GROUP FIVE LIMITED - Unaudited interim group results for the six months ended 31 December 2017

Release Date: 12/04/2018 08:00
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Unaudited interim group results for the six months ended 31 December 2017

GROUP FIVE LIMITED
(Registration number 1969/000032/06)
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Share code: GRF ISIN code: ZAE000027405
("Group Five" or "the company" or "the group")

UNAUDITED INTERIM GROUP RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

REVENUE
December 2017: R4,9 billion
December 2016#: R5,8 billion

TOTAL ORDER BOOK^
December 2017: R13,4 billion
June 2017: R14,6 billion

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
December 2017: R1,7 billion
June 2016: R2,3 billion

EARNINGS PER SHARE
December 2017: 773 cents loss
December 2016: 302 cents loss

OPERATING LOSS
December 2017: R775 million
December 2016#: R339 million

NET ASSET VALUE*
December 2017: R18,05
June 2017: R24,82

FULLY DILUTED HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE
December 2017: 781 cents loss
December 2016: 309 cents loss

DIVIDENDS PER SHARE
December 2017: Nil
December 2016: 14 cents

^ Total order book is the sum of the group Contracting order book and Operations and Maintenance order book.
* Net asset value relates to that attributable to equity holders of the parent.
# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result of the sale of a division within the
  manufacturing cluster.

Condensed consolidated income statement
for the six months ended 31 December 2017

                                                                                        Unaudited            Audited
                                                                                    six months ended      year ended
                                                                                       31 December           30 June

(R'000)                                                                            2017          2016#          2017#

Revenue - continuing operations                                               4 980 587     5 825 287     10 759 088

Operating loss before fair value adjustments                                   (774 989)     (414 441)      (752 114)
Fair value adjustment relating to investment in service concessions*                  -        74 979         98 156

Operating loss                                                                 (774 989)     (339 462)      (653 958)
Share of equity accounted profits                                                60 245        17 607         41 853
Finance costs                                                                   (37 102)      (29 166)       (64 565)
Finance income                                                                   19 402        31 125         56 184

Loss before taxation                                                           (732 444)     (319 896)      (620 486)
Taxation                                                                        (28 416)       49 406       (153 090)

Loss for the period from continuing operations                                 (760 860)     (270 490)      (773 576)
Profit/(loss) for the period from discontinued operations                         1 243        (2 405)           931

Loss for the period                                                            (759 617)     (272 895)      (772 645)
Allocated as follows:
Equity shareholders of Group Five Limited                                      (785 155)     (305 747)      (840 046)
Non-controlling interest                                                         25 538        32 852         67 401
                                                                               (759 617)     (272 895)      (772 645)
Earnings per share - R                                                            (7,73)        (3,02)         (8,29)
Fully diluted earnings per share - R                                              (7,73)        (3,02)         (8,29)
Earnings per share from continuing operations - R                                 (7,74)        (3,00)         (8,30)
Fully diluted earnings per share from continuing operations - R                   (7,74)        (2,99)         (8,30)

# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result
  of the sale of a division within the manufacturing cluster.
* Fair value adjustment relating to service concession accounted for in the share of equity accounted profits
  (R39,7 million) as a result of prior year disposal reducing share to investment in joint venture.


Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income
for the six months ended 31 December 2017

                                                                                      Unaudited            Audited
                                                                                  six months ended      year ended
                                                                                     31 December           30 June

(R'000)                                                                           2017          2016#         2017#

Loss for the period                                                           (759 617)     (272 895)     (772 645)

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period net of tax
Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss
Exchange differences on translating foreign operations                          88 160      (109 029)     (111 244)
Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss
Re-measurement of pension fund                                                       -             -       (32 477)
Tax on re-measurement of pension fund                                                -             -         9 094

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period                                88 160      (109 029)     (134 627)

Total comprehensive loss for the period                                       (671 457)     (381 924)     (907 272)

Other comprehensive loss attributable to:
Equity shareholders of Group Five Limited                                     (696 995)     (414 776)     (974 673)
Non-controlling interest                                                        25 538        32 852        67 401

Total comprehensive loss for the period                                       (671 457)     (381 924)     (907 272)

# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result
  of the sale of a division within the manufacturing cluster.

Determination of headline earnings
for the six months ended 31 December 2017

                                                                                      Unaudited            Audited
                                                                                  six months ended      year ended
                                                                                     31 December           30 June

(R'000)                                                                           2017          2016#         2017#

Attributable loss                                                             (785 155)     (305 747)     (840 046)
Adjusted for (net of tax)                                                       (8 646)       (8 046)      (24 849)

- Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment                           (6 517)       (1 815)       (7 847)
- Impairment of investment in associate and joint venture                            -             -           894
- Net profit on shareholding changes in investment in associate                      -             -          (443)
- Fair value adjustment on investment property held by associate
  company included in equity profit                                             (2 129)       (6 231)      (17 453)

Headline loss                                                                 (793 801)     (313 793)     (864 895)


Condensed consolidated statement of financial position
as at 31 December 2017
                                                                                    Unaudited           Audited
                                                                                six months ended     year ended
                                                                                   31 December          30 June

(R'000)                                                                           2017        2016         2017

ASSETS
Non-current assets

Property, plant and equipment and investment property                        1 100 043   1 111 512    1 130 103
Equity accounted investments                                                   924 673     277 303      928 659

Equity accounted investments other                                             303 064     277 303      309 550
Equity accounted investments - service concession                              621 609           -      619 109

Investments - service concessions                                               48 137      81 138       48 136
Other non-current assets                                                       348 975     425 299      297 149
                                                                             2 421 828   1 895 252    2 404 047
Current assets

Inventories                                                                    314 563     251 544      262 460
Contracts in progress                                                          557 597     443 338      472 934
Trade and other receivables                                                  1 867 227   2 759 383    2 194 793
Other current assets                                                                 -           -           11
Bank balances and cash                                                       1 706 796   2 794 768    2 265 401
Assets held for sale through restructuring                                           -   1 126 773            -
                                                                             4 446 183   7 375 806    5 195 599
Non-current assets classified as held for sale                                  53 495           -            -

Total assets                                                                 6 921 506   9 271 058    7 599 646

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Capital and reserves

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent                          1 833 964   3 117 515    2 521 571
Non-controlling interest                                                        59 497      95 330       70 133
                                                                             1 893 461   3 212 845    2 591 704
Non-current liabilities

