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KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED - Trading Statement

Release Date: 19/06/2019 16:50
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Trading Statement

KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1978/000181/06)
Share code: KAP
ISIN: ZAE000171963
("KAP" or "the Company")


TRADING STATEMENT


In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, a listed company is required to
publish a trading statement once it is satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that
the financial results for the period to be reported on next will differ by at least 20% from the
financial results for the previous corresponding period.

KAP’s unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2018, as reported on
12 February 2019, included non-recurring IFRS 2 – Share-based Payment costs incurred
pertaining to the Unitrans B-BBEE transaction (“B-BBEE Costs”). The B-BBEE Costs to be
recognised for the year ending 30 June 2019 will amount to c. R196 million, equating to 7.3
cents per share impacting earning per share (“EPS”) and headline earnings per share
(“HEPS”).

Accordingly, KAP wishes to inform investors that there is a reasonable degree of certainty that
the Company’s anticipated:

    -   HEPS is expected to be at least 20.0%, or 12.0 cents lower than the comparable
        period; and

    -   EPS is expected to be at least 22.5%, or 13.0 cents lower than the comparable period.

Excluding the B-BBEE Costs as detailed above, there is reasonable degree of certainty that
the Company’s anticipated HEPS is expected to be at least 7.9%, or 4.7 cents lower than the
comparable period.

Strong cash generation, with the objective of further improving gearing levels in order to
facilitate expansion activities, continues to be a key focus of management. Operational
execution remains sound with significant progress made during the year in key areas.

A further trading statement will be issued as soon as there is a reasonable degree of certainty
as to the likely ranges within which the Company’s HEPS and EPS are expected to decrease.

The results for the year ending 30 June 2019 is expected to be published on SENS on or
about 20 August 2019.

The financial information on which this trading update is based, has not been reviewed or
reported on by the Company´s external auditors.


Stellenbosch
19 June 2019

Sponsor
PSG Capital

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