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General Repurchase of Ordinary Shares

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1993/002054/06)
Share code: ART
ISIN: ZAE000019188
 (Argent or the Company or the group)


In the notice of the Argent annual general meeting held 20 August 2019 (the AGM),
shareholders approved the repurchase of ordinary shares by way of a special resolution.
Shareholders were further advised that any repurchases under the general authority
would be at market value in accordance with the provisions set out under the relevant
special resolution. At the AGM, shareholders granted a general authority to the board
of Argent to repurchase up to 20% of the issued ordinary share capital of Argent.

Shareholders are hereby advised that Argent has repurchased 3 251 676 ordinary
shares, representing 4.03% of the issued ordinary share capital as at the date of the
authority to repurchase the ordinary shares was granted, out of the Companys available
cash resources. The ordinary shares were repurchased for an aggregate value of
R18 780 505.52.

      Date of        Number of        Highest price      Lowest price   Aggregate value
    repurchase         ordinary       per ordinary       per ordinary
                        shares           share             shares
  12                  3 251 676          R5.98               R5.35       R18 780 505.52
  2019 to 28

The repurchases were made in terms of the general authority granted by shareholders
at the AGM and were effected through the order book operated by the JSE trading
system without any prior understanding or arrangement between the Company and the
counterparties. The general repurchase of ordinary shares has been complied with in
terms of paragraph 5.72(a) of the JSE Listings Requirements.

Prior to the Repurchase, the Company had repurchased in aggregate 506 800 ordinary
shares. The total number of ordinary shares repurchased since the AGM is 3 758 476,
representing 4.66% of the issued ordinary share capital as at the date of the AGM.

The ordinary shares repurchased have been de-listed and will be cancelled

Argent is entitled to repurchase a further 12 383 178 ordinary shares (15.34% of the
ordinary shares in issue as at the date of the authority), in terms of the current general
authority, which is valid until Argents next annual general meeting.
As at the date of this announcement, the Company held 3 545 557 ordinary shares in
treasury, which shares includes the shares that are the subject of this announcement.

The ordinary shares were repurchased from excess working capital resources of the
Company and the interest that would have been generated for the groups banking
facility is minimal.


The board of Argent has considered the effect of the repurchases and is of the opinion
that, for a period of 12 months following the date of this announcement:

-    the Company and the Group will be able, in the ordinary course of business, to
     repay their debts for a period of 12 months after the date of this announcement;
-    the consolidated assets of the Company and the Group will be in excess of the
     consolidated liabilities of the Company and the Group for a period of 12 months
     after the date of this announcement;
-    the Companys and the Groups share capital and reserves will be adequate for
     the purposes of the business of the Company and the Group for a period of 12
     months after the date of this announcement; and
-    the Company and the Group will have sufficient working capital for ordinary
     business purposes for a period of 12 months after the date of this announcement.

3 December 2019

Sponsor: PSG Capital

Date: 03-12-2019 12:17:00
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