Update on the proposal received from Community Property Holdings Limited
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)
UPDATE ON THE PROPOSAL RECEIVED FROM COMMUNITY PROPERTY HOLDINGS LIMITED
Safari shareholders (“Shareholders”) are referred to the announcement released on SENS by Safari on 22 July 2019
relating to the receipt by the board of directors of Safari (“Safari Board”) of an unsolicited, binding written proposal from
Community Property Company Proprietary Limited (“Comprop”), in terms of which Comprop notified the Safari Board
of its firm intention to make a cash offer to acquire the entire issued ordinary share capital of Safari by way of a scheme
of arrangement (“Scheme”) in terms of section 114 of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, as amended ("Companies
Act") (“Comprop Proposal”).
As noted in a recent announcement released by Safari on SENS on 14 August 2019, following the termination of the
proposed merger with Fairvest Property Holdings Limited (“Fairvest”), and the resulting termination of the exclusivity
provision contained in the agreement entered into with Fairvest, the independent board of Safari constituted to consider
the Comprop Proposal (“Independent Board”) immediately commenced various workstreams to properly consider the
The purpose of this announcement is to provide Shareholders with additional information on developments in respect
of the Comprop Proposal and to provide further clarity regarding the potential voting of the 53 000 000 Safari shares
held by Southern Palace Capital Proprietary Limited ("Southern Palace"), the voting rights in respect of which are
presently exercisable by the Chief Executive Officer of Safari or another person designated for such purpose by the
Safari Board from time to time.
Update on developments
Subsequent to the announcement of the Comprop Proposal, Safari has received written statements from, or on behalf
of, Shareholders holding in excess of 25% of Safari’s issued share capital confirming that such shareholders will vote
against the Comprop Proposal at the proposed ex dividend price of R5,90 per share (“Confirmatory Letters”), should
such proposal be put to a vote of Shareholders.
Due to opposing positions expressed by Shareholders in the Confirmatory Letters, it is presently highly unlikely that the
Scheme will be approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders, if proposed, notwithstanding the significant level of
support for the Comprop Proposal, expressed by certain Shareholders as detailed in the SENS announcement of 22
Given these developments, the Independent Board is in the process of engaging with Comprop with a view to resolving
the impasse. In parallel, the Independent Board is also finalising the appointment of an independent professional expert
to express an opinion, if ultimately required in terms of the Companies Act, on whether the Comprop Proposal is fair
and reasonable to Shareholders, as contemplated in sections 114(2) and 114(3) of the Companies Act and regulations
90 and 110(1) of the regulations under the Companies Act.
Safari shares held by Southern Palace
As stated in the announcement released by Safari on SENS on 14 August 2019, the Safari Board confirms that, in the
interests of transparent governance, any such voting rights exercised, or declined to be exercised, as the case may be,
will be effected by or under the direction of the Independent Board or a member thereof. In addition, should the Comprop
Proposal be proposed on a consensual basis, Shareholders are advised that it is presently the Independent Board's
intention in respect of the voting rights attaching to the Southern Palace shares to attend the relevant scheme meeting
but to abstain from voting such Safari shares.
Continuation of cautionary
Safari shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in Safari's securities until a further
announcement is made.
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.
26 August 2019
Corporate advisor and transaction sponsor to Safari
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, a division of Nedbank Limited
Legal advisor to Safari
Date: 26/08/2019 11:30:00
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