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03-Sep-2018
(Official Notice)
25-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of Purple Group advise all shareholders that the company has been relocated to the following address ?

Physical address: 16th Floor, 25 Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092



All other contact details remain unchanged as follows ?

Postal address: Postnet Suite 247, Private Bag X1, Melrose Arch, 2076



Telephone: 087 940 6000



Telefax: 011 214 8028



Website address: www.purplegroup.co.za



A change in the registered address of the company to the above physical address has been registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
24-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
The board of Purple Group Ltd. wishes to advise all shareholders that the Company has transferred responsibility of Transfer Secretarial and Company Secretarial services to 4 Africa Exchange Registry (Pty) Ltd., with effect from 01 August 2018.



The new contact details are as follows:

4 Africa Exchange Registry (Pty) Ltd

Cedarwood House

Ballywoods Office Park

33 Ballyclare Drive

Bryanston

2191

South Africa

011 100 8352

oversight@4aregistry.co.za/admin@4aregistry.co.za



Postal address: Postnet Suite 532, Private Bag X51, Bryanston, 2021
20-Apr-2018
(C)
Revenue for the interim period lowered by 8% to R34.3 million (R37.4 million) whilst net loss dropped 13% to R17.0 million (loss of R15.1 million). Loss attributable to owners dived 65% to R16.8 million (loss of R48.2 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share widened by 66% to 1.89cps (loss of 5.52cps).
19-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that for the six months ended 28 February 2018, the directors of Purple Group anticipate an improved basic loss per share and headline loss per share of between 1.79 cents to 1.98 cents, compared to a basic loss per share and headline loss per share of 5.52 cents, representing a decrease in the basic loss and headline loss per share of between 67.6% and 64.1%, reported in the previous corresponding six month period.



The information above has not been audited or reported on by the Company?s auditors.



The Company?s interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2018 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 20 April 2018.
11-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple Group shareholders was held on Friday, 8 December 2017 at 10:00. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 6 November 2017, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and registered where required, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
10-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 14 August 2017 and in the press on 15 August 2017 regarding the sale by Purple Group of 30% of its shares in First World Trader (Pty) Ltd. t/a EasyEquities (?EasyEquities?) to Sanlam Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?SIH?) for a consideration of R100 million. Shareholders are advised that all the conditions precedent have been fulfilled and that the transaction is now unconditional.

10-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed terms announcement released on SENS on 14 August 2017 relating to the proposed sale of shares in First World Trader (Pty) Ltd. by Purple Group to Sanlam Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and the proposed specific repurchase of Purple Group shares (?Specific Repurchase?). Shareholders are also referred to the circular which was issued on Monday, 9 October 2017, containing details of the Specific Repurchase and incorporating details of the general meeting of shareholders for purposes of approving the Specific Repurchase.



Shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of shareholders held today on Friday, 10 November 2017, all the resolutions required to be passed in order to approve the Specific Repurchase were passed unanimously by the shareholders.



Details of the results of general meeting are as follows:

*total number of shares in issue (excluding treasury shares) that could have been voted at the General Meeting: 935 476 518; and

*total number of shares present in person or by proxy was 689 896 236, representing 73.75% of the total shares in issue that could have been voted.

08-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the Company for the year ended 31 August 2017, has been dispatched to shareholders today, 8 November 2017. The audited summary consolidated results for the year ended 31 August 2017 have also been released on SENS today. Shareholders are further advised that the Integrated Annual Report will also be made available on the Company?s website: www.purplegroup.co.za



The annual financial statements were audited by the Company?s auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the Company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of ordinary shareholders of the Company will be held at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 8 December 2017 at 10:00, to transact the business as

stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to receive notice of AGM - Friday, 3 November 2017

*Notice of AGM posted to shareholders on Wednesday, 8 November 2017

*Last day to trade to be recorded in the register on the record date for participation in the AGM - Tuesday, 28 November 2017

*Record date to participate in and vote at the AGM - Friday, 1 December 2017

*Last day for lodging forms of proxy at 10:00 on Wednesday, 6 December 2017*

*AGM at 10:00 on Friday, 8 December 2017

*Results of AGM released on SENS on Friday, 8 December 2017



*any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.



08-Nov-2017
(C)
Revenue for the year fell to R74.5 million (R105.8 million) whilst deficit before interest, depreciation and amortisation came to R21.6 million (earnings of R1.3 million). Loss attributable to owners widened to R57.9 million (loss of R3.2 million). In addition, headline loss per share worsened to 6.42cps (loss of 0.37cps).



Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of ordinary shareholders of the company will be held at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 8 December 2017 at 10:00.
07-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that for the year ended 31 August 2017, the directors of Purple Group anticipate a basic loss per share and headline loss per share of between 6.26 cents to 6.58 cents, compared to a basic loss per share and headline loss per share of 0.37 cents reported in the previous corresponding 12 month period.



Trading update

The loss for the year comprises a fair value write down in the Groups investment in Real People Investment Holdings Ltd. (?RPIH?) due to a change in circumstances in RPIH, as communicated in our interim results for the 6 months ended 28 February 2017. This write down contributed 3.80 cents per share (59%) of the basic and headline loss per share for the year ended 31 August 2017. The operating results of the core businesses contributed the remainder of the loss per share of 2.62 cents per share (41%), with 1.65 cents of the loss per share being generated in the first six months and 0.97 cents loss per share in the second six months; hence an improvement of 41.66% for the second 6 months over the first 6 months of the year ended 31 August 2017.



The operating losses are 100% attributable to the Group?s continued investment in EasyEquities (which continues to show strong growth) as the GT247.com, GT Private Broking and Emperor Asset Management businesses, together, contributed a small profit for the year.



The information above has not been audited or reported on by the Company?s auditors.



The Company?s results for the 12 months ended 31 August 2017 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 8th November 2017.



09-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the detailed terms announcement released on SENS on 14 August 2017 relating to the proposed sale of shares in First World Trader (Pty) Ltd. by Purple Group to Sanlam Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. (?the Sale?) and the proposed specific repurchase of Purple Group shares (?Specific Repurchase?). The Sale constitutes a category 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements. Terms defined in the detailed terms announcement bear the same meaning in this announcement. The regulatory approval required from the JSE Ltd. for the circular relating to the Specific Repurchase (?the Circular?) has been obtained.



Posting of the Circular and notice of General Meeting of Shareholders

Shareholders are hereby advised that the Circular, containing details of the Specific Repurchase, was posted to Shareholders on Monday, 9 October 2017. The Circular incorporates a notice convening the General Meeting of Shareholders for purposes of approving the Specific Repurchase. The General Meeting of Shareholders of Purple Group will be held at 10:00 on Friday, 10 November 2017 at the registered office of Purple Group, Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, to consider and, if deemed fit, pass, with or without modification, the special resolution and ordinary resolution set out in the notice of General Meeting. . The Circular is also available on the Purple Group's website: www.purplegroup.co.za.
14-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
24-Apr-2017
(C)
Revenue for the interim period took a 43% knock to R37.4 million (R65.5 million). Net loss came in at R15.1 million (income of R18.2 million). Loss attributable to owners was R48.2 million (profit of R11.2 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share was 5.52cps (earnings of 1.29cps).
21-Apr-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that for the six months ended 28 February 2017, the directors of Purple Group anticipate a basic loss per share and headline loss per share of between 5.50 cents to 5.54 cents, compared to basic earnings per share (?EPS?) and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) of 1.29 cents, representing a decrease in EPS and HEPS of between 426.4% and 429.5%, reported in the previous corresponding six month period.



Trading update

Towards the end of February 2017 management took the decision to reduce the carrying value of the Group?s investment in Real People Investment Holdings Ltd. (?RPIH?), due to a change in circumstances at RPIH. A net write down of R42.9 million before tax and R33.3 million after tax has been included in the results for the six months ended 28 February 2017.



The remainder of the operations have performed in line with the last six months of the year ended 31 August 2016, with most of the brands still operating in tough market conditions, apart from EasyEquities, which continues to show strong growth.



The company?s interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2017 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 24 April 2017.
02-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple Group shareholders was held today Friday, 2 December 2016 at 10:00. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 2 November 2016, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and registered where required, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.



02-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the company for the year ended 31 August 2016, has been dispatched to shareholders today, 2 November 2016. The audited summary consolidated results for the year ended 31 August 2016 have also been released on SENS today, 2 November 2016. Shareholders are further advised that the Integrated Annual Report report will also be made available on the company?s website: www.purplegroup.co.za



The annual financial statements were audited by the company?s auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of ordinary shareholders of the company will be held at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 2 December 2016 at 10:00, to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to receive notice of AGM - Friday, 28 October 2016

*Notice of AGM posted to shareholders on Wednesday, 2 November 2016

*Last day to trade to be recorded in the register on the record date for participation in the AGM - Tuesday, 22 November 2016

*Record date to participate in and vote at the AGM - Friday, 25 November 2016

*Last day for lodging forms of proxy at 10:00 on Wednesday, 30 November 2016*

*AGM at 10:00 on Friday, 2 December 2016

*Results of AGM released on SENS on Friday, 2 December 2016



* any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.
02-Nov-2016
(C)
Revenue for the year dropped to R105.8 million (R131.4 million). Net income tumbled to R0.4 million (R44.5 million), whilst earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation fell to R1.3 million (R45.1 million). Loss attributable to owners came in at R3.2 million (profit of R29.4 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share was recorded as 0.37 cents per share (earnings of 3.51 cents per share).



