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20-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Omnia held today, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The number of shares voted in person or by proxy was 50 584 183, representing 73.31% of the total issued share capital of the same class of Omnia shares.



Omnia extends an invitation to those shareholders who voted against the non-binding endorsement of Ordinary Resolution 11.1, relating to the remuneration policy, to engage with Omnia in writing. Please send all comments and feedback to the company secretary, Ms Michelle Nana at michelle.nana@omnia.co.za, by close of business on Friday, 28 September 2018.
11-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) hereby advises its shareholders of the appointment of Mr Thanaseelan Gobalsamy (?Seelan?) as an independent non-executive director and as a member of the Audit Committee with effect from 10 September 2018.



Seelan is an accomplished, internationally experienced business leader, within the financial services sector. He has assumed senior leadership roles across Emerging Markets for close to 20 years including key leadership roles as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director.



Seelan served as the former Chief Executive of Liberty Holdings: Emerging Markets and Chief Executive Officer of STANLIB Limited (?STANLIB?) from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining STANLIB, his roles included, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Corporate and Managing Director of Old Mutual Corporate. Seelan is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and completed an AMP at Harvard. The Board welcomes Seelan and looks forward to his contribution to the Company.

07-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released by Omnia on SENS on Wednesday, 30 May 2018, in which Omnia Fertilizer Ltd. (?Omnia Fertilizer?), an indirect subsidiary of Omnia, concluded a settlement agreement (?Agreement?) with the Competition Commission (?Commission?) on 28 May 2018 in relation to the complaint regarding the supply of fertilizer that was referred by Nutri-Flo CC (?Nutri-Flo?) to the Commission in November 2003.



On 6 September 2018, the settlement agreement was confirmed by the Competition Tribunal, in which Omnia Fertilizer has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R30 million in full and final settlement of this case and all related litigation. The Omnia board welcomes the resolution of this matter.



Omnia will continue with its comprehensive competition law compliance program to ensure that the Group promotes and maintains competition in the market and implements a culture of good corporate governance in this respect.
31-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that the notice of annual general meeting (?Notice??) of the Group has been distributed to the shareholders on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. As set out in the Notice, Omnia?s integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2018 will be available on the Company?s website, www.omnia.co.za on or about 13 August 2018 and copies thereof will also be available on request from the Company Secretary. The annual financial statements, which are also available on the Company?s website, contain no modifications to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2018, published on SENS on 26 June 2018.



Notice is hereby given that the 51st annual general meeting of shareholders of Omnia will be held on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 10h00 or any other adjourned or postponed time at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa, to transact the business stated in the Notice.



Salient dates

The Notice has been distributed to Omnia shareholders who were recorded as such in the Omnia register of shareholders on Friday, 20 July 2018, being the notice record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive notice of the annual general meeting.



The board of directors of the Company determined that, in terms of section 62(3)(a), as read with section 59 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), as amended, the record date for shareholders to be recorded in the register of Omnia shareholders in order to be able to attend, participate and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 14 September 2018. Accordingly, the last date to trade in order to be registered in the Omnia register of shareholders is Tuesday, 11 September 2018. Forms of proxy must be lodged by no later than 10h00 on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 for administrative purposes or handed to the chairman of the meeting before the appointed proxy exercises any shareholder rights at the meeting.



B-BBEE annual compliance report

Shareholders are hereby notified that in accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements, Omnia's compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 read with the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 46 of 2013, is available on the Company's website, www.omnia.co.za.
10-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
An invitation is hereby extended to Omnia?s shareholders that voted against the non-binding advisory note (?dissenting shareholders?) pertaining to the Omnia Remuneration Policy. The resolution referred to as ordinary resolution number nine was tabled at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) held on 29 September 2017 to approve the Company?s remuneration policy for the year ended 31 March 2017. In order to give effect to the minimum measures referred to in the King Code, in the event that the Remuneration Policy is voted against by shareholders exercising 25% or more of the voting rights exercised, the issuer should provide for engagement with the dissenting shareholders. The results of the ordinary resolution number nine were recorded as follows:

* Percentage in favour : 63.73%

* Percentage against : 36.26%

* Percentage of shares abstained : 0.06%



Accordingly, Omnia is required to engage with dissenting shareholders.



Omnia Management has made efforts to engage with dissenting shareholders on an individual basis, but the process was hindered by the lack of contact details of the beneficial owners whose shares are registered under a nominee account. The shareholders are encouraged to raise their concerns surrounding the Omnia Remuneration Policy by contacting the Group Company Secretary by email on michelle.nana@omnia.co.za or 011 799 6377 by 20 July 2018.
26-Jun-2018
(C)
22-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 4 May 2018, wherein shareholders were advised that the Company had extended the term of appointment of Ms Ashley Eaton (?Ashley?) as acting company secretary for a further period of up to three months to 31 July 2018.



Shareholders are hereby advised that Ms Michelle Nana (?Michelle?) has been appointed as Group company secretary of the Company with effect from 2 July 2018.
30-May-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby advised that Omnia Fertilizer Ltd. (?Omnia Fertilizer?), an indirect subsidiary of Omnia, concluded a settlement agreement (?Agreement?) with the Competition Commission (?Commission?) on 28 May 2018 in relation to the complaint regarding the supply of fertilizer that was referred by Nutri-Flo CC (?Nutri-Flo?) to the Commission in November 2003.



In the Agreement, Omnia Fertilizer admits that Nitrochem (Pty) Ltd. (which was purchased by Omnia Fertilizer through its East Coast business in 1995) contravened section 4(1)(b) of the Competition Act No.89 of 1998, as alleged in the Nutri-Flo complaint, and inter alia, Omnia Fertilizer agrees to pay an administrative penalty of R30 million.



This Agreement is still subject to confirmation by the Competition Tribunal.
29-May-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia advised its shareholders of the appointment of Ms Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe as an independent non-executive director effective 1 June 2018.
04-May-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 31 January 2018, wherein shareholders were advised that Ms Ashley Eaton has been appointed as Omnia?s acting company secretary, on a three month contract with effect from 1 February 2018.



Shareholders are advised that the company has extended the term of appointment of Ashley as acting company secretary, for a further period of up to three months from 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018.
20-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on 1 March 2018 (?Acquisition Announcement?) regarding the acquisition of Oro Agri SEZC Ltd. and Oro Agri SA (Pty) Ltd. Terms defined therein apply equally to this announcement, unless the context indicates otherwise.



Shareholders are hereby advised that all conditions precedent to the Transaction, as described in the Acquisition Announcement, have been fulfilled or where applicable, waived. The conditions precedent included amongst others:

*approval by all regulatory authorities required under law, including the approval by the Financial Surveillance Department of the South African Reserve Bank;

*the consent to change of control in relation to material contracts and group loan agreements being obtained post signature of the Agreement;

*Omnia being satisfied that agreements incorporating adequate intellectual property assignment provisions, confidentiality undertakings have been entered into with identified Key Employees of the Oro Agri Group and the relevant employer company and that, in respect of certain of the Key Employees only, that an agreement with the relevant employer company within the Oro Agri Group incorporating restraint provisions satisfactory to Omnia have been concluded. The requirement to enter into a restraint was waived in respect of certain Key Employees; and

*no material adverse change having occurred.



The closing date of the transaction is 30 April 2018, being the last day of the month in which the fulfilment or waiver of the last of the suspensive conditions occurs.
13-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
In compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, the board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) hereby advises its shareholders that Dr Willem Tobias Marais (?Willie?) will be retiring from the Board with effect from 12 March 2018. Mr Helgaard Petrus Marais (?Helgaard?), being the alternate director to Willie, will accordingly retire as an alternate director with effect from 12 March 2018.



Willie was an alternate director to his late father Mr Willem Tobias Marais (?Oom Willie?) from 1990 until his appointment as non-executive director on 15 February 2007. Omnia was co-founded as a small distributor of agriculture lime in 1952 by Oom Willie. Helgaard assumed the role of alternate director to Willie on 3 December 2010.
07-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are referred to the SENS announcement released on 1 March 2018 regarding the acquisition of Oro Agri SEZC and Oro Agri SA. Terms defined therein apply equally to this SENS announcement, unless the context indicates otherwise. Omnia hereby provides additional detail regarding the shareholders of Oro Agri SEZC.



Oro Agri SEZC has 73 shareholders. Shareholders of Oro Agri SEZC holding in excess of 10% of the issued shares of Oro Agri SEZC are as follows:

*Sudon Carlop Holdings Limited, an exempted company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability (CR No: 209941), which holds 31.1% of the issued shares of Oro Agri SEZC; and

*Good Sight Company Limited, a private local company registered with The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (CR No: 0051101), which holds 20.9% of the issued shares of Oro Agri SEZC.
01-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
31-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia advised its shareholders that Ms Dhanasagree Naidoo (?Daisy?) has resigned as independent non-executive director with effect from 30 January 2018.
30-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 4 October 2017, wherein shareholders were advised that Ms Celeste Appollis had resigned as Omnia?s company secretary and that the process to appoint a suitable replacement was underway.



Shareholders are advised that Ms Ashley Eaton (?Ashley?) has been appointed as Omnia?s acting company secretary, on a three month contract with effect from 01 February 2018.
15-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
29-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) hereby advises its shareholders of the following changes to the board:

*Ms Hester Hickey has resigned as independent non-executive director effective 30 November 2017.

*Ms Linda de Beer has been appointed as an independent non-executive director effective 30 November 2017.



28-Nov-2017
(C)
20-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on 11 May 2017 regarding the acquisition of Umongo Petroleum (Pty) Ltd. (?Umongo?) (and using the terms defined therein unless otherwise stated), shareholders are advised that, following receipt of approval of the Transaction from the various competition law authorities, including the South African Competition Authorities, and the obtaining of the requisite approval from the Financial Surveillance Department of the South African Reserve Bank, all conditions precedent have now been fulfilled, or where applicable, have been waived. Accordingly, the acquisition of Umongo has become unconditional.



In terms of the Agreement governing the Transaction, the effective date of the Transaction was 1 March 2017 and all profits earned up to the closing date will be off-set and reduce the purchase consideration. Closing will occur on 30 November 2017, being the last day of the month in which the last of the conditions precedent were fulfilled or waived and from 1 December 2017, the financial results of Umongo will be consolidated under the Chemicals division and reported on a consolidated basis.

20-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to Omnia?s ?Trading Statement? announcement published on SENS on 20 November 2017, shareholders are advised that references to the ?year ending 30 September 2017? were incorrect and should be to the ?six months ending 30 September 2017?.
20-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
A review of the financial results for the six months ending 30 September 2017 by Omnia has indicated that:

- the earnings per share (?EPS?) is expected to be between 414.78 cents and 431.23 cents, reflecting an increase of between 26.1% and 31.1% compared to the EPS of 329 cents for the six months ended 30 September 2016; and

- the headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) is expected to be between 412 cents and 428 cents, reflecting an increase of between 28.8% and 33.8% compared to the HEPS of 320 cents for the six months ended 30 September 2016.



