BRIEF-S.Africa's Northam says H1 earnings seen 30-45 pct lower

Tue Feb 5, 2013 2:04am EST

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Northam Platinum Ltd : * Says H1 earnings and headline earnings per share are estimated to be between

30 percent and 45 percent lower * Says the anticipated decline in H1 earnings reflects the finance costs and a

higher effective tax charge * Says H1 operating profit is expected to be higher