Interest-bearing borrowings                                                    296 577     175 499      256 923
Other non-current liabilities                                                  293 853     160 440      273 265
                                                                               590 430     335 939      530 188
Current liabilities

Excess billings over work done                                                 595 394   1 270 003      724 814
Current portion of interest-bearing borrowings                                 353 721     574 976      343 145
Short term borrowings                                                                -      52 723            -
Other current liabilities                                                    3 467 374   3 824 572    3 409 795
                                                                             4 416 489   5 722 274    4 477 754
Liabilities associated with non-current assets classified as held for sale      21 126           -            -

Total liabilities                                                            5 028 045   6 058 213    5 007 942

Total equity and liabilities                                                 6 921 506   9 271 058    7 599 646


Condensed consolidated statement of cash flow
for the six months ended 31 December 2017
                                                                                        Unaudited             Audited
                                                                                    six months ended       year ended
                                                                                       31 December            30 June

(R'000)                                                                            2017           2016#          2017#

Cash flow from operating activities
Cash from operations before working capital changes                            (154 053)      (166 295)      (172 453)
Working capital changes                                                        (345 055)       (10 660)      (640 742)

Cash utilised in operations                                                    (499 108)      (176 955)      (813 195)
Finance (costs)/income - net                                                    (10 897)         1 959         (3 321)
Taxation and dividends paid                                                     (42 559)      (119 390)      (193 735)
Cash generated by operating activities (discontinued operations)                 24 871            358          3 239

Net cash utilised in operating activities                                      (527 693)      (294 028)    (1 007 012)

Property, plant and equipment and investment property - net                      23 498        (62 647)       (91 215)
Investments - net                                                                23 788         66 947        622 163
Cash utilised from investing activities (discontinued operations)                     -            (46)        (1 020)

Net cash generated by investing activities                                       47 286          4 254        529 928

Net cash utilised in financing activities (continued operations)                (65 527)       (28 251)      (384 377)
Net cash utilised in financing activities (discontinued operations)             (25 000)             -              -

Net cash utilised in financing activities                                       (90 527)       (28 251)      (384 377)

Effects of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents                           16 017       (142 440)      (128 371)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                      (554 917)      (460 465)      (989 832)

Cash equivalents at beginning of period                                       2 265 401      3 255 233      3 255 233

Cash equivalents at end of period                                             1 710 484      2 794 768      2 265 401

- Included in cash and cash equivalents per the statement
  of financial position                                                       1 706 796      2 792 857      2 261 583
- Included in non-current assets classified as held for sale                      3 688          1 911          3 818
                                                                              1 710 484      2 794 768      2 265 401

# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result
  of the sale of a division within manufacturing cluster.

Capital expenditure and depreciation
for the six months ended 31 December 2017
                                                                                      Unaudited              Audited
                                                                                   six months ended       year ended
                                                                                     31 December             30 June

(R'000)                                                                           2017           2016           2017

- Capital expenditure for the period                                            32 506         87 095        163 915
- Capital expenditure committed or authorised for the next period               50 884        162 602        133 530
- Depreciation for the period                                                   77 172         74 241        156 461


Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity
for the six months ended 31 December 2017
                                                                                              Foreign
                                                                                             currency                          Non-
                                                                                Stated    translation       Retained    controlling
(R'000)                                                                        Capital        reserve       earnings       interest        Total

Balance at 30 June 2016                                                      1 197 494        478 841      1 869 655         86 740    3 632 730

Net loss for the period                                                              -              -       (305 747)        32 852     (272 895)
Other comprehensive loss for the period                                              -       (109 029)             -              -     (109 029)
Share-based payment expense                                                     16 691              -              -              -       16 691
Distribution to non-controlling interests                                            -              -              -        (24 262)     (24 262)
Dividends paid                                                                       -              -        (30 390)             -      (30 390)

Balance at 31 December 2016                                                  1 214 185        369 812      1 533 518         95 330    3 212 845

Net loss for the period                                                              -              -       (557 682)        34 555     (523 127)
Other comprehensive loss for the period                                              -         (2 215)             -              -       (2 215)
Share-based payment credit                                                     (21 821)             -              -              -      (21 821)
Distribution to non-controlling interests                                            -              -              -        (59 752)     (59 752)
Dividends paid                                                                       -              -        (14 226)             -      (14 226)

Balance at 30 June 2017                                                      1 192 364        367 597        961 610         70 133    2 591 704

Net loss for the period                                                              -              -       (785 155)        25 538     (759 617)
Other comprehensive loss for the period                                              -         88 160              -              -       88 160
Share-based payment expense                                                      9 388              -              -              -        9 388
Distribution to non-controlling interests                                            -              -              -        (36 174)     (36 174)

Balance at 31 December 2017                                                  1 201 752        455 757        176 455         59 497    1 893 461


Condensed consolidated segmental analysis
for the six months ended 31 December 2017
                                                                                                                              Unaudited              Audited
                                                                                                                          six months ended        year ended
                                                                                                                            31 December              30 June
                                                                                                       %
(R'000)                                                                                           change              2017              2016#^         2017#^

REVENUE
Construction                                                                                       (11.6)        3 101 184          3 509 737      6 623 605

 South Africa                                                                                      (10.0)        2 821 863          3 136 742      6 099 570
 Rest of Africa                                                                                    (25.1)          279 321            372 995        524 035

Engineer, Procure and Construct                                                                    (35.4)          825 821          1 277 588      2 185 155
Investments & Concessions                                                                            7.0           604 090            564 468      1 049 234
Manufacturing                                                                                       12.0           593 452            529 987      1 052 802

Total                                                                                              (12.9)        5 124 547          5 881 780     10 910 796

Joint arrangements equity accounted and joint arrangements wholly consolidated                                    (143 960)           (56 493)      (151 708)

Revenue from continuing operations per income statement                                            (14.5)        4 980 587          5 825 287     10 759 088

                                                                                        %              %
(R'000)                                                                            margin         change

OPERATING (LOSS)/PROFIT
Construction                                                                         (6.7)          62.0          (207 937)          (547 295)      (831 241)

 South Africa                                                                        (5.6)          69.2          (156 946)          (509 450)      (743 658)
 Rest of Africa                                                                     (18.3)         (34.7)          (50 991)           (37 845)       (87 583)

