HUGE GROUP LIMITED - Dealings in securities by a director of a major subsidiary and associates of directors of a major subsidiary

Release Date: 14/08/2018 15:44
Code(s): HUG
 
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Dealings in securities by a director of a major subsidiary and associates of directors of a major subsidiary

HUGE GROUP LIMITED
(Registration number 2006/023587/06)
Share code: HUG ISIN: ZAE000102042
(Huge or the Company)


DEALINGS IN SECURITIES BY A DIRECTOR OF A MAJOR SUBSIDIARY AND
ASSOCIATES OF DIRECTORS OF A MAJOR SUBSIDIARY

In March 2017, Huge acquired 100% of the shares in ConnectNet
Broadband Wireless Proprietary Limited (subsequently re-named “Huge
Connect”) (the Acquisition). Huge Connect is a major subsidiary of Huge
in terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited (Listings
Requirements).

Pursuant to the Acquisition, the existing shareholders of Huge Connect
(the Vendors) provided Huge with a profit warranty (the Profit Warranty)
in favour of Huge in respect of the 2018, 2019 and 2020 financial years.
The Vendors were of the opinion that it was important to provide certain
directors and employees of, and consultants to, the Huge Connect
group with incentives that would assist the Vendors in their efforts to
achieve the Profit Warranty. As such, and concurrently with the
Acquisition, the Vendors established The ConnectNet Incentive Scheme
(the Scheme) and donated Huge shares to the ConnectNet Incentive
Trust (the Trust) to be held for the benefit of certain identified share
beneficiaries (the Share Beneficiaries).

A significant portion of the Huge shares held by the Trust will be allocated
to Share Beneficiaries on a pre-determined basis on pre-determined
dates (each an Allocation Date). As soon as reasonably possible after
each Allocation Date, the Share Beneficiaries have the option of
acquiring a vested right to the Huge shares allocated to them for no
consideration. On acceptance by the Share Beneficiary of such
allocation, the Huge shares will vest in the Share Beneficiary concerned.

All of the trustees of the Trust are directors of Huge Connect, a major
subsidiary of the Group, and in terms of the Listings Requirements, the
Trust is an associate of these directors. Accordingly, as and when Huge
shares vest in Share Beneficiaries, this will constitute a disposal of Huge
shares by an associate of directors of a major subsidiary.

Furthermore, as and when Huge shares vest in a director and/or
associate of a director of Huge Connect in terms of the Scheme, this
shall constitute an acquisition of Huge shares by a director of a major
subsidiary.
Shareholders are therefore advised that, in terms of the Scheme, 131 226
Huge shares have now been allocated to, and vested in, Share
Beneficiaries.

Accordingly, in compliance with paragraph 3.63 of the Listings
Requirements, the following dealings by directors of a major subsidiary
and/or their associates, are disclosed:

Disposal by the Trust, an associate of directors of a major subsidiary:

 Name of associate:              The ConnectNet Share Trust
 Name of the director/s and Associate of the following directors of
 relationship information:       Huge Connect, by virtue of the fact
                                 that they constitute all of the trustees
                                 of the Trust:
                                     - E Van Heerden;
                                     - S Oberholzer;
                                     - K Sinclair; and
                                     - A Lessing.
 Nature of interest:             Direct non-beneficial
 Date of transaction:            13 August 2018
 Class of securities:            Ordinary shares
 Nature of transaction:          Off-market disposal
 Number of shares vested in      131 226 shares
 Share Beneficiaries in terms of
 the Scheme:
 Price per share:                R0
 Market value per share:         R9.50
 Market value of transaction:    R1 246 647
 Clearance to deal obtained:     Yes

Acquisitions by a director of a major subsidiary and an associate of a
director of a major subsidiary:

 Name of director:                K Schmulian
 Name of company:                 Huge Connect
 Nature of interest:              Direct beneficial
 Date of transaction:             13 August 2018
 Class of securities:             Ordinary shares
 Nature of transaction:           Off-market acquisition
 Number of shares vested in       10 014 shares
 terms of the Scheme:
 Price per share:                 R0
 Market value per share:          R9.50
 Market value of transaction:     R95 133
 Clearance to deal obtained:      Yes
Name of director:                 A Lessing
Name of company:                  Huge Connect
Name of associate:                CJE Lessing
Relationship to director:         Spouse
Nature of interest:               Direct beneficial
Date of transaction:              13 August 2018
Class of securities:              Ordinary shares
Nature of transaction:            Off-market acquisition
Number of shares vested in        10 038 shares
terms of the Scheme:
Price per share:                  R0
Market value per share”           R9.50
Market value of transaction:      R95 361
Clearance to deal obtained:       n/a

Following the publication of the Renewal of the Cautionary
Announcement published on SENS on Monday, 6 August 2018, the
Company is in a closed period. Accordingly, an application for
dispensation was made to the JSE in respect of the allocations due in
terms of the Scheme. In terms of paragraph 3.70 of the Listings
Requirements, the JSE has granted such waiver to the Trust to offer, and
the above-mentioned directors (and/or their associates) to accept, the
allocations, notwithstanding that the Company is in a closed period,
having regard to the fact that the allocation dates are predetermined
and accordingly the Trust and the beneficiaries concerned, have no
discretion in the transaction.

Johannesburg
14 August 2018


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