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08-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, following the release of the Group's unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2017, a presentation will be given to certain analysts. A copy of the presentation will be made available on the Santova website at www.santova.com
30-Oct-2017
(C)
Revenue after net interest income for the interim period decreased to R158.2 million (R159.8 million). Operating profit grew to R46.5 million (R45.3 million). Profit for the period attributable to equity holders was higher at R32.8 million (R29 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased to 20.69cps (18.40cps).



Outlook

The Group will continue to build on the platform set by the strong organic growth achieved in the first half of the financial year whilst also continuing to seek new investment opportunities in key regions internationally. The diversification across geographies, currencies and business activities are conducive to sustainable quality earnings going forward. Whilst difficult to forecast in this complex economic climate, the Board is optimistic that the Group can continue to achieve meaningful growth in profits in the second half of the 2018 financial year.

10-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a reasonable degree certainty exists over Group earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2017 and the Company is therefore in a position to issue this voluntary trading statement in terms of Section 3.4 (b) of the JSE Listings Requirements.



Accordingly, the Board announces that Santova expects Group headline earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2017 to be between R31.8 million and R33.3 million, which is 10% to 15% higher than the R28.9 million reported in the previous corresponding period. This will in turn translate into headline earnings per share of between 20.24 and 21.16 cents per share, which is 10% to 15% higher than the 18.40 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period.



This growth in earnings is particularly pleasing as it is underpinned by strong organic growth in profit from the Group?s logistics operations during this period, which was generated from both its South African and International operations. The results demonstrate the benefits of the Group?s core strategy of diversification and expansion of its international footprint, with in excess of 65% of profit now coming from the offshore operations. In addition, had it not been for the strengthening of the South African Rand over this period, the Group?s overall results would have benefitted much more favourably from the translation of its foreign earnings.



The Group?s basic earnings per share for the same period are expected to be between 20.27 and 21.19 cents per share, which is 10% to 15% higher than the 18.43 cents per share reported in the previous corresponding period.



The Company?s interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2017 are expected to be published on SENS on or before 30 October 2017.
27-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of Santova announced that Santova International Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Santova, has acquired the remaining 25% minority interest in Santova Logistics (Pty) Ltd., Australia (?Santova Australia?). Santova Australia, which is based in Sydney, was founded in 1998 and specialises in customs brokerage, trade facilitation and international freight forwarding. Santova acquired the 75% majority interest in Santova Australia from the original founder of the business in March 2009, with the 25% minority interest being acquired at the time by Patent International Co. Ltd., the Group?s Agent in China.



Rationale

Santova Australia has over the recent financial years established itself as a niche logistics provider in a number of local industry sectors and as a result, has seen steady growth in profitability. The acquisition of the remaining 25% minority interest in Santova Australia facilitates the further expansion and development of the Group?s presence in the region.



Consideration

The total purchase consideration for the remaining 25% minority interest in Santova Australia is AUD1.1 million payable in cash upon the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent. The payment will be funded from the Group?s internal cash resources.



The acquisition is expected to have an immediate positive impact on the Group?s results in the current financial period through a significant reduction in profit attributable to non-controlling interest.



Categorisation

Due to the fact that the above purchase consideration is less than 5% of the company?s market capitalisation, it is thus neither a category 1 nor a category 2 transaction as defined in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements. However, the board of Santova considers it prudent to inform shareholders of this acquisition and thus has issued this voluntary announcement.
25-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
The Board of Directors of Santova Limited wish to advise shareholders that at the Board meeting held prior to the Annual General Meeting on 24 July 2017 Mr ESC Garner, who joined the Board in June 2008 and was appointed Chairman shortly thereafter, advised that it was his intention to step down as Chairman of the Board after a tenure spanning nearly 10 years, a period which saw Santova transform from a South African clearing and forwarding business into a sophisticated international logistics service provider.



The Board thanks Mr Garner for his leadership and guidance during his tenure as Chairman and is pleased to announce that Mr Garner will remain on the Board as a non-executive director and so his invaluable expertise and experience will not be lost to Santova.



The Board is also pleased to announce that Mr WA Lombard, who also joined the Board at the same time as Mr Garner and has been Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee since that time, has succeeded Mr Garner as Chairman of the Santova Board. As a result of the change in Chairman of the Board, Mr AD Dixon has been appointed chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee; Mr ESC Garner takes on chairmanship of the Remuneration Committee, Mr E Ngubo takes over from Mr Dixon as chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee and Mr WA Lombard also takes on the role of Chairman of the Nominations Committee.



25-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Santova Ltd. hereby advises that at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders of Santova held on 24 July 2017 the following resolutions, as set out in the notice of Annual General Meeting which was incorporated in the Annual Integrated Report distributed to shareholders on 31 May 2017, were duly approved by the requisite majority of votes. In this regard, Santova confirms the voting statistics from the AGM as follows:



Shareholders are advised that:

*the total number of shares in issue as at the date of the AGM was 159 709 045 shares;

*the total number of shares that were represented by shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual General meeting was 71 239 031 shares being 44.61% of the total number of shares in issue.



03-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the dividend announcement for the year ended 28 February 2017, published on SENS on 18 May 2017 in which a Cash Dividend with the option to elect to receive a Scrip Distribution Alternative was declared.



Shareholders representing 38.76% or 61 438 392 of the total ordinary shares currently in issue elected to receive the Scrip Distribution Alternative, as a result 1 211 549 new scrip distribution shares are to be issued, representing approximately 0.76% of the current issued ordinary share capital of the Company, with the balance of shareholders receiving the cash dividend of 6.25 cents per share, totalling R6 066 194.



The maximum number of 3 120 640 ordinary shares that could have been elected by shareholders to be received as part of the scrip distribution alternative were provisionally listed on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, and accordingly 1 909 091 ordinary shares will be delisted on or about Wednesday, 5 July 2017.



Ordinary share certificates are to be posted on Monday, 3 July 2017, and electronic funds transfers, CSDP or broker accounts will likewise be credited/updated on the same day.





29-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the dividend announcement for the year ended 28 February 2017, published on SENS on 18 May 2017 in which a Cash Dividend with the option to elect to receive a Scrip Distribution Alternative was declared.



The ratio applicable to the Scrip Distribution entitlement was announced on SENS on 18 May 2017, being 1.972 Scrip Distribution shares for every 100 ordinary Santova shares held on the Record Date, being Friday, 30 June 2017.



If the application of this ratio gives rise to a fraction of an ordinary Santova share (fractional entitlement), such fraction will be rounded down to the nearest whole number, resulting in allocations of whole ordinary Santova shares and a cash payment for the fraction.



In accordance with the requirements of the JSE Ltd., the cash payment has been determined with reference to the volume weighted average price of an ordinary Santova share traded on the JSE on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 (being the day on which ordinary Santova shares began trading 'ex' the entitlement to receive the Cash Dividend or Scrip Distribution Alternative), discounted by 10%. This fractional entitlement payment may have tax implications for shareholders and for South African resident shareholders it may be subject to South African dividend withholding tax at a rate of 20%, unless the shareholder is exempt.



Shareholders are accordingly advised that the basis applicable in determining the cash payment for the fractional entitlement is 295.93951 cents (328.82168 cents, discounted by 10%) or 236.75161 cents, net of applicable dividend withholding tax.



Example of fractional entitlement:

Assuming that a shareholder holds 100 ordinary shares at the close of business on the Record Date and elects to receive the Scrip Distribution Alternative in respect of all of their shareholding. Applying the rounding principles, the shareholder will receive 1 Scrip Distribution share in respect of the 100 ordinary shares held and a cash payment for the fractional entitlement of 0.972 x 295.93951 = 287.65320 cents, resulting in a net after tax cash payment of 230.12256 cents, unless the shareholder is exempt.



The salient dates and times announced on 18 May 2017 remain unchanged.



21-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's annual B-BBEE compliance report is available on the company website at www.santova.com.

20-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Trading on the JSE in the Strate environment does not permit fractions and fractional entitlements. Accordingly, where a Shareholder?s entitlement to new Santova ordinary shares calculated in accordance with the formula detailed in the SENS issued on 18 May 2017 gives rise to a fraction of a new ordinary share, such fraction of a new ordinary share will be rounded down to the nearest whole number, resulting in allocations of whole ordinary shares and a cash payment for the fraction.