Engineer, Procure and Construct                                                     (81.3)             -          (671 702)            29 518        (71 179)
Investments & Concessions                                                            19.5          (19.1)          117 682            145 485        173 772
Manufacturing                                                                         5.8          (10.4)           34 702             38 734         69 204

Total core operating loss including fair value adjustment                           (14.2)        (118.0)         (727 255)          (333 558)      (659 444)

Adjustments for non-operational transactions
Joint arrangements equity accounted and joint arrangements wholly consolidated                                      (8 602)            (6 463)       (19 923)
Pension fund surplus                                                                                                     -                  -         24 343
Re-measurement of employment obligation                                                                                616                559          1 692
Net profit on increase in shareholding and disposal of investment in associate                                           -                  -            615
Impairment of investment in associate and joint venture                                                                  -                  -         (1 241)

Operating loss per income statement including fair value adjustment                                               (735 241)          (339 462)      (653 958)

Share of equity accounted profits*                                                                                  20 497             17 607         41 853
Net finance (costs)/income                                                                                         (17 700)             1 959         (8 381)

Loss before taxation per income statement                                                                         (732 444)          (319 896)      (620 486)

# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result of the sale of a division
  within the manufacturing cluster.
* This excludes fair value adjustment of R39,7 million relating to investment in service concessions.
^ Restated due to change in operating structure of the entity in the 2018 financial year.

Statistics
as at 31 December 2017
                                                                                                Unaudited                        Audited
                                                                                             six months ended                 year ended
                                                                                               31 December                       30 June

(R'000)                                                                                  2017                  2016                 2017

Number of ordinary shares                                                         101 594 103           101 292 111          101 594 103

- Shares in issue                                                                 112 258 283           112 258 283          112 258 283
- Less: shares held by share trusts                                               (10 664 180)          (10 966 172)         (10 664 180)

Weighted average number of shares ('000s)                                             101 594               101 274              101 340
Fully diluted weighted average number of shares ('000s)                               101 594               101 393              101 340
EPS - R                                                                                 (7,73)                (3,02)               (8,29)
HEPS - R                                                                                (7,81)                (3,10)               (8,53)
Fully diluted EPS - R                                                                   (7,73)                (3,02)               (8,29)
Fully diluted HEPS - R                                                                  (7,81)                (3,09)               (8,53)
EPS - R - Continuing operations                                                         (7,74)                (3,02)               (8,29)
HEPS - R - Continuing operations                                                        (7,83)                (3,10)               (8,53)
Fully diluted EPS - R - Continuing operations                                           (7,74)                (3,02)               (8,29)
Fully diluted HEPS - R - Continuing operations                                          (7,83)                (3,09)               (8,53)
Dividend cover (based on earnings per share)                                                -                   4,0                  4,0
Dividends per share (cents)                                                                 -                  14,0                 14,0

- Interim                                                                                   -                  14,0                 14,0
- Final                                                                                     -                     -                    -

Net asset value per share - R*                                                          18,05                 30,78                24,82
                                                                                          Net                   Net                  Net
Net debt to equity ratio                                                             ungeared              ungeared             ungeared
Current ratio                                                                            1,01                   1,3                 1,16

EPS: Earnings per share.
HEPS: Headline earnings per share.
* Net asset value relates to that attributable to equity holders of the parent.


Commentary

INTRODUCTION
As indicated to the market in the Group's trading updates, its performance for the first six months of F2018 was materially below expectations. The main
reasons for this underperformance against expectations are summarised below:

Impact on operating loss

Kpone Contract:                                                                      -R649
Loss on contract, which impacted the EPC cluster's results                         million

Unmaterialised unsecured work:
Due to lack of contract awards and contracts not pursued following                    -R40
closure and rationalisation of Construction businesses                             million

Unsecured work materialising later than plan:
Impacting Construction's results both in South Africa and the rest of                 -R20
Africa                                                                             million

Contract losses and contracts behind plan, net of contracts generating
profits ahead of plan:                                                                -R35
Impacting both the Construction and the EPC clusters' results                      million

Retrenchment costs:
Retrenchment process implemented mainly in the Construction South                     -R63
Africa segment and the corporate office                                            million

The Group's Manufacturing cluster delivered a pleasing performance in a tough trading environment.

Investments & Concessions delivered solid results on the back of a good performance by the European operations.

As guided with the release of the F2017 results, effective from 1 July 2017, the Group was restructured into four clusters, namely Construction, Engineer,
Procure & Construct (EPC), Investments & Concessions and Manufacturing. The Construction cluster operates through the two geographic segments of
Construction: South Africa and Construction: Rest of Africa.

In addition, certain comparative figures have been restated for the application of IFRS 5 Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations, as a
result of the disposal of Group Five Pipe within the Manufacturing cluster.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Headline earnings per share (HEPS) weakened from a loss of 310 cents per share in H1 F2017 to a loss of 781 cents in H1 F2018, with fully diluted HEPS
weakening from a loss of 309 cents per share in H1 F2017 to a loss of 781 cents per share. Earnings per share (EPS) and fully diluted EPS (FDEPS) weakened
from a loss of 302 cents per share in H1 F2017 to a loss of 773 cents per share in the current period.

The difference between earnings and headline earnings in this period was mainly as a result of a profit on the fair value adjustment of an investment property
held by an associate company and profits on disposal of property, plant and equipment.

Group revenue decreased by 14.5% from R5,8 billion to R4,9 billion, mainly as a result of a 35.4% decrease in revenue from the EPC cluster and a 12.0%
decrease in revenue from the Construction cluster. Revenue from both Construction segments traded lower than the prior comparable period. The
Manufacturing cluster grew its revenue by 12.0% and the Investments & Concessions cluster's revenue increased by 7.0% compared to H1 F2017.

The Group's core* operating loss is reported at R727,3 million (H1 F2017: loss of R333,6 million). As disclosed earlier in this review, the current period's
performance was materially impacted by losses of R649 million recognised on the Kpone contract reported in the EPC cluster. This is discussed later.

Included in the core* operating loss reported in the prior period is an amount of R152,7 million. This is the net present value charge related to the recognition
of the Group's financial socio-economic contribution of R255 million in terms of the Voluntary Rebuild Programme ("VRP") agreement reached with the
government, as well as a R244 million charge following the commercial close out of the New Multi Product Pipeline (NMPP) contracts.

