Impala Platinum Holdings Limited - Implats Production Update
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1957/001979/06)
Share code: IMP/IMPO
("Implats" or "the company")
IMPLATS PRODUCTION UPDATE
Shareholders are advised that Implats" headline earnings per share for the full
year ending 30 June 2006 are still expected to be 20 - 30% higher than that of
the last financial year as announced at the interim results in February 2006.
This is lower than market expectation as a result of lower than anticipated
Despite record production from the Impala Lease Area, its production was lower
than expected due to a combination of grade problems, slower improvements in
mining efficiencies and three lost production shifts due to COSATU national
stayaways. This was compounded by lower than expected receipts by Impala
Refining Services Limited (IRS).
The financial information on which this announcement is based has not been
reviewed or reported on by the company"s auditors. The financial results for the
year ended 30 June 2006 are expected to be published on 25 August 2006.
14 June 2006
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited
Date: 14/06/2006 03:30:02 PM Produced by the JSE SENS Department