Letter from chairman

DEAR SHAREHOLDER

I have pleasure in inviting you to attend the 96th annual general meeting (AGM) of Barloworld Limited, to be held in the Tokyo Meeting Room, Barloworld Corporate Office, 180 Katherine Street, Sandton, on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 12:30.

The following documents are enclosed:

An AGM document incorporating:
  • notice of AGM setting out the resolutions to be proposed at the meeting;
  • a form of proxy;
  • memorandum of incorporation;
  • corporate governance report;
  • remuneration report;
  • social, ethics and transformation report;
An AGM document CD containing
  • finance directors report;
  • directors’ responsibility and approval;
  • preparer of annual financial statements;
  • independent auditors’ report;
  • certificate by secretary;
  • audit committee report;
  • directors’ report;
  • annual financial statements;
An integrated report.

If you are unable to attend, you can, as a shareholder, exercise your right to take part in the proceedings by complying with the notes to the form of proxy.

I would also like to draw your attention to your right to raise questions, at the appropriate time, during the meeting. As it may not be possible to answer every question that members may care to raise at the meeting, and in order to ensure that matters of interest to shareholders are dealt with, I would like to suggest that you use the attached question form to ask, in advance, any question(s) of particular concern to you. We will be able to assess the most popular topics from the question forms returned, and I will endeavour to address them all at the meeting. This advance compilation of relevant questions will, of course, not prevent you from raising questions, at the appropriate time, during the meeting.

The question form can be:

returned to the Group Company Secretary: 180 Katherine Street, Sandton (PO Box 782248 Sandton 2146, South Africa); or by email bethueln@barloworld.com to be received no later than 12:30 on Thursday, 17 January 2013; or
faxed, together with the form of proxy, to our transfer secretaries in South Africa: Link Market Services South Africa (Proprietary) Ltd, 13th Floor, Rennie House, 19 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg 2001 (PO Box 4844, Johannesburg 2000) Fax: +27 11 834 4398 to be received no later than 12:30 on Monday, 21 January 2013; or
lodged, together with the form of proxy, at our registrars in the United Kingdom: Equiniti Limited, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA, England to be received no later than 12:30 on Monday, 21 January 2013; or
handed in at the time of registering attendance at the meeting.

I look forward to welcoming you at the meeting.

Adv DB Ntsebeza SC
Chairman

19 November 2012

Head office
180 Katherine Street, Sandton
PO Box 782248, Sandton 2146, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 445 1000
Fax: +27 11 444 4170
Website: www.barloworld.com
Barloworld Limited (Reg No 1918/000095/06)

Directors
Adv DB Ntsebeza SC (chairman)
PJ Blackbeard
PJ Bulterman
NP Dongwana
AGK Hamilton*
M Laubscher
SS Mkhabela
B Ngonyama
SS Ntsaluba
TH Nyasulu
SB Pfeiffer^
G Rodriguez de Castro Garcia de los Rios†
OI Shongwe
CB Thomson
DG Wilson

*British ^American †Spanish

Company secretary
B Ngwenya

 

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