Fair value gains on service concessions of R39,7 million (H1 F2017: R74,9 million) are also included in the core operating loss. As a result of the reduced fair
value gains, the Investments & Concessions core operating profit decreased by 19.1%. Profit from the underlying operations of Investment & Concessions
cluster increased by 10.6%. The Manufacturing core operating profit decreased by 10.4%. The Construction cluster reported a core operating loss of R207,9
million and the EPC cluster reported a core operating loss of R671,7 million. The Group's overall core operating margin decreased from -5.7% in the prior
comparable period to -14.2%. The Group's total operating margin decreased to -15.6% (H1 F2017: -5.8%).

Group net finance costs of R17,7 million were recorded (H1 F2017 net finance income of R1,9 million). An additional R7,4 million of net finance costs were
incurred when compared to the net finance costs of R10,3 million reported in H2 F2017, mainly due to a decrease in cash balances on hand.

The effective tax rate of 4% against a loss before tax (H1 F2017 tax rate: 16%, which was a credit to income) was impacted by the taxation treatment of Kpone
contract losses, as well as a conservative approach adopted in terms of raising of deferred taxation assets. In the prior reporting period, the taxation charge
was impacted by the taxation treatment adopted when recording the charge in terms of the Voluntary Rebuild Programme agreement.

* Refer to the operational review for a definition of core margins.

FINANCIAL POSITION

The Group's statement of financial position reflects a net gearing ratio of zero and a bank and cash balance of R1,7 billion as at 31 December 2017 (F2017:
R2,3 billion and H1 F2017: R2,8 billion). At period end the Group reported R595,4 million (F2017: R724,8 million) in excess billings over work performed and
R277,7 million (F2017: R442,4 million) in advance payments received.

CASH FLOW

The Group absorbed R154,1 million (H1 F2017: R166,2 million) cash from operations before a working capital absorption of R345,1 million (H1 F2016: 
R10,6 million). This resulted in a net cash outflow from operating activities of R527,7 million (H1 F2017: R294,0 million) after settlement of taxation liabilities of 
R42,6 million (H1 F2017: R89,0 million) and dividends paid to shareholders of nil (H1 F2017: R30,4 million).

A net cash inflow of R23,5 million (H1 F2017: R62,7 million outflow) in plant and equipment, net borrowings repaid of R65,5 million (H1 F2017: net R28,3
million) and net proceeds on investments of R23,8 million (H1 F2017: R66,9 million) was realised. The appreciation of the South African Rand against foreign
currencies, especially the US Dollar, resulted in a R16,0 million inflow (H1 F2017: R142,4 million outflow) in the South African Rand equivalent of foreign cash
balances.

This resulted in a net outflow of R554,9 million (H1 F2017: R460,4 million) and closing bank and cash on hand at the end of the period of R1,7 billion (H1
F2017: R2,8 billion and F2017: R2,3 billion).

Although still cash positive, the Group has experienced a reduction in its available free cash at period end. As outlined in the SENS announcement of 1 March
2018, this was mainly due to
- the additional cost to completion incurred and estimated to be incurred on the Kpone power contract in Ghana
- a decreasing order book in the Construction South Africa operations which resulted in the unwind of the businesses' working capital
- the further rationalisation of overheads in the Construction businesses and the corporate office

The Group has been able to contribute positively to the free cash on hand in the period through the recovery of long-outstanding debtors, conversion of
non-current assets and other cash-enhancing initiatives.

These cash recoveries and initiatives are expected to provide an enhancement to the Group's cash position over an 18-month period, with some initiatives
already converting into free cash in Q2 F2018. However, as previously advised, the Group was establishing short-term bridging funding to address the
mismatch between the timing of the expected cash recoveries from these initiatives and its short-term funding requirements. On 29th March 2018 the Group
advised that it has signed and executed a term sheet with a funding consortium which sets out the terms and conditions on which the funding consortium,
subject to the fulfilment of conditions precedent, is willing to provide up to R650 million of short-term bridge funding. This will be sufficient to satisfy the
Group's cash requirements on a sustainable basis and allow the Group to honour short-term outflows and realise its assets identified for disposal in an
orderly manner. The Group is working towards fulfilling the conditions precedent attached to the term sheet as a matter of priority to access the funding by
the end of April 2018.

However, the Group believes it is not prudent to rely solely on debt and would therefore prefer to approach shareholders to discuss recapitalisation options
and replacement of this debt as soon as possible.

The repayment of the bridge funding through shareholder funding options such as a potential rights offer or a loan would prevent the unintended disposal of
Group assets and provide the Group with sufficient time to stabilise and de-risk the Construction businesses prior to any transaction in this segment in terms
of the agreement reached with the government of the Republic of South Africa (the VRP) with regards to transformation requirements.

The Group acknowledges that the construction sector in South Africa is currently challenging, with shareholders exposed to poor performance across the
industry, which makes support for growth opportunities challenging. The Group believes that its strategy, of a Developments and Investments (D&I) business
and an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) businesses as the core businesses of the Group, will position the firm for a more successful future. A rights issue
would allow the Group to approach shareholders to request support for these growth strategies.

The Group is approaching shareholders and presenting various options for their consideration in identifying the best course of action for financial support. It is
the Group's intention to obtain any necessary approval from shareholders in the second half of F2018.

