Third Quarter Dividend
AGA has declared a dividend of 50 South African cents per share for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. However, in terms of the withholding tax on dividends which became effective on April 1, 2012 in South Africa, a 15% dividend tax is applicable to shareholders liable to pay dividend tax which brings the dividend payable to 42.50 South African cents.
The above amount would be converted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 and communicated to the investing public.
All shareholders registered in the books of AGA at the close of business on Friday, November 23, 2012 will qualify for the dividend.
Closure of Register (Record Date)
The Register of shareholders will be closed from Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012 (both dates inclusive).
In view of the foregoing, the ex-dividend date has been set as Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Consequently, an investor purchasing AGA shares before this date will be entitled to the dividend. However, an investor buying AGA shares on or after Wednesday, November 21, 2012 will not be entitled to the dividend.
Dividend Payment Date
The dividend will be paid on Monday, December 17, 2012.
Issued in Accra, this 19th
day of November, 2012.