Trading statement for the six months ended 30 June 2013
RBPlat is in the process of finalising its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2013. The company advises that it anticipates earnings per share ("EPS") and headline earnings per share ("HEPS") for the six months ended 30 June 2013, to be between 83 cents and 92 cents, compared to an EPS and HEPS of 43 cents for the previous corresponding period (the six months ended 30 June 2012).
Normalised EPS for the six months ended 30 June 2013, after adjusting for an additional amortisation and depreciation charge related to a fair value adjustment, are anticipated to be between 102 cents and 111 cents compared to Normalised EPS of 62 cents for the previous corresponding period.
The expected increase in EPS, HEPS and Normalised EPS is primarily due to higher realised revenue basket prices together with sustained production and cost containment during the first half of 2013.
RBPlat expects to release its interim results on or about 12 August 2013.
The information set out in this announcement has not yet been reviewed and reported on by the company's external auditors.
23 July 2013
Macquarie First South Capital (Pty) Limited
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