Furthermore, to reduce any further future possible cash outflows, additional interventions to rationalise and restructure the Group have been implemented in
the period and will continue into the second half of F2018, with benefits expected in F2019. These include:

1. Closure of unsustainable businesses after assessing these against the availability and reliability of market demand and internal core competency and skills
   a. As described earlier, a number of businesses, specifically within the Construction South Africa segment, have been exited, with some businesses
      materially downsized
   b. The Construction South Africa business now includes a focused Building and Housing segment, a smaller refined civil engineering capability, Structural,
      Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation & Piping (SMEIP) business, complemented by an oil & gas competency
   c. The Construction Rest of Africa business is focused on SMEIP works
2. Cost reduction to match reduced business sizes
   a. The Group has focused on cost reduction within the remaining Construction South Africa and EPC segments
   b. Retrenchments have been implemented in the period under review, with further retrenchments underway in H2 F2018 within the Construction South
      Africa and EPC segments and the corporate office
   c. The Construction South Africa segment has relocated to the Group's owned premises in Spartan
   d. The Construction Rest of Africa segment has relocated to more cost-effective rented premised in Boksburg
   e. The Group will look to shortly relocate from its current rented premises in Waterfall to more cost-effective offices
   f. Other non-staff related reductions in cost are in progress, with implementation in H2 F2018
3. Focused and targeted contract selection within the disciplines and businesses selected
   a. Critical evaluation of contracts in current markets was undertaken, which will result in the Group more narrowly focusing only on work in those
      disciplines that now match the restructured group in terms of available opportunities, internal competencies and a proven track record
   b. Tendering will be focused on contracts with more than an 80% probability of being awarded within the Group's Construction competency and skill set,
      conforming to a minimum gross profit margin

For additional information, stakeholders are encouraged to review the interim results presentation to the market for the period, which is available on the
Group's website at www.groupfive.co.za.

DIVIDEND AND DIVIDEND DECLARATION

The Group has an approximate four times basic earnings per share dividend cover policy.

This policy is subject to review on a semi-annual basis, prior to dividend declaration, as distributions are influenced by business growth expectations,
acquisition activity or movements in earnings as a result of fair value accounting adjustments.

The board has made the decision to not declare a dividend at period end (H1 2017: 14 cents).


BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

There were no business combinations during the current reporting period.

As set out in the announcement released on SENS on 7 November 2017, although the Manufacturing cluster remains a strong performer within the Group,
and contributes solid earnings and cash flow, it is regarded as a non-core operation. In light of the Group's revised strategy, it will be therefore be disposed of
in due course.

As announced on SENS on 22 November 2017, the Group has commenced the disposal of its Manufacturing cluster with the sale of Group Five Pipe to
black-owned LB Pipes Proprietary Limited (effective 1 November 2017). LB Pipes is 51%-owned by black industrialist Mr Kuseni Dlamini, 26% by Marine Civil
Proprietary Limited and 23% by the Industrial Development Corporation. Group Five Construction will receive proceeds amounting to R80 million. These
proceeds will be retained in Group Five Construction and applied to its activities as required. Proceeds are expected soon.

In terms of the sale of the remaining Manufacturing cluster, multiple credible revised non-binding offers have been received by the board for the Everite and
Sky Sands businesses. In January 2018, the Independent Board selected its preferred bidder list, which has now progressed to initial due diligence stage. The
disposal programme remains on track.

At 31 December the remaining Manufacturing cluster was not classified as held for sale, the criteria for classification within IFRS 5 were only met subsequent
to the balance sheet date, as such a non adjusting post balance sheet event.

SHAREHOLDING

The implementation of a Black Professionals Staff Trust and Izakhiwo Imfundo Bursary Trust was approved by shareholders on 27 November 2012. The
transaction was concluded on 16 January 2013 following the fulfilment of all conditions precedent.

The estimated share-based payment benefit with respect to the Black Professionals Staff Trust at 31 December 2017 was R15,5 million (December 2016:
R56,8 million; June 2017: R24,7 million) and is recognised as a cash-settled, share-based payment transaction over the life of the scheme from the effective
date of this transaction to the assumed end date of November 2020. An amount of R4,2 million (H1 F2017: R11,2 million charge; F2017: R2,0 million credit)
was credited to earnings in H1 F2018.

The implementation of the Izakhiwo Imfundo Bursary Trust portion of the revised transaction resulted in a two million share increase in prior years. The
implementation of the Black Professionals Staff Trust at the effective date did not increase the weighted average number of shares in issue, as these remain
anti-dilutive at 31 December 2017. This is required to be reassessed at each reporting period.

INDUSTRY MATTERS

The management team continues to engage with the Competition Commission with the intent to finally resolve the two remaining matters on fair terms.
Based on legal counsel assessment, any potential settlement or liability would be adequately covered by the provision raised by the Group in F2013.

In addition, the Group is addressing its requirements in terms of the VRP to achieve certain transformation commitments which are in addition to the current
broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) sector requirements. The new board is evaluating the optimal approach to meet the VRP commitment,
as well as address the expiration of its current BBBEE transaction in 2020 to ensure that it remains relevant with clients and broader stakeholders. It has
resolved to dispose of no less than a 51% economic interest in its Construction South Africa business to an enterprise that is more than 51% black owned,
managed and controlled. Corporate finance activity is underway, with regular engagement with relevant regulatory bodies. A prerequisite in the short term is
the stabilisation of the Construction South Africa businesses and return it to profitability.

OPERATIONAL REVIEW
Group

The Group discloses both its total operating margin and the core operating margin from operations, as per the segmental report.

The core operating margin is the total operating margin adjusted for non-core/headline transactions such as pension fund surpluses, profit/loss on sale of, or
impairment/reversal of impairment of subsidiaries and associates and the re-measurement of employment obligations.

The core operating margin reflects the underlying operating performance.

The total operating margin excludes joint arrangements equity accounted and wholly consolidated, whilst the core margin does not adjust for these joint
ventures for segmental reporting purposes.

Both margins include the fair value gains in Investments & Concessions and profit/loss on sale of property, plant and equipment and investment property, as
these are within the control of the Group.

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                                                                                        31 December            30 June

Group                                                                               2017           2016#          2017#

Revenue - (R'000)                                                              4 980 587      5 825 287     10 759 088
Total operating margin per income statement - %                                    (15.6)          (5.8)          (6.1)
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                     (14.2)          (5.7)          (6.1)
Core operating margin per segmental report - %*                                     (1.6)           0.3           (2.1)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)                                (727 255)      (333 558)      (659 444)
Core operating (loss)/profit per segmental report (R'000)*                       (78 097)        19 504       (223 261)

* Excluding the impact of Kpone and excluding the impact of financial contribution, in terms of the settlement
  agreement reached with the government of the Republic of South Africa, and impact of NMPP contracts.
# Restated for the application of IFRS 5 - Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations as a result
  of the sale of a division within the manufacturing cluster.

The Group's total operating margin per income statement was impacted by a number of factors, as outlined in the introduction section.