Omnia's financial results are expected to be released on SENS on or about 28 November 2017.
08-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the Company?s audited results for the year ended 31 March 2017 and integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2017 (?Integrated Annual Report?), wherein shareholders were advised that the Group has been involved in a legal dispute with Foskor (Pty) Ltd. (?Foskor?) since 2014. At the time of the distribution of the Integrated Annual Report, Foskor?s appeal to the full bench of the High Court was pending and was set down to be heard on 16 August 2017.



The board of directors of the Company is pleased to report to shareholders that on 6 November 2017, the full bench of the High Court in Pretoria dismissed Foskor?s appeal against Omnia, with costs.



Omnia Fertilizer currently sources all of its phosphoric acid from Foskor. The basis of Omnia?s dispute, was that Foskor through its position as the sole producer of phosphoric acid in the region, as well as having sole access to the import/export terminal at Richards Bay, has for the period 2014 to date, set the domestic phosphoric acid price at a level higher than the international price. This practice took place despite a Competition Tribunal order aimed at preventing this practice by Foskor and resulted in Omnia embarking on extensive litigation to rectify the situation.



The effect of this practice resulted in overcharges by Foskor for the supply of phosphoric acid to Omnia and Omnia has claimed a substantial refund from Foskor for such amounts.



In October 2015, the High Court gave judgement in favour of Omnia by enforcing the Competition Tribunal order. Subsequently, in March 2016, Foskor lodged an appeal that resulted in the High Court judgement being suspended and Foskor being granted leave to appeal to the full bench of the High Court. The dismissal of Foskor?s appeal by the full bench of the High Court, is the third time that Foskor has failed to convince the courts of the merits of its case.



The Company is pursuing the matter through the courts to ensure that the High Court judgement is upheld and that Foskor?s pricing is in accordance with the judgement.



To the extent that this matter continues through any further legal processes, shareholders will be updated timeously.
05-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Celeste Appollis has resigned as Omnia?s company secretary with effect from 30 November 2017. The process to appoint a suitable replacement to Ms Appollis is ongoing and shareholders will be advised once such an appointment has been made.
29-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Omnia held on Friday, 29 September 2017, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.



The number of shares voted in person or by proxy was 59 685 253, representing 87.40% of the total issued share capital of the same class of Omnia shares.

13-Sep-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) has long recognised the need for significant management and employee ownership participation within the Group. It believes that the Group?s success arises from the excellence and long-term dedication of its people by ?creating customer wealth through leveraging knowledge?. The Board also believes that an effective partnership arrangement between the shareholders of Omnia, its management and its people enhances the performance and ultimate wealth of the Group.



In order to give effect to this belief and as part of the Group?s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (?BBBEE?) initiative, a separate legal entity, Sakhile Initiative Ltd., was incorporated in 2007 to serve as a vehicle to implement an employee share-incentive scheme for the permanent Group employees. Similarly, the second phase of the BBBEE employee share scheme was launched during 2010 and implemented through a company called Sakhile Initiative 2 Ltd. (?Sakhile 2?). Sakhile 2 is an incentive vehicle used to attract, retain, develop and reward talented and key black permanent employees and black executives who are based in South Africa. Sakhile 2 currently has approximately 140 active shareholders who have been issued with a total of 52 218 ordinary shares in Sakhile 2.



The Sakhile 2 acquisition

The Board resolved to exercise the call option in respect of the first issue of Tranche 1 for 65 participants, representing 38.9% of the issued ordinary shares of Sakhile 2, which it exercised on 31 July 2017 (?Exercise Date?). In addition the Group exercised the call option in respect of participants who retired, were retrenched or who died during the period 2011 to 31 July 2017.



In terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation, the exercise price is based on the 30 day volume weighted average price of an Omnia share prior to the Exercise Date or the relevant employee?s termination date as it pertains to past employees. The total exercise value of the call option will be settled by the issue of 652 328 new Omnia shares with a current market value of R94 million.
28-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the notice of annual general meeting (?Notice?) of the Company has been distributed to shareholders today. As set out in the Notice, Omnia?s integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2017 is available on the Company?s website, www.omnia.co.za and copies thereof are also available on request from the Company Secretary. The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2017, published on SENS on 27 June 2017.



Notice was given that the 50th annual general meeting of shareholders of Omnia will be held on Friday, 29 September 2017 at 10:00 or any other adjourned or postponed time at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa, to transact the business stated in the Notice.



The board of directors of the Company determined that, in terms of section 62(3)(a), as read with section 59 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), as amended, the record date for the purposes of determining which shareholders of the Company are entitled to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 22 September 2017. Accordingly, the last day to trade Omnia shares in order to be recorded in the Register to be entitled to vote will be Tuesday, 19 September 2017.
25-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia is pleased to announce that the rating agency, Global Credit Rating Co. (?GCR?), has affirmed the national scale debt rating for Omnia of A- and A1- in the long term and short term, respectively.



A rating of A- for national long term debt is defined by GCR as ?High credit quality relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Protection factors are good. However, risk factors are more variable and greater in periods of economic stress?.



A rating of A1- for national short term debt is defined by GCR as ?High certainty of timely payment relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Liquidity factors are strong and supported by good fundamental protection factors. Risk factors are very small?.

27-Jun-2017
(C)
23-May-2017
(Official Notice)
11-May-2017
(Official Notice)
02-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) hereby advises its shareholders that Neville Crosse (64) will retire as non- executive director and chairman of the board on 31 May 2017.



Shareholders are also hereby advised that Rod Humphris (59) will retire as group managing director of the company effective 31 May 2017. The board has approved his appointment as non-executive director and chairman of the board with effect from 1 June 2017.



The board has approved the appointment of Adriaan de Lange (41) as group managing director of the company and as executive director of the board with effect from 1 June 2017.



He will be working closely with Rod to ensure a smooth handover of the business and Rod will continue to provide guidance and leadership to the management and the group in his new role as chairman of the board.



24-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) hereby advises its shareholders that Professor Nick Binedell has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Omnia with immediate effect.



29-Nov-2016
(C)
18-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
A review of the financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2016 by management has indicated that the earnings per share (?EPS?) and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) are expected to be between 370.5 cents and 395.2 cents, reflecting a decrease of between 25% and 20% compared to the EPS and HEPS of 494 cents for the six months ended 30 September 2015.



The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by Omnia?s auditors. Omnia's financial results are expected to be released on SENS on or about 29 November 2016.





23-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) notified its shareholders that Prof Stephanus Loubser has retired as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 December 2016.
22-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Omnia, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The number of shares voted in person or by proxy was 57 672 645, representing 84.45% of the total issued share capital of the same class of Omnia shares.

19-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia announced that the rating agency, Global Credit Rating Co. (?GCR?), has affirmed the national scale debt rating for Omnia of A- and A1- in the long term and short term, respectively. While these ratings remain unchanged from the previous year, the ratings outlook changed from Positive to Stable.



A rating of A- for national long term debt is defined by GCR as ?High credit quality relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Protection factors are good. However, risk factors are more variable and greater in periods of economic stress?. A rating of A1- for national short term debt is defined by GCR as ?High certainty of timely payment relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Liquidity factors are strong and supported by good fundamental protection factors. Risk factors are very small?.
15-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the notice of annual general meeting (?Notice?) of the company has been distributed to shareholders. As set out in the Notice, Omnia?s integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2016 is available on the company?s website, www.omnia.co.za and copies thereof are also available on request from the company secretary. The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2016, published on SENS on 28 June 2016.



Notice is hereby given that the 49th annual general meeting of Omnia will be held on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at 10:00 or any other adjourned or postponed time at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa, to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass with or without modification, the business stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.



The board of directors of the company determined that the record date on which the shareholders must be registered in the securities register in order to attend and vote at the 49th annual meeting is Friday, 16 September 2016, being the date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will, therefore be Tuesday, 13 September 2016.



28-Jun-2016
(C)
08-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
A review of the financial results for the year ended 31 March 2016 by management has indicated that:

- the earnings per share is expected to be between 1 020 cents and 1 070 cents, reflecting a decrease of between 27% and 24% compared to the earnings per share of 1 402 cents for the year ended 31 March 2015; and

- the headline earnings per share is expected to be between 1 010 cents and 1 060 cents, reflecting a decrease of between 31% and 28% compared to the headline earnings per share of 1 465 cents for the year ended 31 March 2015.



Omnia's financial results are expected to be released on SENS on or about 28 June 2016.
26-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the Board?) notified its shareholders that Ms Tina Eboka has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Omnia with immediate effect.
24-Nov-2015
(C)
18-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia announced the appointment of Joseph Keenan (?Joseph?) as the new managing director of its explosives division, Bulk Mining Explosives, which is the leading supplier of explosives and services to the African mining, quarrying and construction industries, with operations in 14 countries across Africa.



Joseph has a BSc (Geology) from Laurentian University (Canada), an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School (United Kingdom) has completed post-graduate programmes at Insead Business School (Singapore) and Harvard Business School (USA). Joseph brings a wealth of experience from recent roles at the Columbine Group in the USA, Pacific Hydro in Australia and Orica in Chile. In addition, Joseph has chaired the Australian National University Centre for Latin American Studies in Australia and Peru Nitrates in Latin America, has served on the boards of PHC Energy Advisory Board and two explosives joint ventures in Venezuela and Panama.
17-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Omnia held today, 17 October 2015, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders with the exception of ordinary resolution number 10 ?General authority to place the unissued shares under the control of the directors?.
21-Aug-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia announced that the rating agency Global Credit Rating Co. (?GCR?) has affirmed Omnia?s long term rating of A- and Omnia?s short term rating of A1- respectively, which ratings remain unchanged from the previous year.



The rating outlook was maintained as positive.



A rating of A- for national long term debt is defined by GCR as ?High credit quality relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Protection factors are good. However, risk factors are more variable and greater in periods of economic stress?.



A rating of A1- for national short term debt is defined by GCR as ?High certainty of timely payment relative to other issuers or obligations in the same country. Liquidity factors are strong and supported by good fundamental protection factors. Risk factors are very small?.
28-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the notice of annual general meeting (?notice?) of the company has been distributed to shareholders today. As set out in the notice, Omnia?s integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2015 is available on the company?s website, www.omnia.co.za and copies thereof are also available on request from the company Secretary. The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the provisional audited results for the year ended 31 March 2015, published on SENS on 18 June 2015.



Notice is hereby given that the 48th annual general meeting of Omnia will be held on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 10:00 or any other adjourned or postponed time at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa, to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass with or without modification, the business stated in the notice of the annual general meeting.



