Investec PLC INVP Half Yearly Report

  Investec PLC (INVP) - Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 1675R
Investec PLC
15 November 2012






Investec plc

(Registration number 3633621)

JSE code: INP

ISIN: GB00B17BBQ50



Investec Limited

(Registration number 1925/002833/06)

JSE code: INL

ISIN: ZAE000081949







15 November 2012



     Strong, well-positioned business model ready to take advantage of an
                       improvement in market conditions



Investec, the international specialist bank and asset manager, announces today
its results for the six months ended 30 September 2012



Highlights

· Adjusted earnings* increased 3.5% to GBP168.6mn - an increase of  13.6% 
on a currency neutral basis.

· Adjusted earnings* are 78% higher than that reported in the second half
of the 2012 financial year.

·  The  group's  low-capital   intensive  asset  and  wealth   management 
businesses continued  to benefit  from  net inflows  of GBP2.1bn,  with  these 
businesses accounting for 39.3% of the group's operating profit.

· Total third party assets under management amount to GBP99.5bn (31 March
2012: GBP96.8bn).

· Recurring income as a percentage  of total operating income amounts  to 
69.3% (2011: 67.8%).

· Impairments have decreased by 19.3%,  with the credit loss charge as  a 
percentage of average gross core loans and advances improving from 1.12% at 31
March 2012 to 0.85%.

· The group maintained a strong capital position with Tier one ratios  of 
11.3% for  Investec plc  and  11.6% for  Investec Limited.  Liquidity  remains 
strong with cash and near cash balances amounting to GBP 10.4bn.



Financial features



                                 Six months to Six months to % Change Year to
                                  30 Sep 2012   30 Sep 2011            31 Mar

                                                                        2012
Operating profit before                  229.4         223.6      2.6    358.6
taxation* (GBP'mn)
Earnings attributable to                 168.6         162.9      3.5    257.6
shareholders* (GBP'mn)
Adjusted EPS** (pence)                    19.7          20.6    (4.4)     31.8
Total shareholders' equity               3 977         3 797      4.7    4 013
(GBP'mn)
Dividends per share (pence)                8.0           8.0        -     17.0
ROE %                                     10.1          10.1        -      7.8
Cost to income ratio %                    64.7          62.6        -     64.7



Business highlights - operating profit before tax*

· Asset Management: increase of 2.5% to GBP67.2mn (2011: GBP65.6mn)

· Wealth and Investment: increase of 4.9% to GBP22.9mn (2011: GBP21.8mn)

· Specialist Banking: increase of 2.3% to GBP139.4mn (2011: GBP136.3mn)



*Before non-operating  items,  goodwill  and acquired  intangibles  and  after 
minorities.

**During  the  reporting  period  the  weighted  number  of  ordinary  shares 
increased by 8.0% to 855.2mn



Stephen Koseff, Chief Executive Officer of Investec said:

"I am encouraged by our results and the progress we have made in the last  six 
months, particularly compared  to the  second half of  last year.  Impairments 
have decreased  significantly  and our  Australian  business has  returned  to 
profit. We  have  continued  improving  our  efficiencies,  streamlining  our 
processes, eliminating  duplication and  building scale.  Our priority  is  to 
ensure each  division  and  geography  makes  a  proper  contribution  to  our 
business. Driving the growth in ROE remains our main focus. We have a  strong 
franchise which  is  well recognised  in  all  our markets,  our  business  is 
flexible and  resilient  and  we  have  a  good  record  of  overcoming  the 
challenges presented by the global economic environment."



Bernard Kantor, Managing Director of Investec said:

"Global markets  remained  volatile and  challenging  throughout most  of  our 
reporting period. The  rand depreciated  15.2% which impacted  our results  in 
sterling terms. On a neutral currency  basis our earnings increased 14%.  The 
South African business performed well and increased operating profits by 6.6 %
in rands,  benefitting  from  revenue  growth  and  tight  cost  control.  In 
Australia revenue and  costs were in  line with the  prior year. Our  business 
model has been realigned  and we are  well positioned to  take advantage of  a 
market upturn."



For further information please contact:

Investec +27 (0) 11 286 7070 or +44 20 (0) 7597 5546

Stephen Koseff, Chief Executive Officer

Bernard Kantor, Managing Director

Ursula Nobrega, Investor Relations (mobile:+27 (0) 82 552 8808)



Newgate (UK PR advisers)

Jonathan Clare

+44 20 76806550

+44 (0) 7770321881

Elena Shalneva

+44 (0) 7584022830



About Investec

Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a
diverse range  of financial  products  and services  to  a niche  client  base 
inthree principal markets, the United Kingdom, South Africa and  Australiaas 
well ascertain  other  countries.  The  group was  established  in  1974  and 
currently has approximately 8 000 employees.



Investec focuses  on  delivering  distinctive  profitable  solutions  for  its 
clients in three  core areas of  activity namely, Asset  Management, Wealth  & 
Investment and Specialist Banking.



In July 2002 the Investec group implemented a dual listed company structure
with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. The combined
group's current market capitalisation is approximately GBP3.4bn.



Investec plc and Investec Limited (combined results)

Unaudited combined consolidated financial results  in Pounds Sterling for  the 
six months ended 30 September 2012



Overall group performance



Operating profit before  goodwill, acquired  intangibles, non-operating  items 
and  taxation  and  after   non-controlling  interests  ("operating   profit") 
increased 2.6% to GBP229.4 million (2011: GBP223.6 million).



The South African business reported an increase in operating profit of 6.6% in
Rand terms  benefiting  from  growth  in revenue  and  cost  containment.  The 
Australian business returned  to profitability  as a result  of a  significant 
decline in impairments. The UK business reported results marginally behind the
prior period due to lower investment income.



The group's low-capital intensive asset and wealth management businesses  were 
supported by continued net inflows, with these businesses accounting for 39.3%
of the group's  operating profit. Overall  results have been  impacted by  the 
depreciation  of  the   average  Rand:  Pounds   Sterling  exchange  rate   of 
approximately  15%  and  low  activity  levels  given  the  volatile  economic 
environment.



The main features of the period under review are:

·  Adjusted  earnings  attributable  to  shareholders  before   goodwill, 
acquired intangibles  and  non-operating  items  increased  3.5%  to  GBP168.6 
million (2011: GBP162.9 million) - an increase of 13.6% on a currency  neutral 
basis.

· Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) before goodwill, acquired intangibles
and non-operating items  decreased 4.4%  from 20.6 pence  to 19.7  pence -  an 
increase of 4.9% on a currency neutral basis.

· Recurring income as a percentage  of total operating income amounts  to 
69.3% (2011: 67.8%).

· The credit loss charge as a percentage of average gross core loans  and 
advances has improved from 1.12% at 31 March 2012 to 0.85%.