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                                                                                   six months ended       year ended
                                                                                      31 December            30 June

Construction                                                                       2017          2016           2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                             3 101 184     3 509 737      6 623 605
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                     (6.7)        (15.6)         (12.5)
Core operating margin per segmental report - %*                                    (6.7)         (4.3)          (6.4)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)                               (207 937)     (547 295)      (831 241)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)*                              (207 937)     (150 702)      (425 301)

* Excluding impact of financial contribution, in terms of the settlement agreement reached with the government of the Republic of South Africa, regarding 
  contributions to be made into a jointly administered trust fund and impact of NMPP contracts.

During the year, revenue decreased by 11.6% from R3,5 billion to R3,1 billion. Core operating losses decreased from a R547,3 million loss to a R207,9 million
loss. The R207,9 million loss for the six months to December 2017 represents a R57,2 million increase in the loss over the six months to December 2016 when
excluding the impact of the VRP contributions and the impact of the settlement on the NMPP contracts in H1 F2017. Included within the current loss is R63
million retrenchment costs.

The one-year secured order book stands at R4,9 billion (85% local). The secured order book stands at R6,5 billion (85% local) (H1 F2017: R6,9 billion and
F2017: R7,2 billion), reflecting an expected unwind during the period.

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                                                                                   six months ended       year ended
                                                                                      31 December            30 June

South Africa                                                                       2017          2016           2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                             2 821 863     3 136 742      6 099 570
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                     (5.6)        (16.2)         (12.2)
Core operating margin per segmental report - %*                                    (5.6)         (3.6)          (5.6)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)                               (156 946)     (509 450)      (743 658)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)*                              (156 946)     (112 857)      (340 718)

* Excluding impact of financial contribution, in terms of the settlement agreement reached with the government of the Republic of South Africa, regarding 
  contributions to be made into a jointly administered trust fund and impact of NMPP contracts.

The South African cluster contributed 55% to Group revenue (H1 F2017: 53.3%). Revenue decreased by 10.0% from R3.1 billion to R2.8 billion.

The cluster delivered an operating loss of R156,9 million, representing a core operating margin loss of 5.6%.

Construction: South Africa achieved improved execution, with a reduction in contract losses and profit from contracts trading ahead of plan more than
compensating for contracts trading behind plan. The subsequent closure and downsizing of businesses in the period impacted the planned profit as the
business did not pursue opportunities originally anticipated in the Group's plan. A delay in contract awards also impacted the budgeted profit with unsecured
work not materialising. The Housing and Civil Engineering segments were impacted by the continued lack of public sector contracts. During the period, the
Group exited low-cost housing which it delivered through a partnership with Motlekar and only tendered very selectively in Civil Engineering. The Nuclear
business was closed and the Oil & Gas business was downsized. R60 million in retrenchment costs were incurred during the period.

Substantial rightsizing has taken place in the period, with further interventions planned and being implemented in H2 F2018. Benefits are expected to be
realised in F2019. Going forward, this segment requires a low level of investment and will operate on a much lower cost structure.

The secured one-year order book stands at R4,2 billion (99% local) (F2017: R6,7 billion). The total secured order book stands at R5,5 billion (99% local) (F2017:
R6,7 billion and 99% local).

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                                                                                    six months ended      year ended
                                                                                      31 December            30 June

Rest of Africa                                                                      2017         2016           2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                                279 321      372 995        524 035
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                     (18.3)       (10.1)         (16.7)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)                                 (50 991)     (37 845)       (87 583)

The Rest of Africa cluster contributed 5.5% to group revenue (H1 F2017: 6.4%).

Revenue decreased by 25.1% from R373,0 million to R279,3 million. The segment reported a core operating loss of R51,0 million (H1 F2017: R37,8 million).
This resulted in the overall core operating margin percentage weakening from -10.7% to -18.3%.

The Construction Rest of Africa business also delivered improved execution with no contract losses in the period and secured profit tracking plan. However, as
with Construction South Africa, project award delays impacted the recovery of overheads incurred in the period. These contracts have subsequently been
awarded. Results were also impacted by an increase in once-off overhead costs to exit non-focus countries, foreign exchange losses of R13 million and
retrenchment costs of R2,5 million.

This segment has a good order book especially in West African mining, with recently awarded contracts to enhance performance in the second half. It is
expected to be profitable in F2019. As with the South African business, this segment requires a low level of investment and will also operate on a lower cost
structure.

The secured one-year order book stands at R742,3 million (100% over-border) (F2017: R542,4 million). The total secured order book stands at R954,3 million
(100% over-border) (F2017: R542,4 million and 100% over-border).

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                                                                                     six months ended      year ended
                                                                                        31 December           30 June

Engineer, Procure and Construct                                                      2017          2016          2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                                 825 821     1 277 588     2 185 155
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                      (81.3)          2.3          (3.3)
Core operating margin per segmental report - %*                                      (2.6)        (10.9)         (1.7)
Core operating (loss)/profit per segmental report (R'000)                        (671 602)       29 518       (71 179)
Core operating loss per segmental report (R'000)*                                 (22 444)      (14 013)      (37 936)

* Excluding losses on Kpone contract.

The Engineer, Procure, Construct cluster contributed 16.1% to group revenue (H1 F2017: 21.7%).

During the year, revenue decreased by 35.4% from R1,3 billion (2% local) to R825,8 million (39.3% local).

Core operating profit decreased from a R29,5 million profit to a R671,6 million loss. This resulted in a core operating margin loss of -81.3% (H1 F2017: 2.3%
profit).

As outlined before, the key aspect of this loss was the impact from the Group's Kpone contract in Ghana.

The Group reported in December 2017 that although the Kpone contract was 97% complete with the only commissioning remaining, further delays were being
experienced. These included:

- Ongoing unexpected marine conditions and the weather effect on seawater intake
- Further late delivery of key components
- Problematic and faulty equipment from main sub-contractors
- Inaccurate, late designs from the engineering sub-contractor, including inadequate fire system design. This necessitated major rework by the Group

These delays changed the date for the expected completion of the construction and commissioning activities to March 2018. It estimated that to fund the
Kpone contract to its completion date, the Group would be required to apply approximately 50% of the 340 million free cash held by its Investments &
Concessions (I&C) business in Europe to the Kpone contract.

Following a review of the independent assessment of the time and cost to completion and an assessment of claims for this contract from its appointed
independent professional expert, the final completion date for the Kpone contract has since been agreed as June 2018, which is deemed to be the most
reliable date for completion. It is important to note that a later completion date does not necessarily translate to daily penalties if the Group is not responsible
for the delay.