In accordance with paragraph 18.1(o) of the JSE listing requirements, the applicable cash payment will be determined with reference to the VWAP of an ordinary Santova share traded on the JSE on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, (being the day on which an ordinary Santova share begins trading ?ex? the entitlement to receive the Cash Dividend or the Scrip Distribution alternative), discounted by 10%. The applicable cash payment, together with the application of Dividend Withholding Tax to such payment, will be announced and detailed on SENS on Thursday, 29 June 2017.
31-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Annual Integrated Report and detailed Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 28 February 2017 are available on the Company?s website www.santova.com. The Annual Integrated Report has been posted to shareholders today, 31 May 2017, and contains no modifications to the audited results as published on SENS on 17 May 2017.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Monday, 24 July 2017 at 16H30 to transact business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting forms part of the 2017 Annual Integrated Report.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded as such in the securities register of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 14 July 2017. The last date to trade to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Tuesday, 11 July 2017.
25-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Santova published two announcements on SENS on 17 May 2017 and 18 May 2017 advising shareholders that the board of Santova had declared a Cash Dividend of 6.25 cents per share with the election to receive 1.972 non-renounceable capitalisation issue shares for every 100 Santova ordinary shares in lieu of the Cash Dividend (?the Scrip Distribution Alternative?), to be paid or issued to shareholders recorded in the register of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 30 June 2017.



Further to that announcement, shareholders are hereby advised that a circular containing full details regarding the announcement, the terms of the Scrip Distribution Alternative and incorporating a Form of Election for use by certificated Shareholders only who wish to accept the Scrip Distribution Alternative, has been posted to Shareholders today, 25 May 2017.



The Circular will also be available on the Santova website at www.santova.com. This document is

important and requires your immediate attention, if you are in any doubt as to what action to take, please immediately consult your broker, Central Securities Depository Participant (?CSDP?), banker, attorney, accountant, tax or other professional advisor.
19-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the SENS issued on 17 May 2017 the company clarifies that the ratio of entitlement in respect of the election to receive non-renounceable capitalisation issue shares is 1.972 for every 100 Santova shares and not 0.01972 as previously announced.



Shareholders are referred to the circular to be posted on or about Thursday 25 May 2017 to shareholders, which will provide shareholders with full information on the cash dividend and the scrip distribution alternative and contains a detailed table demonstrating the number of capitalisation issue shares a shareholder will be entitled to.



17-May-2017
(C)
Revenue increased to R299.0 million (2016: R266.2 million). Operating profit was higher at 96.8 million (2016: R70.8 million). Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent grew to R62.8 million (2016: R48.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share were 39.89 cents per share (2016: 34.58 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared a final gross dividend of 6.25 cents (2016: 5.50 cents) per ordinary share, payable in cash out of income reserves for the year ended 28 February 2017 to ordinary shareholders.



Company outlook

Looking forward, there are four priorities on which the group is focused:

*Acquisitions: further entrenching our business offshore through one or two acquisitions that are located on strategic trade routes, enabling the continued diversification of the Group in terms of geographic regions, currencies, industries and services;

*Technology: the migration of the Group onto next generation information and communication technologies (Tradenav?) which will facilitate the faster processing of data, easier retrieval of information, elimination of errors and efficiency in the time it takes to complete a shipment;

*Advanced supply chain services: the continued deployment of advanced client - centric supply chain services and solutions throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, particularly the Netherlands and Germany; and

*Talent pool: investing in, developing and cultivating dedicated, skilled, and knowledgeable employees (internationally) who are attuned to the Group?s entrepreneurial culture and knowledge intensive business model.

17-May-2017
(Official Notice)
17-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that following the release of the group's preliminary audited results for the year ended 28 February 2017, a presentation will be given to certain analysts and a copy of the presentation will be made available on the Santova website at www.santova.com at approximately 4.30pm.

01-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that following the release of the Groups interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2016, a presentation will be given to certain analysts and a copy of the presentation will be made available on the Santova website at www.santova.com.
01-Nov-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew to R159.8 million (R120.9 million). Operating profit jumped to R45.3 million (R31.5 million). Profit for the period attributable to equity holders was higher at R29.0 million (R22.5 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased to 18.40cps (16.47cps).



Outlook

The World Trade Organization, in its most recent September 2016 market update, states that ?certain trade-related indicators have improved, including export orders and container port throughput, but overall momentum in trade remains weak? and concludes that the expected rate of growth in world merchandise trade volumes and real GDP for 2016 would result in ?the slowest pace of trade and output growth since the financial crisis?.



Within the context of this environment internationally, more importantly the socio-eco-political uncertainties facing South Africa, it is difficult to anticipate or predict what the remaining six-month period will deliver. However, the board is confident that the Group?s international diversification and its differentiated logistics strategy, underpinned by the use of its technology, will hold it in good stead going forward.
13-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a reasonable degree certainty exists over Group earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2016 and the company is in a position to issue this voluntary trading statement in terms of Section 3.4 (b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd.



Accordingly, the board announced that Santova expects Group normalised headline earnings for the six months ended 31 August 2016 to be between R27.7 million and R29.8 million, which is 30% to 40% higher than the R21.3 million reported in the previous corresponding period. This will in turn translate into normalised headline earnings per share of between 17.97 and 18.76 cents per share, which is 15% to 20% higher than the 15.63 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period. When considering the current state of the local economy and the international logistics market which has seen weaker trade volumes, over- supply of shipping capacity and depressed freight rates, these results demonstrate a strong level of resilience from within the Group and the continued benefits from the Group's offshore diversification strategy.



The Group's basic earnings per share for the same period are expected to be between 18.11 and 18.93 cents per share, which is 10% to 15% higher than the 16.46 cents per share reported in the previous corresponding period.



In addition, shareholders are advised that Santova expects Group headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2016 to be between 18.12 and 18.94 cents per share, which is 10% to 15% higher than the 16.47 cents per share reported in the previous corresponding period.



The company's interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2016 are expected to be published on SENS on or before 1 November 2016.
27-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders of Santova held on 26 July 2016 all the resolutions, as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which was incorporated in the Annual Integrated Report distributed to shareholders on 31 May 2016, were duly approved by the requisite majority of votes.
31-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Annual Integrated Report and detailed Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 29 February 2016 are available on the company's website www.santova.com. The Annual Integrated Report has been posted to shareholders today, 31 May 2016, and contains no modifications to the audited results as published on SENS on 18 May 2016.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting forms part of the 2016 Annual Integrated Report.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded as such in the securities register of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 15 July 2016. The last date to trade to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Tuesday, 12 July 2016.



19-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the presentation to the Investment Analyst Society is available on the Santova corporate website at www.santova.com
18-May-2016
(C)
Revenue for the year jumped to R278.7 million (R224.2 million). Operating profit shot up to R70.8 million (R54.1 million). Profit attributable to equity holders was higher at R48.7 million (R38.5 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased to 34.58 cents per share (31.00 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared a final gross dividend of 5.50 cents (4.25 cents) per ordinary share, payable out of income reserves for the year ended 29 February 2016 to ordinary shareholders.



Looking forward

Smart, client-centric, flexible and rapid response supply chain services and solutions are in demand. With the growing economic inter-dependence of countries worldwide, through increasing cross-border trade and widespread diffusion of technology, the Group will continue to leverage off the opportunities that present themselves.



In times of increased competition, client retention is a priority. Santova will continue to ensure that its capabilities are valued by the market and that a management-performance system and scorecard, focusing on the leading indicators that drive the three key strategic objectives, is the responsibility of strong leadership practices at every level of the Group. Santova will also seek and leverage off the business opportunities that always accompany economic downturns ? after all the Santova Group was born and developed during flat economic times.



Finally, Santova will be unrelenting in its pursuit of continued diversification in terms of geographic regions, currencies, industries, products and services whilst at all times striving for greater growth, innovation, efficiency and effectiveness.
20-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
01-Dec-2015
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day Santova reported a 44% of its operating profit for the six months to end-August was earned outside SA as its international expansion strategy paid off in a weak rand environment. CEO Glen Gerber said the company's performance in certain international markets had enhanced overall profitability. The regions that performed well for Santova were the Netherlands (profits up 65% to R6.9 million) and Australia (profits up almost threefold to R2.2 million).
30-Nov-2015
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R125.8 million (2014: R116.5 million), operating profit rose to R33.8 million (2014: R27.5 million), while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was higher at R22.5 million (2014: R17.3 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 16.47 cents per share (2014: 15.47 cents per share).



Outlook

Following the pattern set in the first half of the 2016 financial year, the strong contribution towards Group results from the foreign operations is expected to continue in the second half of the year, whilst within South Africa conditions are expected to remain challenging due to the economic climate and low levels of economic growth. However, the Board is confident that whilst strong 'head winds' in the South African economy may prevail in the second half of the 2016 financial year, the Group is well positioned to manage and capitalise on the challenges and opportunities that may present themselves as this region enters into its traditional peak trading season.
27-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
27-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova has concluded a general issue of shares for cash in compliance with paragraph 5.52 of the JSE Listings Requirements and in terms of the general authority to issue shares for cash granted by Shareholders to the Directors at the Company's Annual General Meeting held on 28 July 2015.



