Declaration of cumulative 5.5 per cent preference share dividend no. 171
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration Number 1924/002590/06)
Tax reference number: 9000008608
Share code: AFEP
Bond company code: AECI
(AECI or the Company)
DECLARATION OF CUMULATIVE 5.5 PER CENT PREFERENCE SHARE DIVIDEND NO. 171
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, 21 November 2023, the Directors of AECI declared a gross cash dividend, at
the rate of 5.5 per cent per annum (equivalent to 2,75 pence sterling), for the six months ending Friday, 15
December 2023. The dividend is payable on Thursday, 14 December 2023 to holders of preference shares recorded
in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, being, Friday, 8 December 2023.
The last day to trade 'cum' dividend will be Tuesday, 5 December 2023 and shares will commence trading 'ex-
dividend as from the commencement of business on Wednesday, 6 December 2023.
The dividend is declared in pound sterling and payment will be made from the offices of the Transfer Secretaries in
South Africa and the United Kingdom on Thursday, 14 December 2023. Dividends payable from South Africa will be
paid in South African currency at the rate of 63.08737 ZAR cents per share (gross dividend) in accordance with the
exchange rate ruling on Tuesday, 21 November 2023 (1-pound sterling = ZAR22.94086).
A South African dividend withholding tax of 20% will be applicable to all shareholders who are not either exempt or
entitled to a reduction of the withholding tax rate in terms of a relevant Double Taxation Agreement resulting in a
net dividend of 50.46990 ZAR cents per share payable to those shareholders who are not eligible for exemption or
reduction. Application forms for exemption or reduction may be obtained from the Transfer Secretaries on
Tel. +27 11 370 5000 or by email #ZACSJHBDividendTaxQ@Computershare.co.za and must be returned to them on
or before Tuesday, 5 December 2023.
Dividends payable from the United Kingdom office will be subject to such tax deductions as are prescribed by
United Kingdom legislation unless a certificate exempting the shareholder concerned from such tax deduction is
received before Tuesday, 5 December 2023.
The issued share capital of the Company at the declaration date is 105,517,780 listed ordinary shares and 3 000 000
listed cumulative preference shares. The dividend has been declared from the income reserves of the Company.
Any change of address or dividend instruction must be received on or before Tuesday, 5 December 2023.
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 6 December 2023 and Friday,
8 December 2023, both days inclusive.
By order of the Board
Group Company Secretary
21 November 2023
Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited
Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196
Computershare Investor Services PLC
PO Box 82
Bristol BS99 7NH
1st Floor, AECI Place
24 The Woodlands
Equity and Debt Sponsor
Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
Date: 21-11-2023 11:05:00
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