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Friday, 22 May 2015
   (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
   (Registration number 1924/002590/06)
Tax reference number: 9000008608
              Share code: AFEP              
ISIN: ZAE000000238
    (“AECI” or “the Company”)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Friday, 22 May 2015, 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 Monday, 15 June 2015. The dividend is payable on Monday, 15 June 2015 to holders of preference shares recorded in the register of the Company at the close of business on the record date, being Friday, 12 June 2015.

The last day to trade “cum” dividend will be Friday, 5 June 2015 and shares will commence trading “ex” dividend as from the commencement of business on Monday, 8 June 2015.

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 Monday, 15 June 2015.  Dividends payable from South Africa will be paid in South African currency at the rate of 51,01575 ZA cents per share (gross dividend) in accordance with the exchange rate ruling on Monday, 18 May 2015  (1 pound sterling = ZAR18,55118).

A South African dividend withholding tax of 15% 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 43,36339 ZA 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 and must be returned to them on or before Friday, 5 June 2015.

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 Friday, 5 June 2015.

The issued share capital of the Company at the declaration date is 128 241 140 listed ordinary shares, 10 117 951 unlisted redeemable convertible B 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 Friday, 5 June 2015. 

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday, 8 June 2015 and Friday,12 June 2015, both days inclusive.

By order of the Board

EN Rapoo
Group Company Secretary
Woodmead, Sandton

22 May 2015

Transfer Secretaries
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd
70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001
Computershare Investor Services Plc
PO Box 82
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol BS99 7NH

Registered office
1st floor, AECI Place
24 The Woodlands
Woodlands Drive

Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)

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