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18-Sep-2018
(C)
Ecsponent changed their year end to June, therefore there are no comparable figures. Revenue for the year came in at R467 million, operating profit was R412.4 million, profit attributable to owners of the parent from owners of the parent was recorded at R102.2 million, while headline earnings per share was 6.99117 cents per share.



Dividend

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



The Company has issued and listed three additional classes of Preference Shares. Six classes are now in issue with the following dividend terms:

- Class A - 10% fixed rate monthly dividend;

- Class B - 0% monthly dividend, but redeeming at a rate equal to 170% of the Initial Issue Price;

- Class C - prime plus 4% floating rate monthly dividend.

- Class D - 12.5% fixed rate monthly dividend;

- Class E - 11.25% fixed rate monthly dividend

- Class G - 10% fixed rate monthly dividend



Preference Share dividends and interest of 241.1 million accrued to investors for the 15 months ended 30 June 2018. The dividends are classified as finance costs and included in the finance cost expense in the Consolidated Statement of Profit and Loss and Comprehensive Income.



Company prospects

Key elements of the Group's on-going growth strategy are:

- the continued focus on core businesses;

- the continued investment in the Group's credit operations;

- achieving a reduction in concentration risk;

- increased emphasis on high yield equity opportunities and sector diversification;

- increased focus on technology to facilitate trade;

- obtaining rand-based and foreign currency institutional funding; and

- aggressive cost rationalisation/reduction.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at the continued development of a robust and complementary financial services group which continues to provide sustainable returns.
12-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
The board advises shareholders that it is reasonably certain the results for the 15- month period ended 30 June 2018* when compared with the published results for the financial period ended 31 March 2017# (?comparative period?), will show:

*an increase of more than 100% in headline earnings per share (?HEPS?), resulting in a HEPS of between 6.989 and 6.992 cents share, as compared to the HEPS of 0.014 cents for the comparative period; and

*an increase of between 10% and 20% in earnings per share (?EPS?), resulting in an EPS of between 9.218 and 10.056 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 8.380 cents for the comparative period.



The Group's auditors have not reviewed, nor reported on, the financial information on which this trading statement is based.



The audited financial results for the 15-month period ended 30 June 2018 will be released on or after 18 September 2018. Visit www.ecsponentlimited.com/2018-financial-results/ for more information.



*Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 28 March 2018 which contained details of the change in the Group?s financial year end from 31 March 2018 to 30 June 2018.

#Shareholders are advised that the financial year end 31 March 2017 was a 15-month period.
10-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
05-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the circular distributed to the company?s shareholders on 2 August 2018, and using the terms defined therein unless otherwise stated, shareholders are advised that the ordinary resolutions were approved by the requisite majority of votes at the general meeting of the company?s ordinary shareholders held today, 5 September 2018.
28-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the terms announcement released on SENS dated 29 June 2018, in which they were, inter alia, advised that:

* Ecsponent Treasury Services (Pty) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecsponent, has entered into an acquisition agreement to subscribe for 100% of the issued ordinary shares of Pink Orchid Ltd., an investment holding company yet to be incorporated, from Purple Orchid Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecsponent Capital (RF) Ltd., a related party, for a total consideration of R280 million;

* Ecsponent has entered into a subscription agreement with Invest Solar Africa Ltd. (?Invest Solar Africa?), a related party, in terms of which the company has agreed to subscribe for a maximum of 40 000 000 shares in Invest Solar Africa at a subscription price of BWP1.00 (one Botswana Pula) per share, pursuant to a private placement of such shares;

* Ecsponent has entered into an underwriting agreement with Invest Solar Africa, in terms of which Ecsponent has agreed to underwrite and subscribe for all the shares in Invest Solar Africa which are not taken up during the initial public offering of Invest Solar Africa pursuant to the listing of its ordinary shares on the Venture Capital Board of the Botswana Stock Exchange; and

* Ecsponent has entered into an investment management agreement with MHMK Capital Botswana Ltd. (?MHMK Capital?), a related party, which is controlled by George Manyere, a material shareholder and a non-executive director of the company, in terms of which MHMK Capital will manage the portfolio of assets and investments owned by Ecsponent Ltd. incorporated in Botswana a wholly owned subsidiary of the company;

(collectively ?the Transactions?).



Shareholders were also advised that a circular, containing details of the Transactions, would be distributed to shareholders in due course (?the Circular?).



Shareholders are advised that a delay has been encountered due to the finalisation of certain financial information of the target companies, which is required to be included in the Circular. The JSE has, upon written request by the company, granted the company an extension of the 60 day rule pursuant to paragraph 9.20(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, allowing the company to dispatch the Circular in respect of the Transactions to shareholders by no later than 15 October 2018.
28-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 17 September 2018, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 7 August 2018 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 12 September 2018:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum;

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.00% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%);

- in respect of the Class D Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 12.5% per annum;

- in respect of the Class E Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 11.25% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class G Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum.

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 11 September 2018

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 12 September 2018

* Record Date : Friday, 14 September 2018

* Payment Date : Monday, 17 September 2018



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 98.63014 - 138.08219



Class D - Class E - Class G Preference Shares:

* Gross local dividend declared : 123.28767 - 110.95890 - 98.63014
06-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 2 August 2018 advising that a circular containing a notice of a general meeting had been posted on 2 August 2018. The Board of directors of Ecsponent would like to bring to the attention of shareholders that a difference has been identified in the headings of the resolutions set out in the proxy form included in the circular that was posted on 2 August 2018. The descriptions of each resolution however remain correct. Shareholders are to proceed to indicate their elections on the proxy form included in the circular that was posted on 2 August 2018.
02-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 23 May 2018 and, using the terms defined therein, are advised that a circular setting out the details of the Coronado Acquisition and the Capitis Equities Investment (?the Transactions?) and containing a notice of a general meeting to approve the relevant resolutions pertaining to the Transactions (?Circular?), has been posted today, 2 August 2018 to shareholders registered as such on Friday, 27 July 2018.



Notice of general meeting

Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of ordinary shareholders will be held at 10:30 at the company?s offices at Fintech Campus, Corner of Botterklapper and Ilanga Streets, The Willows, Pretoria, 0182 on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 (?General Meeting?) to consider the resolutions necessary to approve the Transactions.



The salient dates and times relating to the General Meeting are set out below:

Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the General Meeting - Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Record date in order to vote at the General Meeting - Friday, 31 August 2018
23-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 13 August 2018, has been finalised.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Monday, 6 August 2018

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Tuesday, 7 August 2018

* Record Date : Friday, 10 August 2018

* Payment Date : Monday, 13 August 2018



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised, between the date that the Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend, and the Record Date.



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 73.97260 - 103.56164



Class D Preference Share - Class E Preference Share - Class G Preference Share

Distributable amount to shareholders, calculated as follows:

* Gross local dividend declared: 92.46575 - 83.21918 - 73.97260
19-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors advised shareholders that the Company has secured, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ecsponent Ltd., incorporated in the Republic of Botswana, debt funding in an amount of USD5 million (ZAR67.3 million as of the date of this announcement) on market related terms from Norsad Finance Ltd. The US dollar-based funding will be deployed to expand Ecsponent?s growing investment operations outside South Africa.
03-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
The company announced that it proposes to list the following new series under the ZAR5 000 000 000 Preference Share Programme on Tuesday, 10 July 2018, the details of which are summarised below:



Ecsponent Pref. Share G2

Issuer price per Preference Share: R100

Listing date: 10 July 2018

Dividend rate: 10% per annum, payable monthly in arrears

Redemption Record Date: 7 July 2023

Redemption amount per Preference Share: R100

Redemption Payment Date. 10 July 2023



The listing is subject to the submission of the final signed applicable pricing supplement relating thereto and formal approval thereof by the JSE.



Full details of the listing will be announced prior to the listing date.



Dividend dates:

Relevant dates in relation to dividend payments in respect of the Series 2 Class G Preference Shares are set out below:

Last day to trade to appear in the register on the Record Date: Monday, 6 August 2018

Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend: Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Record Date: Friday, 10 August 2018

Payment Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
29-Jun-2018
(C)
Due to the change in the financial year-end, the second current interim period comprises the twelve months ended 31 March 2018, while the comparative previous period is for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2017. For this reason there are no comparatives. Revenue was R379.5 million, gross profit was recorded at R315.8 million and operating profit came to R240.2 million. Total comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders was R17.9 million. In addition, headline earnings per share was 0.12623 cents per share.



Dividends

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



Company prospects

Key elements of the Group's on-going growth strategy are:

- the continued focus on core businesses;

- the continued investment in the Group's credit operations;

- increased emphasis on high yield equity opportunities and sector diversification

- obtaining rand-based and foreign currency institutional funding; and

- aggressive cost rationalisation/reduction.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at the continued development of a robust and complementary financial services Group which continues to provide sustainable returns.

29-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
26-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 July 2018, has been finalised.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 10 July 2018

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 11 July 2018

* Record Date : Friday, 13 July 2018

* Payment Date : Monday, 16 July 2018



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 76.71233 - 107.39726



Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares:

* Gross local dividend declared : 95.89041 - 86.30137 - 76.71233
22-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The board hereby advises shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the results for the 12- month period ended 31 March 2018* when compared with the published results for the financial year ended 31 March 2017# (?Comparative Period?), will show:

*a decrease of between 75% and 85% in earnings per share (?EPS?), resulting in an EPS of between 2.095 and 1.257 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 8,380 cents for the comparative period; and

*an increase of between 780% and 790% in headline earnings per share (?HEPS?), resulting in a HEPS of between 0.125 and 0.127 cents per share, as compared to the HEPS of 0.014 cents for the comparative period.



The board announced on 20 December 2016, a series of financial transactions designed to streamline operations and re-align the Group for increased strategic growth. These transactions were aimed at ensuring uncompromising focus on the core Ecsponent businesses of credit and private equity. The Group initiated a rationalisation process disposing of all assets not aligned to these activities. The disparity between the HEPS growth and the decline in EPS as indicated above relates to the impact of this rationalisation process.



The disposal transactions were concluded during the 2017 calendar year spanning both the March 2017 and March 2018 financial reporting periods. The impact of the rationalisation on the Group?s EPS for the respective financial periods include the following non-trading profits:

*March 2017, profit on disposal of R78.1 million or 8.393 EPS; and

*March 2018, profit on disposal of R15.4 million or 1.430 EPS.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditors.



The reviewed financial results for the 12-month period ended 31 March 2018 will be released on or before 29 June 2018.



* Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 28 March 2018 which contained details of the change in the Group?s financial year end from 31 March 2018 to 30 June 2018. The Company will issue reviewed financial results for the 12 months ending 31 March 2018 in line with the JSE Listings Requirements.



# Shareholders are advised that the financial year end 31 March 2017 was a 15-month period and are therefore cautioned that the Comparative Period is not directly comparable to the financial period to be reported on next.
22-Jun-2018
(Permanent)
Ecsponent changed it?s financial year-end from 31 March to 30 June effective 01 April 2018.
19-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the Company (?the Board?) is pleased to announce that the Group has concluded a transaction in terms of which Return on Innovation (Pty) Ltd. (?ROi?), a 100% owned subsidiary of the Company, disposed of its business as a going concern to iKGB Media Information Service (Pty) Ltd. (?iKGB?), for a total consideration of R7.3 million (?the Disposal?), with effect from 18 June 2018.



Overview of ROi

ROi provides strategic management inputs across all media platforms, from the rumblings on social media, through a wide variety of print media to radio and television. This is managed through one intelligence platform. The business provides empirical data enabling a strategic high ground for its corporate clients.



Overview of iKGB

iKGB is 100% owned by Shaka Sisulu, who was born into political activism as the grandson of Walter and Albertina Sisulu and is widely known as activist, entrepreneur and media-aficionado. Shaka aims to create the largest, diverse and dynamic Black-owned digital marketing group on the African continent.



iKGB is a boutique media monitoring agency that has been successful in a niche market since 2011. The business provides its clients with data analytics, media monitoring and reputation analysis and management services. Due to the growth potential and synergies between iKGB and ROi Africa, the two business will amalgamate their solutions.
11-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The Company announced that the preference shares summarised in the table below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R75 803 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R9 365 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4 and R32 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 5).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R351 710 400.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R37 566 700.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R48 153 600.00 issued in terms of Series 7, R44 007 800.00 issued in terms of Series 8, R52 118 000.00 in terms of Series 9, R44 053 800.00 in terms of Series 10 and R30 000.00 in terms of Series 11).

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R734 451 400.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R134 581 900.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R102 115 700.00 issued in terms of Series 7 and R45 620 000.00 issued in terms of Series 8).

- Class D Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R79 892 500(comprising R40 140 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1, R38 752 500.00 issued in terms of Series 2 and R1 000 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3).

- Class E Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R74 197 000.00 (comprising R48 683 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1, R25 014 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2 and R500 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3).

- Class G Preference Shares: R2 021 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1.
05-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
The Company announces that it proposes to list the new series under the ZAR5 000 000 000 Preference Share Programme on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, the details of which are summarised below:

*Ecsponent Pref. Share B11 R170

*Ecsponent Pref. Share D3 R100

*Ecsponent Pref. Share E3 R100

*Ecsponent Pref. Share G2 R100



The listings are subject to the submission of the final signed applicable pricing supplements relating thereto and formal approval thereof by the JSE.



Full details of the listings will be announced prior to the listing date.



Dividend dates:

Relevant dates in relation to dividend payments in respect of the Series 3 Class D and E and Series 2 Class G Preference Shares are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on the record date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

*Record date: Friday, 13 July 2018

*Payment date: Monday, 16 July 2018
29-May-2018
(Official Notice)
23-May-2018
(Official Notice)
20-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 14 November 2016 and 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares were advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 14 May 2018, has been finalised.



Notice was given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 11 April 2018 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 9 May 2018:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum;

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.00% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%);

- in respect of the Class D Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 12.5% per annum;

- in respect of the Class E Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 11.25% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class G Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum. the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Tuesday, 8 May 2018

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Wednesday, 9 May 2018

* Record Date Friday, 11 May 2018

* Payment Date Monday, 14 May 2018



Class A and Class C Preference Shares:

The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Class A and Class C Preference Shareholders are set out below:



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 76.71233 - 107.39726



Class D Preference Share - Class E Preference Share - Class G Preference Share

* Gross local dividend declared : 95.89041 - 86.30137 - 76.71233
28-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Ordinary and Preference shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the Company (?the Board?) has approved a change in the Company?s financial year-end from 31 March 2018 to 30 June 2018. The Company will issue reviewed financial results for the 12 months ending 31 March 2018 in line with the JSE Listings Requirements.

20-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 14 November 2016 and 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 April 2018, has been finalised.



Notice was given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 7 March 2018 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 April 2018:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum;

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%);

- in respect of the Class D Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 12.5% per annum;

- in respect of the Class E Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 11.25% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class G Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum. the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 10 April 2018

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 11 April 2018

* Record Date : Friday, 13 April 2018

* Payment Date : Monday, 16 April 2018



Class A and Class C Preference Shares:

The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Class A and Class C Preference Shareholders are set out below:

Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 95.89041 - 136.64384

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 76.71233 - 109.31507



Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares:

The net distribution amounts are set out below:

Class D Preference Share - Class E Preference Share - Class G Preference Share

Distributable amount to shareholders, calculated as follows:

* Gross local dividend declared : 119.86301 - 107.87671 - 95.89041
09-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Ecsponent (?the Board?) advised shareholders that Ecsponent Limited, incorporated in Botswana, being a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (?Ecsponent Botswana?) has agreed the terms of a transaction that, if implemented, will result in Ecsponent acquiring an additional 444 000 shares in MyBucks S.A (?MyBucks?) resulting in an increase in Ecsponent?s holding in MyBucks to 12% (?the Acquisition?).



The additional shares in MyBucks will be acquired through a private placement, whereby Ecsponent Botswana will subscribe for the additional shares at a subscription price of EUR9.00 per MyBucks share, payable in cash, resulting in a total consideration of EUR3.996 million.



The balance of the private placement will substantially be taken up by vehicles related to Messrs Christian Angermayer and Gerd Alexander Sch?tz.



Effective date

The private placement is expected to become effective on Friday, 9 February 2018, being the date of payment of the purchase consideration for the Acquisition.
05-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
The Company is pleased to announce that the preference shares summarised in the table below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:



? Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R75 803 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R9 365 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4 and R32 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 5).

? Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R290 021 600.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R37 566 700.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R48 153 600.00 issued in terms of Series 7, R44 007 800.00 issued in terms of Series 8 and R34 513 000.00 in terms of Series 9.)

? Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R734 451 400.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R134 581 900.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R102 115 700.00 issued in terms of Series 7 and R45 620 000.00 issued in terms of Series 8).

? Class D Preference Shares: R30 390 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1 and R1 000 000 issued in terms of Series 2.

? Class E Preference Shares: R35 408 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1 and R430 000 issued in terms of Series 2.

? Class G Preference Shares: R985 000 issued in terms of Series 1.



The total authorised amount of R5 000 000 000 under the Programme Memorandum has not been exceeded.
01-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the former SENS announcement on 27 November 2017, the board is pleased to advise that it has appointed Lezanne du Preez-Cilliers as the Company Secretary with effect from 1 February 2018. Lezanne takes over from Dirk van der Merwe, who replaces Bryan Shanahan as the group?s financial director from 1 February 2018.



Lezanne will be fulfilling a dual role as Company Secretary and Group Legal Manager ? a position which she has held at the group since 2012. She has over 10 years? experience in corporate law, and specialises in corporate transactions, which include debt, mergers and acquisitions, collective investment schemes, formal investment instruments, contract management, litigation and negotiation. She holds an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria.

23-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 14 November 2016 and 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 12 February 2018, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 10 January 2018 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 7 February 2018:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum;

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%);

*in respect of the Class D Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 12.5% per annum;

*in respect of the Class E Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 11.25% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class G Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum. the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on record date - Tuesday, 6 February 2018

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 7 February 2018

*Record date - Friday, 9 February 2018

*Payment date - Monday, 12 February 2018



Class A and Class C Preference Shares:

The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Class A and Class C Preference Shareholders are set out below:



Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 61.36986



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 109.31507

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 87.45206



Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares:

Class D preference share

Gross local dividend declared (cents per share) - 95.89041



Class E preference share

Gross local dividend declared (cents per share) - 86.30137



Class G preference share

Gross local dividend declared (cents per share) - 76.71233
03-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
21-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 14 November 2016 and 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 15 January 2018, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 12 December 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 10 January 2018:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum;

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%);

*in respect of the Class D Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 12.5% per annum;

*in respect of the Class E Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 11.25% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class G Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum.



the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on record date - Tuesday, 9 January 2018

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

*Record date - Friday, 12 January 2018

*Payment date - Monday, 15 January 2018



Class A and Class C Preference Shares:

The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Class A and Class C Preference

Shareholders are set out below:

Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 61.36986



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 109.31507

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 87.45206



Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares:

Class D Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount - 95.89041



Class E Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount - 86.30137



Class G Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount - 76.71233
28-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements released by the Company on 14 November 2016 and 26 September 2017 (containing dividend dates), holders of Class A, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 December 2017, has been finalised.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 12 December 2017

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 13 December 2017

* Record Date : Friday, 15 December 2017

* Payment Date : Monday, 18 December 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised, between the date that the Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend, and the Record Date.



Class A and Class C Preference Shares:

The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Class A and Class C Preference Shareholders are set out below:

Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 95.89041 - 136.64384



Class D, Class E and Class G Preference Shares:

The net distribution amounts are set out below:

Class D Preference Share - Class E Preference Share - Class G Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount : 119.86301 - 107.87671 - 95.89041
28-Nov-2017
(C)
The following results are the company's maiden interim results following the change in year from December to March and therefore are incomparable. Revenue from continuing operations was R154.6 million whilst operating profit came to R113.3 million. Total comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders of R34.2 million was recorded. In addition, headline earnings per share were 1.698cps.



