SOL - Sasol - Sasol hedges about 30% (oil equivalent) of its South African Release Date: 08/03/2011 17:39:00 Code(s): SOL SOLBE1
SOL - Sasol - Sasol hedges about 30% (oil equivalent) of its South African
synthetic fuels and West African crude oil production
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes: JSE : SOL NYSE : SSL Sasol Ordinary
ISIN codes: ZAE000006896 US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code: JSE : SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code: ZAE000151817
("Sasol" or "the Company")
Sasol hedges about 30% (oil equivalent) of its South African synthetic
fuels and West African crude oil production
Sasol announces that it has entered into hedging transactions (zero cost
collars) for 4,56 million barrels of oil (equivalent to circa 30% of its
planned South African synfuels and West African crude oil production for
the final quarter of the 2011 financial year). The zero cost collars expire
on 15 June 2011.
The hedge will provide downside protection should monthly average dated
Brent crude oil prices decrease below US$85 per barrel (put level) on the
hedged portion of production. Conversely, Sasol will incur opportunity
losses on the hedged portion of production should monthly average oil
prices exceed a volume weighted average US$172.77 per barrel (call level).
Call levels between US$170 per barrel and US$175 per barrel were entered
Sasol assesses the appropriateness of oil price hedging continuously and
periodically enters into hedging transactions to improve the stability and
predictability of cash flows as part of its risk management activities.
8 March 2011
Deutsche Securities (SA) (Pty) Limited
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