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Financial Services Provider

Allan Gray Proprietary Limited (“Allan Gray”) is authorised as a financial services provider by the Financial Services Board in South Africa in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 2002. Allan Gray is not authorised to and does not provide financial advice. All information contained on this website should not be construed, or relied upon, as advice. If you require financial and/or investment advice, please engage the services of an independent financial adviser.

Investments not available to certain investors

The financial services, products or investments referred to on this website are not available to residents in jurisdictions where such availability or distribution would contravene local law or regulation. The information on this website is not addressed to, or intended for use by these persons.

If you intend to obtain any product or service from Allan Gray or its subsidiaries that is described on this website, you must inform Allan Gray whether or not you are a South African person and whether or not you are not allowed to obtain such products or services from Allan Gray in your home jurisdiction. You must take note of the terms relating to eligible investor status in the terms and conditions and the account opening documents of each Fund. You will be required to confirm your status when investing.

Terms of distribution: Africa Fund

Allan Gray Africa Equity Fund Limited (“the Africa Fund”) is licensed to conduct investment business by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

No communication on this website constitutes a financial promotion, a recommendation, an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy shares or units of the Africa Fund. Subscriptions are only valid if made on the basis of the current Prospectus of the Africa Fund. The distribution of the Prospectus of “the Africa Fund” and the offering of shares in the Africa Fund are restricted in certain jurisdictions. No action has been taken to permit the distribution of the Prospectus of the Africa Fund or the offering of shares in the Africa Fund in any jurisdiction (other than in Bermuda where they are regulated) where action would be required for such purpose. The investments referred to on this website are offered strictly according to the terms and conditions contained in the documents of the Africa Fund.

Canada

Neither the Africa Fund nor Allan Gray International Proprietary Limited as Investment Manager of the Africa Fund (“the Investment Manager”) have been registered or are registered under applicable Canadian laws (including as an investment fund manager) in any province or territory of Canada nor has the Investment Manager submitted to the jurisdiction of any local securities regulatory authority.

South Africa

Neither the shares in the Africa Fund nor the Africa Fund itself has been or is being registered under any applicable South African legislation to carry on business in the Republic of South Africa. Neither the Africa Fund nor Allan Gray International Proprietary Limited as Investment Manager or Allan Gray as Investment Advisor are intending in any way to solicit investments in the Fund from members of the public in the Republic of South Africa as contemplated in terms of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act 2002 ("CISCA"), including but not limited to, by way of this website or the Africa Fund's Prospectus.

United Kingdom

The Africa Fund is not recognised or authorised as a collective investment scheme for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom. Accordingly, this communication is directed only at persons in the United Kingdom permitted under such an Act (or the order made under such an Act) to receive it.

United States

Neither the shares in the Africa Fund nor the Africa Fund itself has been registered under any United States securities legislation and, except in a transaction which does not violate such legislation or require the registration of the Africa Fund, the shares in the Africa Fund is not being offered, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America or in any of its territories or possessions or areas subject to its jurisdiction or to citizens or persons from these areas.

Terms of distribution: Allan Gray Unit Trusts

The investments in the unit trust portfolios operated under the Allan Gray Unit Trust Scheme are subject to the provisions of the deed of the scheme and the supplemental deeds of each portfolio as well as the provisions of CISCA. The manager of the Allan Gray Unit Trust Scheme is Allan Gray Unit Trust Management (RF) Proprietary Limited which is registered as a manager with the Registrar of Collective Investment Schemes in South Africa (Financial Services Board).

Collective investment schemes in securities (CIS) are generally medium to long-term investments. The value of participatory interests may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. CIS are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available from the scheme. Commission and incentives may be paid and if so, would be included in the overall costs. Forward pricing is used.

General disclaimer

Allan Gray has taken and will continue to take care that all information, in so far as this is under its control, provided on this website is true and correct. However, Allan Gray shall not be responsible for, and therefore disclaims any liability for, any loss, liability, damage (whether direct or consequential) or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to the use of or reliance upon any information, links or service provided through this website.

There is no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding the information or any aspect of this service. Any warranty implied by law is excluded except to the extent such exclusion would be unlawful

Allan Gray cannot be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur from transactions and/or services in contravention of the relevant laws or regulations of the investor’s home jurisdiction.

Copyright notice

This website and its content are owned by Allan Gray or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Allan Gray authorises you to view, download and print the content of this website, but only for information, non-commercial and private purposes subject to the Terms of Distribution set out on this website.

Information and content

The information and content (collectively ”information”) accessible through this site are provided by Allan Gray as general information about the company and its products and services. Allan Gray does not guarantee the suitability or potential value of any information or particular investment source. Any information in this website is not intended nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other advice. Nothing contained in any service or any other content on our website constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer by Allan Gray, but is merely an invitation to do business.