Dividend

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



Company prospects

Key elements of the Group's on-going growth strategy are:

* the continued investment in the Group's credit operations;

* the continued growth of underlying assets through product and market extension;

* the continued focus on core businesses;

* obtaining local and forex-based institutional funding;

* aggressive trading and cost rationalisation/reduction; and

* increased emphasis on high yield equity opportunities.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at the continued development of a robust and complementary financial services Group which continues to provide sustainable returns.
27-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Bryan Shanahan has tendered his resignation as Financial Director of the Ecsponent group, effective 31 January 2018.



The Board further announced that it has finalised the selection of a suitable successor and that Mr Dirk van der Merwe will return as Financial Director of the group on 1 February 2018. Mr Van der Merwe served as the Group?s financial director from September 2010 to December 2015 and acted as company secretary from 1 June 2016.
21-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 9 November 2017 in which the Board advised shareholders of the minimum difference expected between the interim results for the 6-month period ended 30 September 2017 (?Current Period?) when compared with the results for the interim period ended 30 June 2016 (?Comparative Period?).



The board further advised shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the interim results for the Current Period when compared with the results for the Comparative Period, will reflect an increase of between 35% and 45% in earnings per share (?EPS?), resulting in an EPS of between 3.005 cents and 3.227 cents, as compared to the EPS of 2.226 cents for the Comparative Period.



The HEPS is expected to increase by between 65% and 75%, resulting in a HEPS of between 1.627 cents and 1.725 cents, as compared to the HEPS of 0.986 cents for the Comparative Period.



The financial results for the Current Period will be released on or before 31 December 2017.
09-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The board advised shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the interim results for the 6-month period ended 30 September 2017, when compared with the 6-month interim results published for the period ended 30 June 2016* (?comparative interim period?), will differ as follow:

* minimum EPS of 2.893 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 2.226 cents per share for the comparative interim period; and

* headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by a minimum of 60%, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 1.577 cents per share, as compared to the HEPS of 0.986 cents per share for the comparative interim period.



* The company changed its financial year-end during the 2016 financial year from a 31 December reporting date to a 31 March reporting date. The change resulted in the 31 March 2017 financial period being extended to a 15-month period, commencing on 1 January 2016. As a result, the comparative interim period ended on 30 June 2016, while the current interim period ended on 30 September 2017.



The financial results for the 6-month interim period ended 30 September 2017 will be released on or before 15 December 2017.
06-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the special and ordinary resolutions were approved by the requisite majority of votes at the general meetings of Ecsponent ordinary shareholders and Class A, Class B and Class C Preference shareholders held on 2 November 2017 .



General meeting of ordinary shareholders

The total number of Ecsponent ordinary shares in issue is 1 079 550 795 shares of which 786 533 639 shares have been voted at the General Meeting, representing 72.9%.



General meeting of Class A preference shareholders

The total number of Ecsponent Class A Preference shares in issue is 722 969 shares of which 237 023 shares have been voted at the General Meeting, representing 32.8%.



General meeting of Class B preference shareholders

The total number of Ecsponent Class B Preference shares in issue is 2 513 368 shares of which 696 118 shares have been voted at the General Meeting, representing 27.7%.



General meeting of Class C preference shareholders

The total number of Ecsponent Class C Preference shares in issue is 7 294 514 shares of which 2 469 450 shares have been voted at the General Meeting, representing 33.9%.



01-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The Board of Directors advised shareholders that the Company has procured debt funding in an amount of USD10 million (ZAR142 million) on market related terms. The funding will be deployed through the secured Business Credit division to expand the Group?s African operations. The funding will be US dollar based to avoid exchange rate risk and provide additional hard currency assets.



Ecsponent?s Business Credit division addresses the demand for funding and other challenges that SMEs face in South African and selected African markets. Visit the company?s website, www.ecsponent.com for more information.
31-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the special and ordinary resolutions were approved by the requisite majority of votes at the General Meeting of Ecsponent ordinary shareholders held on Friday, 27 October 2017.
24-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
05-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
In order to provide for the voluntary redemption of the Class A, Class B and Class C Preference Shares by the Company, it is proposed that Schedule 2 of the Memorandum of Incorporation of the Company be amended. Accordingly a circular, setting out the details thereof and containing notices of general meetings of Ordinary Shareholders and Class A, Class B and Class C Preference Shareholders (?Preference Shareholders?), will be posted to Ordinary and Preference Shareholders (?Shareholders?) registered as such on Friday, 29 September 2017, on 5 October 2017 (?the Circular?).



Notices of general meetings

Notice was given that:

? a general meeting of Ordinary Shareholders will be held at 10:00; and

? general meetings of the Preference Shareholders will be held from 10:30 onwards (or commencing immediately after the conclusion of the general meeting of Ordinary Shareholders),

at the Company?s new offices at Fintech Campus, Corner of Botterklapper and Ilanga Streets, The Willows, Pretoria East on Thursday, 2 November 2017 (?General Meetings?)
28-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are notified that a circular, setting out information relating to the specific issue of Class D and Class E preference shares (?Specific Issue?), will be posted today, 28 September 2017, to ordinary shareholders registered as such on Friday, 22 September 2017 (?Circular?). Class D and Class E preference shares are convertible into ordinary shares on an event of default and therefore the issue of the Class D and Class E preference shares requires approval from ordinary shareholders in line with the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited.



Notice of GM

Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of ordinary shareholders will be held at 10:00 at the Company?s new offices at Fintech Campus, Corner of Botterklapper and Ilanga Streets, The Willows, Pretoria, 0043, on Friday, 27 October 2017 (?General Meeting?) to consider the resolutions necessary to approve the Specific Issue.



The salient dates and times relating to the General Meeting are set out below: 2017

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote in respect of the General MeetingTuesday, 17 October

*General Meeting record date in order to vote Friday, 20 October

*General Meeting to be held at 10:00 on Friday, 27 October

*Results of General Meeting released on SENS on Friday, 27 October

26-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The company announced that it will be listing the first tranches of Series 1 Classes D, E and G preference shares on Wednesday, 4 October 2017.



Full details regarding the listing will be announced prior to the listing date.



Declaration and finalisation announcement in respect of the first dividend payment:

Notice is hereby given that a preference dividend has been declared in respect of the Series 1, Classes D, E and G Preference Shares with a commencement date of 4 October 2017.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 10 October 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

*Record Date - Friday, 13 October 2017

*Payment Date - Monday, 16 October 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that the Preference Shares commence trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.

Series 1 Class D Preference Share; Series 1 Class E Preference Share and Series 1 Class G Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 18.49315; 16.43836; 20.54795

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 14.79452; 13.15069; 16.43836

*Administration fee - 0.41096; 0.41096; 0.41096

*Net payment to Preference Shareholders - 14.38356; 12.73973; 16.02740



Dividend payment dates for the remainder of 2017:

The following dividend payment dates are declared in respect of the Series 1 Classes D, E and G Preference Shares for the remainder of 2017. Dividend amounts will be announced at least 10 business days prior to the last day to trade:

November 2017

Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday 7 November

Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday 8 November

Record Date - Friday 10 November

Payment Date - Monday 13 November



December 2017

Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday 12 December

Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday 13 December

Record Date - Friday 15 December

Payment Date - Monday 18 December



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
26-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016 (dividend dates announcement), holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 October 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 12 September 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 10 October 2017:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 10 October 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

*Record Date - Friday, 13 October 2017

*Payment Date - Monday, 16 October 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised, between the date that the Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend, and the Record Date.

Class A Preference Share and Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233; 109.31507

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 61.36986; 87.45206
18-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Ecsponent?s board of directors is pleased to announce to its shareholders that the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has approved the group?s application for a Collective Investment Scheme licence in Swaziland.



The Ecsponent group focuses its operations on three core business units in its different territories of operation; Investment Services, Business Credit and Equity Holdings. This licence will allow the group to enhance its Investment Services offering in Swaziland, by introducing new products to the market.



This represents a major milestone in the Company?s efforts to further expand its activities in that country and unlock value in sub Saharan Africa.
29-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016 (dividend dates announcement), holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 September 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given of the declaration of the following preference dividends in respect of the period commencing on 7 August 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 12 September 2017:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on record date - Tuesday, 12 September 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 13 September 2017

*Record date - Friday, 15 September 2017

*Payment date - Monday, 18 September 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised, between the date that the Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend, and the Record Date.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the following additional information is provided:

*The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

*The dividend withholding tax rate is 20%;

*The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:



Class A Preference Share

Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 98.63014

Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 78.90411



Class C Preference Share

Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 140.54795

Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 112.43836



14-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement, dated 4 August 2017, which related to a circular containing certain amendments to the Company?s Memorandum of Incorporation (?Amendments?) and advising that the directors had resolved to submit the requisite special resolution to approve such Amendments to the shareholders for their written consent in terms of section 60 of the Companies Act.



Shareholders are advised that, as at the date of this announcement, the Amendments have been approved in writing by the requisite majority of shareholders (i.e. 75%). The Amendments will become binding once the relevant special resolution has been accepted for registration by CIPC.
04-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the following ordinary and special resolutions were approved by the requisite majority of votes at the Annual General Meeting of Ecsponent ordinary shareholders held today, 4 August 2017.



04-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the Company (the ?Board?) has proposed certain amendments to the Company?s memorandum of incorporation (?MOI?), including, inter alia, certain amendments to the terms of the Company?s Class D, Class E, Class F and Class G Preference Shares.



In order for Ecsponent to implement the proposed amendments, shareholders are advised that the Board has resolved to submit to shareholders for their consideration and approval, certain special and ordinary resolutions by written consent in terms of section 60 of the Companies Act, 2008.



A circular setting out the proposed amendments, together with the proposed resolutions (?the Circular?), has been distributed to shareholders on Thursday, 03 August 2017. The deadline for approval of the resolutions is Thursday, 07 September 2017. A copy of the Circular is available on the Company?s website (www.ecsponentlimited.com).



The last day to trade and record date for determining which shareholders are entitled to vote on the proposed resolutions was Tuesday, 25 July 2017 and Friday, 28 July 2017, respectively.

24-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016 (dividend dates announcement), holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 14 August 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 11 July 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 8 August 2017:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares,

o a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum from 12 July 2017 ? 20 July 2017 (being the prime rate plus 4%),

o a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum from 21 July 2017 ? 07 August 2017 (being the prime rate plus 4%) the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Monday, 7 August 2017

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Tuesday, 8 August 2017

* Record Date : Friday, 11 August 2017

* Payment Date : Monday, 14 August 2017



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 73.97260 - 106.02740
07-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
The company announced that the preference shares summarised in the table below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R47 958 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R9 365 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4 and R4 921 000.00 issued in terms of Series 5).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R208 068 300.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R37 566 700.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R42 711 100.00 issued in terms of Series 7 and R2 010 000.00 issued in terms of Series 8.)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R665 181 400.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R134 581 900.00 issued in terms of Series 6 and R78 465 700.00 issued in terms of Series 7).
29-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the financial results of the Group for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2017 have been published on its website and can be accessed via the following link: ww.ecsponentlimited.com/financial-reports.
29-Jun-2017
(C)
Ecsponent changed its financial year end from 31 December to 31 March with effect from 31 March 2017. This represents the 15 month period to March 2017, therefore there are no comparatives. Revenue was recorded at R321.8 million, while gross profit came in at R278.0 million. Operating profit was R229.2 million and total comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders came in at R78.1 million. Headline earnings per share was at 0.014cps.



Dividends

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the fourteenth Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of the members of Ecsponent Limited will be held on Friday, 4 August 2017 at the Company's registered office, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, On Lynwood Road, Corner Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 09:00, to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass, with or without modification, the ordinary and special resolutions set out in this notice. The record date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the company share register maintained by the transfer secretaries in order to be entitled to attend and vote at the AGM is Friday, 28 July 2017. The last day to trade in order to be recorded on the register on the record date is Tuesday, 25 July 2017.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are:

*reduction in the cost of capital for the Group;

*the ongoing investment in the credit operations of the Group;

*the continued growth of subsidiaries through product and market extension;

*aggressive trading and cost reduction;

*the acquisition of new equity investments which are profit generating and aligned with the Group's strategy.

The approach mentioned above is aimed at developing a robust and complementary financial services Group which provides sustainable returns.
29-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS today, 29 June 2017, which contained the abridged consolidated financial results of the Company for the 15-month period ended 31 March 2017 (?the Announcement?) and are advised that the SENS version of the Announcement contained errors in the text conversion and should be disregarded. The corrected Announcement will be released shortly.



27-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 14 November 2016 (dividend dates announcement), holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 17 July 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 12 June 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 12 July 2017:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on record date - Tuesday, 11 July 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Record date - Friday, 14 July 2017

Payment date - Monday, 17 July 2017



Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 79.45205

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 63.56164



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 115.20548

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 92.16438
27-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
The Company announced that it will be listing the first tranche of Series 8 Class B preference shares on 10 July 2017.
22-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement released on SENS on 24 May 2017 in which the board advised shareholders of the minimum difference expected between the year-end results* for the 15- month period ended 31 March 2017 (?Current Period?) when compared with the published results for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (?Comparative Period?).



The board further advises shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the year-end results for the current period when compared with the published results for the comparative period, will reflect an increase of between 215% and 230% in earnings per share (?EPS?), resulting in an EPS of between 8.161 cents and 8.550 cents, as compared to the EPS of 2.591 cents for the comparative period.



The adjustments required in terms of the Headline Earnings Circular 2/2015 issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (?SAICA?) result in a notable disparity between EPS and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?). The impact is that after-tax profits of R78 million are included in the IFRS guided EPS calculation but are excluded from the SAICA guided HEPS calculation.



The HEPS is expected to decrease by between 99% and 100%, resulting in a HEPS of between 0.005 cents and 0.020 cents, as compared to the HEPS of 2.490 cents for the comparative period.



The board believes the company?s performance is best guided by EPS, as the company is in the process of concluding the balance of the corporate actions in respect of the Sure Choice disposal and the dilution in Ecsponent Financial Services Ltd. Zambia, which will be accounted for in the new financial year.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors.



The financial results for the current period will be released on or before 30 June 2017.



*Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 12 December 2016 which contained details of the change in the Group?s financial year end from 31 December 2016 to 31 March 2017.



02-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr E Engelbrecht has resigned as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 31 May 2017.
29-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016 (dividend dates announcement), holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 19 June 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 9 May 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 13 June 2017:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Monday, 12 June 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Tuesday, 13 June 2017

*Record Date Thursday, 15 June 2017

*Payment Date Monday, 19 June 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the following additional information is provided:

1.The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

2.The dividend withholding tax rate is 20%;

3.The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:



Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 93.15068

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 74.52054



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 135.06849

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 108.05479



24-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The Board advised shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the year-end results for the 15- month period ended 31 March 2017 when compared with the published results for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (?Comparative Period?), will show an increase of a minimum of 185% in earnings per share (?EPS?), resulting in a minimum EPS of 7.384 cents, as compared to the EPS of 2.591 cents for the Comparative Period.



Profitability was notably driven by the successful corporate actions engaged in by the Company, including the disposal of non-core assets at R141 million at a gain of R74.6 million.



The adjustments required in terms of the Headline Earnings Circular 2/2015 issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (?SAICA?) result in a notable disparity between EPS and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?). The impact is that after-tax profits of R69 million are included in the IFRS guided EPS calculation but are excluded from the SAICA guided HEPS calculation.



The HEPS is expected to decrease by a maximum of 100%, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 0.001 cents, as compared to the HEPS of 2.490 cents for the Comparative Period.



The Board believes the Company?s performance is best guided by EPS, as the Company will conclude the balance of the corporate actions in respect of the Sure Choice disposal and the dilution in Ecsponent Financial Services Limited Zambia, which will be accounted for in the new financial year. The Board therefore believes for as long as the Company is in this acquisition phase, the HEPS measure is not meaningful.



The financial results for the 15-month period ended 31 March 2017 will be released on or before 30 June 2017.
21-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 14 November 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 15 May 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 11 April 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 10 May 2017:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 9 May 2017

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

* Record Date - Friday, 12 May 2017

* Payment Date - Monday, 15 May 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



Class A Preference Share and Class C Preference Share

Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 79.45205; 115.20548

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 63.56164; 92.16438
03-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
The company notified shareholders that the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of general meeting included in the circular to shareholders, dated 1 March 2017, were approved by the requisite number of shareholders at the general meeting of shareholders held on 30 March 2017.
27-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 April 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 8 March 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 April 2017:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Monday, 10 April 2017

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Tuesday, 11 April 2017

* Record Date : Thursday, 13 April 2017

* Payment Date : Tuesday, 18 April 2017



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 93.15068 - 135.06849

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 74.52054 - 108.05479
24-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the Condensed Consolidated Reviewed Second Interim Results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2016 have been published on the company?s website and can be accessed via the following link: www.ecsponentlimited.com/wp- content/uploads/2017/03/ECS_Group-31-Dec-2016_Results-announcement_FINAL-20170323.pdf.

24-Mar-2017
(C)
Following the change in year-end from December to March, the following December 2016 results are referred to as the second interim results which are compared to corresponding December 2015 period. Revenue jumped to R245.0 million (R135.0 million) and gross profit grew to R203.6 million (R119.8 million). Operating profit shot up to R129.3 million (R43.3 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders rose to R29.0 million (R22.9 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share lowered to 1.94cps (2.49cps).



Dividend

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



Company prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are:

? continued investment in the credit operations of the Group;

? continued growth of underlying assets through product and market extension;

? focus on core businesses;

? aggressive trading and cost rationalisation/reduction; and

? increased emphasis on high yield private equity opportunities.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at the continued development of a robust and complementary financial services Group which provides sustainable returns.
22-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised of the following changes to the board of directors of the company (?the board?) and the Audit Committee, as of 20 March 2017:



The board:

The company announced the following appointments to the board:

? Mr George Manyere has been appointed to the board as non-executive vice chairman. George holds a BAcc (Hons) from the University of South Africa. Until recently, he was the chief executive officer/chief investment officer of Brainworks Ltd. Brainworks Ltd. is a Mauritian registered investment holding company, focused on investments in the Zimbabwean hospitality, real estate, financial services and logistics sectors. Prior to founding Brainworks Ltd., George was an investment professional with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), headquartered in Washington DC. George serves as a director on the boards of several companies.

? Mr Willem Oberholzer has been appointed to the board as an independent non-executive director. Willem is a CA(SA) and holds an M.Com (Tax), with 20 years? experience in start-ups, company formations, company turn-arounds, mergers and acquisitions, complex tax structures, tax dispute resolutions and tax litigation. In addition to holding several directorships, he lectures to students studying towards Master?s degrees in Taxation at the University of Pretoria.



Audit Committee:

The board further advises shareholders that Mr Willem Oberholzer has been appointed to the company?s Audit Committee. Because of the appointment of a further member to the Audit Committee, Mr Richard Connellan, the Chairman of the board, has resigned from the Audit Committee.
17-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
The board advised shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the second interim period results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2016 when compared with the published results for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (?Comparative Period?), will differ as follow:

- earnings per share (?EPS?) are expected to increase by between 20% and 25%, resulting in an EPS of between 3.109 cents and 3.239 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 2.591 cents per share for the Comparative Period; and

- the EPS increase unfortunately does not flow through to headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) as a result of categorisation differences between the comparative periods. Headline earnings per share are expected to decrease by between 20% and 25%, resulting in a HEPS of between 1.868 cents and 1.992 cents per share, as compared to the HEPS of 2.490 cents per share for the Comparative Period.