· Third party assets under  management increased 2.8% to GBP99.5  billion 
(31 March 2012: GBP96.8 billion) - an  increase of 6.7% on a currency  neutral 
basis.

· Customer  accounts (deposits)  decreased 2.6%  to GBP24.7  billion  (31 
March 2012:  GBP25.3 billion)  - an  increase of  2.3% on  a currency  neutral 
basis.

· Core loans  and advances decreased  2.5% to GBP17.8  billion (31  March 
2012: GBP18.2 billion) - an increase of 2.5% on a currency neutral basis.

· The board declared  a dividend of 8.0  pence per ordinary share  (2011: 
8.0 pence) resulting  in a dividend  cover based on  the group's adjusted  EPS 
before goodwill  and  non-operating items  of  2.5 times  (2011:  2.6  times), 
consistent with the group's dividend policy.



Business unit review

The successful strategic alignment of the group towards low capital  intensive 
businesses over the past few years  has resulted in a scaleable platform  from 
which the  group's  asset  management and  wealth  management  businesses  can 
continue to grow. These businesses have  sound franchises and are well  placed 
to broaden  their client  base and  maintain net  inflows.Substantial  effort 
through the"One-Bank"  process has  being made  to align  infrastructure  and 
processes and  to  create the  appropriate  platforms for  future  growth  and 
developmentof the  Specialist  Bank.  The  focus  of  the  group  remains  on 
efficiency and  balance  sheet  optimisation within  the  banking  businesses, 
whilst  growing  the  business  organically   and  running  down  the   legacy 
portfolios. The  group has  a  strong core  banking  franchise which  it  will 
continue to broaden and develop.



Asset Management

Asset Management increased  operating profit  2.5% to  GBP67.2 million  (2011: 
GBP65.6 million) benefiting  from higher average  funds under management  with 
net inflows of GBP1.5 billion recorded. Total funds under management amount to
GBP62.4 billion (31 March 2012: GBP61.6 billion).



Wealth & Investment

Wealth & Investment increased operating profit 4.9% to GBP22.9 million  (2011: 
GBP21.8 million) benefiting  from higher average  funds under management  with 
net inflows of GBP0.6 billion recorded. Total funds under management amount to
GBP36.7 billion (31 March 2012: GBP34.8 billion). The integration of  Williams 
de Broë  is progressing  well.  Williams de  Broë  migrated onto  the  group's 
platforms in August 2012 and the business has been rebranded Investec Wealth &
Investment. Costs  relating  to the  integration  of these  acquisitions  will 
however, still reflect in the group's 2013 financial results.



Specialist Banking

Specialist Banking increased operating profit 2.3% to GBP139.4 million  (2011: 
GBP136.3 million).



In South Africa the division has reported  an increase in net interest due  to 
higher lending and  fixed income  balances and  a solid  performance from  the 
principal investment  and  investment  properties  portfolios.  Net  fees  and 
commissions and customer flow trading income have been negatively impacted  by 
lower activity in the corporate and institutional banking businesses.



In the UK the division benefited from improved margins and an increase in  net 
fees  and  commissions   in  the  corporate   advisory  business.  Levels   of 
transactional  activity  within  the   corporate  and  institutional   banking 
businesses however, remain mixed.



The Australian division reported a  significant decrease in impairments,  with 
revenue and costs remaining largely in line with the prior year.



Further information on key developments within  each of the business units  is 
provided  in   a   detailed  report   published   on  the   group's   website: 
http://www.investec.com



Income statement analysis



Total operating income

Total operating income decreased by  2.5% to GBP967.4 million (2011:  GBP992.4 
million).



Net interest  income decreased  by 4.1%  to GBP349.7  million (2011:  GBP364.7 
million) largely  as a  result of  the  depreciation of  the Rand.  The  South 
African and UK businesses both reported an increase in net interest.



Net fee and  commission income increased  by 3.7% to  GBP461.7 million  (2011: 
GBP445.2 million).  The  group  benefited  from  higher  average  funds  under 
management, solid net inflows and the acquisitions of the Evolution Group  plc 
and the NCB Group. The Specialist Banking business recorded a decrease in  net 
fees and commissions largely due to lower levels of activity in the  corporate 
and institutional banking businesses.



Investment income  decreased  by  10.9%  to  GBP75.8  million  (2011:  GBP85.0 
million) due to  a weaker  performance from  the fixed  income and  investment 
portfolios in the UK. The unlisted investment portfolios in South Africa  and 
Hong Kong continued to perform in line with expectations.



Trading income arising from  customer flow decreased  4.7% to GBP34.2  million 
(2011:GBP35.9 million)  whilst  trading  income  arising  from  other  trading 
activities increased 44.3% to GBP25.0  million (2011: GBP17.3 million) due  to 
effective balance sheet management.



Other operating income includes associate income, assurance income and  income 
earned on an operating lease portfolio acquired during December 2010.



Impairment losses on loans and advances

Impairments on loans and advances decreased from GBP143.3 million to  GBP115.6 
million, with impairments in  South Africa and the  UK remaining in line  with 
the prior  period,  whilst impairments  in  Australia decreased  from  GBP32.9 
million to GBP6.4 million. This current impairment charge is 36.5% lower  than 
that recorded in the second half of the group's 2012 financial year.



Since 31 March  2012 the level  of defaults has  improved marginally with  the 
percentage of default loans (net  of impairments but before taking  collateral 
into account) to core  loans and advances amounting  to 3.07% (31 March  2012: 
3.31%). The ratio of collateral to default loans (net of impairments)  remains 
satisfactory at  1.29 times  (31 March  2012: 1.39  times). The  credit  loss 
charge as a percentage of average  gross core loans and advances has  improved 
from 1.12% at 31 March 2012 to 0.85%.



Operating costs and depreciation

The ratio of total operating costs to total operating income amounted to 64.7%
(2011:62.6%).



Total operating  expenses grew  by 1.9%  to GBP619.6  million (2011:  GBP607.9 
million) largely as a  result of the acquisitions  of the Evolution Group  plc 
and the NCB Group. Excluding these acquisitions, costs in the UK business were
marginally lower than  the prior  period, whilst  costs in  the South  African 
business increased by 4.8% in Rands.



Impairment of goodwill

The current year's goodwill impairment relates to Asset Management  businesses 
acquired in prior years and the Swiss Trust business.



Amortisation of acquired intangibles

Amortisation of  acquired  intangibles  relates to  the  Wealth  &  Investment 
business and mainly comprises amortisation  of amounts attributable to  client 
relationships.



Costs arising from acquisitions

As anticipated in the 2012 financial year a further cost of GBP9.5 million
(before tax) arose on the integration of the Evolution Group plc, and GBP1.9
million arose on the acquisition of the NCB Group.



