Unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2017

“Group revenue increased from R15,4 billion to R18,1 billion at 31 December 2017. Overall revenue growth of 17% consisted of strong growth of 29% in Australia following the award of a number of large-scale projects in FY17; 64% growth from the rest of Africa due to increased activity in Botswana and progress on mining infrastructure projects in Ghana, Guinea and Burkina Faso; and a 6% decline in revenue from South Africa, partly due to Edwin Construction now being recognised as an associate and exacerbated by subsiding building markets which were only partially offset by good growth from the local Roads and earthworks division. Activity in the local construction materials market and particularly the supply of long-steel products remains challenging and revenue from Reinforced Mesh Solutions (RMS), before the elimination of inter-company sales, decreased from R433 million to R397 million over the first six months of the year.”