Shares currently in issue and listed on the JSE Ltd.'s Main Board, being SHP1, into cumulative redeemable preference shares, to be redeemed at a price of R2.00 (two Rand) per Preference Share on 17 November 2014 (the "Redemption").



Shareholders of the Company are advised that the resolutions to give effect to the Redemption were filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC") on 28 October 2014. The directors of the Company advised Shareholders of an unforeseen delay in the receipt of the confirmation of registration of the special resolutions by the CIPC.



The revised salient dates in terms of the Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares

If CIPC acceptance of the special resolutions has taken place by 13 November 2014, then the following dates will apply:

* Finalisation announcement relating to the Redemption of SHP1 Preference Shares released on SENS on Friday, 14 November

* Finalisation announcement relating to the Redemption of SHP1 Preference Shares published in the press on Monday, 17 November

* Last date to trade in the SHP1 Preference Shares to be eligible for the Redemption on Friday, 21 November

* Suspension of SHP1 Preference Shares on the JSE trading system on Monday, 24 November

* Record date to determine the shareholders whose SHP1 Preference Shares will be subject to the Redemption on Friday, 28 November

* Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares on Monday, 1 December

* Payment of cash for the Redemption of the SHP1 Preference Shares on Monday, 1 December

* Termination of SHP1 Preference Shares on the JSE trading system at commencement of traded on Tuesday, 2 December.
28-Oct-2014
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Shoprite's shares has gained the most in more than five years and also delivered the biggest intraday rise since March 2009, after it posted a double digit increase in revenue for the three months to September in an operational update released on the 27 October 2014. Shoprite indicated that it had increased its turnover for the three months by 12.3% even though the local market conditions remained relatively unchanged with the consumer being under pressure. Shoprite, which has over 1000 stores both locally and in countries outside South Africa, said it planned to open a further 27 supermarkets before the end of the year.
27-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
27-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the voting results for the annual general meeting ("AGM") of Shoprite Holdings held at the registered offices of the Company on 27 October 2014 were as follows:



Based on the voting results, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of Shoprite Holdings shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the annual general meeting. Incorporation of the Company as proposed by the Board



*Based on 863 497 031 shares (290 625 071 deferred shares and 572 871 960 ordinary shares) in issue at the date of the annual general meeting.

*In relation to the total number of shares voted at the annual general meeting.



Special resolutions 7, 8 and 9 relating to the amendments to clauses 9.4, 9.5 and 9.6 respectively of the Memorandum of Incorporation of Shoprite Holdings were withdrawn prior to the commencement of the AGM.
27-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite Group has increased turnover by 12.3% for the three months to September 2014 even though local market conditions remained relatively unchanged with the South African consumers being under pressure. The Group's core business, RSA Supermarkets, increased turnover by 11.9% which is ahead of the food retail industry growth. Internal food inflation averaged 6% for the period compared to official food inflation of 8.9.



The Group's Non-RSA Supermarkets increased its turnover by 15.9% and in constant currency terms, by 16.1%. This growth was affected by the sale of the Tanzanian business and the loss of a store in Angola due to fire. The performance of the Group's non-RSA operations was supported by the opening of 18 new food outlets since October 2013. The highly competitive market conditions in which the furniture division traded remained virtually unchanged, however it managed to increase turnover by 11.5%.



A further 27 new supermarkets will be opened before 31 December 2014. Although the Group is well prepared and expects fair trading conditions in the run-up to Christmas, it is difficult to predict festive season consumer spending patterns.
03-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
29-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.22 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised as follows:

Integrated report

Further to Shoprite Holdings? results for the 12 months to June 2014, released on SENS on 19 August 2014, the integrated report was posted today. The integrated report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published results. Due to the ongoing postal strike, delays may be experienced in the receipt of the integrated report. Shareholders can contact Mr Pieter du Preez at 021 980 4279 to request an electronic version of the integrated report. In addition, the integrated report is also available on the Company?s website, www.shopriteholdings.co.za.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Shoprite Holdings shareholders will be held at 09:30 on Monday, 27 October 2014 at the Company`s registered office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated report.



Record date for the annual general meeting

The date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the register maintained by the transfer secretaries of the Company for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is determined in terms of section 59(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, being Friday, 17 October 2014.

29-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.22 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are advised as follows:

Integrated report

Further to Shoprite Holdings? results for the 12 months to June 2014, released on SENS on 19 August 2014, the integrated report was posted today. The integrated report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published results. Due to the ongoing postal strike, delays may be experienced in the receipt of the integrated report. Shareholders can contact Mr Pieter du Preez at 021 980 4279 to request an electronic version of the integrated report. In addition, the integrated report is also available on the Company?s website, www.shoprite.co.za.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Shoprite Holdings shareholders will be held at 09:30 on Monday, 27 October 2014 at the Company`s registered office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated report.



Record date for the annual general meeting

The date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the register maintained by the transfer secretaries of the Company for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is determined in terms of section 59(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, being Friday, 17 October 2014.

15-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
In accordance with the JSE Ltd. Listings Requirements and Section 122(1) of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 ("the Act"), shareholders are advised that The Capital Group Companies, Inc ("Capital Group") has formally notified Shoprite Holdings that it has disposed of ordinary shares in the Company on behalf of its clients, resulting in the total beneficial interest of Shoprite Holdings ordinary shares held by Capital Group on behalf of its clients reducing to 4.9737% of the total issued Shoprite Holdings ordinary shares.



Shoprite Holdings has, as required by section 122(3) of the Act, filed the required notice with the Takeover Regulation Panel.
03-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 April 2014 and ending on 2 October 2014, from the close of trade on 18 September 2014 until the close of trade on 2 October 2014. The interest amount to be paid on 3 October 2014 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10,000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 3 April 2014 to 2 October 2014. The next interest coupon period will commence on 3 October 2014 (inclusive) and will end on 2 April 2015 (exclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Thursday, 18 September 2014

*Ex date: Friday, 19 September 2014

*Record date: Friday, 26 September 2014

*Payment date: Friday, 3 October 2014
19-Aug-2014
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the year ended 30 June 2013 increased by 10.5% to R102.2 billion (2013: R92.5 billion). Gross profit jumped by 10.2% to R21.3 billion (2013: R19.3 billion), operating profit shot up by 6.6% to R5.7 billion (2013: R5.4 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent increased by 3.7% to R3.7 billion (2013: R3.6 billion). Headline earnings per share was higher at 697.6cps (2013: 675.4cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 218cps, payable to shareholders on Monday, 15 September 2014.



Outlook

With economic growth expected to remain below 3% in the new financial year there is not much relief in sight for the beleaguered South African consumer. The improved sales growth in the last quarter of the 2014 financial year has continued into July and beyond, but with market conditions unchanged, it is doubtful whether this can be sustained, especially in the light of the SA Reserve Bank's recent interest rate increase. To retain present levels of profitability would require strict discipline and cost control.

18-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that with effect from 18 August 2014:

* Mr Johannes Frederik Basson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Shoprite as well as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee;

* Mr Joseph Anthony Rock, currently an independent non- executive director, has been appointed as a member of the Shoprite Audit and Risk Committee;

* Mr Marius Bosman has been appointed as Financial Director of Shoprite; and

* Mr CG Goosen remains as Deputy Managing Director of Shoprite.
13-Aug-2014
(Media Comment)
According to the Business Report, the current renovating and rebranding of Shoprite's restaurant, Hungry Lion, would see the chain competing against major fast food restaurants and contending for a greater market share in other southern African countries in the coming years as said by Hungry Lion chief executive Adrian Basson. He added that for the past two years Shoprite has been striving to make the restaurant into a separate entity. The restaurant's plan is to expand throughout Africa.
07-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 31 August 2014, payable on Monday, 1 September 2014.

*6% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES: Dividend No. 155 of 6 (six) cents per share. Code: SHP1 ISIN: ZAE000006672

*5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES: Dividend No. 140 of 5 (five) cents per share. Code:SHP2 ISIN: ZAE000006680

*SECOND 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES: Dividend No. 135 of 5 (five) cents per share. Code: SHP3 ISIN: ZAE000006698

*THIRD 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES: Dividend No. 133 of 5 (five) cents per share. Code:SHP4 ISIN: ZAE000006706



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 22 August 2014. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 25 August 2014. The record date will be Friday, 29 August 2014. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 25 August 2014 and Friday, 29 August 2014, both days inclusive.
14-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to June 2014 the group increased total turnover by 10.5% to about R102.2 billion, compared to the corresponding 12 months of 2013. Growth on a like- for-like basis was 5.1%. The group saw an improved turnover growth of 11.4% in the second half of the year, compared to 9.7% in the first half.



The continued pressure on consumers' disposable income reflects in the slow-down in sales in the South African supermarket division, the largest division in the group, which grew sales by 8.7%.



When converted to rand, the turnover of the 169 supermarkets the group operates outside the borders of South Africa, increased by 26.8% compared to the 2013 reporting period. Taken at constant currencies these operations grew by 16.2%.



The furniture division grew turnover by 12.2% even though the highly competitive market conditions remained unchanged.



