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2022
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SENS: Finalisation of delisting of ADSs from the London Stock Exchange

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 6315122092
(“Naspers” or the “Company”)

Finalisation of delisting of ADSs from the London Stock Exchange

Further to the announcement on 13 December 2021, the cancellation of the listing of its American Depositary Shares (the “ADSs”) (which are evidenced by American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”)) on the standard segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and of trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc was finalised on 14 January 2022.

Naspers will maintain its current Level 1 ADR programme to give current ADR holders the option to continue to hold ADRs.  Level 1 ADRs are traded in the US over-the-counter market as opposed to on a US national securities exchange.

Holders of the Company’s N ordinary shares will remain unaffected.  The N ordinary shares of the Company, including the N Ordinary Shares represented by the ADSs, will continue to trade on the Johannesburg stock exchange in South Africa.

Further information for ADR holders can be found on the Bank of New York Mellon website at: www.globalbuydirect.com.

Cape Town, South Africa, 14 January 2022

Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited

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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. These include Takealot, Mr D Food, Superbalist, Autotrader, Property24 and PayU, in addition to Media24, South Africa’s leading print and digital media business. 

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

Naspers Foundry 

Naspers is also focused on stimulating South Africa’s local tech sector through Naspers Foundry. This is a R1.4 billion investment vehicle that invests in early-stage technology companies that seek to address big societal needs. 

Naspers Labs 

In 2019, Naspers Labs, a youth development programme designed to transform and launch South Africa’s unemployed youth into economic activity, was launched. Naspers Labs focuses on digital skills and training, enabling young people to pursue tech careers. 

Naspers for Good 

Naspers employees is equally committed to giving back. Naspers for Good is a corporate philanthropy fund administered by a committee of employees in South Africa. Through the fund, Naspers forms partnerships with organisations that have a proven track record of delivering solutions for the most pressing challenges affecting our communities. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Response to COVID-19

Naspers contributed R1.5 billion of emergency aid to support the South African government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This contribution consisted of R500 million towards the Solidarity Fund and R1 billion worth of PPE sourced and distributed to South Africa’s front-line healthcare workers. In addition, Naspers contributed R6.9 million to the Nelson Mandela Foundation's EachOne FeedOne programme to support families who COVID-19 has impacted with meals for a year.

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.

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