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SAFARI INVESTMENTS (RSA) LIMITED - Acquisition of Thornhill Shopping Centre

Release Date: 10/09/2018 16:36
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Acquisition of Thornhill Shopping Centre

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 2000/015002/06
Approved as a REIT by the JSE Limited
Share code: SAR
ISIN number: ZAE000188280
(“Safari” or “the Company”)



Shareholders are hereby advised that on 7 September 2018 (“Signature Date”), Safari entered
into a purchase and sale of letting enterprise agreement (“Agreement”) with Thornhill Shopping
Centre Proprietary Limited (“Seller”), in terms of which Safari will acquire the letting enterprise
situated at the Thornhill Shopping Centre for a purchase consideration (as defined below)

The Acquisition comprises of the property erf 5665 Bendor Ext 87 measuring 2,0498 hectares
and portion 1 of Erf 5665 Bendor Ext 87 measuring 8 272 square meters (“Property”), the rights
and obligations of the Seller as lessor and in terms of the maintenance and management
contracts, and goodwill.

The Thornhill Centre is a well-established convenient neighbourhood retail centre situated in the
northern suburbs of Polokwane anchored by Spar, Food Lover’s Market and Virgin Active. It
boasts with 90% national tenants and/or national franchise firms with sustainable growing
trading densities.


This Acquisition is in line with Safari’s growth strategy of expanding its property portfolio 
through acquisitions of quality retail centres which will fit into their existing specialised, 
high quality asset portfolio. Safari’s management has identified this asset as one that presents 
a strong value proposition with sustainable and secure income growth which is complementary to 
the existing Safari portfolio. The Thornhill Shopping Centre is very similar to Safari’s Victorian 
ShoppingCentre in Heidelberg and evidently this convenience class centres are performing exceptionally


In terms of the Agreement, the purchase consideration payable by Safari to the Seller for the
Acquisition is an amount equal to the sum of R174 million, which includes an amount of R7 502
870 relating to the capped turnover rental, paid on transfer date. A final price adjustment for
capped turnover rent will be calculated 12 months after the Effective Date (as defined below)
(“Purchase Consideration”).

The Purchase Consideration will be settled as follows:

    •   payment of the sum of R174 000 000 in cash.
    •   A final price adjustment will be made 90 days after the one-year anniversary of the
        Effective Date for the value ascribed to the turnover rental received on 3 specific
        tenants. The estimated capped value ascribed to the turnover rental is estimated to be
        R7 502 870 (“Price Adjustment”), subject to a R20 million cap to the Price Adjustment
        due by Safari where the actual capped turnover rental is higher than the estimated R7
        502 870 and a Price Adjustment refund due by the Seller, where the actual capped
        turnover rental is lower than the estimated R7 502 870. The shareholders of the Seller
        will deliver Seller Shareholders’ guarantees as security for the possible refund due.

The Seller shall pay agent’s commission on transfer date to the value of 1.5% of the purchase
price excluding VAT.


The Acquisition is subject to the fulfilment of the following outstanding conditions precedent:

•   the board of directors of Safari adopting a written resolution in terms whereof, inter alia, the
    board authorises the conclusion of the Agreement and provides the Seller with a copy of the
    resolution within five business days of the Signature Date;

•   the board of directors of the Seller adopting a written resolution in terms whereof, inter alia,
    the board authorises the conclusion of the Agreement and provides Safari with a copy of the
    resolution within five business days of the Signature Date;

•   the Seller providing Safari with approval of the shareholders of the Seller in terms of the
    sections 112 and 115 of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, for the disposal of the greater
    part of the assets and undertaking of the Seller as envisaged in the Agreement within five
    business days from fulfilment or wavier (as the case may be) of the condition precedent
    contemplated above;

•   any approval which might be required in terms of the Competition Act 89 of 1998
    (“Competition Act”), for the entering into and implementation of the transactions
    contemplated in the Agreement, is duly obtained by Safari in accordance with the
    requirements of the Competition Act, by not later than one hundred and twenty days after
    the Signature Date;

•   The shareholders of the Seller delivering the seller shareholders’ guarantee by no later than
    5 business days of the Signature Date.


The effective date shall be the first of the month following the month in which the approval in
terms of the Competition Act is obtained (“Effective Date”).


The Agreement contains warranties and indemnities by the Seller in favour of Safari which are
standard for a transaction of this nature.

Details of the Property are as follows:

Property Name       Geographical         Sector             Gross lettable      Weighted
and Address         Location                                Area (sqm)          Average Gross
Thornhill           Polokwane            Retail             12 467              R136
Centre, Corner
Veldspaat &
Munnik Avenue,


The Purchase Consideration and value of the Property is considered to be its fair market value,
as determined by the directors of Safari, calculated using an agreed capitalization rate on net
income. The directors of Safari are not independent and are not registered as professional
valuers or as professional associate valuers in terms of the Property Valuers Profession Act,
No. 47 of 2000. An independent valuation on the Property will be done in line with Company’s
policy at the end of the next financial year.


The value of the net assets attributable to the Acquisition is R174 million.

The purchase price was based on estimated net profits attributable to the Acquisition of R17
499 252 for the 12-month period ending 30 September 2019, based on information supplied by
the Seller and verified by the Purchaser.

The aforementioned financial information has been based on the Sellers management accounts
which have been approved by the directors of the Seller. Safari is satisfied with the quality of the
management accounts even though they were unaudited.


The Acquisition constitutes a Category 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements

10 September 2018

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