HERIOT REIT LIMITED – Review of condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2022, changes to the board of directors – SENS
Reviewed provisional condensed consolidated financial statements for year ended 30 June 2022, changes to board
HERIOT REIT LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2017/167697/06)
(Approved as a REIT by the JSE)
JSE share code: HET ISIN: ZAE000246740
(‘Heriot’ or ‘the Company’ or the ‘Group’)
SHORT-FORM ANNOUNCEMENT: REVIEWED PROVISIONAL CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED
30 JUNE 2022 AND CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Heriot is a property holding and investment company that is listed in the ‘Diversified REITs’ sector on the
Alternative Exchange of the JSE Limited (‘JSE’). The Group is primarily invested in retail and industrial
properties situated in areas with high growth potential. At the reporting date, the property portfolio was valued at
R5,084 billion, breaking through the R5,0 billion threshold for the first time since Heriot’s listing in July 2017.
The Group’s primary objective is to grow and streamline Heriot’s asset base through the acquisition of high-
quality properties, the redevelopment of existing properties and the disposal of assets identified as non-core.
KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Reviewed for the Audited for the Change
year ended year ended %
30 June 2022 30 June 2021
Dividend per share (cents) 102.05 90.72 12.5
Total assets (R’m) 5,696.63 4,948.14 15.1
Net asset value per share (cents) 1,283.93 1,142.55 12.4
Gross revenue (R’m) 575.98 504.13 14.3
Net profit after taxation (R’m) 614.23 322.40 90.5
Earnings per share (cents) 238.68 122.57 94.7
Headline earnings per share (cents) 100.06 87.35 14.6
Heriot’s results for the reporting period are reflective of the resilience of its portfolio and in particular, the strength
of its emerging market retail properties that weathered not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also the July 2021
unrest. However, future prospects are intrinsically linked to the Group’s operating environment and to significant
macro issues facing the Company. The board is committed to a strong proactive yet conservative approach to
mitigate the effects of rising interest rates, increasing costs of fuel, electricity shortages, unprecedent levels of
unemployment and accelerating levels of inflation that reached a 13-year high of 7,8% in August 2022.
Heriot will continue to explore strategic opportunities that will extract value from its existing portfolio while
continuing to grow its asset base through the acquisition of high yielding properties in its target markets.
Furthermore, given the strength of Heriot’s cash flows, the board has resolved to maintain the 100% pay-out ratio
of distributable earnings.
Regulations 111(9) and (10) of the Companies Regulations, 2011 require any profit forecast or estimate made by
Heriot on or after the date of publication of a firm intention announcement to be reported on by an auditor. As
Heriot published a firm intention announcement on SENS on 3 June 2022 in respect of its proposed general offer
for shares in Safari, Heriot is not providing any distribution guidance at this time.
CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shareholders are advised that Janys Finn, the current Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of the company, has
advised that in order to focus on the Herring family assets, she will be stepping down as an executive director of
the company with effect from 30 November 2022. Janys shall, however, remain a non-executive director of
Heriot. The board thanks Janys for her invaluable contribution as the CFO of Heriot, and looks forward to
continuing to benefit from her knowledge and experience in her new role.
Daniel Snoyman, the current Deputy CFO of Heriot, will assume the role of CFO with effect from 1 December
2022. Daniel, CA(SA), joined Heriot as financial manager on 1 November 2017. Prior to joining Heriot, he was
involved in the financial and operational management of a non-listed portfolio of over 300 residential properties
that were redeveloped in the Johannesburg CBD. The board welcomes Daniel and looks forward to his continued
contribution to the company as CFO.
PAYMENT OF FINAL DIVIDEND
The board has declared a final gross cash dividend of 51,63000 cents per share out of the Company’s distributable
income for the year ended 30 June 2022.
The dividend is payable to Heriot shareholders in accordance with the timetable set out below:
Last date to trade cum dividend Tuesday, 11 October
Shares trade ex dividend Wednesday, 12 October
Record date Friday, 14 October
Payment date Monday, 17 October
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 12 October 2022 and Friday,
14 October 2022, both days inclusive. The dividend will be transferred to dematerialised shareholders’
CSDP/broker accounts on Monday, 17 October 2022. Certificated shareholders’ dividend payments will be posted
or paid to certificated shareholders’ bank accounts on or about, Monday, 17 October 2022.