Capital distribution out of share premium in lieu of a dividend

The directors declared a capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of contributed tax capital of 1.25 (one point two five) cents per share, in lieu of a dividend, paid on 30 November 2015 to ordinary shareholders recorded in the company's register at the close of business on 27 November 2015.



The directors also declared a capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of contributed tax capital of 0.65 (zero point six five) cents per share, in lieu of a dividend, paid on 25 April 2016 to ordinary shareholders recorded in the company's register at the close of business on 22 April 2016.



Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of Purple Group will be held at The Offices of Hyde Park, Block B, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 2 December 2016 at 10:00.
28-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are accordingly advised that for the year ended 31 August 2016, the directors of Purple Group anticipate a basic loss per share (?EPS?) and headline loss per share (?HEPS?) of between 0.35 cents to 0.39 cents, compared to earnings per share of 3.51 cents and headline earnings per share of 3.51 cents respectively, representing a decrease in EPS of between 110% and 111.1% and a decrease in HEPS of between 110% and 111.1%, compared to the previous corresponding 12 month period.



Trading update

During the 2016 financial year, the decision was taken to invest, at the expense of immediate term profits, a total of R76.8 million (an increase of 28.5% over the prior year) in the people, technology and marketing required to develop and launch the various new products that re-positioned Purple Group as the leading FinTech company in Africa.



In the result, active clients increased by 94%, client assets increased by 41% and new partnerships added in excess of R150 million to the asset base.



The information above has not been audited or reported on by the company?s auditors.



The company?s annual results for the twelve months ended 31 August 2016 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 2 November 2016.



31-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
Thembeka Gwagwa has resigned from the board with immediate effect to pursue other ventures.



Mr Craig Carter is currently a non-executive director of the board and the chairman of the Audit Committee and the Social and Ethics committee. Effective immediately Mr Carter?s function will be changed to an Independent non-executive director and he has been appointed as the chairman of the Remuneration Committee.



Mr Dennis Alter is currently a non-executive director of the board and a member of the Audit Committee. Effective immediately Mr Alter?s function will be changed to Independent non-executive director.



Mark Barnes, the non-executive chairman of the board has been appointed onto the Audit Committee to replace Thembeka Gwagwa.



Subsequent to the aforementioned changes, the board will from 31 August 2016 comprise Mr Mark Barnes (Non-Executive Chairman), Charles Savage (Chief Executive Officer), Gary van Dyk (Chief Financial and Operations Officer), Dennis Alter (Independent Non-executive Director), Craig Carter (Independent Non-executive Director), and Ronnie Lubner (Lead Non-executive Director). The Remuneration Committee will from 31 August 2016 comprise Mr Craig Carter (Chairman), Mr Ronnie Lubner and Mr Mark Barnes.



The Audit Committee will from 31 August 2016 comprise Mr Craig Carter (Chairman), Mr Dennis Alter and Mr Mark Barnes.



The composition of the board and the other committees will continue to be reviewed to ensure that it remains compliant with the King III requirements insofar as is practicable.



01-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
Capital Distribution out of share premium in lieu of a dividend

The board of directors of Purple Group have approved a R5.6 million capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of Contributed Tax Capital of 0.65 cents per share, in lieu of a dividend, on the ordinary shares of the company in respect of the 6 months ended 29 February 2016 which was declared on Thursday, 31 March 2016 payable to shareholders recorded in the share register of the company at the close of business on the record date appearing below (?the Distribution?).



The company has 866 572 208 ordinary shares in issue and its income tax reference number is 9552/065/64/2.



The directors have determined that the capital distribution shall be paid out of qualifying contributed tax capital as contemplated in the definition of ?contributed tax capital? in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962.



The salient dates pertaining to the Distribution are as follows:

*Last date to trade ?cum? dividend - Friday, 15 April 2016

*Date trading commences ?ex? dividend - Monday, 18 April 2016

*Record date - Friday, 22 April 2016

*Date of payment - Monday, 25 April 2016



Ordinary share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 18 April 2016 and Friday, 22 April 2016, both days inclusive.



Relative to this Distribution, the directors have confirmed that the company will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test immediately after completing the distribution.



For income tax purposes, shareholders are advised that the Distribution will be paid out of qualifying contributed tax capital as contemplated in the definition of ?contributed tax capital? in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, and as it will be regarded as a return of capital with no dividend tax being payable, consideration should be given to the potential capital gains tax consequences. Purple Group shareholders are, therefore, advised to consult their tax advisors with regard to how they may be impacted by the Distribution.



Where applicable, Distributions in respect of certificated shares will be transferred electronically to shareholders? bank accounts on the payment date. In the absence of specific mandates, Distribution cheques will be posted to shareholders at their risk. Ordinary shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker credited on Monday, 25 April 2016.



01-Apr-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased by 4.6% to R65.5 million (2014: R62.6 million). Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation fell by 26.6% to R18.4 million (2014: R25 million), profit for the period decreased by 31.5% to R11.2 million (2014: R16.3 million), while headline earnings per share dropped by 35.5% to 1.29 cents per share (2014: 2 cents per share).



Capital distribution out of share premium in lieu of a dividend

The directors declared a capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of contributed capital of 1.25 (one point two five) cents per share, in lieu of a dividend, paid on 30 November 2015 to ordinary shareholders recorded in the Company?s register at the close of business on 27 November 2015.



In respect of the six months ended 29 February 2016, the directors resolved that a capital distribution of 0.65 (zero point six five) cents per share be paid to shareholders, by way of a reduction of share premium on 25 April 2016. The proposed distribution is payable to all shareholders on the Register of Members on 22 April 2016. The total estimated capital distribution to be paid is R5.6 million. The payment will not have any tax consequences for the Group.
31-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 29 February 2016, the directors of Purple Group anticipate basic earnings per share (?EPS?) and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) of between 1.23 cents to 1.35 cents, compared to a basic earnings and headline earnings per share of 2.00 cents, representing a decrease in EPS and HEPS of between 38.5% and 32.5%, compared to the previous corresponding six month period.



The Company?s interim results for the six months ended 29 February 2016 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 1 April 2016.
14-Jan-2016
(Official Notice)
The general meeting of Purple Group shareholders was held today Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 09:00. All the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the circular posted to shareholders, dated 14 December 2015, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.

14-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the Company has today, 14 December 2015, posted a circular, relating to the amendments to The Purple Group Limited Employee Share Option Scheme. The Circular is available on the Company?s website www.purplegroup.co.za. The Circular incorporates a notice convening the general meeting of shareholders for purposes of approving the resolutions contained therein.



The general meeting of Purple Group shareholders will be held at the Company?s registered office, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place, Hyde Park, 2196 at 09:00 on Thursday, 14 January 2016, for the purpose of considering and, if deemed fit, passing with or without modification the resolutions set out in the notice of general meeting.



Salient Dates and Times

*Record date to be entitled to receive the circular and notice of the general meeting Friday, 4 December 2015

*Circular posted to Purple Group shareholders on Monday, 14 December 2015

*Last day to trade Purple Group shares in order to be eligible to participate and vote at the general meeting Thursday, 31 December 2015

*Record date to be entitled to participate in and vote at the general meeting Friday, 8 January 2016

*Forms of proxy for the general meeting are requested to be received by 09:00 onTuesday, 12 January 2016

*General meeting to be held at 09:00 on Thursday, 14 January 2016

*Results of general meeting released on SENS on Thursday, 14 January 2016

*Results of general meeting published in the press on Friday, 15 January 2016

04-Dec-2015
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple Group shareholders was held today Friday, 4 December 2015 at 10:00. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 5 November 2015, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and registered where required, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
27-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Purple Group announced that its award winning investment platform, EasyEquities, has joined forces with Satrix Managers (RF) (Pty) Ltd. (?Satrix?) to form a new online investment platform called SatrixNOW. The new platform launches on 2 December 2015 and will be the most innovative and cost-effective way to invest in Satrix Exchange Traded Funds.
24-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are hereby notified of the following change in the functions of directors. Purple Group Executive Chairman, Mark Barnes, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (?CEO?) of the South Africa Post Office (SAPO), effective 15th January 2016. Mark will then take on a non-executive role within the Purple Group. He will retain his office and remain involved in the strategic direction and stakeholder interests of the Purple Group, as Chairman.



05-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the company for the year ended 31 August 2015, has been dispatched to shareholders today, 5 November 2015. The audited summary consolidated results for the year ended 31 August 2015 have also been released on SENS today, 5 November 2015. Shareholders are further advised that the Integrated Annual Report will also be made available on the company?s website: www.purplegroup.co.za



The annual financial statements were audited by the company?s auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of ordinary shareholders of the company will be held at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 4 December 2015 at 10:00, to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to receive notice of AGM -- Friday, 30 October 2015

*Notice of AGM posted to shareholders on Thursday, 5 November 2015

*Last day to trade to be recorded in the register on the record date for participation in the AGM -- Friday, 20 November 2015

*Record date to participate in and vote at the AGM -- Friday, 27 November 2015

*Last day for lodging forms of proxy at 10:00 on Wednesday, 2 December 2015*

*AGM at 10:00 on Friday, 4 December 2015

*Results of AGM released on SENS on Friday, 4 December 2015

* any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.
05-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Purple have approved a R10.8 million capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of Contributed Tax Capital of 1.25 cents per share, in lieu of a dividend, on the ordinary shares of the Company in respect of the year ended 31 August 2015 which was declared on Thursday, 5 November 2015 payable to shareholders recorded in the share register of the Company at the close of business on the record date appearing below (?the Distribution?).



