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Trading statement for the six months ended 30 June 2014

RBPlat is in the process of finalising its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. The company advises that it anticipates earnings per share ("EPS") and headline earnings per share ("HEPS") for the six months ended 30 June 2014, to be between 106 cents and 121 cents, compared to an EPS and HEPS of 87 cents for the previous corresponding period (the six months ended 30 June 2013).

Normalised EPS for the six months ended 30 June 2014, after adjusting for an additional after tax effect of amortisation and depreciation charge related to a fair value adjustment are anticipated to be between 122 cents and 139 cents compared to Normalised EPS of 111 cents for the previous corresponding period.

The expected increase in EPS, HEPS and Normalised EPS is primarily due to higher realised revenue basket prices and sustained production adjusted for the impact of the increased weighted average number of shares in issue post the R1,5 billion capital raising during the first half of 2014.

The information set out in this announcement has not yet been reviewed and reported on by the company's external auditors.

RBPlat expects to release its interim results on or about 5 August 2014.

Johannesburg
22 July 2014

JSE Sponsor
Macquarie First South Capital (Pty) Limited

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