The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on or about Tuesday, 19 August 2014.
24-Mar-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Report reported that, as part of its growth plans, Shoprite opened doors to its first store in Northern Nigeria on Thursday, 20 March 2014 despite security concerns in the region. The store located in Kano is the group's eighth store in Nigeria. The group is also anticipating opening four more stores before year end.
03-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond were advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 03 October 2013 and ending on 02 April 2014, from the close of trade on 20 March 2014 until the close of trade on 02 April 2014. The interest amount to be paid on 03 April 2014 will be R325.00 for each R10 000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 03 October 2013 to 02 April 2014. The next interest coupon period will commence on 03 April 2014 (inclusive) and will end on 03 October 2014 (exclusive). The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Thursday,20 March 2014

*Ex date: Monday, 24 March 2014

*Record date: Friday, 28 March 2014

*Payment date: Thursday, 3 April 2014
26-Feb-2014
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Shoprite Holdings is opening 101 new stores in SA before June as part of an aggressive expansion plan to gain market share in an environment in which consumers are tightening their belts. SA's largest retailer and sector bellwether reported a lower than expected 7.4% rise in first-half profit to R1.82 billion. The performance shows the combined effects of slowing income growth and unsecured credit extension as well as high debt burden and the rising cost living on its core low-middle income customer. Despite the economic downturn, the group is maintaining its new store programme in order to reap the benefits when economic conditions improve.
25-Feb-2014
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the interim period increased by 9.70% to R51.1 billion (2012: R46.6 billion). Operating profit rose by 8.94% to R2.7 billion (2012: R2.5 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent grew by 7.43% to R1.8 billion (2012: R1.7 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was higher at 341cps (2012: 315.9cps).



Dividend

The board has declared an interim dividend of 132cps (2013: 123cps), payable to shareholders on Monday, 24 March 2014.



Group prospects and outlook

The board does not expect any improvement in the trading environment within South Africa in 2014. At the same time Shoprite's business outside the borders of the country continues to flourish and a number of new stores are to come on stream before year-end. Strict cost control measures are rigorously applied throughout the business while the company is constantly refining their extensive distribution network which is a major strength of the Group. Against this background the board is confident that the Shoprite Group will be able to maintain its present level of profitability growth in the second half of the financial year.
07-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 28 February 2014, payable on Monday, 3 March 2014.

*6% cumulative preference shares, dividend No. 156 of 6 (six) cents per share, SHP1, ZAE000006672

*5% cumulative preference shares, Dividend No. 141 of 5 (five) cents per share, SHP2, ZAE000006680

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares, Dividend No. 136 of 5 (five) cents per share. SHP3 ZAE000006698

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares, Dividend No. 134 of 5 (five) cents per share. SHP4 ZAE000006706



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 21 February 2014. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 24 February 2014. The record date will be Friday, 28 February 2014.



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 24 February 2014 and Friday, 28 February 2014, both days inclusive.
17-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
For the six months ending December 2013, the Shoprite grew turnover by 9.6% to about R51.0 billion. growth in turnover on a like-for-like basis was 4.3%.



The South African supermarket operation increased sales by 7.6%. Internal food inflation averaged just 3.8% compared to the estimated official food inflation figure of 5.6%.



Christmas trading for the month of December was impacted by the closure of all RSA stores on 15 December 2013 as a mark of respect following the passing of former President Nelson Mandela. These stores were closed on the day of the funeral. It is estimated that should these stores have traded on the day, sales of some R260 million would have been generated, impacting turnover growth for the period by 0.7%



The group's non-RSA supermarkets achieved a sales growth of 27.5% and 14.9% in constant currencies.



The group's furniture division managed to grow sales by 10.5% for the six months to December 2013.



The financial results for the review period will be published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014.
05-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Shoprite Holdings unitholders are advised that Shoprite Holdings launched a sponsored American Depository Receipt ("ADR") programme today , 5 December 2013, on the over-the-counter market in the United States ("US") through Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon").



Each depository receipt in the ADR programme represents one (1) ordinary share in Shoprite Holdings and trades under the symbol "SRGHY".



Shoprite Holdings has a growing international ownership base, which over the past five years has grown to over 50% of the total shareholder base with US investors representing approximately 62% of these international investors which, by country, is the largest investor base.



By establishing the ADR programme, Shoprite Holdings hopes to make investing in Shoprite Holdings accessible to more international investors, particularly US investors.
29-Nov-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Shoprite opened its 1 000th store in Africa. Shoprite said the new Checkers store would be on of the 129 new supermarkets the group will open across Africa until November 2014.
28-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments Convertible Bond are advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 03 April 2013 and ending on 02 October 2013, from the close of trade on 19 September 2013 until the close of trade on 02 October 2013. The interest amount to be paid on 03 October 2013 will be ZAR325.00 for each ZAR10 000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 03 April 2013 to 02 October 2013. The next interest coupon period will commence on 03 October 2013 (inclusive) and will end on 03 April 2014 (exclusive).



The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

* Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment: Thursday, 19 September 2013

* Ex date Friday, 20 September 2013

* Record date: Friday, 27 September 2013

* Payment date: Thursday, 3 October 2013.
28-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 28 October 2013, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.
28-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite Group has increased turnover by 10.2% for the three months to September 2013. This growth in turnover was better than the growth in the preceding quarter to June 2013, even though local market conditions worsened and South African consumers came under increasing pressure.



The Group's core business, RSA Supermarkets, increased turnover by 8.3% which is ahead of the growth of the sector as a whole. Internal food inflation averaged 4.2% for the period compared to official food inflation of 6.6%. The Group's Non-RSA Supermarkets increased its turnover by 29.1% and in constant currency terms, by 15.6%. The performance of the Group's non-RSA operations was supported by the opening of 14 new food outlets since October 2012 compared to 20 in the corresponding period. Of the14, five were Shoprite supermarkets and nine were Usave stores.



The highly competitive market conditions in which the furniture division traded remained virtually unchanged. It nevertheless increased turnover by 9.3% despite the continuing deflationary environment. A further 46 new supermarkets are to be opened before 31 December 2013. Although the Group is well prepared and expects fair trading conditions in the run-up to Christmas, it is difficult to predict festive season consumer spending patterns, which obviously has a considerable impact on second-quarter sales and profitability.
15-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Mr J F Malherbe, non-executive director of Shoprite, will not be standing for re-election as a director and will be retiring with effect from the annual general meeting of Shoprite Holdings to be held on 28 October 2013.
30-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised as follows:



Integrated report

Further to Shoprite Holdings' results for the 12 months to June 2013, released on SENS on 20 August 2013, the integrated report was posted on Monday, 30 September 2013. The integrated report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Shoprite Holdings shareholders will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 28 October 2013 at the Company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated report.



The date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the register maintained by the transfer secretaries of the Company for purposes of being entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is determined in terms of section 59(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008, being Friday, 18 October 2013.
20-Aug-2013
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the year ended 30 June 2013 increased by 12.1% to R92.7 billion (2012: R82.7 billion). Gross profit jumped by 14.4% to R19.4 billion (2012: R17 billion), operating profit shot up by 17.4% to R5.4 billion (2012: R4.6 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent soared by 18.9% to R3.6 billion (2012: R3 billion). Headline earnings per share was higher at 675.4cps (2012: 607cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 215cps, payable to shareholders on Monday, 16 September 2013.



Prospects

In the new financial year the impact of the weaker rand will be felt more by consumers who are coming under increasing pressure. In this environment, price competition is expected to become even tougher as the battle for market share intensifies. To assist customers, the Group will be investing substantially in ensuring its price leadership position and absorbing the inflationary impact on the consumer, which may put margins under pressure. The board believes the Group will nevertheless be able to achieve encouraging turnover and profit growth in the new financial year.





07-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 31 August 2013, payable on Monday, 2 September 2013:



*6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 155 of 6 (six) cents per share

*5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 140 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 135 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 133 of 5 (five) cents per share.



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 23 August 2013. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 26 August 2013. The record date will be Friday, 30 August 2013. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 26 August 2013 and Friday, 30 August 2013, both days inclusive.
16-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to June 2013 the Group increased total turnover by 12.1% to about R92.7 billion, compared with the corresponding 12 months of 2012. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 5.8%. During the 2013 reporting period, internal food inflation averaged 4.3% compared to 4.9% in the 2012 reporting period. The growing pressure on consumers? disposable income reflects in the slow-down in sales in the South African supermarket division, the largest division in the Group, which grew sales by 9.8%



This had an impact on the Group?s total performance which saw turnover growth of 10.4% in the second half of the year, compared to 13.8% in the first half. When converted to rand, the turnover of the 153 supermarkets the Group operates outside the borders of South Africa, increased by 27.9% compared to the 2012 reporting period. Taken at constant currencies these operations grew by 21.2%.



With relatively low product inflation, the furniture division grew turnover by 4.7%. The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Shoprite Holdings' auditors. The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on or about Tuesday, 20 August 2013.
27-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised as follows:

* Dr CH Wiese has stepped down as chairman of the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect but will remain as a member of the Remuneration Committee; and

* Mr J A Louw, an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, has been appointed as interim chairman of the Remuneration Committee with immediate effect until a permanent appointment is made.



