MULTICHOICE GROUP LIMITED – Appointment of an independent non-executive director

2019/05/15 14:15:00
SENS announcement for JSE listed company: MCG
                        

MCG 201905150050A
Appointment of an independent non-executive director

MULTICHOICE GROUP LIMITED
(formerly MultiChoice Group Proprietary Limited and K2018473845 (South Africa) Proprietary Limited)
(incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2018/473845/06)
JSE Share Code: MCG ISIN: ZAE000265971
(‘MultiChoice’ or ‘the Company’)

APPOINTMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The board of directors of MultiChoice (‘Board’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms.
Christine Sabwa as an independent non-executive director of the Company, with effect from 14 May
2019.

Christine has over 23 years’ experience in financial management with experience in Digital Finance (in
telecommunication), commercial and investment banking, strategy, operational risk, corporate
governance, financial modeling and audit. She is the Managing Partner of Sabwa & Associates, a financial
advisory practice. Christine has previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Airtel Mobile Commerce
– Africa region, Group Finance Director for CFC Stanbic Holdings, Finance Director for Africa at Renaissance
Capital and Senior Finance Manager for Africa region at Standard Bank of South Africa.

The Board welcomes Christine to the Company and looks forward to her contribution.

Randburg
15 May 2019

Sponsor:
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)

Important notice

Shareholders should take note that, pursuant to a provision of the MultiChoice memorandum of
incorporation, MultiChoice is permitted to reduce the voting rights of shares in MultiChoice (including
MultiChoice shares deposited in terms of the American Depositary Share (‘ADS’) facility) so that the
aggregate voting power of MultiChoice shares that are presumptively owned or held by foreigners to
South Africa (as envisaged in the MultiChoice memorandum of incorporation) will not exceed 20% of
the total voting power in MultiChoice. This is to ensure compliance with certain statutory requirements
applicable to South Africa. For this purpose MultiChoice will presume in particular that:

– all MultiChoice shares deposited in terms of the MultiChoice ADS facility are owned or held by
foreigners to South Africa, regardless of the actual nationality of the MultiChoice ADS holder;
and
– all shareholders with an address outside of South Africa on the register of MultiChoice will be
deemed to be foreigners to South Africa, irrespective of their actual nationality or domicilium,
unless such shareholder can provide proof, to the satisfaction of the MultiChoice board, that it
should not be deemed to be a foreigner to South Africa, as envisaged in article 40.1.3 of the
MultiChoice memorandum of incorporation.

Shareholders are referred to the provisions of the MultiChoice memorandum of incorporation available
at www.multichoice.com for further detail. If shareholders are in any doubt as to what action to take,
they should seek advice from their broker, attorney or other professional adviser.

About MultiChoice Group

MultiChoice Group is Africa’s leading multi-channel digital satellite and pay-television destination,
offering its 14 million customers access to a world of entertainment, anywhere, anytime. MultiChoice
has been in operation for the past 20 years and through its flagship product brand, DStv, the company
delivers the latest and most compelling local and international content to millions of households across
Africa. The company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology advancement resulted in the
creation of its iconic high definition PVR decoder, the DStv Explora – which won the Product of the Year
for 2015.

Through its corporate social investment, MultiChoice actively participates in social transformation,
ongoing investment in local content, job creation and skills development – which in turn strengthens the
television and broadcasting industry and contributes to the South African economy.

About MultiChoice Africa

MultiChoice Africa is a video entertainment provider, and our role is to enrich lives. Our mission is to
deliver value to our customers by making great entertainment more accessible to millions of people across
Africa – anytime, anywhere via multiple platforms including Direct-To-Home satellite (DTH) platform –
DStv (www.dstv.com), a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform – GOtv (www.gotvafrica.com) as well
as Video-On-Demand and OTT platforms Showmax and DStv Now. Whether it’s local telenovelas, the
excitement of world-class sport or the latest global blockbusters, our investment in leading-edge content
and technology systems deliver the shows that people love into their hands and homes. Born and bred in
Africa, MultiChoice Africa is managed and run by local people with a team of more than 2750 full-time
and over 14 000 contractors and independent agencies and accredited installers who collectively deliver
the greatest entertainment in the world to more than 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our
business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with
governments, national broadcasters and entrepreneurs and as the continent’s leading funder of sport and
local productions, we’ve built skills and capacity to improve the quality of content we offer through our
flagship corporate shared value initiative, MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF)
(www.multichoicetalentfactory.com). It’s by creating value for our customers, our employees and society
that we will continue to build a successful business for the future. Visit www.multichoiceafrica.com for
more information.

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billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in
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people can embrace connectivity without fear. Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.com.

For more information contact:

Joe Heshu, Group Executive of Corporate Affairs Benedict Maaga, Senior Manager of
Tel: +27 11 289 3952 Corporate Communications
Mobile: +27 60 973 6776 Tel: +27 11 289 3312
Email: Jabavu.heshu@multichoice.co.za Mobile: +27 79 501 1785
Benedict.maaga@multichoice.co.za
www.multichoice.com

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