Receipt of unsolicited firm intention proposal by Community Property Company and cautionary announcement
SAFARI INVESTMENTS RSA LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2000/015002/06)
Share code: SAR ISIN: ZAE000188280
(Approved as a REIT by the JSE Limited)
RECEIPT OF AN UNSOLICITED FIRM INTENTION PROPOSAL BY COMMUNITY PROPERTY COMPANY
PROPRIETARY LIMITED TO MAKE AN OFFER TO ACQUIRE THE ENTIRE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF SAFARI,
AND CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Shareholders are advised that on 19 July 2019, the board of directors of Safari (“Safari Board”) received an
unsolicited, binding written proposal (“Proposal”) from Community Property Company Proprietary Limited
(“Comprop”), in terms of which Comprop has notified the Safari Board of its firm intention to make a cash offer
as contemplated in Chapter 5 of the Companies Act, No.71 of 2008, as amended (“Companies Act”), and
Chapter 5 of the Companies Regulations, 2011 (“Companies Regulations”), to acquire the entire issued ordinary
share capital of Safari by way of a scheme of arrangement (“Proposed Transaction”).
Pursuant to the receipt of the Proposal, the Safari Board has constituted an independent board of directors
comprising of Allan Wentzel, Mark Minnaar and Chris Roberts (“Independent Safari Board”) to assess the
The purpose of this announcement is to advise Safari shareholders of the receipt of the Proposal, and of the
salient terms and conditions thereof, and to advise Safari shareholders to exercise caution when dealing in their
Safari shares until such time as a further announcement is made.
2. Information about Comprop
Comprop advises that:
- it is an unlisted property fund which forms part of Futuregrowth Asset Management’s suite of
developmental investments. Capital Land Asset Management Proprietary Limited is the appointed
property asset manager for Comprop;
- it has purchased and developed 34 shopping centres over the past 20 years, which cater to the needs of
underserviced communities in rural areas and townships throughout South Africa. The Comprop portfolio
currently comprises of 20 shopping centres, located in eight of the nine provinces, valued at R4.5 billion
with a consolidated gross lettable area of approximately 320 000m2.
3. Proposed Transaction mechanism
3.1. The Proposal contemplates that the Proposed Transaction will be implemented by way of a scheme of
arrangement in terms of Section 114 of the Companies Act (“Scheme”), which is to be proposed by the
Safari Board, between Safari and its shareholders.
3.2. Should the Scheme be proposed by the Safari Board and implemented, Comprop will acquire the entire
issued ordinary share capital of Safari, and Safari will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comprop,
after which Safari will be delisted from the JSE Limited (“JSE”).
4. Proposed offer price
4.1. Subject to the fulfilment or waiver (as the case may be) of the conditions precedent referred to in
paragraph 7 below (“Conditions Precedent”), the Proposed Transaction will, if implemented, result in
the payment by Comprop of a cash price of R5.90 per Safari share (“Proposed Offer Price”).
4.2. The Proposed Offer Price is based on 310 826 016 Safari shares in issue and therefore values the entire
issued ordinary share capital of Safari at R1 833 873 494 (“Offer Consideration”). Any changes in the
number of Safari shares will result in a proportionate adjustment of the Offer Price.
4.3. The Safari shares will be acquired “ex” any entitlement to any distribution for the period commencing
immediately after the last day of the most recent year-end or interim reporting period of Safari and ending
on the record date for the implementation of the Scheme.
4.4. To achieve this, the Offer Consideration assumes that Safari will declare and pay a cash distribution
calculated substantially on the same basis used to calculate the distribution made by Safari to its
shareholders on 15 July 2019, which dividend will be paid to Safari shareholders holdings shares as at a
record date prior to the operative date of the scheme.
5. Safari shareholder support
5.1. Comprop has obtained undertakings (“Irrevocable Undertakings”) from, or on behalf of, the following
Safari shareholders, in terms of which undertakings they have inter alia, irrevocably undertaken, with
respect to the following Safari shares beneficially owned by such shareholders, or held by them on a
discretionary basis for clients, and on the terms and subject to the conditions of such undertakings, to
vote against all resolutions required to effect the merger of Safari and Fairvest Property Holdings Limited
(“Fairvest Transaction”) announced by Safari on 1 July 2019 and to vote in favour of the Scheme:
Safari shareholder Safari shares subject Percentage of Safari
to undertaking at the shares held at
signature date of the signature date of
Bridge Fund Managers Proprietary Limited 58 567 208 18.8
Southern Palace Capital Proprietary Limited 53 000 000 17.1#
Stanlib Asset Management Proprietary Limited 28 021 062 9.0
SA Corporate Real Estate Limited 20 000 000 6.4
Interurban Properties Proprietary Limited 13 646 806 4.4
Total 173 235 076 55.7
# See paragraph 5.2 below in respect of specific limitations applying to these shares.
5.2. Pursuant to a voting agreement between Southern Palace Capital Proprietary Limited
("Southern Palace"), Safari and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited concluded on or about 21 June 2019 the
voting rights attaching to all of the Safari shares owned by it are presently exercisable on its behalf by
the Chief Executive Officer of Safari or other person designated for such purpose by the Safari Board
from time to time ("Authorised Representative"), and the voting undertakings given by Southern Palace
in the Irrevocable Undertaking are accordingly subject to and limited by this voting agreement. In this
regard, Southern Palace has undertaken to use its best endeavours to procure that the Authorised
Representative vote in accordance with the undertakings given by it in the Irrevocable Undertaking.
