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SENS: Changes to the composition of board and board committees

Announcements, 4 March 2021

SENS: Changes to the composition of board and board committees Naspers Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1925/001431/06)
JSE share code: NPN ISIN: ZAE000015889
LSE ADS code: NPSN ISIN: US 6315121003
(“Naspers” or “the company”)

CHANGES TO THE COMPOSITION OF BOARD AND BOARD COMMITTEES  

Effective 1 April 2021, Mr Don Eriksson, independent non-executive director, retires from the board and the audit, risk and social, ethics and sustainability committees. The board thanks Mr Eriksson for his immensely valuable contribution to the board and excellent chairmanship of these committees.
 
Mr Steve Pacak will be appointed chair of the audit and risk committees.
With effect from 15 April 2021, Mrs Angelien Kemna (63) will be appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee to fill the vacancy that arises on the retirement of Mr Eriksson.
 
Mrs Kemna holds a MSc Operations Research from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1981) and a PhD Finance from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1988). She was a visiting scholar at Sloan School MIT (1985, Boston, USA).
 
She is currently an independent board member and chair of the audit committee of Friesland Campina; senior independent board member of AXA Investment Managers and independent board member and member of the audit committee of AXA Group; and independent board member and chair of the risk committee of NIBC Holding.
Mrs Kemna was previously a member of the executive board of APG Group in the Netherlands, where she initially held the role of chief investment officer and subsequently was chief finance and risk officer.  In addition, she was part-time professor in corporate governance at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
 
 
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
4 March 2021
Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited
 
For more information contact:
 
Shamiela Letsoalo, Media Relations Director SA
Tel:           +27 78 802 6310
Email:      [email protected]
Eoin Ryan, Head of Investor Relations
Tel:          +1 347-210-4305
Email:      [email protected]
 
 
About Naspers
 
Established in 1915, Naspers has transformed itself to become a global consumer internet company and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Through Prosus, the group operates and invests globally in markets with long-term growth potential, building leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. Prosus has its primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Naspers is the majority owner of Prosus.
In South Africa, Naspers is one of the foremost investors in the technology sector and is committed to building its internet and ecommerce companies in the country. These include Takealot, Mr D Food, Superbalist, OLX, Autotrader, Property24 and PayU, in addition to Media24, South Africa’s leading print and digital media business.
 
Naspers is also focused on stimulating South Africa’s local tech sector through 
Naspers Foundry. This is a R1.4 billion investment targeting early stage technology companies in South Africa that seek to address big societal needs. To help address youth unemployment in impoverished communities, in 2019, Naspers launched Naspers Labs, a social impact programme for young, unemployed South Africans aged between 17 and 25. Located in low income, urban settings, Naspers Labs provide a structured development journey enabling young people to enter the economy.
Naspers has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa, and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).

For more information, please visit www.naspers.com.
 

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