The shares issued in terms of this general issue were subscribed for by Westbrooke Capital Management and other public shareholders as follows:

*Number of securities issued - 16 244 668

*Average Issue price - R3.16

*Proceeds from the issue - R51 282 200

*Average discount to 30 day volume weighted average traded price over the 30 days prior to agreement date - 5.2%



Shareholders are further advised that the proceeds received by Santova from this general issue of shares for cash will be used to fund working capital, to reduce debt and to fund future planned offshore expansion.
24-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are referred to the special resolution tabled and approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 28 July 2015, authorising directors in terms of Section 45 of the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 ("the Act") to provide direct or indirect financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related to or inter-related to the company. In terms of Section 45(2) of the Act, the board has authorised the company to:

* Provide a suretyship in respect of the liability of one of its subsidiaries to Nedbank Ltd. in the normal course of business in the amount of R192 million; and

* Provide approval for two of its subsidiaries to provide a suretyship in respect of a liability of the company to Nedbank Ltd. in the normal course of business in the amount of R60 million.



The board has confirmed that, after considering the reasonably foreseeable financial circumstances of the company, it is satisfied that, immediately after it provided such financial assistance, the company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test, as contemplated in terms of Section 4 of the Act and that the terms under which such financial assistance was given were fair and reasonable to the company. Shareholders are advised that the guarantees provided for the subsidiary exceed 1/10th of 1% of the company's net worth as at the approval date of the provision of the guarantee.
11-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova expects basic earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2015 to be between 15.81 and 17.08 cents per share, which is between 25% and 35% higher than the 12.65 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period.



In addition, Group headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2015 are expected to be between 15.47 and 17.02 cents per share, which is between 0% and 10% higher than the 15.47 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period.



Furthermore, the Board feels it is important to note that headline earnings per share reported in the previous two corresponding interim reporting periods had been materially increased by the once-off inclusion of fair value gains arising on the subsequent re-measurement of contingent purchase considerations in each of those periods. The Board is of the opinion that such fair value gains are not 'normally relating to the operating/trading activities' of the company and as such should not be included in the calculation of headline earnings. Therefore it recommends that the computation and comparison of normalised headline earnings per share, after the elimination of the once-off effect of these items, is a more appropriate basis for the measurement of the actual operating/trading performance from on-going operations by Santova in this period.



Thus shareholders are advised that Santova expects Group normalised headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2015 to be between 14.81 and 15.87 cents per share, which is between 40% and 50% higher than the normalised headline earnings of 10.58 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



The company's interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2015 are expected to be published on SENS on or before 30 November 2015.
22-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 9 September 2015 shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress, which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
09-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the Company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Company's securities until a further announcement is made.
21-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of Santova is pleased to announce that Santova Administration Services (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Santova, has acquired 100% of the shares in Jet-Freight Services Limited, Mauritius ("Jet- Freight"). Jet-Freight is a licenced freight forwarding and customs clearing agent incorporated in 1992 and based in Port Louis, Mauritius.



Rationale

The acquisition of Jet-Freight is part of Santova's stated strategy to expand its footprint internationally. This office will offer the Santova Group's existing client base immediate access to the global market in regard to procurement, value add services at source and leading end-to-end supply chain management solutions in Mauritius. In addition it will present significant opportunities from Mauritius's membership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).



Categorisation

The transaction is neither a category 1 nor 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, however, the board deems it appropriate to inform shareholders of this strategic acquisition for Santova.



The effective date of the acquisition will be 1 July 2015 and the purchase price will be settled fully in cash.



The acquisition is expected to have a positive impact on the Group's results, however the full effects of this will only be felt in future financial periods and will not materially affect the Group's results for the 2016 financial year end.



Establishment of a new branch in Ghana

Shareholders are referred to the commentary contained in the Santova 2015 Annual Integrated Report, posted to shareholders on 29 May 2015, announcing the imminent opening of an office in Ghana.



The of Santova is pleased to announce that W.M. Shipping Ltd. (United Kingdom), a wholly owned subsidiary of Santova, has received approval for the registration of an "external company" or branch office with the Registrar of Companies in Ghana. In addition a new regional head has been employed and the office commenced operations in August 2015. This branch office will provide the Group with an important foothold in West Africa from which to spearhead its expansion into this region.
29-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
At the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders of Santova held on 28 July 2015 the following resolutions, as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting which was incorporated in the Annual Integrated Report distributed to shareholders on 29 May 2015, were duly approved by the requisite majority of votes.
29-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Annual Integrated Report and detailed Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 28 February 2015 are available on the company's website www.santova.com. The Annual Integrated Report will be posted to shareholders today, 29 May 2015, and contains no modifications to the audited results as published on SENS on 14 May 2015.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting forms part of the 2015 Annual Integrated Report.



The record date for shareholders to be recorded as such in the securities register of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 24 July 2015. The last date to trade to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 17 July 2015.
19-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that following the release of the results for the year ended 28 February 2015, the presentation made to analysts is available on the Santova website at www.santova.com.



15-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared a final gross dividend of 4.25 cents (2014: 3.25 cents) per ordinary share, payable out of income reserves for the year ended 28 February 2015 to ordinary shareholders in accordance with the timetable below.



Timetable:

*Declaration date Thursday, 14 May 2015

*Last day to trade cum-dividend Friday, 17 July 2015

*Shares commence trading ex-dividend Monday, 20 July 2015

*Record date Friday, 24 July 2015

*Dividend payment date Monday, 27 July 2015



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 20 July 2015 and Friday, 24 July 2015, both dates inclusive.

15-May-2015
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report the European economy represented a great opportunity for Santova despite it being a delicate and difficult economy to predict. Glen Gerber, the chief executive said the group planned to roll-out and leverage off its technology and sophisticated software packages in this region in the near future, which would ensure the group derived quality diversified revenue streams. Mr Gerber added that Santova's strategic global presence and diversification in terms of geographies, currencies, industries, products and services had served the group well.
14-May-2015
(C)
Revenue for the year jumped to R237.0 million (R214.4 million). Operating profit grew to R61.7 million (R51.8 million). Profit attributable to equity holders increased to R38.5 million (R30.6 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was higher at 31.00cps (24.77cps).



The future

As companies continue seeking worldwide sourcing and distributing of products in multiple markets, they will require extensive sophisticated operational and logistics solutions across geographies. In these circumstances, Santova is well placed to leverage off a borderless and integrated world economy which is driven by globalisation and technological advancements. Through being extremely client-centric in our approach, the company is able to capitalise on its international offices, systems and processes by integrating and managing activities into key supply chain processes rather than simply managing individual functions. This capability or offering is beyond that of the traditional Customs Clearing and Forwarding business model which most importers and exporters are accustomed to.
05-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS published on 12 November 2014 announcing the acquisition of Masterfreight Internationale Spedition GmbH ("Masterfreight"), a freight forwarding and clearing agent based in Frankfurt, Germany focused on air freight imports and exports.



The Board of Santova is pleased to announce the expansion of Masterfreight through the establishment of a new office in Hamburg, Germany effective 1 April 2015, which will be focused on sea freight imports and exports. This expansion is part of the Group's strategy to establish sea and air freight capabilities in all major transportation gateways throughout Europe.



Strategic acquisition of AEMC Trading Agency, South Africa



The Board of Santova is pleased to announce that Santova Logistics (Pty) Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of Santova has agreed to acquire the business of AEMC Trading Agency (Pty) Ltd. ("AEMC") on a going concern basis and to be operated going forward as a separate division of Santova Logistics (Pty) Ltd.



Rationale

AEMC is a procurement and logistics business founded in 1996 and based in Cape Town offering specialist services in the areas of cross border transport, warehousing and projects to clients requiring a point to point solution for moving cargo in Africa. The acquisition of AEMC is part of Santova's stated strategy to expand its services and footprint into Africa and will have a synergist impact on Santova's already established projects capability.



Consideration and categorisation

The total maximum purchase consideration for AEMC may be up to R1.6 million depending on the achievement of future profit warranties, which is less than 5% of the company's market capitalisation and is thus neither a category 1 or 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements. The board, however, considers it prudent to inform shareholders of this strategic acquisition for Santova.



The effective date of the acquisition will be 1 May 2015. The acquisition is subject to certain conditions precedent and the purchase price will be settled partially in cash and partially in shares.



The acquisition is expected to have a positive impact on Santova's results, however the full effects of this will only be felt in future financial periods and will not materially affect Santova's results for the 2016 financial year end.
16-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova expects Group headline earnings per share for the financial year ended 28 February 2015 to be between 29.7 and 32.2 cents per share, and Group basic earnings per share to be between 26.9 and 29.2 cents per share, both amounts increasing between 20% and 30% compared to the results reported in the previous corresponding period.



The Group's final results for the 12 month period ended 28 February 2015 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 14 May 2015.
13-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
The Board of Santova announced that Santova has acquired 100% of the share capital in Masterfreight Internationale Spedition GmbH ("Masterfreight"), a company based in Frankfurt Germany, from the founding shareholders of Masterfreight who are independent third parties.