The board of directors of the company determined that, in terms of section 62(3)(a), as read with section 59 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), as amended, the record date on which the shareholders must be registered in the securities register in order to attend and vote at the 48th annual meeting is Friday, 11 September 2015, being the voting date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will, therefore be Friday, 4 September 2015.
17-Jul-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia notified its shareholders of the resignation of Ms Khumo Shongwe as independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
23-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia (?the board?) hereby notifies its shareholders of the resignation of Mr Noel Fitz-Gibbon as non-executive director with effect from 22 June 2015.



23-Jun-2015
(C)
Revenue increased by 4% to R16.8 billion (R16.3 billion). Gross profit rose to R3.9 billion (R3.6 billion) and operating profit improved by 4% to R1.5 billion (R1.4 billion). Net attributable profit was down 6% to R939 million (R996 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 3% to 1 465cps (1 428cps).



Dividend

The board has declared a final gross cash dividend of 300 cents (2014: 290 cents) per ordinary share payable from income in respect of the year ended 31 March 2015.



Prospects

Omnia expects that all three divisions ? Agriculture, Mining and Chemicals ? will continue to find organic growth opportunities to build on their strengths and expand the underlying business. In terms of the markets in which Omnia operates, a key area of concern is the international mining sector which is expected to remain in a depressed state for a few years until global commodity prices start to improve. South Africa is slightly different in that the domestic demand for coal in the medium term will grow considerably as Eskom?s new power stations come on line. BME, as a major supplier to the coal industry, should benefit from the increase in volumes to be mined.



A multi-disciplinary team has also been working for the past two years or so on identifying and investigating numerous opportunities to create further growth for the Group. The opportunities currently being explored range from backward integration, market diversification as a possible fourth leg to the Group and potential mergers and acquisitions in similar or related businesses. The focus areas are sufficiently broad and exciting to present numerous opportunities worth pursuing however, the timing of these potential events remains uncertain at this stage.



Omnia?s balance sheet is strong with the low level of gearing and debt considered to be a strength in today?s volatile financial markets. This places Omnia in an enviable position to gear up the balance sheet to fund large capital projects or potential acquisitions, when the opportunity arises.



The weakening of the South African rand against the US dollar is positive for the Group. The weaker rand is a fundamental driver of Omnia?s profitability not only driving margins, which are principally denominated in US dollars, but also driving volumes as our customers in the main, benefit from a weaker exchange rate.
12-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
25-Nov-2014
(C)
Revenue increased 1% to R7.6 billion (R7.5 billion). Gross profit rose 9% to R1.7 billion (R1.6 billion) and operating profit remained stable at R630 million (R628 million). Net attributable profit dropped by 4% to R406 million (R425 million). In addition, headline earnings per share was down at 610.5cps (636.3cps).



Dividend

A gross interim ordinary dividend of 190cps has been declared.



Prospects

The outlook for the macro environment in the second half of the financial year is mixed across all three divisions.



The Agricultural division is appropriately positioned ahead of the summer planting season, with a strong performance expected in the second half of the year. An improvement in production throughput at the Sasolburg factory and the normalisation of sales during the planting season is expected to lead to a further improvement in margins in the second half of the financial year. In the short term, maize prices are expected to be lower than the previous year, resulting in a switch from maize plantings to other crops such as soybeans and sunflowers. As a result, the fertilizer application volumes sold to existing markets are expected to be marginally lower than in the previous corresponding period and will be partially or fully offset based on new markets and products that have been developed. The unfavourable ammonia to urea ratio is expected to remain at these levels or weaken further during the second half of the financial year due to an oversupply of urea coupled with a global shortage of ammonia.



The Mining division faces a number of challenges due to declining commodity prices and lower volumes mined which could be offset in part by a weaker Rand, should this trend continue. The launch of new products specifically designed for the underground mining market will further strengthen BME's product offering. Additionally, the supply of specialised chemicals for the mining industry in Africa is expected to continue to grow.



The Chemicals division continues to gather momentum following the resolution of the recent strikes which negatively impacted the manufacturing and mining sectors. The impact of the reorganisation of the business into the One Protea structure that was implemented on 1 April 2014 is gaining momentum. However given the state of the South African manufacturing industry, the targeted operating margin of 4,5% to 5,5% for the full financial year is unlikely to be achieved.
20-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on SENS on 19 September 2014, shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of Omnia held on 20 October 2014, convened in terms of the notice of general meeting contained in the circular to shareholders dated 19 September 2014, the resolutions to approve and implement, inter alia, the new five year Long-Term Share Incentive Plan were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.
30-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the annual general meeting of Omnia held today, 30 September 2014, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.



The number of shares voted in person or by proxy was 45 399 526, representing 67.51% of the total issued share capital of the same class of Omnia.
19-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders were advised that a circular regarding the adoption of a new five year Long-Term Share Incentive Plan, together with a notice to convene a general meeting of Omnia shareholders in order to consider and, if deemed fit, to pass, with or without modification, the resolutions necessary to approve and implement the Long-Term Share Incentive Plan, has been distributed today, 19 September 2014 and is available on the Company's website, www.omnia.co.za.



Notice of GM

Notice was given that a general meeting of shareholders of the Company will be held at 14:00 on Monday, 20 October 2014 at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, 2021, to conduct the business stated in the notice of general meeting, which is contained in the circular.
07-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Omnia integrated annual report for the year ended 31 March 2014, which has been distributed to shareholders on 7 July 2014, and published on the Company's website, www.omnia.co.za, contains no modifications to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2014, published on SENS on 24 June 2014.



Notice of annual general meeting

Notice is given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of Omnia will be held at 10:00 on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, at Omnia House, Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, to conduct the business stated in the notice of the annual general meeting which has been distributed together with the integrated annual report.



The record date for the purposes of determining which shareholders of the Company are entitled to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday, 19 September 2014. Accordingly, the last day to trade Omnia shares in order to be recorded in the Register to be entitled to vote will be Friday, 12 September 2014.
24-Jun-2014
(C)
Revenue increased by 21% to R16.3 billion (R13.4 billion). Gross profit rose to R3.6 billion (R3.1 billion) and operating profit improved by 15% to R1.4 billion (R1.2 billion). Net attributable profit was up 13% to R996 million (R883 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew by 7% to 1 428cps (1 331cps).



Dividend

A gross final ordinary dividend of 290cps has been declared.



Outlook

The macro environment for next year appears positive and will be strongly influenced by the direction of the rand. Interest rates are expected to increase by no more than 50 bps while inflation is expected to move a little outside the 6% limit set by the SARB, though probably only for a short period.



The Mining division anticipates further volume growth across its entire product range at growth rates similar to that of FY2014. The Agriculture division anticipates stable sales volume conditions as plantings are expected to remain at high levels while operating profit is expected to be enhanced through better production volumes and efficiencies. The unfavourable ammonia to urea ratio is not expected to revert to historical normal range in the year ahead. The Chemicals division anticipates improving its performance aided by the significant structural reorganisation implemented in April 2014 and a weaker rand.



The group's operating cash flow is likely to remain strong, but net cash flow will be impacted by any further weakening of the rand which - while positive for earnings - would necessitate an increase in working capital funding. Continued elevated levels of capital expenditure, albeit at lower levels than FY2014, will be incurred to support the growing volumes and geographical spread of the Mining division and to further strengthen the security of the ammonia and ammonium nitrate supply chain.
09-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia ("the board") hereby notifies its shareholders of the retirement of Mr Noel Fitz-Gibbon as Executive Director and Group Finance Director with effect from 30 September 2014.



Noel (60) has served on the board since 1993. Omnia has benefited greatly from his commitment and expertise and is pleased to advise that he will continue to serve on the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 October 2014.
19-May-2014
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Omnia advised shareholders that Omnia has appointed Merchantec Capital as Sponsor to the Company, with effect from 19 May 2014.



Merchantec Capital replaces One Capital, whose appointment has, by mutual consent, been terminated.
26-Nov-2013
(C)
Revenue increased 26% to R7.5 billion (R6 billion). Gross profit rose 21% to R1.6 billion (R1.3 billion) and operating profit was up 15% to R628 million (R545 million). Net attributable profit grew by 17% to R425 million (R363 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 635.5cps (546.3cps).



Dividend

A gross interim ordinary dividend of 185cps has been declared.



Prospects

The macro environment for the second half is positive but will be strongly influenced by the summer planting season. Our Mining division anticipates a small increase over first half volumes in the second half and the continued benefit of the weaker rand. Our Agriculture division anticipates favourable planting conditions in most of the region as agriculture produce prices are expected to remain at high levels. Margins will continue to be negatively affected by the unfavourable urea to ammonia ratio. Ammonia is the key feedstock used to produce nitrogen fertilizer, whereas the sales price of nitrogen fertilizer is determined by the urea price. When this ratio deviates unfavourably from its long-term historical relationship, gross margins are squeezed. Our Chemicals division is expecting to continue the improved first half performance in the second half but is not likely to achieve the operating margin target of 4.5% to 5.5%.

26-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders ("Shareholders") were advised that at the duly constituted annual general meeting of Shareholders held on Thursday, 26 September 2013, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present and represented by proxy.



The special resolutions will be lodged, where necessary, for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
14-Aug-2013
(Official Notice)
As a result of Omnia's improved financial profile and its continued solid business performance, the rating agency Global Credit Rating Co ("GCR") has affirmed Omnia's long term rating of A- which is defined as "Investment grade - High credit quality. Protection factors are good. However, risk factors are more variable and greater in periods of economic stress". Omnia's short term-rating was affirmed at A1- which is defined as "High grade - High certainty of timely payment. Liquidity factors are strong and supported by good fundamental protection factors. Risk factors are very small". The rating outlook was upgraded from stable to positive.
09-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Omnia ("shareholders") were advised that the Omnia integrated annual report 2013 ("Integrated Report"), incorporating the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2013, has been distributed to shareholders today, and published on the company's website (www.omnia.co.za). The Integrated Report contains no modifications to the audited results for the year ended 31 March 2013, published on the Stock Exchange News Service of JSE Ltd. on 25 June 2013.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 on Thursday, 26 September 2013, at Omnia House, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting ("AGM") distributed with the Integrated Report.



The record date on which shareholders must be registered in the securities register in order to attend and vote at the AGM is Friday, 20 September 2013, being the voting record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the AGM will, therefore be Friday, 13 September 2013.
26-Jun-2013
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report the decision taken by Omnia to invest in a new nitric acid plant has begun to yield benefits. The specialist chemical services company reported a new record high in profit for the year to March. The company knew when the plant began operating in March last year that it was going to be a significant growth catalyst for its mining and agricultural divisions.
25-Jun-2013
(C)
Revenue increased by 24% to R13.5 billion (R10.9 billion). Gross profit was up 29% to R3.1 billion (R2.4 billion) and operating profit was 39% higher at R1.2 billion (R885 million). Net attributable profit surged to R883 million (R630 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 1 330.6cps (958.6cps).



Dividend

A final gross ordinary dividend of 270cps has been declared.