The EPS increase does not flow through to HEPS as a result of categorisation differences in terms of the Circular 2/2015 issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. In the Comparative Period the profit on the disposal of certain financial assets were categorised under IAS 39 and therefore included in the calculation of HEPS while the disposal of the Swaziland retail credit business during the period under review was categorised under IFRS 10 and is therefore excluded from the HEPS calculation.



The second interim period results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2016 will be released on or by 31 March 2017.
10-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that the financial results for the period to be reported upon next will differ by at least 20% from those of the previous corresponding reporting period.



The Board therefore wishes to advise shareholders that it is reasonably certain that the second interim period results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2016 when compared with the published results for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (?Comparative Period?), will differ as follow:

*earnings per share (?EPS?) are expected to increase by a minimum of 20%, resulting in a minimum EPS of 3.109 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 2.591 cents per share for the Comparative Period; and

*headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) are expected to decrease by a maximum of 25%, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 1.868 cents per share, as compared to the HEPS of 2.490 cents per share for the Comparative Period.

*Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 12 December 2016 which contained details of the change in the Group?s financial year end from 31 December 2016 to 31 March 2017.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditors. The second interim period results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2016 will be released on or by 31 March 2017.







03-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
The company announced that the preference shares summarised in the table in the relevant SENS note will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R39 187 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, and R5 515 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R158 201 000.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R32 400 500.00 issued in terms of Series 6, R20 000.00 in terms of Series 7.)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R518 464 800.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5, R66 131 000.00 issued in terms of Series 6 and R200 000.00 in terms of Series 7).
27-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 20 February 2017 regarding the distribution of a circular relating to a related party acquisition and various related party disposals, as well as a specific issue of shares for cash to directors (?the Transactions?), which circular includes a notice of a general meeting (?Circular?).



Circular

Shareholders are advised that the posting of the circular was delayed and it will now be posted on 1 March 2017.



General meeting

The general meeting of shareholders to consider the resolutions relating to the Transactions will no longer be held on Monday, 27 March 2017 but will be held on Thursday, 30 March 2017 at the same time and venue as initially announced.



24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the dividend finalisation announcement dated 21 February 2017 and are advised that the Dividend Withholding Tax was increased from 15% to 20% during the recent Budget Speech, the effective date of the new rate being in respect of all dividends paid on or after 22 February 2017.



Accordingly, the dividend as stated in the aforementioned announcement will be amended as follows:

Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 61.36986



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 111.23288

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 88.98630



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 7 March 2017

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

*Record Date - Friday, 10 March 2017

*Payment Date - Monday, 13 March 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.
22-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
22-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 14 November 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 13 March 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 8 February 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 8 March 2017:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Record Date - Friday, 10 March 2017

Payment Date - Monday, 13 March 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised

between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



Class A Preference Share and Class C Preference Share

Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233; 111.23288

Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 65.20548; 94.54795
20-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 20 December 2016 regarding a related party acquisition and various related party disposals, as well as a proposed specific issue of shares for cash to directors (?the Transactions?). The directors advise shareholders that a circular containing details thereof, which includes a notice of general meeting, will be posted on Friday, 24 February 2017 to shareholders registered as such on Friday, 17 February 2017. The circular will be available on the Company?s website from 24 February 2017 (www.ecsponentlimited.com).



Notice if General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a general meeting of shareholders will be held on Monday, 27 March 2017 at the Company?s registered office, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, on Lynwood Road, Cnr Botterklapper and Nentabos Streets, The Willows, Pretoria East at 10:30 (?General Meeting?), to consider the resolutions relating to the Transactions.
06-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
The Company announced that the preference shares summarised below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R39 037 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, and R5 365 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R151 146 000.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R25 365 500.00 issued in terms of Series 6)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R477 144 800.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R25 011 000.00 issued in terms of Series 6).



The total authorised amount of R5 000 000 000 under the Programme Memorandum has not been exceeded.



Ecsponent Pref Share B6 - Ecsponent Pref Share C6

* Number of Preference Shares : 39 990 - 130 120

* Nominal amount of this Tranche : R3 999 000 - R13 012 000

* Issue Price per Preference Share : R100 - R100

* Listing date: 7 February 2017 - 7 February 2017
02-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
31-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Ecsponent intends to raise up to R50 million by way of a partially underwritten renounceable rights offer (?the Rights Offer?).



Salient times and dates: 2017

*Finalisation announcement released on SENS Thursday, 2 February

*Last day to trade in Ordinary Shares in order to participate in the Rights Offer (cum entitlement) and publishing of circular on Ecsponent?s website Tuesday, 7 February

*Listing of, and trading in, the Letters of Allocation under the JSE Code ECSN and ISIN ZAE000230603 on the JSE commences at 09:00 on Wednesday, 8 February

*Ordinary Shares commence trading ex-Rights on the JSE at 09:00 on Wednesday, 8 February

*Circular and Form of Instruction posted to Certificated Shareholders Thursday, 9 February

*Rights Offer Record Date at 17:00 on Friday, 10 February

*Rights Offer opens at 09:00 on Monday, 13 February

*Certificated Shareholders will have their Letters of Allocation credited to an electronic account held at the Transfer Secretaries Monday, 13 February

*Dematerialised Shareholders will have their accounts at their CSDP or Broker credited with their entitlement at 09:00 on Monday, 13 February

*Circular posted to Dematerialised Shareholders on Tuesday, 14 February

*Last day for trading Letters of Allocation on the JSE Tuesday, 21 February

*Form of Instruction lodged by Certificated Shareholders wishing to sell all or part of their entitlement at the Transfer Secretaries by 12:00 Tuesday,21 February

*Listing of Rights Offer Shares and trading therein on the JSE commences at 09:00 on Wednesday, 22 February

*Letters of Allocation Record Date Friday, 24 February

*Rights Offer closes at 12:00 on Friday, 24 February

*Payment to be made and Form of Instruction lodged by Certificated Shareholders wishing to renounce or subscribe for all or part of the entitlement at the Transfer Secretaries onFriday, 24 February

*Results of Rights Offer announced on SENS Monday, 27 February

*CSDP or Broker accounts in respect of Dematerialised Shareholders will be updated with Rights Offer shares and debited with any payments due on Monday, 27 February

*Rights Offer Shares issued and posted to Shareholders in certificated form (where applicable) on or about Monday, 27 February
24-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 14 November 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares were advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 13 February 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 11 January 2017 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 8 February 2017:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 7 February 2017

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 8 February 2017

* Record Date : Friday, 10 February 2017

* Payment Date : Monday, 13 February 2017



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71232 111.23287

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 65.20547 94.54794
09-Jan-2017
(Official Notice)
The Company is pleased to announce that the preference shares summarised in the table below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table.



Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R39 037 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, and R5 365 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R147 147 000.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R21 366 500.00 issued in terms of Series 6)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R464 132 800.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R117 198 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R11 999 000.00 issued in terms of Series 6).
20-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
19-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 17 June 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 January 2017, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 13 December 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 January 2017:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Record Date - Friday, 13 January 2017

Payment Date - Monday, 16 January 2017



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) and Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6)

Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 79.45205; 115.20548

Net local dividend amount - 67.53424; 97.92466
12-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R38 887 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, and R5 215 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R143 1256 600.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 341 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R17 346 100.00 issued in terms of Series 6)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R422 500 800.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R87 440 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R125 000 issued in terms of Series 6).
12-Dec-2016
(Permanent)
Ecsponent changed its financial year end from 31 December to 31 March with effect from 31 March 2017.

12-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has approved a change in the company?s financial year end from 31 December to 31 March with effect from 31 March 2017. The company will accordingly issue reviewed financial information for the 12 months ending 31 December 2016.

28-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
The Company notified shareholders that the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of general meeting included in the circular to shareholders, dated 31 October 2016, were approved by the requisite number of shareholders.



Information relating to the finalisation of the rights offer:

A circular in respect of the proposed rights offer will be distributed to shareholders once finalised. An announcement containing the requisite finalisation information relating to that rights offer will be published in due course.
28-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the declaration date announcement released by the Company on 17 June 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 19 December 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 9 November 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 13 December 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Monday, 12 December 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Tuesday, 13 December 2016

* Record Date : Thursday, 15 December 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 19 December 2016



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 93.15068 - 135.06849

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 79.17808 - 114.80822
21-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by the Company on SENS on 10 October 2016. The announcement advised shareholders, inter alia, that Ecsponent had entered into negotiations with various parties to rationalise the Group?s operations and investments (?the Proposed Transactions?). Shareholders are advised that the Company remains in discussions regarding the Proposed Transactions and therefore shareholders should continue to exercise caution when dealing in the Company?s securities until a further announcement is made providing all relevant details in respect of the Proposed Transactions.



14-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
07-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
The Company is pleased to announce that the preference shares summarised in the table below will be issued and listed as detailed in the table. Following the issuance, the total preference shares in issue are as follows:

- Class A Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R37 837 999.12 (comprising R5 420 099.12 issued in terms of Series 1; R23 486 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R4 766 000.00 issued in terms of Series 3, and R4 165 900.00 issued in terms of Series 4).

- Class B Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R133 550 500.00 (comprising R6 868 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R46 166 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R36 949 200.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R11 455 700.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R24 106 600.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R8 005 000.00 issued in terms of Series 6)

- Class C Preference Shares: An aggregate nominal amount of R387 248 800.00 (comprising R24 710 000.00 issued in terms of Series 1; R117 517 000.00 issued in terms of Series 2, R118 001 600.00 issued in terms of Series 3, R74 706 300.00 issued in terms of Series 4, R52 188 900.00 issued in terms of Series 5 and R125 000 issued in terms of Series 6).
31-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 10 October 2016 relating to the proposed partially underwritten rights offer by the Company to raise a maximum of R50 million (?the Rights Offer?) and in which the Company advised shareholders that:

*the underwriter to the Rights Offer may be required to make a mandatory offer to shareholders in terms of section 123 of the Companies Act (?the Mandatory Offer?) depending on the outcome of the Rights Offer; and

*the number of shares to be issued pursuant to the Rights Offer may result in the issue of shares with voting rights in excess of 30% of the voting rights currently in issue.



Shareholders will therefore be requested to:

*waive the Mandatory Offer in terms of regulation 86(4) of the Companies Act Regulations, 2011 (?the Waiver?); and

*approve the issue of shares pursuant to the Rights Offer in terms of section 41(3) of the Companies Act, 2008 (?the Rights Offer Share Issue?).



Shareholders are accordingly advised that a circular setting out the details of the Waiver and the Rights Offer Share Issue and containing a notice of a general meeting of shareholders (?the General Meeting?) to approve the relevant ordinary and special resolutions to approve the Waiver and the Rights Offer Share Issue (?Circular?), will be posted to shareholders registered as such on Friday, 21 October 2016. The Circular is available on the Company?s website: www.ecsponentlimited.com



Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting will be held on Monday, 28 November 2016 at the Company?s offices, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, Cnr of Nentabos and Botterklapper Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 10:30, to consider the ordinary and special resolutions to approve the Waiver and the Rights Offer Share Issue.



The salient dates and times relating to the General Meeting are set out below: 2016

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to participate and vote at the General MeetingTuesday, 15 November

*General Meeting record date (for voting purposes) Friday, 18 November

*Last day to lodge forms of proxy for the General Meeting by 10:30 on Thursday, 24 November

*General Meeting held at 10:30 on Monday, 28 November

*Results of the General Meeting released on SENS on or about Monday, 28 November



The above dates and times are subject to change. Any such change will be released on SENS.
25-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 27 September 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 14 November 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 12 October 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 9 November 2016:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend: Wednesday, 9 November 2016

*Record Date: Friday, 11 November 2016

*Payment Date: Monday, 14 November 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:

Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4); Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) - 76.71233; 111.23288

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) - 65.20548; 94.54795



The company intends to issue additional Preference Shares prior to the last day to trade date.



10-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
03-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of the Company are hereby notified, in accordance with section 122(3) of the Companies Act (No. 71 of 2008), as amended, and paragraph 3.83(b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd., that the Company has received notification from Ecsponent Capital (Rf) Ltd. (?Ecsponent Capital?) that it has decreased its beneficial interest in the Company to 15.8%. The Company has further received notification from Mason Alexander (Pty) Ltd. that it has acquired a beneficial interest in the Company of 34.90% and has entered into an option agreement with Ecsponent Capital to acquire the remaining 15.8% shares held by Ecsponent Capital by no later than 31 December 2018.



Further to the change in beneficial shareholding, the company is pleased to announce that:

1. Mr Patrick Matute will join the board as a non-executive director. Mr Matute is a corporate finance advisory and private equity expert, with over 9 years? experience in mining resources and general corporate finance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Core skills that Mr Matute brings to the board of directors include knowledge on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, listed company?s regulatory issues, capital raising and financial modelling;

2. Mr Eun? Engelbrecht has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director, effective 30 September 2016; and

3. Mr Terence Gregory, currently appointed as the Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer with effect from 30 September 2016. Mr Gregory was previously appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Ecsponent and has been with the Company for 6 years.
28-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the condensed consolidated reviewed interim results of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2016 have been published on the Company?s website and can be accessed via the following link: www.ecsponentlimited.com/financial-reports/interim- 2016/
27-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 30 August 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 17 October 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 14 September 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 12 October 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 11 October 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 12 October 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 14 October 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 17 October 2016



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71233 - 111.23288

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 65.20548 - 94.54795
27-Sep-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period shot up to R116.7 million (2015: R66.8 million) whilst gross profit increased to R95.8 million (2015: R48.4 million). Operating profit was higher at R58.4 million (2015; R21.9 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R20.2 million (2015: R15.8 million). In addition, headline earnings per share were 0.99 cents per share (2015: 1.85 cents per share).



Dividend

No ordinary dividends have been declared or proposed for the year.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are:

*the continued investment in the credit operations of the Group;

*the continued growth of underlying assets through product and market extension;

*the focus on core businesses;

*aggressive trading and cost rationalisation/reduction; and

*increased emphasis on high yield private equity opportunities.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at the continued development of a robust and complementary financial services Group which provides sustainable returns.



16-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the company advise shareholders that it is reasonably certain that, when compared with the published results for the period ended 30 June 2015 (?Comparative Period?):

*earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase by between 20% and 30%, resulting in an EPS of between 2.114 cents and 2.290 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 1.762 cents per share for the comparative period; and

*headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to decrease by between 45% and 55%, resulting in a HEPS of between 0.832 cents and 1.017 cents per share, as compared to the restated* HEPS of 1.849 cents per share for comparative period.



*Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on 1 April 2016 which contained details of the restatement.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed by the company's auditors.



The interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 will be release on or by 30 September 2016.







31-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 25 July 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 19 September 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 10 August 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 14 September 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Tuesday, 13 September 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Wednesday, 14 September 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 16 September 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 19 September 2016



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 95.89041 - 139.04110

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 81.50685 - 118.18494
22-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the circular dated 31 March 2016 and the general meeting of shareholders held on 3 May 2016, the results of which were released on SENS on the same day, at which meeting shareholders approved, inter alia:

- an odd-lot offer to repurchase the ordinary shares of shareholders holding equal to or less than 532 ordinary shares at 20.55 cents per share (?the Odd-Lot Offer?); and

- a specific offer to repurchase the ordinary shares of shareholders holding more than 532 ordinary shares and equal to or less than 10 000 ordinary shares at 20.55 cents per share (?the Specific Repurchase?) (collectively ?the Offers?);



Shareholders are further referred to the finalisation announcement released on SENS on 5 August 2016 confirming the salient dates and times of the Offers and are now advised that the Offers closed at 12:00 on Friday, 19 August 2016 and that the results thereof are as follows:



Shares retained by election - Shares sold by election Shares expropriated by the Company Total shares repurchased by the Company

* 6 345 - 15 059 - 36 417 - 51 476



Specific Repurchase:

Shareholders holding 491 282 shares elected to sell their shares to the Company. The shares acquired by the Company in terms of the Offers will be cancelled and accordingly the number of ordinary shares in issue will decrease by 542 758 ordinary shares to 930 455 329 ordinary shares.
05-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to:

*the circular dated 31 March 2016, the announcement of the results of the general meeting held on 3 May 2016, released on SENS on the same day, at which shareholders approved, inter alia:

*an odd-lot offer to repurchase the ordinary shares of shareholders holding equal to or less than 532 ordinary shares at 20.55 cents per share (?the Odd-Lot Offer?); and

*a specific offer to repurchase the ordinary shares of shareholders holding more than 532 ordinary shares and equal to or less than 10 000 ordinary shares, at 20.55 cents per share (?the Specific Repurchase?) (collectively ?the Offers?); and

*the announcement dated 26 May 2016 relating to the postponement of the Odd-Lot Offer and Specific Repurchase.



Shareholders are advised that the required special resolution to amend the Company?s Memorandum of Incorporation to provide for the expropriation of shares from Odd-Lot shareholders who do not make an election to either retain or sell their shares pursuant to the Odd-Lot Offer, has now been accepted and filed by CIPC. Accordingly, the Offers are unconditional and the salient dates and times in respect of the implementation of the Odd-Lot offer and Specific Repurchase are as follows:

*Last day to trade in order to participate in the Offers Tuesday, 16 August 2016

*Offers record date. Offers close at 12:00 on Friday, 19 August 2016

*Results of the Offers released on SENS on Monday, 22 August 2016

*Payment date ? accounts at CSDP or broker updated Monday, 22 August 2016

*Cancellation and termination of listing of shares repurchased in terms of the Offers Monday, 22 August 2016

*Results of the Offers published in the press on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

28-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
25-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 19 May 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 15 August 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 4 July 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 10 August 2016:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date -- Monday, 8 August 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend -- Wednesday, 10 August 2016

*Record Date -- Friday, 12 August 2016

*Payment Date -- Monday, 15 August 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.
05-Jul-2016
(Official Notice)
17-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 19 May 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 11 July 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 6 June 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 4 July 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Friday, 1 July 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Monday, 4 July 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 8 July 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 11 July 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the date that Preference Shares start trading ex-dividend and the Record Date.



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 76.71233 - 111.23288

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 65.20548 - 94.54795
10-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Ecsponent advises shareholders that the JSE Ltd. (?JSE?) has approved the transfer of the listing of the company?s ordinary shares to the Main Board of the JSE under the sector ?Financial Services ? Speciality Finance?. The company?s ordinary shares were previously traded on the Venture Capital Market. The ordinary shares will therefore commence trading on the Main Board as from Monday, 20 June 2016.



The preference shares issued by the company are already listed as debt instruments on the Main Board and therefore remain unchanged.

27-May-2016
(Official Notice)
The company notifies shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions set out in the notice of Annual General Meeting, held today, 27 May 2016, were passed by the requisite number of ordinary shareholders.



A total of 672 954 204 shares were voted in person or by proxy, representing 73% of the total issued ordinary share capital of the company.



Change in Company Secretary

Shareholders are advised that the Company has appointed Dirk Van der Merwe as the company secretary with effect from 1 June 2016.



Amendment to dates relating to the Odd-Lot Offer and Specific Repurchase

Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 31 March 2016 which contained, inter alia, the salient dates applicable to the Odd-Lot Offer and Specific Repurchase of Shares and are advised that those dates will change and that a further announcement will be made in due course providing details of the amended dates.



19-May-2016
(Official Notice)
12-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to an announcement, dated 1 December 2015, and a circular to shareholders dated 31 March 2016 (?the Circular?), in which shareholders were advised that Ecsponent Development Fund (Pty) Ltd. (?ECS Developments?), a 74% owned subsidiary of the company, agreed to acquire the business conducted by Ecsponent Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?EIH?) as a going concern (?the Transaction?).



The Transaction was approved by the requisite number of shareholders at a general meeting held on 3 May 2016.



