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EPE CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED - Results for year ended 30 June 2018, availability of audited AFS, Notice of AGM and B-BBEE compliance report

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Results for year ended 30 June 2018, availability of audited AFS, Notice of AGM and B-BBEE compliance report

EPE CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD ("ETHOS CAPITAL" OR "THE COMPANY")
INCORPORATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS
REGISTRATION NUMBER: C138883 C1/GBL
ISIN: MU0522S00005
SHARE CODE: EPE

RESULTS FOR YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018,
AVAILABILITY OF AUDITED AFS,
NOTICE OF AGM AND
B-BBEE COMPLIANCE REPORT

INTRODUCTION
EPE Capital Partners Ltd is an investment holding company, registered and incorporated in Mauritius as a public company. It is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ("JSE") and offers
shareholders long-term capital appreciation by making commitments and investments into Funds or Direct Investments that are managed by Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Limited ("Ethos"),
providing the Company with largely indirect exposure to a diversified portfolio of unlisted private equity type investments ("Portfolio Companies"). "The Group" refers to the consolidated
results of the Company and its deemed subsidiary.

A. PROVISIONAL RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT
Key Highlights
- Group NAVPS increased by 5.7% to R11.00
- Significant investment activity since 30 June 2017 with 11 transactions either completed, signed or agreed with a total Ethos Capital investment of R1.1 billion
- Adjusted for the post-period-end investments, invested capital will be R1.4 billion or 74% of total assets
- Final close achieved for Ethos Mid Market Fund I (R2.5 billion) and first close for Ethos Mezzanine Fund, with first closes for Ethos Fund VII and Ethos Ai Fund imminent
- Commitments to Ethos Funds and Direct Investments of R1.7 billion, increasing to R3.2 billion post year-end
- Strong pipeline of new Funds and investment opportunities across all Funds

OVERVIEW
At 30 June 2018, the Group had a NAVPS of R11.00 and total assets of R1.9 billion; c.37% was invested in unlisted investments, with the balance held in Temporary Investments. After year-
end, the various Ethos Funds either concluded, signed or substantially agreed terms for six transactions, which upon completion will increase the unlisted investments to 74% of total
assets, providing access to 16 Portfolio Companies.

During the year, the Company made net investments of R0.4 billion into Ethos Funds and Direct Investments. The Ethos Mid Market Fund I completed three transactions in MTN Zakhele Futhi,
Kevro and Echo. The Company completed its first Direct Investments in Primedia and Kevro, alongside Ethos Fund VI and Ethos Mid Market Fund I respectively; and participated in the Ethos
Healthcare Platform.

Post-30 June 2018, six further transactions were signed or substantially agreed, which in total represent a R700 million investment by Ethos Capital to the extent all these transactions
conclude.

Commitments to Ethos Funds of R1.7 billion at 30 June 2018 increased to R3.2 billion, following first close commitments to Ethos Fund VII (R1.25 billion), the Ethos Ai Fund I (R150
million) and a R100 million Direct Investment.

The Board's medium-term objective is to fully invest Ethos Capital's NAV and to focus on the full spectrum of options to enhance long-term shareholder value whilst managing the Company's
liquidity and commitment strategies in a disciplined manner. Many of the investments are in the early stages of their holding period - value-weighted average of 1.4 years - and it is
anticipated that the growth in the unlisted investments should increase as the underlying Portfolio Companies start to benefit from the strategic and operational interventions that the
management teams, alongside Ethos, are implementing into this relatively "young" portfolio.

PRESENTATION
Ethos Capital will host a webcast presentation at 12h00 pm on Friday 28 September 2018 covering the results relating to the year ended 30 June 2018, and outlook. A copy of the
presentation is available for download on the Company's website at http://www.ethoscapital.mu/investors1/reports-results/

Participants should please register for the webcast in advance by navigating to this website:

http://www.diamondpass.net/4704077

B. REVIEW OF THE INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO AND RETURNS
GROUP NAV
As at 30 June 2018, the Group had a NAV of R1.8 billion (net of R181 million of treasury shares) and a NAVPS of R11.00, an increase of 5.7% over the year.

                                             NAV     NAVPS
                                           R'000     Cents

At 30 June 2017                        1 732 079     10.41
Net return on Temporary Investments       94 823      0.57
Return on investment portfolio            24 568      0.15
Share buy-backs                          (45 981)     0.07
Operating expenses                        (8 313)    (0.05)
Legal and professional fees               (6 220)    (0.04)
Fees paid to Ethos                       (14 747)    (0.09)
Taxation                                  (3 458)    (0.02)
At 30 June 2018                        1 772 751     11.00


Since listing, the growth in invested capital has been 7% as capital has been invested by the various Funds into underlying Portfolio Companies. Many of the investments are in the early
stages of their investment holding period and it is anticipated that the growth in invested capital should increase as the underlying Portfolio Companies start to benefit from the
strategic and operational interventions that the management teams are implementing into this relatively "young" portfolio. The value-weighted average hold period of the Group's underlying
Portfolio Companies is only 1.4 years.

Temporary Investments (largely a portfolio of government bonds and liquid NCDs) delivered a net return of 7.6%.

Legal and professional fees of R6.2 million were incurred during the year. These predominantly relate to direct transaction-related fees and some Fund establishment fees. Other expenses
totalled R8.3 million which included Directors' emoluments (R3.9 million) and other operating expenses such as audit, listing and administrative costs.

The fees payable to Ethos totalled R14.7 million, which equates to 0.8% of the Group NAV. These include investment service and management fees on Primary and Direct Investments (R13.3
million), and management fees on Temporary Investments (R1.4 million), which are largely payable to Ashburton Fund Managers Proprietary Limited ("Ashburton") for managing the portfolio of
Temporary Investments.

Further details on expenses are provided in note 12 of the Notes to the Summarised Annual Financial Statements.

COMPANY NAV
At the Company level, NAV was R1.9 billion as at 30 June 2018, net after recognising R46 million of treasury shares, representing a NAVPS of R10.93 per share.

Investment portfolio
At 30 June 2018, the investment portfolio and invested capital of the Company consisted of the following Fund and Direct Investments:

                             Cost    Valuation            % of
                            R'000        R'000    Total assets

Investments
EMMF I                    315 171      320 114            16.7
Primedia                  160 275      175 800             9.2
EMMF Direct*              100 000      105 300             5.5
EF VI                      82 455       82 225             4.3
EHP                        28 486       28 486             1.5
Total investments         686 387      711 925            37.2
Unfunded guarantees
EF VI                           -        4 078             0.2
Total invested capital    686 387      716 003            37.4

* Ethos Mid Market Fund Direct Investment Partnership representing the investment in Kevro.

In total, the Company invested over R0.5 billion during the year (R0.4 billion net of the EMMF I equalisation proceeds), participating in further capital calls in EF VI and EMMF I, as well
as investing in a number of Direct Investments.

Ethos Capital invested a gross amount of R175 million into EMMF I which, in addition to follow-on capital investments in existing businesses, completed three new investments: MTN Zakhele
Futhi, Kevro and Echo. As part of the final close of the Fund, Ethos Capital received R89 million in equalisation proceeds as new investors committed capital to the Fund. The total
equalisation profit realised by Ethos Capital as a first close investor in the Fund was R19.5 million, of which R14.9 million was realised during the year.

The Company also invested a total of R271 million into two Direct Investments alongside the Ethos Funds, namely Primedia and Kevro. In addition, in May 2018, the Company invested R30
million into Vertice via its investment in EHP and EF VI.