Outlook

The macro environment for next year appears promising and will be strongly influenced by the direction of the rand. Interest rates are expected to remain at current levels while inflation is expected to move outside the 6% limit set by the SARB, though probably only for a short period.



The Mining division anticipates further volume growth across its entire product range. The Agriculture division anticipates favourable sales volume conditions as plantings are expected to remain at high levels but less favourable margin conditions as the ammonia to urea ratio is not expected to revert back to historical normal range in the next financial year. The Chemicals division anticipates improving its performance aided by a weaker rand and strategic cost reduction initiatives being implemented.



The group's operating cash flow is likely to remain strong, but net cash flow will be impacted by the weakening of the rand which - while positive for earnings - would necessitate an increase in working capital funding. Additional investment in plant, infrastructure and storage capacity is required to support the growing volumes and geographical spread of the Mining division and to further strengthen the security of the ammonia and ammonium nitrate supply chain.
21-Jun-2013
(Official Notice)
Omnia announce the appointment of Ms Khumo Shongwe as an independent non-executive director to the board of the company with immediate effect.

16-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the group's basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the 12 months ended 31 March 2013 are expected to be between 1310 cents and 1340 cents (based on a weighted average of 66.288 million ordinary shares in issue), an increase of between 38% and 41% on the prior year's published basic earnings per share of 949.6 cents and an increase of between 36% and 40% on the prior year's published headlines earnings per share of 958.6 cents (based on a weighted average of 66.342 million ordinary shares in issue).



The results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2013 are expected to be published on 25 June 2013.
27-Nov-2012
(C)
Revenue increased 22% to R6 billion (R5 billion). Gross profit rose 27% to R1.3 billion (R1 billion) and operating profit was up 56% to R547 million (R351 million). Net attributable profit surged by 58% to R363 million (R230 million). In addition, headline earnings per share grew to 546.3cps (346.8cps).



Dividend

A gross interim ordinary dividend of 150cps has been declared.



Outlook

The macro environment for the second half appears promising, but it will be strongly influenced by the direction of the global economy and the rand. Recent further rand weakness will benefit the group and its customers. The Mining division anticipates maintaining the level of first half volumes in the second half and continued high prices for ammonia based products. The Agriculture division anticipates favourable planting conditions as agriculture produce prices are expected to remain at high levels. Margins will continue to be positively affected by the benefits of the new nitric acid plant but will be negatively affected by the unfavorable urea to ammonia ratio, which is approaching historic lows, caused by the ammonia prices increasing at a much higher pace than the urea price. Ammonia is the key feedstock used to produce nitrogen fertilizer, whereas the sales price of nitrogen fertilizer is determined by the urea price. The Chemicals division is expecting to improve its performance in the second half but is not likely to better the operating margin achieved in FY2012.
15-Oct-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the group's basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 30 September 2012 are expected to be between 520 cents and 555 cents (based on a weighted average of 66.449 million ordinary shares in issue), an increase of between 50% and 60% on the prior year's published basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share of 346.8 cents (based on a weighted average of 66.322 million ordinary shares in issue). The results for the six months ended 30 September 2012 are expected to be published on 27 November 2012.
27-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that at the duly constituted annual general meeting of Shareholders held on Thursday, 27 September 2012, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting dated 21 June 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy.
23-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
As a result of Omnia's improved financial profile and its continued solid business performance, the rating agency Global Credit Rating Co. ("GCR") upgraded Omnia's long term rating to A- (from BBB+) and short-term rating to A1- (from A2) with a rating outlook of stable. This is the highest credit rating Omnia has received to date.
13-Aug-2012
(Official Notice)
Omnia announced that the new nitric acid complex has been successfully registered as a Clean Development Mechanism ("CDM") project by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ("UNFCCC"). The methodology approved by UNFCCC and used in 2008 was not valid for nitric acid plants built post 2005 and a new methodology was approved by the CDM Executive Board in June 2011. To participate in the current CER market, projects had to be registered with the UNFCCC before 1 January 2013 and are estimated to take up to 18 months to complete.



Omnia successfully completed the registration of its second project in 10 months and is one of three companies in the world to obtain approval under the new methodology. The new nitric acid complex is designed to exacting world-class and "green" standards and should generate between 250 000 to 350 000 carbon credits annually, totalling approximately 650 000 to 730 000 CER's per year for the two nitric acid facilities combined. Omnia will prevent greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 500 000 tons of CO2 equivalent ("CO2e") per year from the new facility. Annual emission reductions from both projects is expected to be approximately 900 000 tons of CO2e and is set to increase to 1 150000 tons of CO2e at full capacity.



When the new plant is running at full capacity, waste steam from the production process piped through a turbine generates approximately 50% of the total electricity demand for the entire Sasolburg site, including both plants. This will substantially reduce power costs and the effect of steep electricity price increases, while further reducing the group's carbon footprint.
20-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Omnia are advised that the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2012 as contained in the integrated annual report, were distributed to shareholders and published on the company's website (www.omnia.co.za).
20-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Omnia were advised that the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2012 as contained in the integrated annual report, were distributed to shareholders and published on the company's website (www.omnia.co.za) on the same day.



The annual general meeting of shareholders will be held on Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 10:00 at Omnia House, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, South Africa, to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting distributed with the integrated annual report.



The record date on which shareholders must be registered in the securities register in order to attend and vote at the 45th annual general meeting is Friday, 21 September 2012, being the voting record date used to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will, therefore be Friday, 14 September 2012.
11-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
On 21 June 2012, the board declared a final gross cash dividend of 180 cents per ordinary share payable out of income in respect of the year ended 31 March 2012 and advised that the total STC credits utilised as part of this declaration amounted to R121 million and as a consequence the STC credits utilised amount to 180 cents per share. The gross dividend was therefore not subject to local dividends tax. The STC Credits were calculated based on legislation prevailing on 21 June 2012.



On 5 July 2012, Treasury issued the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill to be promulgated in September 2012. One of the matters covered by this Bill will be to amend retrospectively to 1 April 2012, the rules applying to the calculation of Transitional STC Credits which will affect the availability of STC Credits that Omnia has to apply against dividend payments. Accordingly, the company deems it prudent and necessary to amend the notice of declaration of dividend issued on 21 June 2012.



Shareholders are hereby advised that in relation to the final gross cash dividend of 180 cents per ordinary share declared on 21 June 2012 payable out of income in respect of the year ended 31 March 2012, the total STC credits utilised as part of that declaration amounts to Nil. The number of ordinary shares in issue at the date of the declaration is 67 249 825 and consequently the STC credits utilised amount to Nil cents per share. The gross dividend is therefore subject to local dividends tax of 15% and therefore the net dividend amount will be 153 cents per share. The company's tax reference number is 9400087715. To accommodate the amendment and in terms of the JSE Ltd. Listings Requirements, the salient dates for the final dividend have been amended as follows:

*Last day to trade cum dividend -- Friday, 20 July 2012

*Shares trade ex-dividend -- Monday, 23 July 2012

*Record date -- Friday, 27 July 2012

*Payment date -- Monday, 30 July 2012



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or materialised between Monday, 23 July 2012 and Friday, 27 July 2012, both dates inclusive.
28-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
The Constitutional Court this week dismissed a direct appeal by the Competition Commission against a decision of the Competition Appeal Court in a ten-year long alleged cartel complaint against fertilizer producers YARA SA and Omnia Fertilizer Ltd. Costs were awarded to Omnia and YARA SA.



The Competition Appeal Court had in March 2011 ruled in favour of Omnia in an appeal against a Competition Tribunal decision which allowed the Commission to amend its complaint referral against Omnia and YARA. The Competition Commission applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal, and more than four months later applied for leave to appeal directly to the Constitutional Court. The case was heard in November 2011.



The Constitutional Court dismissed the Commission's application but did not rule on the scope of the Commission's powers to amend its complaint referrals. The court ruled that the Commission's application should be refused because it was in the interests of justice for the Constitutional Court to have the views of the lower courts in determining complex competition law issues.
26-Jun-2012
(C)
Revenue was up 17% to R10.9 billion (R9.4 billion). Gross profit rose 22% to R2.4 billion (R2 billion) and operating profit increased by 29% to R885 million (R687 million). Net attributable profit surged 39% to R630 million (R448 million). In addition, headline earnings grew to 958.6cps (766.5cps).



Dividend

A final gross ordinary dividend of 180cps has been declared.



Outlook

The macro environment for next year appears promising, but it will be strongly influenced by the direction of the global economy and the rand. Recent rand weakness will benefit the group and its customers. Interest rates are expected to remain at current levels for most of next year, while inflation is expected to be contained within the 6% limit set by the SARB. The Mining division anticipates further volume growth across the division's entire product range. Ther Agriculture division anticipates favourable conditions as agriculture product prices are expected to remain at high levels. This should support generous planting levels which, combined with rising international fertilizer commodity prices, bode well for next year. The Chemicals division is expecting to improve its performance in the year ahead by a renewed focus on growing revenue through volume growth in South Africa, supported by efficiency improvements and tight cost management. The benefits of the new nitric acid complex will contribute to earnings for the first time in FY2013.
20-Jun-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Omnia officially opened its new nitric acid complex in Sasolburg on 19 June 2012. In 2012, Omnia raised R1 billion through a rights offer for the plant. The company had budgeted R1.4 billion for the facility, but according to MD Rod Humphris, the plant was completed for less than that. The complex will increase Omnia's production of nitric acid, which is a critical raw material in the South African mining and agricultural sectors. Omnia has seen an increase in demand for nitric acid and this led to a shortage of the product despite the company's other plant operating at full capacity. The new plant will produce about 1 000 tons of nitric acid a day, which is 40% more than the existing plant.
16-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the group's earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2012 are expected to be between 945 cents and 960 cents (based on a weighted average of 66.342 million ordinary shares in issue), an increase of between 23% and 25% on the prior year's published earnings per share of 768.2 cents (based on a weighted average of 58.316 million ordinary shares in issue). Headline earnings per share are expected to be between 949 cents and 964 cents, an increase of between 24% and 26% on the prior year's published headline earnings per shares of 766.5 cents. The results for the year ended 31 March 2012 are expected to be published on 26 June 2012.
09-May-2012
(Official Notice)
Omnia is delighted to announce the successful completion of its world class Nitric Acid Complex in Sasolburg, which started operating towards the end of March 2012. This complex is the first of its kind to be built in South Africa for many decades. The complex represents a milestone investment in the development of South Africa to produce nitric acid and will alleviate the pressure Omnia experienced as a result of an increasing shortage of this critical raw material.



