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BARCLAYS AFRICA GROUP LIMITED - Name Change Finalisation Announcement and Interims results date

Release Date: 03/07/2018 10:41
Code(s): BGA ABSP
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Name Change Finalisation Announcement and Interims results date

Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 1986/003934/06
ISIN: ZAE000174124
JSE share code: BGA
Bond issuer code: BAGL
(“Barclays Africa Group” or “the Group”)

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1986/004794/06)
JSE share code: ABSP
Bond issuer code: BIABS
ISIN: ZAE000079810
(“Absa Bank”)


Shareholders are referred to the announcements on 3 May and 15 May 2018, pertaining to the
approval of the change of name from Barclays Africa Group Limited to Absa Group Limited. In this
regard, shareholders are advised that the timetable for the change of name has remained unchanged,
as follows:

Name change timetable                                                                  2018
Publication of finalisation information (D-8)                                    Tuesday, 3 July
Last day to trade in old securities in respect of the name change (D-3)          Tuesday, 10 July
Shares trade under new name “Absa Group Limited”, ISIN “ZAE000255915”
and code “ABG” (D-2)                                                             Wednesday, 11 July
Record date (D+0; Friday)                                                        Friday, 13 July
Issue of new securities to certificated holders (D+1)                            Monday, 16 July
Dematerialised shareholders will have their accounts at the
central securities depository participant (CSDP)/broker updated on               Monday, 16 July

(1)    All dates and times are South African Standard Time.
(2)    The dates and times may be changed by the Group. Any change will be published on SENS
       and in the South African press.
(3)    Shareholders will not be able to dematerialise or rematerialise securities in the name of
       Barclays Africa Group between Wednesday, 11 July 2018 and Friday, 13 July 2018, both days
(4)    If you hold Barclays Africa Group shares in certificated form, you will be required to surrender
       your documents of title, together with details of the account with your CSDP or broker into which
       the Absa Group Limited shares should be deposited, to Computershare at PO Box 61051
       Marshalltown 2107 or 1st Floor Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196.
       (Computershare can be contacted at 0861 100 917 or If
       you fail to provide valid account details of a CSDP or broker, your Absa Group Limited shares
       will be transferred to an account in the name of Computershare Nominees Proprietary Limited
       which will hold such shares as the registered holder but for and on behalf of the bulk
       dematerialised shareholder. Beneficial ownership will be recorded on the nominee sub-register.
       Each bulk dematerialised shareholder is deemed to have concluded the custody agreement with
       Computershare, which establishes a business relationship between Computershare and each
       bulk dematerialised shareholder. A copy of the custody agreement is available on the
       Computershare website at

Interim results announcement date
Shareholders are also informed that the date of the Group’s interim results announcement has changed
to 6 August 2018. The indicative interim dividend record and payment dates, as set out in the financial
results booklet and on the Group’s website, remain unchanged.

3 July 2018

Nadine Drutman – Group Company Secretary
(+2711) 350-5347

Lead Independent Sponsor:
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited

Joint Sponsor:
Absa Bank – Corporate and Investment Bank

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