The Company has 864 614 223 ordinary shares in issue and its income tax reference number is 9552/065/64/2.



The directors have determined that the capital distribution shall be paid out of qualifying contributed tax capital as contemplated in the definition of ?contributed tax capital? in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962.



The salient dates pertaining to the Distribution are as follows:

*Last date to trade ?cum? dividend - Friday, 20 November 2015

*Date trading commences ?ex? dividend - Monday, 23 November 2015

*Record date - Friday, 27 November 2015

*Date of payment - Monday, 30 November 2015



Ordinary share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 23 November 2015 and Friday, 27 November 2015, both days inclusive. Relative to this Distribution, the directors have confirmed that the Company will satisfy the solvency and liquidity test immediately after completing the Distribution.



For income tax purposes, shareholders are advised that the Distribution will be paid out of qualifying contributed tax capital as contemplated in the definition of ?contributed tax capital? in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, and as it will be regarded as a return of capital with no dividend tax being payable, consideration should be given to the potential capital gains tax consequences. Purple Group shareholders are, therefore, advised to consult their tax advisors with regard to how they may be impacted by the Distribution.



Where applicable, dividends in respect of certificated shares will be transferred electronically to shareholders? bank accounts on the payment date. In the absence of specific mandates, dividend cheques will be posted to shareholders at their risk. Ordinary shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker credited on Monday, 30 November 2015.
05-Nov-2015
(C)
Revenue increased to R131.4 million (R93.9 million). Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation rose to R45.1 million (R20.8 million). Profit attributable to owners of the company was recorded at R29.4 million (loss of R17.1 million). In addition, headline profit per share came in at 3.51cps (loss of 2.01cps).



Capital distribution

The directors declared that a capital distribution of 1.25 (one point two five) cents per share be paid to shareholders, by way of a reduction of share premium on 30 November 2015.



Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of Purple Group will be held at The Offices of Hyde Park, Block B, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park on Friday, 4 December 2015 at 10:00.
22-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Ltd. (?JSE?) Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as the issuer and its directors are satisfied that there is a reasonable degree of certainty that the financial results for the next reporting period will differ by at least 20% from those of the previous corresponding period.



Shareholders are accordingly advised that for the year ended 31 August 2015, the directors of Purple Group anticipate basic earnings per share (?EPS?) and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) of between 3.33 cents to 3.69 cents, compared to a basic loss per share of 2.09 cents and a headline loss per share of 2.01 cents respectively, representing an increase in EPS of between 259% and 277% and an increase in HEPS of between 266% and 284%, compared to the previous corresponding 12 month period.



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



The Company?s annual results for the twelve months ended 31 August 2015 are expected to be published on SENS on or about 5 November 2015.
15-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of Purple Group wishes to advise shareholders that the company has transferred responsibility for transfer secretarial services to Trifecta Capital Services, with effect from 15 September 2015. The new Transfer Secretaries contact details are as follows:



Trifecta Capital Services

Trifecta Capital House

Nr 31 Beacon Road

Florida-North

1709

South Africa

+27 (0)860 104 191



Postal address:

PO Box 61272

Marshalltown

2107

South Africa
08-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
The company hereby advises that Mr. Peter Richie Barrable, the Company Secretary, has been deemed unable to continue to fulfil his position due to ill health and as such the board of directors has resolved to replace him.



Trifecta Capital Services (Pty) Ltd t/a Trifecta Statutory and Governance Services has been appointed to replace Mr Barrable as Company Secretary and their appointment will be effective from 01 September 2015.
27-Mar-2015
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased by 28% to R62.6 million (2014 R48.6 million). Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation jumped by 53% to R25 million (2014: R16.3 million), profit from continuing operations rose by 54% to R16.3 million (2014: R10.6 million), while headline profit per share soared by 94% to 2cps (2014: 1.03cps).



Dividend

The Board declared a gross interim cash dividend, for the six months ended 28 February 2015 from income reserves, of 1cps, payable to shareholders recorded in the register on Friday, 24 April 2015.
03-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
A review of the financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2015 by management has indicated that the earnings per share and headline earnings per share are expected to be between 1.90 and 2.00 cents, reflecting an increase of between 85% and 95% compared to the earnings per share and headline earnings per share of 1.03 cents for the six months ended 28 February 2014.



The company`s unaudited financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2015 are expected to be published on or about 27 March 2015.
15-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
09-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the previous announcement regarding the proposed restructuring dated 27 August 2014. The parties have now reached agreement on the final terms which are set out hereunder. As more fully disclosed in the Annual Financial Statements for PGL for the year ended 31 August 2013 and including all subsequent purchases of shares as announced on SENS, Ronnie Lubner, (?RL?), a non- executive director of PGL, holds (indirectly and non-beneficially) 233 552 908 shares (28,4%) and Mark Barnes, (?MB?), Chairman of PGL, holds (beneficially, directly and indirectly) 196 262 111 shares (23,9%) in the total issued capital of PGL (822 905 022).



In order to align their interests in PGL these two shareholders have taken the decision to restructure, 166 080 851 shares each at a weighted price of 32,7903 cents per share, amounting to R108.92 million (332 161 702 shares in aggregate) into a new holding company (?RLMB?) to be formed for this purpose. RL and MB will be equal shareholders in RLMB, acting in concert, which will then hold 40,36% of PGL. The effective date of the proposed restructuring will now be 9 December 2014 and will be done off- market and clearance has been obtained to transact.



There will be no change in the beneficial ownership status of the shares and the restructuring will have no impact whatsoever nor is there any prejudice on any other shareholders in PGL. The Takeover Regulation Panel has been informed of the parties acting in concert. In terms of the Companies Regulation 84 (7) (a), (b) and (c), no mandatory offer is required to be made to PGL shareholders.

05-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple shareholders was held on Friday, 5 December 2014 at 10:00. All the special resolutions and the ordinary resolutions, as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 4 November 2014, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and registered where required, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.



Shares representing 76.04% of the votable shares of the Company were present in person or by proxy.

07-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the Company for the year ended 31 August 2014, has been dispatched to shareholders today, 7 November 2014. The audited summary consolidated results for the year ended 31 August 2014 have also been released on SENS today. Due to the ongoing postal strike, potential delays may be experienced in the receipt of the Company?s 2014 Integrated Annual Report. In order to mitigate any potential delays, shareholders can contact Mr Craig Margolius on 087 940 6053 to request an electronic version of the Company?s 2014 Integrated Annual Report. Shareholders are further advised that the Integrated Annual Report report will also be made available on the Company?s website: www.purplegroup.co.za The annual financial statements were audited by the Company?s auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the Company?s registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Purple Capital shareholders will be held at Purple Capital?s office at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park at 10:00 on Friday, 5 December 2014 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting: Friday, 31 October 2014

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting:Friday, 21 November 2014

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting: Friday, 28 November 2014

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting to be lodged to the transfer secretary by 10:00:Wednesday, 3 December 2014



Any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting. Facilities for electronic participation will not be available for purposes of the annual general meeting.
07-Nov-2014
(C)
04-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
27-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
As more fully disclosed in the Annual Financial Statements for PGL for the year ended 31 August 2013 and including all subsequent purchases of shares as announced on SENS, Ronnie Lubner, ("RL"), a non-executive director of PGL, holds (indirectly and non-beneficially) 233 552 908 shares (28,4%) and Mark Barnes, ("MB"), Chairman of PGL, holds (beneficially, directly and indirectly) 196 262 111 shares (23,9%) in the total issued capital of PGL (822 905 022).



In order to align their interests in PGL these two shareholders have taken the decision to restructure, subject to certain tax considerations, up to a total of 180 000 000 shares each at 22 cents per share (being the consideration last paid by either party for PGL shares), amounting to R79.2 million (360 000 000 shares in aggregate) into a new holding company ("RLMB") to be formed for this purpose. RL and MB will be equal shareholders in RLMB, acting in concert, which will then hold 43,75% of PGL.



The effective date of the proposed restructuring will be 27 August 2014 and will be done off-market and clearance has been obtained to transact. There will be no change in the beneficial ownership status of the shares and the restructuring will have no impact whatsoever nor is there any prejudice on any other shareholders in PGL. The Takeover Regulation Panel has been informed of the parties acting in concert. In terms of the Companies Regulation 84 (7) (a), (b) and (c), no mandatory offer is required to be made to PGL shareholders.
21-Aug-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements published between 10 April 2014 and 10 July 2014, shareholders are advised that the Purple has reached agreement with the funders of the empowerment vehicle (Blockbuster Trading) ("BBT"), which holds a 7,1% shareholding in RPIH, in terms of which this funding will be fixed at the amount of the initial loan advanced, for a further three years.



The investment in RPIH remains non-core to the Purple and the revised funding structure allows for a considered exit over time. In light of the current concern around values in the unsecured lending industry, the management of Purple has taken the decision to write the BBT carrying value down to zero at this point in time. This will result in a net write down of R25.2 million, with no impact on cash, in the year ending 31 August 2014.



Accordingly, shareholders are advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in the Company's securities.
10-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement published on SENS on Thursday, 10 April 2014 and renewed on Thursday, 28 May 2014 wherein shareholders were advised that the Purple was currently negotiating its exit from an investment in Real People Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd'., primarily with the funders of the investment vehicle. Shareholders are advised that restructuring discussions are still in progress and to continue exercising caution when dealing in the companys securities until a further announcement is made.
28-May-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated Thursday, 10 April 2014 wherein shareholders were advised that the Purple was currently negotiating its exit from an investment in Real People Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd., primarily with the funders of the investment vehicle. Shareholders are advised that discussions are still in progress and to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company's securities until a further announcement is made.
10-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
As detailed in our published results for the year ended 31 August 2013, Purple wrote down its investment in an empowerment vehicle (Blockbuster Trading) holding a stake in Real People Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. ("RPIH"), by R18,7 million, in line with RPIH's publicly listed peers.



