Trading statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2019 African Rainbow Minerals Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number 1933/004580/06) JSE Share code: ARI ISIN: ZAE000054045 (“ARM” or the “Company”) TRADING STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019 (F2019) In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, a listed company is required to publish a trading statement as soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the period to be reported on next will differ by at least 20% from those of the previous period. ARM continued to benefit from portfolio diversification as higher US Dollar prices realised for iron ore, palladium and rhodium more than offset lower US Dollar prices realised for manganese ore, manganese alloy, platinum and thermal coal. Earnings for F2019 were also positively impacted by a weaker average realised Rand/US Dollar exchange rate. The iron ore division delivered its highest reported earnings. Headline earnings per share for F2019 are therefore expected to increase by between 2% and 10% to between 2 577 and 2 779 cents (F2018: 2 526 cents). Basic earnings per share for F2019 are expected to reduce by between 22% and 29% to between 1 700 and 1 866 cents (F2018: 2 393 cents) and were negatively impacted by attributable impairments (after tax) of Nkomati Mine and Sakura Ferroalloys of R1 070 million and R507 million, respectively. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has neither been reviewed nor reported on by the external auditors of ARM. The Company’s F2019 provisional results will be released on 30 August 2019. ENDS For all investor relations queries please contact: Jongisa Magagula Corporate Development and Head of Investor Relations Tel: +27 11 779 1507 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Johannesburg 19 August 2019 Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited Date: 19/08/2019 04:48:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.
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