Update on avian influenza and production volumes SOVEREIGN FOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Registration Number: 1995/003990/06 JSE Code: SOV ISIN: ZAE000009221 (“Sovereign”) UPDATE ON AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PRODUCTION VOLUMES Sovereign shareholders (“Shareholders”) are referred to the announcement published by Sovereign on SENS on 14 September 2017, whereby Shareholders were informed that Sovereign had detected avian influenza (“AI”) at a single layer house on a farm that forms part of Sovereign’s broader Uitenhage operations (“Affected House”). Following enquiries by certain Shareholders and in order to avoid market speculation, Shareholders are hereby informed that the AI outbreak was successfully contained to the Affected House and there have been no further incidents of AI at Sovereign’s operations. As a precautionary measure, in order to prevent the spread of AI beyond the Affected House, approximately 3 800 birds in a second layer house neighbouring the Affected House were culled. The cumulative loss of production to date represents approximately 1% of Sovereign’s total production pipeline. Port Elizabeth 6 October 2017 Sponsor One Capital Date: 06/10/2017 11:00:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.
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