Credit rating announcement - BIESKM Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Registration No. 2002/015527/06) JSE alpha code: BIESKM (“Eskom” or the “company”) Credit rating announcement Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) has lowered the long-term corporate family rating (CFR) of Eskom to ‘Caa1’ from ‘B3’; and has similarly revised the rating of the zero coupon eurobonds to ‘Caa1’ from ‘B3’, in line with the CFR. In addition, the rating of the senior unsecured global medium term notes was downgraded to ‘Caa2’ from ‘Caa1’; and the national scale rating long term CFR revised to ‘B1.za’ from ‘Ba3.za’. Moody’s outlook remains negative. Moody’s has also downgraded the rating on Eskom’s Government of South Africa (Government) guaranteed notes to ‘Ba2’ from ‘Ba1’. Eskom notes with disappointment the ratings decisions applied by Moody’s. While the rating action is largely driven by the downgrade of the Government credit rating, the rating agency also cites Eskom’s capital structure and deepening financing needs as a challenge for the organisation. Moody’s highlights in their assessment their assumed likelihood of strong Government support for Eskom reflected in the equity support already provided, the presence of Government’s Guarantee Framework Agreement and Eskom’s essential role as South Africa’s principal electricity supplier. Eskom also acknowledges the concerns expressed by Moody’s regarding the company’s capital structure and debt levels and continues to work closely with shareholder ministries to resolve these challenges. Full report by Moody’s available on: https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-downgrades- Eskoms-ratings-maintains-negative-outlook--PR_436580 25 November 2020 Debt Sponsor Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking Date: 25-11-2020 11:51:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.