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LIGHTHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED - Finalisation announcement Cash distribution for the six months ended 31 March 2019

Release Date: 17/05/2019 14:48
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Finalisation announcement – Cash distribution for the six months ended 31 March 2019

LIGHTHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
(formerly Greenbay Properties Ltd)
(Incorporated in the Republic of Mauritius on 14 August 2014)
(Registration number C124756 C1/GBL)
SEM share code: GFP.N0000
JSE share code: LTE
ISIN: MU0461N00015
("Lighthouse" or "the company")


FINALISATION ANNOUNCEMENT – CASH DISTRIBUTION FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 MARCH 2019


Shareholders are referred to the distribution announcement released by the company on Tuesday, 14 May 2019,
regarding a cash distribution of 1.5000 EUR cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2019 ("cash
distribution").

Shareholders who hold their Lighthouse shares on the South African share register will receive the cash distribution in
South African Rands, converted from Euro at an exchange rate of EUR1.00: ZAR 16.0357. Accordingly, the South
African Rand equivalent of the 1.5000 EUR cents per share cash distribution will be 24.0536 ZAR cents per share.

TAX IMPLICATIONS

South Africa
The statements in this section relate only to certain limited aspects of the South African taxation of the distribution by
Lighthouse. Shareholders should note that the summary is a general guide to the South African tax regime currently in
place and is not exhaustive. Lighthouse shareholders are advised to consult their professional advisors regarding the
tax consequences of the distribution. This section does not constitute advice and applies only to South African tax
resident shareholders who are the beneficial owners of the shares and relevant distributions and applies only in relation
to shares that are listed on the JSE.

In respect of South African tax resident shareholders ("resident shareholders"), as the distribution is being paid from
non-distributable reserves, the distribution is treated for Mauritian income tax purposes as a distribution or similar
payment (other than an amount that constitutes a dividend or similar payment) and will as such constitute a "foreign
return of capital" as defined in section 1 of the South African Income Tax Act., No. 58 of 1962 (the "SA Income Tax
Act").

In terms of paragraph 76B of the Eighth Schedule to the SA Income Tax Act such shareholders will be required to
reduce the base cost of their Greenbay shares with the amount of the foreign return of capital, being 1.5000 EUR cents
per Lighthouse share. If the amount of the foreign return of capital exceeds the base cost of the Lighthouse shares in
the hands of the resident shareholder, the excess will constitute a capital gain in the hands of the shareholder and the
shareholder must account for capital gains tax on such capital gain, unless the shareholder can rely on a capital gains
tax exemption.

A foreign return of capital is not subject to dividends tax.

Mauritius
The distribution may have tax implications for shareholders holding Lighthouse shares on the Mauritian share register.
Shareholders who hold their Lighthouse shares on the Mauritian share register are advised to consult their professional
advisors regarding the tax consequences, if any, of the distribution should they be in any doubt as to the appropriate
action to take.

There is no withholding tax payable in Mauritius.

The salient dates and times and other details announced on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 remain unchanged.

The company has a primary listing on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd ("SEM") and the
Main Board of the JSE Limited ("JSE").
                                                                                                                    

By order of the Board

17 May 2019


This notice is issued pursuant to JSE Listings Requirements, SEM Listing Rule 11.3 and Rule 5(1) of the Securities
(Disclosure Obligations of Reporting Issuers) Rules 2007. The Board accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of the
information in this announcement.

For further information please contact:


JSE sponsor                                                                   
Java Capital                                                   
Tel: +27 11 722 3050                       


SEM authorised representative and sponsor
Perigeum sponsor
Tel: +230 402 0890                      


Company Secretary
Intercontinental Trust Ltd
Tel: +230 403 0800
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