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EPE Capital Partners Ltd (EPEJ.J)

EPEJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yvonne Stillhart

50 2016 Chairperson, Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Hayward-Butt

45 2016 Chief Executive Officer

Rohan Dyer

Partner: Group Head of Investor Relations

Jean-Pierre van Onselen

45 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Chelsea Wilkinson

Group Head of Corporate Relations

Kevin Allagapen

41 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Yuvraj Juwaheer

58 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Pfaff

57 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Derek Prout-Jones

55 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yvonne Stillhart

Ms. Yvonne Stillhart has served as Chairperson, Independent Non-Executive Director of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since June 15, 2016. She has over 25 years’ experience in private equity investing and private equity investment management. She is also the independent nonexecutive Chairperson of the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of Akina (Luxembourg) S.A., an alternative investment fund manager (“AIFM”) registered with the CSSF, investing in Europe via direct investments, secondary and primary fund investments and the independent non-executive Chairperson of several Jersey Financial Services Commission registered private equity investment funds focusing on Europe. She is a seasoned private equity specialist who successfully built a leading private equity organization. She was a co-founding Senior Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Akina AG, a Swiss-based independent private equity organization with some EUR2.5 billion assets under management. In addition to being instrumental in the build-up and successful leadership of a multinational investment team in an SEC-regulated organization for more than 12 years, she led investments, developed portfolio and risk management governance and structured investment funds. She was a Board member in a number of corporations and private equity funds across various industries and countries. She has extensive experience in leading, structuring, executing and managing private equity investments. Earlier in her career, she spent 12 years at UBS Zurich, with stays in London and New York. She was responsible for a number of high-profile minority equity, buyout, mezzanine, infrastructure, structured debt and equity transactions in Western and Eastern Europe, Turkey and North Africa as well as M&A and capital markets transactions in Europe. She holds a degree in economics and accounting from ZHAW Zuercher Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften. She is Member of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company.

Peter Hayward-Butt

Mr. Peter Hayward-Butt has served as Chief Executive Officer of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since July 2016. He joined Ethos Private Equity in 2016 and became the CEO of Ethos Capital in July 2016. Prior to joining Ethos Private Equity, he was the Co-head of Investment Banking at RMB between 2006 and 2014 during which time the profit before tax of the Investment Banking division grew from R 1.3 billion to R 4.1 billion. Peter was responsible for the conceptualization and establishment of RMB Morgan Stanley (and was the chairperson of that company), which has become the leading stock broking business in South Africa. Peter was the lead advisor on many of South Africa’s largest mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions and has advised most of the large private equity firms in South Africa. He was a member of the executive management board at RMB and was a member of the bank’s Investment Committee which was responsible for the bank’s private equity and principal investing. Prior to RMB, Peter was head of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory for ABN AMRO Asia based in Hong Kong, prior to which he worked in corporate finance for ABN AMRO and Baring Brothers in London. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Natal University and a Master of Science in Development and Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford.

Rohan Dyer

Mr. Rohan Dyer serves as Partner: Group Head of Investor Relations of EPE Capital Partners Ltd. He joined in 2014 as Ethos’ Head of Investor Relations. He is the primary interface between the firm and investors, communicating regularly with existing LPs in Ethos Funds and developing relationships with prospective future investors, both locally and internationally. Together with CFO, Craig Dreyer, he is responsible for the quarterly valuations of Ethos investments. Rohan also manages the firm’s quarterly reporting process, coordinates the AGM for investors and plays a role in the expansion of the firm’s product offering. Rohan moved to Ethos from Investec in Johannesburg. He had 15 years’ experience as a sell-side analyst in the public markets, focused predominantly on the South African retail sector. He was highly rated in the annual Financial Mail Analyst Surveys, consistently achieving a top 3 ranking since 2002. Rohan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Finance from Natal University.

Jean-Pierre van Onselen

Mr. Jean-Pierre (JP) van Onselen has served as Chief Financial Officer of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since October 1, 2017. He joined Ethos in August 2016 to assist with the establishment and management of all compliance, financial, operational and reporting aspects of Ethos Capital. Prior to joining Ethos, he was Head of Finance at HgCapital, a direct private equity fund manager, headquartered in London, UK. Over a period of more than 12 years, he gained extensive experience in private equity related matters, including working on HgCapital Trust plc, an investment holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He qualified at Ernst & Young (South Africa) before moving to the UK where he worked at various investment management firms before joining HgCapital. Jean-Pierre holds Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Accounting (Honors) degrees from the Stellenbosch University and is a member of SAICA.

