Westonaria, 5 October 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bx0bUMmDUU&t=9s : Shareholders are referred to the Group´s operating and financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017, which was published on the Stock Exchange News Service on 30 August 2017 in which a capitalisation issue was declared by the Sibanye-Stillwater board.
The applicable ratio for the capitalisation issue was 2 capitalisation issue shares for every 100 ordinary Sibanye-Stillwater shares held on the Record Date, being Friday, 6 October 2017.
As per the above release, if the application of this ratio gave rise to a fraction of an ordinary Sibanye-Stillwater share, such fraction would be rounded down to the nearest whole number, resulting in whole ordinary Sibanye-Stillwater shares being allocated with an equivalent cash payment in compensating for the fraction ("Rounding Provision").
In accordance with the JSE Limited listing requirements, the cash payment has been determined with reference to the volume weighted average price of an ordinary Sibanye-Stillwater share traded on the JSE on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 (being the day on which an ordinary Sibanye-Stillwater share began trading `ex´ the entitlement to receive the capitalisation issue), discounted by 10%.
Shareholders are accordingly advised that the applicable cash payment for the fractional entitlement is 1415 cents (1572 cents, discounted by 10%).
Example of fractional entitlement:
This example assumes that a Shareholder holds 125 ordinary shares at the close of business on the Record Date.
New ordinary share entitlement = 125 x (2/100) = 2.5
The Rounding Provision described above is then applied and the shareholder will receive:
2 Capitalisation issue shares in respect of the 100 ordinary shares held and a cash payment for the fractional entitlement of 0.5 x 1415 = 707.5 cents.
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