Purple is currently negotiating its exit from this investment, primarily with the funders of the investment vehicle. Discussions are at an early stage and as such we are unable to assess the negative financial impact that these negotiations could have on the carrying value of this investment, currently R21.6 million, net of deferred tax, and the results of the Purple.



Purple will communicate the outcome of our negotiations as well as the impact on the Purple as soon as practicable.



Cautionary announcement

The impact of the above negotiations could have a material effect on the price of the Purple's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the group's securities until a further announcement is made.
10-Apr-2014
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased to R48.9 million (R36.2 million) and earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation grew to R16.3 million (R4.5 million). Profit attributable to owners shot up to R8.4 million (R1.3 million). Furthermore, headline profit per share jumped to 1.03cps (0.15cps).
10-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
As detailed in our published results for the year ended 31 August 2013, Purple Group wrote down its investment in an empowerment vehicle (Blockbuster Trading) holding a stake in Real People Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. ("RPIH"), by R18.7 million, in line with RPIH's publicly listed peers. Purple Group is currently negotiating its exit from this investment, primarily with the funders of the investment vehicle. Discussions are at an early stage and as such we are unable to assess the negative financial impact that these negotiations could have on the carrying value of this investment, currently R21.6 million, net of deferred tax, and the results of the Purple.



The Company will communicate the outcome of our negotiations as well as the impact on the Purple Group as soon as practicable. The impact of the above negotiations could have a material effect on the price of the Purple's securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the Purple's securities until a further announcement is made.
10-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that Purple's interim financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2014 are expected to show an increase of greater than 20% when compared with the corresponding period in 2013. The directors of Purple anticipate that the basic earnings per share for the six months ended 28 February 2014 will be 1.03 cents per share compared to the basic earnings per share of 0.15 cents reported for the previous corresponding period, and headline earnings per share will be 1.03 cents per share compared to headline earnings per share of 0.15 cents reported for the previous corresponding period being the six months ended 28 February 2013. The company's unaudited financial results for the six months ended 28 February 2014 are expected to be published on 10 April 2014.
17-Feb-2014
(Permanent)
The company's name was changed from Purple Capital Ltd. to Purple Group Ltd. on 17 February 2014.
05-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on Friday, 13 December 2013 advising, inter alia, that the special resolution to approve the change of the company's name from Purple Capital Ltd. to Purple Group Ltd. was approved by the requisite majority of votes at the annual general meeting of shareholders ("the special resolution).



Shareholders are advised that the special resolution has now been registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC"). There are no further conditions precedent outstanding.



Accordingly, the salient dates for the name change are set out below.

*Special resolution in respect of change of name registered by CIPC on Tuesday, 4 February 2014

*Finalisation date in respect of the change of name of the company -- Friday, 7 February 2014

*Last day to trade in Purple shares in respect of the change of name of the company -- Friday, 14 February 2014

*Listing of and trading in new shares on the JSE under JSE code PPE and ISIN: ZAE000185526 from commencement of business on or about Monday, 17 February 2014

*Record date -- Friday, 21 February 2014

*Date of issue of new replacement share certificates provided that the old share certificates have been lodged by 12:00 on the record date (share certificates received after this time will be posted within five business days of receipt) on or about Monday, 24 February 2014

*Dematerialised shareholders will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker updated on Monday, 24 February 2014
24-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the notice of AGM and posting of annual report announcement released on SENS on 14 November 2013, the results of AGM posted on SENS on 13 December 2013 and the revised salient dates' announcement released on SENS on 8 January 2014.



Shareholders are hereby advised that due to a backlog at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for the registration of the special resolution, the salient dates for the change of name (Salient Dates), will be revised. Shareholders will be advised in due course of further revised Salient Dates, once the special resolution has been registered with the CIPC.
08-Jan-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the notice of Annual General Meeting and posting of annual report announcement released on SENS on 14 November 2013 and the results of AGM posted on SENS on 13 December 2013. Due to the delay in the registration of the special resolution relating to the name change with CIPC, Purple shareholders are advised that the salient dates and times regarding the change in name of the Company to Purple Group Ltd. have been revised:

* Special resolution in respect of change of name to be registered by CIPC by no later than Friday, 24 January 2014

* Finalisation date in respect of the change of name of the Company on Friday, 7 February 2014

* Last day to trade in Purple shares in respect of the change of name of the Company on Friday, 14 February 2014

* Listing of and trading in new shares on the JSE under JSE code PPE and ISIN: ZAE000185526 from commencement of business on or about Monday, 17 February 2014

* Record date on Friday, 21 February 2014

* Date of issue of new replacement share certificates provided that the old share certificates have been lodged by 12:00 on the record date (share certificates received after this time will be posted within five business days of receipt) on or about Monday, 24 February 2014

* Dematerialised shareholders will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker updated on Monday, 24 February 2014.
13-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple Capital shareholders was held on Friday 13 December 2013. All the special and ordinary resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 14 November 2013, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and where required registered, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
14-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the Company for the year ended 31 August 2013, has been dispatched to shareholders today, 14 November 2013. The abridged audited Group financial statements for the year ended 31 August 2013 have also been released on SENS today, 14 November 2013.



The annual financial statements were audited by the Company's auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the Company's registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Purple Capital shareholders will be held at Purple's office at Ground Floor, Block B, The Offices of Hyde Park, Strouthos Place (off 2nd Road), Hyde Park at 10:00 on Friday, 13 December 2013 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting: Friday, 8 November 2013

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting: Friday, 29 November 2013

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting: Friday, 6 December 2013

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting to be lodged to the transfer secretary by 10:00: Wednesday, 11 December 2013*

* any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.



Facilities for electronic participation will not be available for purposes of the annual general meeting.
14-Nov-2013
(C)
Revenue increased to R82.9 million (R78.4 million). Earnings before interest, depreciation and amortisation rose to R13.3 million (R13.3 million). Net attributable profit declined to R2.3 million (R3.9 million). In addition, a headline loss per share of 2.25cps (earnings of 0.48cps).



Dividend

The directors declared a capital distribution out of share premium, by way of a reduction of contributed tax capital of 2cps, In lieu of a dividend, to be paid on 17 December 2013 to ordinary shareholders recorded in the Company's register at the close of business on 13 December 2013.



As this capital distribution was declared after the reporting date, it will only be accounted for in the 2014 financial year. Refer to the announcement released on SENS on 6 November 2013 for the salient dates for the payment of the capital distribution.



Outlook

Purple is capable of servicing the entire universe of investor archetypes from the active day trader through to the passive long-term investor and almost everybody in between; this is an exciting outcome and one that management is confident will deliver even stronger results moving forward.
06-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
10-May-2013
(Official Notice)
Purple shareholders are advised that Sun International Ltd. ("Sun International") has made an offer to acquire 100% of PCL's interests in PGI dated 8 May 2013 ("the Offer") which has been approved by the board of directors of PCL.



Details of the disposal

In terms of the Offer, PCL will sell 100% of the issued share capital and shareholder loan accounts for R30 million (thirty million rand) in cash, which will be settled subsequent to the signing of definitive agreements and the fulfilment of all conditions precedent referred to below. The effective date of the Disposal will be subject to the conditions precedent being fulfilled ("the Effective Date").



Conditions precedent

The Offer has been approved by the board of directors of PCL but remains subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions precedent:

* Sun International will conduct a review exercise to confirm the assumptions made in formulating the Offer and there being no material adverse circumstances having arisen, as determined by Sun International and its advisors;

* the conclusion of definitive legal agreements;

* the receipt of regulatory approvals, to the extent required by law, in each case unconditionally from the JSE, the Takeover Regulation Panel, the Competition Authorities, the Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank (to the extent required), the WCRGB and any other regulatory approvals that may be required in the various jurisdictions that PCL operates its gaming interests in;

* PBG holding the required manufacturing licence relating to the sports betting software; and

* final approval of the Offer by the Sun International Board.



Pro forma financial effects

Before - after transaction

* Earnings per share (cents): 0.15 - 0.83

* Headline earnings per share (cents): 0.15 - 0.83

* Diluted earnings per share (cents): 0.15 - 0.79

* Diluted headline earnings per share (cents): 0.15 - 0.79

* Net asset value per share (cents): 33.58 - 34.69

* Tangible net asset value per share (cents): 7.46 - 8.57



Shareholders will be notified once the last of the conditions precedent has been fulfilled.