Post-year-end transactions
The various Ethos Funds completed, signed or substantially agreed conditional transaction agreements for six investments post-year-end. Two transactions, including the SoftBev acquisition
by The Beverage Company, and the Chibuku Products transactions have already been completed with a total Ethos Capital investment contribution of R52 million. To the extent that the
remaining four transactions all conclude, Ethos Capital will increase its invested capital by a further by R648 million.

In August 2018, EMP 3 completed its first investment into Chibuku Products, a FMCG company previously owned by SAB Miller, based in Malawi. The Ethos Capital contribution to the investment
was R44 million. In September 2018, EMMF I signed their seventh investment, Gammatek, the largest distributor of mobile phone accessories and low-technology components in South Africa.
Ethos Capital's contribution to the transaction is expected to be R98 million.

During September 2018, Ethos agreed terms to acquire a 17.5% stake in Channel Vas, an airtime credit service provider with interests in 25 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe. Through its
commitments to EF VII, EAiF I and Ethos Direct Investment Partnership ("EDI"), Ethos Capital will invest c.R391 million into Channel Vas upon completion. It is expected that, as EF VII and
EAiFi raise additional capital, Ethos Capital will be equalised in the process. Assuming EF VII achieves its targeted R8.0 billion Fund size, the Ethos Capital exposure to Channel Vas will
reduce to c.R225 million.

Two further agreements were signed in September 2018 to acquire bolt-on businesses to existing Portfolio Companies. Upon completion, EMMF I and EF VII will invest a combined R285 million
(Ethos Capital's share of invested capital will be R151 million) into Echo to facilitate the acquisition of Gondwana, a pan sub-Saharan African ISP which will provide Echo with broad
coverage and product offerings in nine key sub-Saharan African countries. In addition, EF VI and EHP will invest a further R44 million (Ethos Capital's share of invested capital will be
c.R8 million) into Vertice to facilitate the acquisition of a complementary business in the MedTech space to consolidate its position in a new vertical in the market.

Including the above transactions sunsequent to 30 June 2018, Ethos Capital's updated invested capital is over R1.4 billion, or c.74% of the 30 June 2018 total assets.

Realisations
As part of the third and fourth (final) closings of EMMF I, Ethos Capital was equalised and received, as a first close investor, a return of prime + 2% on the cost returned, totalling
R14.9 million which was recognised as income.

During October 2017, Ethos Capital received R11.9 million as its share of the sale of Kevro by EF VI, which generated a Fund return of 2.7x cost invested.

Portfolio Company contribution and performance
Ethos Capital's investment portfolio at 30 June 2018 provides exposure to 13 Portfolio Companies, which in aggregate (excluding the results of the MTN Group) have sales of over R25 billion
and EBITDA of more than R4 billion. The Portfolio Companies span a number of sectors providing diversified portfolio exposure. Post-period-end, a further three Portfolio Companies were by
Ethos Funds.

Including the acquisitions entered into or agreed subsequent to 30 June 2018, the contribution of each underlying Portfolio Company and net Temporary Investments to the Company's total
assets of R1.9 billion is as follows:

Total assets contribution - R1.9 billion Updated for post-year-end transactions

- Other*                                 3%
- Eazi Access                            2%
- Vertice                                2%
- MTN Zakhele Futhi                      2%
- Chibuku                                2%
- Twinsaver                              3%
- Autozone                               5%
- Gammatek                               5%
- Echo                                   9%
- Primedia                              10%
- Kevro                                 10%
- Channel Vas                           21%
- Temporary Investments                 26%
* Representing exposure to five smaller Portfolio Companies in EF VI.

Based on its participation percentage in the Ethos Funds, and each Fund's percentage ownership of each Portfolio Company, Ethos Capital's attributable share of the Portfolio Companies'
sales and EBITDA at 30 June 2018 is in excess of R900 million and R150 million respectively.
The Company's attributable share of the sales of the Portfolio Companies grew over the last 12 months ("LTM") to 30 June 2018 on a value-weighted basis by 2.7%. On a similar basis, the
growth in the attributable EBITDA of the Portfolio Companies over the LTM was largely flat.

Commitments
Ethos Capital's Investment Strategy is to make investment commitments into Funds managed by Ethos. Through a combination of Primary, Direct and Secondary Investments, or making commitments
to Direct Investments.

During the year, the Company made further commitments of c.R1.0 billion to Ethos Funds and Direct Investments. EMMF I had its final closing during May 2018. When Ethos Capital increased
its commitment from R550 million to R950 million, representing c.38% of the R2.5 billion raised. The Company also participated in its first two Direct Investments. Through commitments of
R100 million and R171 million respectively into Kevro Holdings (Pty) Ltd (through EMMF Direct) and Primedia Holdings Pty Ltd.

In May 2018, the Company made its first commitment of R30 million into EHP, and a first close commitment of US$20 million (R276 million) into EMP 3.

Post-year-end transactions
Post the end of the financial year, Ethos Capital made first close commitments to EF VII and EAiF I of R1.25 billion and R150 million respectively. Furthermore, it also committed R100
million to EDI, bringing the total commitments to c.R3.2 billion.

The Company's intended final commitments to EF VII is R2.15 billion and R320 million to EMP 3, which have been approved by the Board subject to, inter alia, final commitment levels in each
Fund and the Company's liquidity levels at the final close of each Fund.

As at 30 June 2018, Ethos Capital had liquid resources of R1.2 billion to meet any outstanding commitments. In addition, the Company has agreed to a four-year revolving credit facility
with Rand Merchant Bank ("RMB") that, once activated, will provide access to c.R0.6 billion of additional resources for the Company.

Share price analysis
Ethos Capital's share price as at 30 June 2018 was R7.90 which represented a 28% discount to 30 June 2018 Group NAV. On average over the year, 2.4% of the issued A Ordinary Shares traded
per month and the average discount to NAV has been c.21%.

As part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value, the Company has continued to repurchase shares which are held in treasury. Up to 30 June 2018, the Company acquired 5 400 000 of its
shares; since the period-end to the date of this report, the Company repurchased just over 2 000 000 shares, bringing the total shares held in treasury to c.4% of the issued A Ordinary
shares. The Board will continue to monitor the Company's share price performance and the discount to NAV.

Portfolio Company valuation analysis
The NAV of each Fund is derived from the valuations of the underlying Portfolio Companies which are prepared in accordance with International Private Equity and Venture Capital Guidelines
("IPEV Guidelines"). Valuations are performed quarterly, audited semi-annually and approved by each Fund's Advisory Boards. The IPEV Guidelines set out best practice where private equity
investments are reported on at fair value.

As at 30 June 2018, the Ethos Capital portfolio of investments was valued at a value-weighted average EV/EBITDA multiple of 7.2x. This average EV/EBITDA multiple was at an average discount
of 29% compared to the equivalent multiple of the Portfolio Companies' peer groups. The value-weighted average net debt/EBITDA of the portfolio was 2.0x.

Including the impact of the post-year-end transactions, the equivalent EV/EBITDA multiple increased to 7.5x and the net debt/EBITDA multiple decreased to 1.9x.

C. AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018, the Integrated Annual Report and the Notice of Annual General Meeting have been published on the Company's website and the
document is available at http://www.ethoscapital.mu/investors1/reports-results/ or can be obtained or requested from the Company's registered office.

The Integrated Annual Report, Annual Financial Statements and the Notice of the Annual General Meeting will be distributed on or about 10 October 2018.

D. NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Ethos Capital shareholders will be held at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 9 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town on 13 November
2018 at 14h00, to transact the business as stated in the Annual General Meeting Notice forming part of the Annual Financial Statements.

SALIENT DATES
                                                                                                                              2018

Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting         Friday  5 October
Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting                     Tuesday  30 October
Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting       Friday  2 November
Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting to be lodged by 17h00 on*, for administrative purposes            Friday  9 November

*any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the Annual General Meeting immediately prior to such proxy exercising his/her right to vote at the Annual General
Meeting.

E. AVAILABILITY OF B-BBEE COMPLIANCE REPORT
Shareholders are advised that the annual compliance report in terms of Section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act No.46 of 2013, is available on the
Company's website at http://www.ethoscapital.mu/investors1/governance/

F. SUMMARISED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
RESPONSIBILITY
The Summarised Annual Financial Statements are extracted from audited Financial Statements but are themselves not audited. The Board of Directors take full responsibility for the
preparation of the Summarised Annual Financial Statements and all financial information has been correctly extracted from the audited Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

INDEPENDENT REPORT OF THE AUDITORS
The Summarised Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018 have not been audited, but have been extracted from the complete audited Financial Statements, on which the
Auditors of the Company, Deloitte & Touche, have expressed an unqualified audit opinion.

The audit report on the full set of Financial Statements does not necessarily report on all the information contained in this announcement. In order to understand the nature of the
auditor's engagement, please obtain the auditor's report which is available in the Annual Financial Statements at http://www.ethoscapital.mu/investors1/reports-results/ or can be obtained 
or requested from the Company's registered office.

SUMMARISED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018
These Summarised Annual Financial Statements comprise a summary of the complete audited Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018 that were approved by the Board of Ethos
Capital on 27 September 2018. The Summarised Annual Financial Statements do not contain sufficient information to allow for a complete understanding of the results of the Company, as
would be provided in the complete audited Financial Statements.

The complete audited Financial Statements are available at http://www.ethoscapital.mu/investors1/reports-results/ or can be obtained or requested from the Company's registered office.
The Summarised Annual Financial Statements comprise of:
- Summarised Statements of Financial Position
- Summarised Statements of Comprehensive Income
- Summarised Statements of Changes in Equity
- Summarised Statements of Cash Flows
- Notes to the Summarised Annual Financial Statements

SUMMARISED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AT 3O JUNE 2018

                                                                                                     Group                                                    Company
                                                                Notes                 30 June 2018                  Restated                  30 June 2018                    30 June 2017
                                                                                             R'000              30 June 2017                         R'000                           R'000
                                                                                                                       R'000
Assets
Non-current assets
Unlisted investments at fair value                                  5                      711 925                   307 939                       711 925                         307 939
Total non-current assets                                                                   711 925                   307 939                       711 925                         307 939

Current assets
Other assets and receivables                                                                22 078                    26 760                        22 076                          26 758
Money market investments at fair value                              6                    1 167 350                 1 529 281                     1 167 350                       1 529 281
Cash and cash equivalents                                                                   13 414                    10 504                        12 943                          10 044
Total current assets                                                                     1 202 842                 1 566 545                     1 202 369                       1 566 083

Total assets                                                                             1 914 767                 1 874 484                     1 914 294                       1 874 022

Equity and liabilities
Capital and reserves
Issued capital                                                      7                    1 584 031                 1 630 012                     1 719 031                       1 765 012
Retained earnings                                                                          188 720                   102 067                       188 720                         102 067
Total equity                                                                             1 772 751                 1 732 079                     1 907 751                       1 867 079

Non-current liabilities
Borrowings                                                          8                      122 881                   113 424                             -                               -
Other financial liabilities                                         9                       12 592                    22 038                             -                               -
Total non-current liabilities                                                              135 473                   135 462                             -                               -

Current liabilities
Other liabilities and payables                                                               5 504                     3 775                         5 505                           3 775
Current tax liabilities                                                                      1 039                     3 168                         1 039                           3 168
Total current liabilities                                                                    6 543                     6 943                         6 543                           6 943

Total equity and liabilities                                                             1 914 767                 1 874 484                     1 914 294                       1 874 022

Net asset value                                                                          1 772 751                 1 732 079                     1 907 751                       1 867 079

Basic net asset value per share (Rand)                            14.2                       11.00                     10.41                         10.93                           10.37

SUMMARISED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

                                                                                                      Group                                                  Company
                                                                  Notes                Year ended                  Restated                    Year ended                  Year ended
                                                                                     30 June 2018                Year ended                  30 June 2018                30 June 2017
                                                                                            R'000              30 June 2017                         R'000                       R'000
                                                                                                                      R'000
Income
Investment income                                                    10                   142 111                     124 397                     142 098                     123 901
Net fair value (losses)/gains                                        11                   (20 825)                      2 683                     (20 825)                      2 683
Total income                                                                              121 286                     127 080                     121 273                     126 584

Expenses
Investment-related fees                                            12.1                   (16 629)                     (4 820)                    (16 629)                     (4 820)
Legal and consultancy fees                                         12.2                    (6 264)                     (8 917)                     (6 264)                     (8 917)
Other operating expenses                                           12.3                    (8 271)                     (7 646)                     (8 269)                     (7 612)
Finance costs                                                      12.4                       (11)                       (462)                          -                           -
Total expenses                                                                            (31 175)                    (21 845)                    (31 162)                    (21 349)

Profit before tax                                                                          90 111                     105 235                      90 111                     105 235

Income tax expense                                                                         (3 458)                     (3 168)                     (3 458)                     (3 168)
Profit for the year                                                                        86 653                     102 067                      86 653                     102 067

Other comprehensive income  for the year                                                        -                           -                           -                           -
Total comprehensive income for  the year                                                   86 653                     102 067                      86 653                     102 067

Earnings per share
Basic and diluted earnings per share (Rand)                         14.1                     0.53                        0.61                        0.49                        0.57

SUMMARISED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

                                                      Year ended 30 June 2018
Group                       Notes              Share capital    Retained    Total equity
                                                       R'000    earnings           R'000
                                                                   R'000
Balance at 1 July 2017                             1 630 012     102 067       1 732 079
Movement in treasury shares     7                    (45 981)          -         (45 981)
Profit for the year          14.1                          -      86 653          86 653
Balance at 30 June 2018                            1 584 031     188 720       1 772 751

                                                                 Restated
                                                       Year ended 30 June 2017
                            Notes              Share capital    Retained    Total equity
                                                       R'000    earnings           R'000
                                                                   R'000
Balance at 1 July 2016                                     -           -               -
Issue of Ordinary Shares        7                  1 800 075           -       1 800 075
Share issue costs               7                    (34 716)          -         (34 716)
Movement in treasury shares     7                   (135 347)          -        (135 347)
Profit for the year          14.1                          -     102 067         102 067
Balance at 30 June 2017                            1 630 012     102 067       1 732 079


                                                       Year ended 30 June 2018
Company                     Notes              Share capital    Retained    Total equity
                                                       R'000    earnings           R'000
                                                                   R'000
Balance at 1 July 2017                             1 765 012     102 067       1 867 079
Movement in treasury shares     7                    (45 981)          -         (45 981)
Profit for the year          14.1                          -      86 653          86 653
Balance at 30 June 2018                            1 719 031     188 720       1 907 751

