Change in Auditor for the 2019 financial year
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Johannesburg, 4 May 2018: Shareholders are referred to the Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM), issued to shareholders on 29 March 2018 (available on www.sibanyestillwater.com/investors/financial-reporting/annual-reports/2017), which contains an ordinary resolution proposing the re-appointment of KPMG Inc. (KPMG) as the Group’s auditors, effective until the 2019 AGM. The Explanatory Notes to the Notice of AGM describe the detailed Auditor Suitability Review performed by the Audit Committee and the consequent recommendation, supported by the Board, to propose the re-appointment of KPMG (as well as the designated KPMG individual audit partner).
Following the on-going and more recent VSB Bank developments regarding, the Sibanye-Stillwater Board wishes to advise shareholders that a process of selecting a new independent external audit firm for the Group, with respect to the financial year ending 31 December 2019, will commence following the AGM on 30 May 2018. Shareholders will be kept informed of progress made in this regard.
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