BRIEF-Woolworths expects higher earnings

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:03am EDT

JOHANNESBURG, July 18 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd : * Trading update and trading statement: 53 weeks to 30 June 2013 * Retail space, including stores in the rest of Africa, grew by 3.2% * Expect headline EPS for the 53-week period to 30 June 2013 to be respectively

23-28% and 25-30% higher * The impact of the additional 53rd week has added approximately 2% to earnings

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