Shareholders are now advised that that the parties have agreed to extend the effective date of the Transaction to 30 June 2016 to provide adequate time for the parties to meet their obligations, as detailed in the Circular.
03-May-2016
(Official Notice)
The Board of Directors of Ecsponent is pleased to advise shareholders that all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the general meeting of ordinary shareholders, held, have been approved by the requisite number of shareholders.
26-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class A Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 and Series 4) and holders of Class C Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) are advised of the amended dividend payment dates set out below. Dividend amounts will be announced 10 business days before the last day to trade.



June 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Friday, 03 June 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Monday, 06 June 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 10 June 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 13 June 2016



July 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Friday, 01 July 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Monday, 04 July 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 08 July 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 11 July 2016



August 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Monday, 08 August 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 10 August 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 12 August 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 15 August 2016



September 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 13 September 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 14 September 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 16 September 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 19 September 2016



October 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 11 October 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 12 October 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 14 October 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 17 October 2016



November 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Tuesday, 08 November 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Wednesday, 09 November 2016

* Record Date - Friday, 11 November 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 14 November 2016



December 2016

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date - Monday, 12 December 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend - Tuesday, 13 December 2016

* Record Date - Thursday, 15 December 2016

* Payment Date - Monday, 19 December 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends commence trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
20-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 23 March 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 May 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 11 April 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 9 May 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Friday, 6 May 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Monday, 9 May 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 13 May 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 16 May 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 76.71233 - 111.23288

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 65.20548 - 94.54795
07-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Ecsponent advised shareholders that Ecsponent Asset Management (Pty) Ltd. (?Ecsponent Asset Management?), a 70% subsidiary of the Company, has been granted a license to operate as an investment company with variable capital in Botswana, in accordance with section 43(1) of the Non-Bank Financial Institutional Regulatory Authority Act.



The licence provides the Group with access to a large and diversified investor base in both the retail and commercial sectors. In addition the licence entitles the Group to market an extended range of financial products which will be introduced shortly. The directors anticipate the acquisition of a significant asset base which the Group would manage under the licence and will advise shareholders thereof as contracts are concluded.
01-Apr-2016
(C)
Revenue increased to R159.7 million (R57.4 million). Gross profit rose to R132.6 million (R48.4 million). Operating profit increased to R47.4 million (R11.1 million). Total comprehensive income attributable to owners improved to R22.9 million (R6.7 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 2.49cps (0.94cps).



Dividends

No ordinary dividends were declared and no ordinary dividend is proposed for the year.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are:

* the continued investment in the credit operations of the Group;

* the continued growth of subsidiaries through product and market extension;

* aggressive trading and cost reduction;

* the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the Group?s strategy.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary financial services Group which provides sustainable returns.



Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the twelfth Annual General Meeting of the members of Ecsponent Limited (Registration number 1998/013215/06) will be held on Friday, 27 May 2016 at the registered office, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, On Lynwood Road, Cnr Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 08:30.



The record date on which shareholders must be recorded as such in the Company?s share register maintained by the transfer secretaries in order to be entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 20 May 2016. The last day to trade in order to be recorded on the register on the record date is Friday, 13 May 2016
31-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
24-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
The estimates in respect of the year ended 31 December 2015, on which the trading statement is based, have not been reviewed, audited and reported on by the Company's auditors and the following trading statement is therefore based on the information available at the time of this announcement.



The board of directors are pleased to provide shareholders with a further update to the trading statement released on 1 December 2015, as follows:

- Earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase by between 100% and 120%, resulting in an EPS of between 2.381 cents and 2.619 cents per share as compared to 1.190 cents per share for the comparative period; and

- Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by between 150% and 170%, resulting in a HEPS of between 2.337 cents and 2.524 cents per share as compared to 0.935 cents per share for the comparative period.
23-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 19 February 2016, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 April 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 07 March 2016 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 April 2016:

- in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

- in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 14.25% per annum for the period 8 March 2016 to 16 March 2016 and 14.5% per annum for the period 17 March 2016 to 11 April 2016 (being the prime rate applicable to the respective periods, plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Friday, 8 April 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Monday, 11 April 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 15 April 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 18 April 2016



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) - Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3)

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) : 95.89041 - 138.42466

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share) : 81.50685 - 117.66096
29-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement, dated 1 December 2015, which contained details, inter alia, of the related party transactions detailed below. Shareholders are advised that the Company has received opinions from an independent professional expert that these related party transactions are fair and accordingly the suspensive conditions relating thereto have been fulfilled and the transactions will become effective on 29 February 2016.



Return on Innovation (Pty) Ltd. (?ROI?)

Ecsponent entered into a purchase agreement in respect of the acquisition of Ecsponent Capital (RF) Ltd.?s (?Ecsponent Capital?) 51 ordinary shares (?Sale Shares?) in ROI for a consideration of R1 500 000, which Sale Shares represent 51% of the ordinary share capital of ROI. Ecsponent Capital is the holding company of Ecsponent and accordingly a related party to Ecsponent.



Ecsponent Credit Services (Pty) Ltd. (?Ecsponent Credit Services?)

Ecsponent Credit Services, a subsidiary of Ecsponent, entered into a disposal agreement with Ecsponent Business Finance (Pty) Ltd. (?EBF?) in respect of certain debtor books of Ecsponent Credit Services to EBF for a consideration of R9 000 000. EBF is a subsidiary of Ecsponent Capital and accordingly a related party to Ecsponent and its subsidiaries.



Circular to shareholders

Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released on 1 December 2015 in which they were advised that a circular setting out the details of a further related party transaction would be posted to them on or about 29 February 2016. Shareholders are now advised that an extension has been granted by the JSE Ltd. in respect of the finalisation of the aforementioned circular and that the circular will be posted by no later than 31 March 2016.
19-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
04-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the company has appointed Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited (?Computershare?) as its transfer secretary with effect from 1 February 2016.





04-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has appointed Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited (?Computershare?) as its transfer secretary with effect from 1 February 2016.





29-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
Holders of Series 1 Class B Preference Shares are hereby advised that, due to an administrative error in the preference share register, 12 650 Series 1 Class B Preference Shares were listed in duplicate. The abovementioned error will be corrected by the JSE with effect from Monday, 1 February 2016. Series 1 Class B Preference Shareholders are hereby advised that the correct number of Series 1 Class B Preference Shares listed on the JSE are 68 680 Series 1 Class B Preference Shares.
22-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
29-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcements released on 1 December 2015 and 22 December 2015 whereby shareholders were advised that the company and certain subsidiaries of the Company had agreed the terms of three related party transactions, one of which (the EIH transaction) constitutes a large related party transaction and accordingly requires the approval of ordinary shareholders.



Shareholders are further advised that the circular setting out further information on the EIH transaction and containing a notice to convene the requisite general meeting of shareholders and the requisite fairness opinion will be posted on or before 29 February 2016, as agreed with the JSE Ltd.
28-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class A Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) and holders of Class C Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) are referred to the SENS announcement dated 18 December 2015 wherein incorrect dates with respect to the June 2016 dividends were disclosed. Preference Shareholders are requested to please take note of the revised June 2016 dividend dates below.



Dividend amounts will be announced 10 business days before the last day to trade.

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Thursday, 9 June 2016

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Friday, 10 June 2016

* Record Date : Friday, 17 June 2016

* Payment Date : Monday, 20 June 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
22-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released on 1 December 2015 whereby shareholders were advised that the Company and certain subsidiaries of the Company had agreed the terms of three related party transactions, of which one related party transaction (the ?EIH Transaction?) constitutes a large related party transaction and accordingly requires the approval of ordinary shareholders.



Shareholders are further advised that the circular setting out further information on the EIH Transaction and containing a notice to convene the requisite general meeting of shareholders and the requisite fairness opinion will be posted on or before 29 February 2015, as agreed with the JSE Limited.

22-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 18 December 2015, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 January 2016, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 7 December 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 January 2016:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.75% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 8 January 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 11 January 2016

*Record Date Friday, 15 January 2016

*Payment Date Monday, 18 January 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the following additional information is provided:

1.The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

2.The dividend withholding tax rate is 15%;

3.The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:



Class A Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) 95.89041

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) 81.50685



Class C Preference Share (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) 131.84932

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) 112.07192
18-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class A Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) and holders of Class C Preference Shares (Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3) (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) are advised of the dividend payment dates set out below. Dividend amounts will be announced 10 business days before the last day to trade.



January 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date: Friday, 8 January 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend: Monday, 11 January 2016

*Record Date: Friday, 15 January 2016

*Payment Date: Monday, 18 January 2016



February 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 5 February 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend: Monday, 8 February 2016

*Record Date: Friday, 12 February 2016

*Payment Date: Monday, 15 February 2016



March 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 04 March 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 07 March 2016

*Record Date Friday, 11 March 2016

*Payment Date Monday, 14 March 2016



April 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date: Friday, 08 April 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend: Monday, 11 April 2016

*Record Date: Friday, 15 April 2016

*Payment Date: Monday, 18 April 2016



May 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 06 May 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 09 May 2016

*Record Date Friday, 13 May 2016

*Payment Date Monday, 16 May 2016



June 2016

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 09 June 2016

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 10 June 2016

*Record Date Friday, 17 June 2016

*Payment Date Monday, 20 June 2016



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



01-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
20-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 10 March 2015, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 14 December 2015, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 9 November 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 7 December 2015:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 04 December 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 07 December 2015

*Record Date Friday, 11 December 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 14 December 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.

Class A Preference Share (Series 1 and Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71233

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 65.20548



Class C Preference Share (Series 1 and Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 103.56164

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 88.02739
23-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 10 March 2015, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 November 2015, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 12 October 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 09 November 2015:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.5% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),



the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 06 November 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 09 November 2015

*Record Date Friday, 13 November 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 16 November 2015



The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:

Class A Preference Share (Series 1 and Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71233



Class C Preference Share (Series 1 and Series 2):

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 103.56164
07-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the unaudited interim results of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2015 have been published on the Company?s website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ecsponentlimited.com/public-announcements/.



01-Oct-2015
(C)
Revenue shot up to R66.8 million (R17.4 million). Gross profit rose to R48.4 million (R13.4 million), while operating profit was higher at R21.9 million (R1.2 million). Net attributable profit soared to R15.9 million (R1.7 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis increased to 0.52cps (0.02cps).



Dividend

No ordinary dividends have been declared and no ordinary dividend is proposed.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are the continued growth of financial services operations through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction as well as the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the Group?s strategy. This approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary financial services Group which will provide sustainable returns.
25-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors provided shareholders with a further update to the trading statement released on 2 September 2015. The board anticipates substantially improved interim results as follows:

* Earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase between 345% and 365%, resulting in EPS of between 1.727 cents and 1.804 cents per share as compared to 0.388 cents per share for the comparative period; and

* Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by between 3 115% and 3 135%, resulting in HEPS of between 0.514 cents and 0.518 cents per share compared to 0.016 cents per share for the comparative period.



The interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 will be published on or by 30 September 2015.
25-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
02-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors are pleased to advise shareholders that the corporate actions and strategic direction of the Group continue to gain momentum resulting in sustained improvement in the financial performance of the Group.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, a company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as the company is satisfied, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that the financial results for the period to be reported upon next will differ by at least 20% or more from those of the corresponding reporting period of the previous year ("comparative period").



The estimates in respect of the interim reporting period ended 30 June 2015, on which the trading statement is based, will not be reviewed, audited and reported on by the Company's auditors and the following trading statement is therefore based on the information available at the time of this announcement.



The board of directors accordingly advises shareholders of Ecsponent that:

*Earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase by a minimum of 220% from 0.388 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum EPS of 1.242 cents per share; and

*Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by a minimum of 2 000% from 0.016 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 0.336 cents per share.



An updated trading statement will be released as soon as the directors have further certainty on the results for the interim period.



The results for the interim period ended 30 June 2015 will be published prior to 30 September 2015.
25-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The Directors informed all shareholders that the Annual General Meeting (?AGM?) of the Company was held on 25 August 2015, and all the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of AGM posted to shareholders on 30 June 2015, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.



Total number of shares in attendance, in person or by proxy, was 670,455,192 ordinary shares, representing 74.36% of total issued ordinary share capital.
21-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
13-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class C Preference Shares (Series 1 and Series 2) are hereby advised that an additional dividend per share amount has been declared and finalised in order to take into account the increase in the South African Prime Lending Rate as announced by the South African Reserve Bank on the 23rd of July 2015 (?Top-Up Dividend?).



Notice is hereby given that the following Top-Up Dividend has been declared:

Class C Preference Share (Series 1 and Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 0.95891

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 0.81507



Relevant dates in relation to the Top-Up Dividend are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date -- Friday, 28 August 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend -- Monday, 31 August 2015

*Record Date -- Friday, 4 September 2015

*Payment Date -- Monday, 7 September 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
22-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
03-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
Notification of the publication of annual financial results of the Group



Preference shareholders are advised that the financial results of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2014 have been published on its website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ecsponentlimited.com/financial-reports/
30-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
No change statement

Shareholders are advised that the Company?s integrated annual report incorporating the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2014 was posted to shareholders today, 30 June 2015. The audited financial statements contain no modifications to the audited provisional results announcement released on SENS on Wednesday, 1 April 2015.



Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of ordinary shareholders will be held at the registered office of the Company, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, Cnr. Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 08h30 on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the integrated annual report.



Record Date

The record date on which shareholders of the Company must be registered as such in the Company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 14 August 2015. The last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting is Thursday, 6 August 2015, and not Friday, 7 August 2015 as stated in the notice of annual general meeting.
25-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
04-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
21-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on 10 March 2015, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 15 June 2015, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 11 May 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 8 June 2015:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares (Series 1 and Series 2), a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares (Series 1 and Series 2), a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date -- Friday, 5 June 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend -- Monday, 8 June 2015

*Record Date -- Friday, 12 June 2015

*Payment Date -- Monday, 15 June 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
08-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Ecsponent announced that the preference shares below will be issued and listed on 8 May 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter:

*Ecsponent Pref Share A2

*Ecsponent Pref Share B2

*Ecsponent Pref Share C2
22-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on 10 March 2015, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 18 May 2015, has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 13 April 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 11 May 2015:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Friday, 8 May 2015

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Monday, 11 May 2015

* Record Date : Friday, 15 May 2015

* Payment Date : Monday, 18 May 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71233 - 101.64384

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 65.20548 - 86.39726
14-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Series 1 Class B Preference Shares and holders of Series 1 Class C Preference Shares (?Preference Shareholders?) are hereby advised that, due to an administrative error in the preference share register, 400 Series 1 Class B Preference Shares were incorrectly included on the register as Series 1 Class C Preference Shares.



The abovementioned error has been corrected by the JSE as of today, 14 April 2015.



Preference Shareholders are hereby advised that the correct number of Series 1 Class B Preference Shares and Series 1 Class C Preference Shares listed on the JSE are as follows:

*Series 1 Class B Preference Share -- 81 630

*Series 1 Class C Preference Share -- 248 300
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Preference shareholders are advised that the reviewed provisional financial results of the company for the year ended 31 December 2014 have been published on the company?s website and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ecsponentlimited.com/public-announcements/
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Series 2 Class A Preference Shares and holders of Series 2 Class C Preference Shares (collectively ?Series 2 Preference Shareholders?) are hereby advised that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 27 March 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 13 April 2015:

* in respect of the Series 2 Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Series 2 Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date -- Friday, 10 April 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend -- Monday, 13 April 2015

*Record Date -- Friday, 17 April 2015

*Payment Date -- Monday, 20 April 2015

In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the following additional information is provided:

*The dividends have been declared from income reserves;

*The dividend withholding tax rate is 15%;

*No Secondary Tax on Companies (?STC?) credits have been utilised;

*The gross local dividend amounts and the net local dividend amount payable to Preference Shareholders that are subject to dividends withholding tax is set out below:

Class A Preference Share (Series 2) and Class C Preference Share (Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 49.31507; 65.34247

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 41.91781; 55.54110

*The issued preference share capital in respect of the Series 2 Class A Preference Shares and the Series 2 Class C Preference Shares is as follows as at the date of this announcement:

- 40 453 Series 2 Class A Preference Shares (ISIN ZAE000202495) with a total issued capital of R4 000 000); and

- 97 800 Series 2 Class C Preference Shares (ISIN ZAE000202511) with a total issued capital of R9 780 000.

*The company intends to issue additional Preference Shares prior to the last day to trade date.

* Ecsponent?s income tax number is 9235/264/84/4.
01-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
01-Apr-2015
(C)
Revenue increased to R57.4 million (R37.3 million). Gross profit rose to R48.4 million (R29.1 million). Operating profit increased to R11.1 million (R8 million). Profit attributable to owners of the parent from continuing operations improved to R5.6 million (R5.5 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 0.94cps (0.53cps).



Dividends

No ordinary dividends were declared and no ordinary dividend is proposed for the year



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are the continued growth of subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction as well as the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the Group?s strategy. The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary financial services Group which provide sustainable returns.
30-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors provided shareholders with a further update to the trading statement released on 27 March 2015. The directors anticipate substantially improved results as follows:

* Earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase by between 135% and 155%, resulting in an EPS of between 1.125 cents and 1.220 cents per share as compared to 0.479 cents per share for the comparative period; and

* Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by between 65% and 85%, resulting in a HEPS of between 0.868 cents and 0.973 cents per share as compared to 0.526 cents per share for the comparative period.



In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE, a company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as the company is satisfied, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that the financial results for the period to be reported upon next will differ by at least 20% or more from those of the corresponding reporting period of the previous year.
27-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors are pleased to advise shareholders that the corporate actions and strategic direction of the Group continues to gain momentum resulting in improved financial performance by the Group.



The board of directors accordingly advises shareholders of Ecsponent that:

* Earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to increase by a minimum of 80% from 0.479 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum EPS of 0.862 cents per share; and

* Headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to increase by a minimum of 20% from 0.526 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 0.631 cents per share.



The results for the year ended 31 December 2014 will be published prior to 31 March 2015.
11-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
Holders of Series 2 Class A Preference Shares and holders of Series 2 Class C Preference Shares (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) are hereby advised that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 06 March 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 30 March 2015:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Class A Preference Share (Series 2) and Class C Preference Share (Series 2)

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 68.49315; 90.75342

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 58.21918; 77.14041



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date -- Thursday, 26 March 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend -- Friday, 27 March 2015

*Record Date -- Thursday, 02 April 2015

*Payment Date -- Tuesday, 07 April 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.
11-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
26-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Ecsponent notified shareholders that Ecsponent Financial Services Ltd. (?EFSL?), being a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecsponent, has obtained approval for its licence to operate as a deposit-taking micro finance institution in Zambia. The approval is granted subject to the Bank Of Zambia capitalization requirements and fees as well as an undertaking by Ecsponent to provide shareholder loans as required by the business to a maximum of K2.74 million (R4.508 million). The Bank Of Zambia has also approved the appointment of the requisite directors for EFSL and the directors will now implement the roll out of Ecsponent?s interests in Zambia.
20-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on Friday, 3 October 2014, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 March 2015 has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 09 February 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 09 March 2015:

*in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

*in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 06 March 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 09 March 2015

*Record Date Friday, 13 March 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 16 March 2015



Class A Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) 76.71233

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) 65.20548



Class C Preference Share

*Gross local dividend amount (cents per share)101.64384

*Net local dividend amount (cents per share) 86.39726

23-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on Friday, 3 October 2014, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively ?Preference Shareholders?) were advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 16 February 2015 has been finalised. Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on 12 January 2015 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 09 February 2015:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Relevant dates in relation to this dividend payment are set out below:

* Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date : Friday, 06 February 2015

* Preference shares start trading ex-dividend : Monday, 09 February 2015

* Record Date : Friday, 13 February 2015

* Payment Date : Monday, 16 February 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate Limited, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 76.71233 - 101.64384

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 65.20548 - 86.39726



The issued preference share capital in respect of the Class A Preference Shares and the Class C Preference Shares is as follows as at the date of this announcement:

* 59 206 Class A Preference Shares (total issued capital: R5 220 000); and

* 5.2. 217 700 Class C Preference Shares (total issued capital: R21 770 000).



