Shareholders of Emira Property Fund have overwhelmingly approved a transaction that will see 5% of the REIT’s
shares in issue being held by strategic black partners who will add value to Emira and its investors while also contributing to transforming the South African economy.
Geoff Jennett, CEO of Emira, describes this landmark BEE transaction as strategic, sustainable and commercial.
Committed to remaining invested for at least five years, Letsema Holdings and Tamela Holdings will each hold 2.5% of Emira shares through their 100% owned subsidiaries.
In total, 26,133,364 Emira shares with a market value of R364.2 million (based on the 30-day volume weighted average price of Emira shares on 22 May 2017 of R13.9372 per share) will be held equally by Emira’s new partners.
Commenting on the transaction, Jennett says: “Transformation is a priority for Emira. We identified this transaction as an exciting opportunity to action our commitment to achieving the sustainable BEE ownership of Emira. Both BEE parties have the expertise, experience, relationships and credibility to make significant contributions to Emira.”
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