                                                       Year ended 30 June 2017
                            Notes              Share capital    Retained    Total equity
                                                       R'000    earnings           R'000
                                                                   R'000
Balance at 1 July 2016                                     -           -               -
Issue of Ordinary Shares        7                  1 800 075           -       1 800 075
Share issue costs               7                    (34 716)          -         (34 716)
Movement in treasury shares     7                       (347)          -            (347)
Profit for the year          14.1                          -     102 067         102 067
Balance at 30 June 2017                            1 765 012     102 067       1 867 079




SUMMARISED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

                                                                                                             Group                                                  Company
                                                                                              Year ended                    Restated                  Year ended                  Year ended
                                                                                            30 June 2018                  Year ended                30 June 2018                30 June 2017
                                                                                                   R'000                30 June 2017                       R'000                       R'000
                                                                                                                               R'000
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash used in operations                                                                          (29 745)                    (17 991)                    (29 743)                    (18 255)
Interest income from cash and bank balances                                                          879                       1 682                         866                       1 486
Income tax paid                                                                                   (5 587)                          -                      (5 587)                          -
Net cash used in operating activities before investment-related activities                       (34 453)                    (16 309)                    (34 464)                    (16 769)

Cash flows from investment-related activities
Net cash flow from non-current investments                                                      (379 418)                   (283 256)                   (379 418)                   (283 256)
Net cash flow from current investments                                                           462 719                  (1 449 441)                    462 719                  (1 449 441)
Net cash generated by/(used in) investment related activities                                     83 301                  (1 732 697)                     83 301                  (1 732 697)

Cash generated by/(used in) operating activities                                                  48 848                  (1 749 006)                     48 837                  (1 749 466)

Cash flows from financing activities
Net cash (used in)/generated by financing activities                                             (45 981)                  1 765 012                     (45 981)                  1 765 012

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                          2 867                      16 006                       2 856                      15 546

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning  of the year                                           10 504                           -                      10 044                           -
Effects of exchange rate changes on the balance of  cash held in foreign currencies                   43                      (5 502)                         43                      (5 502)
Total cash and cash equivalents at the end of  the year                                           13 414                      10 504                      12 943                      10 044


NOTES TO THE SUMMARISED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

1 General information
EPE Capital Partners Ltd ("Ethos Capital", "the Company") was registered and incorporated in Mauritius as a private company on 26 May 2016 under the Mauritius Companies Act 2001, and was
converted to a public company on 15 July 2016. The Company is licensed as a Category One Global Business Company by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius and is designed to offer
shareholders long-term capital appreciation by investing into Funds or Direct Investments that provide the Group exposure to a diversified portfolio of unlisted private equity type
investments. The Company's A Ordinary Shares are listed on the JSE Limited.

2 Application of new and revised International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS")
The following new and revised standards and interpretations are relevant to the Group and have been adopted in these Group (consolidated) and Company Summarised Annual Financial Statements
(collectively referred to as "Summarised Annual Financial Statements"). Their adoption has not had any significant impact on the amounts reported in these Summarised Annual Financial
Statements but may have affected the accounting and disclosure of transactions and arrangements. These standards are effective for companies with financial year-ends beginning on or after
the effective date as noted for each standard.

Standard    Description/name of standard                Effective date

IAS 7       Statement of Cash Flows                     1 January 2017
IFRS 2      Share-Based Payments                        1 January 2017
IAS 12      Income Taxes                                1 January 2017
IFRS 12     Disclosure of Interest in Other Entities    1 January 2017

The standards issued but not yet effective for the financial year ended 30 June 2018 that are relevant to the Group and not implemented early, are the following:

Standard    Description/name of standard                               Effective date

IFRS 2      Share-Based Payments (amended)                             1 January 2018
IFRS 9      Financial Instruments                                      1 January 2018
IFRIC 22    Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration    1 January 2018
IAS 12      Income Taxes (annual improvements)                         1 January 2018
IAS 23      Borrowing Costs (annual improvements)                      1 January 2019

The Directors anticipate that these amendments will be applied in the Annual and Interim Financial Statements for the annual periods beginning on or after the respective dates as indicated
above. The Directors have not yet assessed the potential impact of the adoption of these amendments.

3. Significant accounting policies
3.1 Basis of preparation
These Summarised Annual Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition requirements of IFRS as issued by the 
International Accounting Standards Board; the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee; the Financial Reporting Pronouncements as issued by the 
Financial Reporting Standards Council; as a minimum, the information required by IAS 34; the Listings Requirements of the JSE; and the requirements of the Mauritius Companies Act 2001 
in so far as applicable to Category One Global Business Licensed companies.

The accounting policies applied in the preparation of these Summarised Annual Financial Statements are, where applicable to the prior financial year, consistent in all material respects
with those used in the prior financial year and with IFRS.

The Summarised Annual Financial Statements have been extracted from the audited Annual Financial Statements but are themselves not audited.

The Summarised Annual Financial Statements have been prepared under the historical cost basis except for financial instruments and investments which are measured at fair value.

The Directors believe the Group has adequate resources to settle its obligations as and when they become due, therefore these Summarised Annual Financial Statements have been prepared on
the going concern basis.

These Summarised Annual Financial Statements were compiled under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, Mr Jean-Pierre van Onselen, CA(SA), and were approved by the Board on 27
September 2018.

3.2 Basis of consolidation
The Group (consolidated) Summarised Annual Financial Statements incorporate the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries.

Subsidiaries are entities, including unincorporated entities, controlled by the Group. The Group controls an entity when it has power over and is exposed to, or has rights to, variable
returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the entity. The financial statements of subsidiaries are consolidated from
the date on which the Group acquires control, up to the date that control ceases.

When the Company has less than a majority of the voting rights of a subsidiary, it has power over the subsidiary when the voting rights are sufficient to give it the practical ability to
direct the relevant activities of the subsidiary unilaterally. The Company considers all relevant facts and circumstances in assessing whether or not the Company's voting rights in a
subsidiary are sufficient to give it power, including:

- the size of the Company's holding of voting rights relative to the size and dispersion of holdings of the other vote holders;

- potential voting rights held by the Company, other vote holders or other parties;

- rights arising from other contractual arrangements; and

- any additional facts and circumstances that indicate that the Company has, or does not have, the current ability to direct the relevant activities at the time that decisions need to be
  made, including voting patterns at previous shareholders' meetings.

Profit or loss and each component of other comprehensive income are attributed to the owners of the Group and to the non-controlling interests. Total comprehensive income of subsidiaries
is attributed to the owners of the Group and to the non-controlling interests even if this results in the non-controlling interests having a deficit balance.

There were no intercompany transactions and/or balances between the Group companies that otherwise needed to be eliminated on consolidation.

3.3 Critical judgement and accounting estimates: valuation of investments
The basis of valuation of all investments is fair value. Fair value is determined as of the end of each quarter. All investments are valued in accordance with IFRS and the International
Private Equity and Venture Capital ("IPEV") Valuation Guidelines.

As stated above, the Group's investments mainly comprise drawn commitments into Funds, which in turn invests in Portfolio Companies in which the Group has an indirect interest, or into
Direct Investments.

The General Partners of these Funds provide quarterly NAV statements as calculated from the Investment Advisor's valuations, which the Directors of the Group use to determine the fair
value of a Fund. The Investment Advisor's valuations as prepared in December are audited annually by its auditor and its valuations, as prepared in June, are audited by the Group's
auditor.

The Investment Advisor determines the individual fair value of each Fund's underlying Portfolio Companies and the Fund's NAV at the end of each quarter and the June and December valuations
and NAV are approved by its Board of Advisors. The policy of the Investment Advisor to determine the fair value of the Portfolio Companies, which is in accordance with the IPEV Valuation
Guidelines, is noted below.

