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Notice of Annual General Meeting continued The reason for and effect of special resolution number 2 is to grant the directors a general authority in terms of its memorandum of incorporation and the Listings Requirements for the acquisition by the Company or by a subsidiary of the Company of shares issued by the Company on the basis reflected in special resolution number 2. The Company has no immediate plans to use this authority and is simply obtaining same in the interests of prudence and good corporate governance should the unforeseen need arise to use the authority. In terms of section 48(2) (b)(i) of the Companies Act, subsidiaries may not hold more than 10%, in aggregate, of the number of the issued shares of a Company. For the avoidance of doubt, a pro rata repurchase by the Company from all its shareholders will not require shareholder approval, save to the extent as may be required by the Companies Act. 2.3 SPECIAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 3: INTER-COMPANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE “Resolved, in terms of section 45(3)(a)(ii) of the Companies Act, as a general approval, that the board of the Company be and is hereby authorised to approve that the Company provides any direct or indirect financial assistance (“financial assistance” will herein have the meaning attributed to it in section 45(1) of the Companies Act) that the board of the Company may deem fit to any company or corporation that is related or inter-related (“related” or “inter-related” will herein have the meaning attributed to it in section 2 of the Companies Act) to the Company, on the terms and conditions and for amounts that the board of the Company may determine, provided that the aforementioned approval shall be valid until the date of the next annual general meeting of the Company.” The reason for and effect of special resolution number 3 is to grant the directors of the Company the authority, until the next annual general meeting of the Company, to provide direct or indirect financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the Company. This means that the Company is, inter alia, authorised to grant loans to its subsidiaries and to guarantee the debt of its subsidiaries. 2.4 SPECIAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 4: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION AND/OR PURCHASE OF SHARES IN THE COMPANY OR A RELATED OR INTER-RELATED COMPANY “Resolved, in terms of section 44(3)(a)(ii) of the Companies Act, as a general approval, that the board of the Company be and is hereby authorised to approve that the Company provides any direct or indirect financial assistance (“financial assistance” will herein have the meaning attributed to it in sections 44(1) and 44(2) of the Companies Act) that the board of the Company may deem fit to any company or corporation that is related or inter-related to the Company (“related” or “inter-related” will herein have the meaning attributed to it in section 2 of the Companies Act) and/or to any financier who provides funding by subscribing for preference shares or other securities in the Company or any company or corporation that is related or inter-related to the Company, on the terms and conditions and for amounts that the board of the Company may determine for the purpose of, or in connection with the subscription of any option, or any shares or other securities, issued or to be issued by the Company or a related or inter-related company or corporation, or for the purchase of any shares or securities of the Company or a related or inter-related company or corporation, provided that the aforementioned approval shall be valid until the date of the next annual general meeting of the Company.” The reason for and effect of special resolution number 4 is to grant the directors the authority, until the next annual general meeting of the Company, to provide financial assistance to any company or corporation which is related or inter-related to the Company and/or to any financier for the purpose of or in connection with the subscription or purchase of options, shares or other securities in the Company or any related or inter-related company or corporation. This means that the Company is authorised, inter alia, to grant loans to its subsidiaries and to guarantee and furnish security for the debt of its subsidiaries where any such financial assistance is directly or indirectly related to a party subscribing for or acquiring any options, shares or securities in the Company or its subsidiaries. A typical example of where the Company may rely on this authority is where a subsidiary raised funds by way of issuing preference shares and the third-party funder requires the Company to furnish security, by way of a guarantee or otherwise, for the obligations of its subsidiary to the third-party funder arising from the issue of the preference shares. The Company has no immediate plans to use this authority and is simply obtaining same in the interests of prudence and good corporate governance should the unforeseen need arise to use the authority. AFRICAN DAWN ANNUAL REPORT 2016 115


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