IMP - Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Trading Statement
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)
JSE Share Code : IMP
LSE Share Code : IPLA
ADR Code : IMPUY
("Implats" or "the Company")
Shareholders are advised that Implats` headline earnings per share (HEPS) and
basic earnings per share (EPS) for the six months ended 31 December 2009 are
expected to be between 200 and 220 cents which is between 75% and 77% lower than
that of the six months ended 31 December 2008 (EPS of 877 cents; HEPS of 876
cents). The expected decrease in the HEPS and EPS is primarily due to the
significant decrease in relative metal prices. Furthermore, as a result of the
19% increase in the Implats share price from 30 June 2009 to 31 December 2009,
the share based payment charge (net of taxation) amounted to R560 million in the
current period, compared to a credit in the prior period of R976 million.
The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been
reviewed by the external auditors of Implats.
The Company`s six months financial results will be released on 18 February 2010.
1 February 2010
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited
Date: 01/02/2010 16:00:02 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.
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