Avian influenza announcement
SOVEREIGN FOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration Number: 1995/003990/06
JSE Code: SOV
AVIAN INFLUENZA ANNOUNCEMENT
Sovereign shareholders are hereby informed that Sovereign has detected avian influenza (“AI”) at a
single layer house on a farm that forms part of Sovereign’s broader Uitenhage operations. The
Hartbeespoort operations remain unaffected. Approximately 5 000 birds have been culled, which
represent approximately 1% of Uitenhage’s production pipeline.
Sovereign’s management is currently taking the appropriate steps and following the prescribed
protocols to prevent AI from spreading to other farms.
14 September 2017
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