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Trading statement for the year ended 2 October 2022

RFG Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 2012/074392/06
JSE share code: RFG
ISIN: ZAE000191979
(“RFG” or “the group”)


Shareholders are advised that RFG’s headline earnings for the year ended 2
October 2022 (53 weeks) are expected to be between 54% and 59% higher than
the R230 million reported for the year ended 26 September 2021 (52 weeks).

The group delivered strong sales growth for the year, with the regional business
posting a resilient sales performance in the constrained consumer spending
environment and benefitting from the acquisition of the Today business. The
international division experienced robust growth in export volumes due to higher
global demand for canned fruit and fruit puree products.

The regional business continued to be impacted by significant input cost inflation,
mainly in canned meat, canned vegetables and pies, which affected volumes and
profitability in these categories. The group was not able to fully recover these
cost increases which adversely impacted the operating profit margin of the
regional segment, although the margin started to recover in the latter months of
the financial year.

The international segment experienced a strong recovery in profitability after a
poor performance in the prior year, with the division also benefiting from the
weakening of the Rand relative to the group’s basket of trading currencies.

The group’s performance for the year was impacted by once-off costs of R25.7
million relating to the acquisition of the Today pie business while the group
received an insurance settlement of R43.4 million for loss of profits during the
Covid-19 lockdown.

Earnings for the year are expected to be as follows:

                           12 months ended               12 months ended
                          26 September 2021               2 October 2022
                               Reported                   Expected range

  Earnings per share            82.6c            64% - 69% higher     135.5c – 139.6c
  Headline earnings             87.9c            54% - 59% higher     135.4c – 139.8c
  per share (HEPS)
  Diluted HEPS                  87.3c            55% - 60% higher     135.3c – 139.7c

The estimate financial information on which this trading statement is based is the
responsibility of the directors and has not been reviewed or reported on by the
group’s independent external auditor.

The group’s annual financial results for the year will be released on the Stock
Exchange News Service of the JSE on or about 23 November 2022.

Groot Drakenstein
14 November 2022

Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)

Date: 14-11-2022 11:15:00

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