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RESILIENT REIT LIMITED - Short-form announcement: Consolidated financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019

Release Date: 16/08/2019 13:45
Code(s): RES RES34 RES35 RES41 RES40 RES36 RES38     PDF:  
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Short-form announcement: Consolidated financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2002/016851/06)
JSE share code: RES ISIN: ZAE000209557
Bond company code: BIRPIF
(Approved as a REIT by the JSE)
("Resilient" or "Company" or "the Group")


Resilient is an internally asset managed Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT") listed on the JSE Limited. Its strategy is to 
invest in dominant regional retail centres with a minimum of three anchor tenants and let predominantly to national retailers. 
A core competency is the successful development of new malls and extensions to existing malls.

Resilient also invests in listed and offshore property-related assets.


The Board has declared a final dividend of 267,40 cents per share for the six months ended June 2019. Together with the 263,66 cents
per share declared for the interim period, the total dividend for the 2019 financial year amounts to 531,06 cents per share.

The year-on-year dividends declared are not comparable as a result of the distribution of Fortress B shares to Resilient shareholders
in May 2018 and as a consequence there is no income relating to those shares in the current year. If the effect of the Fortress B
distribution in the prior year is eliminated, the dividends for 2019 increased by 3,3%.

                                                                         Audited for the        Audited for the
                                                                             year ended              year ended
                                                              Note            June 2019               June 2018              Movement
 IFRS information
 Total revenue (R'000)                                           A            3 805 964               3 866 904              (60 940)

 Basic earnings/(loss) per share (cents)                         B             1 246,14                (900,37)              2 146,51

 Headline earnings/(loss) per share (cents)                      B               468,87              (2 016,38)              2 485,25

 Dividend (cents per share)                                                      531,06                  565,44               (34,38)

 Net asset value per share (R)                                                    69,32                   61,49                  7,83

 Management account information

 Net asset value per share (R)                                                    69,39                   66,18*                 3,21

 Loan-to-value ratio (%)                                         C                 26,8                    30,1                 (3,3)
 Net property expense ratio (%)                                                    16,1                    16,8                 (0,7)
 Gross property expense ratio (%)                                                  35,6                    35,0                   0,6

 Net total expense ratio (%)                                                       16,2                    15,9                   0,3

 Gross total expense ratio (%)                                                     31,4                    29,3                   2,1

* The Group's claims against The Siyakha Education Trust and The Siyakha 2 Education Trust (the "Siyakha Trusts") exceeded the value of 
the shares held as collateral. Under these circumstances, for calculating the net asset value per Resilient share, the total equity attributable 
to equity holders should be reduced by the loans the Group advanced to the Siyakha Trusts. The shares held by the Siyakha Trusts should then be 
deducted from the number of shares in issue in the calculation.

Note A: Total revenue includes dividends received from Fortress A and Fortress B shares held by Resilient and the Siyakha Trusts
of R232 million (Jun 2018: R637 million). Resilient distributed its Fortress B shares to its shareholders in May 2018 and the Siyakha
Trusts disposed of Fortress A shares resulting in the reduction in dividends received during the 2019 financial year.

Note B: The significant movement in basic and headline earnings can be attributed to the following items:
– In June 2019 shareholders approved the repurchase of 52 182 504 Resilient shares and the acquisition of 7 474 707 Fortress B
shares, held as collateral for the loans previously advanced by Resilient to the Siyakha Trusts, in full settlement of these loans. The
Siyakha Trusts and The Resilient Empowerment Trust no longer hold any Resilient shares and have no liability to Resilient. The
Siyakha Trusts were deconsolidated in June 2019 resulting in a profit on deconsolidation of R2,4 billion, being the reversal of the
negative net asset value of the trusts' positions relating to Fortress.

– In July 2017 the investment in Rockcastle, equity accounted at the time, was sold as a consequence of the merger between NEPI
and Rockcastle resulting in a profit on sale of interest in associate of R3,5 billion being recorded in the prior year.
– As a result of the movement in share prices, a fair value gain of R144 million was recorded at Jun 2019 compared to the fair
value loss of R9,3 billion at Jun 2018.

Note C: The loan-to-value ratio is calculated by dividing total interest-bearing borrowings adjusted for cash on hand by the total
of investments in property, listed securities and loans advanced.

Resilient owns 28 retail centres in South Africa with a GLA of 1,17 million square metres and three retail centres in Nigeria with a
GLA of 29 908 square metres.

The operational performance of the portfolio was sound, with the South African portfolio recording sales growth of 5,0% and net
property income growth of 5,1% on a comparable basis (Limpopo Mall, excluding its taxi centre component, Mams Mall and
The Crossing Mokopane were excluded while the rental concession to Edcon of R11,1 million was included).

