In compliance with paragraph 3.83(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, the Company hereby discloses the acquisition of a beneficial interest of 0.1226% in the Company’s securities by Investec Limited (“Investec”). The acquisition resulted in Investec’s percentage holding in the Company’s securities increasing from 4.9538% to 5.0764%. Following the acquisition, Investec held a total of 72,677,822 ordinary shares in the Company.
The Board of Directors of Gemfields (the “Board”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with AMCI Euro Holdings B.V. (“AMCI”), pursuant to which Gemfields (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Pallinghurst Consolidated (Cayman) Ltd (“PCCL”)) has agreed to sell, and AMCI has agreed to purchase, 145,845,372 ordinary shares (the “Transaction”) in ASX-listed Jupiter (the “Jupiter Shares”), such shares constituting Gemfields’ entire remaining holding in Jupiter following its participation in Jupiter’s IPO last year.
Shareholders are informed that Gemfields’ Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2018 (the “Annual Report”) is now available on the Gemfields website www.gemfieldsgroup.com. The Financial Statements contained within the Annual Report contain no modifications to Gemfields’ Audited Annual Results for the year ended 31 December 2018 which were published on the Securities Exchange News Service of the JSE Limited on 25 March 2019.
Gemfields shareholders are advised that the Company has released information about its business related and operational results and financial position up to and including 31 December 2018. The figures have been produced on a monthly‐basis for Gemfields’ 75% owned Kagem emerald mine, its 75% owned Montepuez ruby mine and Fabergé – the iconic luxury brand.
This Statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and covers the financial year ending 31st December 2018. It provides an explanation of the steps that Gemfields Group Limited and its subsidiaries (“Gemfields” or “we”) take to combat the potential for modern slavery and human trafficking to occur in its business and supply chains.