The Nitric Acid Complex is a much needed investment in the future of South Africa's mining and agriculture sector. Despite Omnia's existing plant being operated at full capacity, the growth in Omnia's markets has led to an increasing shortage of nitric acid which has in particular, restricted its use in its fertilizer business. In 2010 Omnia announced that R1 billion was raised for the complex, with a capital budget of R1.4 billion (excluding capitalised interest). The expected cost for the complex will be below budget.
22-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are advised that the company has received notification that Regarding Capital Management (Pty) Ltd. (on behalf of clients) ("Regarding Capital") has disposed of a beneficial interest in securities ("the Disposal"). Following the disposal, Regarding Capital now holds 4.77% of the issued ordinary share capital of the company.
09-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported Omnia MD Rod Humphris as saying that regulatory uncertainty is holding back the company from entering the biofuels market, despite Omnia's excitement about the sector. Mr Humphris questioned why South Africa is not spending any money on biofuels but other countries are. Humphris said that Omnia as a chemical company, has the expertise to produce biofuels.
23-Nov-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that good demand for mining and agricultural commodities helped Omnia Holdings boost its revenues and earnings in the six months to September. The company, which provides chemicals for mining, agriculture and manufacturing increased its revenue by 16 percent to R4.95 billion. Although trading conditions were favourable due to positive commodity prices, the group said growth in revenue in the mining and agriculture divisions were partially offset by the strong rand.
22-Nov-2011
(C)
Revenue grew by 16% to R5 billion (R4.3 billion) and gross profit increased by 19% to R1 billion (R874 million). Operating profit improved by 20% to R351 million (R293 million), while profit for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the company climbed by 39% to R230 million (R165 million). Additionally, headline earnings per share strengthened to 346.8cps (341.4cps).



Dividend

In light of the better than expected cash flow, the strong balance sheet and the good progress made on the new Nitric Acid Complex, the board has declared an interim dividend of 100cps.



Prospects

The macro environment for the second half is promising and the weaker rand will positively impact all our divisions although the weakening has come too late to have a significant impact on the Agriculture division as most customer orders had been placed before September. The Chemical division is expecting to maintain the improved operating profit performance in the second half of the year even though volumes are not expected to show any meaningful increase. The Mining division is expected to continue to benefit from the buoyant global demand for mining commodities and the recommissioned megamite plant. The Agriculture division anticipates favourable conditions as maize plantings are expected to increase substantially given that the maize surplus inventory has been exported, grain prices are high and agronomic conditions are good. The recent sharp drop in global carbon credit (CER) prices will most likely result in negligible CER revenue for the year, despite having two years of CER's available for sale. The weighted average number of shares in issue for the full year will be in the order of 66,3 million shares, up 14% on the 2011 full year weighted average 58,3 million shares in issue.
29-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Omnia announced the appointment of Mr Ronald Clifford Bowen as an independent non-executive director to the board of the company with immediate effect.



28-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are advised that at the duly constituted annual general meeting of Shareholders held on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting dated 22 June 2011, were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy. The special resolutions will be lodged, where necessary, for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
25-Aug-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that ratings agency Global Credit Ratings ("GCR") said it had reaffirmed Omnia's corporate unsecured ZAR currency rating of BBB+ and A2 in the short term. GCR said the rating was placed on positive outlook, reflecting Omnia's robust earnings performance and strong growth opportunities. The chemical company is building a nitric acid and ammonium nitrate plant in Sasolburg to meet growing demand in the explosives and fertiliser markets. "In these days of (market) volatility, it is good to have a good rating. It gives a great deal of comfort to suppliers," Omnia MD Rod Humphris commented.
19-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2011 was published on the company's website (www.omnia.co.za) today and will be dispatched to shareholders shortly. The annual financial statements contain no material modifications to the audited financial results published on SENS on 28 June 2011.



The annual general meeting of Omnia shareholders will be held at the 2nd Floor, Training Room, Omnia House, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, 2021 on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 at 10h00 to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting, forming part of the annual report.

29-Jun-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that the global shortage of chemicals required in the mining and agricultural operations boosted Omnia's business inflows, translating into a 678 percent profit increase. Group managing director Rod Humphris said about 37 percent of the revenue reported came from its operations outside South Africa. Omnia said a key influence on its profit improvement was the strong demand for mining and agricultural commodities.
28-Jun-2011
(C)
Group revenue rose 6% to R9 368 million (2010: R8 827 million) on the back of volume increases in the Mining and Agriculture division and overall commodity price increases, partially offset by rand strength. Gross profit increased 41% to R1 965 million (2010: R1 389 million) and rose to 21% of revenue (2010: 15.7%) due to improved gross margins in the Mining division and the avoidance of a repeat of the previous year's R350 million abnormal downward valuation of inventory in the Agriculture division. Operating profit increased 146% to R687 million (2010: R279 million). Net attributable profit soared to R448 million (2010: R56 million) and headline earnings on a per share basis jumped almost ten-fold to 766.5cps (2010:76.9cps).



Outlook

The macro environment for 2011/2012 appears more promising but it will be strongly influenced by the direction of the rand. Interest rates are expected to remain at current levels for most of next year whilst inflation is expected to start rising which will affect overheads. The increase in the fuel price is of particular concern given our substantial expenditure on transport.



The chemicals division is expecting to improve their performance in the year ahead by a renewed focus on growing revenue through volume growth and the expected increase in manufacturing activity in South Africa. The division will also benefit from the overhead restructuring undertaken in the 2011 year, which will continue in the 2012 year. The mining division is expected to continue to benefit from the buoyant global demand for mining commodities with further volume growth anticipated across the divisions entire product range. The agriculture division anticipates favourable conditions as agriculture product price rises will probably lead to increased plantings which combined with rising commodity prices and the changed dynamics in the fertilizer supply landscape in southern Africa bode well for next year.
10-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders were referred to the trading statement published on 24 February 2011 wherein they were advised that the group's earnings and headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2011 were expected to be at least 440% higher (based on 57.367 million weighted average number of shares in issue) than those for the year ended 31 March 2010 (based on 45.904 million weighted average number of shares in issue).



Further to the above, shareholders are advised that earnings and headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2011 are expected to be between 760 cents and 775 cents. This represents an increase of between of between 523% and 535% on the prior year's published earnings per shares of 122 cents and an increase of between 843% and 862% on the prior year's published headline earnings per shares of 80.6 cents. The results for the year ended 31 March 2011 are expected to be published on or about 28 June 2011.
01-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Omnia announce the appointment of Ms Daisy Naidoo as an independent non-executive director to the board of the company with immediate effect.

02-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Omnia regrets to inform its shareholders that the lives of three employees were lost this afternoon in an explosion at the company's BME Losberg cartridge production plant ("the plant") in the North West Province. In addition, a further six employees were injured. All people who were at the scene of the incident have now been accounted for. Omnia is making available counsellors to its employees and the injured, as well as the families of the deceased and injured. Omnia expresses its sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased and injured employees. The company has notified the relevant authorities and launched a full investigation to determine the cause of the incident. The plant involved in the incident supplies Megamite to the underground mining market. The other plants at Losberg were not affected.
24-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
In accordance with the JSE Ltd Listings Requirements, Omnia is pleased to report that its earnings and headline earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2011 are expected to be at least 440% higher (based on 57.367million weighted average number of shares in issue) than those for the year ended 31 March 2010 (based on 45.904 million weighted average number of shares in issue). The results for the year ended 31 March 2011 are expected to be published on or about 28 June 2011.
09-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Johan Dique has resigned as an independent non- executive director of the company with immediate effect. Mr Dique has been appointed to the position of group CEO with Capespan Group Ltd and has advised that due to the responsibilities and requirements of his new position, as well as his relocation to Cape Town, he is unable to continue as a director of the company.
31-Jan-2011
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report, Omnia Holdings was in talks to buy two of the five fertiliser blending plants that Sasol is selling as part of a competition settlement, the fertiliser supplier said on Friday. "The process is still ongoing", with negotiations focused on the price, Omnia chief executive Rod Humphris said. "We wouldn't be interested in all of their bleeding plants because that would create an overlap with our existing operations," he said.
08 Dec 2010 08:22:43
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that buoyant demand from the mining sector helped Omnia Holdings, the chemicals, explosives and fertiliser group, to neutralise hazards of rand strength and swing back to a first-half profit. Omnia managing director Rod Humphris said the mining division benefited from stronger commodity prices and resulting higher volumes. Humphris added that the results were continued evidence of the benefits of Omnia's diversification strategy into mining and chemicals.
07 Dec 2010 08:33:44
(C)
Revenue at R4.3 billion (R4.2 billion) was much the same as the previous year and reflected the effect of marginally lower sales prices offset by marginally higher overall volumes. Gross profit jumped by 90% to R874 million (R460 million). Operating profit improved to R293 million (loss of R52 million). Net attributable profit surged by 267% to R165 million (loss of R99 million). In addition, headline earnings grew to 341.4cps (loss of 218.2cps).



Outlook

Overall domestic commodity prices have stabilised, albeit at lower levels, but the strong rand will negatively impact operating profit. The group expects to benefit from substantially lower finance costs.



The Chemical division is not expecting any material improvement in volumes and prices and is therefore focusing on aggressive cost reductions and efficiency improvements to improve operating profit.



The Mining division expects the favourable conditions of the first half to continue in the second half reflecting strong demand for its products.



The Agricultural division performance will be influenced by fertilizer sales volumes in the summer planting season. International fertilizer prices have increased significantly as demand improves following the upward move in agriculture produce prices. Some turbulence in the market is being experienced because of the withdrawal by Yara from South Africa and the Competition Commission ruling that requires Sasol to withdraw from the fertilizer retail market, the effects of which are difficult to predict.



Overall, the group expects effects to revert to the normal pattern of higher second half earnings.
03 Dec 2010 15:21:05
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Omnia announce the appointment of Mr HP (Helgaard) Marais as a non-executive director to the board of the company in his capacity as alternate director to Dr WT Marais, with immediate effect.



In accordance with the company's Articles of Association, his appointment will be confirmed at the next general meeting to be held in 2011. Shareholders are further advised that Ms Diane Radley has resigned as an independent non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.
29 Nov 2010 16:10:52
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are referred to the trading statement published on 8 November 2010 wherein they were advised that the group's earnings and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 30 September 2010 were expected to be at least 220% higher than those for the six months ended 30 September 2009. Further to the above, shareholders are advised that earnings and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 30 September 2010 are expected to be between 324.3 cents and 358.4 cents compared to the 218.2 cents loss per share for the prior comparative period. The results for the six months ended 30 September 2010 are expected to be published on or about 7 December 2010.
08 Nov 2010 09:07:46
(Official Notice)
Omnia is a diversified specialist chemical services company providing customised solutions to the chemicals, mining, and agriculture markets. In accordance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Omnia is pleased to report that its earnings and headline earnings per share for the 6 months ended 30 September 2010 are expected to be at least 220% higher than those for the 6 months ended 30 September 2009. The results for the 6 months ended 30 September 2010 are expected to be published on or about 7 December 2010. The information contained in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by Omnia's auditors.
02 Nov 2010 09:20:37
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr TR Scott will retire as an independent non-executive director of Omnia with effect from 3 December 2010.
30 Sep 2010 16:11:16
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on Thursday, 30 September 2010, all the ordinary resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting dated 29 July 2010, were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy.
13 Sep 2010 16:09:06
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements dated 20 May 2010, 29 July 2010 and 4 August 2010 and the circular dated 23 August 2010 ("circular") regarding the offer of 20 000 000 new Omnia ordinary shares ("offer shares") to Omnia shareholders ("shareholders") at a price of R50 per offer share in the ratio of 42.3282 offer shares for every 100 Omnia ordinary shares held and which closed on Friday, 10 September 2010, shareholders are advised that subscriptions totalling R2 024 667 750 were received in terms of the offer, resulting in an oversubscription of 102%.



