Completion of the Divestment of 50% interest in LCCP Base Chemicals Business, Covenant Amendment and Investor Update
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes: JSE: SOL NYSE: SSL
Sasol Ordinary ISIN codes: ZAE000006896 US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code: JSE: SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code: ZAE000151817
(“Sasol” or “the Company”)
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE DIVESTMENT OF SASOL’S 50% INTEREST IN THE
LAKE CHARLES CHEMICAL PROJECT BASE CHEMICALS BUSINESS; COVENANT
AMENDMENT FOR 31 DECEMBER 2020 AND SASOL INVESTOR UPDATE
Completion of divestment and creation of a Joint Venture with LyondellBasell
Sasol shareholders are referred to the Company’s Stock Exchange News Service (“SENS”)
announcement dated 2 October 2020, containing details of the divestment of a 50% interest in
Sasol’s Base Chemicals business at Lake Charles to LyondellBasell (“Transaction”). A further
SENS announcement was released by the Company on 23 November 2020 confirming the
approval of the Transaction by shareholders at Sasol’s general meeting held on 20 November
Sasol is pleased to announce that the Transaction successfully closed on 1 December 2020
and the 50/50 Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene joint venture (“JV”) with LyondellBasell has
now been established.
The proceeds of approximately US$2 billion will be received within 2 days of closing, with
standard closing adjustments to be effected 30 days thereafter.
Under the terms of the Transaction agreements, LyondellBasell will operate the JV assets on
behalf of the JV and market the polyethylene products on behalf of the two shareholders.
Sasol is also pleased to announce the successful conclusion of discussions with our lenders
regarding the covenant amendment for 31 December 2020, which is 4x net debt: earnings
before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). Our lenders have agreed that
the covenant calculation will not be impacted by once off events or delayed receipt of disposal
proceeds that are expected by 31 December.
The covenant for June 2021 will remain at 3x Net Debt: EBITDA.
Sasol will host a virtual investor update, today, 2 December 2020 at 14:00 (SA time). The key
focus will be the Sasol 2.0 transformation programme which is designed to deliver the
Company’s vision for Future Sasol.
Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Grobler, Chief Financial Officer, Paul Victor, and Executive
Vice President Sasol 2.0 Transformation Marius Brand will host the event via webcast link:
<a href="https://www.corpcam.com/Sasol02122020" target="_blank">https://www.corpcam.com/Sasol02122020</a>. The presentation will be available on the website
<a href="http://www.sasol.com" target="_blank">www.sasol.com</a>.
2 December 2020
Sponsor: Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited
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Date: 02-12-2020 07:05:00
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