Initially, and for a limited period after the acquisition date of an investment, the "price of recent investment" method is generally used. At each reporting date after the initial
acquisition date, an assessment is made as to whether subsequent changes or events necessitate a change in the fair value of the investment. If so, an "earnings multiple" methodology is
generally applied.

In terms of the "earnings multiple" method, an appropriate and reasonable valuation multiple is applied to the maintainable earnings of the investment. For each investment, an "earnings
before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation" ("EBITDA") or an "earnings before interest after tax" ("EBIAT") multiple is generally considered appropriate to determine the
enterprise value for the investment. In deriving a reasonable valuation multiple, the Investment Manager develops a benchmark multiple, generally with reference to the multiples of
comparable publicly traded companies adjusted for finance costs (i.e. multiples have been degeared). The benchmark multiple is further adjusted for points of difference relating to risk
profile (geographic, operational, financial, liquidity factors and growth prospects).

Maintainable earnings are typically based on historical earnings figures that are considered to be appropriate and relevant. Once an enterprise value has been determined, it is adjusted
for surplus assets, excess liabilities, and financial instruments ranking ahead of the Fund's investments. The resultant attributable enterprise value is then apportioned to all investors,
included in the Fund's investments, based on their respective participation in each underlying security of the Portfolio Company.

Although best judgement is used in determining the fair value of these investments, there are inherent limitations in any valuation technique involving securities of the type in which the
Funds invest. Therefore, the fair values presented herein may not be indicative of the amount the funds could realise in a current transaction.

4 Restatement
The auditors assessed that Black Hawk Private Equity (Proprietary) Limited ("Black Hawk") is, in accordance with IFRS 10, under the control of the Company and that it should be treated as
a subsidiary of the Company and thereby Group (consolidated) financial statements need to be prepared. This assessment was only made in the current year and the 30 June 2017 Group
comparative numbers have therefore been restated. The Company's potential exposure in respect of the guarantee provided is already recognised as a contingent liability in the Summarised
Annual Financial Statements and its comparative numbers are therefore unchanged.

The Company has provided a guarantee against a R105 million five-year non-recourse loan facility (plus any outstanding interest thereon) issued by Rand Merchant Bank ("RMB") to Black Hawk,
signed on 28 July 2016 and expiring on 29 July 2021. The proceeds of the facility, alongside R30 million funded by the Black Hawk shareholders, who are also the Directors, were used by
Black Hawk to subscribe for 13.5 million of A Ordinary Shares (representing R135 million at the issue price of R10 per share) on behalf of the shareholders, who are Directors of the
Company and members of its Investment Committee. Black Hawk has pledged the 13.5 million shares as security in favour of the Company against the guarantee provided by it. The Company also
has a call option to acquire the 13.5 million shares, or a lower number of shares as might be required, to settle any outstanding amount due to RMB. The call option can be exercised only
when either or both of the relevant Directors cease to serve on the Investment Committee of the Company.

The Board, and the Directors of Black Hawk, considered the commercial and legal arrangement and came to a different conclusion that the Company has no power, control or influence on the
decisions of Black Hawk. The Company has the right to make decisions that can influence its own results at the following events: either at the expiry date of the facility, in which
instance the Board needs to decide whether to provide its consent to the sale of the shares by Black Hawk; or when either or both of the Directors cease to serve on the Investment
Committee of the Company, in which instance the Board can elect to exercise the call option and acquire the required shares at a purchase consideration that is to be used to settle the
outstanding amount on the RMB facility. Any deficit between the proceeds and the RMB settlement amount will result in a loss to the Company.

The effect of consolidating the results of Black Hawk into the Group is to recognise at Group level the outstanding amount payable to RMB at the relevant reporting dates as a long-term
liability; the 13.5 million secured shares that are legally owned by Black Hawk and pledged as security are treated as treasury shares of the Group at their par value of R10.00 per share;
and to the extent that the par value of the shares, i.e. R135 million exceed the RMB outstanding amount, the excess over the latter is recognised as amounts payable to the Black Hawk
shareholders; any deficit to the RMB outstanding amount is recognised as a loss to the Group.

This results in a decrease in the NAV of the Group compared to the Company NAV of R135 million but since these shares are excluded from the Group's issued shares in determining the NAVPS
of the Group, the NAVPS increases from R10.93 at Company level to R11.00 at Group level.

Careful consideration should be given to the above treatment and disclosure as it does not reflect the true commercial exposure and potential loss of the Company if a mandatory repayment
is triggered under the RMB facility. As is envisaged by the legal arrangements between the Company and Black Hawk, upon a mandatory repayment event or the maturity of the facility, the
secured shares will most likely be sold with the proceeds used to repay the facility with no upside to the Company; any shortfall would have to be funded by the Company which will result
in a loss to it, and hence it is unlikely that this transaction can enhance the Company's NAVPS. See note 13 for further details.

4.1 Restatement impact on Group Summarised Statement of Financial Position
The cash and cash equivalents of Black Hawk, which are part of the secured assets, are recognised as Group assets, whereas the shares of the Company that were pledged by Black Hawk are
recognised as treasury shares of the Group, and therefore are deducted from the issued shares when determining the NAVPS. The amount payable by Black Hawk to RMB under the facility
agreement, including accrued interest payable, is recognised as a non-current liability. The total of the cash and treasury shares that is in excess of the RMB liability is recognised as
amounts payable to the Black Hawk shareholders under non-current liabilities.

Group                                                       Restated Group    Consolidation       Previously
                                                              30 June 2017       adjustment      reported at
                                                                     R'000     30 June 2017    Company level
                                                                                      R'000     30 June 2017
                                                                                                       R'000
Total assets
Other unchanged total assets                                     1 837 220                -        1 837 220
Other assets and receivables                                        26 760                2           26 758
Cash and cash equivalents                                           10 504              460           10 044
Total equity
Issued capital                                                   1 630 012         (135 000)       1 765 012
Unchanged retained earnings                                        102 067                -          102 067
Total liabilities
Non-current liabilities                                            135 462          135 462                -
Unchanged current liabilities                                        6 943                -            6 943

Net asset value/total equity                                     1 732 079         (135 000)       1 867 079

Net asset value per share (Rand)                                     10.41             0.04            10.37
Attributable shares in issue at the end of the year ('000)         166 460          (13 500)         179 960

4.2 Restatement impact on Group Summarised Statement of Comprehensive Income
The Group has recognised Black Hawk's investment income and operating expenses, as well as the interest expense incurred in respect of the RMB facility. To the extent that the net loss is
recoverable against the initial R30 million investment provided by the Black Hawk shareholders, the reimbursement amount is recognised in the Group Statement of Comprehensive Income. The
13.5 million shares are deducted from the weighted average shares in issue during the year, and thereby impact the Group's basic and diluted earnings per share.

                                                                                       Restated    Consolidation       Previously
                                                                                          Group       adjustment      reported at
                                                                                   30 June 2017     30 June 2017    Company level
                                                                                          R'000            R'000     30 June 2017
                                                                                                                            R'000
Investment income                                                                       124 397              496          123 901
Other operating expenses                                                                  7 646               34            7 612
Finance costs                                                                               462              462                -
Other unchanged income/expenses                                                         (14 222)               -          (14 222)

Total comprehensive income for the year                                                 102 067                -          102 067

Basic and diluted earnings per share (Rand)                                                0.61             0.04             0.57
Weighted average number of Ordinary Shares for the purpose of earnings per share        166 500          (13 500)         180 000

4.3 Restatement impact on Group Summarised Statement of Cash Flows
The Group cash flows reflect the payment made to acquire the treasury shares of the Group and the proceeds raised from the facilities and loan balances of RMB and Black Hawk's shareholders
respectively. Furthermore, Black Hawk's net cash flow generated from operations is recognised as a cash inflow.

