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DIRECTORATE CHANGE – PASSING AWAY OF VIRGINIA ENGEL

HCI sadly announces that non-executive director, Virginia Engel, died peacefully on Monday
evening with her family at her side.

On behalf of the board of HCI, John Copelyn said:

We record our sadness at the passing of one of our Board members, Virginia Engel, after a long
battle with illness. Virginia was the founder of the Western Cape Branch of the National Union of
Textile Workers, currently incorporated in our main shareholder SACTWU. She served as
personal assistant to President Nelson Mandela during his term of office and for many years
since then, was the CEO of the HCI Foundation. She made an enormous contribution to setting
HCI on a path of combining business initiatives with a strong social mission and she will be
sorely missed going forward.