GNDE - GND / GNDP - Grindrod - Trading Statement

21/01/2010 13:23:01

GND / GNDP - Grindrod - Trading Statement
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1966/009846/06)
Share code: GND & GNDP
ISIN: ZAE000072328 & ZAE000071106
("Grindrod" or "the Company")
Shareholders are advised that Grindrod expects its earnings per share and
headline earnings per share for the financial year ended 31 December 2009 to
decrease by between 55% and 65% compared to the previous year. This is as a
result of considerably lower shipping markets, reduced profits on disposal of
ships and the impact on earnings of a stronger rand / dollar exchange rate.
Earnings and headline earnings per share for the year to 31 December 2008 were
475,7 cents and 511,7 cents respectively.
The forecast information contained in this Trading statement has not been
reviewed or reported on by the company's external auditors. Grindrod will
release its final results for the year ended 31 December 2009 on or about 18
February 2010.
By order of the board.
21 January 2010
Grindrod Bank Limited
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