                                                            Restated    Consolidation       Previously
                                                               Group       adjustment      reported at
                                                        30 June 2017     30 June 2017    Company level
                                                               R'000            R'000     30 June 2017
                                                                                                 R'000
Cash used in operations                                      (17 991)             264          (18 255)
Interest income from cash and bank balances                    1 682              196            1 486
Payment for buyback of shares                               (135 347)        (135 000)            (347)
Proceeds from non-current liabilities                        135 000          135 000                -
Other unchanged cash flow items                               27 160                -           27 160

Total cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year        10 504              460           10 044

5 Unlisted investments at fair value
The Group obtains exposure to and has indirect interests in a diversified pool of unquoted investments ("Portfolio Companies") by investing into Fund Limited Partnerships ("Funds"),
managed by Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Limited ("Ethos"), that typically have a 10-year life cycle. The Group becomes a Limited Partner of the Funds and the investments are made through
commitments into the Funds. Alternatively, the Group can also make direct commitments to invest into Portfolio Companies alongside the Funds.
At 30 June 2018, the Group had the following investments:

                                                                               Group                         Company
                                                                  30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                         R'000
Investments held at fair value through profit and loss
Carrying amounts of:
Unlisted investment in EMMF I(1)                                       320 114         247 412         320 114         247 412
Unlisted investment in EF VI(2)                                         82 225          60 527          82 225          60 527
Unlisted investment in EMMF Direct(3)                                  105 300               -         105 300               -
Unlisted investment in Primedia Holdings Pty Ltd                       175 800               -         175 800               -
Unlisted investment in EHP(4)                                           28 486               -          28 486               -
                                                                       711 925         307 939         711 925         307 939

Consisting of:
Cost                                                                   686 387         288 505         686 387         288 505
Unrealised capital revaluation movement  at the end  of the year       (15 483)          7 515         (15 483)          7 515
Accrued income                                                          41 021          11 919          41 021          11 919
                                                                       711 925         307 939         711 925         307 939
(1)  Ethos Mid Market Fund I (B) Partnership.
(2)  Ethos Fund VI (Jersey) LP.
(3)  Ethos Mid Market Direct Investment Partnership.
(4)  Ethos Healthcare (A) Partnership.

At 30 June 2018, the underlying investments of the above Funds (Portfolio Companies) constituting 37.2% of the total assets, consisted of the following 13 unlisted companies:

Group and Company     Fund or type        Business description/sector                       % of
Name                                                                                Total assets
                                                                                    30 June 2018
Kevro                 EMMF I/EMMF Direct  Corporate clothing and promotional                10.4
Primedia              EF VI/Direct        Media                                              9.8
Autozone              EF VI/EMMF I        Automotive parts retailer and wholesaler           4.5
Twinsaver             EF VI/EMMF I        Industrials (FMCG)                                 3.2
MTN Zakhele Futhi     EMMF I              Telecommunications                                 2.2
Eazi Access           EF VI/EMMF I        Industrial support services                        2.0
Vertice               EHP                 Healthcare                                         1.6
Echo                  EMMF I              Technology                                         1.3
Eaton Towers          EF VI               Shared telecommunications towers                   0.7
Waco International    EF VI               Industrial support services                        0.6
The Beverage Company  EF VI               Carbonated drinks                                  0.3
Neopak                EF VI               Paper and packaging                                0.3
RTT                   EF VI               Logistics                                          0.3
                                                                                            37.2

Further details on the investment portfolio and the underlying Portfolio Companies are provided in the Review of the Investment Portfolio and Returns section on page 13 of the Integrated
Annual Report as at 30 June 2018.

6. Money market investments at fair value
                                                                              Group                         Company
                                                                 30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                        R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                        R'000
Investments held at fair value through profit and loss
Carrying amounts of:
Floating rate notes                                                   174 550         637 091         174 550         637 091
Negotiable certificates of deposit                                    953 508         577 473         953 508         577 473
Treasury bills                                                              -         179 185               -         179 185
Cash and call accounts                                                 39 292         135 532          39 292         135 532
                                                                    1 167 350       1 529 281       1 167 350       1 529 281

Consisting of:
Cost                                                                1 166 963       1 528 622       1 166 963       1 528 622
Unrealised capital revaluation movement at the end of the year            387             659             387             659
                                                                    1 167 350       1 529 281       1 167 350       1 529 281

The money market investments, or Temporary Investments, are managed by Ashburton Fund Managers Proprietary Limited ("Ashburton") under a discretionary investment management agreement dated
28 July 2016. These investments are currently invested in money market instruments that consist of a combination of floating rate notes, negotiable certificates of deposit ("NCD") and
treasury bills.

At 30 June 2018, the following range of interest rates was applicable to the respective categories of money market instruments, from which the accrued income at 30 June 2018 was derived:

                               30 June 2018
Group and Company             Low      High
                                %         %
Floating rate notes        7.3680    7.8750
NCD                        6.8250    8.2000

7 Issued capital
                                                            Group                       Company
                                              30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                    Number    30 June 2017          Number          Number
                                                                    Number
Issued and fully paid
A Ordinary Shares issued at R10.00 per share   180 000 000     180 000 000     180 000 000     180 000 000
A Ordinary Shares issued at R0.01 per share      7 500 000       7 500 000       7 500 000       7 500 000
B Ordinary Shares issued at R0.01 per share         10 000          10 000          10 000          10 000
Total issued at time of listing                187 510 000     187 510 000     187 510 000     187 510 000

Black Hawk treasury shares                     (13 500 000)    (13 500 000)              -               -
A Ordinary Shares purchased                     (5 400 000)        (40 102)     (5 400 000)        (40 102)
Total issued share capital                     168 610 000     173 969 898     182 110 000     187 469 898


                                                            Group                       Company
                                              30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                     R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                     R'000
Issued and fully paid
A Ordinary Shares issued at R10.00 per share     1 800 000       1 800 000       1 800 000       1 800 000
A Ordinary Shares issued at R0.01 per share             75              75              75              75
B Ordinary Shares issued at R0.01 per share              -               -               -               -
Less: Share issue costs                            (34 716)        (34 716)        (34 716)        (34 716)
Total issued at time of listing                  1 765 359       1 765 359       1 765 359       1 765 359

Black Hawk treasury shares                        (135 000)       (135 000)              -               -
A Ordinary Shares purchased                        (46 328)           (347)        (46 328)           (347)
Total issued share capital                       1 584 031       1 630 012       1 719 031       1 765 012

During the year, the Company purchased 5 359 898 of its A Ordinary Shares at an average price of R8.58 per share. These shares are currently held in treasury. As set out in note 4, the
13.5 million secured shares that are legally owned by Black Hawk and pledged as security are treated as treasury shares of the Group at their par value of R10.00 per share.

