IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings - Application For A7 Mar 2008
IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings - Application For Admission Of Ordinary Shares   
To The Official List Of The United Kingdom Financial Services Authority And To  
Trading On The London Stock Exchange`s Main Market For Listed Securities        
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited                                                
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration No. 1957/001979/06                                                 
ISIN: ZAE000083648                                                              
Issuer Code: IMPO                                                               
JSE Share Code: IMP                                                             
LSE Share Code: IPLA                                                            
ADR Code: IMPUY                                                                 
("Implats" or "the company")                                                    
EXCHANGE`S MAIN MARKET FOR LISTED SECURITIES                                    
On 6 March 2007, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited ("Implats") issued            
18,558,992 ordinary shares of 2.5 South African cents each in the capital of    
Implats (each an "Ordinary Share") to Royal Bafokeng Tholo Investment Holding   
Company (Proprietary) Limited ("RBTIH") at an aggregate subscription price of   
2,615,275,341 South African rand and 56,556,208 Ordinary Shares to Royal        
Bafokeng Impala Investment Holdings Company (Proprietary) Limited ("RBIIH") at  
an aggregate subscription price of 7,969,724,659 South African rand. On 25      
April 2007, Implats issued one further Ordinary Share to RBTIH at a             
subscription price of 474,500,000 South African rand and three Ordinary Shares  
to RBIIH at an aggregate subscription price of 1,423,500,000 South African      
On 8 March 2007, the JSE Limited listed the 75,115,200 Ordinary Shares that     
were issued, in aggregate, to RBTIH and RBIIH on 6 March 2007. On 4 May 2007,   
the JSE Limited listed the 4 Ordinary Shares that were issued to RBTIH and      
RBIIH on 25 April 2007.                                                         
The issue of the 75,115,204 Ordinary Shares, in aggregate, to RBTIH and RBIIH   
and the payment of 12,483 million South African rand in cash to the Royal       
Bafokeng Nation ("RBN"), representing the pre-payment of all royalties due to   
the RBN for the period of 31 years from 1 July 2007 and to be used by the RBN   
to subscribe for the 75,115,204 Ordinary Shares, were approved by the           
shareholders of Implats at general meetings held on 29 November 2006 and 18     
April 2007.                                                                     
Since 31 December 2007, 679,544 Ordinary Shares have been issued under the      
terms of the Implats` share option scheme and the JSE Limited listed these      
Ordinary Shares on 25 February 2008.                                            
Implats has a primary listing on the JSE Limited and a secondary listing on     
the Official List of the United Kingdom Financial Services Authority (the       
"Official List"). Application has been made for 75,794,748 Ordinary Shares to   
be admitted to the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange`s  
main market for listed securities (together, "Admission"). The Ordinary Shares  
rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of Implats. It is      
expected that Admission will become effective, and that unconditional dealings  
in the Ordinary Shares will commence on the London Stock Exchange, at 8.00      
a.m. on 12 March 2008.                                                          
As the issue of the Ordinary Shares resulted in an increase of more than 10     
per cent. in the issued ordinary share capital of Implats, Implats was          
required to produce a prospectus in compliance with the requirements of the     
United Kingdom Financial Services Authority for the purposes of Admission (the  
"Prospectus"). The Prospectus has been produced solely for the purpose of       
A copy of the Prospectus in relation to this application has been approved by   
the UK Listing Authority and is available for inspection at the UK Listing      
Authority Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at The Financial         
Services Authority, 25, The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS.      
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited                                                
2 Fricker Road                                                                  
2196 Johannesburg                                                               
Republic of South Africa                                                        
7 March 2008                                                                    
For further information, please contact Bob Gilmour on +27 11 731 9013 or by    
email at                                              
7 March 2008                                                                    
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited                
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