Implats Trading Statement
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1957/001979/06)
JSE Share code: IMP
ADR code: IMPUY
JSE Bond Code: IMPCB
(“Implats” or “the Group”)
IMPLATS TRADING STATEMENT
Shareholders are advised that the Group’s headline earnings per share (HEPS) and basic earnings per
share (EPS) for the half year ended 31 December 2014 are expected to be more than 20% lower than
the comparable figures of 142 and 145 cents per share respectively for the half year ended 31
The decrease in the HEPS and EPS is primarily due to lower production from Impala Rustenburg,
impacted by the ramp-up of operations to reach full capacity following the five-month strike during
the second half of the financial year ended 30 June 2014. The Group’s production was further
impacted by industrial action and safety stoppages at Marula and the precautionary closure of the
Bimha mine at Zimplats.
A further announcement will be made once the Implats board of directors have a reasonable degree
of certainty in providing forecast ranges for HEPS and EPS for the half year.
The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and
reported on by the external auditors of Implats. The Group’s reviewed interim financial results for
the period ending 31 December 2014 will be released on 26 February 2015.
Johan Theron Alice Lourens
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
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M: +27 (0) 82 809 0166 M: +27 (0) 82 498 3608
9 December 2014
Sponsor to Implats
Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
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