Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017, resolved to declare an interim gross cash dividend for the six-month period to 31 December 2016 of R77.021 million, which equates to 71.0 cents per share for each of the 108 480 926 shares in issue, subject to the applicable tax levied in terms of the Income Tax Act (Act No. 58 of 1962 amended) (“dividend withholding tax”) of 15%.
The dividend has been declared from income reserves. The net dividend is 60.35 cents per share for shareholders liable to pay dividend withholding tax. The company’s income tax reference number is 9695015033. The company has 108 480 926 shares in issue at the date of declaration.
In accordance with the provisions of Strate, the electronic settlement and custody system used by the JSE Ltd, the relevant dates for the dividend are as follows:
|Last day to trade ‘cum dividend’||Tuesday, 28 March 2017|
|Shares commence trading ‘ex dividend’||Wednesday, 29 March 2017|
|Record date||Friday, 31 March 2017|
|Payment date||Monday, 3 April 2017|
Those shareholders of the company who are recorded in the company’s register as at the record date will be entitled to the dividend.
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and Friday, 31 March 2017, both days inclusive.
For and on behalf of the board
A AMBOR (Executive Chairman)
P VAN TONDER (Group Chief Executive Officer)
23 February 2017