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LONDON FINANCE & INVESTMENT GROUP PLC - Summarised Audited Annual Financial Statements and Dividend Declaration

Release Date: 29/09/2023 08:00
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Summarised Audited Annual Financial Statements and Dividend Declaration

 London Finance & Investment Group PLC
 (Incorporated in England with registered number
 LSE code: LFI
 JSE code: LNF                                        
 ISIN: GB0002994001
 (“London Finance” or “the Company”)

Summarised Audited Financial Results for the year ended 30 June 2023 (“Summarised Financial
Statements”) and Dividend Declaration – Short Form Announcement

Introduction to the Company

London Finance and Investment Group PLC. (LSE: LFI, JSE: LNF), the investment company whose
assets primarily consist of Strategic Investments and a General Portfolio, today announces its audited
Summarised Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2023 and the Board’s Dividend


-   Net assets have increased to 59.2p per share (2022 – 54.8p per share)
-   The sale of all 1,800,000 shares in Finsbury Food Group Plc for £1,325,000 has led to a
    decrease in value of the Strategic Investments, from £3,957,000 to £3,144,000.
-   The value of the General Portfolio has increased, including investment purchases and sales,
    over the year, by 10.2% from £14,055,000 to £15,496,000.
-   The unrealised fair value adjustment to the General Portfolio investments over the period has
    increased by £678,000.
-   No significant increase in Group operating costs
-   A final dividend of 0.60p per share is recommended, making a total of 1.15p per share for the
    year (2022 – 1.15p)
-   Basic and headline earnings /(losses): earnings per share of 4.4p (2022 – loss per share of

Dividend Declaration

The Board recommends a final dividend of 0.60p (ZAR 13.98817 cents) per share, making a total of
1.15p (ZAR 26.81065 cents) per ordinary share for the year (2022 – 1.15p). Subject to shareholders’
approval at the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 November 2023, the dividend will
be paid on 20 December 2023 to those shareholders on the register at the close of business on 8
December 2023. Shareholders on the South African register will receive their dividend in South African
Rand converted from Pounds Sterling at the closing rate of exchange on Thursday, 21 September 2023
being GBP1 = ZAR 23.31361.

In respect of the normal gross cash dividend, and in terms of the South African Tax Act, the following
dividend tax ruling only applies to those shareholders who are registered on the South African register
on Friday, 8 December 2023.

    •   The number of shares in issue as at the dividend declaration date is 31,207,479;
    •   The dividend has been declared from income reserves. Funds are sourced from the Company’s
        main bank account in London and is regarded as a foreign dividend by South African
        shareholders; and
    •   The Company’s UK Income Tax reference number is 948/L32120.

Dividend dates:

 Last date to trade (SA)                                               Tuesday, 5 December 2023
 Shares trade ex-dividend (SA)                                       Wednesday, 6 December 2023
 Shares trade ex-dividend (UK)                                        Thursday, 7 December 2023
 Record date (UK and SA)                                                 Friday, 8 December 2023
 Pay date                                                           Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Share certificates may not be de-materialised or re-materialised between Wednesday, 6 December
2023 and Friday, 8 December 2023, both days inclusive. Shares may not be transferred between the
registers in London and South Africa during this period either.

The JSE Listings Requirements require disclosure of additional information in relation to any dividend

Shareholders registered on the South African register are advised that a dividend withholding tax will
be withheld from the gross final dividend amount of ZAR 13.98817 cents per share at a rate of 20%
unless a shareholder qualifies for an exemption; shareholders registered on the South African register
who do not qualify for an exemption will therefore receive a net dividend of ZAR 11.19054 cents per
share. The dividend withholding tax and the information contained in this paragraph is only of direct
application to shareholders registered on the South African register, who should direct any questions
about the application of the dividend withholding tax to Computershare Investor Services Proprietary
Limited, Tel: +27 11 370 5000.

Full Announcement

This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the Directors of the Company, is a summary of
the information in the Summarised Financial Statements and does not contain full or complete details
of the Summarised Financial Statements, which are available for viewing on the following website:

JSE website:

Any investment decision by investors and/or shareholders should be based on consideration of the
information contained in the Summarised Financial Results and audited annual financial statements,
copies of which are also available for inspection at the Company’s offices on workdays during business
hours (at no charge) or on request from the company secretary by e-mail:

Audit Opinion

The auditor’s report on the annual financial statements of the Company was unqualified and did not
contain any statements under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

On behalf of the Board

United Kingdom
29 September 2023

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Date: 29-09-2023 08:00:00
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