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Complaints Procedure

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Indices

All indices quoted are calculated by third parties according to standard criteria. Indices remain the proprietary information and all copyright subsisting in indices vest in such third parties. All their rights are reserved.
The FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series is calculated by FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") in conjunction with the JSE Limited ("JSE"). The MSCI EFM Africa Index is calculated by MSCI Inc. The Standard Bank Africa Total Return Index (SBAFRITR Index) is calculated by Standard Bank of South Africa Limited acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking Division, the Standard Bank Group Limited and its subsidiaries.

For further information please contact the Compliance officer at info@allangray.co.za

The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002

Allan Gray Proprietary Limited is an authorised financial services provider in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 2002. Allan Gray is not authorised to and does not provide financial advice. All information contained in this email communication, including attachments, should not be construed, or relied upon, as advice. If you require financial and/or investment advice, please engage the services of an independent financial adviser.

Confidentiality warning

The contents of this email and any accompanying documentation are confidential and may be subject to legal privilege and client confidentiality. Any use thereof, in whatever form, by anyone other than the addressee is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this email or facsimile, kindly notify the sender by return email, facsimile or telephone, as well as deleting it from your system. You may not copy this email or disclose its contents to any other person, without our express written consent.

Copyright notice

The content of this email and any accompanying documentation relating to Allan Gray Proprietary Limited and its subsidiaries ('Allan Gray') are owned by Allan Gray and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

Electronic communications

By communicating with us through electronic means, you consent to receiving communications electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and all other communications transmitted by electronic means satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communication should be in writing. Unless otherwise agreed, we are only deemed to have received an email once we have confirmed receipt thereof; and we are only deemed to have sent an email once reflected as 'sent' on our email server.

Disclaimer

Allan Gray shall not be liable if any variation is affected to any document or correspondence emailed unless the variation has been approved by the sender thereof. Allan Gray cannot be held liable for any harm or loss resulting from viruses in this message or attachments, including data corruption resulting therefrom. Allan Gray therefore disclaims liability or legal responsibility for the non-delivery or incorrect delivery for whatever reason of the contents of this message, its effect on electronic devices or its transmission in an unencrypted medium.

Personal use by employees

Allan Gray is not able to distinguish between business and personal emails. Users who make use of Allan Gray's email system do so at their own risk and accept responsibility for any actions or consequences that arise from such personal use. Any views or opinions expressed in such messages are those of the individual sender and do not create obligations on or represent any commitment by Allan Gray, except where the sender specifically states it to be the views or opinions of Allan Gray. If this message contains offensive, derogatory or defamatory statements or materials, it means the message has been sent outside the sender's scope of employment with Allan Gray and only the sender can be held liable in his/her personal capacity.

Interception and monitoring

Users who make use of Allan Gray's email system do so at their own risk and accept responsibility for any actions and consequences that arise from use. In general terms, Allan Gray does not engage in blanket monitoring of communications. Allan Gray does however reserve the right at any time and without notice to intercept and monitor communications and stored files sent or received over or stored on Allan Gray's information and communications systems, provided that such monitoring and interception is: performed by an Allan Gray representative properly authorised by Allan Gray; for a lawful purposes; and strictly in accordance with Allan Gray's Monitoring Policy and Procedures.

Offer

Nothing contained in this email constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer by Allan Gray, but shall merely be deemed to be an invitation to do business.

Governing law

This email and any accompanying documentation are to be interpreted and implemented in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

Company details

Allan Gray Proprietary Limited (Registration no: 2005/002576/07)
1 Silo Square
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
8001.

Directors: M Cooper, RW Dower, WB Gray*, IS Liddle, TJ Mahuma*, SC Marais*, T Mhlambiso, KC Morolo*
*(Non-executive)

Company secretary: CE Solomon

For further information please contact the Compliance officer at info@allangray.co.za

The financial services, products or investments referred to on this website are not available to persons resident in jurisdictions where their availability or distribution would contravene local laws or regulations and the information on this website is not intended for use by these persons. This website is for information only and does not in any way constitute a solicitation or offer by Allan Gray Proprietary Limited or any of its associates or subsidiaries (collectively “Allan Gray”) to buy or sell any financial instruments or to provide any investment advice or service.

By selecting one of the countries below I confirm that I have read and understood the above and that:

(a) I am not a South African citizen; or 
(b) I do not reside in the Republic of South Africa; or 
(c) I am not otherwise a person to whom the communication of the information contained in this website is prohibited by the laws of my home jurisdiction; and 
(d) I am not acting for the benefit of any such persons mentioned in (a),(b) and (c) and 
(e) I confirm that any investment with Allan Gray is based on my own initiative and not due to any offer or solicitation by Allan Gray.