|Nature of business:|
The Group is a leading retailer and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa. The Group has a network of more than 1 800 service stations in 15 countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa, markets its products to commercial customers through its commercial fuels and lubricants businesses and exports lubricants to more than ten other African countries. At its service station locations, the Group also provides its customers with growing convenience retail and quick service and fast casual restaurant ('QSR') offerings (which includes cafe's and bakeries) in partnership with major food and retail brands (available at approximately 54% of its company-owned service stations). The Group also offers other vehicle services including oil change and car wash facilities at its service stations. The Group benefits from an integrated business model owning or having access to approximately 943,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity at 97 locations across Africa and enjoys a strong overall market position in the countries it operates in, being either the number one or number two retailer of fuels by volume sold in 14 out of its 15 countries of operation.