Ovanhu Investments is the flagship Broad-based black economic (B-BEE) company, which owns 13% of the issued share capital in Bidvest Namibia Limited. Ovanhu Investments includes Womens Action for Development (WAD), Labour Investment holdings (LIH), Bidvest Namibia Community Trust and other leading entrepreneurs.
Ovanhu is about people. It’s not just about the bottom line. It’s about belief in entrepreneurship and the independence of the human spirit. Ovanhu reflects hope, celebration, and a sense of achievement. Most importantly, Ovanhu acknowledges the spirit of ownership which is a prerequisite for individuals looking to cultivate a sense of belonging and develop the confidence and self-reliance necessary for independent action on their own initiatives.
Pension and Provident funds own a further 22% of the shareholding, whereas the 13% of the shares are held by the broader public.
Bidvest Namibia is committed to BEE, which it regards as a regional, national and business imperative.
Notice is hereby given that a final cash dividend of 10 cents per share has been awarded to members recorded in the register of the Company at the close of business on Friday, 5 October 2018.
Shareholders are advised that the last day to trade “cum” the distribution will be Friday, 28 September 2018. The shares will trade “ex” the distribution as from Monday, 1 October 2018 and the record date will be Friday, 5 October 2018. Payment will be made on Friday, 19 October 2018.
Further to earlier announcments, shareholders are advised to exercuise caution when dealing in the Bidvest Namibia securities until finalisation announcement is made.
Bidvest Namibia anticipates basic earnings per share (EPS) to be down between 177% and 182% and headline earnings (HEPS) for the year ended June 2018 to be down between 80% and 85% on the previous corresponding period. The decrease results from capital losses. profit on sale of assets and costs related to the disposal of Bidfish.
Pursuant to the cautionary announcements by Bidvest Namibia published on NENS dated November 8 2017, December 20 2017, January 31 2018, March 14 2018, April 25 2018 and June 6 2018, shareholders are advised that Bidvest Namibia, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bidvest Namibia Property Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd (“Bidvest Namibia Property”) has acquired the remaining issued share capital of Namsov Industrial Properties (Proprietary) Ltd (“NIP) and United Fishing Enterprises (Proprietary) Ltd (“UFE”), as at the effective date, subject to the terms and conditions as set out herein (“the transaction”).
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