The Bidvest Group Limited
Annual report 2008

Chairman’s statement

Despite increasingly difficult trading conditions in several markets, Bidvest maintained its record of uninterrupted growth. We continue to add value for our shareholders – distributions per share rose 10,9% to 495,0 cents – without neglecting our obligations to wider society.

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Chief executive’s report

Pleasing operating results were produced with an increase in headline earnings per share of 10,1% while earnings per share growth of 19,3% was achieved. Bidvest’s record of sustained growth was maintained. Compound growth in headline earnings per share of 24% has been achieved over 19 years.

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