Taxation

The effective tax rate amounts to 19.0% (2011:19.2%)



Losses attributable to non-controlling interests

Losses attributable  to  non-controlling  interests  largely  comprise  GBP7.4 
million  relating  to  Euro  denominated  preferred  securities  issued  by  a 
subsidiary of Investec plc which are reflected on the balance sheet as part of
non-controlling interests. (The transaction is hedged and a forex  transaction 
loss arising on  the hedge is  reflected in operating  profit before  goodwill 
with the  equal and  opposite  impact reflected  in earnings  attributable  to 
non-controlling interests).



Balance sheet analysis

Since 31 March 2012:

·  Total  shareholders'  equity  (including  non-controlling   interests) 
decreased by  0.9% to  GBP4.0 billion  - an  increase of  2.8% on  a  currency 
neutral basis. The  weakening of the  closing Rand exchange  rate relative  to 
Pounds Sterling  has resulted  in  a reduction  in  total equity  of  GBP149.2 
million.

· Net  asset  value per  share  decreased 1.6%  to  385.8 pence  and  net 
tangible asset value per share (which excludes goodwill and intangible assets)
decreased by 1.7% to 311.6  pence largely as a  result of the depreciation  of 
the Rand as described above.

· The return on adjusted average shareholders' equity increased from 7.8%
to 10.1%,  however, this  percentage was  in  line with  that reported  at  30 
September 2011.



The group's gearing ratios remain low  with core loans and advances to  equity 
at 4.5 times (2011:4.6 times) and total assets (excluding assurance assets) to
equity at 11.1 times (2011:11.5 times).



Liquidity and funding

Diversifying Investec's funding sources  has been a  key element in  improving 
the quality  of  the  group's  balance sheet  and  reducing  its  reliance  on 
wholesale funding. As at 30 September  2012 the group held GBP10.4 billion  in 
cash and near  cash balances (GBP5.7  billion in Investec  Limited and  GBP4.7 
billion in Investec plc)  which amounted to 33%  of its liability base.  Loans 
and advances to  customers as a  percentage of customer  deposits amounted  to 
68.2% (31 March 2012: 67.8%).



Capital adequacy

The group met its capital adequacy targets of a minimum tier one capital ratio
range of 11% to 12% and a total capital adequacy ratio range of 15% to 18%  on 
a  consolidated  basis  for  each   of  Investec  plc  and  Investec   Limited 
respectively. Capital adequacy ratios  remain sound in  both Investec plc  and 
Investec Limited, as reflected in the table below.



                         Basel 2.5 ratios Basel 2.5 ratios Basel 2 ratios

                           30 Sep 2012      31 Mar 2012     30 Sep 2011
Investec plc
 Capital adequacy ratio            17.2%            17.5%          17.1%
 Tier 1 ratio                      11.3%            11.6%          11.6%
Investec Limited
 Capital adequacy ratio            17.2%            16.1%          15.7%
 Tier 1 ratio                      11.6%            11.6%          12.0%



Credit and counterparty exposures

The group lends mainly to high net  worth and high income individuals, mid  to 
large sized corporates, public sector bodies and institutions. The majority of
the group's credit  and counterparty  exposures reside within  its three  core 
geographies. Net defaults on  core loans and advances  have decreased and  are 
fully covered by collateral, as detailed in the "Financial statement analysis"
above.



Outlook

The financial system has started to show signs of increased stability, as  the 
process of deleveraging slows down and the capital and liquidity structures of
the major  global banks  continue  to improve.  However, the  volatile  global 
economic environment  and some  unresolved macro  risks remain  a  significant 
feature. Investec's business  model has been  substantially realigned and  the 
focus going forward is to consolidate  the gains made in its asset  management 
business and broaden the distribution  of the wealth management offering.  The 
group will continue  its focus on  building on the  progress made in  clearing 
legacy issues  and  improving  returns in  its  specialist  banking  business. 
Overall, Investec's balanced business model positions the group to adapt to an
uncertain and changing environment  and ensures it is  well placed to  benefit 
from an improvement in market conditions.



On behalf of the boards of Investec plc and Investec Limited





Sir David Prosser Fani Titi      Stephen Koseff          Bernard Kantor
Joint Chairman    Joint Chairman Chief Executive Officer Managing Director



14 November 2012





Notes to the commentary section above

· Presentation of financial information

Investec  operates  under  a  Dual  Listed  Companies  (DLC)  structure   with 
premium/primary listings  of Investec  plc on  the London  Stock Exchange  and 
Investec Limited on the JSE Limited.



In terms of  the contracts constituting  the DLC structure,  Investec plc  and 
Investec Limited effectively form  a single economic  enterprise in which  the 
economic and  voting rights  of  ordinary shareholders  of the  companies  are 
maintained in equilibrium  relative to each  other. The directors  of the  two 
companies  consider  that  for  financial  reporting  purposes,  the   fairest 
presentation is achieved by  combining the results  and financial position  of 
both companies.



Accordingly, the interim results for Investec plc and Investec Limited present
the  results  and  financial  position   of  the  combined  DLC  group   under 
International Financial  Reporting  Standards (IFRS),  denominated  in  Pounds 
Sterling. In the  commentary above, all  references to Investec  or the  group 
relate to the combined DLC group comprising Investec plc and Investec Limited.



Unless the context indicates otherwise, all comparatives included in the
commentary above relate to the six months ended 30 September 2011.



Amounts represented on a currency neutral basis for balance sheet items assume
that the closing  exchange rates of  the group's relevant  exchange rates,  as 
reflected below, remain the same as at  30 September 2012 when compared to  31 
March 2012. Whilst, amounts represented on a currency neutral basis for income
statement items assume that the average exchange rates of the group's relevant
exchange rates, as reflected  below, remain the same  as at 30 September  2012 
when compared to 30 September 2011.



· Additional information



Acquisitions

On 11 June 2012, Investec completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued
share capital of Neontar Limited (parent of the NCB group). The assets and
liabilities at the date of acquisition, goodwill arising on the above (and
other minor transactions) and total consideration paid are disclosed in the
table below:



                                               Book value  Fair values
                                               at date of  at date of
                                               acquisition acquisition
                                               GBP'000     GBP'000
Loans and advances to banks                         10 400      10 400
Trading securities                                     799         799
Investment securities                                6 627       6 627
Deferred taxation assets                                70         884
Other assets                                        52 008      51 117
Property and equipment                               1 179       1 179
Intangible assets                                        -       4 063
Goodwill                                                 -       8 683
                                                    71 083      83 752
Current taxation liabilities                            75          75
Deferred taxation liabilities                            -         311
Other trading liabilities                              281         281
Other liabilities                                   45 909      51 405
                                                    46 265      52,072
Net assets / fair value of net assets acquired      24 818      31 680





The goodwill arising from the acquisition of the NCB Group is GBP6.0  million, 
and consists largely of the benefits expected to arise from the enhancement of
Investec's business in Ireland with particular reference to Investec's  wealth 
and investment  offering.  The remaining  goodwill  arises from  non  material 
acquisitions.


