INTERIM GROUP RESULTS for the six months ended 28 February 2009

The board of directors has approved an interim distribution of 24.5 cents per share (2008: 18.8 cents per share), the source of such distribution will be made known on or before Thursday, 25 June 2009.

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

Last day to trade “cum” the distribution Friday, 3 July 2009
Shares trade “ex” the distribution Monday, 6 July 2009
Record date Friday, 10 July 2009
Payment to shareholders Monday, 13 July 2009

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 6 July 2009 and Friday, 10 July 2009, both days inclusive.

By order of the board
Annalize Booysen
Company Secretary

30 April 2009


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), 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