REVIEWED PRELIMINARY GROUP RESULTS for the year ended 31 August 2008

The board of directors has approved a distribution of 42.3 cents per share (2007: 33.2 cents per share) comprising a final cash dividend of 3.7 cents per share and a capital reduction distribution out of share premium of 38.6 cents per share in lieu of a dividend (collectively “the distribution”).

Shareholders are advised of the following salient dates relating to the distribution:

Last day to trade “cum” the distribution Friday, 5 December 2008
Shares trade “ex” the distribution Monday, 8 December 2008
Record date Friday, 12 December 2008
Payment to shareholders Monday, 15 December 2008

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 8 December 2008 and Friday 12 December 2008, both days inclusive.

By order of the board
Allan Scott
Company Secretary

23 October 2008

Registered address: Cnr Searle and Pontac Streets,Cape Town 8001
PO Box 5142, Cape Town 8000
Directors: DM Nurek* (Chairman), F Abrahams*, JA Bester*, PFK Eagles*, BD Engelbrecht,
MJ Harvey, F Jakoet*, DA Kneale# (Chief Executive Officer), RL Lumb*, M Rosen*,
KDM Warburton (Chief Financial Officer) * non-executive  # British

Transfer secretaries: Computershare Investor Services (Proprietary) Limited
70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001
PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107

Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited

Registration number: 1996/000645/06
Share code: NCL
ISIN: ZAE000014585