In accordance with the Lusaka Stock Exchange (“LuSE”) Listings Requirements, the Board of Directors of Lafarge Zambia PLC (“the Company”) hereby advises the Shareholders of the Company that the Earnings per Share and Headline Earnings per Share for the financial year ended 31 December 2014 are expected to be approximately 24% higher than for the financial year ended 31 December 2013.
The material movement in profitability is attributed primarily to favourable sales volumes, launch of new products and cost control initiatives.
Shareholders are advised that the information contained in this Trading Statement has not been reviewed nor reported on by the external auditors of the Company.
The Company expects its results for the financial year ended 31 December 2014 to be released on SENS and published in the local press on or about [Thursday, 26] February 2015. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Company’s Securities until publication of the results.
Lusaka, Zambia – 24 February 2015