IMP - Implats - Trading Statement18 May 2007
IMP - Implats - Trading Statement                                               
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited                                                
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)                                               
ISIN: ZAE000083648                                                              
JSE Share Code : IMP                                                            
LSE Share Code : IPLA                                                           
ADR Code : IMPUY                                                                
("Implats" or "the Company")                                                    
TRADING STATEMENT                                                               
As Implats June year end approaches, the Company has reviewed the band          
within which its profits for the year will likely fall and it has become        
clear that they are not in line with consensus expectations.  Shareholders      
are advised that Implats` headline earnings per share for the full year         
ending 30 June 2007 are expected to be 55% - 75% higher than that of the        
last financial year.  This includes the BEE compensation charge of              
approximately R1.9 billion (excluding this charge the normalised headline       
earnings are anticipated to be 100% - 120% higher).  Basic earnings per         
share will be between 40% - 60% higher than the last financial year.            
In addition, back-ended rhodium deliveries from suppliers resulted in short-    
term capacity being exceeded which resulted in a lockup.  This metal will       
be released during the course of the next financial year.                       
The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not      
been reviewed or reported on by the company`s auditors.  The audited            
financial results will be published on 30 August 2007.                          
18 May 2007                                                                     
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited                
Date: 18/05/2007 15:30:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.