As disclosed in the circular, in terms of the commitment agreement and the underwriting agreement entered into between Omnia and Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd ("IDC") and Sanlam Investment Management (Pty) Ltd and Sanlam Investment Management, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd (collectively, "SIM") respectively, 25% of the offer Shares not subscribed for in terms of the offer, shall be made available to holders of letters of allocation who elected to apply for offer shares in excess of their entitlement ("excess shares").



Salient dates concerning the offer shares:

*Dematerialised shareholders' accounts will be updated with entitlements and debited with money by their CSDP or broker and certificates posted to certificated shareholders -- Monday, 13 September 2010

*Dematerialised shareholders' accounts will be updated with the relevant number of excess shares (if any) and debited with money by their CSDP or broker -- Tuesday, 14 September 2010

*Share certificates and/or refund cheques in respect of applications for excess shares will be posted to certificated shareholders on or about -- Wednesday, 15 September 2010
02 Sep 2010 17:14:34
(Official Notice)
Further to Omnia's reviewed provisional results for the year ended 31 March 2010, published on SENS on 15 June 2010, shareholders are advised that the annual report has been posted and contains no material modifications to the aforementioned published provisional reviewed results.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Omnia shareholders will be held at 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston, 2021 on Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 10h00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, forming part of the annual report.
23 Aug 2010 17:03:26
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are referred to the finalisation announcement released by the company on SENS on 4 August 2010 and published in the press on 5 August 2010 regarding the proposed R1 billion capital raising exercise to be implemented by Omnia by way of the offer whereby 20 million new Omnia ordinary shares ("offer shares") will be offered at R50.00 per offer share. Shareholders are advised that the offer opened on Monday, 23 August 2010 and the related circular, providing details of the offer ("the circular"), was posted on the same day. An electronic version of the circular has been made available on Omnia's website at www.omnia.co.za. Holders of certificated Omnia shares are requested to contact the company's transfer secretaries with any queries regarding the forms of instruction issued in respect of letters of allocation relating to the offer.
11 Aug 2010 08:07:39
(Official Notice)
Omnia announced the appointment of Mr Johannes Jacobus Dique and Mr Sizwe Welcome Mncwango as independent non-executive directors to the board of the company with immediate effect.
04 Aug 2010 12:40:20
(Official Notice)
29 Jul 2010 16:29:54
(Official Notice)
09 Jul 2010 12:28:18
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders were advised that at the general meeting of shareholders held at the registered offices of the company on 9 July 2010, the resolutions necessary to implement the proposed R1 billion capital raising were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present and represented by proxy. In addition, the resolution providing the directors of Omnia with the specific authority to issue and allot 3 million new Omnia ordinary shares to Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd and/or Sanlam Investment Management (Pty) Ltd and Sanlam Investment Management, a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd, was not approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy. Accordingly the quantum of the proposed rights offer and claw back offer will total R1 billion through the issue of 20 million new Omnia ordinary shares to shareholders at R50 per share in proportion to their shareholding in Omnia ("offer").
05 Jul 2010 16:01:59
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Mr DL Eggers will retire as group finance director and as executive director of Omnia with effect from 31 August 2010. Mr NKH Fitz-Gibbon, currently group commercial director and an executive director of Omnia, will be appointed as group finance director-designate with immediate effect, assuming a phased handover of responsibilities between now and 1 September 2010. Mr Fitz-Gibbon will also retain his current responsibilities.
24 Jun 2010 14:06:59
(Official Notice)
15 Jun 2010 17:11:32
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders ("shareholders") are referred to the reviewed provisional results announcement for the year ended 31 March 2010 which was published on SENS and in the press on Wednesday, 9 June 2010 ("results announcement").



Headline earnings

Shareholders are hereby advised that a line item pertaining to the calculation of the headline earnings figure disclosed in the results announcement was inadvertently omitted in the calculation of headline earnings of the group for the year ended 31 March 2010. The business combination agreement with Nalco Africa resulted in a profit on the contribution to the associate of R20 million. The effect of this adjustment is a change in the headline earnings per share of the group for the year ended 31 March 2010 from 124.2 cents per share to 80.6 cents per share.
10 Jun 2010 08:55:40
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that downward valuation of inventory, a stronger rand and lower commodity prices continue to slow down Omnia's recovery from what the group has called unprecedented market conditions in the previous financial year. The three factors hampered the company's financial performance in the year to March. A decline in commodity prices and the strong rand last year prompted a R350 million write-down in the value of Omnia's fertilizer inventory. Omnia MD Rod Humphris was quoted as saying "It is not easy to recover from that. The strong rand did not help". He said a strong rand had negatively affected many of the company's customer which contributed to a 16% fall in volumes in the chemical business.
09 Jun 2010 08:36:13
(C)
24 May 2010 11:50:27
(Official Notice)
Following the losses reported at the September 2009 interim stage and in line with comments made in the previous trading statement published on 8 March 2010, Omnia expects earnings and headline earnings per share to be between 85% and 95% below those of the previous comparable financial year. The main reasons for the considerable reduction in earnings from an abnormally buoyant previous year's earnings is due to significant stock write downs following international commodity price reductions coupled with the continued strengthening of the rand. Omnia remains focused on balancing the group's risk profile and the company is well positioned in the three critical sectors of the future (agriculture, water, and alternative energy).
20 May 2010 08:05:30
(Official Notice)
As a result of the pro forma financial effects of the Capital Raising not being disclosed in this announcement, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
20 May 2010 07:54:56
(Official Notice)
01 Apr 2010 08:41:48
(Official Notice)
Omnia, the JSE listed diversified and specialist chemical services company, providing customised solutions in the chemicals, mining and agriculture markets, confirmed its decision taken in August 2009 to withdraw from the Moody's ratings programme. Following the long and short term rating issued to Omnia by global credit ratings ("GCR") during May of last year, management made the decision that only one rating agency is required for the group. Omnia therefore felt that it was unnecessary to continue with Moody's ratings agency and allowed the contract to expire at the end of September 2009. Accordingly Moody's has now announced the withdrawal of their rating. GCR ratings services will continue to provide a corporate credit rating on the company. Omnia's current GCR long term rating is BBB+ and short term rating is A2.
08 Mar 2010 17:51:58
(Official Notice)
Guidance was given by Omnia at the release of the interim results on 30 November 2009 that the group's earnings for the full year to March 2010 would return to profitability after the first half had been negatively impacted by, in particular, the appreciation of the rand combined with the further decline of some commodity prices. This combination necessitated a significant write down of inventory values at the interim stage. Although volumes are recovering in the mining division and the second half fertilizer demand is normalising, there is certainty that the earnings for the current year will be considerably more than 20% below the extra-ordinary earnings by Omnia in the prior year ended 31 March 2009. Omnia remains focused on balancing the group's risk profile and the company is well positioned in the three critical sectors of the future (agriculture, water, and alternative energy). The results for the year ended 31 March 2010 will be published on approximately 9 June 2010.
24 Feb 2010 15:08:07
(Official Notice)
Mr Raisaka Masebelanga has resigned as an executive director of Omnia, effective 23 February 2010.
05 Feb 2010 11:42:51
(Official Notice)
Omnia Fertilizer, a division of the Omnia group, announced that it will start a process to evaluate the possible mothballing of its phosphoric acid plant located outside of Rustenburg. The aim is to complete the evaluation by 30 April 2010 which will include engagement with key stakeholders and communities.



The plant, through its 36 year history, has produced phosphate based products, mainly phosphoric acid, has been a safe disposal facility for waste sulphuric acid emanating from a number of platinum mines in the vicinity. Omnia Fertilizer is committed to entering into discussions with its long standing sulphuric acid suppliers to evaluate possible alternative disposal options. Omnia Fertilizer is committed to engagement with unions, employees and other stakeholders during this evaluation process. Omnia Fertilizer estimates that approximately 160 people may be affected.



The group will keep shareholders informed once the evaluation is complete.
04 Feb 2010 10:18:18
(Media Comment)
Financial Mail reported that Protea Chemicals, a division of Omnia, has announced a joint venture with US-based Nalco to tap into a USD400 million/year market for the treatment of industrial water in Africa. The joint venture to be called, Nalco Africa will take advantage of the opportunities arising from the growing pressure on water resources on the continent. CEO Erik Fyrwald expects the African market for water treatment to expand throughout the next decade.



The company uses patented technology to reduce industrial water usage. Omnia MD Rod Humphris emphasises that the venture will operate in the field of industrial rather than potable water. Services will be provided to the mining, refining and petrochemical, pulp and paper, and food and beverage sectors. Both boards have approved the joint venture subject to the required regulatory approvals and conditions. It is begin operating during this quarter.
28 Jan 2010 16:23:30
(Official Notice)
Protea Chemicals, a division of the Omnia Group based in South Africa and Nalco, the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company based in Illinois, USA, today announced the formation of a joint venture, Nalco Africa, that will provide an extensive range of water and process treatment services to the African market. Nalco uses an award-winning, patented 3D TRASARRegistered cooling water automation technology to reduce industrial water use.



These water and air technologies represent a small element of the extensive range of services and products which will be available under the new business, Nalco Africa. Services will include treatments for the mining sector, refinery and petrochemical sector, pulp and paper industry, food and beverage market and broader industrial water and effluent treatment applications. The Boards of Directors of both companies have approved the joint venture, subject to meeting the necessary regulatory approvals and conditions, and it is expected to begin operating in the first quarter of 2010.
11 Dec 2009 12:59:25
(Official Notice)
Omnia shareholders are referred to the notice of general meeting released by Omnia on SENS on 26 November 2009 wherein the details of the general meeting to consider the following transactions were provided to shareholders:

*The sale by Omnia Group Investments Ltd ("OGI"), a subsidiary of Omnia, of 5% of the equity and shareholder loan claims in Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd ("Omnia Group"), a subsidiary of OGI, to Nanotron Investments (Pty) Ltd (referred to as "ExecCo"), a company to be owned by the executives of Omnia and Omnia.

*The sale by OGI of 2% of the equity and shareholder loan claims in Omnia Group (the "Sakhile II 1st Tranche") to Sakhile Initiative 2 (Pty) Ltd (previously, African Dune Investments 262 (Pty) Ltd) (referred to as "Sakhile II"), a company to be owned by black board members, executives and employees of Omnia and Omnia.

