| ||Request for Trading Halt|| ||
Mr James Gerraty
Manager - Companies
Australian Stock Exchange Limited
Stock Exchange Centre
530 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
BY FAX: 03 9614 0303
Request for trading halt under Listing Rule 17.1
AWB Limited (AWB) requests that ASX halt trading in B Class shares (ASX code AWB) currently traded on ASX as soon as possible.
Set out below is the information required by Listing Rule 17.1:
(a) The reason for the trading halt is that AWB anticipates making an announcement later today in relation to an acquisition of a substantial business. AWB is of the view that an announcement of a preliminary nature will be insufficient to properly inform the market.
(b) AWB wishes the trading halt to last until such time as it is in a position to make an announcement to the market clarifying the position in relation to the pending acquisition.
(c) AWB is not aware of any reason why the trading halt should not be granted.
(d) AWB is not aware of any other information necessary to inform the market about the trading halt.
The expected announcement will not relate to increasing AWB’s shareholding in Futuris Corporation Limited (FCL) or to Elders Australia Limited.
AWB is prepared to provide the ASX with any other information to inform the market about the requested trading halt that ASX requests.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on 03 9209 2596.
Company SecretaryAWB Limited
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