Proposed delisting and distribution to shareholders
ZARCLEAR HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in South Africa)
(Registration number 2000/013674/06)
Share code: ZCL ISIN: ZAE000262820
(“Zarclear” or the “Company”)
PROPOSED DELISTING AND DISTRIBUTION TO SHAREHOLDERS
1. Proposed delisting
Shareholders are referred to previous SENS announcements relating to the general offer by Legae Peresec Capital
Proprietary Limited to Zarclear shareholders to purchase Zarclear’s listed securities (“ZCL shares”) at an offer
price of R4.40 per ZCL share (the “general offer”) and in particular to the results of general offer announcement
published on SENS on 2 November 2020.
Shareholders are advised that as a result of the extensive take-up of the general offer, only c.4.22% of Zarclear’s
total shares in issue are now held by public shareholders, well below the minimum spread requirements for Main
Board JSE-listed companies.
Shareholders are further advised that, having regard to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had and is
anticipated to continue to have on equity capital markets for an extended period, the Company’s board of directors
(the “Board”) has determined that the costs and expenses associated with the Company’s listings on the JSE and
A2X are no longer justified. Accordingly, the Board has resolved that it would be in the best interests of Zarclear
and its shareholders to seek a delisting of Company’s shares from the JSE and A2X on the basis that the delisting
be accompanied by a fair cash offer to relevant existing shareholders.
Shareholders will be kept informed of developments by way of announcements as and when appropriate.
2. Distribution to shareholders
In anticipation of the proposed delisting, and given that Zarclear will not look to effect further investments at least
until the delisting is completed, the Board has resolved to return excess cash to shareholders by declaring a capital
reduction distribution as a return of contributed tax capital (the “distribution”).
Pursuant to the distribution, Zarclear shareholders will receive R1.90 for every ZCL share held on the record date,
as set out in paragraph 2.1 below, which equates to an aggregate distribution amount of R429 524 822.40.
The distribution is not subject to shareholder approval.
2.1. Salient dates and times
The salient dates and times in relation to the distribution are as follows:
Distribution declaration and finalisation date Tuesday, 24 November
Last day to trade in ZCL shares in order to receive the distribution Tuesday, 8 December
Trading in ZCL shares ‘ex’ the entitlement to receive the distribution Wednesday, 9 December
Record date for the distribution Friday, 11 December
Payment of distribution to shareholders Monday, 14 December
Shares may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 9 December 2020 and Friday,
11 December 2020, both days inclusive.
2.2. Working capital statement
The Board is of the opinion that, after considering the effect of the distribution and all reasonably
foreseeable financial circumstances of the Company:
2.2.1. following the distribution, the assets of the Company, as fairly valued, will equal or exceed the
liabilities of the Company, as fairly valued; and
2.2.2. it appears that the Company will be able to pay its debts as they become due in the ordinary course
of business for a period of 12 months following the distribution.
2.3. Taxation considerations relating to the distribution
The summary below contains a high-level, generic discussion of the most relevant South African tax
implications applicable to South African tax residents that hold Zarclear shares.
The distribution will be made in reduction of the contributed tax capital of Zarclear and should constitute
a “return of capital” as defined in section 1 of the Income Tax Act. The proposed distribution is accordingly
not a dividend as defined in the Income Tax Act and will therefore not attract dividends tax.
Zarclear shareholders who hold their shares as capital assets will be required in terms of paragraph 76B of
the Eighth Schedule to the Income Tax Act to reduce the base cost of their ZCL shares with the amount of
the distribution. If the amount of the return of capital exceeds the base cost of the ZCL shares in the hands
of the shareholders, the excess will constitute a capital gain in the hands of the shareholders and the
shareholders must account for capital gains tax on such capital gain, unless the shareholders can rely on a
capital gains tax exemption. Zarclear shareholders who hold their shares as trading stock should obtain
advice on the correct tax treatment of the return of capital.
The information provided above does not constitute tax advice and shareholders are advised to obtain
appropriate advice from their professional advisers in this regard.
ZCL shares in issue at the date of declaration of the proposed distribution: 226 065 696
Zarclear’s income tax reference number: 9184137140
24 November 2020
Corporate advisor and sponsor to Zarclear
Date: 24-11-2020 04:05:00
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