*The sale by OGI of a further 3% of the equity and shareholder loan claims in Omnia Group (together with the Sakhile II 1st Tranche referred to as the "Sakhile II Transaction") to Sakhile II during a period of up to 3 years from the effective date of the Sakhile II Transaction, (collectively, the "transactions").

Omnia announced that 99.62% of shareholders present or represented voted in favour of the ordinary resolutions contained in the notice of general meeting thereby approving the transactions. Furthermore, the company informed shareholders that the deadline to fulfil the conditions precedent to the transactions has been extended by ExecCo, Sakhile II, OGI and Omnia Group to 31 January 2010.
30 Nov 2009 09:50:10
(Official Notice)
26 Nov 2009 13:12:15
(Official Notice)
23 Oct 2009 16:41:30
(Official Notice)
For the interim period ended 30 September 2009, the group expects a loss of between R95 million and R105 million or a loss per share of between 210 cents and 230cents, after a profit of 839 cents in the prior comparative period. Signs of economic recovery are visible. Commodities prices continue to benefit from growing optimism about global economic trends and conditions. Our divisions continue to optimise opportunities across various geographies and industries whilst remaining focused on basic deliverables. The financial results for the review period will be published on 30 November 2009.
17 Sep 2009 16:39:15
(Official Notice)
The board of directors advise that, at the annual general meeting of shareholders held at the registered offices of the company on Thursday, 17 September 2009, all the resolutions as set out in the notice of the annual general meeting contained in the company's 2009 annual financial statements, except for ordinary resolution number 9 regarding the general authority to issue shares for cash, were duly passed by the requisite majority votes.
11 Sep 2009 15:04:09
(Media Comment)
Finweek reported that Omnia has sold carbon credits valued at around EUR15 million that should add around R60 million/year in revenue. This is part of a deal that Omnia signed with the World Bank's IFC to sell up to one million carbon credits over the next five years. Omnia has also installed emission reduction technology at one of its plants and this could ultimately influence foreign clients and the share's ratings.
10 Sep 2009 09:27:49
(Media Comment)
Diversified chemicals group Omnia's board has approved transactions that will see it's management acquire equity in the group. The company said the transactions would improve it's black economic empowerment scorecard as they would attract black ownership and black representation at senior management and board levels. Only tow of Omnia's 10-member executive team are black, according to the lastest annual report. Black employees make up the bulk of the company's semi-skilled and unskilled workforce.
08 Sep 2009 17:28:04
(Official Notice)
26 Aug 2009 15:58:01
(Official Notice)
Omnia announced that it has acquired KwaZulu-Natal-based petroleum jelly and white oils manufacturer Petroleum Fine Product ("PFP"). PFP would position the chemical division to take advantage of new opportunities and deliver quality products into the consumer care market. The acquisition is not a categorised transaction in terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd.
21 Aug 2009 09:44:31
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Omnia has acquired Petroleum Fine Product, a manufacturer of petroleum jelly and white oils, for an undisclosed amount of money. MD Rod Humphris believes the purchase will give Omnia access to essential ingredients and strengthen its consumer care portfolio. The deal is still subject to regulatory approval.
18 Aug 2009 15:48:58
(Official Notice)
The annual report containing audited financial statements of the company for the year ended 31 March 2009, has been dispatched to shareholders on Tuesday, 18 August 2009. There has been no change from the reviewed provisional results for the year ended 31 March 2009, released on SENS on 23 June 2009. The annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting, which will be held at Omnia House, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston at 10am on Thursday, 17 September 2009.
28 Jul 2009 09:08:39
(Official Notice)
23 Jun 2009 08:45:46
(C)
22 Jun 2009 17:59:17
(Official Notice)
Omnia has successfully raised R400 million through an issue of six month commercial paper. The commercial paper was issued under Omnia's R1.5 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme registered on the Bond Exchange of South Africa. The commercial paper is Omnia's second successful capital markets issue, further diversifying Omnia's short term funding sources. The proceeds derived from the issue will be utilised to fund Omnia's peak annual short term working capital requirement over the fertilizer planting season.
25 May 2009 10:19:28
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the company's headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2009 is expected to be between 40% and 60% higher against the previous corresponding period. The primary reasons for this increase in headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share is as a result of the buoyant conditions in the markets served by the group, particularly in the first half of the current year as compared to the previous year. Omnia remains focused on balancing the group's risk profile and pursuing new growth opportunities, both nationally and internationally. It is anticipated that the results for the year ended 31 March 2009 will be published on or about 23 June 2009. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the company's auditors.
20 May 2009 17:39:27
(Official Notice)
Omnia notes recent media comment in which the group is named by the Competition Commission in connection with collusion investigations. The long running (6 year) investigation by South Africa's Competition Commission pertain to events prior to 2003 and relate to a complaint filed by Nutri-Flo, a small blender and distributor of fertilizer. It was subsequently referred by the Commission to the Tribunal in May 2005 in respect of collusion on the part of Sasol Ltd ("Sasol"), Omnia Fertilizer and Yara in nitrogenous fertilizer products.



This investigation has raised a range of extremely complex issues and the charges levelled against Sasol are more numerous and wide ranging then those levelled against Omnia Fertilizer. Sasol has reached a settlement on a number of issues which do not involve Omnia Fertilizer. Commenting on the recent media reports and the ongoing investigation, Rod Humphris, MD of Omnia, said: "Notwithstanding recent media reports, the grounds for our defence against the collusion charges levelled against Omnia remain unchanged and we will continue to defend our position whilst cooperating fully with the authorities."
15 Dec 2008 13:21:22
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the directors dealing announcement released by Omnia on SENS at 13h09 on Friday, 12 December 2008. Shareholders are advised that the total value of the directors dealing was incorrectly disclosed. The total value of the trade by Mr Delwin Louis Eggers was R31 500 and not R1 981.60 as stated in the abovementioned announcement.
04 Dec 2008 16:20:57
(Official Notice)
Omnia is pleased to announce that its operating subsidiary, Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd, has successfully raised three year term debt through an issue of R405 million senior unsecured fixed rate notes under its R1.5 billion domestic medium term note programme which was recently established on BESA. A favourable rate has been agreed. Following the strong growth experienced by Omnia, management believes it is prudent to replace the group's dependence on short term bank funds. The DMTN programme will enable Omnia to access longer term, alternative capital sources, strengthen its capital structure and enhance its liquidity position. Omnia will use the net proceeds of the Issue to refinance its short term debt facilities. The DMTN Programme will also ensure that Omnia is strongly positioned to capitalise on continued growth and expansion opportunities as and when they arise.
26 Nov 2008 09:04:50
(C)
Revenue increased by 78% to R5.5 billion (R3.1 billion) for the six months ended 31 September 2008. Operating profit rose by 209% to R594 million (R192 million), while net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was up 284%, reaching R372 million (R97 million). In addition, headline earnings grew more than three fold to 839cps (224.5cps).



Dividend

An interim ordinary dividend of 100cps has been declared.



Prospects

The group expects a considerable improvement in earnings for the year ending March 2009 compared with those achieved in the financial year ended March 2008. Omnia remains well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities in agriculture and mining.



In the last quarter of the previous financial year Omnia completed the erection of its Envinox Clean Development Mechanism plant at the Sasolburg production facility, through which the company will earn carbon emission reduction ("CER") credits. No CER's have been delivered as yet, although the verification of these is expected in the near future enabling the company to earn the anticipated R30 million in respect of the CER's generated for approximately half a year. Omnia is well positioned to benefit from any demand for biofuels which will positively impact fertilizer products. In line with Omnia's strategic focus on pursuing new growth opportunities, both nationally and internationally, the group has announced plans to complete a detailed study to erect a second nitric acid plant and expand nitrate production capacity at its Sasolburg facilities. This new facility will address the growing demand for products in its agricultural and mining regional markets, and will reduce Omnia's dependence on third parties, and in particular on urea imports.
23 Oct 2008 08:17:19
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Omnia was considering building a second nitric asset plant to meet growing demand for commercial explosives and fertiliser. The board has commissioned a feasibility study on a new plant. A new plant will reduce dependence on third parties and especially imports.
21 Oct 2008 09:14:36
(Official Notice)
As communicated at the full year results for the year ended 31 March 2008, Omnia is ideally poised to benefit from unprecedented market conditions in all three of its divisions. Accordingly, Omnia expects an increase in headline and basic earnings of between 270% and 290% for the 6 months ended 30 September 2008 compared with the same period last year. Shareholders are also advised that headline and basic earnings per share for the 6 months ended 30 September 2008 are likewise expected to be between 270% and 290% greater than the headline and basic earnings of 224.5c and 220.3c per share respectively for the 6 months ended 30 September 2007. The Chemicals and Mining divisions will show sterling results with considerably improved margins. Omnia Fertilizer also improved its performance on the previous year. Omnia anticipates a reduction in the debt : equity ratio to between 50% and 70%, not withstanding that this is the traditional peak of the company's working capital cycle, compared with the debt : equity ratio of 86% recorded on 30 September 2007. This reduction is despite ongoing and large increases in raw material prices. The reduction in debt has been driven by early purchasing of fertilizer products as customers reduced their exposure to continuing increases in international fertilizer prices. The financial information on which this trading update is based has not been reviewed and/or reported on by the company's auditors. It is anticipated that Omnia's results for the six months ended 30 September 2008 will be published on or about 28 November 2008.



In line with Omnia's strategic focus of pursuing new growth opportunities, both nationally and internationally, Omnia's board has decided to complete a detailed study to erect a second nitric acid plant and expand nitrate production capacity at its Sasolburg facilities. This new facility will address the growing demand for products in our Agricultural and Mining regional markets, and will reduce Omnia's dependence on third parties, and in particular on urea imports.
26 Sep 2008 09:05:45
(Official Notice)
The board of directors advise that, at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders held at the registered offices of the company on Thursday, 25 September 2008, all the resolutions as set out in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting contained in the company?s 2008 Annual Financial Statements, except Ordinary Resolution number 7 regarding the general authority to issue shares for cash, were duly passed by the requisite majority votes.
29 Aug 2008 10:25:05
(Official Notice)
The annual report containing audited financial statements of the company for the year ended 31 March 2008, has been dispatched to shareholders on Wednesday, 20 August 2008. There has been no change from the reviewed provisional results for the year ended 31 March 2008, released on SENS on 18 June 2008. The annual report contains a notice of the annual general meeting, which will be held at Omnia House, 13 Sloane Street, Epsom Downs, Bryanston at 10h00 on Thursday, 25 September 2008.
25 Jun 2008 10:13:30
(Media Comment)
Omnia wants to farm jatropha in Zambia to produce biofuels, according to The Sunday Times Business Times. It cannot grow the crop in South Africa, as it is classified as an invasive species, even though jatropha is seen as one of the most promising biodiesel crops. The group is looking to biofuels for its future fertiliser sales growth.
18 Jun 2008 08:25:14
(C)
The period under review is characterised by extraordinary market conditions, with dramatic increases in group key input costs, shortages of vital raw materials and dramatic changes within agriculture as the demand for biofuels increases and changes to global food consumption patterns shift to higher protein use. Revenue for the year increased by 33% to R7.3 billion (2007: R5.5 billion) while net profit increased by 27% to R313 million (2007: R246 million). Basic earnings per share rose to 718.2 cents per share (2007: 560.3 cents per share), reflecting a 28% increase, in line with expectations. Headline earnings per share increased by 30% to 724.5 cents (2007: 558.2 cents). Operating expenses net of other income increased by 28% to R915 million (2007: R717 million). Included in this increase is the share-based payment expense which has risen fourfold to R26 million of which R13 million relates to the BEE transaction announced in April 2007.



