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OLD MUTUAL LIMITED - Reviewed Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

Release Date: 02/09/2019 07:05
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Reviewed Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

Old Mutual Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 2017/235138/06
ISIN: ZAE000255360
JSE Share Code: OMU
MSE Share Code: OMU
NSX Share Code: OMM
ZSE Share Code: OMU
("Old Mutual" or "OM" or "the Company")

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2 September 2019



"I am pleased with the set of results our team has delivered in a very challenging environment. The 10% increase in AHE 
demonstrates the resilience of our well diversified business. We continue to make progress in delivering our IT refresh 
and we now have over 122 bots in employment. This has saved us more than 2.8 million minutes of processing time. We remain 
focused on streamlining our operations to deliver superior customer service."

Iain Williamson
Interim Chief Executive Officer

GROUP HIGHLIGHTS (EXCLUDING ZIMBABWE) (Rm unless otherwise stated)                                    % change             
                                                                                                   (H1 2019 vs             
                                                                               H1 2019   H1 2018      H1 2018)   FY 2018   
Adjusted Headline Earnings (AHE)                                                 5,211     4,750           10%     9,396   
Adjusted Headline Earnings per share (cents)                                     109.1      98.9           10%     195.1   
Results from Operations (RFO)                                                    4,512     4,426            2%     9,139   
Dividend per share (cents)                                                          45        45                      72   
Return on Net Asset Value (RoNAV) (%)                                            16.4%     17.0%      (60 bps)     16.2%   
FUM (Rbn)(1)                                                                   1,080.9   1,057.7            5%   1,026.0   
Life APE sales                                                                   5,916     5,693            4%    12,129   
Gross flows                                                                     79,801    88,222         (10%)   175,509   
NCCF (Rbn)                                                                         1.4       8.6         (84%)       9.0   
Free Surplus Generated from Operations                                           3,739     3,471            8%     6,585   
% of AHE converted to Free Surplus Generated                                       72%       73%     (100 bps)       70%   
Group Solvency ratio (%)(1)                                                       166%      159%     (400 bps)      170%   

(1) The % change has been calculated with reference to FY 2018.

IFRS profit after tax for the 2018 financial period includes the accounting impacts of the transactions executed to 
complete the Managed Separation. These transactions included the distribution of Quilter plc and the unbundling of 
Nedbank. IFRS profit after tax for the comparative period therefore included the consolidated profits in respect of the 
Quilter plc and Nedbank businesses, these were classified as profit from discontinued operations. IFRS profits for the 
comparative period also included the profit recognised on the distribution of Quilter plc on 24 June 2018. IFRS profit 
after tax for the current period no longer includes the impact of these items related to the execution of Managed Separation, 
which is the main driver of the decrease.

                                                                                                         30 June 2018(1)
Profit from discontinued operations ? Quilter plc                                                                  1,275
Profit from discontinued operations ? Nedbank                                                                      4,133
Profit on Quilter plc distribution                                                                                 4,023

(1) The profit in respect of the distribution of Quilter plc was restated to correct the allocation of foreign exchange 
    differences recycled to profit. Further the consolidated profits in respect of Nedbank and Quilter plc were restated 
    to reverse the amortisation reported as part of these results as required under IFRS 5 "Non?current assets held for 
    sale and discontinued operations". The IFRS profits reported for December 2018 corrected for these items, therefore 
    will not be restated. The condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2019 will 
    include further detail and disclosure on these restatements.

IFRS HIGHLIGHTS (Rm unless otherwise stated)                                                          % change             
                                                                                                   (H1 2019 vs             
                                                                               H1 2019   H1 2018      H1 2018)   FY 2018   
Profit after tax attributable to equity holders of the parent(1)                 5,817    12,867         (55%)    36,566   
Headline Earnings (HE)(1)                                                        5,854     8,848         (34%)    14,241      
Basic earnings per share (cents)(1)                                              127.3     277.2         (54%)     788.1   
Headline Earnings per share (HEPS)(1)                                            128.1     190.6         (33%)     306.9

(1) These metrics include the results of Zimbabwe.


This short form announcement is the responsibility of the directors. It is only a summary of the information contained in
the full announcement and does not contain full or complete details. Any investment decision should be based on the full
announcement accessible from Monday, 2 September 2019, via the JSE link and also available on the Company's website

The short form announcement has itself not been reviewed, however, the financial information included herein has been 
extracted from the reviewed condensed consolidated interim financial statements which have been reviewed by KPMG Inc. 
and Deloitte & Touche, who expressed an unmodified conclusion thereon.

