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ESOR LIMITED - Voluntary Joint Announcement - Acquisition by Calgro M3 of 50% of Safdev Tanganani and Conclusion of JV Agreement

Release Date: 26/11/2014 16:45:00      Code(s): ESR CGR       PDF(s):  
Voluntary Joint Announcement - Acquisition by Calgro M3 of 50% of Safdev Tanganani and Conclusion of JV Agreement

ESOR LIMITED                                          CALGRO M3 HOLDINGS LIMITED
(formerly Esorfranki Limited)
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)        (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1994/000732/06)                  (Registration Number 2005/027663/06)
JSE code: ESR                                         Share code: CGR
ISIN: ZAE000184669                                    ISIN: ZAE000109203
(“Esor”)                                              (“Calgro M3”)


1. Introduction

Calgro M3 and Esor are pleased to announce that, in line with both Esor and Calgro M3’s strategy of
partnering with industry leaders with complementary skills, Esor and Calgro M3 have entered into a
Joint Venture (“JV”) on Esor’s R2,12 billion Diepsloot East integrated residential development in
Gauteng, also known as Tanganani Extension 14 (“the Project”).

The agreement (“JV Agreement”) regulating the JV was entered into between Safdev Tanganani
Proprietary Limited (“ST”) a subsidiary of Esor and Calgro M3 Land Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary
of Calgo M3 on 24 November 2014.

2. The Joint Venture

In March 2013 Esor, through ST, acquired the development rights to the Project comprising of
approximately 9 520 housing units consisting of fully subsidised BNG (“Breaking New Ground”) units
with “back-yard” rental units, CRU (“Community Residential Units”) which are government owned
subsidised rental units, Social Housing (privately owned subsidised rental) units, FLISP (Finance
Linked Individual Subsidy Programme) units as well as GAP and fully bonded freestanding houses. In
addition, ST owns the development rights to the two business sites as well as the installation of all the
engineering services. The two pedestrian bridges across William Nicol are also included in the Project
and are currently nearing completion.

In addition to the JV Agreement, ST has entered into a Development Management agreement with
Calgro M3 Developments Proprietary Limited which will be responsible for the Project implementation
and execution and will earn a separate management fee in terms of the Development Management

Esor will retain the “right of first refusal” for the installation of all the engineering services and the
construction of 50% of the top structures at market related rates. Calgro M3 will retain a similar right
on the remaining 50% of the top structures at market related rates. The Project has been included in
the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and The City of Tshwane’s Inter-Governmental
Relations Support Plan as a priority project.

Esor and Calgro M3 believe that the combination of Calgro M3’s development skills and Esor’s
construction expertise will bode well for the successful implementation of this large and complex

3. The Acquisition

On 24 November 2014, Calgro M3 Land Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Calgro M3 acquired a
50% shareholding in ST from Esor Property Development Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Esor for
a nominal consideration of R500 (five hundred rand) (“the Acquisition”).

The effective date of the Acquisition is 24 November 2014.
4. Classification of the Acquisition

The Acquisition, due to its size, falls below the transaction thresholds as set out in the Listings
Requirements of JSE Limited and therefore does not require any formal disclosure for either Esor or
Calgro M3. However, both Esor and Calgro M3 would like to advise shareholders of this strategic

26 November 2014

Sponsor to Esor
Vunani Corporate Finance

Sponsor to Calgro M3
Grindrod Bank Limited

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