Archive for December 2013

Announcement regarding the Convertible Bridge Loan

The Directors of SacOil are pleased to announce, in accordance with Rule 13 of the AIM Rules, that the Company has entered into an agreement with the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited (“the PIC”) dated 3 December 2013 in terms of which the PIC has agreed to advance funding to the Company in the form of a convertible bridge loan facility (the “Convertible Bridge Loan”) of US$20.5m to fulfil the Group’s financing obligations relating to its assets, in advance of the Specific Issue and the receipt of funds from the Rights Offer (“the Transactions”) (as detailed in the announcement dated 12 September 2013).

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Dealing in Securities by a Director

In terms of paragraph 3.63 – 3.65 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, the following information, relating to the dealings in the securities by a director, is disclosed:

Steve Muller

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SacOil hopes to raise up to R570m through rights offer

SACOIL, the JSE- and AIM-listed independent upstream oil and gas company, on Friday received authorisation from shareholders to proceed with a rights offer and convert debt to equity.

The company said it intended to raise a maximum of R570m by way of a renounceable rights offer, following which it would convert debt totalling R238.5m in Nigeria-based infrastructure group Gairloch into equity.

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Rights Offer Declaration and Finalisation Announcement

SacOil has received an undertaking from the PIC, the fund manager of the Government Employees Pension Fund, a 16.59% Shareholder of SacOil, in which the PIC has irrevocably agreed to support the Rights Offer up to a maximum amount of R329,211,713.

The Directors have made due and careful enquiry to confirm that the PIC is able to meet its obligations with regards to the PIC Undertaking.

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Results of General Meeting and Appointment of Directors

At the General Meeting, Mr Danladi Verheijen and Ms Lola Akinleye were appointed as non-executive Directors of the Company with effect from the Completion Date (as defined in Annexure 5 of the Circular), which is expected to be on or about Monday, 27 January 2014.

The following further information in relation to the appointments of Mr Verheijen and Ms Akinleye is disclosed in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

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Updated Pro Forma Financial Information and Withdrawal of Cautionary Announcement

The pro forma financial effects of the Specific Issue and Rights Offer disclosed in the circular posted to shareholders on 7 November 2013 (the “Circular”) were based on SacOil’s published annual financial results for the year ended 28 February 2013. On 22 November 2013, SacOil published its reviewed interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2013 (“Interim Results”). As required by the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, the Company has updated the unaudited pro forma financial information relating to the Transactions.

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