· Foreign currency impact

The group's  reporting currency  is Pounds  Sterling. Certain  of the  group's 
operations are conducted by entities outside the UK. The results of operations
and the financial condition  of the individual companies  are reported in  the 
local currencies  in which  they are  domiciled, including  Rands,  Australian 
Dollars, Euros and US Dollars. These  results are then translated into  Pounds 
Sterling at the applicable  foreign currency exchange  rates for inclusion  in 
the group's combined  consolidated financial  statements. In the  case of  the 
income statement, the weighted average rate for the relevant period is applied
and, in the case of the balance sheet, the relevant closing rate is used.



The following table sets out the movements in certain relevant exchange  rates 
against Pounds Sterling over the period:



                     Six months to         Year to         Six months to
                       30-Sep-12          31-Mar-12          30-Sep-11
Currency           Period end Average Period end Average Period end Average
per GBP1.00
South African Rand      13.39   12.96      12.27   11.85      12.62   11.25
Australian Dollar        1.55    1.54       1.54    1.52       1.60    1.53
Euro                     1.26    1.24       1.20    1.16       1.16    1.13
US Dollar                1.61    1.58       1.60    1.60       1.56    1.63



Exchange rates between  local currencies and  Pounds Sterling have  fluctuated 
over the period. The most significant impact arises from the volatility of the
Rand. The average exchange rate over  the period has depreciated by 15.2%  and 
the closing rate has depreciated by 9.1% since 31 March 2012.



Salient Features
                                                                                                                30September  %        
                                                                                                   30September                           31March
   2012  2011 Change    
                                                                                                                                                2012
Operating profit before goodwill, acquired intangibles, non-operating items, taxation and after
non-controlling interests                                                                            229 419    223 629  2.6     358
(£'000)                                                                       625
Earnings attributable to shareholders                                                                168 472   178 920   (5.8)     247
(£'000)                                                                                   527
Adjusted earnings before goodwill, acquired intangibles and non-operating items                      168 575   162 867   3.5     257
(£'000)                                                                                                                             579
Adjusted earnings per share                                                                          19.7   20.6  (4.4)  31.8
(pence)
Earnings per share                                                                                   16.8   19.2  (12.5)  25.7
(pence)
Dividends per share                                                                                 8.0   8.0   -  17.0
(pence)
Total equity                                                                                        3 977   3 797   4.7  4 013
(£'million)
Third party assets under management                                                                  99 522  80 000   24.4  96 776
(£'million)





Combined consolidated income statement
            Six    Six months  Year
                                                                                                  months to             to       to
              30  30September      31
                                                                                                  September                   March
£'000                          
                                                                                                       2012 2011*     2012
Interest income          1   1 183 565   2 299
                                                                                                    127 516                     925
Interest expense            (818 853)       (1
                                                                                                  (777 797)                600878)
Net interest income       349    364 712    699
                                                                                                        719                     047
Fee and commission income       534    507 980   1 013
                                                                                                        981                     379
Fee and commission expense       (73  (62 812)    (129
                                                                                                       270)                    145)
Investment income      75    85 022    174
                                                                                                        775                     327
Trading income arising from
- customer flow      34    35 907     77
                                                                                                        223                     066
- balance sheet management and other trading activities      25    17 332     32
                                                                                                        003                     204
Other operating income      20     44 262    65
                                                                                                        976                     128
Total operating income before impairment on loans and advances      967     992 403   1 932
                                                                                                        407                     006
Impairment losses on loans and advances      (115    (143 328)    (325
                                                                                                       640)                    118)
Operating income      851     849 075   1 606
                                                                                                        767                     888
Operating costs      (619    (607 860)   (1 230
                                                                                                       601)                    628)
Depreciation on operating leased assets     (9   (22 154)   (28
                                                                                                       765)                    670)
Operating profit before goodwill and acquired intangibles       222     219 061    347
                                                                                                        401                     590
Impairment of goodwill       (4    (672)    (24
                                                                                                       751)                    366)
Amortisation of acquired intangibles       (6   (4 096)   (9
                                                                                                       631)                    530)
Costs arising from integration of acquired subsidiaries       (9    -    (17
                                                                                                       462)                    117)
Operating profit       201     214 293     296
                                                                                                        557                     577
Non-operational costs arising from acquisition of subsidiary       (1     -    (5
                                                                                                       903)                    342)
Profit before taxation       199     214 293     291
                                                                                                        654                     235
Taxation on operating profit before goodwill      (42    (41 985)    (62
                                                                                                       222)                    907)
Taxation on acquired intangibles and acquisition/disposal/integration of subsidiaries      4     2 044    8
                                                                                                        022                     164
Profit after taxation       161      174 352     236
                                                                                                        454                     492
Operating losses attributable to non-controlling interests       7      4 568    11
                                                                                                        018                     035
Earnings attributable to shareholders       168      178 920    247
                                                                                                        472                     527
Earnings attributable to shareholders       168      178 920     247
                                                                                                        472                     527
Impairment of goodwill       4      672     24
                                                                                                        751                     366
Amortisation of acquired intangibles, net of taxation   4 907     2 052  7 052
Non-operational costs arising from acquisition of subsidiary (including integration costs),
net of taxation       9     -    16
                                                                                                        067                     773
Preference dividends paid      (25    (26 730)     (39
                                                                                                       021)                    306)
Additional earnings attributable to other equity holders      5     6 201     
                                                                                                        818                   (557)
Currency hedge attributable to perpetual equity instruments          1 752     1
                                                                                                        581                     724
Adjusted earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders before goodwill,
acquired intangibles and non-operating items       168      162 867     257
                                                                                                        575                     579
Headline adjustments (gain on investment properties and available-for-sale
instruments recognised in income)      (32    (14 949)     (40
                                                                                                       202)                    326)
Headline earnings       136     147 918 217 253
                                                                                                        373
Earnings per share (pence)
- Basic  16.8      19.2  25.7
- Diluted  15.9      18.1  24.3
Adjusted earnings per share (pence)
-                                                                                                    19.7       20.6  31.8
Basic
-                                                                                                    18.7       19.4     
Diluted                              30.1
Number of weighted average shares                                                                   855.2      792.1      
(million)                                                              809.6

* As restated for reclassifications detailed in the commentary section of this
report.



