Trading Statement for the Six Months ended 30 September 2021 Lewis Group Limited Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Registration number: 2004/009817/06 JSE share code: LEW ISIN: ZAE000058236 Bond code: LEWI (“Lewis Group” or “the group”) TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 Shareholders are advised that Lewis Group expects headline earnings for the six months ended 30 September 2021 (“the period”) to be between 20% and 30% higher than the R181.5 million reported for the prior corresponding period (which included the period of hard lockdown in South Africa when all stores were closed for at least six weeks). The group posted strong sales growth for the period despite the impact of the civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng on trading in the July to September quarter. The health of the debtors’ book has continued to improve, with the percentage of satisfactory paid accounts increasing for the period, collection rates improving and debtor costs continuing to decline. These factors, together with continued tight expense management, have contributed to the expansion in the group’s operating profit margin. The group’s earnings per share metrics reflect the leverage effect from the aggressive share repurchase programme. Earnings for the period are expected to be as follows: 6 months 6 months ended ended 30 Sept 2020 30 Sept 2021 Reported Expected ranges 320.9 cps – 35% to 45% Earnings per share 237.7 344.7 cps higher 318.9 cps – 35% to 45% Headline earnings per share 236.3 342.5 cps higher The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based is the responsibility of the directors and has not been reviewed or reported on by the group’s independent auditor. The group’s interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2021 will be released on SENS on 24 November 2021. 1 Cape Town 8 November 2021 Sponsor UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd Debt sponsor Absa Bank Limited acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking Division 2 Date: 08-11-2021 09:00:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.