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Declaration of preference and ordinary dividends

for the year ended 30 June 2012

Ordinary shareholders

Notice is hereby given that a gross ordinary dividend in an amount of 380 cents per ordinary share has been declared payable, by the board of Imperial, to holders of ordinary shares.

The ordinary dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The total secondary tax on companies (STC) credits utilised for the ordinary dividend amounted to
R3 715 771. The number of ordinary shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 210 974 939 and consequently the STC credits utilised amounted to 1,76124 cents per share. The net ordinary dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 323,26419 cents per share.

Preference shareholders

A further notice is hereby given that a gross preference dividend of 372,267 cents per preference share has been declared payable, by the board of Imperial, to holders of non-redeemable, non-participating preference shares.

The preference dividend will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 15%. The total STC credits utilised for the preference dividend amounted to R78 334. The number of preference shares in issue at the date of the declaration was 4 540 041 and consequently the STC credits utilised amounted to 1,72540 cents per share. The net preference dividend, to those shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, is therefore 316,68576 cents per share.

The company has determined the following salient dates for the payment of the preference dividend and ordinary dividend:

  2012  
Last day for preference shares and ordinary shares respectively to trade cum-preference dividend and cum-ordinary dividend Thursday, 20 September  
Preference and ordinary shares commence trading ex-preference dividend and ex-ordinary dividend respectively Friday, 21 September  
Record date Friday, 28 September  
Payment date Monday, 1 October  

The company’s income tax number is 9825778719.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised/rematerialised between Thursday, 20 September 2012 and Friday, 28 September 2012, both days inclusive.

On Monday, 1 October 2012, amounts due in respect of the preference dividend and the ordinary dividend will be electronically transferred to the bank accounts of certificated shareholders that utilise this facility. In respect of those who do not, cheques dated 1 October 2012 will be posted on or about that date. Shareholders who have dematerialised their shares will have their accounts, held at their CSDP or broker, credited on Monday, 1 October 2012.

On behalf of the board

RA Venter
Group company secretary
21 August 2012

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