KEATON ENERGY HOLDINGS LIMITED - Small Related Party Transaction AnnouncementRelease Date: 27/06/2014 17:15:00 Code(s): KEH
Keaton Energy Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2006/011090/06)
JSE code: KEH
ISIN code: ZAE000117420
("Keaton" or ?the company?)
SMALL RELATED PARTY TRANSACTION ANNOUNCEMENT RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION BY KEATON
OF 18% OF THE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF LEEUW MINING AND EXPLORATION (PTY) LTD (?THE TRANSACTION?)
Keaton holds a 74% equity interest in Leeuw Mining and Exploration Proprietary
Limited (?LME?). A 26% equity interest in LME is currently held by JPI Leeuw and
Associates Proprietary Limited (?JPI?).
Keaton has subsequently entered into a share purchase agreement with JPI to
acquire 18% of the equity interest held by JPI in LME for the purchase
consideration as disclosed in 3.2 below, with effect from 30 September 2014 or
such earlier or later date as Keaton may, in its sole discretion, nominate in writing
JPI wishes to exit from its investment in LME. In order to advance the economic
interest and welfare of JPI and to enable JPI to substantially and meaningfully
benefit from its equity interest in LME, Keaton has agreed to acquire 18% of the
equity interest held by JPI in LME.
Keaton recognises the importance of the objectives of the Broad-Based Socio-
Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals
Industry (?The Mining Charter?). To this end and in order to comply with the
ownership objectives of the Mining Charter, ownership of 18% of the equity
interest held by JPI in LME will only pass to Keaton on the Effective Date. The
board of directors of Keaton ("Board") recognise that the Effective Date cannot
occur unless 26% effective HDSA (historically disadvantaged South Africans)
ownership in LME is in place at that time.
This Transaction is the first phase of the restructuring and consolidation of BEE
(black economic empowerment) within the greater Keaton group...
3. THE TRANSACTION
3.1. THE BUSINESS
LME has one operating colliery, Vaalkrantz and holds the mining rights for
Braakfontein and Koudelager.
3.2. THE PURCHASE CONSIDERATION
The purchase consideration payable by Keaton is R26,000,000 plus interest
to be settled as follows:
- Such portion of the purchase consideration which is equal to the
amount owing by JPI to Keaton shall be settled by way of set-off on 30
June 2014; and
- The balance of the purchase consideration, after applying set-off, shall
be settled in 11 monthly instalments starting on 30 June 2014 bearing
and accruing interest at prime.
4. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
All the conditions relating to this acquisition have been fulfilled or waived.
5. FINANCIAL EFFECTS
Based on Keaton?s reviewed results for the year ended 31 March 2014
("Results"), the Financial Effects of the above Transaction on Keaton?s earnings
per share ("EPS"), diluted earnings per share ("DEPS?), headline earnings per
share ("HEPS"), diluted headline earnings per share (?DHEPS?), net asset value
per share (?NAV?) and net tangible asset value per share (?NTAV?) are set out
below. The Financial Effects are prepared for illustrative purposes only, and
because of their nature, may not give a fair presentation of Keaton's financial
position, changes in equity, results of operations and cash flows or the effect and
impact of the Transaction.
The Financial Effects are the responsibility of the Board and have not been
reviewed or reported on by Keaton?s auditors.
Before the After the Change
Transaction(?) Transaction (?) %
EPS (cents) (?) 30.3 27.2 -10.2%
DEPS (cents) (?) 30.0 26.9 -10.3%
HEPS (cents) (?) 30.3 27.2 -10.2%
DHEPS (cents) (?) 30.0 26.9 -10.3%
NTAV (4) 96.1 84.5 -12.1%
1. Based on Keaton's 31 March 2014 reviewed results.
2. In calculating the Financial Effects, it was assumed that the Transaction was
implemented on 1 April 2013 for statement of comprehensive income
purposes and on 31 March 2014 for statement of financial position purposes.
3. The EPS, DEPS, HEPS and DHEPS were adjusted for:
a. net profit attributable to owners of the company decreasing by
R5,427,193 relating to the change in non-controlling interest.
b. assumed interest paid of R672,064 to JPI on the purchase
4. The NTAV per share was adjusted for:
a. a decrease in minority interest of R 26,000,000.
5. The impact on NAV per share was not considered significant, as the %
change was less than 3%.
6. SMALL RELATED PARTY TRANSACTION
JPI is a material shareholder of LME which is a subsidiary of Keaton and this
acquisition is therefore a related party transaction in terms of the JSE Listings
The JSE has been provided with written confirmation from BDO Corporate
Finance (Proprietary) Limited, an independent professional expert acceptable to
the JSE, confirming that the acquisition is fair to Keaton?s shareholders ("the
The fairness opinion will be available for inspection at Keaton`s registered office
for a period of 28 days from the date of this announcement.
27 June 2014
Investec Bank Limited
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