Combined consolidated statement of comprehensive income
                                                                                                  Six        Six   
  months to   months to  Year
                                                                                                                       to
       30          30   31
                                                                                              September   September March
£'000       
                                                                                                   2012        2011  2012
Profit after                                                                                       174   
taxation              161 454         352   236
                                                                                                                      492
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
Cash flow hedge movements taken directly to other comprehensive                                (10   (34    
income†                                                                  186)        524)   (34
                                                                                                                     691)
Gains on realisation of available-for-sale assets recycled to the income                        (11   (1  (12
statement                                                                          007)        070)  891)
Fair value movements on available-for-sale assets taken directly
to other comprehensive                                                                           10    (22  
income†                        778        115) (312)
Foreign currency adjustments on translating foreign                                              (145     (237 (196
operations                                                    257)        073)  351)
Pension fund actuarial                                                                          
gains                          -           -   282
Total comprehensive income/(loss)                                               5      (120   
                                                   782        430)    (7
                                                                                                                     471)
Total comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling                                          (19     (19  (21
interests                                                        607)        971)  798)
Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to ordinary                                             (127  (24
shareholders                                                           368        189)  979)
Total comprehensive income attributable to perpetual preferred                                    25    26   39
securities                                                               021         730   306
Total comprehensive                                                                               5     (120   
income/(loss)                    782        430)    (7
                                                                                                                     471)



† Net of taxation of £3.1 million (six months to 30 September 2011: £5.7
million, year to 31 March 2012: (£8.4 million)).



Summarised combined consolidated statement of changes in equity
       Six      Six     
                                                                                               months to  months to Year to
        30         30     31
                                                                                               September  September   March
£'000        
                                                                                                    2012       2011    2012
Balance at the beginning of the                                                                  4 012   3  3 961
period                                    522    961 102     102
Total comprehensive                                                                               5       
income/(loss)                        782  (120 430) (7 471)
Share-based payment                                                                              34      69
adjustments                       382     36 660     796
Dividends paid to ordinary                                                                        (78  (70   (134
shareholders                            622)       558)    436)
Dividends paid to perpetual preference                                                            (25   (26   (39
shareholders                                        021)       730)    306)
Dividends paid to non-controlling                                                                        
interests                                 (116)      (247)   (390)
Issue of ordinary                                                                                  34    40   219
shares                   685        030     642
Issue of perpetual preference                                                                      24     20    20
shares                               263        638     638
Share issue                                                                                             
expenses               -      (587)   (607)
Movement of treasury                                                                                (27     (42    (81
shares                     315)       894)    212)
Issue of equity instruments by                                                                    
subsidiaries                                   -          -      72
Acquisition of non-controlling                                                                    (4    
interests                                111)          -   (483)
Non-controlling interests relating to disposal of                                                   5
subsidiaries                                                     220          -     177
Balance at the end of the                                                                        3 976     3 796  4 012
period                              669        984     522











Combined consolidated balance sheet
            30    31 30September
                                                                                            September   March
£'000          
                                                                                                  2012  2012*        2011*
Assets
Cash and balances at central                                                                    1 964     2  1 274 647
banks                                   616 593 851
Loans and advances to                                                                           2 548     2  2 186 698
banks                            691 725 347
Non-sovereign and non-bank cash placements                               736      398 068
                                                                       548 642 480
Reverse repurchase agreements and cash collateral on securities                                 2 268      2 332 960
borrowed                                                                      021 975 992
Sovereign debt                                                                                  4 078     4  3 718 994
securities                     756 067 093
Bank debt                                                                                       2 452     3  2 873 850
securities                196 081 061
Other debt                                                                                      379      217 544
securities                 491 377 832
Derivative financial instruments    1 941     1  2 543 704
                                                                                                  073 913 650
Securities arising from trading activities    742      997 590
                                                                                                  879 640 146
Investment portfolio    835  890  825 040
                                                                                                  136     702
Loans and advances to customers             16 834 17 192  16 505 560
                                                                                        925     208
Own originated loans and advances to customers securitised    917  1 034  992 024
                                                                                                 033     174
Other loans and advances    2 193     2  2 963 232
                                                                                                  571 829 189
Other securitised assets    3 303     3   3 145 539
                                                                                                  116 101 422
Interests in associated                                                                         27     24 164
undertakings                              425  27 506
Deferred taxation assets    153      117 340
                                                                                                  849 150 381
Other assets    1 410     1  1 516 069
                                                                                                  455 802 121
Property and equipment    132      266 452
                                                                                                  491 171 685
Investment properties    395      354 700
                                                                                                  202 407 295
                                                                                               470     
Goodwill       716    468  454 417
                                                                                                            320
Intangible assets    187     130 346
                                                                                                   249 192 099
    43 973    45     43 838
                                                                                                   439 284 554          938
Other financial instruments at fair value through profit or loss in respect of liabilities
to                                                                                              6 234    6  5 887 649
customers          294 265 846
Total assets    50 207    51     49 726
                                                                                                   733 550 400          587
Liabilities
Deposits by                                                                                     2 732     2  2 594 634
banks                  271 967 428
Derivative financial instruments    1 560     1  2 010 287
                                                                                                  408 421 130
Other trading                                                                                   676      834 417
liabilities                    970 612 884
Repurchase agreements and cash collateral on securities                                         1 936  1 864   1 721 545
lent                                                             204     137
Customer accounts (deposits)              24 688     25  24 184 573
                                                                                        559 343 771
Debt securities in                                                                              1 624     2   2 149 556
issue                         648 243 948
Liabilities arising on securitisation of own originated loans and                               922     1   997 254
advances                                                                        347 036 674
Liabilities arising on securitisation of other                                                  2 541     2  2 578 539
assets                                                     900 402 043
Current taxation                                                                                210      207 298
liabilities                       724 209 609
Deferred taxation                                                                               113      138 110
liabilities                        254 102 478
Other                                                                                           1 335     1  1 297 615
liabilities            279 575 154
    38 342     39  38 713 828
                                                                                                  564 779 256
Liabilities to customers under investment contracts              6 232     6  5 885 448
                                                                                        217 263 913
Insurance liabilities, including unit-linked liabilities    2    2 201
                                                                                                  077   1 933
    44 576     46  44 601 477
                                                                                                  858 045 102
Subordinated liabilities    1 654  1 492  1 328 126
                                                                                                 206     776
Total liabilities     46 231     47  45 929 603
                                                                                                  064 537 878
Equity
Ordinary share                                                                                     
capital                    223     221          210
Perpetual preference share                                                                         
capital                                153    153          153
Share                                                                                           2 502  2 457  2 292 401
premium           909    019
Treasury shares             (74  (72      (62
                                                                                       746)   820)         313)
Other reserves   (60   82     38
                                                                                                326)    327          838
Retained                                                                                        1 332  1 249  1 234 384
income              068    515
Shareholders' equity excluding non-controlling                                                  3 700  3 716  3 503 673
interests                                                    281    415
Non-controlling                                                                                 276  296  293 311
interests                     388    107
- Perpetual preferred securities issued by subsidiaries              273   291  293 829
                                                                                       880    769
- Non-controlling interests in partially held                                                   2    4      
subsidiaries                                                  508    338        (518)
Total                                                                                           3 976  4 012  3 796 984
equity           669    522
                                                                                              50 207     51     49 726
Total liabilities and equity        733     550          587
                                                                                                           400