The Company intends to issue additional Preference Shares prior to the last day to trade date.



Correction of the number of preference shares listed

Preference Shareholders are advised that the correct number of Class C Preference Shares issued is 217 700 preference shares, and not 238 050 preference shares, as stated in the previous listing announcements.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
05-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
The Company is pleased to notify Ecsponent shareholders that all resolutions were passed unanimously at the general meeting held on 4 December 2014. The general meeting approved the Company?s Share Incentive Scheme and related Trust Deed, as set out in a circular to shareholders dated 5 November 2014



28-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the company on Friday, 3 October 2014, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively "Preference Shareholders") are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 15 December 2014 has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on Monday, 10 November 2014 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being 8 December 2014:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%),

the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Class A Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 76.71233

* Net local dividend amount(cents per share) -- 65.20548



Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share) -- 101.64384

* Net local dividend amount(cents per share) -- 86.39726



Preference Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by the company on SENS on Friday, 3 October 2014 which contains the salient dates and times relating to this dividend.
31-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on Friday, 3 October 2014, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively "Preference Shareholders") are hereby advised that the dividend per share amount, to be paid on 17 November 2014 has been finalised.



Notice is hereby given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the period commencing on Monday, 13 October 2014 and ending on the date dividends start trading ex-dividend, being, 10 November 2014:

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the per share amounts of which have been disclosed below.



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 84.932 - 112.534



Preference Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by the Company on SENS on Friday, 3 October 2014 which contains the salient dates and times relating to this dividend.
24-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Ecsponent advised its ordinary and preference shareholders that all the special and ordinary resolutions proposed at the company's general meeting held today, regarding the approval for the specific issue of preference shares and the amendment of the company's Memorandum of Incorporation, were duly passed by the requisite majority of votes.
22-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
The Company notified its ordinary and preference shareholders that it has appointed Nexia SAB-T as Ecsponent's auditors with effect from 17 October 2014, which will facilitate the Company's African expansion strategy. The resignation of AM Smith and Company Inc as the Company's auditors was effective 6 October 2014.
07-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released by the Company on Friday, 3 October 2014, holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively "Preference Shareholders") are advised that the amount of the dividend payment to be made on 20 October 2014 has been finalised.



Notice was given that the following preference dividends have been declared in respect of the 11 day period commencing on date of issue of the preference shares (being, 6 October 2014) and ending on the record date for the dividend (being, 17 October 2014):

* in respect of the Class A Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 10% per annum; and

* in respect of the Class C Preference Shares, a dividend at the rate of 13.25% per annum (being the prime rate plus 4%), the cents amounts of which have been disclosed below:



Class A Preference Share - Class C Preference Share

* Gross local dividend amount (cents per share): 32.877 - 43.562

* Net local dividend amount (cents per share): 27.94545 - 37.0277



Preference Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by the Company on SENS on Friday, 3 October 2014 which contains the salient dates and times relating to this dividend.
07-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on Friday, 3 October 2014 and advised that pursuant to the Financial Markets Act, 2012 shares may only be issued in dematerialised form and therefore shareholders are required to have opened a broker account in order for such an issuance to occur.



As of 7 October 2014 certain broker accounts for prospective shareholders have not been opened and therefore the full issue of the said preference shares has not been able to take place. For those shareholders for which a brokers account has been opened the following issue and allotment of preference shares will occur on 8 October 2014:

* Ecsponent Pref Share A: 9 000 shares of R100 each.

* Ecsponent Pref Share B: 9 800 shares of R100 each.

* Ecsponent Pref Share C: 9 900 shares of R100 each.



The number of preference shares listed on the JSE will also be adjusted to reflect the amended numbers disclosed above, with effect from 8 October 2014. The remaining unissued preference shares will be issued and announced in due course when the necessary brokers accounts are confirmed to be open.
03-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Holders of Class A Preference Shares and holders of Class C Preference Shares (collectively Preference Shareholders) are advised of the dividend payment dates set out below. Dividend amounts will be announced five business days before the last day to trade.

The final amount for the dividend payment due on 20 October 2014 will be announced on Monday, 6 October 2014.



October 2014

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 10 October 2014

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 13 October 2014

*Record Date Friday, 17 October 2014

*Payment Date Monday, 20 October 2014



November 2014

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 7 November 2014

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 10 November 2014

*Record Date Friday, 14 November 2014

*Payment Date Monday, 17 November 2014



December 2014

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 05 December 2014

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 08 December 2014

*Record Date Friday, 12 December 2014

*Payment Date Monday, 15 December 2014



January 2015

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 09 January 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 12 January 2015

*Record Date Friday, 16 January 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 19 January 2015



February 2015

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 06 February 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 09 February 2015

*Record Date Friday, 13 February 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 16 February 2015



March 2015

*Last day to trade to appear in the register on Record Date Friday, 06 March 2015

*Preference shares start trading ex-dividend Monday, 09 March 2015

*Record Date Friday, 13 March 2015

*Payment Date Monday, 16 March 2015



In accordance with the requirements of Strate Limited, no share certificates may be dematerialised or rematerialised between the dates that dividends start trading ex-dividend and the Record Dates.

03-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
The Company announced that the initial public offer to subscribe for preference shares, as announced on Monday, 29 September 2014, has been fully subscribed for and that accordingly the preference shares below will be issued and listed on Monday, 6 October 2014.
29-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Abridged prospectus relating to:

* an offer for subscription for 10 000 Class A Preference Shares at R100 each;

* an offer for subscription for 10 000 Class B Preference Shares at R100 each; and

* an offer for subscription for 10 000 Class C Preference Shares at R100 each

(the "Offer"), and the subsequent listing of the above classes of preference shares (collectively the "Offer Preference Shares"), under R5 billion Preference Share Programme established by Ecsponent and approved by the JSE Ltd. ("JSE") on 8 September 2014 ("the Programme").



This abridged prospectus announcement is not a prospectus, but is issued in compliance with the Companies Act, 2008 ("the Companies Act"), for the purpose of giving information to the public in relation to Ecsponent, the Offer and the Offer Preference Shares, which are offered in terms of a registered prospectus, which was filed with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission on 26 September 2014 (the "Prospectus").



The company intends offering multiple tranches of preference shares to the public in the future, under the Programme. The Prospectus relates to the first tranche issued under the Programme



This announcement contains the salient information in respect of Ecsponent, which is more fully described in the Prospectus, which will be made available to interested investors from today. For a full appreciation and understanding of Ecsponent, the Offer and the listing, the Prospectus should be read in its entirety.
25-Sep-2014
(C)
Revenue increased to R17.4 million (R15.1 million). Gross profit rose to R13.4 million (R10.9 million) and operating profit lowered to R1.2 million (R1.7 million). Net attributable profit soared to R1.7 million (R19 000). In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis increased to 0.02cps (0.01cps).



Dividends

No dividend was declared.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going expansion strategy are the continued growth of subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction as well as the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the Group?s strategy. The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary financial services Group which provide sustainable returns.
23-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the Company announced that the rights offer as detailed in the circular to shareholders on 2 September 2014, ("Rights Offer") has been successfully subscribed for in the amount of R63 623 892 by existing shareholders, their renouncees and the underwriter. The Rights Offer closed on 19 September 2014.



Ecsponent shareholders, or their renounces, applied for a total of 454 456 371 Rights Offer shares, including excess applications as follows:

* Ecsponent Capital (RF) Ltd. ("ECL"), the underwriter, agreed to underwrite up to R45 000 000, resulting in ECL being issued 321 428 571 ordinary shares

* Shareholders following their rights resulted in an issue of 132 704 627 ordinary shares, and

* Shareholders subscribing for excess applications resulted in an issue of 323 173 additional ordinary shares.



ECL now holds 66.1% of the issued share capital of Ecsponent. ECL furthermore agreed to provide a funding facility to Ecsponent up to R100 million less the proceeds of the rights offer convertible into ordinary shares in the Company at the Rights Offer price ("the Convertible Loan"). The Convertible Loan facility of R36 376 108 has been established. As advised in the Rights Offer Circular, certain directors have followed their rights in terms of the Rights Offer. The JSE has given permission to directors to exercise their rights due to the Rights Offer being conducted during a closed period.
15-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors are pleased to advise shareholders that the corporate actions and strategic direction of the Group continues to gain traction resulting in improved financial performance by the Group.



The board of directors accordingly advises shareholders of Ecsponent that:

* Earnings per share ("EPS") is expected to increase by a minimum of 8 272% from 0.004 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum EPS of 0.36 cents per share; and

* Headline earnings per share ("HEPS") is expected to increase by a minimum of 54% from 0.010 cents for the previously reported comparative period, resulting in a minimum HEPS of 0.016 cents per share.



The results for the interim period ended 30 June 2014 will be published prior to 30 September 2014.
08-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders approved a resolution at the AGM held on 25th July 2014 authorising the board of directors to enter into funding agreements, provide loans or other financial assistance. In terms of section 45(5) of the Companies Act, the directors are required to advise shareholders of the projected quantum of such funding or financial assistance.



Having evaluated the resources required to achieve the growth strategy of the Group, the board of directors has passed a resolution authorising the Company to increase its direct or indirect financial assistance to its subsidiaries to R500m over the next two years, subject to the provisions of the JSE Listings Requirements.
01-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, following the recent restructure of Ecsponent and appointment of Questco (Pty) Ltd. ("Questco") as the Company?s debt sponsor, a decision has been taken to also appoint Questco as the Company?s Sponsor. This appointment will take effect from 1 September 2014.



Accordingly, Arcay Moela Sponsors (Pty)Ltd. ("Arcay") has resigned as Ecsponent?s sponsor with effect from 31 August 2014 and wishes the board and restructured group success in its new direction and initiatives. Arcay will continue as transaction sponsor in terms of the recently announced Rights Offer until the Rights Offer results are announced on SENS.
26-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
28-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
The directors are pleased to announce that all the special and ordinary resolutions proposed at the General Meeting of the Company held on Friday, 25 July 2014 dealing, inter alia, with the various acquisitions and a convertible loan as previously announced, were all passed by the requisite majority. At the separate Annual General Meeting of the Company held on Friday, 25 July 2014, all the special and ordinary resolutions presented in the notice of the Annual General Meeting were passed by the requisite majority.

The special resolutions from both meetings will now be lodged with CIPC for registration.



The Company will now proceed with its partly underwritten Rights Offer of R100 100 000.

By order of the board
01-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company's integrated annual report incorporating the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 was posted to shareholders on Friday, 27 June 2014. The audited financial statements contain no modifications to the audited provisional results announcement released on SENS on 31 March 2014.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of ordinary shareholders will be held at the registered office of the Company, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, Cnr. Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 10h30 on Friday, 25 July 2014, to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting forming part of the integrated annual report.



Record Date

The record date on which shareholders of the company must be registered as such in the company's securities register in order to attend and vote at the meeting is Friday, 18 July 2014. The last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting will be Friday, 11 July 2014.
04-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed cautionary announcement released on SENS on 7 November 2013 and the further detailed cautionary and renewal of cautionary on 10 January 2014, the further renewal of cautionary on 25 February 2014, the detailed renewal of cautionary on 7 March 2014 and the further renewal of cautionary on 23 April 2014 respectively.Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their shares until such time as a full announcement has been published detailing the proposed rights offer as well as the pro forma financial effects thereof.



02-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are reminded that trading in shares on the JSE under the name of John Daniel Holdings Ltd. has changed with effect from today, 2 June 2014, to Ecsponent Ltd. The new share code is ECS. Shareholders are referred to the detailed "Salient Dates and Times of Name Change" announcement released on SENS on 19 May 2014 for further information. All the corporate action as detailed in separate announcements pertaining to inter alia the rights offer and acquisitions are continuing.
30-May-2014
(Permanent)
John Daniel Holdings Ltd. renamed to Ecsponent Ltd. on 2 June 2014.
19-May-2014
(Official Notice)
23-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed cautionary announcement released on SENS on 7 November 2013 and the further detailed cautionary and renewal of cautionary on 10 January 2014, the further renewal of cautionary on 25 February 2014, and the detailed renewal of cautionary on 7 March 2014 and accordingly advise shareholders to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their shares until such time as a full announcement has been published detailing the proposed rights offer as well as the pro forma financial effects thereof.
31-Mar-2014
(C)
Revenue increased to R37.3 million (R29.8 million). Gross profit rose to R29.1 million (R21.9 million). Operating profit more than doubled to R8 million (R3.6 million). Net attributable profit improved to R2.1 million (R2 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 0.526cps (0.485cps).



Outlook

Key elements of the Group?s expansion strategy are:

*to acquire businesses which underpin the strategic direction of the Group and in particular in the financial services sector;

*to acquire additional businesses which complement the existing business operations; and

*to acquire or develop businesses which provide a meaningful contribution to the profitability of the Group.



The strategy result is aimed at developing a robust and complementary Group of companies which provide sustainable returns.



During the last quarter the Company announced a R100 million rights offer which will be partially underwritten by Escalator Capital (RF) Ltd. ("Escalator"), the controlling shareholder of the Company. As announced on SENS the board has entered into a funding agreement with Escalator to cover any shortfall in the proceeds of the rights offer.



The Directors have also advised shareholders of a number of acquisitions in line with the roll out of the Group strategy, summarized as follows.



Escalator Financial Services (Pty) Ltd. is a company which holds key FSB licenses which are important in respect of the Group's ability to provide financial services products. The acquisition is an important building block in the Group's strategy to become a financial services provider.



Sanceda Collections (Pty) Limited is a specialised collections organisation and provides the Group with its own collections infrastructure and IP. The acquisition also ensures that collection fees and related revenues accrue to the Group.



The acquisitions of Escalator Investment Holdings Ltd. (Botswana), Escalator Swaziland Ltd. and Grey Pages Financial Services are part of the Group's African expansion. All three companies are well positioned to penetrate the markets in their respective countries thereby extending the Groups footprint and revenues.
07-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
Following the publication of the acquisition information, Shareholders are advised that the cautionary announcement is now withdrawn in relation to the proposed Acquisitions and Convertible Loan. It is expected that a circular to shareholders will be finalised and posted to shareholders during April 2014 due to the company requiring reporting accountants reports on the various acquisitions, which entails an audit of the results of the subject of the acquisitions for the period or year ended 31 December 2013.



Renewal of cautionary announcement

Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their shares until a full announcement has been published detailing the proposed rights offer as well as the pro forma financial effects thereof.
07-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
25-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed cautionary announcement released on SENS on 7 November 2013 and the further detailed cautionary and renewal of cautionary on 10 January 2014 and accordingly advise shareholders to continue to exercise caution when dealing in their shares until such time as a full announcement has been published detailing the proposed rights offer, convertible loan and acquisitions as well as the pro forma financial effects thereof.
14-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement advising of the passing of a special resolution in terms of Section 60 of the Companies Act, 2008, which announcement was released on SENS on 24 January 2014. The special resolution, which provides for the change of the name of the Company to Ecsponent Ltd., is still awaiting registration by CIPC and the salient dates in respect of the change of name of the Company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will accordingly be amended. Revised salient dates will be released on SENS as soon as confirmation of the registration of the special resolution has been received.
24-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
10-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
20-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed cautionary announcement released on SENS on 7 November 2013 and are advised that:

*the terms of the proposed rights offer are still being finalised;

*negotiations in respect of the acquisition of a number of growth assets from Escalator Capital as well as other non-related parties are still in progress; and

*the purchaser of the manufacturing assets to be disposed of has completed its due diligence investigation and has notified JDH of its intention to proceed with the acquisition subject to:

- a reduction in the purchase price from R6 million to R5 million; and

- additional warranties to the benefit of the purchaser,

which amended agreement was signed on 20 December 2013; and



Shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until such time as a full announcement detailing the terms of the rights offer and the proposed acquisitions and advising of the fulfillment of the remaining conditions precedent in respect of the proposed disposal has been made.
07-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous cautionary announcement and renewals thereof as last published on 15th October 2013 and are advised that negotiations for the reverse listing of Escalator Capital are no longer proceeding due to the revised approach being adopted as outlined herein. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that the cautionary announcement is hereby withdrawn.



New cautionary announcement

Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in their shares until a full announcement has been published detailing the proposed rights offer and acquisitions as well as the pro forma financial effects thereof.
07-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
01-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Ms C L Tromp has resigned as the company secretary to JohnDan with effect from 31 October 2013 and that Timbavati Business Consultants has been appointed as the new company secretary with immediate effect.
15-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012 and renewal of cautionary announcements on 31 January 2013, 14 March 2013, 30 April 2013, 12 June 2013 and 25 July 2013 respectively and advise that negotiations around the structuring of the proposed transaction are ongoing.



Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
02-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
The negotiations with Escalator Capital Global ("Escalator?), the majority shareholder in Escalator Capital (RF) Ltd. ("Escalator Capital"), to acquire some or all of the equity and / or assets of Escalator Capital are continuing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in their securities. Shareholders are referred to the renewal of cautionary announcement released on SENS on 25 July 2013.
02-Sep-2013
(C)
JohnDan's interim results for June 2013 are incomparable to prior financial statements as the company has changed its year-end to December. Revenue amounted to R16 million. Gross profit was R11 million and operating profit came in at R0.2 million. A net attributable profit of R19 000 was made. In addition, headline earnings on a per share basis was 0.01cps.



Dividends

No dividend was declared.
27-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the trading statement released on SENS on 16 August 2013 and in accordance with section 3.4(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, JohnDan advised its shareholders that both the earnings per share and the headline earnings per share are expected to show an improvement of between 100% and 105% compared to the loss per share and headline loss per share reported in the published results for the comparable six months ended 31 March 2012.



The expected improved range of 100% to 105% will result in an earnings per share and headline earnings per share of between 0.001 and 0.031 cent compared to the loss per share and headline loss per share of (0.62) cents reported for the 6 months ended 31 March 2012.
23-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the results of general meeting announcement and salient dates in respect of the name change of the company and the conversion of the share capital to no par value shares announcement released on SENS on 1 August 2013 and are advised that the special resolutions relating to the change of name of the company and the conversion of the share capital to no par value shares are still awaiting registration at Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.



The Salient Dates in respect of the change of name of the company to Escalator Investment Holdings Ltd. and the conversion of the share capital to no par value shares will accordingly be amended and the revised Salient Dates will be released on SENS and published in the press as soon as confirmation of registration of the said resolutions has been received.
16-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
The Group results continue to reflect an improvement pursuant to the Group's recapitalisation and restructure process as previously announced. In terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as its board of directors (board) is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the next period to be reported on will vary by more than 20% from those of the previous corresponding period or from a profit forecast previously provided to the market in relation to such period.



Accordingly, and following the previous trading statement published on 4 July 2013 which advised shareholders that the interim loss per share and headline loss per share for 30 June 2013 was expected to reduce by at least 20% compared to the interim results published for 31 March 2012, shareholders are now advised that the board is reasonably certain that both the loss per share and headline loss per share for the six month interim period ending 30 June 2013 (being the first six month period for the financial year ending 31 December 2013) will be reduced by between 75% and 95% compared to the published results for the comparable six months ended 31 March 2012.



The expected improved range of 75% to 95% will result in a loss per share and headline loss per share of between (0.16) and (0.03) cents compared to the loss per share and headline loss per share of (0.62) cents reported for the 6 months ended 31 March 2012.



The calculation of the loss per share and headline loss per share is based on 444 132 132 issued shares at 30 June 2013 (31 March 2012: 440 405 505) and weighted average number of shares in issue of 444 132 211 (31 March 2012: 366 353 491). The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditors.
01-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of the company held on Wednesday, 31 July 2013, all the special and ordinary resolutions presented in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the majority of shareholders. The special resolutions relating to the change of name of the company to Escalator Investment Holdings Ltd., the conversion of the share capital into shares of no par value and an increase in the authorised share capital of the company will now be lodged with CIPC for registration.