However, a later completion date has resulted in additional costs being required. These costs have been budgeted for. The increase was due to additional
resources allocated to the contract to ensure focused execution and the cost of specialists, technical advisors and employees who will be on site for longer
due to the contract finalisation delay. It also includes additional costs accepted by the board to ensure acceleration of the contract completion to its earliest
possible completion date. The increase in the loss also includes unexpected costs, incurred outside of the Group's control, against which the Group will be
claiming recovery.

The plant is currently now mechanically complete and two thirds of power capacity has been successfully fed to the grid in the test phase. The plant is in its
final commissioning phase, with the only remaining phase of reliability and performance testing to commence shortly.

As outlined to the market before, possible delay penalties are quantified at USD310 000 per day, up to a maximum cap of USD62,5 million. Against these
possible delay penalties, the Group is progressing its own entitlement to contractual claims which include a number of aspects, such as:
- claims as a result of the late arrival on site of procured goods due to port delays following a change in Ghanaian law affecting the clearing of the goods.
  These represent a material "extension of time with costs" claim in terms of the Kpone contract, which would result in an amendment of the contractual
  completion date of 13 September 2017 to a later date
- other material claims for extension of time with costs, which could also result in the contractual completion being restated to a later date, which will lessen
  potential penalties
- a substantial claim against the design engineer sub-contractor
- claims against certain sub-contractors due to poor design, delays and additional work having to be undertaken by the Group

These claims are progressing to finalisation with the various counterparties to which they relate and could be of substantial benefit to the Group. However, the
timing of the settlements is uncertain as each claim progresses independently. It should be noted that the Kpone contract does provide for the swifter
resolution of claims compared to traditional contracts.

Outside of Kpone, this cluster experienced delays in contract awards. It currently only has one other contract, a gas-fired 90MW open-cycle contract power
plant in South Africa. The earthworks have been completed, with the civil engineering having commenced in March 2018.

The cluster is currently being right-sized with the downsizing of the structure, including retrenchments, commencing in the second half of F2018. The
business, which is focused on power solutions, is being incorporated into the newly-established Turnkey Project Solutions (TPS) cluster which will focus on
delivery within the Power, Real Estate, Water and Transport sectors. EPC contracting will also be only one form of delivery with the TPS cluster with strict
limits on the size and complexity of contracts that can be secured commensurate with the reassessed competencies in the cluster.

The secured one-year order book stands at R1,1 billion (79% local) and (F2017: R1,4 billion). The full secured order book stands at R1,2 billion (79% local) 
(H1 F017: R781,7 million and 41% local).

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                                                                                        31 December           30 June

Investments & Concessions                                                            2017          2016          2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                                 604 090       564 468     1 049 234
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                       19.5          25.8          16.6
Core operating profit per segmental report (R'000)                                117 682       145 485       173 772

Investments & Concessions consists of transport concessions and property developments. The cluster contributed 11.8% (H1 F2017: 9.6%) to Group revenue
and R117,7 million to Group core operating profit (H1 F2017: R145,5 million).

Revenue, which consists primarily of fees for the operation and maintenance of toll roads, increased by 7.0% from R564,5 million to R604,1 million.

The core operating profit margin decreased from 25.8% to 19.1%. This was mainly due to the expected lower quantum of fair value upward adjustments
recorded from the Group's investment in service concessions. At R39,7 million this was significantly lower than the prior year (H1 F2017: R74,9 million).

Intertoll Europe delivered a strong result and continued to exceed budget, based on an improved operational performance. Targeted pipeline projects have
come to market, with others to follow in the rest of 2018.

Intertoll South Africa and the rest of Africa delivered a more normalised performance following an unexpected claim incurred in the second half of F2017.

The Real Estate business in South Africa experienced a slowdown in projects coming to market due to poor South African market confidence and the Group's
capital constraints. Project commencement was also delayed in the rest of Africa due to capital constraints.

Looking forward this business will be restructured into Developments & Investments (D&I) and Operations & Maintenance clusters. D&I will become the core
business of Group Five. The D&I business will concentrate on four sectors, namely Transport, Real Estate, Power and Water.

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                                                                                      31 December           30 June

Manufacturing                                                                      2017          2016          2017

Revenue - (R'000)                                                               593 452       529 987     1 052 802
Core operating margin per segmental report - %                                      5.8           7.3           6.6
Core operating profit per segmental report (R'000)                               34 702        38 734        69 204

Manufacturing consists of fibre cement building products business Everite, steel fabrication business BRI, Group Five Pipe and a sand business Sky Sands.

The Manufacturing cluster contributed 11.6% (H1 F2017: 9.0%) to Group revenue, and R34,7 million to Group core operating profit (H1 F2017: R38,7 million).

Revenue increased by 12.0% from R530,0 million to R593,5 million. The reported core operating profit for the year was R34,7 million, which was 10.4% lower
than the prior year's core operating profit of R38,7 million. This resulted in a core operating margin of 5.8% (H1 F2017: 7.3%).

This was a pleasing performance against tough market conditions. In Everite, there is ongoing pressure on pricing, with results also impacted by power
interruptions and delayed commissioning of the new Aerated Autoclaved Concrete product. To counter these challenges, the team focused on the
enhancement of complementary traded goods, exports and ensuring production efficiencies.

The Steel businesses experienced some volume and price recovery in the Pipe business. As outlined earlier, this business will be sold. BRI experienced
volume improvement, although input prices increased.

Looking forward, management will continue to focus on further cost reductions and efficiency gains in its traditional business entities.

Revenue and margin growth will be driven through additional exports, growth in the AAC process output and sales, additional traded goods opportunities and
further market penetration in the rural market growth nodes in South Africa. As outlined, several expressions of interest has been received for the Everite
business.

PROSPECTS

The Group has detailed action plans underway to address and achieve its turnaround. 

The Group has R5,7 billion in secured Operations & Maintenance contracts (December 2016: R6,1 billion, June 2017: R5,8 billion) and R7,7 billion in secured
Construction contracts (December 2016: R9,6 billion, June 2017: R8,7 billion). The overall Group reported order book at December 2017 therefore stands at
R13,4 billion (December 2016: R15,7 billion, June 2017: R14,6 billion).

