Investors

WHY INVEST

SPAR offers investors exposure to groceries, pharmaceuticals and building materials wholesale and retail, predominantly driven by the strength of entrepreneurial independent retailers at the heart of their communities in Southern Africa and parts of Europe. In Europe, the Group has exposure to corporate retail, Cash and Carry businesses and foodservices.

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SPAR is listed on the JSE in the food and drug retail sector.

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Improved governance, new leadership and new competencies

SPAR’s Board changed considerably during 2023 under the leadership of a new Chairman

The addition of new and experienced Board members, including non-executive and executive directors, is driving improved governance, tough but necessary decision-making and positive change for a more sustainable Group

2

Strong optimised distribution infrastructure combined with a network of exceptional retailers

Operational expertise in wholesale supply chains and distribution to independent retailers, hospitality and other wholesale markets

Unique and differentiated model supporting and enabling independent retailers to focus on running their stores and playing an important role in the communities they serve

3

Leveraging one of the world’s largest food retail brands and growing private label business

SPAR is a well-known, well-loved brand globally

SPAR member countries benefit from shared learnings in operational wholesale and retail excellence across countries

Growing range of value-added in-store concepts and quality private label products

SPAR has 60 years of proven wholesale and retail experience

4

Stakeholder inclusive approach towards ESG

Prior to SPAR’s deletion from the FTSE All-World Index in March 2023, its performance has always met the globally recognised ESG inclusion standards of the FTSE4Good Index Series

The new ESG strategy is aligned with the SPAR purpose and is integral to our stakeholder-relationships focused business

Responsive to current ESG risks and trends

5

A network of quality relationships that support a sustainable food system

Collaboration with material stakeholders to create a sustainable food system

Empower stakeholder groups to be innovative and agile, adapting to the needs of consumers and communities

6

Investing now to allow for future-fit IT and innovation

Investment in new ERP system to remain relevant for the future

Development of “SPAR Accelerate” business – a data science and data engineering capability we are building in-house to translate raw data into actionable insights

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SHAREHOLDER CALENDAR

2024 KEY DATES

Wednesday, 21 February Annual general meeting
Wednesday, 21 February Trading update
Wednesday, 5 June Interim results announcement (for the six months ended 31 March 2024)
Thursday, 28 November Year-end results announcement (for the year ended 30 September 2024)
Friday, 20 December 2024 Integrated annual report published

2023 KEY DATES

Tuesday, 14 February Annual general meeting
Tuesday, 14 February Trading update
Wednesday, 14 June Interim results announcement (for the six months ended 31 March 2023)
Thursday, 30 November Year-end results announcement (for the year ended 30 September 2023)
Thursday, 21 December 2023 Integrated annual report published

2022 KEY DATES

Tuesday, 15 February Annual general meeting
Tuesday, 15 February Trading update
Wednesday, 8 June Interim results announcement (for the six months ended 31 March 2022)
Wednesday, 16 November Year-end results announcement (for the year ended 30 September 2022)
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 Integrated annual report published

2021 KEY DATES

Tuesday, 16 February Annual general meeting
Tuesday, 16 February Trading update
Tuesday, 25 May Interim results announcement (for the six months ended 31 March 2021)
Wednesday, 17 November Year-end results announcement (for the year ended 30 September 2021)
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 Integrated annual report published

2020 KEY DATES

Tuesday, 11 February Annual general meeting
Tuesday, 11 February Trading update
Thursday, 21 May Interim results announcement (for the six months ended 31 March 2020)
Wednesday, 18 November Year-end results announcement (for the year ended 30 September 2020)
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 Integrated annual report published
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