Salient Dates

The salient dates for the change in name and conversion of the share capital to shares of no par value are set out below:

* Special resolutions in respect of the change of name of the Company and the conversion of shares into shares of no par value expected to be registered by CIPC by no later than: Thursday, 22 August

* Expected publication of finalisation data in relation to the change of name and conversion of shares to no par value shares to be announced on SENS on: Friday, 23 August

* Expected last day to trade shares in JDH shares prior to the change of name of the Company and the conversion of the share capital to no par value shares on: Friday, 30 August

* Expected listing of and trading in shares of no par value under the new name of the Company, Escalator Investment Holdings Ltd., new share code, EIH and new ISIN code ZAE000179594, from commencement of business on: Monday, 2 September

* Expected record date for determining the shares registered in the share register which shares will be subject to the change of name and conversion of share capital: Friday, 6 September

* Expected date of issue and posting of new Escalator Investment Holdings Ltd. share certificates to certificated shareholders, provided that old John Daniel Holdings Ltd. share certificates have been lodged by 12h00 on the record date: (new share certificates in respect of JDH share certificates received after 12h00 on the record date, will be posted within 5 (five) business days of receipt of JDH certificates) Monday, 9 September

* Dematerialised shareholders will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker updated on or about: Monday, 9 September.
25-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the previous cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012 and renewal of cautionary announcements on 31 January 2013, 14 March 2013, 30 April 2013 and 12 June 2013 respectively and advised that negotiations are still ongoing.



Until such time as a full announcement has been made, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company?s securities until a further announcement is made.
04-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were reminded that the company changed its year end from 30 September to 31 December each year. Thus the first six month period for the prior year was the six months ended 31 March 2012.



The group results continue to reflect a gradual improvement pursuant to the group's recapitalisation and restructure process as previously announced. Shareholders were accordingly advised that the board is reasonably certain that for the 6 month period ending 30 June 2013, the headline loss per share and loss per share will reduce by over 20% to reflect an improved position compared to the published results for the comparable six month period ended 31 March 2012.
28-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company?s integrated annual report incorporating the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012 will be posted to shareholders today, Thursday, 27 June 2013. The audited annual financial statements contain no modifications to the reviewed results contained in the provisional report released on SENS and in the press on 28 March 2013 and 2 April 2013 respectively.



Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of ordinary shareholders will be held on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 at the registered office, Acacia House, Green Hill Village Office Park, on Lynwood Road Cnr Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East at 10:00.



The record date on which shareholders of the company must be registered as such in the company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the meeting is Friday, 19 July 2013. The last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting will be Friday, 12 July 2013.
12-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012 and renewal of cautionary announcements on 31 January 2013, 14 March 2013 and 30 April 2013 respectively and advise that the Escalator Group audits and review of historical results by a JSE approved auditor has commenced. The board will provide shareholders with a progress report on negotiations in due course. As negotiations are ongoing, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.

30-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012 and renewal on 31 January 2013 and 14 March 2013 shareholders are advised that solid progress has been made following Escalator's decision to complete its audit for the 10 month period ended 31 December 2012 before finalising its negotiations with JDH.



This decision has been taken due to the intention to apply for the transfer of the listing to the Main Board of the JSE pursuant to the reverse listing. To this end, Escalator has appointed a JSE registered auditor to audit its results for the 10 month period ended 31 December 2012 as well as review the historical results for any potential restatement to ensure full compliance with IFRS for the two prior years ended 29 February 2012 and 28 February 2011 respectively. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that negotiations are ongoing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
02-Apr-2013
(C)
JohnDan has changed its year-end from September to December each year. Therefore, these results are for a 15 month period and are incomparable to prior financial year results. Revenue amounted to R37.6 million. Gross profit was R23.6 million and operating profit came in at R2 million. A net attributable profit of R2 million was recorded. In addition, headline earnings per share of 0.49cps was reported.



Outlook

Key elements of the on-going restructure process are the continued turnaround of subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction, expansion into selected African countries and the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the group's strategy. The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary group of companies which provide sustainable returns.
20-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
The Group results continue to reflect robust growth as a result of the restructure initiatives implemented in terms of the Group's recapitalisation and restructure process announced in September 2010. Group revenue increased by 478% for the 15 month period ended 31 December 2012 compared to the comparative period for the 15 months ended 30 September 2011. The increased market share translated into operating profits for the 2012 period compared to operating losses reported in the comparative periods.



In addition, the conclusion of a R15 million fully subscribed rights offer, and the conversion of a portion of the Escalator Capital Limited loan into equity, has further improved the solvency of the Group. In terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as its board of directors (board) is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the next period to be reported on will vary by more than 20% from those of the previous corresponding period or from a profit forecast previously provided to the market in relation to such period.



Accordingly, shareholders are advised that the board is reasonably certain that for the 15 month period ended 31 December 2012, headline earnings per share (hep) will increase by between 240% and 260% whilst earnings per share (eps) will increase within the 20% range compared to the published results for the comparable period ended 30 September 2011. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors.
14-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012 and renewal on 31 January 2013 shareholders are advised that negotiations are ongoing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company?s securities until a further announcement is made.

31-Jan-2013
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012, 8 October 2012, 19 November 2012 and the detailed cautionary dated 14 December 2012, shareholders were advised that negotiations are ongoing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
14-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS, the last one being released on 19 November 2012, JDH is pleased to announce that the Company has signed an acquisition agreement ("Agreement") with Escalator Capital Global Limited ("Global"), the ultimate controlling shareholder in JDH, which sets out the acquisition of Global?s investments in three of its subsidiaries (the Proposed Transaction).



One of the three subsidiaries, Escalator Capital (RF) Limited (Escalator Capital) is the direct controlling shareholder of JDH. If successful the acquisition will result in a reverse takeover as defined in the JSE Listing Requirements and will require shareholder approval in General Meeting. This announcement summarises the key terms and conditions contained in the Agreement. The Agreement is subject to certain suspensive conditions as noted below.



Until the suspensive conditions are met, neither the Agreement nor this announcement constitutes consummation of the Proposed Transaction nor a firm intention on the part of JDH to make an offer to shareholders of Escalator Capital, Escalator Capital Namibia Limited (Escalator Namibia) or Escalator Africa Limited (Escalator Africa) in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2008 (No. 71 of 2008) (the Act) and the Takeover Regulations or any other relevant law.



The new Group?s main focus will be on the financial services sector and intends changing its name to reflect the change in shareholding and focus, subject to shareholder approval. Conditions precedent to the Proposed Transaction The Proposed Transaction will be subject to the fulfillment of conditions precedent which is customary for transactions of this nature.



Such conditions precedent include, inter alia:

*approval of the transaction by the JDH board of directors;

*approval of the transaction by JDH shareholders in general meeting;

*approval by the Takeover Regulation Panel, if and where applicable;

*approval by the South African Reserve Bank, if and where applicable;

*approval by the JSE, if and where applicable.



A detailed terms announcement will, subject to the approval of the South African Takeover Regulation Panel and the JSE be released in due course. Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the Company`s shares until a further announcement is made.
10-Dec-2012
(C)
Revenue for the year more than tripled to R27.3 million (R6.5 million) whilst gross profit shot up to R18.2 million (R4.0 million). Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders jumped to R1.2 million (R706 000). Furthermore, headline earnings per share grew to 0.31cps (0.14cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared and no dividend is proposed.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going restructure process are the continued turnaround of subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction, expansion into selected African countries and the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the group's strategy.



The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary group of companies which provide sustainable returns.
30-Nov-2012
(Permanent)
John Dan changed its year end from 30 September to 31 December.
30-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The Group results continue to reflect robust growth as a result of the restructure initiatives implemented in terms of the Group's recapitalisation and restructure process announced in September 2010.



Group revenue increased by 322.6% for the 12 month period ended 30 September 2012 compared to the comparative period for the 15 months ended 30 September 2011. Gross profit increased by 346.8% for the same period. In addition, the conclusion of a R15 million fully subscribed rights offer, and the conversion of the Escalator Capital Limited loan into equity, has further improved the solvency of the Group.



Shareholders are advised that the board is reasonably certain that for the second interim 12 month period ending 30 September 2012, the headline earnings per share ("heps") will increase by between 115% and 125% and earnings per share ("eps") will reduce by between 30% and 40% compared to the published results for the comparable period ended 30 September 2011. The percentage movement in the heps and eps is muted due to the dilutive effect of issuing 286 million shares during the period, representing a 182% increase in issued share capital.



Change in year end

The year end of the Company and its subsidiaries has been extended by three months, in accordance with the requirements per the Companies Act, 2008 (Nr. 71 of 2008), from 30 September to 31 December. This is in order to align the seasonal performance of the underlying businesses more appropriately. In compliance with the JSE Listings Requirements concerning an extension in year end, a second interim report will be prepared and made available to shareholders in due course.
19-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on 12 July 2012, 24 August 2012 and 8 October 2012 shareholders were advised that negotiations are ongoing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
08-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on 12 July 2012 and 24 August 2012, shareholders were advised that negotiations are ongoing and shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
26-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
In terms of section 45(5) of the Companies Act, written notice is to be provided to shareholders containing details of a resolution passed by the board authorising the provision of direct or indirect financial assistance to a director or prescribed officer or a related or inter-related company.



The resolution passed by the board of directors of JDH on 29 August 2012 is as follows:

Resolved that, to the extent required by the Companies Act, the board of directors of the company may, subject to compliance with the requirements of the company?s Memorandum of Incorporation, the Companies Act, and the Listings Requirements of the JSE, each as presently constituted and as amended from time to time, authorise the company to provide direct or indirect financial assistance by way of loan, guarantee, the provision of security or otherwise, to any of its present or future subsidiaries and/or any other company or corporation that is or becomes related or inter-related to the company, for any purpose or in connection with any matter, including, but not limited to, the subscription of any option, or any securities issued or to be issued by the company or a related or inter- related company, or for the purchase of any securities of the company or a related or inter-related company limited to the maximum of two hundred million rand (R200 million).
24-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on SENS on 12 July 2012, shareholders are advised that JDH continues to negotiate with Escalator Capital Ltd. ("Escalator Capital") and Escalator Capital Global Ltd. with the intention of acquiring some or all of the equity and /or assets of Escalator Capital. Escalator Capital is the controlling shareholder of JDH. If negotiations are successfully concluded, there may be a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are accordingly advised to continue to exercise caution in dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
12-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that JDH has entered into negotiations with Escalator Capital Ltd. (Escalator Capital) and Escalator Capital Global Ltd., the holding company and majority shareholder of Escalator Capital with the intention of acquiring some or all of the equity and /or assets of Escalator Capital. Escalator Capital is the controlling shareholder of JDH. If negotiations are successfully concluded, they may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities.



Furthermore, the successful acquisition of some or all of Escalator Capitals equity and/or assets could result in a reverse takeover or alternatively a category one acquisition as defined in the listings requirements and will require shareholder approval in general meeting. A reverse takeover would require, inter alia, JSE approval for the continued listing of the company's securities. Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution in dealing in their securities until a further announcement is made.
28-Jun-2012
(C)
Johan Dan changed its year end to 30 September, therefore there are no comparable figures for the interim period ended 31 March 2012. Revenue came in at R12 million, gross profit was R6.5 million, while net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders was recorded at R2.3 million. Furthermore, headline loss per share was 0.62cps.



Dividend

No dividends have been declared and no dividend is proposed.



Prospects

Key elements of the on-going restructure process are the continued turnaround of subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction as well as the acquisition of new subsidiaries which are profit generating and aligned with the group's strategy. The abovementioned approach is aimed at developing a robust and complementary group of companies which provide sustainable returns. New acquisition opportunities are evaluated on an ongoing basis and, subject to the availability of funding, further business acquisitions are likely in future.
06-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
Dennis De Boer - Associates resigned as the company's company secretary with effect from 5 June 2012. The board of directors announced the appointment of C L Tromp as the new company secretary of John Dan with effect from 5 June 2012.
11-May-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors advised that JDH Financial Services through Viscacom (Pty) Ltd. ("Viscacom"), has secured a funding facility of R3 000 000 from Chester Finance (Pty) Ltd. ("Chester"). Viscacom is a registered credit provider and the bridging facility is to facilitate growth in this division. Viscacom became a subsidiary of the company on 1 September 2011. The funding is short term bridging funding allowing the business to continue the rapid growth in the debtor's book. The terms of the facility are as follows:

* R500 000 maximum monthly draw;

* available monthly for a maximum of six months;

* interest and capital to be repaid over a six month period for each loan drawdown; and

* effective total loan term period is twelve months.



The following security will be provided:

* cession of the debtors' loan book;

* guarantee by JDH;

* guarantee by Escalator Capital Ltd., JDH's controlling shareholder;

* undertaking by JDH not to reduce its current inter group loan owing by Viscacom below R8 million as well as a subordination of the loan account to the claim of Chester;

* covenant in Viscacom not to reduce its Net Current Assets below R4.5 million; and

* negative pledge i.e. no encumbrances over any assets or guarantees and or surety ships of /or by Viscacom without the prior written consent of Chester.
30-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
The restructure initiatives implemented during the September 2011 financial year continue to positively impact the trading results. Illustrated through the turnover growth of 630%, comparing the turnover achieved during the five month period ended 29 February 2012 to the, previously reported six month interim period, ended 31 December 2010. Gross profit for the same period is up by 455%. The improved trading results include a pleasing turnaround in the subsidiary operations including:

* Significantly increased Biotechnology revenues up by 502%, generated largely by Cryo-Save SA (Pty) Ltd.;

* Significantly increased agri-packaging revenues up by 732%

* Reduction in comparative overhead structure;

* Continued growth in the loan book of the financial services business, JDH Credit Services (Pty) Ltd.'s (formerly Viscacom (Pty) Ltd.); and In addition the conclusion of a R15 million fully subscribed JDH rights offer, and the conversion of the Escalator Capital Ltd. loan into equity, has had a positive impact on the trading results.



Following the previous trading statement published on 7 February 2012 which advised shareholders that the interim loss per share and headline loss per share for 31 March 2012 was expected to reduce by at least 20% compared to the results published for 31 December 2010, shareholders are now advised that the board is reasonably certain that both the loss per share and headline loss per share for the six month interim period ending 31 March 2012 (being the first six month period for the financial year ending 30 September 2012 after the change in financial year end from 30 June to 30 September, effected in 2011) will be reduced by between 55% and 75% compared to the published results for the comparable six months ended 31 December 2010.
09-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Lazaron advise shareholders that the general offer, as was detailed in a circular to Lazaron shareholders dated 7 November 2011, which offer was to swap into listed JDH shares on the basis of 1 JDH share for every 5 Lazaron shares held, closed on 9 March 2012. A total of 187 878 066 Lazaron shares (representing 91% of the Lazaron issued share capital) accepted the JDH general offer with an issue of 37 575 613 JDH shares at the 5:1 ratio. JDH's stake in Lazaron increased from 44.18% to 94.96%. The circular to Lazaron shareholders, which included the terms of the general offer, made provision for the implementation of section 124 of the Act which section provides for the offeror to acquire the remaining minority shares in the event that the offeror (being JDH) achieved a minimum 90% acceptance level, by minority shareholders. JDH is pleased to confirm that the required 90% uptake by Lazaron shareholders of the general offer was exceeded within the four month period as stipulated in section 124(1) of the Act and accordingly elect to expropriate the remaining 9% Lazaron minority shareholders by offering those minority shareholders an equivalent offer as per the general offer, i.e. 1 JDH share for every 5 Lazaron shares held. Once section 124 has been successfully invoked, Lazaron will become a wholly- owned subsidiary of JDH. In due course, JDH will formally notify the remaining Lazaron shareholders in the prescribed manner and form that: The offer has been accepted and to what extent; and JDH desires to acquire all the remaining securities on the same basis as the general offer. Should any Lazaron minority shareholders have any queries regarding this, please contact the financial director or company secretary of the company at 087 808 0200.
02-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the company announced that at the AGM of the company held on Friday, 2 March 2012 at 10h00, all the resolutions presented in the notice of AGM were unanimously passed by the shareholders. In addition, at the general meeting of the company held directly after the AGM today, which notice was included and posted to shareholders as part of the circular dated 9 February 2012; all the resolutions presented in the notice of general meeting were also unanimously passed by the shareholders.
27-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Eune Engelbrecht ("Eune") has been appointed as a non-executive director of the board with immediate effect. Eune is a director of Escalator Capital Ltd., a major shareholder of the company.
07-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
The restructure initiatives implemented during the September 2011 financial year continue to positively impact the trading results. Illustrated through the turnover growth of 229%, comparing the turnover achieved during the four month period ended 31 January 2012 to the previously reported six month interim period, ended 31 December 2010. The improved trading results include amongst other factors:

*Significantly increased Biotechnology revenues, generated largely by Cryo-Save SA (Pty) Ltd;

*Reduction in Lazaron Biotechnology (SA) Ltd overhead structure;

*Improved orders in the group's Agri-packaging business, Vinguard Ltd, combined with a lower fixed overhead structure;

*Continued growth in the loan book of the financial services business, - JDH Credit Services (Pty) Ltd's (formerly Viscacom (Pty) Ltd); and

*The conclusion of a R15 million fully subscribed JDH rights offer, and the conversion of the Escalator Capital Ltd loan into equity.



Accordingly, shareholders are advised that the board is reasonably certain that both the loss per share and headline loss per share for the six month interim period ending 31 March 2012 (being the first six month period for the financial year ending 30 September 2012 after the change in financial year end from 30 June to 30 September, effected in 2011) will be at least 20% less than the published results for the comparable six months ended 31 December 2010. A further trading statement will be published in due course, once a range has been determined.
06-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement dated 19 January 2012 detailing the specific issue of shares for cash to the directors of the company, in lieu of extinguishing their fee liabilities due to them up to and including 28 February 2012 as well as the approval for additional once-off remuneration to the non-executive directors given the additional time spent over and above their normal duties. Shareholders are advised that the circular containing the detail of the above-mentioned issue of shares and the additional non-executive directors' remuneration, and incorporating the notice of general meeting, is being finalised and will be posted to shareholders on or about 9 February 2012. The general meeting to present and approve the required resolutions will be on the same day as the annual general meeting held on Friday, 2 March 2012 at 10h30 (or immediately after the preceding annual general meeting if later) at 1st Floor, Bushwillow House Green Hill Village Office Park On Lynwood Road Cnr Botterklapper and Nentabos Street, The Willows, Pretoria East, 0043.
31-Jan-2012
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Lazaron advised shareholders that the non- renounceable, partly underwritten rights offer of up to R4.4 million at the rights offer price of 1 cent per share ("Rights Offer") as detailed in the circular to shareholders on 22 October 2011 was concluded on 20 January 2012. A total of R3 209 539.53 (320 953 953 shares) was raised through the take up of rights as well as through excess applications.



JDH, the underwriter, agreed to partially underwrite the Lazaron rights offer to a minimum amount of R1.5 million. JDH held 13 456 408 shares prior to the rights offer and took up 150 000 000 Lazaron rights offer shares in terms of the underwriting agreement. JDH will accordingly hold 44.18% of the issued share capital of Lazaron after the issue of rights offer shares. Shareholders are referred to the joint JDH and Lazaron announcement made on 29 December 2011 which detailed that all the ordinary and special resolutions tabled at the Lazaron general meeting held on 6 December 2011 and relating to the corporate actions detailed in the circular to Lazaron shareholders which was posted on 7 November 2011, were approved by the requisite majority of Lazaron shareholders, potentially excluding the resolution granting a waiver of a mandatory offer by JDH to Lazaron shareholders.