A further announcement will be made in due course.
17-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr JJ Fouch? has been appointed as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Shoprite Holdings with immediate effect. Mr Fouch? is an independent Non-Executive Director of Shoprite Holdings.
11-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Bondholders of the Shoprite Investments convertible bond are hereby advised that the SHPCB convertible bond will commence trading ex-interest, with respect to the interest coupon period starting 3 October 2012 and ending on 2 April 2013, from the close of trade on 22 March 2013 until the close of trade on 2 April 2013. The interest amount to be paid on 03 April 2013 will be R325.00 for each R10 000.00 of Principal Amount for the period 3 October 2012 to 2 April 2013. The next interest coupon period will commence on 3 April 2013 (inclusive) and will end on 3 October 2013 (exclusive). The salient dates relating to this interest payment are as follows:

*Last date to trade in order to participate in this interest payment -- Friday, 22 March 2013

*Ex date -- Monday, 25 March 2013

*Record date: -- Tuesday, 2 April 2013

*Payment date: -- Wednesday, 3 April 2013
20-Feb-2013
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Shoprite will fight hard to maintain its "number one" position as intense price competition among SA's major chains and pressures such as electricity and fuel price escalations persist. The company, which is Africa's biggest grocer, reported a 12.5% rise in first half profit, amid sluggish consumer spending by its core lower living standards measure (LSM) target group. Shoprite is also streamrolling ahead with its African expansion- the retailer has 136 stores in the pipeline as it eyes fast growing oil-rich markets like Nigeria and Angola.
19-Feb-2013
(C)
Sale of merchandise grew 13.81% to R46.7 billion (R41.1 billion) whilst gross profit increased by 17.06% to R9.6 billion (R8.2 billion). Operating profit was 13.21% higher at R2.5 billion (R2.2 billion). Profit attributable to owners of the parent rose 19.58% to R1.7 billion (R1.4 billion). Furthermore, headline earnings per share were greater at 315.9 cents per share (280.8 cents per share).



Dividend

The board has declared an interim dividend of 123 cents (2012: 109 cents) per share.



Group prospects and outlook

The economic conditions which defined the trading environment in South Africa in the first six months are expected to persist for at least the rest of the financial year as there are no indications that the cost pressures on consumers will ease in the short term. However, the board is confident that with the group's aggressive expansion programme, supported by the increasing benefits flowing from its sophisticated supply line, it will be able to maintain its present growth and profitability. Outside South Africa the group's operations are expected to maintain its upward curve as new stores come on stream and consumers flock in increasing numbers to its stores.
18-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on Friday, 15 February 2013, Shoprite Holdings would like to correct an error regarding the dividend numbers contained in that announcement. The amended announcement is set out below:



Notice is hereby given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 28 February 2013, payable on Monday, 11 March 2013. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 1 March 2013. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 4 March 2013. The record date will be Friday, 8 March 2013.



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or re-materialised between Monday, 4 March 2013 and Friday, 8 March 2013, both days inclusive.

*6% cumulative preference shares: 6cps

*5% cumulative preference shares: 5cps

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares: 5cps

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares: 5cps



15-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 28 February 2013, payable on Monday, 11 March 2013.

*6% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES; SHP1 ; ZAE000006672 -- Dividend No. 153 of 6 (six) cents per share.

*5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES; SHP2; ZAE000006680 -- Dividend No. 138 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*SECOND 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES; SHP3; ZAE000006698 -- Dividend No. 133 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*THIRD 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES; SHP4 ; ZAE000006706 -- Dividend No. 131 of 5 (five) cents per share.



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 1 March 2013. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 4 March 2013. The record date will be Friday, 8 March 2013.



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 4 March 2013 and Friday, 8 March 2013, both days inclusive.
14-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
For the six months ending December 2012 the group grew turnover by about 13.8% to R46.7 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 6.9%.



The South African supermarket operation increased sales by 11.5% and by 6.2% on a like-for-like basis. For the month of December 2012 sales were 10.8% higher than for the corresponding period. Internal food inflation was on average 4.3% compared to the estimated official figure of 5.9%.



The rand remained weaker against most non-RSA currencies resulting in the group's non-RSA supermarkets achieving a sales growth of 28.2% and, on a like- for-like basis, of 13.4%. At constant currencies a rand turnover growth of 23.5% was achieved.



The furniture industry remained more negatively impacted by the present economic conditions and the group's furniture division grew sales by 4.8% for the six months to December 2012. This growth came mainly from the lower LSM groups.



The financial results for the review period will be published on or about Tuesday, 19 February 2013.
29-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 29 October 2012, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.
29-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite group has reported strong growth in the first quarter of its 2013 financial year despite the continuation of depressed market conditions. Total turnover increased by15.6% compared to 10.8% in the corresponding three months. The high turnover growth was boosted by a strong performance, by its non-RSA division, positively influenced by the weakening of the rand, as well as further market share gains in South Africa.



The group's core business, Supermarkets RSA, grew turnover by 12.2% with internal food inflation averaging 3.6% compared to 4% for the corresponding three months in 2011. Internal food inflation was below the official food inflation of 5.3% and real sales growth of 8.6% was achieved.



Although the highly competitive market conditions in which the furniture division traded remained virtually unchanged, turnover grew 11.9% despite the continuing deflationary environment. Other divisions in the Group which in addition to OK Franchise include Medirite and Computicket, grew turnover by 29%. Basson said that consumers are under increasing pressure, making it difficult to predict spending patterns going into the festive season.
27-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2012, released on SENS on 21 August 2012, the integrated report was posted on Thursday, 27 September 2012. The integrated report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of the Shoprite shareholders will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 29 October 2012 at the company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the integrated report.
21-Aug-2012
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the year ended 30 June 2012 increased by 14.4% to R82.7 billion (2011: R72.3 billion). Gross profit jumped by 15.7% to R17 billion (2011: R14.7 billion), operating profit shot up by 16.8% to R4.6 billion (2011: R3.9 billion), while profit attributable to owners of the parent soared by 20.6% to R3 billion (2011: R2.5 billion). Headline earnings per share was higher at 607cps (2011: 507.6cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 194cps (2011: 165cps), payable to shareholders on Monday, 17 September 2012.



Prospects

The board expects trading conditions to remain largely the same for at least the first half of the new financial year. Nothing on the horizon suggests the pressure on consumers' disposable income will ease off; if anything, it will increase further with a rise in global food prices at this stage seemingly unavoidable. However, the Group is well positioned to trade profitably even under such conditions.
20-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Mr E C Kieswetter, an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, has been appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee of Shoprite Holdings with effect from 20 August 2012.
07-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
The following preference share dividends have been declared out of income reserves for the six months to 31 August 2012, payable on Monday, 3 September 2012:

*6% Cumulative preference shares dividend no 153 of 6 (six) cents per share

*5% Cumulative preference shares dividend no 138 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*Second 5% Cumulative preference shares dividend no 133 of 5 (five) cents per share

*Third 5% Cumulative preference shares dividend no 131 of 5 (five) cents per share



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 24 August 2012. Shoprite Holdings preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 27 August 2012. The record date will be Friday, 31 August 2012. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 27 August 2012 and Friday, 31 August 2012, both days inclusive.
06-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Dr Anna Mokgokong has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Shoprite with effect from 6 August 2012.
16-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
For the twelve months to June 2012 the group increased total turnover by 14.4% to about R82.7 billion, compared to the corresponding twelve months of 2011. Growth on a like- for-like basis was 8.5%. During the 2012 reporting period, internal food inflation averaged 4.9% compared to -0.1% in the 2011 reporting period. Turnover growth increased in the second half of the year to 15.6% from 13.2% in the first half.



The South African Supermarket Division, the core operation of the group, increased sales by 12.9%. When converted to rands, the turnover of the 131 supermarkets the group operates outside the borders of South Africa, increased by 25.4% compared to the 2011 reporting period. Taken at constant currencies these operations grew by 19.7% . In a relatively low inflationary environment, the furniture division grew turnover by 11.1% . The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on or about Tuesday, 21 August 2012.
02-Jul-2012
(Media Comment)
The Sunday Times Business Times reported that a study found that South Africans visit Shoprite more than any other supermarket because of its low prices and convenience. "The Commitment Economy" study said that Shoprite's 1 520 stores gave the group the edge. Convenience was also reported to be a major factor in Shoprite's popularity.
28-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the general meeting of Shoprite held at the registered office of the company on 28 June 2012, all the special resolutions relating to:

* the specific authority to issue ordinary shares;

