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Over-allotment option

RBPlat announces that, in connection with the Offer, FirstRand Limited, acting in its capacity as stabilisation manager and on behalf of the joint bookrunners of the Offer, has given notice to the Selling Shareholders that it will exercise, in respect of 4,475,166 ordinary shares, the over-allotment option granted to it by the Selling Shareholders. Post the exercise of the over-allotment option, the total number of shares in issue will remain at 164,095,215 ordinary shares with a par value of R0.01 each.

The issue price of RBPlat ordinary shares was set at R60.50 on 3 November 2010. The stabilisation period commenced at 9am on 8 November 2010 and ended at 5pm on 7 December 2010.

7 December 2010

Sponsor and stabilisation manager

  • Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited)

Joint bookrunners and managers

  • Macquarie First South Advisers (Proprietary) Limited
  • Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc
  • Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited

This announcement does not constitute an invitation or an offer to the general public to acquire shares in RBPlat. The offer set out in the Pre-Listing Statement will only be capable of acceptance by the institutions and persons to whom it was specifically addressed.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The securities being offered have not and will not be registered under the Securities Act. There will be no public offering in the United States.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities to the public in the United Kingdom. This announcement is directed only at: (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom; or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); (iii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2) of the Order; and (iv) other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to, and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

Any offer of securities to the public that may be deemed to be made pursuant to this communication in any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”) is only addressed to qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, Japan or Australia.

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