HLM - Hulamin Limited - Temporary closure of Camps Drift Hot Finishing Mill    
HULAMIN LIMITED                                                                
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                   
(Registration number 1940/013924/06)                                           
ISIN: ZAE000096210                                                             
Share Code: HLM                                                                
("Hulamin")                                                                    
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CAMPS DRIFT HOT FINISHING MILL                            
Shareholders are advised that the Camps Drift hot finishing mill has been      
shut due to a component failure. The damage is being repaired and the mill is  
expected to be recommissioned by 11 June 2012.                                 
While the repair is underway, Hulamin Rolled Products will continue to         
produce thicker gauge plate products, the twin roll casters will continue to   
operate and all inventory will be processed. It is estimated that              
approximately 23 000 tons of production will be lost as a result of the        
breakdown. A planned shutdown, in the Camps Drift remelt has been pulled       
forward to coincide with the repair and labour requirements have been          
adjusted accordingly.                                                          
Hulamin carries cost of repair and business interruption insurance. A claim    
will be submitted once losses have been finalised.                             
An announcement will be made following the recommissioning of the Camps Drift  
hot finishing mill.                                                            
Pietermaritzburg                                                               
14 May 2012                                                                    
Sponsor                                                                        
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)                      
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