25-Apr-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were referred to the company's unaudited interim results announcement released on SENS on 11 April 2013 in which the comment was made that "Voltbet.com is now established as the leading online sports betting company in South Africa". In response to a specific competitor objection we hereby amend the commentary to state that "We are establishing Voltbet.com as a leader in fixed odds online sports betting in South Africa".
11-Apr-2013
(C)
Revenue for the interim period fell to R40.4 million (R46.2 million). Net loss was R4.2 million (profit of R8.8 million). Profit attributable to owners of the company tumbled to R1.3 million (R6.0 million). Furthermore, headline profit per share shrunk to 0.15cps (0.74cps).
20-Mar-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 28 February 2013, Purple is expecting a decrease in basic and headline earnings per share in comparison to the previous corresponding six month period from 0.74 cents per share to 0.15 cents per share. The company's interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2013 will be published on SENS on or about 2 April 2013.
14-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
The annual general meeting of Purple shareholders was held today, Friday 14 December 2012. All the special and ordinary resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting to shareholders, dated 7 November 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be filed, and where required registered, with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in due course.
16-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The integrated annual report, containing the audited financial statements for the company for the year ended 31 August 2012, has been dispatched to shareholders on Friday, 16 November 2012. There has been no change from the audited results for the year ended 31 August 2012, released on SENS on Thursday, 8 November 2012 and in the press on Friday, 9 November 2012. The annual financial statements were audited by the company's auditors, BDO South Africa Incorporated and their unmodified report is available for inspection at the company's registered office.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is given that the annual general meeting of Purple shareholders will be held at Purple's office at 3rd Floor, 10 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch at 10:00 on Friday, 14 December 2012 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates and times

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting: Friday, 9 November 2012

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting: Friday, 30 November 2012

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting: Friday, 7 December 2012

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting to be lodged to the transfer secretary by 10:00: Wednesday, 12 December 2012*



*any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.



Facilities for electronic participation will not be available for purposes of the annual general meeting.
08-Nov-2012
(C)
Revenue for the year jumped to R87.4 million (R59.6 million). Profit before interest, depreciation and amortisation fell to R7.6 million (R8.4 million). Profit attributable to owners of the company rose to R3.9 million (R2.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share increased to 0.48cps (0.35cps).



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Purple will be held at 3rd Floor, 10 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch on Friday, 14 December 2012 at 10h00.
01-Nov-2012
(Official Notice)
The company expects a basic and headline profit of 0.48 cents per share for the year ended 31 August 2012, comparable to a profit of 0.35 cents per share for the previous financial year - an improvement of 37%. The audited results for the year ended 31 August 2012 are expected to be published on or about 8 November 2012.
30-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of Purple are advised that Deloitte - Touche Sponsor Services (Pty) Ltd., has been appointed as sponsor for the company with effect from 1 April 2012.
29-Mar-2012
(C)
Revenue increased to R46.2 million (R59.6 million). Total income soared to R8.8 million (loss of R6 million). EBITDA rose to R10.5 million (R8.4 million). Net attributable profit more than doubled to R6 million (R2.7 million). In addition, headline earnings per share also more than doubled to 0.74c (0.35cps).



Outlook

Funds for future growth have been successfully raised in the capital markets. Management has every confidence in Purple's teams and the work they are doing to deliver shareholder returns.
19-Mar-2012
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 29 February 2012, Purple s expecting to achieve an increase in basic and headline earnings per share in comparison to the previous corresponding period of approximately 335% from 0.17 cents per share to 0.74 cents per share. The increase in profit is driven on the back of an increase in revenue by Global Trader of 132% in comparison to the 6 month period ending 28 February 2011.
27-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Purple shareholders were advised that Mr Dennis Alter, an independent non-executive director of the company, has been appointed as a member of the audit committee with immediate effect.
27-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Purple shareholders are advised that at the general meeting of Shareholders held on Monday, 27 February 2012 ("meeting") for the purpose of approving the amendments to the rules of The Purple Capital Ltd. Employee Share Option Scheme to accord with the applicable regulations of the JSE, the requisite majority of shareholders passed the ordinary resolution as set out in the notice of general meeting and proposed at the meeting.
09-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
A circular was posted to shareholders on 27 January 20111 convening a general meeting of shareholders on Monday, 17 February 2012 to approve amendments to the rules of The Purple Capital Ltd Employee Share Option Scheme to accord with the applicable regulations of the JSE Ltd.
16-Nov-2011
(C)
Revenue declined slightly to R59.6 million (R59.7million). The profit before interest, depreciation and amortisation was recorded at R8.4 million (loss of R2.1 million). Net attributable profit rose up to R2.7 million, from a loss of R50.5 million previously. In addition, the headline earnings per share was up at 0.35cps (loss of 7.09cps).



Prospects

The turnaround of Purple Capital is complete. It's great to be making profits. It`s great to be rid of debt which hung over our every decision, holding us back. It`s great to see every graph, every metric of our business moving in the right direction. Client funds are all up, client numbers are up, daily average profitability and cash flow are both up, return on market capitalisation is up, share price is up, value at risk is completely under control and debt is settled. These are the foundations which underscore the confidence that our whole team feels in being able to promise all stakeholders in Purple Capital a brighter future. Global Trader is still our main business. In my view, Global Trader is the best derivatives trading house in the country. Purple are closer to clients than anyone else. Client funds and client numbers have grown by 23% and 73% respectively and the company have cut costs by 40% over the past three years. This combination is bound to continue to produce growing cash earnings. The 2012 financial year has started quite exceptionally well.
02-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Purple advised shareholders that it expects a basic and headline profit of 0.35 cents per share for the period ending 31 August 2011, compared to a loss of 7.09 cents per share for the previous year. The audited results for the year ended 31 August 2011 are expected to be published on 16 November 2011.
01-Aug-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcements dated 31 May 2011 and 13 July 2011, and were advised that Purple l and Marshalls World of Sport have mutually agreed that it would not be appropriate to complete the proposed acquisition at this time. Both parties however recognise the merits of working together to benefit from their respective technology and physical distribution strengths, initially in Gauteng. Accordingly, shareholders are no longer advised to exercise caution when dealing in their Purple shares.
13-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
In terms of the JSE Listings Requirements, Purple Capital hereby renews the cautionary announcement dated 31 May 2011 relating to the potential acquisition of a significant player in the sports betting industry, which if successfully concluded may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's shares until a further announcement is made.
31-May-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Purple has entered into an agreement, subject to certain conditions precedent, to acquire a significant player in the sports betting industry in South Africa for a purchase consideration of R60 million. If successfully concluded the acquisition may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares. Shareholders are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's shares until a full announcement is made.
16-Mar-2011
(C)
The Purple Capital Group recorded revenue of R23.3 million for the six months to 28 February 2011, compared to R32.6 million for the same period last year.However,there was an increase in profitability at the EBITDA level, which increased to R5.9 million (February 2010: R2.8 million). Profit attributable to shareholders increased to R1.3 million (February 2010:Loss of R7.9 million).The group reported a headline profit per share of 0.17cps (February 2010:Loss of 1.11cps).



Prospects

Client trading improved in the first quarter of the financial year, however trading volumes declined swiftly in November and remained low until February. A primary driver of these declines was market volatility which dropped off sharply in the second quarter. As a result trading revenue in the six months to end-February fell to R19 million from R28 million in the corresponding period a year earlier whilst EBITDA over the same periods fell to R1,8 million from R8 million. Our sales and marketing campaigns continue to drive strong client acquisition numbers and our sales trading and social investing strategies, launched in February, are already showing good results. These drove strong growth in client funds on deposit, a key driver of revenue growth, up 16% to R124 million from R106 million in August 2010.



In February higher levels of market volatility supported a marked increase in trading volumes which have again surged dramatically over the last few weeks, delivering record revenue days this financial year. Our depth of management, commitment to innovation and strategic alignment with new business initiatives in asset and wealth management, stock broking, and our partnership programme into Africa continue to see us lead the South African derivatives industry. We expect to deliver strong results for the rest of the year.
11-Mar-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the six months ended 28 February 2011, Purple Capital is expecting to declare a basic and headline profit of approximately 0.17 cents per share compared to a loss of 1.10 cents per share for the six months ended 28 February 2010.
28-Jan-2011
(Official Notice)
Purple Capital has raised R24.96 million by way of an issue of 100 000 000 ordinary shares for cash to a strategic international investor and 4 000 000 ordinary shares to another investor. The capital will primarily be invested in Purple Capital's gaming expansion strategy locally and into Africa. All ordinary shares were issued at 24 cents per share in terms of the directors` general authority to issue shares for cash under paragraph 5.52 of the JSE Listings Requirements and will be listed in accordance with the JSE Listings Requirements.

09 Dec 2010 16:18:50
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are notified that at the company's annual general meeting held on Thursday, 9 December 2010, the ordinary and special resolutions proposed were passed by the requisite majorities. The special resolution to enable the company to repurchase its own shares will be lodged with the registrar of companies in due course.
09 Nov 2010 07:58:11
(C)
Revenue declined to R59.7 million (R97 million). The loss before interest, depreciation and amortisation narrowed to R2.1 million (loss of R47.9 million), as did the net attributable loss, to R50.5 million, from a loss of R89.8 million previously. In addition, the headline loss per share was smaller, at 7.09c (loss of 13.77cps).



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Purple Capital will be held at 3rd Floor, 10 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch on Thursday, 9 December 2010 at 10h00.



Outlook

Across the various client bases confidence has returned to Purple and the deals are flowing towards Purple again. It is expected that a number of new partnerships and alliances already underway will manifest in2010/2011. Management remains convinced that the trend towards self-investing will continue and the many new product initiatives within Global Trader will serve that well. The Powerbet acquisition benefits already from the infrastructure of systems, risk management and marketing within Global Trader. The acquisition of WIP Treasury solutions provides new impetus and client reach to Corporate Finance.



The year ahead is set to be a ground breaking one for Global Trader, in the recent acquisition of Powerbet and the partnership it brings with it, www.Voltbet.com, the premier online sports betting platform in South Africa. Purple is confident of synergies that will prove to be strategically significant.