Jones Lang LaSalle Proprietary Limited ("JLL") valued the South African property portfolio at June 2019. Resilient's share of the
South African portfolio was revalued upwards by 2,0% (R453,8 million). Resilient's share of the devaluation of the Nigerian
properties amounted to USD2,4 million, as valued by CBRE Excellerate.

Resilient's pro rata share of the South African vacancy was 1,8% at June 2019. Mams Mall (50% owned), which was 10,9% vacant
at December 2018, was 4,5% vacant at year-end. Vacancies in the Nigerian portfolio increased to 8,1% at year-end due to the
eviction of a national furniture retailer that was in arrears. This space is being reconfigured into smaller units and is expected to be
let at higher rentals.

The special committee was established in September 2018 following receipt of a letter signed by 10 institutions. The committee met
nine times during the year in addition to hosting separate meetings with 16 stakeholders. During these meetings, all parties were
requested to provide more information on the allegations made. No substantiating evidence has been made available to the Board
by these stakeholders, through the whistle-blower hotline or any other avenue. A comprehensive update was provided to stakeholders
via SENS announcements on 13 December 2018 and 28 May 2019. The committee noted the announcement by the Financial Sector
Conduct Authority ("FSCA") in March 2019 that it has closed its insider trading investigation relating to transactions in Resilient
shares. The committee considers the only remaining open matters to be the FSCA investigations of market manipulation in Resilient
shares and that of possible false, misleading or deceptive statements relating to Resilient, including those arising from third-party
commentary and reports. The committee remains committed to full transparency in addressing any findings that may impact the
Company or its stakeholders.

The Group has in the past been successful in acquiring quality assets at attractive yields in distressed markets. Resilient's
conservative gearing and access to funding place the Group in a strong position to take advantage of investment opportunities.
The Board's decision not to distribute the 40,9% basic rental from Edgars, Edgars Beauty, Mac and Jet stores will reduce distribution
for the 2020 financial year by approximately R44 million (approximately 12 cents per share based on the current number of shares
in issue).

Resilient's distribution is forecast to increase by approximately 5% for the next financial year. The growth is based on the
assumptions that there is no further deterioration of the macro-economic environment, that no major corporate failures will occur
and that tenants will be able to absorb the recovery of rising utility costs and municipal rates. The forecast also assumes that
Lighthouse Capital and NEPI Rockcastle will achieve distributions in line with market expectations. This forecast and prospects
have not been audited, reviewed or reported on by Resilient's auditors.

The Board has approved and notice is hereby given of a final dividend of 267,40000 cents per share for the six months ended
30 June 2019.

The dividend is payable to Resilient shareholders in accordance with the timetable set out below:
Last date to trade cum dividend:                                                                             Tuesday, 3 September
Shares trade ex dividend:                                                                                  Wednesday, 4 September
Record date:                                                                                                  Friday, 6 September
Payment date:                                                                                                 Monday, 9 September

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 4 September 2019 and Friday,
6 September 2019, both days inclusive.
In respect of dematerialised shareholders, the dividend will be transferred to the CSDP accounts/broker accounts on Monday,
9 September 2019. Certificated shareholders' dividend payments will be posted on or about Monday, 9 September 2019.

This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the directors and the contents have been approved by the Board on
15 August 2019. This short-form announcement is a summary of the full announcement released on SENS, and published on
16 August 2019 and does not include full or complete details. The information regarding the tax treatment of the dividend is included
in the full announcement. The short-form announcement has not been audited or reviewed by the Company's external auditors. The
full announcement is available on the Company's website at and can be accessed using the following JSE link:

The full announcement is available for inspection at the registered offices of the Company or its sponsor, at no charge, during office
hours from Friday, 16 August 2019 to Friday, 23 August 2019. Any investment decision should be based on the full announcement
available on the Company's website.

By order of the Board
Alan Olivier                               Des de Beer                            Nick Hanekom
Chairman                                   Chief executive officer                Chief financial officer

16 August 2019

Alan Olivier (chairman); Stuart Bird; David Brown; Thembi Chagonda; Des de Beer*; Andries de Lange*; Des Gordon; Nick
Hanekom*; Johann Kriek*; Dawn Marole; Protas Phili; Umsha Reddy; Barry van Wyk (*executive director)

Company secretary
Monica Muller CA(SA)

Registered address
4th Floor Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia, 2191

Transfer secretaries
Link Market Services South Africa Proprietary Limited 13th Floor, 19 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, 2001

Java Capital, 6A Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton, 2169

Date: 16/08/2019 01:45:00
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