Copies of the full announcement may also be requested by contacting Old Mutual Investor Relations via email at and are available for inspection at the Company's registered office at no charge, 
weekdays during office hours.

The JSE link is as follows:


The Board of directors has approved and declared a gross interim dividend of 45 cents per ordinary share. 

The interim dividend of 45 cents per share is in line with Old Mutual Limited's dividend policy, which is set at 
40% of Adjusted Headline Earnings. The interim dividend will be paid out of distributable reserves and is payable 
on 14 October 2019 to all ordinary shareholders recorded on the record date. The dividend of 45 cents per ordinary 
share will be subject to a local dividend tax rate of 20% which will result in a net interim dividend, to those 
shareholders who are not exempt from paying dividend tax, of 36 cents per ordinary share. International shareholders 
who are not exempt or are not subject to a reduced rate in terms of a double taxation agreement will be subject 
to dividend withholding tax at a rate of 20%.

Shareholders on the London, Malawian, Namibian and Zimbabwean registers will be paid in the local currency equivalents 
of the interim dividend. In Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe these distributions will be made through dividend access 
trust or similar arrangements established in each country and will not be subject to South African withholding tax.
Old Mutual Limited's income tax number is 9267358233. The number of ordinary shares in issue in the company's 
share register at the date of declaration is 4,831,264,848. 

Declaration date                                                                    Monday, 02 September 2019   
                                                                                 Close of business on Monday,   
Transfers suspended between registers                                                       09 September 2019   
Exchange rates announced                                                           Tuesday, 10 September 2019   
Last day to trade cum dividend for shareholders on the South African                                            
Register and Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe branch registers                         Tuesday, 17 September 2019   
Ex?dividend date for shareholders on the South African Register and                                             
Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe branch registers                                    Wednesday, 18 September 2019   
Last day to trade cum dividend for shareholders on the UK register               Wednesday, 18 September 2019   
Ex?dividend date for shareholders on the UK register                              Thursday, 19 September 2019   
                                                                                 Close of business on Friday,   
Record date (all registers)                                                                 20 September 2019   
                                                                                       Opening of business on   
Transfers between registers restart                                                 Monday, 23 September 2019   
Interim Dividend payment date                                                         Monday, 14 October 2019   

Share certificates for shareholders on the South African register may not be dematerialised or rematerialised 
between Wednesday, 18 September and Friday, 20 September 2019, both dates inclusive. Transfers between the 
registers may not take place between Tuesday, 10 September and Friday, 20 September 2019, both dates inclusive. 
Trading in shares held on the Namibian section of the principal register through Old Mutual (Namibia) Nominees 
(Pty) Limited will not be permitted between Tuesday, 10 September and Thursday, 19 September 2019, 
both dates inclusive.

Shareholders that are tax resident in jurisdictions other than South Africa may qualify for a reduced rate 
under a double taxation agreement with South Africa. To apply for this reduced rate, non?SA taxpayers should 
complete and submit a declaration form to the respective registrars. The declaration form can be found at:


Shareholders are advised that Old Mutual intends to commence a share repurchase programme of the Company's ordinary 
shares up to a maximum consideration of R2.4 billion. The repurchase programme of OML shares on the Johannesburg 
Stock Exchange will commence on 3 September 2019. The share repurchase programme will be effected in accordance with 
the General Authority received by way of a shareholder resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting, held on 
24 May 2019, allowing the Company to repurchase up to 169 094 269 ordinary shares equivalent to 3.5% of the issued 
share capital of the Company. 

The Board believes that the share price is trading at a discount to its intrinsic value and is of the view that a share repurchase 
programme will deliver longer term incremental value to shareholders. The management team remains committed to following 
a disciplined trading approach under the share repurchase programme and will only repurchase shares to the extent that 
market conditions are favourable. The purpose of the repurchase programme is to reduce the share capital of the Company.


Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited

PSG Wealth Management (Namibia) Proprietary Limited

Imara Capital Zimbabwe plc
Stockbrokers Malawi Limited


Investor Relations

Sizwe Ndlovu
Head of Investor Relations
T: +27 (0)11 217 1163


Tabby Tsengiwe
Head of Communications
T: +27 (11) 217 1953
M: +27 (0)60 547 4947

Notes to Editors

About Old Mutual Limited

Old Mutual is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers
across key market segments in 14 countries. Old Mutual's primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and we have a niche
business in China. With over 174 years of heritage across sub?Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader
society on the continent.

For further information on Old Mutual, and its underlying businesses, please visit the corporate website at

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