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NEWFUNDS COLLECTIVE INVEST SCHEME - GIVISA - Distribution for the quarter ended 31 March 2019

Release Date: 16/04/2019 08:00
Code(s): GIVISA     PDF:  
 
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GIVISA - Distribution for the quarter ended 31 March 2019

NEWFUNDS S&P GIVI SA TOP 50 INDEX ETF PORTFOLIO
Share code: GIVISA
ISIN: ZAE000205225


Portfolios in the NewFunds (RF) Proprietary Limited Collective Investment Scheme in Securities registered as such in terms of the Collective Investment Schemes
Control Act, 45 of 2002 and managed by NewFunds Proprietary Limited. (Registration Number 2005/034899/07)

DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

NewFunds has today finalised a distribution to holders of ETF securities ("investors") recorded as such in the register on Friday, 26 April 2019, for the quarter ended 31
March 2019 as follows:

       Alpha code                      Dividend/               Foreign/                  Gross            Subject to Withholding      *Withholding              Net
                                        Interest                Local                 Distribution                  tax                 Tax (%)             Distribution
                                                                                    (Cents per unit)             Yes/ No                                  (Cents per unit)

          GIVISA                       Interest                 Local                          0.45048              No                                              0.45048
                                       Dividend                 Local                         21.66565              Yes                    20                      17.33252
                                       Dividend                Foreign  1                     36.19195              Yes                    20                      28.95356
                                       Dividend                REITs**                         2.90537              Yes                    20                       2.32430
                                                                                              61.21345                                                             49.06086

Further details are listed below:
1
  Source of foreign taxable dividends:
United Kingdom                 100.00%

Notice is hereby given that the following dates are of importance in regard to the distribution by the above ETF for the quarter ended 31 March 2019:

Declaration/ Finalisation date                                                  Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Last day to trade                                                               Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Ex distribution                                                                 Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Record date                                                                     Friday, 26 April 2019
Payment date                                                                    Monday, 29 April 2019

The distribution will be paid on Monday, 29 April 2019 to all securities holders recorded on the register on Friday, 26 April 2019.

Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI) came into effect on 1 March 2015.

Interest accruing from a South African source to a non-resident, excluding a controlled foreign company, will be subject to withholding tax at a rate of 15% on payment, except interest,

• arising on any Government debt instrument
• arising on any listed debt instrument
• arising on any debt owed by a bank or the South African Reserve Bank
• arising from a bill of exchange or letter of credit where goods are imported into South Africa and where an authorized dealer has certified such on the instrument
• payable by a headquarter company
• accruing to a non-resident natural person who was physically present in South Africa for a period exceeding 183 days in aggregate, during that year, or carried on a business through a permanent
establishment in South Africa

Investors are advised that to the extent that the distribution amount comprise of any interest, it will not be subject to WTI by virtue of the fact that it is listed debt instruments and/or
bank debt.

South African tax resident investors relating to REITs
** The dividend distribution by a REIT received by South African tax residents must be included in their gross income and will not be exempt in terms of the ordinary dividend
exemption in section 10(1)(k)(i) of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 (“the Act”) as a result of paragraph (aa) of the proviso thereto which provides that dividends distributed by a
REIT are not exempt from income tax.
No dividend withholding tax will be deducted from dividends payable to a South African tax resident qualifying for exemption from dividend withholding tax provided that the
investor has provided the following forms to their Central Securities Depository Participant (“CSDP”) or broker, as the case may be in respect of its participatory interest:
a) a declaration that the distribution is exempt from dividends tax; and
b) a written undertaking to inform their CSDP or broker, as the case may be, should the circumstances affecting the exemption change or the beneficial owner cease to be the
beneficial owner,
both in the form prescribed by the South African Revenue Service. South African tax resident investors are advised to contact their CSDP or broker, as the case may be, to arrange
for the abovementioned documents to be submitted prior to payment of the distribution, if such documents have not already been submitted.

Non-resident investors for South African income tax purposes
The dividend distribution received by non-resident investors will be exempt from income tax in terms of section 10(1)(k)(i) of the Act, but will be subject to dividend withholding tax.
Dividend withholding tax is levied at a rate of 20%, unless the rate is reduced in terms of any applicable agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (“DTA”) between South
Africa and the country of residence of the non-resident investor.
A reduced dividend withholding rate in terms of the applicable DTA may only be relied on if the non-resident investor has provided the following forms to their CSDP or broker, as
the case may be in respect of its participatory interest:
a) a declaration that the dividend is subject to a reduced rate as a result of the application of a DTA; and
b) a written undertaking to inform the CSDP or broker, as the case may be, should the circumstances affecting the reduced rate change or the beneficial owner cease to be the
beneficial owner,
both in the form prescribed by the South African Revenue Service. Non-resident investors are advised to contact their CSDP or broker, as the case may be, to arrange for the
abovementioned documents to be submitted prior to the payment of the distribution if such documents have not already been submitted.

Both resident and non-resident investors are encouraged to consult their professional advisors should they be in any doubt as to the appropriate action to take.

Additional information:
                                    Number                       Tax
                                  of securities               reference
                                    in issue                   number
GIVISA                              2,057,255                9180010184

16 April 2019

Sponsor
Absa Bank Limited (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division)

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