Consideration

The total maximum purchase consideration for Masterfreight may be up to R4.7 million depending on the achievement of future profit warranties, which is less than 5% of the company's market capitalisation and is thus neither a category 1 or 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements. The board, however, considers it prudent to inform shareholders of this strategic acquisition for Santova. The effective date of the acquisition will be 1 December 2014. The acquisition is not subject to any conditions precedent and the purchase price will be settled fully in cash from existing cash resources. The acquisition is expected to have a positive impact on the Group's results, however the full effects of this will only be felt in future financial periods and will not materially affect the Group's results for the 2015 financial year end.
03-Nov-2014
(C)
Revenue for the interim period grew to R116.5 million (R102.3 million). Operating profit increased to R27.5 million (R23.3 million). Profit attributable to equity holders jumped to R17.3 million (R13.9 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose to 15.47cps (12.5cps).



Outlook

As a result of the weakening in trade volumes which the Group has experienced in the third quarter of 2014 due to the current poor economic climate in South Africa, some uncertainty has been created on the outlook for the second half of the current financial year. However the impact of this will be mitigated by the internal efficiencies the Group continues to drive in South Africa to maintain margins and remain cost effective, plus the diversified earnings from the Group's offshore subsidiaries and the fact that the second half of the financial year is cyclically the Group's peak trading period.



In addition, the Group remains committed to expanding its footprint internationally through acquisitions and as a result the board believes that it can continue to deliver sustainable earnings growth and create long term value for shareholders.
14-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova expects Group headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2014 to be between 15 and 16.25 cents per share, which is between 20% and 30% higher than the 12.50 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period.



In addition, basic earnings per share for the six months ended 31 August 2014 are expected to be between 12.20 and 13.22 cents per share, which is between 20% and 30% higher than the 10.17 cents per share reported for the previous corresponding period. The Group's final results for the six month period ended 31 August 2014 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 3 November 2014.
30-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Santova announced that at the launch of the 2014 IRAS Review of Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting in South Africa held at the JSE on Thursday, 25 September 2014, Santova achieved:

* The most improved SDTI (Sustainability Data Transparency Index) score in 2014;

* The highest SDTI score in the Transportation Sector on the JSE; and

* The highest overall SDTI score in 2014 across the entire population of all 311 JSE listed companies reports included in the current year's survey.



Santova's 2014 Annual Integrated Report achieved a SDTI score of 82.43% placing it in 1st position on the JSE, with only 4 other companies achieving SDTI scores in excess of 80% in the 2014 survey.



The report is produced annually by Integrated Reporting - Assurance Services ('IRAS'), an independent South African sustainability assurance consultancy, in order to assess the effectiveness of corporate sustainability reporting in South Africa and to promote transparency and accountability. The SDTI score is determined by assessing 74 data points or indicators in the annual reports of listed companies, that cover a number of areas including; corporate governance, labour, economic, CSI/SED spend, environmental, health and safety and other standard required disclosures.
29-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting held on 29 July 2014, all the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting to shareholders dated 15 May 2014, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions, where appropriate, will be filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
30-May-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Annual Integrated Report and detailed Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 28 February 2014 are available on the company's website www.santova.com. The Annual Integrated Report will be posted to shareholders today, 30 May 2014, and contains no modifications to the audited results as published on SENS on 15 May 2014.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting forms part of the 2014 Annual Integrated Report.



Shareholders are advised to please note that the record date for shareholders to be recorded as such in the securities register of the company in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 18 July 2014 and the last date to trade to be able to attend, participate and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 11 July 2014 and not as published in the Annual Integrated Report posted to shareholders today.
15-May-2014
(C)
Gross billings rose to R3.2 billion (R2.6 billion). Operating profit was recorded at R51.8 million (R40.8 million).Net attributable earnings increased to R30.6 million (R24.7 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 24.77cps (17.62cps).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared a final gross dividend of 3.25cps, payable out of income for the year ended 28 February 2014.



Outlook

In the year ahead the Group will seek to leverage off the challenges and complexities that are accompanying the rapid globalisation of companies across the world. By doing so, whilst not losing sight of our core competencies, we believe that we can continue to deliver sustainable earnings growth and value to our stakeholders.

25-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Santova expects Group headline earnings per share for the financial year ended 28 February 2014 to increase by between 35% and 45% and Group basic earnings per share for the financial year ended 28 February 2014 to increase by between 20% and 30%, compared to the results reported in the previous corresponding period. The Group's final results for the twelve month period ended 28 February 2014 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 15 May 2014.
20-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Santova has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Ernest Ngubo as a non-executive director of the company effective 19 February 2014 and welcomes him to the board. The board approved the appointment of Mr Ngubo by round robin resolution.
30-Oct-2013
(C)
Turnover for the interim period ended 31 August 2013 increased to R102.9 million (R80.3 million) and operating income improved to R23.4 million (R18.7 million). Net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company increased to R13.9 million (R11.1 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 12.50cps (7.61cps).



Outlook

Following a relatively slow start to the year, trade volumes appear to have recovered their lost territory which is a positive indicator for the second six months. This, coupled with the initiatives implemented and investments made by the Group in the first six months, places the Group in a very good position to continue to achieve its target of consistent earnings growth.



22-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
26-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Santova announce the official launch of the Group's new international courier service, Santova Express. Santova Express has been launched following extensive in-house development and market research and will provide international express delivery on demand, carrying out door-to-door delivery of freight, parcels and documents of a time sensitive nature.



Santova Express utilises the group's existing in-house IT capabilities and extensive international representation to provide our clients with a reliable, cost effective courier solution. Santova Express will operate as a separate, wholly-owned subsidiary of Santova Ltd, with the registered name of Santova Express (Pty) Limited. Shareholders wishing to obtain more information should refer to the website www.santovaexpress.co.za.
30-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Santova shareholders was held on 30 July 2013. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting to shareholders dated 17 May 2013, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.
07-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Stanley Donner has resigned as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 July 2013.
30-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Annual Integrated Report and detailed Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 28 February 2013 are available on the company's website www.santova.com. The Annual Integrated Report will be posted to shareholders on Tuesday, 4 June 2013, and contains no modifications to the Audited Abridged Group results as published on SENS on 20 May 2013, other than that detailed below:

*A financial liability of R4.848 million has been reclassified from non-current liabilities to current liabilities.



Shareholders are advised that the above change has no effect on the published net asset value or tangible net asset value, nor does it affect basic or headline earnings per share in any way.



Notice of AGM

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. The notice of the Annual General Meeting forms part of the 2013 Annual Integrated Report.
20-May-2013
(C)
Gross billings rose marginally to R2.64 billion (R2.61 billion). Net attributable earnings increased to R24.7 million (R22.1 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 17.62cps (15.99cps).



Dividend

A maiden gross final ordinary dividend of 2.5cps has been declared.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View Boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 at 12:00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting. The notice of the annual general meeting forms part of the 2013 Annual Integrated Report which will be posted to shareholders on or about 28 May 2013.



Outlook

Whilst the outlook for world economies for the year ahead is relatively 'flat' to 'slightly optimistic', Santova is confident that not only will the company be capable of meeting the challenges as they present themselves but will capitalise further on management's entrepreneurial capability and the 'spirit' in which Santova engages such challenges.
26-Feb-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Gary Knight has resigned as an executive director of the company with effect from 28 February 2013.
28-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of Santova shareholders, at which 69.81% of Santova's shareholders were present in person or by representation, held today, 28 January 2013, both of the ordinary resolutions set out in the notice of the general meeting to shareholders dated 21 December 2012 were unanimously approved by all shareholders present.
21-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
23-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 12 October 2012, and are advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.
23-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
31-Oct-2012
(C)
Turnover for the interim period ended 31 August 2012 decreased to R80.3 million (R81.3 million) and operating income improved to R18.7 million (R17.8 million). Net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company increased to R11.1 million (R9.6 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 7.61cps (6.91cps).



Dividend

Following the Annual General Meeting on 24 July 2012, the board announced a change to the company's dividend policy, whereby it will commence paying dividends. The new dividend policy will come into effect in respect of the 2013 financial year. The board will continue to review the appropriateness of the dividend policy and it may be amended from time to time.



Outlook

Whilst the six-month outlook for the key components of trade activity both globally and in South Africa point towards a fragile economy, we believe that we are well placed as a business to engage and work through any challenges that may confront us. Significant progress is expected to be achieved on expanding and integrating the South African logistics operations into one operating unit so that efficiencies and resultant effectiveness can be capitalised upon. This strategic integration, including the name change of "Impson Logistics" to "Santova Logistics", is an acknowledgement of the size, strength, and diversity of the entire Santova Group, making "Santova" the cornerstone of our branding worldwide.

12-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 31 August 2012, shareholders are advised that the negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
31-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities.



Accordingly, shareholders were advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova's securities until a further announcement is made.
24-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Santova shareholders was held on 24 July 2012. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting to shareholders dated 16 May 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions, where appropriate, will be filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.



