Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has, on Wednesday, 6 September 2017, resolved to declare a final gross cash dividend for the year to 30 June 2017 of 66.173 million, which equates to 61.0 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 20%.
The dividend has been declared from income reserves. The net dividend is 48.8 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 Limited, the relevant dates for the dividend are as follows:
|Last day to trade ‘cum dividend’||Tuesday, 26 September 2017|
|Shares commence trading ‘ex dividend’||Wednesday, 27 September 2017|
|Record date||Friday, 29 September 2017|
|Payment date||Monday, 02 October 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, 27 September 2017 and Friday, 29 September 2017, both days inclusive.
For and on behalf of the board
A AMBOR (Executive Chairman)
P VAN TONDER (Group Chief Executive Officer)
07 September 2017