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|AIP: ADCOCK INGRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED - General repurchase of shares voluntary announcement|
AIP: ADCOCK INGRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED - General repurchase of shares voluntary announcement General repurchase of shares voluntary announcement Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited (Registration number 2007/016236/06) (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) Share code: AIP ISIN: ZAE000123436 ("Adcock Ingram" or the "Company") GENERAL REPURCHASE OF SHARES VOLUNTARY ANNOUNCEMENT 1. INTRODUCTION Shareholders are advised that, in accordance with the general authority granted by shareholders at the CompanyÂ´s annual general meeting held on Friday, 22 November 2019 ("General Authority"), Adcock Ingram has cumulatively repurchased from shareholders, through the order book operated by the JSE, and in a series of unrelated transactions without any prior understanding or arrangement between the Company and these shareholders, 2 714 837 ordinary shares ("Shares") in the aggregate, representing 1.5% of the Company's issued share capital at the time of the General Authority (excluding treasury Shares) ("Repurchase"). 2. DETAILS OF THE REPURCHASE Details of the Repurchase are as follows: - Dates of Repurchase 16 - 20 March 2020 Total number of Shares repurchased 2 714 837 Total value of Shares repurchased R105.175 million Highest price paid per Share repurchased R43.00 Lowest price paid per Share repurchased R37.67 The number of Shares which may still be repurchased by the Company in terms 1.8 million of the General Authority The percentage of Shares which may still be repurchased by the Company in 1.0% terms of the General Authority Shares in issue at the date the General Authority was granted 175 758 861 Shares in issue currently 175 758 861 Number of Shares held in treasury after the Repurchase 7 000 000 (including 4 285 163 shares held in treasury prior to the Repurchase) As all the Shares have been repurchased by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, such Shares will not be cancelled but will remain listed and held in treasury. 3. STATEMENT BY THE BOARD The Board has considered the impact of the Repurchase and is of the opinion that for a period of twelve months following the date of the Repurchase: 3.1 the Company and its subsidiaries ("the Group") will be able, in the ordinary course of business, to pay its debts; 3.2 the assets of the Company and the Group will be in excess of the liabilities of the Company and the Group, measured in accordance with the accounting policies used in the latest audited Group annual financial statements; 3.3 the share capital and reserves of the Company and the Group will be adequate for ordinary business purposes; and 3.4 the working capital of the Company and the Group will be adequate for ordinary business purposes. 4. SOURCE OF FUNDS The Repurchase was funded from available cash resources. 5. IMPACT ON FINANCIAL INFORMATION The CompanyÂ´s cash balances decreased by R105.2 million as a result of the Repurchase and, on elimination of the Repurchase Shares, share capital and share premium will reduce by the same amount. The annual interest foregone on the cash required to effect the Repurchase amounts to R4.5 million after tax, assuming an average interest rate of 6% earned in the previous financial period. The Repurchase will have the effect of reducing the number of shares in issue used for purposes of the earnings per share and headline earnings per share calculations by an additional 2 714 837 shares. Midrand 20 March 2020 Sponsor RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited) Date: 20-03-2020 04:28:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.
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