The company has staffed up its corporate finance advisory division in the last six months in order to leverage off the current corporate finance expertise already there. Purple has been actively pursuing advisory mandates over the last few months and have already secured a number of these. This division is expected to generate solid earnings in the next twelve months.
04 Nov 2010 11:35:47
(Official Notice)
The directors of Purple Capital have decided that it is an opportune time to accelerate the future amortisation of intangibles in the balance sheet now, rather than as scheduled over the next two years. This, together with the current amortisation charge and its impact on deferred tax will result in a final write down of 4.7 cents per share, resulting in a total loss of 7.09 cents per share (2009: loss of 13.7 cents per share) for the 2010 financial year. There will be no impact on the operations or cash flow of the group as a result of this adjustment. The audited annual financial results for Purple Capital will be published on Tuesday 9 November 2010.
08 Oct 2010 15:36:31
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that for the year ended 31 August 2010, Purple Capital is expecting to declare a basic and headline loss of approximately 3.0 cents per share (after amortisation of intangibles of 2.8 cents per share and interest paid of 1.3 cents per share). This compares to a loss of 13.8 cents per share for the previous financial year.



Purple Capital was cash flow positive for the year After year-end Purple Capital announced and completed the following acquisitions:

* 75% of WIP Treasury Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a treasury advisory business incorporating central treasury management, debt origination and structuring, banking transaction management and risk management; and

* 85% of Powerbet Gaming (Pty) Ltd which operates the well known sports betting site VOLTBET.COM under a bookmakers license issued by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

The audited results for the year ended 31 August 2010 are expected to be published on or about 2 November 2010.
21 Sep 2010 11:36:56
(Official Notice)
Purple Capital has entered into an agreement to acquire a significant majority stake in Powerbet Gaming (Pty) Ltd ("Powerbet") which operates the recently launched, but extensively advertised and well known sports betting website voltbet.com. Powerbet does so under a bookmakers license issued by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. The effective date of the transaction is 1 October 2010 with the transaction subject to only such regulatory and other approvals as may be required. The acquisition falls below the thresholds of category 1 and 2 transactions as defined in the JSE Listings Requirements - this is therefore a voluntary announcement, not required by the JSE Listings Requirements, and as such the purchase price and the financial effects are not required to be disclosed.
09 Sep 2010 15:23:26
(Official Notice)
Purple has reached an agreement in terms of which it will acquire 75% of the issued share capital and loan accounts in WIP Treasury Solutions (Pty) Ltd ("WTS"), an FSB registered, treasury specialist that provides comprehensive treasury management solutions, with particular focus on foreign exchange, to a variety of corporate clients. Wipcapital (Pty) Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of WIPHOLD, a group dedicated to the empowerment of black women in South Africa) was the majority shareholder in, and will retain a 25% shareholding in WTS. The deal provides Purple with a treasury advisory capability incorporating central treasury management, debt origination and structuring, banking transaction management and risk management - which cover corporate client requirements in foreign exchange, money market and related derivative and option solutions.



The management team includes specialist staff that have more than twenty years experience in the corporate and banking sector. WTS has an impressive existing client base that includes large listed and unlisted entities and a number of the local operations of multi-nationals. During the year ended 28 February 2010, approximately R50 billion of transactions were processed, including spot forex transactions, forward exchange contracts, extensions and early settlements. This acquisition is strategic for Purple.



The effective date of the transaction is 1 October 2010. The purchase consideration will be settled in cash and Purple ordinary shares (using the 30 day VWAP on the effective date) - depending on the portion of management shareholders who elect shares instead of cash. The transaction is subject to the approval and listing by the JSE Ltd, of Purple shares to be issued as part of the settlement of the purchase consideration and such other regulatory approvals as may be required.
07 Apr 2010 11:12:21
(Official Notice)
Craig Carter, an executive director of the company, has given notice of his intention to leave the employ of the company on 15 April 2010.
01 Dec 2009 15:16:07
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are notified that at the company's annual general meeting held on Tuesday, 1 December 2009, the ordinary and special resolutions proposed were passed by the requisite majorities. The special resolution to enable the company to repurchase its own shares will be lodged with CIPRO in due course.
20 Oct 2009 17:55:59
(C)
Revenue decreased from R105.7 million to R96.9 million in 2009. Loss before tax decreased to R96.8 million (2008:loss:R124.7 million). Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders decreased to R89.7 million (loss: R110.3 million). In addition, headline loss on a per share basis decreased to 13.77cps (16.52cps).



Dividends per share

No final dividend was declared for the period under review.



20 Aug 2009 17:48:27
(Official Notice)
Purple Capital focused on reducing debt through operating earnings and the disposal of non-core assets.

To that end the company:

*Disposed of its 20% investment in acsis for a cash consideration of R32 million with effect from 1 April 2009, realising a profit on cost of R15,1 million but a negative fair value adjustment of R7,5 million against carrying value. A dividend of R6,0 million was also received during the year.

*Sold its 5,3% stake in the Bond Exchange South Africa for R12,9 million, realising a profit of R5,4 million.

*Disposed of its shareholder interest in Integer for a nominal amount, resulting in a loss of R61,1 million. Integer was unable to raise funding in the capital markets and had become a severe cash drain. Purple Capital has no further funding obligations to Integer as from 15 April 2009.

*Sold its stake in Cape Empowerment Trust for R9,5 million realising a loss on cost of R12,9 million and a negative fair value adjustment of R11,1 million for this year. As a result of this sale Shaun Rai resigned as a director of Purple Capital and Mark Barnes resigned as a director of CET.

The proceeds from the above disposals, together with the funds from the rights issue in October 2008 and operating earnings, were used to reduce debt with a face value of R163,6 million at 31 August 2008 to the current face value of R13,6 Million.



Although there has been an improvement in headline earnings in 2009, shareholders are advised that Purple Capital is expecting to declare a basic loss, headline loss and net asset value per share within a 10% range of the selected unaudited disclosures
21 Jul 2009 08:34:58
(Official Notice)
Small Cap companies listed on the JSE are most often characterised by relatively low volumes traded in their shares - this impacts on the universe of potential investors in the company. Purple Capital is no exception with relatively low average daily trading volumes other than specific directors' dealings and corporate actions. A significant number of shares are held by a relatively small number of investors, including management. Mark Barnes (Executive Chairman and 23,4% shareholder in Purple Capital) has decided to make a market in Purple Capital shares from time to time to increase the liquidity of the share through significantly increased and balanced bid- offer volumes. All share dealings will be done through the market, in the normal way, in compliance with JSE Listing Requirements, specifically as they relate to the announcement of directors' dealings and limitation of trading during closed periods. The sole purpose of this initiative is to facilitate liquidity in the company's shares.
02 Jul 2009 13:50:12
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are informed of the resignation of Mr Shaun Rai as a representative of Cape Empowerment Trust Limited (CET) on the board of directors of Purple Capital with effect from 2 July 2009.
17 Jun 2009 14:59:17
(Official Notice)
Purple has continued on its stated objective of debt reduction. The following disposals are in the process of being completed with any outstanding cash flows expected to be received by mid-July:

*Acsis Ltd ("acsis") -- R32 million

*Bond Exchange of South Africa Ltd ("BESA") -- R12.85 million

*Integer (Pty) Ltd ("Integer") -- R9.39 million

*Cape Empowerment Trust Ltd ("CET") -- R9.55 million

Total expected cash flow from disposals -- R63.79 million



Update on Global Trader

Global Trader's client deposit base has more than doubled since the beginning of the financial year, signalling a strong return of investor confidence in Global Trader, its business practices, products and services. The withdrawal of significant competition and stronger local equity markets have also seen the CFD business grow over 100% during the first six months of the calendar year. Global Trader continues to lead the market through innovation, having recently launched binary options and Mini CFDs (first for the South African market place) both already posting positive returns to the bottom line. The extension of Global Trader's services to self directed full service broking has introduced traditional equity trading and education services with a full launch scheduled for July 2009.
21 Apr 2009 12:03:49
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcements dated 3 March 2009 and 6 March 2009 and the circular posted to Purple capital shareholders dated Monday, 6 April 2009, Purple capital shareholders are advised that, at the general meeting of Purple capital shareholders held at the company's business premises on 21 April 2009, all ordinary resolutions required to approve the disposal by Purple capital of its 20% interest in acsis Ltd were passed by the requisite number of shareholders.
26 Mar 2009 17:28:58
(C)
The Purple Capital Group recorded a net loss of R59.8 million for the six months to 28 February 2009, compared to a loss of R34.0 million for the same period last year and R109.5 million for financial year ended 30 August 2008. The loss in the current period arose mainly from negative mark-to-market adjustments on certain investments and funding and amortisation costs related to the Global Trader investment. Shareholder funds increased from R257.0 million to R311.1 million as a result of a rights offer completed in October 2008 where R119.9 million was raised, the majority of which was used to reduce borrowings. The group reported a headline loss of 10.35cps (loss of 16.52cps).
06 Mar 2009 15:42:03
(Official Notice)
The last six months ended 28 February 2009 has been a period of consolidation for Purple Capital with a significant effort by the executive to transform the group into a focused cash generative financial services group with considerably lower debt. To this extent the company :

* Raised R119.9 million of new capital through a fully underwritten rights offer during October 2008; and

* Recently announced the disposal of its 20% stake in acsis Ltd for R32 million, which will be effective on 1 April 2009 (subject to certain conditions precedent being met).

