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PPC LIMITED - PPC repays Bond and withdraws Credit Rating

2020/01/14 11:15:25

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PPC repays Bond and withdraws Credit Rating: 
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Company registration number 1892/000667/06)
JSE ISIN: ZAE000170049
JSE code: PPC ZSE code: PPC
('PPC' or 'Company' or 'Group')

Voluntary Announcement - PPC Ltd repays Bond and withdraws Credit Rating

PPC wishes to inform shareholders that it successfully completed the repayment of the
Bond Program on October 31, 2019 and subsequently terminated the rating service
agreement with the ratings agency S&P Global Ratings ('S&P'). In accordance with
internal procedures, S&P has issued a research update dated January 13, 2020 informing
the market about the withdrawal and their view on the ratings of PPC following the
interim results released by PPC on the Stock Exchange News Service on November 20,
2019. The credit rating of 'zaBBB-/zaA-3' South African national scale corporate
credit ratings has remained unchanged since last issued in March 2019. The full report
can be found at https://www.standardandpoors.com/en_US/web/guest/home.

The S&P's commentary makes reference to PPC's debt maturity profile and trading
environment. PPC management provided guidance to the market on these topics in the
Company's November 2019 interim results. Amongst others, PPC said it would initiate
a process to review the overall capital structure of the Group with the aim to improve
the debt maturity profile. This process is currently underway and PPC will inform the
market as relevant developments become available.

14 January 2020

Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited

Anashrin Pillay
Head Investor Relations
Tel: +27 (0) 11 386 9000

Financial Communications Advisor:
Instinctif Partners
Gift Dlamini
Mobile: +27 11 050 7536

Date: 14-01-2020 11:15:00
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