Notice of provision of direct or indirect financial assistance in terms of section 45 of the Companies Act
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Company registration number 2004/025229/06)
Income tax number: 9003862175
JSE Share Code: MPT
JSE ISIN: ZAE 000156501
(“Mpact” or “the Company”)
NOTICE OF PROVISION OF DIRECT OR INDIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN
TERMS OF SECTION 45 OF THE COMPANIES ACT NO 71 OF 2008
Shareholders are referred to the special resolution tabled and
approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 5
June 2018 (“2018 AGM”), authorising directors in terms of section
45 of the Companies Act No.71 of 2008 (“the Act”) to provide
direct or indirect financial assistance to any company or
corporation which is related to or inter-related to the Company.
Additionally, it is anticipated that an updated resolution in
terms of section 45 of the Act shall be tabled for consideration
at the next Annual General Meeting of the Company, which is
scheduled to be held on 6 June 2019 to:
- Provide a suretyship in respect of the liability of Mpact’s
subsidiaries to their business bankers in the normal course
of business and in the amount of R2,960m (“Suretyship”).
Shareholders are advised that the Board of Directors (“the Board”)
of the Company adopted a resolution on 12 March 2019, authorising
the Company to provide direct or indirect financial assistance
pursuant to the Suretyship and as envisaged in section 45 of the
Act and in terms of the requisite authority obtained at the 2018
The Board has confirmed that, after considering the reasonably
foreseeable financial circumstances of the Company, it is
satisfied that, immediately after providing such financial
assistance, the Company would satisfy the solvency and liquidity
test, as contemplated in terms of section 4 of the Act and that
the terms under which such financial assistance was given were
fair and reasonable to the Company. Shareholders are advised that
the guarantees provided for the subsidiaries in terms of the
Suretyship exceed one tenth of 1% of the Company’s net worth as at
the approval date of the provision of the guarantee.
15 March 2019
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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