* As restated for reclassifications detailed in the commentary section of this
report

Summarised combined consolidated cash flow statement
   Six months       Six Year
                                                                                           to months to     to
           30        30    31
                                                                                   September September  March
£'000         
                                                                                       2012      2011   2012
Cash inflows from operations       366      
                                                                                      363   394 574    658
                                                                                                              379
Increase in operating                                                                  (1 827     (3 (2 538
assets                           308)  428 440)   282)
Increase in operating                                                                  636     2    3
liabilities                           863   834 291    393
                                                                                                              045
Net cash (outflow)/inflow from operating                                               (824   (199     1
activities                                             082)      575)    513
                                                                                                              142
Net cash (outflow)/inflow from investing                                               (78  (19   
activities                                              825)      493) 39 560
Net cash inflow from financing                                                          203   28    
activities                                 386       144    105
                                                                                                              679
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash                                       (118    (129     
equivalents                                                    413)      249)   (102
                                                                                                             563)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash                                               (817   (320    1
equivalents                                             934)      173)    555
                                                                                                              818
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the                                      4 942   3 386    3
period                                                      806       988    386
                                                                                                              988
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the                                           4 124    3 066    4
period                                                872       815    942
                                                                                                              806



Cash and cash equivalents are defined as including cash and balances at
central banks, on demand loans and non-sovereign and non-bank cash placements
(all of which have a maturity profile of less than three months).



· Accounting policies and disclosures



These unaudited summarised combined  consolidated financial results have  been 
prepared in terms of the recognition and measurement criteria of International
Financial  Reporting   Standards,   and  the   presentation   and   disclosure 
requirements of IAS 34, (Interim Financial Reporting).



The accounting policies applied in the preparation of the results for the six
months ended 30 September 2012 are consistent with those adopted in the
financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2012. The financial results
have been prepared under the supervision of Glynn Burger the Group Risk and
Finance Director.



· Restatements and presentation of information

Consistent with  the  year  ended  31  March  2012,  the  Investec  group  has 
positioned its strategic disclosures around three core business areas  namely, 
Asset Management, Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking. In some respects
the group  believes  that it  has  historically overcomplicated  its  external 
disclosures by elaborating on  six core areas of  business. As you would  have 
already seen in the  group's recent presentations  all the banking  businesses 
have been combined  under one  broader umbrella  of Specialist  Banking. As  a 
result the  group has  chosen to  refine  some of  its disclosures  which  are 
explained further below.  The group  believes that  these refinements  provide 
greater clarity on the key income and balance sheet drivers of its business.





Commentary on combined consolidated income statement reclassifications

· Consistent with the year ended 31 March 2012, the previously reported
principal transaction income line item has been split into the following line
items:

o Investment income: income, other than net interest, from securities held
for the purpose of generating interest yield, dividends and capital
appreciation

o Customer flow trading income: income from trading activities arising from
facilitating customer activities

o Income from balance sheet management and other trading activities: includes
proprietary trading income and other gains and losses as well as income earned
from the balance sheet management desk

· With the continued reduction in insurance activity, it is deemed
appropriate to move the associated line items to other operating income



For the six months to 30 September 2011          As           
                                                                              previously Reclassifi-
£'000  New format           cations
                                                                              reported
Interest                                                       1 183 565     1 183   -
income                             565
Interest                                                       (818 853)      (818   -
expense                            853)
Net interest                                                   364 712      364   -
income                                712
Fee and commission                                             507 980      507   -
income                                      980
Fee and commission                                             (62 812)     (62   -
expense                                       812)
Principal                                                                  138  (138 261)
transactions                  -     261
Investment                                                              85       85 022
income                022        -
Trading income arising from
- customer                                                              35        35 907
flow               907       -
- balance sheet management and other trading                   17 332        17 332
activities                                                                -
Investment income on assurance                                 -        11   (11 630)
activities                                               630
Premiums and reinsurance recoveries on insurance               -        4   (4 198)
contracts                                                                 198
Claims and reinsurance premiums on assurance                   -       (15   15 856
business                                                               856)
Other operating                                                         44        44  (28)
income                    262     290
Total operating income before impairment on loans and          992 403        992   -
advances                                                                       403



Commentary on combined consolidated balance sheet reclassifications

The main driver behind the revision to the balance sheet is to enable a better
understanding  of  Investec's  exposures  and   to  minimise  the  number   of 
reconciliation items to the detailed risk disclosures. It is noted that  there 
are no  measurement  changes  nor  are there  any  changes  to  total  assets, 
liabilities and equity and the cash flow statement.



Each category of reclassification is noted below and is consistent with  those 
made at 31 March 2012:

· Cash equivalent corporate paper

o Cash equivalent advances  to customers has  been renamed to  "non-sovereign 
and non-bank cash placements". These balances represent short term  placements 
in corporates that run an in-house treasury function.

· Loans and securitisation

o To  better  align  the  balance sheet  with  the  group's  risk  management 
disclosures, loans and advances and securitised  assets that form part of  our 
"core"  lending  activities  has  been  separated  from  assets  that  are  in 
warehoused facilities and  structured credit  investments arising  out of  our 
securitisation and principal finance activities.  This has resulted in a  need 
to split loans  and advances  and securitised  assets into  two balance  sheet 
categories for  each. Securitised  liabilities has  been split  into two  line 
items to  enable  the  relationship  with securitised  assets  to  be  clearly 
identified.

· Securities reclassification

o The group's  previous balance  sheet split securities  (other than  lending 
related) into two key line items being trading and investment securities. This
classification was driven by the accounting rule sets that mainly  distinguish 
between instruments  fair valued  through profit  and loss,  those carried  at 
amortised cost  (held  to  maturity)  and those  fair  valued  through  equity 
(available for sale). The group is of  the view that disclosure of the  nature 
of exposures on the balance sheet, distinguishing between instruments held  to 
manage balance  sheet  liquidity,  as principal  exposure  and  balance  sheet 
instruments arising  from trading  desk  activities provides  more  meaningful 
disclosure on the face of the balance sheet. The line item "securities arising
from trading  securities"  includes  all instruments  (other  than  derivative 
instruments) that are held on balance sheet in relation to trading activities.





