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20.11.2017

UPDATED TRADING STATEMENT

Shareholders are referred to the trading statement issued on SENS on Monday, 13 November 2017 and are hereby advised of the updated trading statement in compliance with paragraph 3.4(b)(iv) of the JSE Listings Requirements. Dawn expects to report for the six months as follows:

  • Headline earnings per share (“HEPS”) - The HEPS loss will reflect an improvement of between 91% to 89% compared to the HEPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to a HEPS loss of between 12.5 and 15.0 cents compared to the HEPS loss of 136.7 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.

  • Earnings per share (“EPS”) - The EPS loss will reflect an improvement in the EPS loss of between 88% and 87% compared to the EPS loss reported for the half year ended 30 September 2016. This translates to an EPS loss of between 18.0 and 21.0 cents compared to the EPS loss of 155.9 cents for the half year ended 30 September 2016.

The weighted average number of shares in H1 F2018 is 572 713 348 compared to 236 743 967 in H1 F2017. The increase is attributable to the rights issue and the resultant bonus shares in April 2017.

The financial results on which this trading statement has been based have not been reviewed or audited. The Group's results for the half year to 30 September 2017 will be published on the JSE SENS on or about 20 November 2017.

16 November 2017
Germiston
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