8 Borrowings
                                             Group                       Company
                               30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                      R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                      R'000
Unsecured - at amortised cost
Bank loan                           122 881         113 424               -               -
                                    122 881         113 424               -               -

Non-current                         122 881         113 424               -               -
                                    122 881         113 424               -               -

The Group has exposure to RMB via a R105 million five-year non-recourse loan facility (plus any outstanding interest thereon) issued by RMB to Black Hawk, expiring on 29 July 2021. The
above amount represents the current outstanding balance on the facility, including any accrued interest charges to 30 June 2018. Interest currently accrues at a rate that is based on JIBAR
plus a 1% margin, and the interest is intended to be rolled up and settled with the capital amount outstanding upon the maturity of the loan or an earlier repayment event.

9 Other financial liabilities
                                              Group                        Company
                                30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                       R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                       R'000
Unsecured - at amortised cost
Black Hawk shareholders' loans        12 592          22 038               -               -
                                      12 592          22 038               -               -

Non-current                           12 592          22 038               -               -
                                      12 592          22 038               -               -

The Group has loan amounts repayable to the two Black Hawk shareholders of R15 000 000 each, which were used to acquire some of the secured shares pledged in favour of the Company in
respect of the guarantee provided to RMB. Any unrealised or realised losses incurred by the Group, up to an amount of R30 000 000 representing the par value of above loans, are recoverable
and are therefore charged against the loans payable and treated as a reimbursement of losses suffered by the Group in the Group Statement of Comprehensive Income.

10 Investment income
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Interest from unlisted investments                                                      40 099          15 854          40 099          15 854
Dividends from unlisted investments                                                      5 065           1 314           5 065           1 314
Interest from money market investments                                                  90 095          80 251          90 095          80 251
Interest from bank and call deposits                                                       879           1 682             866           1 486
Fee income                                                                                   -             300               -               -
                                                                                       136 138          99 401         136 125          98 905

Amortisation of net discount                                                             5 973          24 996           5 973          24 996
                                                                                         5 973          24 996           5 973          24 996

                                                                                       142 111         124 397         142 098         123 901


11 Net fair value (losses)/gains
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Unrealised
Net (loss)/gain arising on changes in  the fair value of unlisted investments(1)       (22 998)          7 515         (22 998)          7 515
Net (loss)/gain arising on changes in the fair value of money market instruments          (272)            659            (272)            659
Net foreign exchange gain/(loss) on conversion of cash and cash equivalents                 43            (282)             43            (282)
                                                                                       (23 227)          7 892         (23 227)          7 892
Realised
Gain on realisation of unlisted investments                                              2 402               -           2 402               -
Gain on realisation of money market instruments                                              -              11               -              11
Net foreign exchange loss on conversion of cash  and cash equivalents                        -          (5 220)              -          (5 220)
                                                                                         2 402          (5 209)          2 402          (5 209)

Net fair value (losses)/gains                                                          (20 825)          2 683         (20 825)          2 683

(1)The current year loss should be considered alongside the unrealised increase in the accrued income on the unlisted investments of R29 102 000, resulting in a net 
   unrealised gain for the year of R6 104 000.

12 Profit before tax
Profit before tax has been arrived at after charging:
12.1 Investment-related fees
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Management fees - Ethos                                                                  5 018           1 286           5 018           1 286
Investment service and management - Ethos                                                8 312               -           8 312               -
Administration fees - Ethos                                                              1 417           1 482           1 417           1 482
Administration fees - Ashburton                                                          1 882           2 052           1 882           2 052
                                                                                        16 629           4 820          16 629           4 820

12.2 Legal and consultancy fees
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Legal and consultancy fees                                                                  45           5 154              45           5 154
Fund formation fees                                                                        894           1 809             894           1 809
Expenses relating to the acquisition of investments                                      5 325           1 954           5 325           1 954
                                                                                         6 264           8 917           6 264           8 917


12.3 Other operating expenses
                                                                                               Group                          Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Company secretarial, accounting and other administration fees                            1 244           1 517           1 244           1 517
Directors' emoluments                                                                    3 920           3 353           3 920           3 353
Auditors' remuneration
- Audit services - current year                                                            824             852             824             852
Insurance costs                                                                            533             431             533             431
Sponsor and listing-related fees                                                           717             408             717             408
Other expenses                                                                           1 033           1 085           1 031           1 051
                                                                                         8 271           7 646           8 269           7 612

12.4 Finance costs
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                    Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                  30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Other interest expense                                                                   9 457           8 424               -               -
Less: Reimbursement by Black Hawk shareholders                                          (9 446)         (7 962)              -               -
                                                                                            11             462               -               -

13 Capital commitments and contingent liabilities
                                                                                                Group                        Company
                                                                                  30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                         R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                         R'000
Undrawn capital commitments
Unlisted investment in EMMF I(1)                                                       626 192         319 205         626 192         319 205
Unlisted investment in EMP 3(2)                                                        276 150               -         276 150               -
Unlisted investment in EF VI(3)                                                         44 946          55 874          44 946          55 874
Unlisted investment in Primedia Holdings Pty Ltd(4)                                      7 535               -           7 535               -
Unlisted investment in EHP(5)                                                            1 514               -           1 514               -
Unlisted investment in EMMF Direct(6)                                                        -               -               -               -
                                                                                       956 337         375 079         956 337         375 079
Contingent liabilities
RMB loan                                                                                     -               -         122 881         113 424
                                                                                             -               -         122 881         113 424

Total commitments and contingent liabilities                                           956 337         375 079       1 079 218         488 503

(1)  Final commitment of R950 million to Ethos Mid Market Fund I (B) Partnership, with the initial commitment on 11 November 2016.
(2)  Commitment of USD20 million (R276 million) to Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3 (B) Partnership on 16 May 2018.
(3)  Commitment of USD10 million (R138 million) to Ethos Fund VI (Jersey) LP on 18 November 2016.
(4)  R171 million commitment to invest in Primedia Holdings Pty Ltd on 20 September 2017.
(5)  R30 million commitment to Ethos Healthcare (A) Partnership on 16 May 2018.
(6)  R100 million commitment to Ethos Mid Market Direct Investment Partnership on 2 August 2017.

As detailed in note 4, the Company has provided a guarantee against a R105 million five-year non-recourse loan facility (plus any outstanding interest thereon) issued by RMB to Black Hawk,
expiring on 29 July 2021. The above amount represents the current outstanding balance on the facility, including any accrued interest charges to 30 June 2018. Interest currently accrues at
a rate that is based on JIBAR plus a 1% margin, and the interest is intended to be rolled up and settled with the capital amount outstanding upon the maturity of the loan or an earlier
repayment event.

As security against the above guarantee, Black Hawk has pledged 13.5 million shares in favour of the Company, which was valued at R106 650 000 at 30 June 2018. In the event that a
mandatory repayment under the RMB facility was triggered at 30 June 2018, an implied shortfall would have resulted in a loss to the Company of R15 761 000, a decrease in the NAVPS of 9.0
cents. The guarantee has been recognised as a contingent liability in the Summarised Annual Financial Statements of the Company and the above implied contingent loss has not been recognised 
in the Summarised Annual Financial Statements of the Company.

14 Earnings and net asset value per share
As detailed in note 7, the Company issued 187 500 000 A Ordinary Shares, 7 500 000 of which were issued to the EPE Trust and are currently notionally encumbered. Until these shares are
released from their encumbrance (through the notional performance participation), the Company has an irrevocable right and option to acquire the notionally encumbered A Ordinary Shares at
a repurchase price of R0.01 per share, being each share's fair value, and then to apply for the delisting of such shares acquired. The holders of these shares are therefore restricted from
selling the shares to any party other than the Company and obtaining or sharing in any economic benefit derived from the shares, until they are released from their encumbrance.

