14 Jun - 4 min read

Successful Completion of all the Suspensive Conditions Related to the Divestment of the ASUs by Sasol South Africa

Successful Completion of all the Suspensive Conditions Related to the Divestment of the ASUs by Sasol South Africa

Sasol Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share code:           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”)


On 10 September 2020, we informed the market that Sasol South Africa Limited ("SSA"), a
major subsidiary of Sasol, had concluded a sale of business agreement (the "Sale
Agreement") with Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa Proprietary Limited ("Air Liquide")
under which SSA would dispose of its ASUs located in Secunda to Air Liquide ("the
Transaction") subject to certain suspensive conditions.

Sasol is pleased to announce that the Competition Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) approved the
Transaction in their ruling following a hearing held on 8 June 2021. This concludes the final
outstanding suspensive condition before implementation of the Transaction. The Tribunal
granted the approval subject to various conditions relating to future ownership of the ASUs
by Air Liquide, including joint procurement of renewable power up to 900 megawatts and
decarbonisation investments by Air Liquide. Furthermore, ensuring no negative impact on
employment, various commitments on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and
support for localisation and small, medium, micro and black owned enterprises.

All the suspensive conditions to the Transaction have now been fulfilled. In line with the
terms of the Sale Agreement, the transaction will close on or before 10 business days from
the competition tribunal approval date with the proceeds of R5,525 billion and EUR148,75
million (to be settled in US dollars) settled at closing. The proceeds, net of tax obligations
related to the Transaction, will be utilised within the Sasol Group to repay debt. Further detail
related to the financial impact of the Transaction will be included in Sasol’s annual reporting
for financial year 2021.

14 June 2021
Sponsor: Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited

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Date: 14-06-2021 07:11:00
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