EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED - Cautionary announcement and trading statement for the six-month period ending 30 June 2014Release Date: 24/06/2014 08:42:00 Code(s): EXX
EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration Number: 2000/011076/06)
JSE share code: EXX
ADR code: EXXAY
(?Exxaro? or ?the company?)
CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE SIX-MONTH
PERIOD ENDING 30 JUNE 2014
Shareholders are advised that there will be an impairment of the company?s investment in
the Mayoko Iron Ore Project (?Mayoko Project?), located in the Republic of the Congo (RoC).
The Concept Study on the revised 12 million tonnes Mayoko Project was concluded during
June 2014. However, to date, Exxaro has not been successful in concluding the definitive
port and rail agreements for the Mayoko Project as was communicated to the market during
the results announcement on 06 March 2014.
As a result of these delays as well as higher project development costs following the
outcome of the Concept Study, Exxaro believes that there will be an impairment of the
company?s investment in the Mayoko Project which has resulted in the company having to
write down the value of the investment. The impact of this write-down will be a pre-tax write-
off of an amount up to the original acquisition cost of the company?s investment in the
Mayoko Project as well as the project related costs capitalised to date amounting to
R5 362 million in total. The exact quantum of the impairment loss will be communicated as
soon as calculations have been finalised.
Exxaro will actively liaise with the government of the RoC with regards to the future of the
Mayoko Project. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in
the company?s securities, until the full impact of the expected impairment loss has been
Shareholders are also advised that Exxaro will release its reviewed financial results for the
six-month period ending 30 June 2014, on 21 August 2014.
Consolidated net operating profit for the group as well as attributable earnings per share for
the group for the six-month period ending 30 June 2014 are expected to show a decrease of
more than 20% when compared with the corresponding period in 2013.
A decrease in consolidated net operating profit for the group is expected when compared to
the R917 million net operating profit (including discontinued operations) in the corresponding
six-month period in 2013, mainly due to the pre-tax impairment loss of an amount up to a
maximum of R5 362 million.
The group is expected to record stable net operating profit from the coal operations as well
as stable contributions from the equity-accounted investments, in line with the corresponding
period in 2013.
Headline earnings, which exclude the impact of any impairment, are expected to be in line
with the R2 529 million recorded in the corresponding period in 2013.
As Exxaro is not at this stage in a position to provide more specific guidance on the ranges
of the impact on either attributable earnings per share or headline earnings per share,
shareholders are advised that a further trading statement will be issued once Exxaro and its
directors have obtained a reasonable degree of certainty relating to the expected financial
results for the six-month period ending 30 June 2014.
The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been
reviewed, audited or reported on by Exxaro?s external auditors. This statement is issued in
compliance with the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited.
A webcast and dial-in Teleconference Call regarding the details of this announcement will be
held on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, at 12h00 (GMT+2:00):
Internet Broadcast: http://www.exxaro.com/
Dial-in Teleconference numbers:
- Republic of South Africa toll-free: 0800 200 648
- Johannesburg: 011 535 3600 or 010 201 6800
- Cape Town: 021 819 0900
- Australia toll-free: 1 800 350 100
- UK toll-free: 0808 162 4061
- USA and Canada toll-free: 1 855 481 5362
- Conference ID: Exxaro Teleconference
Conference call document: will be used during the conference call and will be available on
our website at Exxaro: http://www.exxaro.com/
Teleconference call replay: available via the Internet and telephone beginning on
25 June 2014, at 08h00 (GMT+2:00): until 30 June 2014.
Internet replay: www.exxaro.com
Play-back telephone numbers:
- Republic of South Africa: 011 305 2030
- Australia toll-free: 1 800 091 250
- UK toll-free: 0 808 234 6771
- USA and Canada toll-free: 1 855 481 5363
- Other countries: +27 11 305 2030
- Playback Code: 31610#
Exxaro is one of the largest South African based diversified resources companies, with interests in the Coal,
Titanium Dioxide and Iron ore commodities. www.exxaro.com
Wim de Klerk
Tel: + 27 12 307 4848
Mobile: +27 82 652 5145
24 June 2014
Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
Date: 24/06/2014 08:42:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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