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IMPALA: 0 - US$550M IN 5 HOURS

Impala Platinum Holdings successfully issues a new US$500-million dual tranche convertible bond.

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SOME PARTNERSHIPS JUST FIT PERFECTLY

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Richard Isaacs
+27 21 446 9308
richard.isaacs@rmb.co.za

Philip Norton
+27 21 446 9310
philip.norton@rmb.co.za

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Building on the success of the 2015 Phase Eight acquisition, Rand Merchant Bank is proud to have partnered with TFG in further expanding their international footprint through the ZAR3-bn acquisition of specialty Australian menswear apparel retailer, Retail Apparel Group. RMB’s multidisciplinary approach delivered an end-to-end solution including financial advisory and the provision of a comprehensive funding and hedging solution for TFG. Once again our RMB Solutionists are proud to be labelled successful collaborators.

   
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A WELCOME SIGN OF SIBANYE'S GLOBAL VIEW

RMB helps provide a safe journey for Sibanye as it expands into international mining markets

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In the landmark acquisition of Stillwater by Sibanye, Rand Merchant Bank acted as mandated lead arranger in the US$2.65-bn acquisition bridge facility, joint global co-ordinator and underwriter on the ZAR13.5-bn rights issue, and co-manager on the US$1-bn international bond issue. This transaction showcases RMB’s ability to support its clients in delivering truly global, multidisciplinary solutions across acquisition finance, equity and debt capital markets: leveraging these skills to assist Sibanye in successfully achieving one of the largest mining deals in recent history.

   
Contact Julian Grieve on +27 11 282-4477, email julian.grieve@rmb.co.za or Stephen Friesenecker on +27 11 282-4505, email stephen.friesenecker@rmb.co.za
   
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RMB FIRES UP OMNIA’S GROWTH

Omnia trusts RMB to power its growth strategy

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Rand Merchant Bank is proud to have acted as sole financial and debt adviser to Omnia on its ZAR780-m acquisition of a 90% interest in Umongo Petroleum. The deal delivers on Omnia’s strategy to strengthen its chemicals cluster through broadening its product offering and facilitating sub-Saharan Africa growth. RMB’s close collaboration and long-standing relationship with Omnia enable us to provide comprehensive corporate and investment banking solutions, supporting Omnia’s vision for growth.

   
Contact Gareth Armstrong on +27 11 282-1819, email gareth.armstrong@rmb.co.za or Richard North on +27 11 282-8547, email richard.north@rmb.co.za
   
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A PARTNERSHIP WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN PLATINUM

RMB provides a holistic funding solution for Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s Styldrift I Expansion Project

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Rand Merchant Bank acted as co-mandated lead arranger in a ZAR2.0-bn bank debt package and as joint bookrunner on a ZAR1.2-bn convertible bond offering for Royal Bafokeng Platinum. The capital and facilities raised will be primarily used to fund the next phase of the Styldrift I ramp-up, which will triple the production rate at the Styldrift mine by 2018. This deal represents yet another milestone reached with Royal Bafokeng Platinum, highlighting our continued relationship with the company and commitment to RMB's partnership approach with our clients.

   
Contact Henk Ludik on +27 11 282-1216, email henk.ludik@rmb.co.za or Dave Sinclair on +27 11 282-8077, email dave.sinclair@rmb.co.za
   
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AN ALLIANCE FOR LIFE

RMB brings healthy solutions for Life Healthcare in its acquisition of Alliance Medical

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Rand Merchant Bank acted as joint financial adviser to Life Healthcare on its £626-m acquisition of Alliance Medical Group Limited - a leading provider of molecular and diagnostic imaging services in the UK and Europe. In a deal that highlights RMB’s holistic approach to cross-border acquisitions, RMB also jointly provided a multi-currency bridge facility with associated hedging solutions, and acted as joint bookrunner and underwriter on Life Healthcare’s ZAR9-bn rights offer. This landmark deal facilitates Life Healthcare’s expansion into the attractive diagnostics market and furthers its strategic objective to be a market-leading, international, diversified healthcare provider.

   
Contact Stephen Friesenecker on +27 11 282-4505, email stephen.friesenecker@rmb.co.za or Jerrod Moodley on +27 11 282-8935, email jerrod.moodley@rmb.co.za
   
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TRADITIONAL VALUES. INNOVATIVE IDEAS.

RMB and AFC collaborate to deliver a Shariah-compliant Sukuk

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Rand Merchant Bank proudly acted as joint lead arranger and bookrunner for the Africa Finance Corporation, thereby showcasing its international market capabilities. The transaction contributes to continued African infrastructure development and was upsized from US$100-m to US$150-m due to demand from global investors; it also marks the 1st Sukuk transaction of 2017, the 1st US$ Sukuk transaction by an African supranational and the highest rated US$ Sukuk issuance by an African entity.

   
Contact Martin Richardson on +44 207 939 1721, email martin.richardson@rmb.co.uk or Nana Phiri on +27 11 282 8804, email nanagolo.phiri@rmb.co.za
   
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FOR INDO-AFRICA CORRIDOR DEALS, RMB HAS ALL THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS.

RMB is proud to have acted as co-financial adviser to Tata Communications on the sale of its South African subsidiary, Neotel to Liquid Telecom and Royal Bafokeng Holdings

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Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) acted as co-financial adviser to Tata Communications in an African telecommunications deal that creates a major pan-African broadband provider. RMB also participated in the funding for Liquid Telecom and was the sole debt provider to Royal Bafokeng Holdings to facilitate the acquisition. The deal, valued at ZAR6.5-bn, demonstrates RMB’s Indo-Africa corridor capabilities, telecommunications expertise and ability to provide holistic investment banking solutions for complex cross border transactions.

   
Contact Gareth Armstrong on +27 11 282 1819, email gareth.armstrong@rmb.co.za or Ankur Singhal on +91 22 6625 8622, email ankur.singhal@firstrand.co.in
   
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AMANDI WITH RMB. THE ENERGY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

RMB finances the Amandi Power Station in Ghana

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Rand Merchant Bank acted as joint mandated lead arranger for the financing of the new Amandi gas-fired power station in Ghana, which will add 200MW of generation capacity to Ghana’s national grid. RMB helped develop a bespoke financing solution for the project, using its expertise as the leading power financier in West Africa. RMB is proud to have been involved in helping to deliver this important piece of infrastructure for the country and the region.

   
Contact Khetha Rantao on +27 11 282 1263, email khetha.rantao@rmb.co.za or Daniel Zinman on +27 11 282 4271, email daniel.zinman@rmb.co.za
   
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