* the specific authorities to issue deferred shares; and

* the approval of financial assistance, were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present and represented by proxy thereat.
30-May-2012
(Official Notice)
25-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Bondholders and shareholders were referred to the announcement made by Shoprite Investments this on 25 May 2012 ("listing announcement") regarding the listing of the convertible bonds ("the debt instruments"). Please note that the listing date of the debt instruments was incorrect in the listing announcement, the listing date is 28 May 2012 and not 31 May 2012.
25-May-2012
(Official Notice)
21-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr E C Kieswetter, an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, has been appointed as a member of the nominations committee of Shoprite with effect from 21 May 2012.
10-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Joseph Anthony Rock has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, with effect from 15 May 2012.
02-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
The board has declared an interim dividend of 109 cents for the current financial year (2011: 88.0 cents) per ordinary share (gross), payable to shareholders on Monday, 30 April 2012. The dividend has been declared out of income reserves. The last day to trade cum dividend will be Thursday, 19 April 2012. As from Friday, 20 April 2012, all trading of Shoprite shares will take place ex dividend. The record date is Thursday, 26 April 2012. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Friday, 20 April 2012, and Thursday, 26 April 2012, both days inclusive.
26-Mar-2012
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, Shoprite Holdings, Africa's largest food retailer, plans to use a substantial portion of the R8 billion it is raising in a sale of stock and convertible bonds to repay debt. The company would use R2.5 billion to R3 billon on reducing debt facilities, Carel Goosen, the deputy MD of Cape Town-based Shoprite said on Friday. A further R1.5 billion will be spent on enlarging Shoprite's distribution centres in SA. Shoprite plans to build facilities in the Western Cape once it has completed the distribution centre it is already building in KwaZulu-Natal. Shoprite said it may initially invest R500 million in property in Nigeria. While Shoprite does not plan to be a long-term holder of property in Nigeria, it may invest as much as R1.5 billion over three years, Mr Goosen said. The remainder would be set aside for potential acquisitions in "less developed retail markets", the director said.
22-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
22-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr JJ Fouche has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, with effect from 26 March 2012.
22-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
22-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that the battle for market share among South African food retailers was in full swing, with the Whitey Basson- led Shoprite saying that it had gained further traction, experiencing growth across all its retail offerings. Mr Basson added that the retailer benefited from the size of its store footprint and the efficiency of its infrastructure. For the remainder Mr Basson foresaw no material changes in market conditions although food inflation was expected to increase further.
21-Feb-2012
(C)
Turnover increased by 13.2% from R36.3 billion to R41.1 billion. Gross profit was up 14.1% to R8.2 billion (R7.2 billion) and trading profit was up 16.7% to R2.2 billion (R1.9 billion). Operating profit jumped by 19.8% to R2.2 billion (R1.8 billion). Net attributable profit improved by 19.6% to R1.4 billion (R1.2 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 18.6% to 280.8c (234.4cps).



Dividend

Due to transitional rules relating to the phasing out of STC (secondary tax on companies) and its replacement with the new dividends tax, the board has decided to defer the declaration of an interim dividend until after 1 April 2012, but as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.



Outlook

The board does not expect any material changes to take place in market conditions in the second half of the year as nothing in the economic environment suggests that the pressure on consumers will ease. The group nevertheless expects to maintain satisfactory growth in turnover and profitability as the benefits of an expanded infrastructure become more apparent.
10-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference share dividends have been declared for the six months to 29 February 2012, payable on Monday, 5 March 2012. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 24 February 2012. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 27 February 2012. The record date will be Friday, 2 March 2012. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 27 February 2012 and Friday, 2 March 2012, both days inclusive.

*6% cumulative preference shares - code: SHP1 - ISIN: ZAE000006672 -- dividend no 152 of 6 (six) cents per share.

*5% cumulative preference shares - SHP2: ZAE000006680 -- dividend no 137 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares - SHP3: ZAE000006698 -- dividend no 132 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares - SHP4: ZAE000006706 -- dividend no 130 of 5 (five) cents per share.
31-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 31 October 2011, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.
31-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
For the first quarter ended September 2011, the Shoprite Group increased total turnover by 10.8%. With total internal inflation at 3.8% this represents real growth of 7%. This compares with turnover growth of 9.7% in the corresponding three months in 2010 when total internal inflation was -1.5% and confirms that consumers remain under great stress due to high levels of personal debt and escalating living expenses. The group's core business, Supermarkets RSA, grew turnover by 10.8% with internal food inflation averaging 4% compared to -1.8% for the corresponding three months in 2010. Its internal level of food inflation remains substantially below the official food inflation index of 7.7% for this period. Although market share information for the food retailing sector is no longer available, management is nevertheless confident that, based on the sector information at its disposal, the group continued to gain market share relative to its main competitors. Its confidence is supported by the increase in basket size ahead of internal inflation and the positive growth in customer numbers. The same pressures that affected South African consumers continued to be evident in the rest of Africa. In constant currencies the turnover growth was virtually the same as in the corresponding period, namely 13.9% compared to 13.5%. Due to the recent weakening of the rand against major African currencies, the increase in rand terms was 12.7% as against 2.1% in 2010. Although the highly competitive environment in which the furniture division traded, remained virtually unchanged, turnover grew 12.9% compared to the three months in 2010 immediately following the World Cup. Other divisions in the Group which include OK Franchise, Medirite and Computicket grew turnover by 7%. Sales have picked up in September and October and management is confident that this trend will continue into the December festive season.
29-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's results for the year ended 30 June 2011, published on 23 August 2011, the annual report was posted on Thursday, 29 September 2011. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published year- end results. The annual general meeting of the members of Shoprite will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 31 October 2011 at the company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.
24-Aug-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that Shoprite is fending off increasing competition from rival food retailers with an aggressive roll out of new stores that created more than 7000 jobs in the past year. New stores planned for this financial year can create a further 9000 jobs. Shoprite, which had a good geographic footprint, was well positioned to maintain its dominant position as its store growth was more aggressive than its competitors. The group said the retail sector faced many challenges including a lacklustre economy, rising unemployment and pressure on the disposable income of consumers due to high household debt. But Shoprite reported gains in profitability due to improved cost controls and efficiency.
23-Aug-2011
(C)
Sale of merchandise for the period increased by 7.3% to R72.3 billion (2010: R67.4 billion). Gross profit rose by 10.7% to R14.7 billion (2010: R13.3 billion) , while operating profit was 15.4% higher than the previous period at R3.9 billion (2010: R3.4 billion) . Profit attributable to owners of the parent increased by 10.7% to R2.5billion (2010: R2.3 billion) . Furthermore, headline earnings per share showed a 11.5% improvement to 507.6cps (2010: 455.4cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 165cps. This brings the total dividend for the year to 253cps .



Prospects

The board does not foresee present market conditions to change materially in the new financial year. Food inflation is expected to rise further although prices are likely to be held in check by the ongoing competition amongst the major food retailers. Competition is expected to further intensify. However, we believe the Group is well equipped to deal with the challenges that will confront it in the new financial year.
08-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 31 August 2011, payable on Monday, 5 September 2011. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 26 August 2011. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 29 August 2011. The record date will be Friday, 2 September 2011.



Preference dividends declared:

*6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 151 of 6 cents per share.

*5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 136 of 5 cents per share.

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 131 of 5 cents per share.

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 129 of 5 cents per share.
02-Aug-2011
(C)
Business Day reported that competition authorities approved the merger between SA's largest food retailer Shoprite and Metcash Trading Africa's franchise stores, subject to employment conditions. Shoprite will acquire the entire shareholding of Metcash Seven Eleven, and part of its Friendly Distribution division. The transaction, which the Competition Commission said was unlikely to lessen competition significantly, was approved by the Competition Tribunal subject to conditions after the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union raised concerns over employment. The sale will be integrated in Shoprite's franchise division.
18-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to June 2011 ("the 2011 reporting period"), a period of 52 weeks, the Group increased total turnover by 7,3% to about R72,3 billion, compared to the corresponding 12 months of 2010 ("the 2010 reporting period") which consisted of 53 weeks. If the additional week of the 2010 reporting period is disregarded, turnover growth was 9,7% and growth on a like-for-like basis, 4,5%. During the 2011 reporting period, internal food inflation averaged -0,1% compared to 2,2% in the 2010 reporting period.



Turnover growth increased in the second half of the year to 10,0% from 9,4% in the first half. This must be viewed against internal food inflation of - 1,6% in the first half and 1,3% in the second half in a very challenging market. The South African Supermarket division, the core operation of the Group, increased sales by 7,2% (9,8% on a 52-week basis). When converted to rands, the turnover of the 114 supermarkets the Group operates outside the borders of South Africa, increased by 2,1% compared to the 2010 reporting period (4,5% on a 52-week basis). At constant currencies, however, these operations grew by 10,2% (12,8% on a 52-week basis).



In a relatively low inflationary environment, the furniture division grew turnover by 1,9% (3,9% on a 52-week basis). The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Shoprite Holdings' auditors. The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on or about Tuesday, 23 August 2011.

24-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Mr J A Louw has been appointed as a member of the audit and risk committee of Shoprite with immediate effect. Mr Louw is an independent non-executive director of Shoprite.
10-Mar-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Shoprite's acquisition of Metcash Trading Africa's franchise stores will help expand the group's footprint The Metcash franchise division includes retail stores under Friendly, Seven Eleven and Price Discount Supermarket.
22-Feb-2011
(C)
Total turnover grew 9.4% from R33.139 billion to R36.259 billion. Operating profit was up 12.8% to R1.8 billion (R1.6 billion). Net attributable profit increased by 11.9% to R1.2 billion (R1.1 billion). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 11.8% to 236.8c (211.9cps).



Dividend

An interim ordinary dividend of 88cps has been declared.



