| ||Request for Trading Halt|| ||
| Mr James Gerraty
|| Manager - Companies
|| Australian Stock Exchange Limited
|| Stock Exchange Centre
|| 530 Collins Street
|| Melbourne VIC 3000
| 03 9614 0303
Request for Trading Halt
On behalf of AWB Limited (“AWB”), I request a trading halt in all securities of AWB Limited from the commencement of trading today.
In accordance with Listing Rule 17.1, I advise that:
AWB is requesting a trading halt as it is undertaking an institutional placement via a book build process to raise additional capital as described in the announcement on Friday, 29 August 2003.
AWB requests that the trading halt last until such a time as it is in a position to make an announcement to the market concerning the finalisation of the capital raising. In any event, the trading halt will not last beyond the commencement of trading on Wednesday 3 September 2003.
AWB is not aware any reason why the trading halt should not be granted or any other information necessary to inform the market about the trading halt.
AWB is prepared to provide the ASX with any other information to inform the market about the requested trading halt that the ASX requests.
If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me on (03) 9209 2596.
Richard FullerCompany Secretary
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