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RH BOPHELO LIMITED - IFC Becomes A Strategic Partner With Rh Bophelo

Release Date: 09/12/2021 13:05
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IFC Becomes A Strategic Partner With Rh Bophelo

RH Bophelo Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration number: 2016/533398/06)
JSE and RSE share code: RHB, ISIN: ZAE000244737
(“RH Bophelo” or “the Company”)


Johannesburg, South Africa, December 9, 2021: The World Bank’s International
Finance Corporation (IFC), a leading development finance institution, will
become RH Bophelo’s strategic partner. The partnership will support RH Bophelo
in attracting new investors to fund its healthcare expansion plans.

The IFC today announced a partnership with RH Bophelo, a South African
healthcare investment holding company that invests in the healthcare sector
with a focus on low- and middle-income earners in South Africa. The partnership
will support RH Bophelo in attracting new investors to support its mission and

RH Bophelo’s expansion plans include raising $56 million, which will be used to
acquire additional healthcare facilities in South Africa and other countries in
sub-Saharan Africa, as well as expand its healthcare tech offering.

Acquiring additional investment capital will support the Company to expand its
reach and ultimately provide more hospital beds for its patients.

RH Bophelo currently owns a network of eight (8) hospitals and through its
wholly-owned hospital consulting, commissioning and management subsidiary,
manages an additional fourteen (14) facilities for third parties across South
Africa’s eight provinces. RH Bophelo also has investments in pharmacies, as
well as emergency services, and healthcare related insurance products, all
targeted toward the underserved low- to middle-income market in South Africa.

“We have created an alternative investment opportunity by creating an integrated
and diversified healthcare platform,” said Quinton Zunga, RH Bophelo’s Chief
Executive Officer.

“Access to quality healthcare is more vital now than ever before. Strong
healthcare systems are critical to economic growth and development,” said Adamou
Labara, IFC’s Country Manager for South Africa.

“The IFC partnering with RH Bophelo, will be a catalyst for accelerating the
pace at which we invest and allow us to deepen our presence in the South African
and African markets,” said Colin Clarke, Chief Investment Officer, RH Bophelo.

“IFC’s partnership with RH Bophelo is an opportunity to support the Company to
diversify its shareholder base, to help the Company meet its expansion goals
and add additional capacity to South Africa’s healthcare system,” said Dion
Mhlaba, RH Bophelo’s Chief Financial Officer.

About RH Bophelo:

RH Bophelo Limited listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in July 2017.
The listing opened doors for the public to acquire shares in a fully black-
owned and entirely African investment company that offers growth and immediate
returns in a defensive asset class.
The directors and the management team have significant experience in the
healthcare sector and are well-positioned in the market to implement the
Company’s strategy and vision.

The Company’s strategy is to identify strategic investment opportunities in the
healthcare industry while creating an ecosystem designed to optimise synergies
that deliver value to South Africans in the lower to middle-income brackets.

RH Bophelo has made nine (9) acquisitions since its inception in 2017, giving
the Company access to 665 beds, eight (8) hospitals in four provinces, a nursing
college, emergency services, pharmacy, complete facilities management, hospital
management, healthcare insurance and emergency administration services.

RH Bophelo is determined to continue targeting             businesses   or   companies
strategically aligned to its value system.

About the IFC:

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and
improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in
developing countries.

We achieve this by creating new markets, mobilizing other investors, and sharing
expertise. In doing so, we create jobs and raise living standards, especially
for the poor and vulnerable. Our work supports the World Bank Group’s twin goals
of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Any forward-looking statememts in this announcment have not been reviewed nor
reported on by the Company’s Auditors.

For and on behalf of the Board.

Company Secretary: Corporate Vision Consulting Proprietary Limited

JSE Sponsor: Deloitte & Touche Sponsor Services Proprietary Limited

Rwanda sponsor: Faida Securities Rwanda Limited

Date: 09-12-2021 01:05:00
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