Outlook

In the second half of the financial year, which will consist of 26 trading weeks compared to 27 in the comparative trading period of 2010, no material changes in market conditions are expected. Food inflation is expected to rise, as it has been doing since the start of 2011, as a weakening rand exposes consumers increasingly to the high food prices reigning on overseas markets. Escalating energy and transport costs will further erode the disposable income of consumers. Food prices are, however, expected to be held in check by the strong competition amongst the major food retailers. However, management believes the group is well equipped to deal with the challenges that will confront it in the second half of the year and expects to maintain the level of profitability achieved in the first six months.
11-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 28 February 2011, payable on Monday, 7 March 2011. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 25 February 2011. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 28 February 2011. The record date will be Friday, 4 March 2011.

* 6% cumulative preference shares - Dividend No. 150 of 6 cents per share.

* 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend No. 135 of 5 cents per share.

* Second 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend No. 130 of 5 cents per share.

* Third 5% cumulative preference shares - Dividend No. 128 of 5 cents per share.
11 Jan 2011 08:02:17
(Official Notice)
The group performed satisfactorily for the six months to December 2010, growing turnover by 9.5% to R36.3 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 2.8%. For the month of December sales growth was 11.9%. This performance must be seen against internal deflation of 1.2% for the six-month period. Its supermarket operation in South Africa increased sales by 8.4% and by 3.2% on a like-for-like basis. Due to the continued weakening of most non-RSA currencies against the rand the turnover of the group's non-RSA supermarkets in rand terms increased by only 3.0% and, on a like-for-like basis, by close to 1.0%. At constant currencies a rand turnover growth of 13.5% was achieved. Against the background of a furniture industry that was more unfavourably affected by the current economy than most of the retail sector, the group's furniture division grew sales by 4.3% for the six months. The financial results for the review period will be published on Tuesday, 22 February 2011.
25 Oct 2010 10:58:31
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 25 October 2010, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolution will be submitted for registration with CIPRO in due course.
25 Oct 2010 09:17:17
(Official Notice)
For the first quarter ended September 2010, the Shoprite group grew turnover by 9.7% in a trading environment which showed no improvement from the extremely depressed market conditions that characterised the financial year to June 2010. Supermarkets RSA, the group's core business, grew turnover by 8.5% while internal food inflation averaged -1.5% during this period, to produce real growth of about 10%. Judging by the growth in basket size and the increase in the number of customer transactions, management believes Supermarkets RSA was able to make further gains in local market share, as market share information for the food retailing sector is no longer available, this perceived growth could not be confirmed. The global recession continued to curtail economic growth in Africa while a further surge in the relative strength of the rand placed more pressure on food exports from South Africa and obliged the group to source alternative products elsewhere. In constant currency terms non-RSA sales increased by 13.5% and in rand terms by 2.1%. Nothing has changed in the environment in which the group's furniture division trades with the focus remaining on aggressive discounting in this highly competitive arena. The furniture division succeeded in increasing turnover by 7.2% during the three-month period. Other divisions increased turnover by 46% mainly as a result of the acquisition of Transfarm Pharmaceutical Wholesalers at the end of 2009. Management said stores were being well provisioned for the December festive season which would be the determining factor in the success of the first half of the year.
30 Sep 2010 12:39:19
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's results for the year ended 30 June 2010, published on 24 August 2010, the annual report was posted on Thursday, 30 September 2010. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published year-end results.

The annual general meeting of the members of Shoprite will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 25 October 2010 at the company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.

24 Aug 2010 15:27:20
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement of Shoprite's results for the 53 weeks ended June 2010, released on SENS and are advised that the condensed consolidated preliminary results have been reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc ("the auditors") The auditors' unqualified review opinion is available for inspection at the company's registered office.
24 Aug 2010 09:14:20
(C)
Revenue through sale of merchandise for the period increased by 13.6% to R67.4 billion (2009: R59.3 billion). Gross profit rose by 15.9% to R13.2 billion (2009: R11.4 billion) , while operating profit was 16.3% higher than the previous period at R3.3 billion (2009: R2.9 billion) . Profit attributable to owners of the parent increased by 13.4% to R2.2 billion (2009: R1.9 billion) . Furthermore, headline earnings per share showed a 13.5% improvement to 455.4cps (2009: 401.1cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final dividend of 147 cents (2009: 130 cents) a share. This brings the total dividend for the year to 227 cents per ordinary share (2009: 200 cents).



Prospects

Management does not expect market conditions to change markedly in the months ahead as the country's economic recovery is expected to remain lacking real momentum. With most of the country's major infrastructural projects completed, job losses are expected to continue. Rising input costs are expected to impact food inflation which is bound to start rising in the second half of the new financial year. However, the group expects to continue growing turnover and trading profit at comparable levels and to this end continues to invest in staff development, new stores and infrastructural capabilities.
10 Aug 2010 11:35:53
(Official Notice)
Notice was given that the following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 31 August 2010, payable on Monday, 6 September 2010. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 27 August 2010. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 30 August 2010. The record date will be Friday, 3 September 2010. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 30 August 2010 and Friday, 3 September 2010, both days inclusive.

* 6% Cumulative preference shares : dividend number 149 of 6 cents per share.

* 5% Cumulative preference shares : dividend number 134 of 5 cents per share.

* Second 5% cumulative preference shares : dividend number 129 of 5 cents per share.

* Third 5% cumulative preference shares : dividend number 127 of 5 cents per share.
15 Jul 2010 10:02:40
(Official Notice)
For the twelve months to end June 2010, comprising 53 weeks, the group increased total turnover by 13.6% to about R67.4 billion, compared to the corresponding twelve months of 52 weeks in 2009. If the additional week of the current reporting period is disregarded, turnover growth was 11.1%. Growth on a like- for-like basis was 4.8%. During this period internal food inflation was 2.2% compared to 15.8% during the corresponding twelve months. Turnover growth slowed in the second half of the year to 10.3% from 11.9% in the first half. This must be viewed against internal food inflation that reduced from 4.2% in the first six months to 0.2% in the second.



The South African supermarket division, the core operation of the group, increased sales by 14.6% (12.0% on a 52 week basis). Turnover of the 106 supermarkets the group operates outside the borders of South Africa declined by 2.1% compared to the previous year's growth (4.3% decline on a 52 week basis) due to the strengthening of the rand against the currencies of some of the African countries in which the group trades. At constant currencies, however, these operations grew some 18.0%(15.3% on a 52 week basis). Despite reduced consumer spending on durable goods the furniture division succeeded in growing turnover by 16.7% (14.4% on a 52 week basis) in a relatively low inflationary environment.
01 Jun 2010 09:27:10
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr E C Kieswetter has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of Shoprite with immediate effect.
24 May 2010 13:58:44
(Official Notice)
Mr J G Rademeyer, currently an independent non-executive director of Shoprite, has been appointed as lead independent director to the board of Shoprite with immediate effect.
01 Mar 2010 10:57:29
(Media Comment)
The Sunday Times Business Times reported that Shoprite is considering offering banking services to customers. CE Whitey Basson says the group has entered discussions on how it could bring cheaper banking facilities to South Africans. In this light, the company has grown its complementary services like Computicket, MediRite and Money Market.
23 Feb 2010 10:32:32
(C)
Revenue increased from R29.6 billion to R33.1 billion in 2009. Gross profit increased to R6.3 billion (2008:R5.7 billion) and operating profit increased to R1.6 billion (2008:R1.4 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R1.1 billion (R955 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis increased to 211.90cps (190.40cps).



Dividends per share

An interim result of 80.0 cps was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

Management accepts that due to the depth of the recession, the recovery of the economy will also be a slow process. The relatively lower growth in basket size shows consumers are still struggling with the benefits of lower food inflation cancelled out by the rise in unemployment. Although there are early signs of recovery in certain sectors, past experience has shown that while food retailing is often the last to be affected by a downswing in the economic cycle it is also frequently the last to benefit from any recovery. Although little change in market conditions is therefore expected, management is confident that the group will be able to maintain its position as market leader.
08 Feb 2010 11:59:22
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 28 February 2010, payable on Monday, 8 March 2010.



The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 26 February 2010. Shoprite Holdings Ltd preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 1 March 2010. The record date will be Friday, 5 March 2010. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 1 March 2010 and Friday, 5 March 2010, both days inclusive.

JSE code



6% Cumulative Preference shares

Dividend No.148 of 6 cps.



5% Cumulative Preference shares

Dividend No.133 of 5 cps.



Second 5% Cumulative Preference shares

Dividend No.128 of 5 cps.



Third 5% Cumulative Preference shares

Dividend No.126 of 5 cps.

05 Feb 2010 09:28:37
(Media Comment)
Shoprite had not reached a decision about the future of its sole franchise hypermarket in India, a senior official said yesterday, in response to a report that it was selling its only store outside Africa to Future Group. "Shoprite is currently considering all options regarding the group's current and future involvement in India. No firm decisions have been taken," deputy MD Carel Goosen said. Citing two unidentified people familiar with the development, The Economic Times of India reported that Shoprite was selling its Indian hypermarket to the Future Group, which runs India's largest listed shopping chain, Pantaloon Retail.
13 Jan 2010 08:11:53
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite group performed satisfactorily in the six months to 31 December 2009, growing turnover by 11,9% to R33,1 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 6,4%. This performance must be seen against internal inflation that dropped to under 3% in December 2009. Its supermarket operation in South Africa increased sales by 14,6% and by 9,1% on a like-for-like basis.