Chelsea Wilkinson

Ms. Chelsea Wilkinson serves as Group Head of Corporate Relations of EPE Capital Partners Ltd. She joined Ethos in 2000 and is responsible for marketing, public relations and brand and reputation management. Until recently, she also managed Ethos’ recruitment and was deeply involved in talent management. Chelsea possesses an intimate knowledge of the nuances and complexity of private equity communication. She works closely with investors, portfolio companies and the media to accurately communicate Ethos’ market position, while promoting the broader contribution that private equity makes to society. She has creatively evolved Ethos’ brand through traditional and electronic channels, and recently led the firm into social media: @EthosPvtEquity. She is an active member of SAVCA’s PR and Conference management sub-committees and a founding member of EMPEA’s Investor Relations and Marketing Steering Committee. Chelsea is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Prior to joining Ethos, she worked for Gemini Consulting, in their London and Johannesburg offices. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Radio, Film and Television) and Bachelor of Business Science combined Honors degree from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Kevin Allagapen

Mr. Kevin Allagapen has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since May 26, 2016. He started his career at Deloitte Mauritius and has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services sector in Mauritius. He is the Managing Director at Ocorian (Mauritius) Limited (formerly known as Bedell Management Services (Mauritius) Ltd), a management company regulated by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission. His areas of expertise span corporate and fund structuring, formation, management and administration services, private wealth, tax planning and compliance, accounting, regulatory and compliance matters. He also serves as a director on the boards of numerous global business companies and funds operating in diverse economic sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, infrastructure, commerce, engineering, logistics, aviation, shipping and financial services and in that capacity is involved in investment and disinvestment decisions, strategy development, statutory compliance and day-to-day operations. Kevin was also acting as an independent nonexecutive director of Mauritius Housing Corporation, a public company whose principal activities are granting loans for the construction of houses and to engage in deposits taking and was the Chairman of the Audit Committee in the year 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Yuvraj Juwaheer

Mr. Yuvraj Juwaheer has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since May 26, 2016. Yuvraj is the managing partner of YKJ Legal, a law firm in Mauritius. He has considerable experience in corporate and commercial law and advises on corporate and finance transactions, collective investment schemes, trusts, funds structuring and administration, banking and regulatory issues. He has over 20 years’ experience in the global business sector and has previously served as an independent director for a number of Indian funds. Before founding YKJ Legal, he was a partner of Bedell Cristin (Mauritius) Partnership (subsequently changed to Ocorian (Mauritius) Limited) from November 2010 to November 2016, and prior to that, he was a partner at Citilaw Chambers. He was previously an executive director of a major licensed management company and a former partner of De Chazal du Mee. He was a member of the steering committee set up by the Mauritian Government, in 2004, to consider the opening of the legal profession to international law firms in Mauritius. He also served as the Secretary of the Association of Offshore Management Companies of Mauritius in 2003. He holds an LLB degree from the University of London and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in London and at the Supreme Court of Mauritius. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. He is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Chairman of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company.

Michael Pfaff

Mr. Michael A. Pfaff has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since June 1, 2016. Michael began his career in corporate finance at Deloitte & Touche and Standard Merchant Bank after which he spent four years in the United States with NationsBanc Capital Markets (now Bank of America), as a director of structured capital markets. In 1997, he joined RMB to help build Ethos Private Equity’s private equity business. He was instrumental in growing the bank’s private equity business and led the bank’s initiative to spin out Ethos Private Equity (where he sat as a director for a number of years). He was a director of the bank’s private equity business, RMB Ventures, responsible for initiating and leading various on-balance-sheet investments. He also sat on the bank’s investment committee responsible for all private equity and principle investing decisions. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer at RMB and during his tenure (2000 to 2008) pre-tax profits grew by approximately eight times from R700 million to a peak of R5.4 billion in 2007. Throughout this period he continued to be involved in large private equity decisions and served as Chairperson of RMB Corvest. Post RMB, he has been involved in building a health and beauty business called CaviBrands Proprietary Limited, a hedge fund incubation business called Kirkham Capital and in making ad hoc investments together with Derek Prout-Jones. He has remained on the RMB and FNB divisional boards. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town and a MBA from Duke University (Duke Fuqua Scholar) and was a member of SAICA. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee, and Member of the Investment Committee of the Company.

Derek Prout-Jones

Mr. Derek N. Prout-Jones has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of EPE Capital Partners Ltd since June 1, 2016. After completing his articles at Deloitte & Touche, Derek joined RMB in 1989 in the special projects division. During his 21-year career with RMB, he spent five years in corporate finance, specializing in business valuation methodologies, and then joined RMB Private Equity as one of the founder members. He served as Chief Financial Officer of RMB from 1999 to 2003 and was appointed as Chief Investment Officer in 2003 to oversee the various principal investment activities of RMB. He held this position until 2009 when he moved back to Private Equity to head the division, which included sitting on the Boards of Directors of Ethos and RMB Corvest Proprietary Limited. During his tenure as Chief Investment Officer, he served on the RMB Divisional Board and chaired the RMB Proprietary Management Board, the RMB Investment Committee and the boards of RMB Australia Holdings and RMB International Dublin Limited. He was also a member of various Group Governance Committees. He left RMB at the end of 2010 and joined Michael Pfaff in a private company, 4 Decades Capital, pursuing long-term investment opportunities that typically fall outside the scope of traditional private equity. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of SAICA. Derek is Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Investment Committee, and Member of the Social and Ethics Committee of the Company.

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