Shareholders are referred to the previous announcements, the last of which was released on 31 August 2012, in respect the election by shareholders to receive a return of capital by way of an issue of 3 new NEPI shares (“new NEPI shares”) for every 100 NEPI shares held on the relevant record date, being Friday, 14 September 2012 (“return of capital”) or a cash dividend of 11.24 Euro cents per share (119.36880 ZAR cents per share) (“cash dividend”).
Following completion of the election, the company hereby announces that in respect of the return of capital, a total of 3 224 460 new NEPI shares will be issued on market as listed shares on Friday, 21 September 2012 on the JSE, the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The new NEPI shares will rank pari passu in every respect with existing listed shares of the company and are fully fungible with effect from the date of listing.
Following the issue of the new NEPI shares in the company, the total issued share capital of the company will increase to 128 686 411 ordinary shares with a par value of €0.01 per share.
Certificated shareholders who elected to receive the new NEPI shares should note that share certificates will be posted to shareholders on Friday, 21 September 2012. The cash dividend is distributed by bank transfer, therefore shareholders on the UK register who have not yet provided bank details to the company, are asked to contact the company at its registered office which is Lord Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 4LN, 2nd Floor, Anglo International House, Phone +44 (0) 2031 801 547, to make the necessary arrangements.
Dematerialised shareholders should note that the CREST, CSDP, broker and the (Romanian) Central Depository accounts holding dematerialised shares are in the process of being credited with either a cash dividend or new NEPI shares, according to the elections made.