Due to the weakening of most non-RSA currencies against the rand the turnover of Shoprite's non-RSA supermarkets in rand terms declined by 4,3% and, on a like-for-like basis, by 9,3%. At constant currencies an acceptable rand turnover growth of 16,3% was achieved.



Against the background of a furniture industry that was more unfavourably affected by the economic downturn, Shoprite's furniture division sales grew by 11,5% for the six months.



The above financial information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite Holding's auditors. The financial results for the review period will be published on Tuesday, 23 February 2010.
06 Nov 2009 16:52:24
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr T R P Hlongwane has retired from the board of Shoprite effective immediately.



26 Oct 2009 11:10:23
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 26 October 2009, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of hareholders.The special resolutions will be submitted for registration with the Registrar of Companies in due course.
26 Oct 2009 10:00:24
(Official Notice)
For the 3 months ending September 2009 the Shoprite group grew turnover by 15,3% and increased market share by 1,6% to its highest level of 31,67%. These results were achieved against the background of the prolonged recession that became increasingly apparent as job losses and shrinking disposable income took a toll on consumers.



The group's non-RSA business achieved a sales growth of 16,5% at a constant rate of exchange. Due to the strengthening of the rand against other African currencies a 4,3% sales growth in rand terms was achieved. The group's furniture

division managed to increase turnover by 8,8%.



Management expect a challenging trading period for the rest of the financial year to June 2010. The current low food inflation and substantially higher cost inflation in expense items is likely to continue.
02 Oct 2009 10:37:58
(Media Comment)
According to Finweek, Shoprite and Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd ("Steinhoff") have been eying each other for some time and there is speculation that a merger or a takeover could be in the offing. A deal looks like it would also be good for shareholders, because despite the two companies having divergent business models they would supplement each other very will. The combined entity could also possibly be worth an estimated 14% more than the current separate market values of the two groups.
30 Sep 2009 11:23:33
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's results for the year ended 30 June 2009, published on 25 August 2009, the annual report was posted on Tuesday, 29 September 2009. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published year end results.



The annual general meeting of the members of Shoprite will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 26 October 2009 at the company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.
25 Aug 2009 09:43:56
(C)
Total turnover increased by 24,5% from R47.65 billion to R59.31 billion due to an excellent performance from all the group's divisions. The growth exceeded internal food inflation, which was higher than the previous financial year. The group continued to sacrifice gross profit, especially in respect of staple foods, to increase customer support and assist lower-income earners. As a result, gross margin reduced from 19.9% to 19.3%. The board has declared a final dividend of 130.0c per share.



Prospects

Management expects trading conditions in the new financial year to be challenging. There is as yet no substantial evidence that South Africa is starting to move out of the recession and even if that were to be the case, such a recovery will take time to work through the economy as a whole. The board is concerned about the increasing number of unemployed people, now at 9 million, and about the Government's ability, in the light of lower tax revenues, to continue supporting the poor through social grants to the extent it does at present. Food inflation is also coming down rapidly and reached 7.4% in July. Nevertheless, management believes that, because of Shoprite's value positioning, the group is still better placed than most to weather the present market conditions and to, once again, achieve satisfactory results.
12 Aug 2009 09:02:58
(Official Notice)
In the light of this requirement, Shoprite hereby states that it expects both basic and fully diluted earnings per share as well as headline earnings per share and diluted headline earnings per share for the twelve months ended June 2009 to be between 25% and 35% higher than those of the corresponding period in 2008. The company's results for the twelve months ended 30 June 2009 are expected to be released on or about 25 August 2009.
11 Aug 2009 09:13:10
(Official Notice)
The following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 31 August 2009, payable on Monday, 7 September 2009. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 28 August 2009. Shoprite Holdings Ltd preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 31 August 2009. The record date will be Friday, 4 September 2009. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 31 August 2009 and Friday, 4 September 2009, both days inclusive :

* 6% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES -- Dividend No 147 of 6c per share.

* 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES -- Dividend No 132 of 5c per share.

* SECOND 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES -- Dividend No 127 of 5c per share.

* THIRD 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES -- Dividend No 125 of 5c per share.
09 Jul 2009 11:42:43
(Official Notice)
Shoprite group increased total turnover by 24,5% to about R59,3 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 19,1%. During this period internal food inflation rose to 15,8% compared to 10,6% during the corresponding 12 months.



Turnover growth slowed in the second half of the year to 21,8% from 27,3%. Management ascribes the slower turnover growth to the increasing pressure on the disposable income of consumers and the lower internal food inflation which reduced from 16,9% in the first six months to 14,7% in the second. The South African supermarket division, the core operation of the Group, increased sales by 22,8%. This division continued its policy of cutting margins on basic foodstuffs to alleviate the impact of food price increases on consumers.



The 102 supermarkets the group operates outside the borders of South Africa grew turnover by 39,9% compared to the previous year. The growth achieved on a like- for-like basis was 36,7%. Lower turnover growth in the second half of the year resulted from the strengthening of the rand against the currencies of some of the countries in which the group trades in Africa. The Franchise Division, trading mainly under the OK banner, reported a turnover increase for the 12 months of 26,6%. Despite reduced consumer spending on durable goods the Furniture Division succeeded in growing turnover by 13,9% in a relatively low inflationary environment.



The financial results for the review period are expected to be published on Tuesday, 25 August 2009.
18 Feb 2009 09:10:06
(C)
Total turnover increased by 27,3% from R23,260 billion to R29,604 billion in 2008, due to the excellent performance from all the divisions. The growth considerably exceeded internal food inflation, which averaged 16,9% for the review period compared to 9,2% in the corresponding six months. Gross profit rose 23.6% to R5.7 billion (2007:R4.7 billion) and operating profit increased 39.5% to R1.4 billion (2007:R1.0 billion). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders surged 48.2% to R955.1 million (R674.7 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis grew 42.5% to reach 190.4cps (133.6cps).



Dividends per share

The board declared an interim dividend of 70c per ordinary share (2007:49c) for the period under review.



Prospects

Despite sales continuing to grow in January at the same rate as in the reporting period, the board does not expect this to be maintained for the remaining five months of the financial year. As a result of the global financial meltdown and a slowdown in world trade, reduced exports will lead to job losses which will impact negatively on business. Although retail markets in Africa to date have given little evidence of being troubled by these developments it is bound to happen as the crisis deepens worldwide. As a board we therefore don't believe the present growth rate is sustainable although we do believe that because of its value positioning the group is better placed than most to weather the storm and to achieve satisfactory results for the remainder of the financial year.
10 Feb 2009 09:27:27
(Official Notice)
In light of the aforementioned requirements, the group expects both earning per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2008 to be between 35% to 45% higher than those of the prior comparative period. The current state of the economy should be considered when projecting the results of the group for the full year. The group results for the six months ended 31 December 2008 are expected to be released on or about 18 February 2009.
09 Feb 2009 14:31:56
(Official Notice)
The following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 28 February 2009:

*Payable on Monday, 9 March 2009.

*The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 27 February 2009.

*Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 2 March 2009.



This applies to the following preference shares:

*6% cumulative preference shares - dividend no 146 of 6cps

*5% cumulative preference shares - dividend no 131 of 5cps

*2nd 5% cumulative preference shares - dividend no 126 of 5cps

*3rd 5% cumulative preference shares - dividend no 124 of 5cps
13 Jan 2009 11:37:10
(Official Notice)
For the six months to 31 December 2008, the group grew turnover by 27.3% to R29.6 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 22%. Its supermarket operation in South Africa increased sales by 24.5% and by 20% on a like-for- like basis. The group's non-RSA business continued to perform ahead of budget growing rand turnover by 54% and, on a like-for-like basis, by 50.3%. The main contributing factor was that most non-RSA currencies strengthened against the rand. The furniture division's sales grew by 13.3% for the six months and are still affected by the higher interest rates as well as low inflation. The financial results for the review period will be published on Wednesday, 18 February 2009.
27 Oct 2008 14:04:29
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that:

*At the annual general meeting of Shoprite held on 27 October 2008, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be submitted for registration with the Registrar of Companies in due course.

*Messrs J J Fouche (non-executive director) and A N van Zyl (director and company secretary), who retired by rotation at the annual general meeting held on 27 October 2008, did not make themselves available for re-election to the board.

*Accordingly, in compliance with JSE Ltd Listing Requirements, shareholders are advised that the resignation of Messrs J J Fouche and A N van Zyl from the board of Shoprite and Mr A N van Zyl as company secretary of Shoprite was effective from 27 October 2008.

*Mr P G du Preez has been appointed as company secretary of Shoprite with immediate effect.
27 Oct 2008 09:00:32
(Official Notice)
In the three months to end September the Shoprite Group continued to grow turnover satisfactorily. Total sales increased by 25.9%, identical to the rate of growth recorded in the same period last year. This enabled the group to grow market share in South Africa by 1.5%. Internal food inflation during the review period rose to 16.5%, double the 8.2% in the corresponding period. In the month of September food inflation eased 0.4% lower than in the preceding two months. Sales in the group's stores outside South Africa increased by 44.5% in rand terms. This growth was affected positively by the weakening of the rand against some of the major African currencies in which it trades. Trading conditions in the furniture sector, characterized by aggressive discounting and virtually nil inflation, continued to be extremely tight. The group's furniture division nevertheless reported a sales increase of 10.2%. The impact of global economic turbulence on the local market, the still high level of food inflation and the volatility of the rand against major trading currencies, make trading predictions for the nine months to June 2009 difficult.
01 Oct 2008 16:36:50
(Official Notice)
Further to Shoprite's results for the year ended 30 June 2008, published on 2 September 2008, the annual report was posted on 29 September 2008. The annual report contains no modifications to the aforementioned published year end results.