The waiver was requested from Lazaron shareholders in the event that JDH trigger a shareholding of equal to or greater than 35% in Lazaron as a result of underwriting the Lazaron rights offer. The general offer, whereby JDH will increase its shareholding in Lazaron through the exchange of 5 Lazaron shares for 1 JDH shares opened on Monday, 23 January 2012 and will close on Friday, 9 March 2012. The results of the general offer will be announced on SENS on or about 12 March 2012.
28-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement on 18 October 2011 which detailed the results of the JDH rights offer and are advised that even though the rights offer remains fully subscribed, a higher number of shareholders applied for rights and excess applications and thus the shares issued to the underwriter has been reduced. Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator"), the underwriter, has been issued 184 041 565 ordinary shares amounting to R12 882 910, instead of the previously announced 194 179 641 ordinary shares. Accordingly, Escalator will hold 49.48% instead of 52.21% of the issued share capital of JDH.
18-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of the company are pleased to announce that the rights offer of up to R15 million at the rights offer price of 7 cents per share ("rights offer") as was detailed in the circular to shareholders on 26 September 2011, has been successfully subscribed for in its entirety by existing shareholders, excess applications and the underwriter. Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator"), the underwriter, agreed to underwrite to the amount of R13 587 000, resulting in Escalator being issued 194 179 641 ordinary shares. Escalator will accordingly hold 52.21% of the issued share capital of JDH. At a general meeting held on 17 October 2011, shareholders approved a waiver of the requirement of Escalator to make a mandatory offer to minority shareholders in the event that they exceeded 35% shareholding in the company as a consequence of underwriting the rights offer. In addition, shareholders are referred to the withdrawal of cautionary announcement dated 9 September 2011 regarding the rights offer and the Acquisition of further shares in Lazaron, and shareholders are advised that the negotiations regarding Vinguard Ltd, a subsidiary of JDH, have also ended and accordingly, shareholders are advised that the cautionary announcement in this regard has been withdrawn.
18-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
At the general meeting of the company held on Monday, 17 October 2011 at 10:00 all the resolutions presented in the notice of general meeting were passed unanimously by the shareholders, including the approval of a waiver to make a mandatory offer to minority shareholders of JDH by Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator") in the event that Escalator exceeds 35% shareholding in the company as a consequence of underwriting the rights offer.
12-Oct-2011
(Permanent)
JohnDan has changed its year-end from June each year to September each year as from 2011 going forward.
12-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are reminded that the company changed its year end from 30 June to 30 September and accordingly are advised that the board is reasonably certain that the company will report a reduced loss per share and reduced headline loss per share for the 15 month period ended 30 September 2011 compared to the previous 12 month financial year ended 30 June 2010, representing an improvement on the prior financial period.



The respective loss per share and headline loss per share for the 15 months ended 30 September 2011 are both expected to be a minimum of 40% less than the previously published results (which were both a loss and headline loss per share) for the 12 month financial year ended 30 June 2010.
05-Oct-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of JDH announce the appointment of TM Jonker of Dennis De Boer - Associates as the Company Secretary of JDH with effect from 4 October 2011.
30-Sep-2011
(C)
Revenue for the year ended 30 June 2011 fell to R2.9 million (2010: R5.7 million). Gross profit increased to R2.1 million (2010: R1.6 million), while net attributable loss to ordinary shareholders narrowed to R4 million (2010: loss of R6.6 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share lowered to 2.67cps (2010: loss of 6.74cps).



Dividend

No dividends have been declared and no dividend is proposed.



Going concern

The directors are of the opinion that the group will continue as a going concern for the foreseeable future due to the continued support of certain parties to the group and in particular by the holding company to its subsidiaries. The corporate actions referred to under "Events after the reporting period", are expected to restore the group's solvency and raise cash resources to support the continued turnaround of the group operations.
09-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
02-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
The company hereby offers for subscription, by way of a renounceable rights offer to shareholders and/or their renouncees, a total of 214 285 714 ordinary shares with a par value of R0.01 at an issue price of 7 cents per ordinary share in the ratio of 135.92293 new ordinary shares for every 100 JDH ordinary shares held at the close of business on Friday, 16 September 2011. These terms vary slightly from the terms included in the announcement dated 10 June 2011.



Subject to receiving formal approval from the JSE, the dates in respect of the rights offer are accordingly as follows:

* Last day to trade in shares in order to participate in the Rights Offer (cum entitlement) : Friday, 16 September 2011

* Shares commence trading ex-entitlement at 09:00 on Monday, 19 September 2011

* Record Date for the Rights Offer : Friday, 23 September 2011

* Circular and Form of Instruction, where applicable, posted to shareholders : Monday, 26 September 2011

* Rights Offer opens at 09:00 on Monday, 26 September

* Last day for trading Letters of Allocation on the JSE : Friday, 7 October 2011

* Listing of Rights Offer Shares and trading therein on the JSE commences at 09:00 on Monday, 10 October 2011

* Rights Offer closes 12:00 on Friday, 14 October 2011

* Results of the Rights Offer announced on SENS : Monday, 17 October 2011



General meeting timetable

* Last day to trade in order to be eligible to vote : Friday, 30 September 2011

* Record date in order to be eligible to vote : Friday, 7 October 2011

* Last day for receipt of proxy forms by 10h00 on Thursday, 13 October 2011

* General meeting to be held at 10h00 on Monday, 17 October 2011

* Results of general meeting to be published on SENS by Monday, 17 October 2011.
26-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
01-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
In terms of Section 60 of the Companies Act (71 of 2008) ("the Act"), certain shareholder resolutions are not required to be conducted at a general meeting. The company's shareholders approved two special resolutions. The consent process was conducted by way of a written round robin resolution which was explained by the directors to the relevant shareholders, and subsequently signed the rationale for having passed the special resolutions as per this announcement by way of Section 60 of the Act was to avoid substantial delays in the rights offer circular to shareholders (as detailed on SENS on 10 June 2011).



In addition, Section 60 (4) requires the Company to notify all the shareholders of the results of the vote of these resolutions. Accordingly, the special resolutions were voted on and passed by the requisite majority of 78.18% of the shareholders. No votes against the resolutions were received.
26-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS on 10 December 2010, 07 February 2011, 24 March 2011, 20 May 2011, 2 June 2011 and 10 June 2011 shareholders were advised that although the company has agreed the terms of the conversion of the loan with Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator") through the underwriting of a rights offer which will be detailed in a circular to shareholders in due course, the company is still in the process of negotiating and finalizing some of the corporate actions to be included in the rights offer circular to shareholders. Accordingly, shareholders were advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement was made.
13-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited (the "JSE"), listed companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the next period to be reported on will vary by more than 20% from those of the previous corresponding period or from a profit forecast previously provided to the market in relation to such period.



Shareholders are advised that the company expects to report a reduced loss per share and headline loss per share for the year ended 30 June 2011 compared to what was published for the previous year ended 30 June 2010. The year on year loss per share and corresponding headline loss per share for the year ended 30 June 2011 is expected to be between 60% and 80% lower than previously published results representing an improvement on the prior year. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors.
10-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement on 2 June 2011 and are advised that a further announcement in respect of a corporate action involving Lazaron, a subsidiary of John Dan, will be released shortly.



Further cautionary concerning Vinguard

Shareholders are advised that JDH and Vinguard Ltd ("Vinguard"), a subsidiary of John Dan, boards are continuing the process of evaluating a number of alternatives in relation to the Vinguard business. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that they should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their securities until a further announcement in this regard is made.
10-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
The directors of John Dan and Lazaron have reached agreement whereby Jon Dan will partially underwrite a rights offer in Lazaron through the conversion of John Dan's shareholder loan account in Lazaron, subject to certain conditions and the necessary approvals. The rights offer is intended to improve Lazaron's financial position and facilitate the proposed purchase of the major portion of the Lazaron going concern undertaking by John Dan, a requirement of the establishment of the John Dan/Cryo-Save NV joint venture in South Africa as announced on SENS on 2 June 2011.
02-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
The board of directors advised shareholders that the company and Cryo-Save Group N.V. ("Cryo-Save"), signed a memorandum of understanding, with effect from 01 June 2011 to establish a new stem cell bank joint venture in South Africa. Cryo-Save is the leading international family stem cell bank, already stores 175 000 samples from cordblood and umbilical cord tissue for newborns and adipose tissue for adults. There are already several diseases that can be cured by the use of stem cells, and the number of treatments will only increase. Driven by its international business strategy, Cryo-Save is now represented in 40 countries on three continents, with ultra-modern processing and storage facilities in Belgium, Germany, Dubai, India and France (validation in progress). This joint venture will contain the sales and marketing operations of both companies and the Cape Town processing and storage facility of Lazaron Biotechnologies (SA) Ltd ("Lazaron"), one of JDH's subsidiary, and will immediately expand its operations into several African countries.



The joint venture combines Cryo-Save's leading expertise in stem cell processing and storage with JDH's local and African market expertise. The joint venture will offer customers the option of storing cord tissue and stem cells from cord blood in South Africa or off shore in Belgium. The new joint venture provides for the harvesting and banking of stem cells from both cord blood (haematopoietic) as well as cord tissue (mesenchymal) locally or alternatively off shore in Belgium. The Lazaron laboratory located in Cape Town will be upgraded to cater for the increase in volumes and will meet the highest quality standards applied by Cryo-Save around the world. The joint venture will trade under the name Cryo-Save South Africa. The conditions precedent to the concluding of this establishment of joint venture and sale of businesses to the joint venture is subject to the approval of both company's shareholders, directors and regulatory bodies.



Further announcement and renewal of cautionary

The joint venture and the disposal of Lazaron's business is subject to a number of conditions precedent which will be detailed in a terms announcement that will be made in due course. Accordingly, shareholders were advised that they should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their securities until a further announcement in this regard was made.
20-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements published on SENS on 10 December 2010, 07 February 2011 and 23 March 2011 relating to the terms of the main loan agreement, shareholders are advised that the company is still undergoing discussions to renegotiate the terms of the conversion of the loan with Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator"). Accordingly, shareholders are advised that they should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their securities until a further announcement in this regard is made.
31-Mar-2011
(C)
Revenue slumped to R1.3 million (R3.7 million). Gross profit declined to R0.6 million (R0.7 million), but the net attributable loss narrowed to R2.1 million (loss of R3 million). In addition, the headline loss per share improved to 1.38c (loss of 5.21cps).



Outlook

The turnaround of current subsidiaries continues through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reductions. This includes the evaluation of product range extension in both subsidiaries, development of new markets for both subsidiaries and rationalization of administration and support structures. Ongoing shareholders support is required to continue to develop the current companies and look for new opportunities. At the end of the interim period the group operations were well placed to take advantage of the reduced overhead structures.



In addition, initiatives are ongoing and are aimed at possible further acquisitions with the specific intention of broadening the group's interests within the core focus area of a venture capital investment holding company. Further expansion is likely in the financial services and property sectors to broaden the base of the group. The board is considering a rebranding exercise to emphasize the expanded vision for and new energy within the group and its restructured focus as a venture capital investment holding company.
24-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements published on SENS on 10 December 2010 and 07 February 2011 relating to the terms of the main loan agreement, shareholders are advised that the company is undergoing continued discussions to potentially renegotiate the terms of the conversion of the loan with Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator") and to improve the company's balance sheet position which discussions could result in Escalator partially or fully underwriting a rights offer, of at least R10 million depending on the company's funding requirements, at a price of approximately 10 cents per share to repay the convertible loan. Should the convertible loan be repaid through the underwriting of a rights offer, shareholder approval of the conversion terms will no longer be required. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that they should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their securities until a further announcement in this regard is made.
07-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement published on SENS on 10 December 2010 relating to the terms of the main loan agreement, shareholders are advised that the company is undergoing continued discussions to potentially renegotiate the terms of the conversion of the loan with Escalator Capital Limited ("Escalator") and to improve the company's balance sheet position which discussions could result in Escalator partially or fully underwriting a rights offer, of at least R10 million depending on the company's funding requirements, at a price of approximately 10 cents per share to repay the convertible loan. Should the convertible loan be repaid through the underwriting of a rights offer, shareholder approval of the conversion terms will no longer be required. Accordingly, shareholders are advised that they should continue to exercise caution when dealing in their securities until a further announcement in this regard is made.
07-Feb-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Day, the appointment of the former head of the Securities Regulation Panel (SRP) to the board of penny stock John Daniel Holdings (JDH) saw its share price jump 22%, or 2c to 11c, on Friday.
04-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company expects to report a reduced loss per share for the six months ended 31 December 2010 compared to what was published for the previous six months ended 31 December 2009. The year on year loss per share and corresponding headline loss per share for the six months ended 31 December 2010 is expected to be between 65% and 85% lower than previously published results representing an improvement on the prior year.
04-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
For clarity, shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 26 January 2011 and are advised that Mr Brandon Topham's resignation as company secretary and the appointment of Mr Dirk van der Merwe as company secretary is with retrospective effect, meaning that the above mentioned change is effective from 26 November 2010.
04-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are advised that Richard Connellan has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of directors of JDH with effect from 03 February 2011. Mr Connellan will also take on the position of chairman of the board.



In addition, Louis Rehrl has resigned as an executive director on the JDH board with immediate effect to take up and focus on an executive directorship position on the Lazaron Biotechnologies (SA) Limited board, a subsidiary of JDH.

28-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of the Company held on Friday, 28 January 2011 at 09:00 at 4 SS Building 9, Tijger Valley, Silver Lakes Road, Pretoria, all the resolutions presented in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.

27-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 26 November 2010 and are advised that in order that Mr Brandon Topham can act as an Independent Non-executive Director, Mr Dirk van der Merwe has been appointed as company secretary with retrospective effect.

20 Jan 2011 17:29:46
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Keith Rayner has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of directors of JDH with immediate effect.
20 Dec 2010 15:24:53
(Official Notice)
The Annual Report has been distributed to shareholders and shareholders are advised that the Annual General Meeting of shareholders will be held on Friday, 28 January 2011 at 09:00 at 4 SS Building 9, Tijger Valley, Silver Lakes Road, Pretoria.

10 Dec 2010 16:47:36
(Official Notice)
26 Nov 2010 14:30:23
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that further to the announcement released on SENS on 24 November 2010, C Esterhuizen resigned as the company secretary and Brandon Topham Incorporated has been appointed effective 24 November 2010.
26 Nov 2010 14:26:41
(Official Notice)
Further to the detailed cautionary announcement released on SENS on 23 September 2010, shareholders are advised that the company is continuing its negotiations to agree the terms of the convertible loan with Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator"), which follows the signing of the first loan agreement for R1 million as previously announced. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
24 Nov 2010 16:10:01
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are advised that Mr Brandon Topham has been appointed a non- executive director to the board of directors with immediate effect. In addition, the company is pleased to advise that Brandon Topham Incorporated has been appointed as the new company secretary effective 24 November 2010.

05 Nov 2010 16:48:24
(Official Notice)
In compliance with section 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, shareholders are advised that Messrs H Minnie and N Ackermann, non-executive directors, have resigned from the board on 5 November 2010, following their resignation as employees of the Group on 29 October 2010. The board has initiated a process to identify and appoint independent non-executive directors and an announcement will follow in due course.

02 Nov 2010 15:14:00
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the board was informed on 29 October 2010 that Messrs S Tshiki and SD Serex, non-executive directors, have resigned from the board with effect from 15 October 2010. Furthermore, shareholders are advised that the registered address of the company has been changed to: 4SS Building 9, Tijger Valley, Silver Lakes Road, Pretoria, 0081.
18 Oct 2010 09:01:30
(Official Notice)
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange ("JSE") advise that the auditor's report on John Daniel Holding Ltd Audited Provisional Results for the year ended 30 June 2010 contains a modification. Shareholders are advised to refer to the provisional results to ascertain the exact nature of the modification. Accordingly, the company's listing on the JSE TRADELECT system will be annotated with an "E" to indicate the modification. The annotation will be removed when the company's auditor's report no longer contains a modification. This announcement has been placed by the JSE in the interest of shareholders.

15 Oct 2010 17:34:52
(Official Notice)
Further to the abridged audited results announcement published on SENS yesterday, 14 October 2010, shareholders are advised that the auditors of the company, AM Smith and Company Inc, without qualifying their report, draw the shareholders attention to note 31 to the consolidated annual financial statements, which will be distributed in due course, which indicates that during the year ended 30 June 2010 an error was discovered in the financial statements of the company for the previous years. The related corresponding figures for the 30 June 2009 and 30 June 2008 have been restated accordingly.
15 Oct 2010 08:14:32
(C)
Revenue declined to R5.7 million (R6.9 million) and gross profit decreased to R1.6 million (R2.1 million). The net attributable loss widened to R6.6 million (loss of R4.5 million). However, the headline loss on a per share basis narrowed to 6.74c (loss of 9.48cps).



Emphasis of matter

These results have been audited by AM Smith and Company Inc, whose unqualified audit report, modified with an emphasis of matter, is available for inspection at the registered offices of the company. The emphasis of matter states that "without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to the directors report that indicates that the company incurred a net loss of R6 644 628 after minority interest for the year ended 30 June 2010. The Directors' Report also indicates that these conditions along with other matters indicate the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt on the company's ability to continue as a going concern."



Further cautionary

Further to the cautionary announcement dated 21 September 2010, shareholders were advised to continue exercising caution in dealing with the company's securities until the terms of the second loan agreement with Escalator are announced.



Prospects

The turnaround of current subsidiaries through product and market extension, aggressive trading and cost reduction is being initiated. This includes the establishment of a dedicated sales division within Lazaron Biotechnologies, evaluation of product range extension in both subsidiaries, development of new markets for both subsidiaries and rationalization of administration and support structures. Ongoing shareholders support is required to continue to develop the current companies and look for new opportunities. In addition initiatives will be launched shortly aimed at further acquisition with the specific intention of broadening the group's interests within the core focus areas mentioned above. The management team hopes to update the shareholders on these new initiatives and on the work being done to make the current subsidiaries more successful in due course.
13 Oct 2010 16:27:13
(Official Notice)
Further to the previous trading statement dated 23 September 2010, shareholders are advised that, subsequent to the completion of the audit, the annual results for the period ended 30 June 2010 have been finalised and the company expects to report an improved loss per share compared to what was previously estimated at 23 September 2010. The year on year loss per share is 31% higher as opposed to the previously stated range of between 40% to 50%. The corresponding headline loss per share is expected to be between 20% to 22% lower than previously published, representing an improvement on the prior year. The company will release its abridged audited financials on Thursday 14 October 2010. The above information has not been reported on by the company's auditors.

23 Sep 2010 12:37:51
(Official Notice)
23 Sep 2010 12:09:19
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group results for the year ended 30 June 2010 are expected to be lower than those of the prior year. Basic loss per share is expected to be between 40% to 50% higher than those achieved in the previous year. However headline loss per share is expected to be within range. The above information has not been reported on by the company's auditors.
22 Sep 2010 08:08:50
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released yesterday, as part of the intended restructure, the board is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the board of directors of the company, being:

*Mr Terrence Patrick Gregory - new interim Chief Executive Officer

*Mr Dirk Petrus Van Der Merwe - new interim Financial Director

*Mr Louis Frank Rehrl - new interim Marketing Director

*The current executive directors, Messrs Harry Minnie and Nico Ackerman change roles from executive to non-executive directors and remain on the board in the interim.

All the above appointments and changes in roles are with immediate effect.

