GPI shareholders are referred to the circular to shareholders dated 10 July 2006 ("circular") which relates to, inter alia, a broad-based black economic empowerment transaction ("BBBEE Transaction") in terms whereof GPI shareholders who are either "black persons" or "black enterprises" (as defined in the circular), are invited to take up participatory units in the GPI BBBEE Trust ("Offer"), and subsequent press announcements.