Given the restrictions the encumbered shares place on the holder and the probability of the shares being delisted unless certain contingent conditions are met, they are excluded from the
calculations to determine the earnings, headline earnings and net asset value per share respectively. The calculations below therefore reflect the earnings, headline
earnings and net asset value attributable to the unrestricted A ordinary shareholders.

14.1 Earnings and headline earnings per share
                                                                                                 Group                         Company
                                                                                     Year ended        Restated      Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                   30 June 2018      Year ended    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                          R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                          R'000

Total comprehensive profit attributable to ordinary shareholders                         86 653         102 067          86 653         102 067

Reconciliation of basic earnings to headline earnings:
Total comprehensive profit attributable to ordinary shareholders                         86 653         102 067          86 653         102 067
Items attributable to headline earnings                                                       -               -               -               -
Headline earnings for the year                                                           86 653         102 067          86 653         102 067

                                                                                           '000            '000            '000            '000

Weighted average number of Ordinary Shares for the purpose of earnings per share        163 628         166 500         177 128         180 000

Basic and diluted earnings per share (Rand)                                                0.53            0.61            0.49            0.57
Basic and diluted headline earnings per share (Rand)                                       0.53            0.61            0.49            0.57

14.2 Basic net asset value per share
                                                                                                Group                         Company
                                                                                   30 June 2018        Restated    30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                          R'000    30 June 2017           R'000           R'000
                                                                                                          R'000

Net assets                                                                            1 772 751       1 732 079       1 907 751       1 867 073

                                                                                           '000            '000            '000            '000

Number of shares in issue during the year                                               187 500         187 500         187 500         187 500
Less: Shares held in treasury                                                           (18 900)        (13 540)         (5 400)            (40)
Less: Notionally encumbered shares                                                       (7 500)         (7 500)         (7 500)         (7 500)
Number of shares in issue for the purpose of net asset value per share                  161 100         166 460         174 600         179 960

Basic net asset value per share (Rand)                                                    11.00           10.41           10.93           10.37

15 Financial risk factors and instruments
15.1 Overview
This note presents information about the Group's exposure to each of the below-mentioned risks, the Group's objectives, policies and processes for measuring and managing risk and the
Group's management of capital.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the Group's risk management framework. The Group's risk management policies are established to
identify and analyse the risks faced by the Group, to set appropriate risk limits and controls and to monitor risks and adherence to limits. Risk management policies and systems are
reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions and the products offered.

Through the Group's activities, it is exposed to a variety of risks that could result in changes to the NAV or its performance.

The main risks the Group is exposed to which could result in changes to the NAV or its performance are: capital risk; valuation risk; market risk (comprising currency risk, interest rate
risk and equity price risk); credit risk; and liquidity risk.

These risks are detailed in the Notes to the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

15.2 Fair value classification of investments
Financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value need to be classified within the appropriate level of hierarchy on which their fair values are based. The information below sets out
the different levels as well as the classification of the Group's assets and liabilities where appropriate.

Investments trading in active markets and deriving their fair value from quoted market prices of identical assets are classified within level 1. These prices provide the most reliable fair
value classification and the Group does not need to adjust the quoted prices to measure the fair value of investments. The quoted market price used for investments held by the Group is the
current bid price.

Investments trading in markets not considered to be active and deriving their fair value from observable inputs other than quoted prices included within level 1 are classified within level
2. These inputs need to be directly or indirectly observable for the investment and can include: quoted market prices for similar assets in active or non-active markets; observable inputs
other than quoted prices; and inputs derived or corroborated by observable market date. The Group's money market investments will typically be classified within level 2.

Level 3 classification applies to investments where observable inputs are not available for the asset to determine its fair value. Unobservable inputs are used to measure fair value where
relevant observable inputs are not available. The unlisted investments in Fund Limited partnerships are within this level.

The financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value in the Summarised Statements of Financial Position can be summarised as follows within the fair value hierarchy:

Group and Company                           Level 1      Level 2    Level 3        Total
                                              R'000        R'000      R'000        R'000

2018
Assets
Unlisted investments                              -            -    711 925      711 925
Money market investments                          -    1 167 350          -    1 167 350
Accrued income on money market investments        -       21 085          -       21 085
                                                  -    1 188 435    711 925    1 900 360

Group and Company                           Level 1      Level 2    Level 3        Total
                                              R'000        R'000      R'000        R'000

2017
Assets
Unlisted investments                              -            -    307 939      307 939
Money market investments                          -    1 529 281          -    1 529 281
Accrued income on money market investments        -       26 077          -       26 077
                                                  -    1 555 358    307 939    1 863 297

During the period, there were no transfers of assets from level 1 to level 2 or 3, level 2 to level 1 or 3 and level 3 to level 1 or 2.

The following table presents the movement in level 3 assets during the year by class of financial instrument:

                                                                               Unlisted investments
Group and Company                                                         30 June 2018    30 June 2017
                                                                                 R'000           R'000

Non-current assets
Opening balance                                                                307 939               -
Acquisitions                                                                   411 571         293 393
Realisations and equalisations at carrying value of acquisitions               (15 867)         (4 888)
Net gains included in the Statements of Comprehensive Income                     8 282          19 434
                                                                               711 925         307 939

The Board of Directors has approved the valuation method for level 3 investments as set out in the accounting policies. The valuation techniques used and the inputs available to determine
the fair value of each investment, are detailed in note 5 of the Notes to the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018. The inputs available to the Investment Advisor to
determine the valuation of the underlying Portfolio Companies, from which the NAV of the Funds is derived, are mainly the maintainable earnings of the relevant companies and valuation
multiples that are derived from the public markets.

The main inputs available to the Investment Advisor to determine the valuation on a case-by-case basis for each of the underlying Portfolio Companies, from which the NAV of the Funds is
derived, are: maintainable earnings, trading multiples and capital structures. Earnings, for instance EBITDA, can be based on budgeted EBITDA, most recent or historic reported EBITDA, last
12 months' EBITDA or EBITDA adjusted to a normalised earnings level.

Trading multiples are determined by identifying comparable public companies based on, for instance, their industry, size, growth stage, revenue generation and strategy. Once a public
company's trading multiple is calculated, the Investment Advisor can then adjust the multiple for considerations such as illiquidity, capital structure and other differences between the
public company and the Portfolio Company, based on company-specific facts and differences. The Investment Advisor can also, in addition to the original transaction multiples, consider
recent private transactions in similar securities as the Portfolio Company or third-party transactions, and adjust the trading multiples as deemed appropriate.

The capital structure of each Portfolio Company determines the ranking or distribution waterfall of how the fair value is firstly allocated to each type of security, and secondly to each
holder of such securities, for example taking into consideration preferred rights or incentive schemes upon an exit scenario, possible earn-out payments, etc. Other subjective inputs to
use might be based on the Investment Advisor's assessment of the quality of earnings, third-party external debt, comparability differences and probability of default.

All these numerical and subjective inputs are recorded and maintained for each Portfolio Company in a valuation model designed and updated by the Investment Advisor. The Board of Directors
does not have direct access or input to these valuation models or the subjective assessments that were considered in deriving the fair value and is not reasonably available to the Board.
All these inputs and considerations are largely interdependent and subjective, and the models are highly complex for an outside party to manage. Therefore, it is not reasonable, and
potentially misleading, for the Board to determine and present to the shareholders of the Group a sensitivity analysis of the potential impact on changes to one or more of the underlying
inputs to fair value.

16 Events after the reporting period
There have been no material events after the reporting date that would require disclosure or adjustment to the Summarised Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

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28 September 2018


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