AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS LIMITED - Trading statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2018 (F2018)

Release Date: 22/08/2018 16:35
Code(s): ARI
 
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Trading statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2018 (F2018)

African Rainbow Minerals Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1933/004580/06)
JSE Share code: ARI
ISIN: ZAE000054045
(“ARM” or the “Company”)


Trading statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2018
(F2018)


In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE
Limited, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as
soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that
the financial results for the period to be reported on next will differ
by at least 20% from those of the corresponding period.

Headline earnings per share for F2018 are expected to increase by between
41% and 54% to between 2 370 and 2 590 cents compared to 1 684 cents
reported for the financial year ended 30 June 2017 (F2017).

Basic earnings per share for F2018 are expected to increase by between
221% and 239% to between 2 320 and 2 450 cents (F2017: 723 cents). F2017
basic earnings included attributable impairments of the Nkomati Mine and
Modikwa Mine assets of R711 million and R734 million after tax and non-
controlling interest, respectively.

Both basic and headline earnings for F2018 were positively affected by an
increase   in   average   realised   US   Dollar   prices   for   most commodities
(partially offset by a stronger Rand/US Dollar exchange rate) and a net
group fair value gain of R977 million (or 513 cents per share) as a result
of the ARM Coal debt restructuring. This fair value gain is included in
headline earnings.

The financial information on which this trading statement is based has
neither been reviewed nor reported on by the external auditors of ARM.

The Company’s F2018 provisional financial results will be released on
7 September 2018.

ENDS

For all investor relations queries please contact:

Jongisa Magagula
Corporate Development and Head of Investor Relations
Tel:      +27 11 779 1300
E-mail:   jongisa.magagula@arm.co.za

Johannesburg
22 August 2018


Sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited





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