ANNUAL INTEGRATED REPORT 2015

June 30, 2015

The annual integrated report for the year ended June 30 2015 covers information from all the Group’sdivisions and where additional information is available or where there are any exclusions it is clearly indicated. We stress that this report should be read together with the information available on the Bidvest website at www. bidvest.com for a comprehensive view of the Group. It is important to remember that although Bidvest reports consolidated Group financials, in the decentralised Bidvest environment, very little is individually material from a Group perspective when it comes to the sustainability data which we collate from our hundreds of businesses globally. Bidvest covers many and varied industries in over 35 countries on five continents. These varied reporting geographies also have a large number of local geographical regulations which businesses adhere to. We therefore only include limited aggregated sustainability information in the printed version of the annual integrated report while certain additional information is available on request at a business level.

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