The value of the Group's target opportunity pipeline stands at R150 billion, with R92 billion of this pipeline currently in tender and pre-tender stage. This is
slightly lower than the R151 billion pipeline and R84 billion tender and pre-tender pipeline reported in June 2017 due to a refinement of target contracts. The
pipeline indicates ongoing strong demand in Power and Transport, with continued activity in Real Estate and an improving Mining and Industrial sector.
As described earlier, the Group's revised strategy will focus on the following four business clusters:

- Development and Investments (D&I):
  - D&I will be the core business of the Group and provides the route to market for infrastructure funders. It will concentrate on Transport, Real Estate,
    Power and Water. The transport sector remains attractive, although it requires equity for growth. Growth in real estate projects will also depends on
    access to capital

- Turnkey Project Solutions (TPS):
  - The Power business is being right-sized and consolidated into the TPS cluster. This cluster will only deliver small to medium size infrastructure contracts
    focusing on the Power, Real Estate, Water and Transport sectors. TPS is bidding to secure an order book within the Group's stated project parameters.
    Limited investment equity is required in this business, although access to financial guarantees is important. TPS plays a crucial role in enabling D&I
    investments and O&M's access to broader markets

- Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  - In the Operations & Maintenance cluster, also representing a core business of the Group, solid growth is expected off the current high base, with a strong
    pipeline in Europe and several tenders and related work beyond tolling in South Africa. The team has also secured an advanced project pipeline in select
    African countries where the Group intends to diversify beyond tolling. The O&M cluster aims to build on long term, sustainable, annuity revenue and cash
    flow in current markets and sectors, as well as leveraging this expertise into new sectors and geographies

- Construction
  - Construction South Africa continues to be right-sized for current market conditions and for a streamlined service offering, focused on key disciplines and
    supported by proven core competencies only. The rightsizing will be completed in H2 F2018 and will allow the business to operate on a much lower cost
    structure and return to profitability in F2019. Following the implementation of a structure to address the VRP requirements it is anticipated that the Group
    would become a minority shareholder in the Construction South Africa segment
    Construction Rest of Africa enjoys a good, secured order book, especially in the West African mining sectors. The lower overhead structure and recently
    awarded contracts will enhance business performance in H2 F2018 and a profit is anticipated in F2019


ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Financial instruments other than investments in service concessions, currently reflected as equity accounted investments and investments in service
concessions, are measured at carrying value which approximates their fair value.

It values its investment in service concessions at fair value at the time of investing or making an irrevocable commitment to invest. Fair values are determined
using the discounted cash flow method of valuation using anticipated future cash flow based on market-related exchange and inflation rates. The relevant
South African Rand to Euro exchange rate used was R14,98 (F2017: R14,80).

The cash flows are discounted at appropriate rates that take into account the relevant market and project risks. Discount rates ranging between 11% and 13%
were used in the year under review (F2017: 11% to 13%).

SPECIAL RESOLUTION

No special resolutions, the nature of which might be significant to the shareholder in their appreciation of the state of affairs of the company were made by
the company during the period covered by this report.

Notice is hereby given that, in terms of the provisions of section 45(5) of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (South Africa) (the Act) and pursuant to the special
resolution passed at the annual general meeting of the company held on 7 November 2017, authorising the company to provide direct or indirect financial
assistance to related or inter-related parties, the board of directors has resolved in terms of section 45(2) of the Act to authorise Group Five to provide
financial assistance to its subsidiary, which financial assistance exceeds one-tenth of one percent of the company's net worth. The financial assistance is in
the form of a guarantee for borrowing facilities.

During H1 F2018, no new borrowing facilities were entered into or settled.

BOARD CHANGES

There were no changes in the Board of directors after June 2017.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHANGES

There was only one change in the executive committee during the period:

- Mrs NJ Nzimande was appointed as human resources executive committee member, effective 09 October 2017

ESTIMATES AND CONTINGENCIES

The Group makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future, particularly with regards to construction contract profit taking, provisions, arbitrations,
claims and various fair value accounting policies.

Accounting estimates and judgements can, by definition, only approximate results, as the actual results may differ from such estimates. Estimates and
judgements are continually evaluated and are based on historic experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be
reasonable under the circumstances.

Whilst the Group has no civil claims pending, stakeholder attention is drawn to the contingent risk of civil claims, other than those claims or potential claims
for damages that certain identified public entities may be entitled to make against the Group in relation to projects listed in the settlement agreement
mentioned earlier and in the SENS announcement on 11 October 2016 possibly being lodged against the Group, as well as against all construction companies
following the Competition Commission's release of its findings in June 2013.

Total financial institution guarantees offered to third parties on behalf of subsidiary companies amounted to R5 091 million as at 31 December 2017, compared
to R5 484 million as at 31 December 2016 and R5 498 million as at 30 June 2017.

BASIS OF PREPARATION

These consolidated condensed interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 December 2017 have been prepared in accordance with the
framework concepts, the recognition and measurement criteria of International Financial Reporting, Standards (IFRS), the SAICA Financial Reporting guides,
as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and the financial pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council, and the
information required by International Accounting Standard 34: Interim Financial Reporting, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB),
the JSE Listings Requirements and the requirements of the Companies Act of South Africa of 2008, as amended.

The consolidated condensed interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2017,
which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The significant accounting policies and methods of
computation are consistent in all material respects with those applied in the previous period.


LEVEL OF ASSURANCE

The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group's auditors.

The financial statements were prepared by the Chief Financial Officer CA(SA) and approved by the board of directors on 11 April 2018 and signed on its behalf
by:

On behalf of the board

N Mandindi               T Mosai
Chairperson              Chief Executive Officer

11 April 2018

Board of directors:
N Mandindi* (Chairperson), T Mosai (CEO), CMF Teixeira (CFO), C Fernandez*, J Huntley*, J Job*, T Kgogo*, N Martin*, M Upton*, E Williams*
* Non-executive director.

Transfer secretaries:
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank 2196

Sponsor:
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

Registered address:
No 9 Country Estate Drive, Waterfall Business Estate, Jukskei View Johannesburg 1662, South Africa

Postnet Suite 500, Private Bag X26, Sunninghill 2157, South Africa

Tel: +27 10 060 1555
Vax: 086 206 3885

E-mail: info@groupfive.co.za
Please visit our website: www.groupfive.co.za

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