Change in dividend policy

At the annual general meeting it was announced that the board of directors has approved a new dividend policy to be implemented for the financial year ended February 2013. The policy will entail an annual dividend based on a 10 times dividend cover.
31-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Santova annual integrated report for the year ended 29 February 2012 will be posted to shareholders, and contains no modifications to the audited abridged group results published on SENS on 16 May 2012. The annual integrated report is also available on the website on www.santova.com. Notice was given that the annual general meeting of Santova will be held in the Harbour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.
16-May-2012
(C)
Turnover for the year ended 29 February 2012 increased to R167.1 million (2011: R144.2 million). Operating profit rose to R39.4 million (2011: R31.7 million), while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent grew to R22.1 million (2011: R17 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was higher at 15.99cps (2011: 10.65cps).



Dividend

The board has decided to review its dividend policy and will make a final decision at the July board meeting, which decision will be conveyed to shareholders at the annual general meeting.



Outlook

The group will be looking to take advantage of the crisis in the Eurozone by seeking strategic acquisitions in niche markets that will enhance both their supply chain management capability and earnings growth going forward. A second area of focus is the renewed commitment to promoting industrial development in South Africa and Africa in general. This combined with the emerging new "growth poles" - particularly Sub-Saharan Africa - justifies further investment in Santova's ability to leverage off the opportunities in mining, agriculture and manufacturing. After all, these opportunities are on Santova's own continent and Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world at present. Whilst the company anticipate an interesting year ahead, they believe that the strategies that have allowed them to achieve average annual growth of 67.6% in profit over the last four years will hold them in good stead going forward.
26-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 29 February 2012 will be approximately 15.82 cents and 15.99 cents per share, respectively, an increase of 26.1% and 50.1% respectively, to the last published 28 February 2011 annual results, after having adjusted the prior year figures for the effects of the 10:1 share consolidation, approved by shareholders on 6 October 2011. The increase in group earnings and group headline earnings per share can be attributed to the general improvement in trading levels experienced primarily in the group's South African based subsidiaries during the year. The company expects to publish its audited abridged group results for the year ended 29 February 2012, after board approval, on or about 16 May 2012 and post its integrated report on or about 28 May 2012.
20-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
The company announced the appointment of Glen Gerber as director and chairman of Impson Logistics (Pty) Ltd. ("Impson"), a major subsidiary of Santova Ltd., effective 17 February 2012 and Muhammed Desai as financial director of Impson effective 1 April 2012.
22-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
The company announced the appointment of David Edley as group financial director of the company effective 1 March 2012.
19-Dec-2011
(Permanent)
Santova undertook a 10:1 share consolidation effective 19 December 2011. All historic figures have been adjusted.
05-Dec-2011
(Official Notice)
Santova ordinary shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 6 and 7 October 2011, regarding the approval at the shareholders meeting, by the requisite majority of shareholders present and voting in person or by proxy, of all the relevant resolutions pertaining to the corporate actions as contained in the circular to shareholders dated 7 September 2011. Shareholders are advised that in the odd lot offer and specific offer Santova repurchased and subsequently cancelled in total 2 805 721 ordinary shares.



Shareholders are advised that all the relevant confirmations required from the CIPC have now been obtained and the important dates and times relating to the implementation of the share consolidation, increase in authorised share capital, conversion from par value to no par value shares and change of name of the company are as follows:

* Last day to trade in the name of Santova: Thursday, 15 December 2011

* List and trade new shares in the name of Santova under JSE Code SNV and ISIN ZAE000159711 and new capital structure, suspension of trade of old shares on JSE trading system, entitled to trade new securities Monday, 19 December.
02-Nov-2011
(C)
Turnover for the interim period ended 31 August 2011 rose to R81.3 million (R70.8 million) and operating income improved to R17.8 million (R16.4 million). Net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the company increased to R9.6 million (R9.3 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 0.69cps (0.42cps).



Dividend

During the company's development years the Board believes that it is appropriate to re-invest earnings, therefore no dividend has been paid by the company thus far and none has been declared for the current financial period.



Outlook

Although economic recovery this year remains slow, The company is looking forward to building on its successful annual average growth. The group's strategic business model, which enabled such growth, will continue to hold it in good stead. The renewed commitment, by government and business, to promoting industrial development in South Africa and Africa in general, will no doubt offer niched entrepreneurial businesses such as Santova the opportunities that are necessary to excel in a flat-to-moderate economy
28-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
The board advised shareholders that the JSE Ltd has approved the transfer of Santova's listing to the main board support services sector of the list with effect from Wednesday, 2 November 2011.
25-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova were advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the period ended 31 August 2011 will be approximately 0.69 cents per share, a decrease of 4.1% and an increase of 64.1% respectively, to the last published 31 August 2010 results. The group earnings from operations, excluding the IFRS3 negative goodwill arising from the purchase of Santova Logistics South Africa (Pty) Ltd (formerly Aviocean (Pty) Ltd) in the previous period, has increased significantly through new client revenue and improved efficiencies in its subsidiaries. The group has shown enhanced performance despite the global trading conditions remaining uncertain. The group interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2011 will be released on SENS on or about 02 November 2011.
07-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 6 October 2011, being the results announcement of the general meeting referred to in the SENS announcement released on 7 September 2011, wherein the company announced its intention to request shareholders to approve the implementation of a specific buy-back of shares, odd-lot and specific offers to minority shareholders, a share consolidation, a conversion to no par value shares, an increase in authorised share capital, a name change and a general authorisation to give inter-company loans and financial assistance subject to shareholder approval, which has now been obtained.



Shareholders were advised that the following dates are still applicable in respect of the odd-lot offer and specific offer:

* Finalisation date: Friday, 7 October 2011

* Last day to trade for shareholders to be eligible to participate in the odd lot and specific offer: Friday, 14 October 2011

* Shares trade "ex" the odd lot and specific offer: Monday, 17 October 2011

* Record date - odd lot and specific offer closes: Friday, 21 October 2011

* Pay date - Odd lot and specific offer payment of cash. Accounts at CSDP or Stockbroker credited and updated: Monday, 24 October 2011



Shareholders were advised that the important dates and times relating to the share consolidation, increase in authorised share capital, conversion from par value to no par value shares and change of name of the company will only be published on SENS once the relevant confirmations have been obtained from the CIPC.
06-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
The general meeting of Santova shareholders was held today, 6 October 2011. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of the general meeting to shareholders dated 7 September 2011, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions, where appropriate, will be filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
07-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
26-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders' attention is drawn to the fact that Mr Malcolm Impson is retiring, with effect from 31 August 2011, as an executive director of Santova Logistics Ltd, its subsidiary Impson Logistics (Pty) Ltd, of which he was the founder, and as a member of the risk management committee.
26-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
River Group is authorised to announce that the board of directors will call a general meeting of shareholders to be held at 10H00 on or about Friday, 23 September 2011 at Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, to consider, and if deemed fit, pass ordinary and special resolutions relating to the following corporate actions:

*the proposed specific buy back of shares from a related party and director, Mr. MF Impson;

*an odd lot and specific offer to minority shareholders;

*the restructuring of Santova Logistics' authorised and issued share capital by consolidating its authorised and issued share capital on the basis of 10 to 1 by the consolidation of every 10 shares with a par value of 0.1 cent each into 1 share with a par value of 1.0 cent each;

*to convert the share capital of the company from ordinary par value shares to ordinary shares of no par value and increase the authorised share capital;

*to change the name of the company to Santova Ltd; and

*to authorise inter-company loans and financial assistance. A detailed circular relating to the above is being prepared and will be posted to shareholders in due course.



Proposed specific buy back of shares from a related party and director, Mr. MF Impson

The Santova Logistics' board has agreed to grant Mr. MF Impson, a director of the company, subject to shareholder and JSE approval, an irrevocable put option to sell 36 427 776 ordinary Santova Logistics' shares of 0,1 cent each to Santova Logistics, at a purchase price of 10 cents per share. This being due to the fact that Mr. MF Impson has been instrumental in the good performance of the company, his retirement at the end of this month and to ensure that he may sell his shares in large volumes in an orderly manner without having undue influence on the share price of the company. Santova Logistics' existing cash resources will be utilised to satisfy any cash requirements arising out of the specific buy back. The shares repurchased will be cancelled and not held in treasury. The circular to be posted to shareholders will include a statement by the Board of Directors confirming that the repurchase is fair insofar as the shareholders are concerned and that the board of directors has been so advised by an independent expert acceptable to the JSE.

27-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Santova shareholders was held on Tuesday, 26 July 2011. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting to shareholders dated 16 May 2011, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.
31-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the Santova annual integrated report for the year ended 28 February 2011 was posted to shareholders on 31 May, and contains no modifications to the audited abridged group results published on SENS on 24 May 2011. The annual report is also available on our website www.santova.com.