Dividends

The board announced that it had declared a final dividend of 117 cents in respect of shareholders recorded in the register on Friday 11 July 2008. This final dividend brings the dividend for the full year ended 31 March 2008 to 200 cents.



Prospects

The group is on target to meet its five year management plan, set at 10% real growth in earnings per annum, implemented four years ago. The group has embarked on a number of innovative projects that will impact significantly on improved logistical and raw material cost efficiencies, as well as environmental control improvements. One such project is Omnia`s award winning Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project which was commissioned in the second half of the 2008 financial year as anticipated.
17 Jun 2008 12:46:48
(Official Notice)
The directors of Omnia advised that, with effect from 13 June 2008 Ms Hester Hickey has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the board and a member of the Audit Committee.
04 Jun 2008 14:17:10
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the company's headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share for the year ended 31 March 2008 is expected to be between 25% and 35% higher against the previous corresponding period. This is in line with expectations. The primary reasons for this increase in headline earnings per share and basic earnings per share is as a result of more buoyant conditions in agriculture markets in the current year as compared to the previous year combined with an improvement in the Protea Chemicals business. Omnia remains focused on balancing the group's risk profile and pursuing new growth opportunities, both nationally and internationally. It is anticipated that the results for the year ended 31 March 2008 will be published on or about 18 June 2007.
17 Mar 2008 16:33:39
(Official Notice)
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Omnia, announced an agreement under which IFC will purchase up to one million carbon credits from Omnia over the next five years, supporting the global fight against climate change. The agreement totals an estimated EUR15 million. IFC will purchase carbon credits, known as Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from Omnia Fertilizers and sell these on to international buyers. IFC has committed to purchase a minimum of 50% of all Omnia's CERs for the next five years and will guarantee the delivery of the credits to potential buyers. The Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol has established CERs as an asset that can be traded in global markets and aims to decouple economic growth from greenhouse growth. The carbon credits Omnia's plant will produce are expected to add R60 million to the group's revenue annually, based on the current price of CERs, which is currently approximately EUR15 per ton.
21 Jun 2006 09:05:24
(C)
26 May 2006 09:06:16
(Official Notice)
Omnia expects a decline in headline and basic earnings of between 20% and 40% for the 12 months ended 31 March 2006 compared to the same period last year. The headline and basic earnings per share for the 12 months ended 31 March 2006 is also expected to be between 20% and 40% lower than the headline and basic earnings of 508.5c per share for the 12 months ended 31 March 2005. The primary reason for the depressed headline and basic earnings was as a result of lower fertilizer sales and reduced polymer margins. Both these conditions were temporary in nature. The results for the twelve months ended 31 March 2006 will be published on or about 21 June 2006.
31 Mar 2006 16:47:37
(Official Notice)
With effect 1 April 2006, NKH Fitz-Gibbon's position on the board will change from independent non-executive director to executive commercial director.
29 Nov 2005 09:20:29
(C)
Group revenue increased only marginally, because of lower fertiliser sales, by 3% to R2.1 billion. As expected, fertiliser sales were adversely impacted by the significant maize stock overhang in South Africa which gave rise to farmers being reluctant to commit to further maize planting. The reduction in fertiliser sales has coincided with a marked increase in raw material prices, particularly nitrogen products, which increased to record highs in the period under review, exerting pressure on margins. Operating profit decreased by 22%, to R113.9 million, compared with R145.3 million in the prior period with the operating margin reducing to 5.5% from the 7.3% achieved in the prior comparable period. Headline earnings of R53.9 million (R75 million) decreased by 28%, reflecting the reduced fertiliser activities and lower polymer margins.



Prospects

The group is well positioned, and is being presented with opportunities on a regular basis, to grow its chemical manufacturing and distribution activities, both nationally and internationally. In the Mining division, continued buoyant mineral commodity prices are expected to result in a similar trend to that achieved in the period under review, with further growth prospects coming from new projects in Africa. While the group's Agriculture operations face a depressed climate due to the current maize surplus, the need for fertilisers is a long term reality. The South African fertiliser market will recover and will be complemented by continued sales to other African countries. The trend within Omnia towards speciality fertiliser sales and services continues.



Dividends

An interim dividend of 60cps has been declared.
10 Nov 2005 12:30:23
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Omnia's share price dropped 5.3% on 9 November 05, after the group reported that it expected a fall in headline earnings of between 20%-40%.
09 Nov 2005 15:42:27
(Official Notice)
In accordance with the Listings Requirements of the JSE, the group is reporting in terms of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") for the half year ended 30 September 2005. Omnia's fertiliser sales are considerably lower than normal due to an expected reduction in this year's summer maize planting and the late onset of summer rains. Shareholders are therefore advised that headline and basic earnings have decreased by more than 20% in respect of the six months ended 30 September 2005. This is compared to both the prior period's published results as well as the IFRS adjusted prior year comparatives. The increase in the weighted average number of shares in issue, resulting from shares issued in the previous year, has further impacted on headline and basic earnings per share. Accordingly, the headline and basic earnings per share for the six months ended 30 September 2005, as compared to both the prior period's published result as well as the IFRS adjusted prior year comparatives, are expected to be between 20% and 40% lower than the headline and basic earnings per share for the comparable period. The benefits of a more balanced profile of business interests achieved between the three core businesses of Chemicals, Mining and Agriculture has to a large extent shielded the group from the full impact of the expected low fertiliser sales. Shareholders are further advised that the group's results for the six months ended 30 September 2005 have not yet been reviewed and/or reported on by the group's auditors. It is anticipated that the results for the six months ended 30 September 2005 will be published on or about 29 November 2005.

04 Oct 2005 09:20:45
(Official Notice)
Peter Anthony Springett retired as an independent non-executive director at the board meeting held on Wednesday, 28 September 2005. Diane Claire Radley has been appointed as chairperson of the audit committee with effect from Wednesday, 28 September 2005.
30 Sep 2005 16:43:10
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of Omnia shareholders held at the registered offices of the company on Wednesday 28 September 2005, all the resolutions tabled for voting were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy. Shareholders are informed that ordinary resolution number 6.1 relating to the placing of the unissued shares under the control of the directors and ordinary resolution number 6.2 relating to the general authority to issue shares for cash were withdrawn prior to the commencement of the annual general meeting.
16 Aug 2005 09:20:08
(Official Notice)
Omnia, on 16 August 05, announced its intention to apply to become eligible for emission reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol which came into effect on 16 February 2005. Omnia Fertiliser has started preparing its Sasolburg plant to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions by between 500 000 to 600 000 tons per year. This is in line with the group`s commitment to sustainable development and its continual improvement in environmental matters. This could potentially generate between R80m and R100m in revenue, based on EUR22.47 a ton projection of CERs. These units can be traded like other commodities and the price is likely to depend on supply factors and will therefore vary from day to day.
06 Jul 2005 11:15:36
(Media Comment)
Responding to an R80m claim by Rainbow that Omnia supplied it contaminated products, Omnia has stated that it is fully insured against the claim. Alistair Lea, a portfolio manager at Coronation Fund Managers, told Business Report`s Opinion and Analysis that if the group had not had insurance to cover the claim the R80m payment would decrease the group`s share price by R1.80 per share.
23 Jun 2005 09:56:51
(Media Comment)
Omnia`s share price fell 7.49% on 22 June 05 due to a claim by Rainbow Chicken. Rod Humphris, managing director of the group, told Business Day that the issue is currently being handled by Omnia`s insurance company and did not reveal any further details.
22 Jun 2005 08:38:17
(C)
The acquisition of Prochem took effect on 1 September 2003, therefore the results for the prior year include Prochem for only seven months. As a consequence and as expected, the reported interim increase in net profit of 124% for the first six months ended 30 September 2004 was not sustainable for the full year. Net profit for the year increased by 33% to R220m (R166m) while basic earnings per share increased by 26% to 516c (411c) and headline earnings per share rose to 516.3c (430.5c).During the year, the weighted average number of shares in issue increased by 5% to 42.7 million. With the inclusion of Prochem for the full year, revenue increased by 30% to R4.3bn (R3.3b). The impact of the lower margin business model of Prochem reduced the gross margin to 28% (31%) and impacted on the operating profit margin, reducing it to 9% (10%). Operating expenses net of other income increased by 16% to R802m (R692m) principally as a result of the inclusion of Prochem for a full year. The debt incurred to acquire Prochem has also been in place for the full year, and this, together with higher levels of working capital, has resulted in the interest charge increasing by 63% to R58m (R35m). A final dividend of 78cps was declared.



Prospects

The Prochem acquisition has bedded down well following the division`s restructuring and is well positioned for growth and expansion in the year ahead. The continued strong growth in world mineral demand is positive for the mining division`s markets and even after taking into account the continued costs of further detonator development, a substantial improvement in earnings is anticipated for the coming year. In the short term, the low maize price and high inventory will lead to crop finance for farmers to be significantly tighter leading to a reduction in maize plantings in the coming summer season. This will result in a reduction in fertilizer consumption and, in all likelihood, lower fertilizer margins as competitive pressures increase. Fortunately, Omnia`s strategy of firstly focusing its fertilizer operations on the commercial farmer who demands high levels of agronomic service and secondly, the development of significant infrastructure in the Southern African countries will enable the volume risk to be mitigated to some extent. Nevertheless, a tough year can be anticipated for the fertilizer division.
20-Sep-2018
(X)
Omnia is a diversified chemicals Group that supplies chemicals and specialised services and solutions for the agriculture, mining and chemical applications industries. The company leverages knowledge, enables technology and builds relationship. The combination delivers Trusted Performance, Innovation for customers and has a positive impact on the environment. Using technical innovation combined with intellectual capital, Omnia, with the expertise of over 4 800 employees working in 49 countries, adds value for customers at every stage of the supply and service chain. With its vision of leaving a Better World as a footprint, the Group's solutions promote the responsible use of chemicals for health, safety and whether there is a potential environmental impact, with an increasing shift towards cleaner technologies. The subsidiaries of the Group are involved in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of mining explosives and accessories, fertilizers, speciality fertilizers and chemicals.


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