Beneficial Interest in Securities
Johannesburg, 27 December 2018. (https://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298294). In accordance with section 122(3) (b) of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 and section 3.83(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders are hereby advised that the Company has received formal notification that Van Eck Associates Corporation (Van Eck) has disposed of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) of the Company which has, in aggregate, resulted in Van Eck’s holding of the total issued ordinary shares of the Company, reducing from 9.12% to 4.97%.
As a result of the Group’s growth in the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) sector and high prevailing PGM spot prices, revenue from Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations has reduced to less than 40% of its total revenues, and it was consequently excluded from the NYSE ARCA Gold Miners index, the benchmark for the Van Eck ETF fund, during the recent quarterly review.
As required in terms of Section 122 of the Companies Act, the required notice will be filed with the Takeover Regulation Panel.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This announcement includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “target”, “will”, “forecast”, “expect”, “potential”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “can” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. The forward-looking statements set out in this announcement involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sibanye-Stillwater, that could cause Sibanye-Stillwater’s actual results and outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Sibanye-Stillwater undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as required by applicable law.