Notice of AGM

The notice of the annual general meeting was posted to shareholders on 31 May, included with the 2011 annual integrated report. The annual general meeting of Santova will be held in the Habour View boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.
24-May-2011
(C)
Turnover increased to R144.2 million (2010: R98 million). Operating income increased to R31.7 million(2010: R12.4 million), while HEPS rose to 1.07cps (2010: 0.31cps), and EPS was recorded at 1.25cps(2010: 0.30cps).



Dividend

During the company's development years the board believes that it is appropriate to re-invest earnings, therefore no dividend has been paid by the company thus far and none has been declared for the current financial year.



Outlook

Whilst our proficiency in a broad range of international services has been tried and tested, the Group has made the strategic decision to focus on developing two further segments of the business. The first includes contract logistics and distribution which amongst others, constitutes receiving, assembly, quality control, labelling, packaging, inspection and distribution. The second is 'end- to-end' supply chain management services which constitutes an independent division within the International Group. This specialist area of expertise is largely characterised by supply chain analysis, process definitions, sophisticated software packages, data interchange, management information, report writing and the integration of the individual functions of the supply chain. The decision to intensify the focus on these two segments of our business has been fuelled by our growing number of international clients where the complexity of their supply chains demands a level of sophistication in service delivery beyond that of a typical customs and clearing agent.
17-May-2011
(Official Notice)
The reason for this trading update and the change between this and the trading update issued on 10th May 2011 are adjustments arising from audit and the final review by the board of the annual results. Shareholders of Santova were advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 28 February 2011 will be approximately 1.25 and 1.07 cents per share, respectively, an increase of 312.3% and 245.6% respectively, to the last published 28 February 2010 annual results. The company expects to publish its audited abridged group results for the year ended 28 February 2011 on or about 24th May 2011 and post its annual integrated report on or about 31st May 2011.
10-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 28 February 2011 will be approximately 1.25 and 0.98 cents per share, respectively, an increase of 312.3% and 217.9% respectively, to the last published 28 February 2010 annual results.



The increase in group earnings and group headline earnings per share can be attributed to the general improvement in trading levels experienced globally during the year. This trading statement and SENS announcement has not been reviewed nor audited by the company's auditors, Deloitte - Touche.



The company expects to publish its audited abridged group results for the year ended 28 February 2011, after board approval, on or about 24th May 2011 and post its integrated report on or about 30th May 2011.
24-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
The company has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Anthony Lance van Zyl to the board. Lance van Zyl is the Managing Director of the company's subsidiary Santova Logistics South Africa (Pty) Ltd (formerly Aviocean (Pty) Ltd), which was acquired in March 2010. The appointment is effective from 22 February 2011.
24 Nov 2010 09:17:49
(C)
Turnover grew considerably to R70.8 million (August 2009: R45.9 million) and operating income improved hugely to R16.4 million (August 2009: R4.8 million). Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the company was recorded at R9.3 million (August 2009: R463 000), resulting in headline earnings per share soaring to 0.42cps (August 2009: 0.07cps).



Dividend

In line with the company's policy, no dividend has been declared for the period.



Prospects

Whilst the company appreciates its progress and remain cognisant of the uncertain economic climate that prevails, it is confident of sustainable growth and profitability going forward. The group believes this will be achieved through an intense continued focus on its core competencies and strategic initiatives that to date have ensured such progress.
27 Oct 2010 10:31:58
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that basic earnings and basic headline earnings per share for the half year ended 31 August 2010 will be approximately 0.72 and 0.42 cents per share, respectively, an increase of 1 75.6% and 509.3%, respectively, from the last published 31 August 2009 results. This increase was due mainly to much improved performance from all subsidiaries within the group which has been achieved through the successful acquisition of new clients and improved trading conditions.



In addition, the acquisition of Aviocean (Pty) Ltd, a South African based company, has made a significant contribution to the group's operational results, as well as with an IFRS3 negative goodwill amount which has been recognised in the group's profits on consolidation. The effect of this IFRS3 amount alone equates to approximately 0.30 cents per share or 771.6% of the increase in basic earnings per share referred to above. The group Interim Results for the six months ended 31 August 2010 will be released on SENS on or about 25 November 2010. This trading and SENS announcement has not been reviewed nor audited by the company's auditors.

27 Jul 2010 07:47:16
(Official Notice)
The AGM of Santova shareholders was held on Monday, 26 July 2010. All the resolutions as set out in the notice of the AGM to shareholders were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolution will be lodged with the registrar of companies in due course for registration.

26 May 2010 16:09:29
(Official Notice)
Attention is drawn to the announcement published on SENS on 19 May 2010 regarding the acquisition of Aviocean (Pty) Ltd ("Aviocean") and are advised that Mr. GH Gerber and Mr. SJ Chisholm have been appointed directors of Aviocean with immediate effect. Shareholders are also advised that Mr. S Donner, currently an executive director of Santova, has become a non-executive director with immediate effect.
26 May 2010 13:13:44
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Santova consolidated annual financial statements (Annual Report) for the year ended 28 February 2010 will be posted to shareholders today, and contains no modifications to the audited abridged group results published on SENS on 12 May 2010. The Annual Report is also available on our website www.santova.com. The unqualified audit report presented in the annual report is available for inspection at the registered office of the Company.



The notice of the annual general meeting will be posted to shareholders today, included with the Annual Report. The annual general meeting of Santova will be held in the boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Monday, 26 July 2010 at 12H00 to transact business as stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.

19 May 2010 08:29:28
(Official Notice)
River Group is authorised to announce that Santova has acquired 100% of the ordinary share capital of Aviocean (Pty) Limited ("Aviocean") effective 1 March 2010 ("the effective date") from Mr AL van Zyl ("the seller"), an independent third party, for the purchase consideration as set out below.



Rationale

Aviocean is a freight forwarder, exporter and customs clearing agent based in Johannesburg, South Africa, whose business is complementary to that of the Company.



Purchase Consideration

Subject to the conditions set out below, the purchase consideration will be settled as follows:

*On completion date, the company will pay to the Seller R10 500 000 in cash and allot and issue to the Seller 131 250 000 ordinary shares of 0,1 cent each in the share capital of the company at the closing price on the effective date. *On the fulfilment of the first profit warranty, that the profit before tax for the year ending 28 February 2011 of Aviocean will not be less than R10 000 000, the company will pay to the Seller R2 000 000 in cash and allot and issue to the Seller 25 000 000 ordinary shares of 0,1 cent each in the share capital of the company at the closing price on the effective date.

*On the fulfilment of the second profit warranty, that the profit before tax for the year ending 29 February 2012 of Aviocean will not be less than R10 000 000, the company will pay to the Seller R2 500 000 in cash and allot and issue to the Seller 31 250 000 ordinary shares of 0,1 cent each in the share capital of the company at the closing price on the effective date.
12 May 2010 16:59:48
(C)
11 May 2010 16:20:10
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova's securities until a further announcement is made.
04 May 2010 12:58:11
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Moses Tembe has resigned with effect from 29 April 2010 as a non-executive director of Santova Logistics Ltd and as a member of the audit and remuneration committees.
04 May 2010 09:21:44
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 28 February 2010 will be approximately 0.30 and 0.31 cents per share, respectively, a decrease of 51.7% and 54.5% respectively, to the last published 28 February 2009 annual results. The decrease in group earnings and group headline earnings per share can be attributed to the general decline in trading levels experienced globally during the year.
30 Mar 2010 07:51:00
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova's securities until a further announcement is made.
30 Oct 2009 09:08:25
(C)
Revenue decreased from R61.2 million to R45.8 million in 2009. Operating profit decreased to R5.8 million (2008:R13.6 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis decreased to 7cps (30cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

In so far as the global and South African economies are concerned, there is still a great deal of uncertainty. Whilst signs of recovery have been spoken about, it is our view that it will take some time before the group feels the recovery. The main reason for this view is that current growth appears to be stimulated by government and public spending on infrastructure, particularly that relating to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, rather than by consumer demand. Supportive of this is the 7,0% fall in retail sales year-on-year in August 2009 and the 8,5% reduction in car sales year-on-year in September 2009. The "slight" improvement of recent months being driven predominantly by restocking of inventories, which is consistent with the seasonal trend that traditionally precedes the festive season.