Highlights during the past six months:

* Global Trader, which is debt free, continues to generate strong cash flows with an estimated EBITDA of R16.7 million for the last six months;

* the company's investment of R7.5 million in The Bond Exchange of South Africa during October 2008 is expected to be sold, effective 18 May 2008, to the JSE Ltd for a consideration of R12.9 million (subject to certain conditions precedent being met); and

* the reduction of debt from R163 million at 31 August 2008 down to R73.2 million at 28 February 2009, with an anticipated further reduction down to R11.3 million by 30 June 2009 after the disposals referred to above have been effected.

Shareholders are accordingly advised that Purple Capital is expecting to declare a basic loss, headline loss and net asset value per share within a 10% range of the unaudited disclosures detailed below:

* Headline loss per share of 10.37cps

* Basic loss per share of 10.37cps

* Net asset value per share of 43.3cps
03 Mar 2009 15:06:29
(Official Notice)
Purple has agreed the principle terms to dispose of its 20% stake in acsis to Old Mutual South Africa Ltd for a cash consideration of R32 million, to be settled upon the fulfilment of all conditions precedent. The effective date of the transaction is 1 April 2009.



Rationale for the transaction

acsis has built a successful track record and provided Purple with a consistent annual fair value profit and dividends since its acquisition. The disposal of the acsis shareholding is in line with our current imperative to eliminate debt and retain interests only in financial services companies where we exercise a high level of shareholder control and oversight and are able to access operational cash flows.



Conditions precedent

The transaction is subject to approval by the Competition Authorities, the JSE Listings Requirements and such other regulatory approvals as may be required, all of which are expected to be obtained by no later than 30 June 2009, being the final date for the conclusion of the transaction.



Financial effects

The transaction does not have a significant impact on the net asset value per share, net tangible asset value per share, earnings per share and headline earnings per share of Purple.
04 Dec 2008 13:04:50
(Official Notice)
All the ordinary and special resolutions proposed were passed by the requisite majorities.The special resolutions to enable the company to repurchase its own shares and to increase the authorised share capital of the company.
05 Nov 2008 08:23:16
(C)
Revenue rose dramatically to R105.7 million (R7.3 million) and the loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation amounted to R24.1 million (profit of R50.5 million). Nevertheless, the group recorded a loss attributable to shareholders of R110.4 million (profit of R45.6 million) for the 2008 financial year. In addition, the headline loss per share improved to 16.52cps (loss of 24.11cps).



Dividend

No final dividend has been declared



Prospects

Large negative fair value adjustments are not expected to be repeated next year. Tough times stress-test strategy and management will continue to re-evaluate the appropriateness or otherwise of existing investments. The board recognises the imperative to generate and grow cash earnings going forward. Management also remains convinced that Purple has both the management experience and the access to capital necessary to partner the growth strategies of early stage, proven concept financial services businesses into the future.
30 Oct 2008 15:36:30
(Official Notice)
The board announced the appointment of Mike Wilson as financial director with effect from 1 November 2008.
27 Oct 2008 17:24:00
(Official Notice)
Purple's rights offer, in terms of which shareholders were offered 127 ordinary shares at 30cps for every 100 shares held at the record date, closed at noon on Friday, 24 October 2008. All applications for additional rights shares were allotted in full. On Monday, 27 October 2008, in respect of shares subscribed for in terms of the rights offer:

*dematerialised shareholders will have their CSDP or broker accounts updated; and

*share certificates will be posted to certificated shareholders.
10 Oct 2008 08:10:26
(Official Notice)
Purple, as part of a select group of financial institutions, participated in underwriting the Bond Exchange of South Africa Ltd ("BESA") rights issue of R80.8 million. The rights issue closed on 30 September 2008 and Purple holds 5.3% of the total number of shares in issue for an investment of R7.5 million. BESA is positioned as one of only two licensed securities exchanges in South Africa and is the preferred exchange for operating and regulating the debt securities and interest-rate derivatives markets in South Africa. Purple views the investment in BESA as securing its share in the next growth phase of BESA which is expected to yield significant returns for its shareholders.
30 Sep 2008 15:47:14
(Official Notice)
The financial year ended 31 August 2008 was difficult and disappointing for shareholders:

*it was announced on 3 April 2008 that the loss attributable to the closure of Global Trader Europe would amount to approximately R63 million;

*in line with general market declines our listed investments have been marked down significantly; and

*funding and amortisation costs were extraordinarily high over the year.

In these circumstances the board of Purple Capital regard it as appropriate to adopt a conservative approach to valuations in order to deal fully with the past and provide certainty of the base for the future. Shareholders are accordingly advised that Purple Capital is expecting to declare a basic loss, headline loss and net asset value per share within a 10% range of the unaudited disclosures detailed below:

* -37.20c -- Basic loss per share

* -17.40c -- Headline loss per share

* 81.0c -- Net asset value per share

Purple Capital, with the support of certain key shareholders and our bankers, has survived the financial disaster of last year. The rights issue positions Purple Capital to generate strong profits and cash flows in 2009, from a secure capital base. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by Purple Capital's auditors. The audited results for the year ended 31 August 2008 are expected to be published on or about 6 November 2008.
18 Sep 2008 11:13:21
(Official Notice)
Following the announcement dated 22 August 2008 detailing a rights offer to shareholders of 127 ordinary shares for every 100 shares held at a subscription price of 30 cents per share, the board of directors are pleased to announce that all necessary approvals have been obtained and that the rights offer will proceed as detailed in that announcement. Summary of important dates for the rights offer:

*Last day to trade in order to qualify to participate in the rights offer (cum entitlement) on Friday, 26 September 2008

*Record date for the rights offer at the close of business on Friday, 3 October 2008

*Rights offer opens at 09:00 on Monday, 6 October 2008

*Last day for trading in letters of allocation on JSE on Friday, 17 October 2008

*Rights offer closes at 12:00 on Friday, 24 October 2008
22 Aug 2008 07:25:20
(Official Notice)
The board of Purple has resolved to raise approximately R120 million of new equity through a fully underwritten rights offer at 30 cents per ordinary share.
29 Jul 2008 17:53:06
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement of 10 July 2008, wherein shareholders were advised that they would be offered 38 convertible redeemable debentures of R1.00 each for every 100 shares held at the record date. Following the announcement, certain significant shareholders have made a commitment to subscribe for ordinary shares in the company at 50cps, in preference to the convertible debentures. In response, the board has resolved that, for every 100 shares held at the record date, shareholders will be granted the right to subscribe for: both

*38 convertible debentures of R1.00 each on the terms set out in the announcement of 10 July 2008; and

*76 ordinary shares in the company at a subscription price of 50cps

Separate letters of allocation will be listed in respect of the convertible debenture and ordinary share rights. Excess shares or debentures may be applied for. A circular to shareholders containing full details of the rights offer will be posted to shareholders on or about 22 September 2008.
21 Jul 2008 13:09:38
(Media Comment)
Purple's chairman, Mark Barnes, is still upbeat about the firm's prospects and said in The Sunday Times Business Times that despite global financial difficulties, it is a time for growth. It also upsets Barnes that the troubles with Global Trader have overshadowed Purple's other investments that are performing well. Barnes has launched a R120 million rights issue of convertible debentures and hopes that investors will be forthcoming as "we've still got opportunities. But first we want to de-gear the company completely". Purple is presently trying to build up its treasury business and develop a corporate finance capability.
10 Jul 2008 11:40:56
(Official Notice)
R120 million will be raised by way of a rights offer of convertible redeemable debentures to shareholders of Purple, which will be listed on the JSE. The issue of the convertible debentures has been fully underwritten by Investec Bank Ltd. A further announcement setting out salient dates relating to the rights offer will be published in due course.
29 May 2008 17:22:02
(Official Notice)
Purple has been advised that the Barrister has ruled that no Escrow funds be retained pursuant to the claim against the Vendors. This ruling has been based on a technical decision that the notification of claim of 26 February 2008 was procedurally flawed. . The directors of Purple will consider what further steps may be taken against the Vendors to recoup losses incurred.
08 May 2008 17:17:52
(C)
Revenue amounted to R64 million. EBITDA declined dramatically to R1.2 million (R12.4 million) and a loss for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of R34 million (profit of R10.1 million) was recorded. In addition, a headline loss per share of 5.74cps (profit of 5.73cps) was reported.



Prospects

The future is about focus. Purple has sold its interests in Blackstar, Athema and Bridge Capital and the anticipated launch of a small private equity fund has been put on hold for the time being. By the end of the financial year Purple expects to have expanded its treasury operation to include debt origination, money and capital market advice and strategy implementation and a foreign exchange advisory capability. These operations will be housed adjacent to the Global Trader dealing room so as to benefit from shared systems and a live market environment. Purple is building on its own corporate finance advisory ability, having already secured a number of mandates. The group's full attention going forward will be financial services, developing or acquiring businesses where Purple can marry mainstream institutional capital with entrepreneurs and bring the group's experience to bear - a case could even be made for some consolidation amongst smaller players in the industry.
24 Apr 2008 08:11:37
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Purple fell heavily on Thursday, 24 April 2008, after a report that the administrator of its European spread-trading unit was investigating whether any improper trading took place before a collapse in February. Purple sunk as much as 17% before closing 4.76% down, at R0.80.
03 Apr 2008 13:30:33
(Official Notice)
The purpose of this announcement is to reassure shareholders that the potential loss of the entire Global Trader Europe (GTE) operations has:

* not had a significant impact on Global Trader?s South African business; and

* had absolutely no effect on the remaining operations of Purple Capital.



