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MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL PLC - New sustainability-linked banking facility at Mediclinic Southern Africa

Release Date: 21/09/2021 08:00
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New sustainability-linked banking facility at Mediclinic Southern Africa

Mediclinic International plc
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
Company Number: 08338604
LSE Share Code: MDC
JSE Share Code: MEI
NSX Share Code: MEP
LEI: 2138002S5BSBIZTD5I60
(“Mediclinic”, the “Company”, or the “Group”)

21 September 2021

New sustainability-linked banking facility at Mediclinic Southern Africa

   • Five-year ZAR8 450m facility replaces existing debt
   • Aligns the Group’s financial and sustainability goals

Mediclinic, the diversified international private healthcare services group, announces that its
Southern Africa division has successfully completed the refinancing of existing debt through a
new sustainability-linked banking facility.

The new facility comprises ZAR7 950m senior secured debt and a ZAR500m revolving credit
facility (“RCF”), replacing the previous facilities. The new five-year agreement is priced initially
at three-month JIBAR plus 1.54% and 1.60% on the senior secured debt and RCF, respectively.

By achieving pre-agreed sustainability performance targets, Mediclinic Southern Africa will
benefit from a reduced facility margin through an incentive-based pricing mechanism. The
targets are directly linked to key Group environmental and social goals of progressing to
becoming carbon neutral with zero waste to landfill by 2030 and improving water efficiency and
patient experience.

Commenting today, Jurgens Myburgh, Group Chief Financial Officer, said:
“The timely and successful refinance of our debt facilities in Southern Africa is in line with our
Group financial strategy and approach to responsible leverage. We are appreciative of the
ongoing support from our Southern African funding partners and their role in this syndicated
sustainability-linked loan, the first of its kind arranged by a bank in Africa.

“In our commitment to ensure that every day we improve sustainability by managing our
resources responsibly and efficiently to the benefit of our stakeholders and the environment,
this innovative mechanism allows us to align our Group financial and sustainability goals.”

Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, acted as the Lead Arranger for the

Cautionary Statement
This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements relating to the business of the
Company and its subsidiaries, including with respect to the progress, timing and completion of
the Group’s development; the Group’s ability to treat, attract and retain patients and clients; its
ability to engage consultants and healthcare practitioners and to operate its business and
increase referrals; the integration of prior acquisitions; the Group’s estimates for future
performance and its estimates regarding anticipated operating results; future revenue; capital
requirements; shareholder structure; and financing. In addition, even if the Group’s actual
results or development are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this
announcement, those results or developments may not be indicative of the Group’s results or
developments in the future. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by
words such as “could”, “should”, “may”, “expects”, “aims”, “targets”, “anticipates”, “believes”,
“intends”, “estimates”, or similar. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the
Group’s current expectations as of the date of this announcement and are subject to a number
of known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results,
performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievement expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In particular, the
Group’s expectations could be affected by, among other things, uncertainties involved in the
integration of acquisitions or new developments; changes in legislation or the regulatory regime
governing healthcare in Switzerland, South Africa, Namibia and the UAE; poor performance by
healthcare practitioners who practise at its facilities; unexpected regulatory actions or
suspensions; competition in general; the impact of global economic changes; the impact of
pandemics, including COVID-19; and the Group’s ability to obtain or maintain accreditation or
approval for its facilities or service lines. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be
no assurance that the forward-looking statements made in this announcement will in fact be
realised and no representation or warranty is given as to the completeness or accuracy of the
forward-looking statements contained in this announcement.

The Group is providing the information in this announcement as of this date, and disclaims any
intention to, and makes no undertaking to, publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Mediclinic International plc

Mediclinic is a diversified international private healthcare services group, established in South
Africa in 1983, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and
the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”).

The Group’s core purpose is to enhance the quality of life.

Its vision is to be the partner of choice that people trust for all their healthcare needs.

Mediclinic is focused on providing specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary services across the
continuum of care in such a way that the Group will be regarded as the most respected and
trusted provider of healthcare services by patients, medical practitioners, funders and
regulators of healthcare in each of its markets.

At 30 June 2021, Mediclinic comprised 74 hospitals, five subacute hospitals, two mental health
facilities, 18 day case clinics and 18 outpatient clinics. Hirslanden operated 17 hospitals and
four day case clinics in Switzerland with more than 1 900 inpatient beds; Mediclinic Southern
Africa operations included 50 hospitals (three of which in Namibia), five sub-acute hospitals,
two mental health facilities and 12 day case clinics (four of which operated by Intercare) across
South Africa, and around 8 600 inpatient beds; and Mediclinic Middle East operated seven
hospitals, two day case clinics and 18 outpatient clinics with more than 900 inpatient beds in
the UAE. In addition, under management contracts, Mediclinic Middle East operates one
hospital in Abu Dhabi and will open a 200-bed hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in mid-

The Company’s primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) in the UK, with
secondary listings on the JSE in South Africa and the Namibian Stock Exchange in Namibia.

Mediclinic also holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare Group plc, a leading private
healthcare group based in the UK and listed on the LSE.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations, Mediclinic International plc
James Arnold, Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)20 3786 8181

Media queries
FTI Consulting
Ben Atwell/Ciara Martin – UK
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
Sherryn Schooling – South Africa
+27 (0)21 487 9000

Registered address: 6th Floor, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ, United Kingdom
Corporate broker: Morgan Stanley & Co International plc and UBS Investment Bank
JSE sponsor (South Africa): Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
NSX sponsor (Namibia): Simonis Storm Securities (Pty) Ltd

Date: 21-09-2021 08:00:00
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