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20 May 2023

Aviado engaged to update SAA transaction business case

Aviado Partners Advisory Services GmbH, a leading international transport-sector consulting firm, has been engaged to support Takatso's acquisition of South African Airways Group.

Aviado Partners Advisory Services has been engaged by Takatso Aviation (Pty) Ltd to support Takatso's efforts to acquire shares in South African Airways Group, as well as to refresh components of the Takatso-SAA 5-year business plan and funding plan.

In addition to the above limited two-month mandate, Takatso additionally engaged Aviado on a specific mandate to update the post-transaction business plan for SAA taking into account the current state of the global market recovery, the slower recovery in Southern Africa, and higher costs globally. As part of this mandate Aviado will update the business plan to be presented to Takatso's Board.

The mandate is limited to this update of the plan elements and does not include an ongoing technical advisory role for Aviado beyond 31 May 2023.

Aviado's Managing Director, Shakeel Adam is personally leading the activities on this engagement and will be supported by multiple experts who have worked across the broad range of line management activities within airlines, airports, financial institutions and media. The experts have previously held CEO, CCO, CMO, CFO, COO, CRO, head of Network, head of Revenue Management and many other roles. The engagement team includes experts from Germany, Italy, Canada, UK and Brazil.

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About Aviado Partners Advisory Services GmbH

Aviado Partners Advisory Services GmbH is a specialist management consulting firm providing objective, independent and evidence-based analysis, advice and implementation support to airlines, airports, rail operators, hotels and other transportation related companies around the world. The firm advises management, boards, investors, governments, leasing companies and other stakeholders across all the key commercial and strategy issues. Aviado Partners' team members and associates have worked with leading international full service and low cost airlines, global consulting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers both as members of senior management as well as an airline consultant. The Partners and Associates have led or had significant involvement in numerous merger, acquisition, restructuring, start-up, aircraft selection and performance improvement assignments in Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, Russia & the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

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About the Client

Takatso Aviation (Pty) Ltd (“Takatso”) is an investment company established for the sole purpose of acquiring controlling stake in South African Airways SOC Limited (“SAA”), in a Strategic Equity Partnership with the government of the Republic of South Africa.

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