In view of the impact that these difficult economic times have had on not only Santova but also the industry as a whole, the strategy is to persevere with our "heightened levels of innovation", which will continue to generate greater efficiencies through streamlined workflow processes and systems. Whilst it is difficult to predict the "tenure"of this economic downturn, the group will continue to be decisive in both the strategic thinking and decision making which will ensure that the group remains a fundamentally strong business capable of sustainable earnings growth going forward.
26 Oct 2009 15:20:34
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that basic earnings and basic headline earnings per share for the half year ended 31 August 2009 will be approximately 0.04 and 0.07 cents per share, respectively, a decrease of 86.9% and 76.9%, respectively, to the last published 31 August 2008 results due to difficult trading conditions. The group interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2009 will be released on SENS on or about 30 October 2009.
21 Jul 2009 09:34:17
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Santova shareholders was held on Monday, 20 July 2009. All the ordinary resolutions and the special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders dated 12 May 2009, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.
25 Jun 2009 17:44:55
(Official Notice)
Santova are proud to announce the fulfilment of all conditions precedent, including the due diligence and therefore the finalisation of the acquisition price as set out below, in relation to the acquisition of McGregor from Coolaroo Holdings Pty Ltd ("Coolaroo"), effective 1 March 2009. Santova will settle the purchase price of AUD1 930 000 (R13 124 001) as follows:

* cash AUD980 000 (R6 664 000);

* the issue of 61 200 014 Santova ordinary shares at an issue price of 8cps;

* cash AUD70 000 (R476 000) on or before 28 February 2010; and

* cash AUD160 000 (R1 088 000) in 23 equal instalments of AUD6 666 (R45 329) each and a final instalment of AUD6 682 (R45 438), payable on or before the last day of each and every month, the last instalment being due on 28 February 2011.

An alteration to the acquisition of the full share capital initially announced on 6 November 2008 is the subsequent sale of 25% of the share capital of McGregor to a supplier of Santova's in China and Hong Kong, for AUD482 500 (R3 281 000) in cash, further cementing and strengthening the group's supply chain. Coolaroo has warranted that the aggregated profit after tax for the twenty four months to 28 February 2011 will not be less than AUD904 116 (R6 147 989). Should the profit warranty not be achieved, the purchase price will be reduced by Coolaroo returning (by the return of capital without consideration) to Santova the number of shares allotted and issued (at 8 cents) to the extent that the above warranty is not achieved. Both of the above have been approved by the board and the South African Reserve Bank and now give Santova a presence in Australia.



Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 15 May 2009 and are advised that, as the contents referred to therein have ceased to have any relevance or effect on the company, caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in its securities.
25 Jun 2009 17:42:26
(Official Notice)
The board has decided to repurchase as many shares as are available from the Santova Logistics Share Purchase and Option Scheme Trust, at 10cps, in full or partial settlement of the loan account between Santova and the Share Trust. The total number of shares for which authority to repurchase is being sought is 91 335 509, representing 7.04% of the total issued share capital of Santova as at the date of the annual report. An offer is to be made for the repurchase of up to 91 335 509 shares, as available, from the Share Trust, made up of 45 607 175 treasury shares (allocated but not yet issued by the Share Trust) and 45 728 334 shares that have been issued to beneficiaries in terms of the trust deed of the Share Trust. The effective proportion of the 45 728 334 shares to be repurchased is dependent on the Trustees of the Share Trust offering to repurchase shares held by the beneficiaries and the acceptance of this offer by the beneficiaries.
25 Jun 2009 17:39:50
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the 2009 annual report was approved by the directors on 11 May 2009 and will be posted to shareholders on Friday, 26 June 2009. The abridged group results, extracted from the audited 2009 annual report, and released on 14 May 2009 remain unchanged. The notice of the annual general meeting, which will be held in the boardroom, Santova House, 88 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban, 4001 on Monday, 20 July 2009 at 12H00, is included in the 2009 annual report.
15 May 2009 08:45:56
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova's securities until a further announcement is made.
14 May 2009 08:50:37
(C)
Profits for the year and basic earnings per share as at 28 February 2009 were R7 793 771 (2008: R6 025 910) and 0.63c (2008: 0.45c), increases of 29.3% and 39.8% respectively. This was achieved through both operational efficiencies and organic growth of the business, which was made possible through focused integrated supply chain solutions for clients seeking greater efficiencies in the landed cost of their products. Net asset value has increased from 5.82cps to 6.19cps, a 6.4% increase; whilst the tangible net asset value has moved from 3.64cps to 4.03cps, a 10.9% increase. The condensed group cash flow statement includes borrowings repaid of R38.6 million, despite the increased trade undertaken by the group during the year. In line with the company's policy, no dividend has been declared for the year.
06 May 2009 08:42:42
(Official Notice)
Group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 28 February 2009 will be approximately 0.63 and 0.67cps, respectively, an increase of 39.8% and 47.8% respectively, to the last published 29 February 2008 results period. The increase in group earnings and group headline earnings per share can be attributed to an increased customer base and operational optimisations. The group expects to release its audited statutory annual report for the year ended 28 February 2009 on or about 27 May 2009.
12 Nov 2008 15:07:46
(C)
The group has achieved improved results for the first six months of 2008. In comparison to the restated period last year, the following could be said to constitute some of the salient features of this performance:

* Turnover increased by 11.9% to R61 189 216;

* Operating income increased by 30.4% to R13 673 945;

* Profit after tax increased by 74.3% to R3 922 379;

* Net asset value per share increased by 10.0% to 6.12c; and



Dividend

In line with the company's policy, no dividend has been declared for the period.



Outlook

There is no doubt that the deteriorating global economic outlook has increased the risk to South Africa's economy. This is evident in local current economic conditions where spending has been substantially curtailed and consumer confidence dramatically reduced. Whilst trade expectations tend to be "on hold", the group is confident it will continue to make progress in the third and fourth quarter of the February 2009 financial year. This growth will be achieved through continued new client acquisition and enhanced multi-product/service delivery to existing clients. In a contracting economy, the opportunities reside in the fact that businesses tend to review their current structures (systems and work flow processes) and seek those that are more efficient and effective. Santova's Optimised Supply Chain Active Resource suite of software packages ("OSCAR") will allow those businesses seeking greater efficiencies to manage their supply chain on a real-time basis, ensuring greater efficiencies, together with synchronisation and improved cash flows as a consequence.
07 Nov 2008 08:53:54
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the half year ended 31 August 2008 will be approximately 0.29cps and 0.30cps, respectively, an increase of 73.4% and 86.8% respectively, to the last published 31 August 2007 results and an increase of 62.1% and 66.9% respectively, to the restated 31 August 2007 results. This trading statement and SENS announcement has not been reviewed nor audited by the company's auditors.
06 Nov 2008 07:39:35
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement published on SENS on 31 October 2008 and subject to the conditions precedent set out below Santova has purchased 100% of McGregor Customs (Pty) Ltd ("McGregor") from Coolaroo Holdings (Pty) Ltd ("Coolaroo") for approximately R12.5 million with effect 01 July 2008.



The transaction

McGregor is an Australian (Sydney) owned company, specialising in customs brokerage, trade facilitation and international freight forwarding. They are licensed by the Australian Customs Service, holding licence number 719. Glenn McGregor founded the company in 1988 and has established a quality diverse client base of approximately 160 clients most of whom have been with the company for approximately 15 years. On fulfilment of the conditions precedent, Santova will settle the purchase price as follows:

*cash AUD1 080 000 (R7 560 000); and

*the issue of 61 200 014 Santova ordinary shares at an issue price of 8 cents per share.

Santova acquiring 100% of the issued share capital in and the sale claims that the shareholder will have against McGregor Customs (Pty) Ltd. Coolaroo warrants that the accumulative profit after tax for the years ending 30 June 2009 and 30 June 2010 will not be less than AUD800 000. Should the profit warranty not be achieved, the purchase price will be reduced by Coolaroo returning (by the return of capital without consideration) to Santova the number of shares allotted and issued (at 8 cents) to the extent that the above warranty is not achieved.



Conditions precedent

The transaction is subject, inter alia, to the fulfilment of the following conditions precedent:

*the completion of a due diligence to the satisfaction of the board of Santova on or before 15 December 2008;

*obtaining approval of the SARB, JSE, SRP and all other regulatory authorities and consents where applicable; and

*finalising employment or service contracts with key employees.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 31 October 2008, and are advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.
26 Sep 2008 08:27:16
(Official Notice)
River Group is authorised to announce that, at the Annual General Meeting of members held on 23 September 2008, all the resolutions as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting contained in the company`s 2008 Annual Report, were duly passed by the requisite majority of votes. Tom Mezher has retired as a director of Santova Logistics Ltd.
29 Aug 2008 14:49:27
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the 2008 annual report was approved by the directors on 20 August 2008 and will be posted to shareholders on Saturday 30 August 2008. The abridged group results, extracted from the audited 2008 annual report reflect minor editorial changes from the previously published reviewed abridged results. Net asset values and earnings per share figures remain unchanged. The group's performance as reflected in these abridged results, which includes the cost of the Durban and Head Office move in early March 2007, shows that good progress is being made in achieving the strategic growth objectives of the group.
06 Aug 2008 11:33:29
(Official Notice)
The company announced the appointment of Gary Malcolm Knight to the board. The appointment is effective from 1 August 2008. The company is saddened to announce the resignation of the company's chairman, Prince Sifiso Zulu, from the board effective from 1 August 2008. Ted Garner, who was appointed to the board as an independent non-executive director on 5 June 2008, takes over from Prince Sifiso Zulu as chairman of the board effective 5 August 2008. Rajin (Benny) Singh, one of the founders of the company and a director since listing in 2002 has stepped down from the board of Santova from 5 August 2008 following the transfer of all shipping operations to Impson, and becomes a director on the Impson Board.
01 Aug 2008 12:38:02
(Official Notice)
The company has announced the following appointments to new positions and new appointments to the board of directors of Santova`s wholly-owned subsidiary Impson Logistics (Pty) Ltd (Impson):

* Malcolm Frederick Impson, who is a director of Santova and managing director of Impson, has been appointed chairman of Impson.

