Repurchase of ordinary shares
Blue Label Telecoms Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2006/022679/06)
Share code: BLU ISIN: ZAE000109088
REPURCHASE OF ORDINARY SHARES
In terms of a general authority granted by Blue Label shareholders at the Company’s annual
general meeting held on 22 January 2018, a special resolution was passed to approve the
repurchase of its ordinary shares.
In terms of the special resolution
(a) The general authority is limited to a maximum of 20% of Blue Label’s’ issued ordinary
share capital being 174,901,808.
(b) Any repurchase may not be made at a price greater than 10% above the weighted
average of the market value of the ordinary shares for the five business days immediately
preceding the date of such repurchase.
(c) The repurchase of shares being affected through the order book operated by the JSE
trading system and done without any prior understanding or arrangement between Blue
Label and the counter party.
Details are as follows:
Total number of ordinary shares repurchased during the period
(22 August 2018 to 04 September 2018) 26,235,271
Total value of ordinary shares repurchased R182,960,971
Highest price paid per ordinary share R7.28
Lowest price paid per ordinary share R6.80
Average price paid per ordinary share including costs R7.01
The number of ordinary shares which may still be purchased
by Blue Label in terms of the general authority 148,666,537
The percentage of ordinary shares which may still be repurchased
by Blue Label in terms of the general authority 17%
Ordinary shares in issue on 31 May 2018, the date of Blue Label’s
most recent published financial year end results 946,509,041
Ordinary shares in issue on 30 November 2017, the date of Blue Label’s
most recent published half year end results 874 509 041
Treasury shares held after the repurchase 9,452,963
SOURCE OF FUNDS
The repurchases to date have been funded from available cash resources and it is intended that
all future purchases will also be funded from available cash resources.
OPINION OF THE DIRECTORS
The directors of Blue Label have considered the impact of the share repurchase and are of the
- Blue Label and its subsidiaries will be able, in the ordinary course of business, to repay its
debts for a period of 12 months from date of this announcement.
- The assets of Blue Label and its subsidiaries are in excess of the liabilities, measured in
accordance with the accounting policies used in the audited results for the year ended 31
- The ordinary share capital and reserves of Blue Label and its subsidiaries will be adequate
for a period of 12 months from the date of this announcement.
- The working capital of Blue Label and its subsidiaries will be adequate for a period of 12
months from the date of this announcement.
Blue Label’s cash balance decreased by R183,945,230 as a result of the repurchase and costs
related thereto. The repurchased shares will be cancelled and the listing under the JSE will be
For and on behalf of the Board
05 September 2018
Investec Bank Limited
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