TERM MEANING
annual general meeting the annual general meeting of the Company to be held on Tuesday, 25 July 2016, the notice of which have been distributed to shareholder by Friday, 23 June 2017 and a copy of which is available on the Company’s website
Annual Report this annual report and financial statements for the reporting period ended 31 March 2017
Al Noor the Al Noor Hospitals Group with operations mainly in Abu Dhabi, which forms part of the Group’s operations in the  United Arab Emirates
Articles the Company’s Articles of Association as adopted in General Meeting on 20 July 2016
Board the board of directors of Mediclinic International plc  (formerly Al Noor Hospitals Group plc)
CAGR (%) compounded annual growth rate
cash conversion (%) cash generated from operations divided by normalised EBITDA 
CCU critical care unit
CDLI Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
Combination the combination of Al Noor Hospitals Group plc and Mediclinic International Limited, which was completed on 15 February 2016
Company  Mediclinic International plc (formerly Al Noor Hospitals Group plc)
Directors the directors of Mediclinic International plc 
DRG Diagnosis-related group
EBITDA operating profit before depreciation and amortisation, excluding other gains and losses
FCA the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority
GDP gross domestic product
GRI Standards the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards issued in 2016  by the Global Sustainability Standards Board, which standards represent global best practice for reporting publicly on a range  of economic, environmental and social impacts
Group  Mediclinic International and its three operating platforms in Southern Africa, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (“group” refers to one of the Group’s operating platforms, as  the context may indicate, as defined below)
group one of the operating platforms of the Group, as the context  may indicate (please note that “group” is as defined in this definition and “Group” refers to the entire Mediclinic Group  as defined above)
HAI healthcare-associated infection
Hirslanden the Group’s operations in Switzerland, trading under the Hirslanden brand, with Hirslanden AG as the intermediary holding company of the Group’s operations in Switzerland
TERM MEANING
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the European Union
JCI Joint Commission International, an international quality measurement accreditation organisation, aimed at improving quality of care
JSE JSE Limited, the stock exchange of South Africa based  in Johannesburg
Last Practicable Date the date of approval of the Annual Report by the Board, being  23 May 2017
Listing Rules the listing rules of the FCA applicable to companies listed  on the LSE, subject to the oversight of the United Kingdom Listing Authority
LSE the stock exchange operated by London Stock Exchange plc
Mediclinic or Mediclinic International Mediclinic International plc (formerly Al Noor Hospitals  Group plc)
Mediclinic Middle East the Group’s operations in the UAE, trading under the Mediclinic and Al Noor brands, with (a) Emirates Healthcare Holdings Limited BVI as the intermediary holding company of the Group’s operations in the UAE, mainly in Dubai; and (b) Al Noor Golden Commercial LLC as the intermediary holding company of the Group’s operations in the UAE, mainly in Abu Dhabi
Mediclinic Southern Africa  the Group’s operations in South Africa and Namibia, trading under the Mediclinic brand, with Mediclinic Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd as the intermediary holding company of the Group’s operations in South Africa and Namibia
next financial year the financial year which commenced on 1 April 2017 and ending on 31 March 2018
NSX the Namibian Stock Exchange based in Windhoek, Namibia
operating platform/s Mediclinic Southern Africa, Hirslanden (Switzerland) and Mediclinic Middle East and their subsidiaries and associated entities, or any one of them as the context may indicate
period under review the financial year which commenced on 1 April 2016 and ended  on 31 March 2017
reporting period the financial year which commenced on 1 April 2016 and ended  on 31 March 2017
SA the Republic of South Africa
SA Companies Act the South African Companies Act, 71 of 2008, as amended
UAE United Arab Emirates
UK the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UK Companies Act the United Kingdom Companies Act of 2006, as amended