ZCCM-IH | Directors’ Interim Summary for Period Ended 30th September 2017

Introduction

In compliance with the requirements of the “Securities Act, Cap 354 of the Laws of Zambia” and the Listing Rules of the Lusaka Securities Exchange, ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH) announces the unaudited results for the six months’ period ended 30th September 2017.

Financial Performance

The Group recorded a turnover of K37.7 million for the six-month period ended 30th September 2017 which was 42% below the turnover of K65.5 million reported during the six months to 30th September 2016. The lower Group turnover was mainly as a result of a decrease in turnover for Ndola Lime Company Limited by 41% from K62.5 million to K36.7 million for the period under review. The Group recorded an operating loss of K123 million (Sept 2016: loss K65.1 million) No Dividends were earned for the period ended 30th September 2017 (September 2016: Nil)…

Operations and Strategic developments

(I) Proposed Joint Venture for setting up of a Cement Manufacturing Company
As part of ZCCM-IH’s strategy to diversify its portfolio, the Company is progressing towards finalizing a Joint Venture partnership which will culminate into setting up of a Cement Manufacturing Company.

ZCCM-IH intends to hold 35% of the shares while its Chinese Partner will have 65%. The planned production capacity of the Plant will be 5000 tonnes per day of Clinker with a 50 MW Thermal Power Plant. Furthermore, the proposed plant will be installed with a waste heat recovery system which will add another 7.5 MW of power. It is expected that the Plant will take 3 years to construct and employ over 1000 people during construction. Once completed, the plant is expected to employ about 400 people.

Commencement of construction is conditional upon financial closure.

(II) Disposal of ARM & Vale’s indirect interest in Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd (Lubambe)
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Vale International SA (Vale) concluded an agreement to dispose ARM and Vale’s combined 80% beneficial interest in Lubambe to EMR Capital
Limited (EMR). The 80% beneficial interest in Lubambe, which is held in equal shares by ARM and Vale included the equity holding in Lubambe as well as loans to Lubambe. Lubambe is owned 40% by ARM and 40% by VALE, both as beneficial owners and 20% by ZCCM-IH…

By Order of the Board
Chabby Chabala
Company Secretary
Issued in Lusaka, Zambia on 10 January 2018

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