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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Minutes of the Annual General Meeting

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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Trading Statement for Half Year Ended 31 August 2017

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TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE HALF YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017

In terms of the Listing Requirements of the Botswana Stock Exchange, the Board of Directors of Wilderness Holdings Limited (“the Company”) hereby announces that the Company’s results for the half year ended 31 August 2017 are likely to be materially higher than those achieved in the corresponding period in the prior year.
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Malcolmmcculloch

Malcolm McCullochNon-executive director of the board and Chairman of the Risk Committee

Age: 63
Qualifications: B.Com (Hons), Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Wilderness Holdings subsidiaries, Children in the Wilderness, Kelly Group Ltd

Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant who studied at the University of
Cape Town, and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Programme at
Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Malcolm is Deputy Chairman of
Kelly Group Limited. Malcolm has been involved with the Wilderness Group since
1992.


Rolfhartmann

Rolf Hartmann Independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Risk and Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Age: 43
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand, Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Brait South Africa Limited, Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Nature’s Choice Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Premier Group (Pty) Ltd

Rolf joined the group in 2007 as a director of Wilderness Safaris Investment and Finance (Pty) Ltd. He is also director of Brait’s private equity business. Rolf joined Brait in 2003 and his current responsibilities include executive responsibility for investments in tourism and food processing sectors, among other matters. He is a non-executive director of a number of privately held companies and was previously a non-executive director of Kelly Group Limited, a company listed on the JSE Limited. Rolf is a Chartered Accountant, and previously worked in corporate finance in London, after qualifying at Deloitte.


Johnhunt

John HuntIndependent Non-executive Director and a member of the Sustainability Committee

Age: 63
Qualifications:
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

John co-founded the advertising group Hunt Lascaris in 1983. In 1996 a majority share was sold to TBWA and he became Co-Chairman. In 2003, John moved to New York to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Director for TBWA. In 2006 he returned to South Africa where he continues in the same capacity. John is an Executive Committee member of TBWA Worldwide.


Rouxmanitz

Roux MarnitzIndependent Non-executive Director and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Age: 72
Qualifications: B.Sc(Eng), MBA, B.Proc
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Lanseria International Airport (Pty) Ltd, Lanseria 1993 (Pty) Ltd. Namibia: Southern Energy Company (Pty) Ltd, SEC Aviation Products (Pty) Ltd, Aviation Centre (Pty) Ltd

Roux studied engineering at the University of Pretoria where he graduated in 1967. In 1970 he was awarded an MBA by the same university and obtained the B.Proc degree from UNISA in 1976. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot's Licence. Roux is the former chairman of the JSE-listed IT group, Comparex Holdings Limited, former chairman of the Execujet Aviation Group, former Member of the Council of the University of Pretoria and is presently a director of private investment companies in Botswana and Namibia.


Parkstafa

Parks TafaNon-executive Director and Chairman of the board

Age: 50
Qualifications: LLB, University of Botswana
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Collins Newman & Co (Partner), Stanbic Bank Botswana Ltd, Stanbic Investment Management Services (Pty) Ltd, Liberty Holdings (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd, Liberty Life (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd

Parks is a law graduate from the University of Botswana and has been practising as an attorney (Independent) Gaborone in Botswana since November 1991. He is a Botswana Senior Partner at Collins Newman & Co, Law Firm.  He is a vastly experienced business and transactional lawyer with a wide range of expertise and is able to provide comprehensive legal service to clients specialising in the energy and power sector, project finance, construction, mining banking financial services, private equity, capital markets, privatisation, regulatory work, legislative drafting and general corporate and commercial practice involving mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.  Parks is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Stanbic Bank Limited, Liberty Life Holdings and Stanbic Investment Management Services (“SIMS”). He is an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public of the High Court of Botswana, since November 1991.  Collins Newman & Co have represented the Botswana Government in numerous cases.


Marcusterhaar

Marcus ter HaarIndependent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee

Age: 39
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Development Studies, University of East Anglia, MA (Reading) International Relations, Diploma Finance
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

Marcus received a BA (Hons) in Economic Development from the University of East Anglia, in UK, and a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Reading, UK. Marcus then went on to join De Beers on a graduate development programme. In 2005 he was appointed the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the De Beers Group. After a short secondment with NM Rothschild in 2007, Marcus then moved to Botswana where he worked for Debswana as the Group Manager for Business Development. He was recently appointed Head of Sales for the Diamond Trading Company Botswana, a 50:50 joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana Government. Marcus currently also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lady Khama Charitable Trust.


Gavintollman

Gavin TollmanNon-executive Director

Age: 54
Qualifications: B.Sc Finance, The American University, Washington DC
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Insight Travel Group Limted, Busabout Operations Limited, Contiki Tours International Limited, Grand European Operations Limited, Trafalgar Tours International Limtied, Wine Investments Limited, Tracon Real Estate Ltd and others

Gavin Tollman has had a far-reaching executive career in the travel industry. This has included managing both hotel companies and tour United Kingdom operators, which have received various industry awards and recognition. He currently is the CEO of Trafalgar Tours, the world’s largest escorted tours operator, with product to six continents. At the Company he has developed industry leading marketing, e-strategy and product delivery initiatives. He is also a senior executive of the Travel Corporation responsible for the company’s Southern Africa assets as well as the Managing Director of World’s Leading Travel Companies Ltd where he oversees their United Kingdom direct sell division.


Michaeltollman

Michael TollmanNon-executive Director, Deputy Chairman of the board and a member of the Audit, Risk and Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Age: 55
Qualifications: B.Com, Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd, Cullinan Holdings Limited, Red Carnations, The Travel Corporation Limited, Contiki Holidays Limited, Trafalgar Tours Limited and various subsidiaries on the above.

Michael first joined Wilderness as a director of Wilderness Safaris Investment and Finance (Pty) Lt in 2005. He has extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry worldwide. He has knowledge and experience in the areas of finance, travel, South African mergers and acquisitions. He served as Non-Executive Chairman for Cullinan Holdings Ltd since 17 June 2008 and was appointed as Executive Chairman and acting Chief Executive Officer of Cullinan Holdings Limited with effect from 19 March 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a South African Chartered Accountant. He sits on a number of international travel boards as well.