In accordance with Heriot’s status as a REIT, shareholders are advised that the dividend meets the requirements
of a ‘qualifying distribution’ for the purposes of section 25BB of the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962 (‘Income
Tax Act’). The dividend on the shares will be deemed to be a dividend, for South African tax purposes, in terms
of section 25BB of the Income Tax Act.
The dividend received by or accrued to South African tax residents must be included in the gross income of such
shareholders and will not be exempt from income tax (in terms of the exclusion to the general dividend exemption,
contained in paragraph (aa) of section 10(1)(k)(i) of the Income Tax Act) because it is a dividend distributed by
a REIT. This dividend is, however, exempt from dividend withholding tax in the hands of South African tax
resident shareholders, provided that such shareholders provide the following forms to their Central Securities
Depository Participant (‘CSDP’) or broker, as the case may be, in respect of uncertificated shares, or the
Company, in respect of certificated shares:
a) a declaration that the dividend is exempt from dividends tax; and
b) a written undertaking to inform the CSDP, broker or the Company, as the case may be, should the
circumstances affecting the exemption change or the beneficial owner cease to be the beneficial owner,
both in the form prescribed by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service. Shareholders are advised
to contact their CSDP, broker or the Company, as the case may be, to arrange for the abovementioned documents
to be submitted prior to payment of the dividend, if such documents have not already been submitted.
Dividends received by non-resident shareholders will not be taxable as income and instead will be treated as an
ordinary dividend which is exempt from income tax in terms of the general dividend exemption in section
10(1)(k)(i) of the Income Tax Act. Any distribution received by a non-resident from a REIT will be subject to
dividend withholding tax at 20%, unless the rate is reduced in terms of any applicable agreement for the avoidance
of double taxation (‘DTA’) between South Africa and the country of residence of the shareholder. Assuming
dividend withholding tax will be withheld at a rate of 20%, the net dividend amount due to non-resident
shareholders is 41,30400 cents per share. A reduced dividend withholding rate in terms of the applicable DTA
may only be relied on if the non-resident shareholder has provided the following forms to their CSDP or broker,
as the case may be, in respect of uncertificated shares, or the Company, in respect of certificated shares:
a) declaration that the dividend is subject to a reduced rate as a result of the application of a DTA; and
b) a written undertaking to inform their CSDP, broker or the Company, as the case may be, should the
circumstances affecting the reduced rate change or the beneficial owner cease to be the beneficial owner,
both in the form prescribed by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service. Non-resident
shareholders are advised to contact their CSDP, broker or the Company, as the case may be, to arrange for the
abovementioned documents to be submitted prior to payment of the dividend if such documents have not already
been submitted, if applicable.
Shares in issue at the date of the dividend: 255,395,858 (excluding 900,000 treasury shares)
Heriot’s income tax reference number: 9541295185
Where the transfer secretaries do not have the banking details of any certificated shareholders, the cash dividend
will be held in trust by the transfer secretaries pending receipt of the relevant certificated shareholder’s banking
details where after the cash dividend will be paid via electronic transfer into the personal bank accounts of
The condensed consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2022 have been reviewed by the
Company’s auditors, BDO South Africa Inc., who expressed an unmodified review conclusion. A copy of the
auditor’s review report together with the condensed financial statements identified in the auditor’s report is
available for inspection at the Company’s registered office.
ABOUT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the directors of and the contents were approved by the
board on 21 September 2022. This short-form announcement is a summary of the information contained in the
full announcement released on SENS on 22 September 2022 and does not include full or complete details. The
short-form announcement has not been audited or reviewed by the Company’s external auditors.
The full announcement is available on the Company’s website at www.heriotreit.com and can be accessed using
the following JSE link: https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2022/jse/isse/HETE/FY2022.pdf
The full announcement is available for inspection at the registered offices of the Company or its designated
advisor, at no charge, during office hours from Thursday, 22 September 2022 to Thursday, 29 September 2022 or
on the Company’s website at www.heriotreit.com. Any investment decision by investors and/or shareholders
should be based on the full announcement.
By order of the board
22 September 2022
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Date: 22-09-2022 04:15:00
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