The GTE operations are independently held in a limited liability company, hence the remainder of the Global Trader and Purple Capital groups are unaffected economically or legally by the circumstances of GTE. As a result of the demise of the GTE business, Purple Capital will be required to write down the carrying value of its investment in the Global Trader Group from R315 million to R252 million (based on the estimate that GTE comprised 20% of the Global Trader Group earnings), translating into an income statement (non-cash flow) loss of R63 million. The Purple Capital Group has no further exposure to the GTE situation and expects no other losses to arise. In anticipation of the loss of the GTE business, Purple Capital has initiated claims against the vendors, including a claim against the escrow retained out of the purchase price, which currently stands at R52 million - if this claim is successful the net loss would decrease to R11 million.



Shareholders are urged to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s shares until further information is furnished relating to our claims against the vendors and the results of the administrators meeting with clients of GTE which should be complete by no later than 7 May 2008, when our interim results are expected to be published.
19 Mar 2008 16:59:30
(Official Notice)
In an earlier cautionary announcement dated 15 February 2008 shareholders were informed that Global Trader Europe ("GTE"), the owner of the European and Asian operations of the Global Trader Group, had applied to be managed under administration as a result of a regulatory capital deficit. GTE was placed into administration on 15 February 2008 following an application to the court by the directors of GTE. Shareholders are advised that the administrators:

*have been able to confirm what moneys were actually contained in the segregated accounts, and that those moneys agree to GTE's records of the sums which were due to each client who was treated as segregated;

*are finalising the amounts recoverable from prime brokers due to non- segregated clients;

*are completing their assessment of the likely recovery of substantial amounts due to GTE (certain of which amounts are secured by collateral);

*are in discussion with parties interested in purchasing part of the business of GTE.



Purple's accounting loss, should GTE be wound up rather than sold, will be limited to the proportion of the total purchase price attributed to GTE which, based on the estimated proportionate earnings will be approximately 20% of the purchase price, or approximately R63 million. Purple has initiated claims against the vendors for an amount substantially in excess of, but including the balance in the escrow account. However, this process may be lengthy and the outcome is uncertain.



Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's shares until final details of GTE's restructuring are certain, at which time a detailed announcement will be made.
18 Feb 2008 07:31:12
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that Purple's share price fell dived 23% on Friday, 15 February 2008, to close at R1.12, after the company said that it had asked British authorities to place the UK unit of its subsidiary, Global Trader, under administration after losses by a client caused a shortfall of regulatory capital. Chairman Mark Barnes said that Purple was exploring ways to recapitalise Global Trader Europe, and that this might include the introduction of an equity partner. Barnes said that Global Trader SA, which makes up 80% of Global Trader's business, was unaffected.
15 Feb 2008 10:05:17
(Official Notice)
Global Trader Europe Ltd (GTE) is held independently as the owner of the international operations of the Global Trader group. A regulatory capital deficit has arisen in GTE as a result of a client margin call default. Under these circumstances GTE applied, at the close of business on Wednesday, 13 February 2008, to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom for a Variation of Permission - the official method by which companies change the terms of their authorisation, limiting principal activities to closing existing trades.



Purple Capital, together with the board and management of GTE, continues to evaluate alternatives for the re-capitalisation of GTE, including the possible introduction of an international equity partner. However, to ensure that the various alternatives can be evaluated within an orderly operational structure and regulated financial exposure, GTE will today apply, with the permission of the FSA, to be managed under Administration. Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s shares until final details of GTE`s restructuring are certain, at which time a detailed announcement will be made.
10 Jul 2006 14:31:00
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 23 May 2006, the company continues to be involved in discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares. Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's shares until a detailed announcement is made.
23 May 2006 16:09:00
(Official Notice)
The company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares.
19 Apr 2006 17:28:34
(C)
The company's operations have produced a net operating loss of R2.8 million (loss of R663 000) for the six months ended February 2006 before taking into account the charge of R1.5 million (required in terms of IFRS 2) for the option component of the DENOSA BEE transaction completed in September 2005. The headline loss per share decreased to 0.88c from 1.26c recorded in the previous year. As at 28 February 06 the balance of shareholders' funds was R51.3 million and the company had cash on hand of R23.1 million.



Outlook

As ownership, strategic leadership and executive management continue to transform at an increasing rate in South Africa, the management are all the more convinced that its strategic mandate "...to build an independent South African financial services group in partnership with black business leaders", is valid. A number of alternative alliances, structures and acquisitions are being evaluated and progressed towards bringing the components of the strategy together.
03 Feb 2006 16:23:17
(Official Notice)
A total of 24.4 million shares, being 16.8 % of the issued ordinary share capital of Purple would be purchased by new strategic investors from several shareholders who were involved with the company while it was operating as Avasa Holdings Ltd (including a non-executive director of Purple Capital, Julian Treger), who have agreed to sell their shares. Julian Treger would continue to serve as a non-executive director of the company. Mark Barnes increased his investment to 31.0% whilst Julian Treger's shareholding reduced to 3.2% in the company's ordinary share capital. Amongst the new investors is Dennis Alter, chairman and major shareholder of Advanta Corporation, a speciality finance company. Dennis Alter agreed to join the board of directors of Purple as a non-executive director. Ronnie Lubner, chairman of the PG Group in South Africa and Chairman of the international Belron Group has also agreed to join the board of Purple Capital as a non-executive director.
30 Jan 2006 17:11:00
(Official Notice)
Purple announced on 30 January 2006 that Blackstar had raised GBP35 million for investment in Black Economic Empowerment transactions in South Africa. Blackstar Managers SA would manage the investments of Blackstar, and Purple would receive 49.9% of the carried interest received by Blackstar Managers on the first GBP5 million of equity invested by Blackstar and 30% of the carried interest received by Blackstar Managers on the subsequent GBP30 million of equity invested by Blackstar. Blackstar Managers would announce further details in due course.





08 Dec 2005 12:45:01
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are notified that at the company's annual general meeting held on Thursday, 8 December 2005, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed were duly passed. The special resolution to enable the company to repurchase its own shares will be lodged with the Registrar of Companies in due course.
07 Nov 2005 17:04:30
(Official Notice)
In the announcement of Purple's results for the year ended 31 August 2005, shareholders were notified of Andrew Bonamour's intended resignation as an executive director of Purple in order to take up the position as CEO at Blackstar Managers (Pty) Ltd, in which Purple has a 49.9% interest. In this regard, shareholders are advised that Andrew Bonamour has now resigned.
01 Nov 2005 18:10:57
(C)
The loss for the year has been reduced to R1.083 million (R20.295 million) and shareholders' funds have increased from R7.9 million in 2004 to R51.0 million in 2005. Headline loss per share decreased to 0.11c (3.49c loss). The Company currently has approximately R26.5 million in cash on hand (including post-balance sheet receipts of R8.6 million) compared to being in a net borrowed position in the prior year. No dividends was declared.



Prospects :

The company intends to strengthen the team at Purple Capital at both an executive and non-executive level. It is in discussions with a number of people and teams in financial services - particularly debt structured products and treasury. The group's associate investments, Bridge Capital and acsis, are both performing well and growth prospects are good. Next year the company will account for a full year's earnings from its associates whereas only five months were brought in at 31 August 2005. The company's relationships with Umnombo and DENOSA have already formed a platform for significant deal flow and although no significant deals have yet been brought to book, it is believed that the alliance will prove to be a source of deal flow and influence for the group.
26 Oct 2005 17:34:45
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcement dated 12 October 2005, and are advised that the company is no longer in discussions which require caution to be exercised by shareholders when dealing in the companys shares.
12 Oct 2005 07:56:58
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 31 August 2005, shareholders are advised that the company is still in discussions which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company's shares.
03 Oct 2005 11:46:28
(Permanent)
Purple had a 1 for 10 share consolidation on 03 October 2005, historical figures have been adjusted.
15 Sep 2005 16:32:29
(Official Notice)
At a general meeting of shareholders held today, the ordinary and special resolutions required to give effect to the BEE transactions and the share consolidation were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders.



Shareholders are reminded of the following salient dates and times pertaining to the share consolidation:

*Last day to trade for the share consolidation on Friday, 30 September

*New capital structure listed. Entitled to trade in the new shares under the new ISIN of ZAE000071411 on Monday, 3 October

*Record date for the share consolidation on Friday, 7 October

*Operative date of share consolidation on Monday, 10 October

*New shares issued on Monday, 10 October
31 Aug 2005 16:56:20
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company`s shares. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the companys shares until a detailed announcement is made.
24 Aug 2005 10:28:28
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements dated 10 June 2005 and 22 June 2005, regarding the introduction of Black Economic Empowerment shareholders into Purple Capital and the proposed share consolidation on a 1 for 10 basis and should note the following :



*Circular distributed to shareholders on 24 August

*General meeting of Purple Capital shareholders 15 September

*Last day to trade for the share consolidation on 30 September

*Operative date of the share consolidation on 10 October

*New shares issued on 10 October

The above dates and times are subject to amendment.
22 Jun 2005 16:50:20
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the JSE and FTSE have approved the transfer of the company`s listing from the Venture Capital Market to the `Financials - Investment Entities` sector of the Main Board of the JSE with effect from the commencement of trading on Monday, 4 July 2005. It is further proposed to consolidate Purple Capital`s share capital on a 1 for 10 basis. Details of the proposed share consolidation will be incorporated into a circular which will be mailed to Purple Capital shareholders in due course.
10 Jun 2005 16:41:56
(Official Notice)
19-Nov-2014
(X)
Purple is a financial services company listed on the "Financials - General Financial" sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Purple Capital has subsidiaries that operate in derivatives trading and asset management.


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