Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has, on Wednesday, 25 February 2015, resolved to declare an interim gross cash dividend for the six-month period to 31 December 2014 of R67.3 million, which equates to 62.0 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%. There are no STC credits available to be utilised.
The dividend has been declared from income reserves. The net dividend is 52.7 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’||Friday, 20 March 2015|
|Shares commence trading 'ex dividend’||Monday, 23 March 2015|
|Record date||Friday, 27 March 2015|
|Payment date||Monday, 30 March 2015|
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 Monday, 23 March 2015, and Friday, 27 March 2015, both days inclusive.
For and on behalf of the board
A AMBOR (Executive Chairman)
P VAN TONDER (Chief Executive Officer)
26 February 2015