Notice in terms of Section 45(5) of The Companies Act of 2008 as amended
The Bidvest Group Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1946/021180/06)
Share code: BVT
("Bidvest" or “the Company”)
NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 45(5) OF THE COMPANIES ACT OF 2008 AS AMENDED
Shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting of Bidvest held on 27 November 2017,
shareholders approved and passed a special resolution in terms of Section 45 of the Companies act
of 2008, as amended (“the Act”) authorising the Company to provide financial assistance to among
others, related or inter-related companies or corporations of the Company.
Section 45(5) of the Act requires a company to provide written notice to shareholders of the
adoption of a board resolution to provide financial assistance, if the value and/or obligations of the
financial assistance so contemplated together with any previous such resolutions during the financial
year, exceeds one-tenth of 1% of the company’s net worth at the time of the resolution.
In order to give effect to the treasury requirements of the Bidvest group from time to time,
guarantees and suretyships are issued to third parties for finance and other facilities granted by
those third parties to group subsidiary companies.
Accordingly, the Bidvest board has adopted a resolution authorising the Company to provide direct
or indirect financial assistance pursuant to the Suretyship signed with ABSA Bank Limited for the
provision of general banking facilities to certain group subsidiary companies to the maximum value
of R2 197 104 079.
The board has confirmed that, after considering the reasonable foreseeable financial circumstances
of the Company, it is satisfied that, immediately after providing such financial assistance, the
Company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity test, as contemplated in terms of Section 4 of the
Act and that the terms under which such financial assistance was given were fair and reasonable to
Date: 9 February 2018
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