BRIEF-Northam Platinum says FY headline EPS down 9.6 pct

JOHANNESBURG Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:04am EDT

JOHANNESBURG Aug 24 (Reuters) - Northam Platinum Ltd : * Says headline earnings per share cents down 9.6 percent at 80.9 cents * Says dividends per share cents 5.0 cents * Says FY precious metals in concentrates produced oz up 15.4 percent at

288,675 ounces * Says booysendal mine is expected to start production in H2 of f2013