In accordance with the Lusaka Stock Exchange Limited (“LuSE”) Listings Requirements, the Board of Directors advises the Shareholders of ZCCM Investment Holdings PLC (“the Company”) that for the interim period ended 30 September 2014, the basic earnings per share is expected to be 119% lower, and the headline earnings per share is expected to be 119% lower, than those for the interim period ended 30 September 2013.
The decrease in profitability was largely due to lower turnover on account of lower performance of the Company’s investments in the mining sector amidst continued reduction in copper prices on the International markets. The price of copper has reduced by 7.6% from US$7300 per tonne in September 2013 to US$6748 per tonne at 30 September 2014.
Shareholders are advised that the information contained in this trading statement has not been reviewed or reported on by the external auditors of the Company.
The Company expects its results for the interim period ended 30 September 2014 to be released via the LuSE SENS and published in the local press on or about 23 December 2014. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Company’s securities until publication of the results.
Lusaka, Zambia ‑ 22 December 2014
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