Northam secures additional funding with new R1.65 billion domestic medium term note placement

Northam is pleased to announce that it has completed a private placement of domestic medium term notes (“Notes”) to the value of R1.65 billion (“New Notes”) under Northam’s R2 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (the “Programme”). The New Notes will mature over a one year (R250 million), two year (R250 million) and three year (R1.15 billion) term from the date of issue.

Listing of new financial instruments – NHM006 AND NHM007

The JSE Limited has granted approval for the listing of NHM006 and NHM007 Senior Unsecured Floating Rate Notes, under the Northam Platinum Limited ZAR2 000 000 000 Domestic Medium Term Note Programme dated 3 August 2012 (“the Programme”), as guaranteed by Booysendal Platinum Proprietary Limited, with effect from 16 April 2019.

Interest payment notification and full capital redemption – NHM004

Northam bondholders are advised of the following interest payment due on Tuesday, 23 April 2019:

Interest payment notification

Northam bondholders are advised of the following interest payment due on Monday, 11 March 2019

Dealings in securities

Purchase of Zambezi Platinum (RF) Limited preference shares.

Northam posts record operating profit for the half-year

Northam Platinum has posted results for the first half-year of the 2019 financial year. The strategy which was launched in 2015 with the Zambezi Platinum (RF) Limited Black Economic Empowerment transaction, has for the first time unfolded in the numbers. Normalised headline earnings, the primary measure of performance, amounted to R553 million, or 108.5 cents per share, up by 192.6%.

Operational update

Northam is pleased to announce that it expects to report a record operating profit for an interim period amounting to R1.0 billion for the six month ended 31 December 2018, representing an increase of 204.3% from the comparative prior period (H1 F2018: R338.8 million).

Trading statement

In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that the financial results for the current reporting period will differ by at least 20% from the financial results of the previous corresponding period.