Lake Charles Chemicals Complex Status Update, Production & Sales Metrics for the three months ended 30 Sep 2020
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes: JSE: SOL NYSE: SSL
Sasol Ordinary ISIN codes: ZAE000006896 US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code: JSE: SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code: ZAE000151817
(“Sasol” or “Company”)
LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS COMPLEX (LCCC) STATUS UPDATE, PRODUCTION
AND SALES METRICS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2020
LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS COMPLEX (LCCC) STATUS UPDATE
On 27 August 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall near Sasol´s Lake Charles
Chemicals Complex (including Lake Charles Chemicals Project) in Southwest
Louisiana. Sasol was making significant progress towards a restart of the LCCC
facilities, which had to be suspended as a precautionary measure due to Hurricane
Delta. Hurricane Delta made landfall on 9 October 2020.
Preliminary assessments indicated no further damage caused by Hurricane Delta, and
we are also pleased to report that our employees have safely resumed their duties . The
availability of sufficient industrial-level power from the local provider has resulted in the
commencement of a coordinated startup of the complex. The impact of Hurricane
Laura on the total net saleable tons of our North American Operations was
approximately 170 kilotons in quarter one of financial year 2021.
Seven chemical manufacturing units have returned to operation and all remaining units
which were operating prior to Hurricane Laura are expected to return to operation by
end October 2020. Commissioning activities of our Low Density Polyethylene unit have
resumed, and beneficial operation is still trending towards end October 2020.
Sasol will continue to support its employees and the local community impacted by the
hurricanes with relevant resources and assistance.
PRODUCTION AND SALES METRICS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED 30
Sasol has published its production and sales performance metrics for the three months
ended 30 September 2020, on the Company´s website at <a href="http://www.sasol.com" target="_blank">www.sasol.com</a>, under the
Investor Centre section or via this URL: <a href="https://www.sasol.com/investor-centre/financial-" target="_blank">https://www.sasol.com/investor-centre/financial-</a>
A business outlook for Sasol North America is also provided in the Business
Performance Metrics report.
INVESTOR CONFERENCE CALL
Chief Executive Officer, Fleetwood Grobler, and Chief Financial Officer, Paul Victor, will
host a conference call via webcast (<a href="https://www.corpcam.com/Sasol22102020" target="_blank">https://www.corpcam.com/Sasol22102020</a> ) at 15:30
(SA time) on 22 October 2020.
22 October 2020
Sponsor: Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited
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Date: 22-10-2020 07:05:00
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