21 Sep 2010 16:15:45
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement released on 15 September 2010, shareholders are advised that the company has entered into a finance restructure agreement ("the first agreement") with Escalator Capital Ltd ("Escalator"). In terms of the first agreement the company has secured an immediate convertible loan of R1 million with a further R2 million being made available after conclusion of a second loan agreement. This will result in a restructure of the current boards of the company and its subsidiaries. Escalator is not a related party to JDH. In terms of the restructure three new executive directors, independent of Escalator, will be appointed to the current boards of JDH and its subsidiaries. They are Mr Terrence Patrick Gregory, Mr Dirk Petrus Van Der Merwe and Mr Louis Frank Rehrl. The terms of conversion will be concluded in the second agreement and ratified by the new board at which point the details and pro forma financial effects will be announced.



Further cautionary announcement

Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution in dealing with the company's securities until such time as a full announcement has been published.



Appointment of new auditors

Shareholders are advised that the company has appointed AM Smith and Company Inc as its auditors, replacing PKF (Cpt) Inc.
15 Sep 2010 14:46:15
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the price of the company's securities. Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement has been made.
07 May 2010 16:14:58
(Official Notice)
Stakeholders are advised that the conversion of a major portion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors (Pty) Ltd ("Golden Oak") loan account will take place on Monday 10 May 2010. Accordingly the loan of R11 893 045, together with interest will be settled by the issue and allotment of 91 980 241 ordinary shares to two parties nominated by Golden Oak. The JSE has granted permission for an additional listing of the shares on Monday 10 May 2010. The loan amount was settled in terms of the original agreement at a weighted average price of 12.93 cents per share, being the weighted average price less 10% as at 31 March 2010. Golden Oak retains a loan account of approximately R115 000 as at 31 March 2010, which will be converted at a later stage. The figures make provision for the conversion of the full loan account as well as corporate fees to the value of R600 000. Net asset value per share is expected to increase from (8.62)cps to 4.52cps ,while headline earnings per share is expected to move from (5.34)cps to (1.60)cps.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Shareholders are referred to previous cautionary announcements and renewals thereof and are advised that caution is no longer required when dealing in the company's securities.
23 Apr 2010 10:57:08
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements dated 30 October 2009, 11 December 2009 and 27 January 2010 respectively, shareholders are advised that the effects on net asset value due to the conversion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors(Pty) Ltd's loan account are not yet confirmed. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.

01 Apr 2010 13:45:03
(Official Notice)
The company advises that Miss C Esterhuizen has been appointed as new company secretary effective 31 March 2010.
31 Mar 2010 16:47:05
(C)
Revenue decreased to R3.7 million (R4.3 million) and the gross profit declined to R0.8 million (R2.4 million). However, the net attributable loss more than doubled to R3.1 million (loss of R1.1 million). In addition, headline earnings per share widened to 5.338c (loss of 0.018cps).



Outlook

The holding company is currently in process of converting the loan from Golden Oak Corporate Advisors to equity and is engaged in various discussions with interested groups regarding expansion and additional financing for the group. No decisions in this regard have been made and shareholders will be kept informed.
30 Mar 2010 18:16:11
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group results for the year ending 31 December 2009 differ compared to the previous corresponding period. Shareholders are advised that earnings and headline earnings per share are expected to show a decline of 195% if compared to the previous corresponding period assuming the consolidation of the shares had been effected in this period. The differences are mainly attributable to:

*The effects of the global economic crisis on revenue.

*The strong South African Rand.

*Increasing raw material prices.

The company's unaudited interim results for the period ending 31 December 2009 are expected to be published on 31 March 2010.
09 Mar 2010 12:42:17
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the effects on net asset value due to the conversion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors (Pty) Ltd's loan account are not yet confirmed. Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
26 Jan 2010 08:40:29
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements dated 30 October 2009 and 11 December 2009 respectively, shareholders are advised that the effects on net asset value due to the conversion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors (Pty) Ltd's loan account are not yet confirmed. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
15 Dec 2009 15:26:50
(Official Notice)
The company announced the resignation of Mr Temba Irvine Mvusi as a non-executive director.
11 Dec 2009 15:09:47
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 30 October 2009 shareholders are advised that the effects on net asset value due to the conversion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors (Pty) Ltd's loan account are not yet confirmed. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
30 Nov 2009 14:03:21
(Official Notice)
Differences between provisional reviewed financial statements published on 30 October 2009 and final audited financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2009 are provided below.

Reclassification changes:

*R99 763 was reclassified from long term liabilities to current liabilities.

*R1 403 509 was reclassified from turnover to other income, which amount was added back in the calculation of headline earnings.



These results have been audited by PKF (CPT) Inc, whose unqualified audit report with an emphasis of matter is available for inspection at the registered offices of the company. The emphasis of matter states that the group income statement indicates a net loss of R3.6 million (2008: R2.6 million) after minority interest during the financial year ended 30 June 2009 and as of that date the group's total liabilities exceed its total assets by R1.4 million. These conditions indicate the existence of material uncertainty which may cast doubt on the group's ability to continue as a going concern unless the conditions referred to in the directors' commentary in the provisional reviewed abridged financial statements are realised.



The annual financial statements were posted to shareholders on 25 November 2009 and the AGM will be held at the company's offices on 17 December 2009 at 09:00.
30 Nov 2009 11:04:14
(Official Notice)
The JSE advised that the audit opinion on the company's annual financial statement for the year ended 30 June 2009 contains an "emphasis of matter" audit opinion. Shareholders are advised to refer to the financial statements to ascertain the exact nature of the modification. Accordingly, the company's listing on the JSE TRADELECT system will be annotated with an "E" to indicate the modification. The annotation will be removed when the company's auditor's report no longer contains a modified opinion.
30 Oct 2009 15:07:05
(C)
Revenue increased to R8.3 million (R6.3 million). Gross profit declined to R2.8 million (R3.3 million) and the net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders widened to R3.6 million (loss of R2.7 million). In addition the headline loss per share worsened to 0.056c (loss of 0.005cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared.



Outlook

Looking into the future, the coming year is very much a watershed year for the group as a whole. An extremely complex and time consuming period, incorporating a share consolidation is now behind the group and the focus going into the future is to achieve profitability for the consolidated group. Both underlying subsidiaries continue to hold substantial profit potential, and both are ready to serve their respective markets. Indications from South African exporters of table grapes are largely positive for the use of Vinguard SO2 sheets and the company looks forward to the introduction of the ancillary moisture absorbent materials which are required to be used in direct contact with foodstuffs (table grapes). Vinguard has made an additional investment in building the manufacturing plant to produce the new moisture absorbent pads.
28 Oct 2009 13:58:48
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group results for the year ending 30 June 2009 have significantly changed when compared to the previous corresponding period. Consequently, revenue is expected to increase by 31.98%, headline earnings are expected to be between 1215% and 1220% lower and earnings per share are expected to be between 34% and 35% lower than those achieved in the previous corresponding period. Net asset value is expected to decrease by 134%.



The company's provisional results for the year ending 30 June 2009 are expected to be published on 30 October 2009.



Shareholders are advised to exercise caution in dealing with the company's securities until such time as the effects on net asset value due to the conversion of the Golden Oak Corporate Advisors (Pty) Ltd's loan account is known to the company and more fully reported on. The conversion of the loan, when converted, is expected to increase the net asset value by R10.5 million. The expected conversion price will only be known to the company at the beginning of November 2009 and will more fully be dealt with in subsequent SENS announcements.
16 Oct 2009 09:20:36
(Official Notice)
The JSE advises that the abovementioned companies have failed to submit provisional reports within the three-month period stipulated in the JSE's listings requirements. The companies' listings on the JSE TRADELECT system have been annotated with an "RE" to indicate that the companies have failed to submit their provisional reports timeously and that the listings of the companies' securities are under threat of suspension and possible termination. Should the companies still fail to submit their provisional reports by 30 October 2009 their listings will be suspended. This announcement has been placed by the JSE in the interest of shareholders.
11-Sep-2009
(Permanent)
A 1:100 share consolidation took place on 14 September 2009, historical figures have been adjusted.
01 Sep 2009 15:09:59
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 14 August 2009 and are further informed that the special resolution regarding the consolidation of authorised share capital and number of shares issued has since been registered by CIPRO. Therefore the salient dates previously published are no longer applicable.



New salient dates are as follows:

*Last day to trade shares under the present share capital in order to be recorded as a shareholder by the record date on - Friday, 11 September 2009

*Trading in shares under the new consolidated share capital under the new ISIN ZAE000136677 commences on - Monday, 14 September 2009
28 Jul 2009 09:32:44
(Official Notice)
In order to restructure the share capital of the group, it is intended that the authorised and issued share capital of the company be consolidated on the basis of one share for every 100 shares held.



Salient dates and times

*Circular and notice of general meeting to be posted to shareholders on Wednesday, 8 July 2009

*Last day for lodging forms of proxy at 10:00 on Thursday, 30 July 2009

*General meeting at JohnDan's offices at 1 Lelie Street, Infruitec, Northern Terrain, Stellenbosch at 10:00 on Monday, 3 August 2009

*Results of the general meeting released on SENS on Monday, 3 August 2009

*Special resolution submitted to CIPRO on Monday, 3 August 2009

*Special resolution and consolidation certificate registered by CIPRO -- Thursday, 13 August 2009

*Finalisation announcement release on SENS on Friday, 14 August 2009

*Last day to trade shares under the present share capital in order to be recorded as a shareholder by the record date on Friday, 21 August 2009

*Trading in shares under the new consolidated share capital under the ISIN ZAE000136677 commences on Monday, 24 August 2009

*Record date for determining those shareholders whose shares will be subject to the consolidation on Friday, 28 August 2009



Notice of general meeting

Shareholders are advised that a general meeting will be held on Monday, 3 August to approve the option to convert the above loan to equity through the issue of new shares and to approve the proposed consolidation of the share capital of the company.
31 Mar 2009 10:51:10
(C)
Revenue increased from R2 570 million to R4 283 million in 2008. Gross profit rose to R2 366 million (2007:R1 780 million) and operating profit decreased to -R2 325 million (2007:-R1 615 million). Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R616 million (R527 million). Headline earnings on a per share basis grew to -0.014cps (-0.01cps).



Dividends per share

No interim dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The group has been fortunate that it has had access to capital that has allowed it to penetrate previously identified markets and to maintain market position during the financial downturn in the last quarter of last year. Vinguard is on track to have its most successful year of trading to date, despite the global financial problems being experienced. To this end the directors have been extremely careful in extending credit and while this has impacted on potential sales, particularly export sales, the decision to rather protect capital than to unduly risk it during these difficult financial times seems to have been the more prudent choice. The efficacy, quality and reliability of the Vinguard product has now been proven beyond doubt and the product is now accepted by most UK and European supermarkets to be of the highest standard.
30 Dec 2008 10:16:00
(Official Notice)
The JSE Ltd wishes to advise that the audit opinion on the above mentioned company's annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2008 contains an emphasis of matter. Shareholders are advised to refer to the financial statements to ascertain the exact nature of the modification.

The company' listing on the JSE tradelect system has been annotated with an "E" to indicate the emphasis of matter. The annotation will be removed when the company's auditor's report no longer contains a modified audit opinion.
20 Nov 2008 12:33:19
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the emphasis of matter that was detailed in the announcement dated 3 October 2008 related to a prior year reportable irregularity. The matter is detailed in the directors' report as follows. The directors are of the opinion that the group will continue as a going concern for the foreseeable future. During the year under review the prior auditors felt the going concern status of Vinguard, due to its significance to the holding company, and the holding company itself had changed constituting a material irregularity. As such it was reported, this report was, however, withdrawn in light of the post balance sheet event as detailed below. As recently announced, the company has secured a R10 000 000 convertible loan subsequent to year end pursuant to acquiring control of Vinguard (Pty) Ltd from Mondi Ltd.
06 Oct 2008 09:44:07
(C)
01 Oct 2008 15:24:29
(Official Notice)
As a result of the recapitalisation of the group and the substantial increase in working capital, the directors are of the opinion that it is currently the appropriate time to restructure the group in order to exploit various new opportunities available to the group and in particular finance will be provided to Vinguard in order for this subsidiary to take up its rightful place as a global force in the SO2 sheet market. More information in this regard will be provided to stakeholders in due course.
10 Sep 2008 14:36:21
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 28 July 2008 shareholders are advised that negotiations are still in progress which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until a full announcement is made.
28 Jul 2008 11:38:02
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company?s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s securities until a full announcement is made.
15 Apr 2008 16:10:57
(C)
The group has maintained its trend of increasing gross profit percentage. During the period under review the group made a loss of R820 000. Headline loss came down from R2.8 million to R820 000.



Dividends

No dividends have been declared and no dividend is proposed.



Prospects

The group, with the exception of Lazaron, has been operating under severe cash constraints during the past reporting period. This has mainly been attributable to difficulties experienced in Vinguard. Vinguard is currently engaged in discussions which, if successful, will lead to a full recapitalisation of the company and the consequent impact thereof on the group will be material. Already Vinguard has a confirmed order book far exceeding any previous sales and if successfully executed the group's financial position and prospects will be greatly enhanced. Stakeholders remain advised that JDH might choose to realize certain underlying assets or part thereof in favour of increasing its cash flow. The increased cash flow will be utilised to invest in other opportunities under review. Stakeholders further remain advised that the directors are considering proposing a consolidation of the share capital of the company in the event that the company is successful in its recapitalisation efforts.
01 Apr 2008 17:11:45
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group results for the six months ending 31 December 2007 have shown a decline when compared to the previous corresponding period. Consequently, headline earnings are expected to be between 760% and 765% and earnings per share are expected to be between 5% and 6% lower than those achieved in the previous corresponding period. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors. The company`s unaudited results for the six months ending 31 December 2007 are expected to be published on or about 7 April 2008.
31 Mar 2006 12:13:36
(C)
The group retained its focus on identifying and commercialising new technologies that have both local and international applications. Throughout the reporting period group resources have been focussed on developing and growing the existing investments rather than on new opportunities, due to the early stage of commercial development of both Vinguard and Lazaron.



Turnover increased by 155% to R6.116 million (R2.397 million) over the comparable period. Headline earnings have increased by 440% to 0.03cps from a loss of 0.01cps in the prior interim period. Current operating profit was lower, when compared to the previous interim period due to negative goodwill amounting to R3.4 million accounted for in that period.



Dividends

No dividends have been declared and no dividend is proposed.



Prospects

JDH as a group remains committed to the principle of the new "towards twenty ten" business strategy adopted during 2005. Stakeholders remain advised that JDH might choose to realise certain underlying assets or part thereof in favour of increasing its cash flow. The increased cash flow will be utilised to invest in other opportunities under review. Stakeholders are advised that the full impact of the losses in production at Vinguard's production facilities in the Western Cape during January and February 2006 remain unquantified at this stage. This was a direct result of the inability of ESKOM to provide either a constant power supply or a reliable timetable for power outages during the said period. Furthermore, concern exists that future power outages might result in further losses to the group. At this stage management of Vinguard remain unsure as to the reliability of future power supply during the coming critical winter period. Consideration is being given to an unbudgeted expenditure on a very costly power generation system as a result of Vinguard's high electricity demand in its production processes. Lazaron remains unaffected by power outages as an independent power supply unit was already installed early this year.
28 Mar 2006 15:16:56
(Official Notice)
The group results for the six months ending 31 December 2005 have shown an improvement when compared to the previous corresponding period. Consequently, headline earnings are expected to be between 440% and 450% higher and earnings per share are expected to be between 70% and 80% lower than those achieved in the previous corresponding period. The company's unaudited results for the six months ending 31 December 2005 are expected to be published around the end of March 2006.
13 Dec 2005 14:34:30
(Official Notice)
Mr DJ Hall and Mr LF Harris have resigned from the board of John Daniel with immediate effect. Mr S Tshiki has been appointed a non-executive chairman of the company.
03 Oct 2005 16:53:24
(Media Comment)
John Daniel announced that revenue for the year to June 05 halved to R6 million and that gross profit dropped about 40%. According to Business Day the decline in profitability could be attributed to the relocation of the group's trailer-making operations from Mossel Bay to Johannesburg.

30 Sep 2005 18:17:01
(C)
John Daniel posted revenue of R6.1m against R13.6m in the prior year, an operating profit of R3.6m (R13.4m loss) and attributable earnings of R6.4m against a loss of R12.6m. Headline earnings rose from a loss of 0.07 cps to a profit of 0.11 cps.



Prospects

The goals and milestones of the "Vision 2005" business strategy, to focus on generating profits through diversified investments in high technology companies, has to a large extent been met. Shareholders" confidence in the group has improved as has the groups ability to attract business opportunities. The challenge remains to identify good opportunities then to develop and commercialise these within the groups investment focus. JDH will continue to search for new opportunities while remaining cognisant of its size, resources and financial ability. In order to set a course for future growth the board, together with various external advisors, have developed a five year growth plan with strategic and measurable milestones that need to be met in all subsidiary and associate companies. Management in these companies have agreed to the adoption of this business strategy referred to as "JDH towards twenty ten". The main aim of this business strategy is to grow JDH to the size where it will qualify for a listing on the main board of the JSE Ltd. While this remains an ambitious target, stakeholders are assured of the full commitment of all the employees of the company towards this goal. Stakeholders remain advised that JDH might choose to realise certain underlying assets or part thereof in favour of increasing its cash flow. The increased cash flow will be used to invest in other opportunities, which are under review.
28 Sep 2005 10:11:43
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2005 are expected to be between 130% and 150% higher and 200% and 220% higher respectively than the comparative results for the previous financial period. The results for the year ended 30 June 2005, which have not been reviewed, audited, or reported on by JDH auditors, are currently being finalised and are expected to be published on 30 September 2005. Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in JDH shares until the results are published.
13 Jun 2005 09:53:12
(Official Notice)
Cape Town based Lazaron Biotechnologies (SA) Ltd, on 13 January 05 announced the opening of its initial public share offer (IPO) which closes on 29 August 2005. Lazaron is an associate company of the listed venture capital group John Daniel Holdings Ltd, which company focuses on investments in and commercialisation of high technology products and services. Africa`s first human cord blood stem cell bank will be open for business in Cape Town from September this year and South Africans have been invited to invest in this business venture. Lazaron Biotechnologies (SA) Ltd was established two years ago to focus on the development, discovery and commercialisation of regenerative cell and medicine technology. Lazaron has now been established as a public company which is offering shares to the public from this week. Lazaron was the first company to commercialise stem cell technology and to make available this technology in Africa. Forecasts as shown in Lazaron`s prospectus which is available to potential shareholders, showed that the company was set for potentially major commercial success.
13 Jun 2005 15:37:00
(Official Notice)
The JDH has announced the opening of Lazaron`s IPO. JDH currently holds a stake of 25% in Lazaron. This will dilute to 18% in the event of full subscription of the offer. JDH has a 5 year management agreement with Lazaron in terms whereof Lazaron pays JDH a management fee of 5% of turn- over for the first 5 years thereafter 21/2% in perpetuity. The offer extends from 09H00 today 13 June 2005 and closes at 12H00 on 29 August 2005. In terms of the offer 14 000 000 ordinary shares in Lazaron are being offered at a subscription price of 50c per share. No application has been made for the listing of Lazaron ordinary shares on the JSE.
31 Mar 2005 16:49:28
(C)
John Daniel recorded decreased revenue of R2.4m (R6.3m) for the six month ended 31 December 04. Net attributable income of R4.6m was recorded compared to a loss of R1.5m in the previous comparative period. Headline earnings per share improved from a loss of 0.02c in the previous period to 0.01c. No dividend has been declared.



Prospects

John Daniel as a group remains committed to the fundamental principles of its `Vision 2005` business strategy. This is to focus on generating profits through diversified investments in high technology companies. John Daniel might choose to realise certain underlying assets or part thereof in favour of increasing its cash flow. The increased cash flow will be utilised to invest in other opportunities, which are currently under review. The board aims to conclude at least one more investment during this year.

03-Jul-2017
(X)
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