                                                          Cash
          As    Total equivalent      Securities
At 30 September 2011    New   previously  reclassifi-  corporate  Loans and reclassifi-
£'000   format     reported cations    paper securitisation    cation
Total assets reclassified
Cash equivalent advances to customers        398 068    (398 068)   (398 068)     -
                                                           -                                                      -
Non-sovereign and non-bank
cash placements   398 068    -   398 068  398 068       -
                                                                                                                 -
Sovereign debt securities    3 718 994    -    3 718 994   -       3 718 994
                                                                                                                 -
Bank debt securities   2 873 850    -   2 873 850  -       2 873 850
                                                                                                                 -
Other debt securities  217 544    -   217 544   -       217 544
                                                                                                                 -
Trading securities       5 212 200  (5 212 200)   -     (5212200)
                                                           -                                                     -
Securities arising from trading activities   997 590    -   997 590   -       997 590
                                                                                                                 -
Investment portfolio   825 040    -    825 040     -      825 040
                                                                                                                 -
Investment securities       3 461 471  (3 461 471)      -     (3 461 471)
                                                           -                                                      -
Loans and advances to customers   16505560    17 938 242  (1 432 682)      -      (1 432  -
                                                                                                                682)
Securitised assets                                     4 137 563  (4 137 563)      -    (4 137 563)     -
                                                           -
Own originated loans and advances to
customers securitised  992 024   -      992 024       -       992   -
                                                                                                               024
Other loans and advances*    1 432 682    -    1 432 682       -       1 432   -
                                                                                                               682
Other securitised assets    3 145 539    -   3 145 539       -       3 145    -
                                                                                                              539
Other assets    1 516 069     1 475 416    40 653       -        40 653
                                                                                                                -
   32 622 960    32 622 960   -       -      -
                                                                                                                 -
Total liabilities reclassified
Liabilities arising on securitisation         3 575 793  (3 575 793)        - (3 575 793)   -
                                                           -
Liabilities arising on securitisation of
own originated loans and advances    997 254     -    997 254       -        997   -
                                                                                                              254
Liabilities arising on securitisation of
other assets    2 578 539     -   2 578 539        -        2 578   -
                                                                                                              539
    3 575 793     3 575 793      -        -  -  -



* Refer to further reclassification note below.



Other balance sheet reclassifications

In the current period, the group has moved warehoused assets and liabilities
into other loans and advances and deposits by banks respectively. This change
arises from simplifying the face of the balance sheet with the relevant
information more appropriately detailed in the notes to the financial
statements.



       Changes
                                                                                                                                                    to
          As previously         
                                                                                                                                            previously
£'000     Restated    reported        
                                                                                                                                              reported
31 March 2012
Other loans and advances                      2 829 189      1 397 477    1 431
                                                                                                                               712
Warehoused assets- Kensington warehouse funding          1 431 712    (1 431
                                                                                                                 -                            712)
Deposits by banks         2 967    2 132 516    834
                                                                                                               428                             912
Deposits by banks- Kensington warehouse funding             834 912    (834
                                                                                                              -                            912)
30 September 2011
Other loans and advances         2 963     1 432 682    1 530
                                                                                                              232                             550
Warehoused assets- Kensington warehouse funding           1 530 550    (1 530
                                                                                                                -                            550)
Deposits by banks             2 594     1 696 070    898
                                                                                                          634                             564
Deposits by banks- Kensington warehouse funding           898 564    (898
                                                                                                                -                            564)
31 March 2011
Other loans and advances         2 678    1 066 168    1 612
                                                                                                               349                             181
Warehoused assets- Kensington warehouse funding          1 612 181    (1 612
                                                                                                                 -                            181)
Deposits by banks         2 834    1 858 893    975
                                                                                                               435                             542
Deposits by banks- Kensington warehouse funding           975 542   (975
                                                                                                                 -                            542)





Commentary on line of business segmental reclassifications

The group previously reported segmental disclosures by six core business lines
as well as including a segment for the group's central functions. The group is
now disclosing its segmental disclosures in three core business lines, namely,
Asset Management, Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking. In this regard:

· The income statement format has been revised as discussed above

· The numbers as  reported previously for Asset  Management and Wealth  & 
Investment have not changed (barring the income statement reclassifications as
referred to above)

· To align with the information provided to the Chief Operating  Decision 
Maker the Property  Activities, Private Banking,  Investment Banking,  Capital 
Markets and Group Services and Other divisions have now been grouped under one
banner and collectively referred to as Specialist Banking. The total operating
profit has however, not changed from that which was previously reported



Proviso

· Please note  that matters  discussed in this  announcement may  contain 
forward  looking  statements   which  are   subject  to   various  risks   and 
uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to:

§  the  further  development  of  standards  and  interpretations  under  IFRS 
applicable to past, current and future periods, evolving practices with regard
to the interpretation and application of standards under IFRS.

§ domestic and global economic and business conditions.

§ market related risks.

· A number of these factors are beyond the group's control.

· These factors may cause the group's actual future results,  performance 
or achievements  in the  markets in  which it  operates to  differ from  those 
expressed or implied.

· Any forward looking statements made  are based on the knowledge of  the 
group at 14 November 2012.

· The  information  in the  announcement  for  the six  months  ended  30 
September 2012, which was  approved by the board  of directors on 14  November 
2012, does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 435 of  the 
UK Companies Act 2006.The 31 March 2012 financial statements were filed  with 
the registrar  and  were  unqualified  with the  audit  report  containing  no 
statements in respect of sections 498(2) or 498(3) of the UK Companies Act.

· The interim financial statements for the six months ended 30  September 
2012 will be posted to shareholders on 30 November 2012.





Investec plc

Ordinary dividend announcement

Registration number: 3633621

Share code: INP

ISIN: GB00BI7BBQ50





In terms of  the DLC structure,  Investec plc shareholders  who are not  South 
African resident  shareholders  may receive  all  or part  of  their  dividend 
entitlements through  dividends declared  and paid  by Investec  plc on  their 
ordinary shares and/or through dividends declared and paid on the SA DAN share
issued by Investec Limited.



Investec plc shareholders who are South African residents, may receive all  or 
part of their  dividend entitlements  through dividends declared  and paid  by 
Investec plc on their  ordinary shares and/or  through dividends declared  and 
paid on the SA DAS share issued by Investec Limited.



Notice is hereby given that an interim dividend number 21 of 8 pence (2011: 8
pence) per ordinary share has been declared by the board in respect of the six
months ended  30  September  2012  payable to  shareholders  recorded  in  the 
members' register  of the  company at  the  close of  business on  Friday,  14 
December 2012, which will be paid as follows:



· for non-South  African resident  Investec plc  shareholders, through  a 
dividend payment by Investec plc of 8 pence per ordinary share

· for  South African  resident shareholders  of Investec  plc, through  a 
dividend payment by Investec plc of 1  pence per ordinary share and through  a 
dividend paid by Investec Limited, on the  SA DAS share equivalent to 7  pence 
per ordinary share



The relevant dates for the payment of dividend number 21 are as follows:



Last day to trade cum-dividend

On             the              London             Stock              Exchange 
(LSE)     Tuesday,     11 
December 2012

On     the     Johannesburg     Stock     Exchange      (JSE) 
 Friday, 07 December 2012



Shares commence trading ex-dividend

On             the              London             Stock              Exchange 
(LSE) Wednesday,  12  December 
2012

On       the        Johannesburg       Stock        Exchange        (JSE) 
 Monday, 10 December 2012



Record       date        (on        the        JSE        and        LSE) 
 Friday, 14 December 2012



Payment  date   (on   the   JSE   and   LSE)       
 Friday, 28 December 2012



Share  certificates  on  the  South   African  branch  register  may  not   be 
dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 10 December 2012 and  Friday, 
14 December2012, both dates inclusive, nor  may transfers between the UK  and 
SA registers  take place  between  Monday, 10  December  2012 and  Friday,  14 
December 2012, both dates inclusive.





