SOL - Sasol Limited - Sasol announces the completion of the second acquisition Release Date: 10/06/2011 13:45:01 Code(s): SOL SOLBE1
SOL - Sasol Limited - Sasol announces the completion of the second acquisition
of a 50% participation interest in The Montney Gas Basin in Canada
(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 ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE SECOND ACQUISITION OF A 50% PARTICIPATION
INTEREST IN THE MONTNEY GAS BASIN IN CANADA
Shareholders of Sasol are referred to the SENS announcement released on 8 March
2011 regarding the acquisition by Sasol of a 50% interest in the high quality
Cypress A Assets from Talisman Energy Inc. for a total purchase consideration of
CAD$1 050 million (ZAR7 413 million at the closing CAD/ZAR exchange rate of 7,06
on 7 March 2011)(the "Transaction").
The Transaction was subject to various suspensive conditions referred to in the
announcement released on SENS on 8 March 2011. Sasol shareholders are advised
that all the suspensive conditions to the Transaction have been fulfilled and
that the Transaction closed on 10 June 2011 ("the closing date").
The final aggregate consideration amounts to CAD$1 034 million (ZAR7 162 million
at the closing CAD/ZAR exchange rate of 6,93 on 9 June 2011) and comprises an
initial purchase price for the Cypress A Assets of CAD$246 million (ZAR1 704
million), which was paid in cash on the closing date, and CAD$788 million (ZAR5
458 million) in the form of a commitment to fund 75% of Talisman`s 50% portion
of certain future development costs to further develop both the Farrell Creek
and Cypress A Assets in terms of a joint development plan until such time that
the aggregate purchase consideration has been paid in full.
10 June 2011
Exclusive Financial advisor
Morgan Stanley & Co
Fraser, Milner & Casgrain
Deutsche Securities (SA) (Pty) Limited
Forward-looking statement - Disclaimer:
The estimates of contingent resources contained in this announcement are based
on definitions provided by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Contingent
resources do not constitute, and should not be confused with, reserves.
Contingent resources are defined as those quantities of petroleum estimated, as
of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from a known accumulation by
application of development projects, but which are not currently considered to
be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies. There is
therefore uncertainty as to the portion of the volumes identified as contingent
resources that will be commercially producible.
Sasol may, in this announcement, make certain statements that are not historical
facts and relate to analyses and other information which are based on forecasts
of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. These
statements may also relate to our future prospects, developments and business
strategies. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not
limited to, statements regarding exchange rate fluctuations, volume growth,
increases in market share, total shareholder return, resource volumes and values
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assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may differ materially from those
anticipated. You should understand that a number of important factors could
cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, objectives,
expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking
statements. Some of these factors are discussed more fully in our most recent
annual report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 20-F filed on 28
September 2010 and in other filings with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. The list of factors discussed therein is not exhaustive;
when relying on forward-looking statements to make investment decisions, you
should carefully consider both these factors and other uncertainties and events.
Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and
we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Morgan Stanley & Co and its affiliates are acting as independent financial
advisor to Sasol Limited and no one else in connection with the transaction and
will not be responsible to anyone other than Sasol Limited for providing the
protections afforded to the clients of Morgan Stanley & Co nor for providing
advice in relation to the transaction, the contents of this announcement or any
other matter referred to herein.
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