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Business Summary
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Operates as an investment holding company with interest in providing retail and financial services

Woolworths Holdings Ltd. operates as an investment holding company.

Its core business focus is the provision of retail and financial services to upper and middle income groups mainly in South Africa; and also in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The company currently consists of three operating subsidiaries: Woolworths Proprietary Ltd., Country Road Ltd. and David Jones Ltd., which was acquired on August 1, 2014.

Woolworths Proprietary operates a chain of retail stores, including franchise stores, and offers a selected range of clothing, food, homeware, beauty and financial services under its own brand name in South Africa, Africa and the Middle East.

Country Road offers apparel and homeware in its own retail stores and through concessions in major Australian department stores.

David Jones operates retail Internet departmental stores and also provides financial services.

It operates through the following segments: Woolworths Clothing & General Merchandise; Woolworths Food; Country Road; Woolworths Financial Services; and Woolworths Treasury.

The Woolworths Clothing & General Merchandise segment includes clothing, home ware, beauty and other lifestyle products.

The Woolworths Food segment focuses on offering customers food products.

The Country Road segment operates the retail chain of stores and concession retail outlets offering a range of clothing and home ware under its own brand.

The Woolworths Financial Services segment provides financial product and services to customers, including a credit offering to assist them to purchase merchandise in its Woolworths stores.

The Woolworths Treasury segment engages in cash management activities.

Woolworths Holdings was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

Number of employees : 28 368 persons.
Sales per Businesses
201220132014
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
Food15,14052.9%17,46949.6%19,69449.6%
Clothing & General Merchandise9,58533.5%10,76430.6%11,50529%
Country Road3,37311.8%6,43318.3%8,09020.4%
Logistics506.001.8%561.001.6%418.001.1%
Woolworths Financial Services------
Woolworths Treasury------
Woolworths------
Elimination------
Sales per Regions
201220132014
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
South Africa25,32188.5%28,85381.9%31,40579.1%
Australasia2,85610%5,76616.4%7,24718.3%
Rest of Middle East249.000.9%350.001%--
Middle East178.000.6%----
Botswana, Nambia and Swaziland--258.000.7%353.000.9%
Rest of Africa and Middle East----702.001.8%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Ian Moir, MBA552000Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Simon N. Susman641982Chairman
Samuel D. Ngumeni, MBA462011Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Reeza Isaacs452013Executive Director & Group Finance Director
Andrew Christoffel Nissen562004Independent Non-Executive Director
Zyda Rylands491996Executive Director & MD-Food Segment
Peter D. Bacon682006Independent Non-Executive Director
Michael John Leeming702004Independent Non-Executive Director
Thomas Andrew Boardman642010Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Namhla Thina Yvonne Siwendu482009Independent Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Public Investment Corp Ltd. 116,348,86911.5%
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. 84,261,4658.30%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 25,356,5032.50%
Lazard Asset Management LLC 23,289,8652.30%
T. Rowe Price International Ltd. 18,193,0891.79%
FIL Investments International 14,776,5771.46%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 12,944,5001.28%
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd. 11,717,1131.15%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 9,384,3700.92%
Norges Bank Investment Management 8,718,0690.86%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
Country Road Limited (CTY) 103,422,47499.8%1,620,824,602 USD
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHLJ) 84,261,4658.30%521,382,982 USD
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Company contact information
Woolworths Holdings Ltd.
Woolworths House
93 Longmarket Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Phone : +27.21.407.9111
Web : www.woolworthsholdings.co.za
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