Additional information for South African resident shareholders of Investec plc

· Shareholders registered on the South African register are advised that
the distribution of 8 pence, equivalent  toa gross dividend of 112 cents  per 
share, has  been arrived  at using  the Rand/Pound  Sterling average  buy/sell 
forward rate,  as determined  at 11h00  (SA time)  on Wednesday,14  November 
2012.

· Investec plc UK tax reference number: 2683967322360

· The  issued ordinary  share capital  of Investec  plc is  605 196  771 
ordinary shares.

·  The  dividend  paid  by  Investec  plc  to  South  African   resident 
shareholders and the dividend paid by Investec Limited on the SA DAS share are
subject to  South  African Dividend  Tax  of  15% (subject  to  any  available 
exemptions as legislated).

· Shareholders registered on the  South African register who are  exempt 
from paying the  Dividend Tax  will receive a  net dividend  of 112cents  per 
share, comprising 98cents per  share paid by Investec  Limited on the SA  DAS 
share and 14cents per ordinary share paid by Investec plc.

· Shareholders  registered on  the South  African register  who are  not 
exempt from paying the  Dividend Tax will receive  a net dividend of  99.44885 
cents per share, comprising:

o 87.54885 cents per share  paid by Investec Limited  on the SA DAS  share 
(gross dividend of 98cents per share less Dividend Tax of 10.45115cents  per 
share, having  utilized Secondary  Tax on  Companies credits  as part  of  the 
dividend by Investec Limited on the SA DAS share equivalent to  28.32564cents 
per share), and

o11.9 cents per share paid by  Investec plc (gross dividend of 14cents  per 
share less Dividend Tax of 2.1cents per share).





By order of the board





D Miller 

Company Secretary

14 November 2012





Investec plc

Preference share dividend announcement

Registration number:3633621

Share code: INPP

ISIN: GB00B19RX541



Non-redeemable non-cumulative non-participating preference shares ("preference
shares")



Declaration of dividend number 13

Notice is hereby given  that preference dividend number  13 has been  declared 
for the period 01 April 2012 to 30 September 2012 amounting to 7.521 pence per
preference share  payable  to  holders of  the  non-redeemable  non-cumulative 
non-participating preference shares as recorded in the books of the company at
the close of business on Friday, 07 December 2012.



For shares trading on the Johannesburg  Stock Exchange (JSE), the dividend  of 
7.521 pence per preference share is  equivalent to a gross dividend of  105.42 
cents per  share, which  has  been determined  using the  Rand/Pound  Sterling 
average buy/sell forward rate as at 11h00 (SA Time) on Wednesday, 14  November 
2012.



The relevant  dates relating  to the  payment  of dividend  number 13  are  as 
follows:

Last day to trade cum-dividend

On the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX)   
 Tuesday, 04 December 2012

On the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)   
 Friday, 30 November 2012



Shares commence trading ex-dividend

On the  Channel  Islands Stock  Exchange  (CISX) 
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

On the Johannesburg  Stock Exchange (JSE)   
 Monday, 03 December 2012



Record       date        (on        the       JSE        and        CISX) 
 Friday, 07 December 2012



Payment date (on the JSE and CISX) 
 Tuesday, 18 December 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday,
03 December 2012 and  Friday, 07 December 2012  both dates inclusive, nor  may 
transfers between the UK  and SA registers may  take place between Monday,  03 
December 2012 and Friday, 07 December 2012 both dates inclusive.



For SA resident preference shareholders,  additional information to take  note 
of:

·Investec plc tax reference number: 2683967322360

·The issued preference  share capital of  Investec plc is  15 081  149 
preference shares.

·The  dividend  paid  by  Investec  plc  to  South  African   resident 
shareholders is subject to  South African Dividend Tax  (Dividend Tax) of  15% 
(subject to any available exemptions as legislated).

·No Secondary Tax on  Companies ("STC") Credits  has been utilized  in 
respect of this preference share dividend declaration.

·The net  dividend amounts  to 89.61  cents per  preference share  for 
preference shareholders liable to  pay the Dividend Tax  and 105.42 cents  per 
preference share for preference shareholders  exempt from paying the  Dividend 
Tax.



By order of the board





D Miller

Company Secretary

14 November 2012



                                 Investec plc

           Rand denominated preference share dividend announcement

Registration number: 3633621

Share code:  INPPR

ISIN:  GB00B4B0Q974



Rand denominated non-redeemable,  non-cumulative, non-participating  perpetual 
preference shares ("preference shares")



Declaration of dividend number 3

Notice is hereby given that preference dividend number 3 has been declared for
the period01 April 2012 to 30 September 2012 amounting to 419.17123cents per
preference share payable  to holders  of the  Rand denominated  non-redeemable 
non-cumulative non-participating perpetual  preference shares  as recorded  in 
the books of the company at the close of business on Friday, 07 December 2012.



The relevant  dates  relating to  the  payment of  dividend  number 3  are  as 
follows:

Last day to trade cum-dividend      Friday, 30 November 2012
Shares commence trading ex-dividend  Monday, 03 December 2012
Record date                          Friday, 07 December 2012
Payment date                        Tuesday, 18 December 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday,
03 December 2012 and Friday, 07 December 2012, both dates inclusive.



For SA resident preference shareholders,  additional information to take  note 
of:

·Investec plc tax reference number: 2683967322360

·The issued preference  share capital  of Investec  plc is  2 275  940 
preference shares.

·  The  dividend  paid  by  Investec  plc  to  South  African   resident 
shareholders is subject to  South African Dividend Tax  (Dividend Tax) of  15% 
(subject to any available exemptions as legislated).

·No Secondary Tax on  Companies ("STC") Credits  has been utilized  in 
respect of this preference share dividend declaration.

·The net dividend amounts to 356.29573 cents per preference share  for 
preference shareholders liable to pay the Dividend Tax and 419.17123 cents per
preference share for preference shareholders  exempt from paying the  Dividend 
Tax.



By order of the board





D Miller

Company Secretary

14 November 2012



                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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