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DELTA PROPERTY FUND LIMITED - Disposal of 6 497 566 shares in Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited

Release Date: 17/01/2020 08:00
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Disposal of 6 497 566 shares in Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 2002/005129/06)
JSE share code: DLT
ISIN: ZAE000194049
(Approved as a REIT by the JSE)


1. Introduction

    Shareholders are advised that Delta has disposed of 6 497 566 shares in Grit Real Estate Income
    Group Limited (“Grit”) (“Grit Shares”) through an off-market transaction at US1.09 (R16.06) per
    Grit Share, for a total consideration of R104.4 million (the “Disposal Consideration”) to various
    UK-based institutional investors (the “Purchasers”) (the “Disposal”). The Disposal has reduced
    Delta’s shareholding in Grit from 7.8% to 5.7%.

    The effective date of the Disposal was 29 November 2019.

2. Description of Grit

    Grit is a pan-African real estate company focused on investing in and actively managing a
    diversified portfolio of assets underpinned by predominantly US$ and Euro denominated leases
    with multi-national tenants. Grit holds primary listings on both the Main Market of the London
    Stock Exchange and on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a secondary listing
    on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd.

3. Rationale for the Disposal

    Delta’s strategy to reduce debt, supplement capital expenditure as well as replenish working
    capital is the rationale for the Disposal of its investment in Grit.

4. Disposal Consideration and application of proceeds

    The Disposal Consideration of approximately R104.4 million was utilised to settle debt facilities
    with Investec Bank and is in line with Delta’s stated capital recycling and debt reduction strategy.

5. Terms and conditions of the Disposal

   5.1 Disposal Consideration

        The Disposal Consideration was paid in cash, by the Purchasers to Delta against transfer of the
        Grit Shares in the name of the Purchasers.

   5.2 Conditions precedent

        The Disposal was not subject to any conditions precedent.

6. Value of net assets and fair value loss attributable to the Disposal

    The fair value of the net assets that are the subject of the Disposal as contained in Delta’s
    unaudited condensed consolidated interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2019 is
    R113.7 million. The fair value loss for the period attributable to the net assets that are the subject
    of the Disposal is R9.3 million after taxation.

    The financial information contained in this announcement is the responsibility of the directors of
    Delta and has not been reported on or reviewed by Delta’s auditors.

7. Categorisation

    The Disposal constitutes a Category 2 transaction in terms of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements
    and accordingly does not require approval by Delta shareholders.

17 January 2020

Corporate adviser and Sponsor
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, a division of Nedbank Limited

Date: 17-01-2020 08:00:00
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