Press Releases

Shareholders and distributions

Release Date: 2006/12/21

The board of directors has approved a distribution of 22 cents per share (2005: 18.5 cents per share) comprising a final cash dividend of 6.8 cents per share and a distribution out of share premium of 15.2 cents per share in lieu of a dividend (collectively "the distribution") payable on Monday, 18 December 2006
to shareholders recorded in the register of the company at the close of business on Friday, 15 December 2006.

The last day to trade ("cum" the distribution) in order to participate in the distribution will be Friday, 8 December 2006 and the shares will trade "ex distribution" from the commencement of business on Monday, 11 December 2006. The record date will be Friday, 15 December 2006.

Distribution Policy

The dividend policy in the past has been to maintain the distribution cover ratio at 2.2 times, based on undiluted headline earnings per share, and it is expected that this policy will continue.

Distribution/Dividend History

  Distribution per share (cents) Last day to trade Payment date
2006 Final 22.0 8 December 2006 18 December 2006
2006 Interim 11.2 23 June 2006 3 July 2006
2005 Final 18.5 8 December 2005 19 December 2005
2005 Interim 11.2 17 June 2005 27 June 2005
2004 Final 22.5 9 December 2004 20 December 2004
2004 Interim 12.5 25 June 2004 5 July 2004
2003 Final 15.1 28 November 2003 8 December 2003
2003 Interim 10.9 * 27 June 2003 7 July 2003
2002 Final 14.1 * 29 November 2002 9 December 2002
2002 Interim 9.9 * 28 June 2002 8 July 2002

* Capitalisation award with cash dividend option

Ends
Issued by Tier 1 Investor Relations on behalf of the Clicks Group
For further information kindly contact
Graeme Lillie, Tier 1 Investor Relations 021 702 3102 / 082 468 1507