Notification of change in audit firm due to merger
HERIOT REIT LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2017/167697/06)
(Approved as a REIT by the JSE)
JSE share code: HET ISIN: ZAE000246740
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE IN AUDIT FIRM DUE TO MERGER
Shareholders are advised in terms of paragraph 3.78 of the JSE Listings Requirements, that the Company has
been informed by its audit firm, Grant Thornton Johannesburg Partnership ("Grant Thornton"), that there has
been a change in its network firm membership from Grant Thornton to BDO South Africa Inc ("BDO").
The change was initiated by Grant Thornton following the merger of Grant Thornton and BDO, effective
1 December 2018.
Accordingly, the audit firm of the Company is now BDO and the designated audit partner, Paul Badrick, has
The Company will in due course follow the process detailed in paragraph 3.84(g)(iii) of the JSE Listings
Requirements relating to BDO. This process will be completed before BDO signs its next audit report. It is
important to note, that whilst the designated audit partner has remained unchanged, the audit and risk committee
of the Company will request and consider the separate information about BDO, as the Company is deemed to be
appointing BDO for the first time.
3 December 2018
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