ZAMBEEF | Settlement of Zamanita tax demand

By Published On: May 4th, 2016Categories: Corporate announcement

Further to the announcements of 4 November 2015 and 21 December 2015, the board of directors of Zambeef (the “Board”) is pleased to confirm that subsequent to the Zambian Revenue Authority’s (“ZRA”) decision to appeal the judgement by the Tax Appeals Tribunal, which ruled in favour of Zambeef’s appeal against a ZMW49.15 million assessment (approximately US$9.7 million at the date the assessment was made), that Zambeef has entered into a formal agreement with the ZRA (the “Agreement”) dated 31 March 2016, as detailed below.

The Agreement provides that Zambeef will pay the ZRA a total of ZMW14.4 million (approximately US$1.5m million at yesterday’s exchange rate) in six equal monthly instalments beginning 30 April 2016. Approximately ZMW2m of the ZMW14.4m is recoverable VAT. So long as Zambeef adheres to this payment schedule, interest and penalties totalling ZMW3.1 million (approximately US$0.3million) will be waived.

Zambeef Joint Chief Executive Officer, Carl Irwin, commented, “I am delighted that we have now concluded this long standing issue and that we can now put this matter behind us. This Agreement will also allow us to reverse approximately ZMW33.6m (approximately US$3.5m using the prevailing exchange rate) provision into our income statement.”

For more information please visit or contact:

Zambeef Products plc
Carl Irwin, Joint Chief Executive Officer
Francis Grogan, Joint Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +260 (0) 211 369003
Strand Hanson Limited
James Spinney
Ritchie Balmer
Frederick Twist
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494
Christopher Raggett
Joanna Scott
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Nick Dibden
Sophie Moate
Nick Brown
Tel: +44 (0)20 7250 1446
Pangaea Securities
Chenge Mwenechanya
Wendy Tembo
Tel: +260 (0) 211 220 707

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