The annual general meeting of the members of Shoprite will be held at 09:15 on Monday, 27 October 2008 at the company's head office, Corner William Dabs and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting forming part of the annual report.
02 Sep 2008 08:29:52
(C)
Total turnover increased by 22.3% from R39 billion to R47.7 billion and given the strong growth in turnover and the strictly contained overhead costs within an inflationary environment, trading profit advanced 43.7% to R2.3 billion (R1.6 billion). Operating profit rose by 38.9% to R2.3 billion (R1.7 billion) and net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders improved 45.9% to R1.6 billion (R1.1 billion). In addition, headline earnings grew by 53.7% to 309.9cps (201.6cps).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of 106cps has been declared.



Outlook

Trading conditions are not expected to change materially in the first half of the new financial year. While food inflation continued to rise throughout the review period, Shoprite expects it to reach its peak towards the end of the year. By 24 August the group already had a deflation of 4.9% in the fruit and vegetable business for the month. Global food shortages will, however, remain a reality as competition for available stocks increases. Anticipated higher operating costs are expected to impact on profitability. Turnover growth is projected to slow in anticipation of intensified competition as well as the high growth rate in the number of customer transactions that is not sustainable at present levels. At the same time the board believes that, because of the strong fundamentals of the business, it will continue to perform well in the new financial year albeit not at the same level.
11 Aug 2008 15:41:49
(Official Notice)
Shoprite stated that it expects both basic and fully diluted earnings per share for the twelve months ended June 2008 to be between 40% and 50% higher than those of the corresponding period in 2007. Headline earnings per share and diluted headline earnings per share are expected to be between 45% and 55% higher than those of the prior corresponding period. The company's results for the twelve months ended 30 June 2008 are expected to be released on or about 2 September 2008.
11 Aug 2008 13:18:54
(Official Notice)
The following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 31 August 2008, payable on Monday, 8 September 2008. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 29 August 2008. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex-dividend as from Monday, 1 September 2008. The record date will be Friday, 5 September 2008. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 1 September 2008 and Friday, 5 September 2008, both days inclusive. Dividends declared are as follows:

*6% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 145 of 6cps

*5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 130 of 5 (five) cents per share

*Second 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 125 of 5cps

*Third 5% cumulative preference shares -- dividend no 123 of 5cps
31 Jul 2008 07:51:13
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, a wage dispute at Shoprite's Tanzanian business was continuing. However chief executive Whitey Basson said that staff have returned to work following a one day illegal strike and that negotiations at the loss making subsidiary over pay were continuing. This is not the only problem that Shoprite is facing in Africa. A government official in Zambia has appealed to Shoprite to buy more produce in that country to help develop its faming sector. Shoprite has 100 stores outside South Africa.
07 Jul 2008 10:30:06
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to end June 2008 the Shoprite increased total turnover by 22.3% to about R47.7 billion. Growth on a like-for-like basis was 18.0%. During this period internal food inflation rose to 10.6 % compared to less than 6% during the corresponding 12 months. The financial results for the review period will be published on Tuesday, 02 September 2008.
19 Feb 2008 08:54:58
(C)
Sales of merchandise increased 21.7% to R23.3 billion (R19.1 billion) for the half-year to 31 December 2007. Gross profit rose 21.3% to R4.7 billion (R3.8 billion) and operating profit increased 34.7% to R1 billion (R758.6 million), respectively. Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders surged 48.2% to R674.7 million (R455 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis grew 85.9% to reach 133.6cps (55.5cps).



Dividend

The board declared an interim dividend of 49c per ordinary share (35c), representing a 40% increase.



Prospects

The board does not expect the very good results of the first half of the financial year to be maintained for the full year. Although the food sector does not feel the effects of an economic downturn as immediately or acutely as some other sectors, it is not immune to it. Global pressures are also expected to impact on the local economy and the outlook is bound to worsen further, especially in the short term, particularly as the effects of the present energy crisis are experienced more widely in all sectors, from agriculture to heavy industry. Because of the group's experience of trading in Africa where erratic power supply is the order of the day, it took the precaution in time of providing adequate stand-by power for its outlets in order to operate without interruption.
11 Feb 2008 12:02:04
(Official Notice)
The following preference dividends have been declared for the six months to 29 February 2008, payable on Monday, 10 March 2008. The last day on which shares will trade cum dividend will be Friday, 29 February 2008. Shoprite preference shares will trade ex dividend as from Monday, 3 March 2008. The record date will be Friday, 7 March 2008. Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 3 March 2008 and Friday, 7 March 2008, both days inclusive.



*6% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES (SHP1) ZAE000006672 - Dividend No. 144 of 6 (six) cents per share.

*5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES (SHP2) ZAE000006680 - Dividend No. 129 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*SECOND 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES (SHP3) ZAE000006698 - Dividend No. 124 of 5 (five) cents per share.

*THIRD 5% CUMULATIVE PREFERENCE SHARES (SHP4) ZAE000006706 - Dividend No. 122 of 5 (five) cents per share.
05 Feb 2008 14:51:43
(Official Notice)
Shoprite expects both basic and fully diluted headline earnings per share for the six months ended December 2007 to be between 50% to 60% higher than those of the prior comparative period, on a continued operation basis. Earnings per share and diluted earnings per share are expected to be between 40% and 50% higher than those of the prior comparative period. This improved growth was to some extent influenced by the industrial action during the prior comparative period. Caution should be exercised when projecting the results of the group for the full year in light of the current state of the economy and the effect of the prevailing energy crisis. Shareholders are advised that the above information has not been reviewed or reported on by Shoprite's external auditors. The company's results for the six months ended 31 December 2007 are expected to be released on or about 19 February 2008.
17 Jul 2006 17:02:24
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to 2 July 2006, the Shoprite Group increased turnover by 12.8% to approximately R33.5 billion, compared to the corresponding 12 months of 53 weeks in 2005. If the additional week of the previous reporting period is disregarded, turnover growth was 15.0%. During the reporting period internal food inflation remained below 3% and management is, under those circumstances, satisfied with the turnover growth and the performances of the group's various retail chains. The Shoprite brand, the group's core business, benefited from the increased disposable income available in its target market. Total sales, supported by a 10.6% increase in customer numbers, grew by 14.5% while turnover in existing stores rose 8.1%. The chain opened 28 stores during the year and now operates a total of 286 supermarkets. Brand loyalty and strong growth in its support base enabled the Checkers brand to compete effectively in its market segment. Turnover in existing stores grew by 8.0% and total turnover by 14.2%. During the year 14 new supermarkets and one hyper were opened while one supermarket was closed. Group turnover was supported by the satisfactory growth in the performance of the 90 non-RSA stores, which recorded turnover growth in Rand terms of 20.5%, with the strongest contributions coming from Zambia, Angola and Mozambique. At constant conversion rates, this operation grew by 21.70%. In line with the rest of the furniture industry, growth in the furniture division was somewhat slower than the food division. Turnover in existing stores increased by 7.3% and by 13.8% overall. The market in especially white and brown goods continues to be highly competitive. The results for the 12 months to June 2006 are expected to be published on 16 August 2006.
14 Jul 2006 10:39:38
(Media Comment)
Fin 24 has reported that workers at Shoprite are planning to go on strike after wage negotiations between the retailer and trade union Saccawu failed.
04 Jul 2006 17:05:29
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcements dated 11 April 2006 and 24 May 2006 and are advised that the company is still in discussions which, if successfully concluded, could have an impact on the price at which the company's ordinary shares trade on the JSE. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
24 May 2006 16:41:39
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 11 April 2006 and are advised that the company is still in discussions which, if successfully concluded, could have an impact on the price at which the company's ordinary shares trade on the JSE. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
20 Apr 2006 12:09:49
(Media Comment)
Giving its opinion on the cautionary announcement released by Shoprite, Financial Mail is of the view that Brait has made an offer to buy the group's total issued share capital for a 20% premium on its share price, being R26.00 per share.
18 Apr 2006 10:03:54
(Media Comment)
Shoprite's share price rose to a 8.2% high on 13 April 06. Business Day noted speculation that management may buy out minorities and delist the company as a reason for the rise.
13 Apr 2006 10:15:50
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Shoprite's share price reached a record high of R23.90 on 12 April 06 and closed 7.05% higher on the day. Speculations are that there may be a takeover by foreign players or that the group may sell out to a BEE company. The newspaper also reported that there could also be a possibility that Shoprite's management might buy out minority shareholders and delist.
11 Apr 2006 17:06:12
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company is in discussions which, if successfully concluded, could have an impact on the price at which the company's ordinary shares trade on the JSE. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
22 Feb 2006 10:09:59
(C)
Revenue rose 9.2% to R16.9 billion (R15.5 billion) and a trading profit of R560.9 million was 25,3% higher on a 26-week comparable basis. Turnover growth outstripped cost increases and the benefits of the groups improved operating systems, better ranging and product availability increasingly benefited the bottom line. The trading margin of 3.3% was slightly softer than the 3.4% for the 27 weeks of the corresponding reporting period. If the extra week is disregarded, the trading margin in the comparative period was 3.0%. In December 2005 the rand exchange rate against the US dollar was R6.37 compared to R5.69 in December 2004 and R6.73 in June 2005. In accordance with IFRS only the exchange rate losses on short-term loans and cash balances are reflected in the income statement, while foreign currency translation differences and exchange rate losses on long term loans are taken on to the balance sheet. The net result is that the group suffered an exchange rate loss of R28.7 million as against a loss of R14.1 million in the corresponding period. Profit for the period decreased 0.6% to R349.95 million (R351.97 million) with headline earnings growing to 66.6cps (64.6cps).