5.3. The Irrevocable Undertakings will lapse on the earlier of (i) 31 December 2019, or (ii) Comprop
announcing in writing that it is withdrawing, or is unable to proceed with, the Proposed Transaction for
any regulatory reason, as permissible under applicable regulatory requirements (including as a result of
a condition not having been timeously fulfilled or waived), or (iii) within 10 business days of Safari
receiving a bona fide proposal or offer which is binding and enforceable and which (a) the Safari Board
reasonably believes is qualitatively superior to the Proposed Transaction taking into account the nature
and extent of the conditions to which it is subject and their ease/prospects of fulfilment, and (b) is for a
consideration 10% or higher than the Offer Consideration, such proposal or offer being a
"Superior Proposal", and (c) which the Safari independent board intends approving, or recommending
or entering an agreement in respect of, and Comprop has not proposed to amend its offer to provide for
financial and/or other terms equivalent to, or more favourable than, those contained in the Superior
Proposal. Copies of the Irrevocable Undertakings are available for inspection on Safari's website at
Comprop will fund the Offer Consideration from its own available cash resources. Rand Merchant Bank, a division
of FirstRand Bank Limited, has provided the Takeover Regulation Panel (“TRP”) with the necessary cash
confirmation guarantee required in terms of Regulation 111(4) of the Companies Regulations.
7. Conditions Precedent
Implementation of the Proposed Transaction will be subject to the fulfilment or waiver (in whole or in part) of the
following conditions precedent by no later than 31 December 2019:
7.1. the Fairvest Transaction being terminated or otherwise failing to become operative;
7.2. a favourable fairness opinion being provided to the Independent Safari Board by an independent
professional expert appointed by the Independent Safari Board and approved by the TRP;
7.3. receipt (to the extent required) of approvals, consents or waivers from all regulatory bodies, governmental
or quasi-governmental entities necessary to implement the Proposed Transaction (in each case either
unconditionally or subject to conditions reasonably acceptable to the persons on whom such conditions
are imposed) including, but not limited to:
7.3.1. the JSE and the TRP;
7.3.2. the South African Reserve Bank; and
7.3.3. the Competition Authorities;
7.4. the approval of the Scheme by the requisite majority of Safari shareholders, and to the extent required,
the approval of the implementation of such resolution by the Court; and
7.5. within 30 business days following the Safari shareholders' meeting convened to approve the Scheme
("Scheme Meeting"), Safari shareholders have not exercised appraisal rights, in terms of section 164 of
the Companies Act, by giving valid demands in terms of section 164(7) of the Companies Act, in respect
of more than 5% of the Safari shares, provided that, in the event that Safari shareholders give notice
objecting to the Scheme, as contemplated in section 164(3) of the Companies Act, and vote against the
resolutions proposed at the Scheme Meeting in respect of no more than 5% of all the Safari shares, this
condition will be deemed to have been fulfilled at the time of the Scheme Meeting.
8. Beneficial interests in Safari and concert party arrangements
Comprop does not hold or control, whether directly or indirectly, any beneficial interest in Safari and does not
have any arrangements, including any option to purchase, to acquire any beneficial interest in Safari, other than
pursuant to the Proposed Transaction. Comprop is not acting in concert with any other person.
9. Effect on the Fairvest Transaction
Safari shareholders are cautioned that, while the receipt of the Proposal does not, in and of itself, have an
immediate, adverse impact on the Fairvest Transaction, the implementation of the Proposal is conditional on the
Fairvest Transaction failing and the Safari shareholders identified in paragraph 5 above have, subject to the terms
specified in their respective Irrevocable Undertakings, given undertakings in favour of Comprop to vote against
the Fairvest Transaction.
10. Cautionary announcement
As a result of the receipt of the Proposal and the Safari Board’s and, as applicable, the Safari Independent Board's
responsibility to consider such Proposal, and the potential direct or indirect impact which the Proposal may have
on the Fairvest Transaction, Safari shareholders are advised that this may have a material effect on the price of
Safari’s securities. Accordingly, Safari shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in Safari’s
securities until a further announcement is made.
11. Responsibility statement
The Safari Board accepts responsibility for the information contained in this announcement insofar as it relates to
Safari. To the best of its knowledge and belief, the information contained in this announcement is true and the
announcement does not omit anything likely to affect the importance of the information.
22 July 2019
Corporate advisor and transaction sponsor to Safari
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, a division of Nedbank Limited
Legal advisor to Safari
Date: 22/07/2019 11:00:00
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