* Sean John Chisholm, who is group financial director, and Rajin Singh a director of Santova have both been appointed directors of Impson while retaining their appointments as directors of Santova.

* Gary Malcolm Knight, who has been a director of Impson since 1998 has been appointed its managing director following Malcolm Impson`s appointment as chairman.

* Gordon Walter Stay, who has been a director of Impson since 1999 has been appointed regional director, Gauteng;

* The following are new appointments on the Impson board: Graham Valentine Barnes as National Marketing Director; Sheraton Copland-Mander as Regional Director, United Kingdom; and Grant Hyde Crews as Regional Director, Hong Kong.
24 Jul 2008 12:25:49
(Official Notice)
08 Jul 2008 09:41:50
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova`s securities until a further announcement is made.
06 Jun 2008 14:30:07
(Official Notice)
Mr Edward (Ted) Garner and Mr Warwick Lombard have been appointed independent non-executive directors of the company.
04 Jun 2008 08:23:28
(C)
The group?s performance as reflected in this preliminary report, which includes the cost of the Durban and Head Office move in early March 2007, shows that good progress is being made in achieving the strategic growth objectives of the group. Turnover increased to R108.2m (2007: R77.3m) and profit for the year amounted to R6.0m (2007: R2.6m). Earnings per share was reported at 0.45c (2007: 0.24c). The balance sheet remains strong, with NAV having increased from 5.34 cents per share to 5.82 cents per share, an 8.9% increase. The cash flow statement reflects a significant decline in the usage of the invoice discounting facility which has decreased from a net borrowings amount of R140.1m to R127.4m, despite the increased trade undertaken by the group.



Dividends

In line with the company?s policy, no dividend has been declared for the year.



Prospects

The group moves forward in the year ahead with a strong focus on customer service and cost optimisation.
30 May 2008 08:24:03
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Santova are advised that group earnings and group headline earnings per share for the year ended 29 February 2008 will be approximately 0.45 and 0.45 cents per share, respectively, an increase of 31.3% and 34.6% respectively, to the last published 28 February 2007 results (a fourteen month period). The group expects to release its reviewed results for the year end 29 February 2008 on 2 June 2008; and its audited statutory annual report in due course.



Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 15 April 2008, and are advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in their securities.
15 Apr 2008 15:37:57
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 5 March 2008, shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
05 Mar 2008 10:41:54
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Santova's securities until a full announcement is made.
09-Feb-2007
(Permanent)
Spectrum Shipping Ltd was renamed Santova Logistics Ltd on Monday 12 February 2007.
30 Jun 2006 08:42:46
(Official Notice)
Following the cautionary announcement dated 25 April 2006, Spectrum has, as one indivisible transaction, with effect from 1 March 2006, and subject to conditions , acquired the total issued share capital of and all claims on shareholder loan accounts against Impson Freight (Pty) Ltd, which owns and operate a comprehensive customs clearing and forwarding logistics business with offices in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. Spectrum has entered into an arm's length agreement with the shareholders individually of Impson Freight (Pty) Ltd to acquire 100% of the issued share capital in and claims on shareholder loan accounts against Impson Freight (Pty) Ltd, with effect from 1 March 2006. The transaction consideration payable to the vendors upon closing and after fulfilment of the conditions precedent is the amount of 428 400 000 Spectrum shares. In addition, the board of directors have approved a further 10 000 000 shares to be issue to Spectrum Shipping Share Purchase and option Scheme Trust in addition to the 51 million shares currently issued to the share incentive trust.



Financial effects for the transactions

Successful conclusion of the deals will result in an improvement in earnings and headline earnings from 0.2cps to 0.6cps while net asset value will rise 2.6% to 3.7cps.



Further cautionary announcement

Further to the cautionary announcement dated 27 June 2006, shareholders are advised that the company is involved in discussions which may have a material affect on the price of its shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Spectrum shares until a further announcement is made.
26 Jun 2006 08:52:41
(Official Notice)
Spectrum Shipping has been granted approval to transfer its listing to the AltX board of the JSE lists from Tuesday, 27 June 2006.



Further cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcement dated 6 June 2006, shareholders are advised that the company is still involved in discussions which may have a material affect on the price of the company's shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Spectrum shares until a further announcement is made.
19 Jun 2006 16:38:49
(Official Notice)
F E Lediga has resigned with effect from 14 June 2006 from the board of directors of Spectrum due to other work commitments.
06 Jun 2006 10:35:47
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 25 April 2006, shareholders are advised that the company is still involved in discussions which may have a material affect on the price of the company's shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in Spectrum shares until a further announcement is made.
25 Apr 2006 14:00:26
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that negotiations are in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in their company shares until a further announcement is made.
24 Apr 2006 17:01:48
(Official Notice)
All resolutions proposed at the annual general meeting held on 20 April 2006 were passed unanimously.
15 Feb 2006 08:33:14
(C)
The year ended December 2005 was characterised by a continued decline in export activity levels, an increase in the cost structure of the group and a delay in the delivery of fully functional operational units from NVOCC, SCIB and SWS. This resulted in a delay in the anticipated revenue turnaround. Gross billings for the year were 11% higher at R552 million, revenue rose marginally from R29.1 million to R31 million and operating income grew 29% to R6.6 million. While attributable earnings rose from R0.6 million to R1.3 million, these figures were lower than the return on equity targets set by the company. Earnings and headline earnings of 0.2 cps were posted and no dividends were declared. Spectrum's Gauteng operation (launched only two years ago) grew revenue by 132% with almost half of that generated from new clients. Freight revenue increased by 109% with revenue relating to road transport up by 129%.



Prospects

Focus for the 2006 year will be on the implementation and consolidation of operational activities which should result in the growth in earnings anticipated following the introduction of strategic initiatives in 2003 and 2004. In addition, the increase in client base will significantly enhance earnings.
10 Feb 2006 10:07:20
(Official Notice)
The company is expecting an increase of 100% in earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the financial year ended 31 December 2005 compared to 31 December 2004. The increase in earnings is due to significant new clients acquired during 2005 and the improved quality of earnings generated by new business activities. The audited results will be published on SENS within the next two weeks.
21 Oct 2005 10:30:11
(Official Notice)
Mr Tadeusz Tomaszewski has resigned with effect from 20 October 2005 from the board of directors of Spectrum.
22 Aug 2005 16:50:56
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Spectrum and the JSE have approved the issue of 50 million shares to the company`s share incentive trust with effective date 22 August 2005. The company also herewith withdraws the cautionary announcement.
05 Aug 2005 11:39:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 27 May 2005 and the statement that negotiations are in advanced stages to complete a significant transaction. If successfully concluded, this may have a material effect on the price of Spectrum`s securities on the JSE and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue exercising caution when dealing with the company`s securities until a further announcement is made.
05 Aug 2005 09:05:06
(C)
As a result of new client gains, gross billings for the period were 8% up to R226m (R208m), despite the rand being on average 5% stronger over the six month period under review. Operating income of R2 606 000 (R406 000) improved significantly due to both revenue increases and operating cost decreases. Revenue increases from R12.6m to R14.8m due to increased forwarding category revenue, as well as revenue generated from new clients. Net profit after taxation amounted to R602 000 (R655 000 loss). Better management of debtors since the December 2004 year end has resulted in a positive cash inflow for the period of R6.7m, but also in higher net interest paid for the same period as a result of a reduction in interest received on arrear debtor balances. Headline earnings were 0.1cps, a turnaround on the previous comparative results of a 0.1cps loss. No interim dividend has been declared.



Prospects

With the continued successful implementation of the company`s strategic initiatives, the earnings of the company should continue to show a marked improvement over the prior year. Furthermore, now that the business is well established and accustomed to a strong rand environment, acquisitions and `intelligent deal making` will be the focus of the company in the months ahead.
03 Aug 2005 16:57:01
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Spectrum`s headline earnings and earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2005 will be approximately 0.1c compared to the comparative period results of 0.1c loss. The information in this trading statement has not been reviewed or reported on by Spectrum`s auditors. The reviewed preliminary results announcement is expected to be published on or about 10 August 2005.
15-Sep-2015
(X)
Santova is a specialist non-asset-based supply chain management service provider of innovative end-to-end global trade solutions, operating from offices throughout South Africa and internationally in Australia, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Hong Kong.


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