In accordance with DTR 5.6 of the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules and Article 15 of the EU's Transparency Directive, the Company announces that, at 6pm on 31 March 2017:
- it had 1,405,465,332 issued ordinary shares of US$0.54945 each admitted to trading. Each ordinary share carries the right to one vote at general meetings of the Company;
- it held 868,480 ordinary shares in treasury. The voting rights of treasury shares are automatically suspended; and
- accordingly, it had total voting rights of 1,404,596,852. Of these 112,300,129 shares are held by Epoch Investment Holdings (RF) Proprietary Limited, Epoch Two Investment Holdings (RF) Proprietary Limited and Tarl Investment Holdings (RF) Proprietary Limited, the independent companies which purchased shares as part of the Company's share buy back programme. These independent companies have waived their right to vote all the shares they hold or will hold in the Company.
The total voting rights figure of 1,404,596,852 may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.