Dividend

The increase to 27cps in the dividend declared flows from the board's previous decision to reduce dividend cover to 2 times for the full financial year.



Prospects

Retail is expected to gain considerably from the R13.5 billion tax concessions announced in the Budget and which would benefit primarily the lower and middle income groups. This is over and above the Government's recently announced R400 billion investment in infrastructure which again will first and foremost benefit these sectors of the population. The board is looking with confidence to the second half of the year expecting turnover and profit growth patterns to at least continue at present levels.
10 Jan 2006 15:43:58
(Official Notice)
15 Nov 2005 11:52:30
(Media Comment)
The Competition Tribunal has approved Shoprite's acquisition of Foodworld, which has a R400m-R500m annual turnover. Business Day noted that the deal was for an undisclosed amount.
01 Nov 2005 18:04:09
(Official Notice)
The Shoprite group and Media24 announced that the Shoprite Group of companies has acquired the entire issued share capital of Computicket (Pty) Ltd from Media24. The transaction was subject to the approval of the Competition Commission and is now secured. Computicket is the leading ticketing business operating in various outlets in South Africa, providing ticketing services to promoters and agents in the entertainment industry. Commenting on the acquisition Brian Weyers, marketing manager of the Shoprite group, says Shoprite's existing ticketing business, managed from its Money Market Counters, is well complimented with the Computicket business. "The acquisition has the potential in future to utilize the store infrastructure of the Shoprite and Checkers outlets to increase the ticketing distribution outlets of Computicket from the current 90 to almost 500, which will ensure increased convenience to the public to obtain their tickets for events. "We are excited to offer this service now to a much broader base of consumers, who previously were not within reach of Computicket to benefit from their service. Our store-reach will certainly make it available to most South Africans across a wider group of LSM's. "The Shoprite group is looking forward to build on the business and grow it to include even more electronically advanced services to benefit our customers."
28 Oct 2005 13:07:37
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that Shoprite would be opening its first store in Nigeria on 31 September 05. According to Shoprite the group would continue to expand their operations in the rest of Africa where it was already trading, starting with Tanzania and Madagascar. The company is also planning to launch a store in the Democratic Republic of Congo as soon as its banking and information technology systems are stabilised.

27 Oct 2005 12:00:26
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Shoprite held today, 27 October 2005, all resolutions were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.
27 Oct 2005 10:06:08
(Official Notice)
In the first three months of the 2006 financial year the group increased total turnover by 11.8% on a comparable basis, continuing the sales trend that characterised the 2005 financial year. Although food inflation increased marginally it remained well below the CPI with many staple products selling at prices below those of a year ago. Operating profit and operating margins for the group were on budget. All three of the group's FMCG chains - Shoprite, Checkers and Usave - returned solid growth, with Shoprite in particular reporting increases in basket size and the number of customer transactions. The group's market share increased marginally. In line with the rest of the furniture sector, the furniture division is starting to reflect the slow-down in consumer spending with a turnover growth of 13.9% . The group's non-RSA operations recorded sales growth of 12.9% in rand terms and 16.0% in stable currencies. In the first three months of the 2006 financial year 8 supermarkets and 5 Usave outlets were opened. A further 32 stores will be opened by the end of December. Of these, 20 will be located within South Africa and 12 outside its borders. The opening of 34 own stores has thus far been confirmed for the second half of the financial year. The group is confident that the growth trend of the first quarter will continue in the second quarter. A decision by government to curb consumer spending by increasing interest rates could lower such expectations. In that case the sale of durable and semi-durable goods would be affected more than that of foods as the lower income groups tend to be less affected by such changes.
20 Oct 2005 12:11:36
(Media Comment)
Shoprite, in partnership with seta would be employing one thousand people on a retail training programme for a period of one year. According to Business Report the group would invest R30 million in the learnership program and would offer 900 of these employees permanent jobs in the company. Four percent of those employed are expected to be disabled persons.

20 Sep 2005 16:41:17
(Official Notice)
With effect from 19 September 2005, the following directors and alternative directors have been appointed:

Directors

Mr Etienne Lourens Nel

Mr Aubrey Errol Karp



Alternative directors

Mr Jacob Daniel Wiese, alternative to Dr CH Wiese

Mr Jacob Adrian Louw Basson, alternative to Mr JW Basson

Mr Marius Bosman, alternative to Mr CG Goosen

Mr Pieter Christiaan Engelbrecht, alternative to Mr BR Weyers
24 Aug 2005 10:41:42
(C)
17 Aug 2005 14:18:03
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading update released on SENS on Thursday, 14 July 2005, and are advised that headline earnings per share for the 53-week trading period to 3 July 2005 are expected to be 40% to 50% higher than for the 52 weeks of the previous financial year. This resulted mainly from the longer trading period and a decrease in exchange differences. Further details will be provided when Shoprite`s results for the trading period ended 3 July 2005 are published on or about 24 August 2005.
17 Aug 2005 09:17:46
(Official Notice)
SAICA has recently issued a circular, number 7/2005 explaining the requirements of IAS17 (AC105) - Leases in respect of operating leases which include fixed rental increases. In the process of adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (`IFRS`) it has become apparent that in South Africa lease expenditure and income with fixed rental increases have generally been applied on a basis inconsistent with that of international practice. IAS 17(AC105) states that lease payments/income should be recognised as an expense/income on a straight- line basis over the lease term unless another systematic basis is more representative of the time pattern of the user`s benefit. Many South African lessees and lessors have recognised rental expenses and income, based on the cash flows as set out in the lease agreement. This was done on the basis that it was considered that the increased cash flows arose as a result of the increased benefits arising from the leased asset. It is now considered that the definition of `user`s benefit` is only affected by factors which impact the physical usage of the property. The adoption of the straight- line method results in a similar impact on the income statement in each reporting period irrespective of the fact that cash flows differ. In the case of a lessee with aggregate leases tending towards the beginning of the lease terms, this would result in a charge to the income statement higher than the cash flows, giving rise to a lease accrual. Aggregate leases tending towards the end of the lease terms would result in a lower charge to the income statement with a concomitant release of the accrual.



Shoprite have assessed the impact of the change in interpretation of the statement and the adoption of the straight-line method and have advised that there will be no material impact on earnings per share and headline earnings per share of the financial results to be released for the year ended June 2005. For the comparative year ended June 2004, headline earnings per share will be restated by 1.1c, from 79.9cps to 81cps. The impact of the lease accrual on opening retained income at 1 July 2004 is a negative R385m. As the change in interpretation has no cash impact, it will have no effect on the cash distribution declaration. The full accounting impact of the change will be provided in the financial results issued on the 24 August 2005.
14 Jul 2005 13:41:32
(Official Notice)
For the 12 months to 3 July 2005, comprising 53 weeks, the Shoprite group increased turnover by 12% to approximately R29.8bn, compared to the corresponding 12 months of 52 weeks in 2004. If the additional week of the current reporting period is disregarded, turnover growth was 9.5%. All other comparatives contained in this trading statement have been calculated on the basis of a 52-week period. Despite the fact that the group internal food inflation ranged from deflation to +0,5%, management is satisfied with the turnover growth and the increase in market share.



The Shoprite brand, the group`s core business, benefited from the increased disposal income available in its target market. Total sales, supported by a 5.6% increase in customer numbers, grew by 10.8% while turnover in existing stores rose 7.7%.



The Checkers brand held it`s own in a fiercely contested sector despite a large number of opposition stores being opened in the higher LSM sector during the reporting period. Turnover in existing stores grew by 6.1% and total turnover by 7.4%. Six new stores were opened while one Hyper store was closed.



Group turnover was unfavourably affected by the performance of the 93 non-RSA stores due to the negative impact of the strong rand. At constant conversion rates, the non-RSA operation grew by 15.5%.



In line with the rest of the industry, growth in the furniture division decelerated during the second half of the year but remains satisfactory. Turnover in existing stores increased by 13.1% and by 15.6% overall. The market in especially white and brown goods continues to be highly competitive.



The results for the 12 months to June 2005 are expected to be published on 24 August 2005.
06-Oct-2017
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Shoprite is an investment holding company whose combined subsidiaries constitute the largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail operation on the African continent.



Shoprite operates a total of 2 301 corporate (owned) and 388 franchise stores and 19 trusted brands. Shoprite provides employment to 143 802 people across their operations in 15 countries from Cape Town to Accra and the Indian Ocean islands.


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