Progress with Asset Sales and Further Cautionary Announcement
(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 “Company”)
PROGRESS WITH ASSET SALES AND FURTHER CAUTIONARY
ESCRAVOS GAS-TO-LIQUIDS (GTL)
Sasol and Chevron have signed an agreement that will result in Sasol selling its indirect
beneficial interest in the Escravos GTL (EGTL) plant in Nigeria to Chevron. The
transaction will release Sasol from associated company guarantees and other
obligations. Sasol will continue to support Chevron in the performance of the EGTL
plant through ongoing catalyst supply, technology and technical support.
The transaction has an agreed economic effective date of 1 September 2019.
EXPLOSIVES JOINT VENTURE
In October 2019 Sasol announced its intention to form a new explosives partnership with
Enaex S.A. Sasol has concluded the transaction to sell a 51% share in the business to
Enaex, and on 1 July 2020, Enaex Africa in association with Sasol, will officially start
operating in South Africa and on the African Continent.
These transactions form part of Sasol’s accelerated divestment programme to
streamline our portfolio by focusing on core assets, which will enable Sasol’s
repositioning over the following 24 months.
Divestment processes are well underway with respect to Sasol’s equity interests in the
Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investment Company (Pty) Ltd (ROMPCO) pipeline
and the Central Termica de Ressano Garcia (CTRG) gas-fired power plant in
Mozambique, and partnering discussions in relation to the Base Chemicals assets in the
USA are far advanced. Further updates on these and other disposals will be provided
as and when appropriate.
FURTHER CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT
Sasol refers to the cautionary announcements released on the Stock Exchange News
Service on 17 March 2020 and 31 March 2020, outlining a comprehensive response
strategy designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and a lower oil price. The strategy
includes a cash conservation programme, an accelerated and expanded asset disposal
programme, as well as a potential rights issue of up to US$2 billion which remains
subject to the progress of other initiatives.
Sasol shareholders are advised that implementation of the response strategy is
underway, the outcome of which may have a material effect on the price of the
Company’s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising
caution when dealing in the Company’s securities until full announcements on the asset
disposal programme and the potential rights issue are made.
1 July 2020
Sponsor: Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited
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coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Sasol’s business, results of operations, financial
condition and liquidity and statements regarding the effectiveness of any actions taken
by Sasol to address or limit any impact of COVID-19 on its business; statements
regarding exchange rate fluctuations, changing crude oil prices , volume growth,
increases in market share, total shareholder return, executing our growth projects
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Date: 01-07-2020 03:50:00
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