MTN’s new share purchase scheme, MTN Zakhele Futhi, to close on October 21

The offer period for MTN’s new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scheme, called MTN Zakhele Futhi, has opened today and will close on October 21, 2016.

Black South African individuals and groups are invited to apply for up to 123,416,819 ordinary shares in MTN Zakhele Futhi (RF) at R20.00 per MTN Zakhele Futhi share. The minimum investment amount required to apply for MTN Zakhele Futhi shares is R2000.

MTN Zakhele Futhi is MTN’s new BBBEE scheme which the company proposes to put in place when its existing BBBEE scheme, MTN Zakhele (launched in 2010), unwinds on November 24, 2016.

The new MTN empowerment scheme affords qualifying individuals and groups the opportunity to apply for shares in MTN Zakhele Futhi (RF). In turn, MTN Zakhele Futhi (RF) proposes to acquire shares in MTN at an effective 20% discount to the transaction price. The MTN Zakhele Futhi scheme is potentially valued at up to R9.9 billion, and is envisaged to hold approximately 4% equity in MTN Group.

Copies of the registered MTN Zakhele Futhi prospectus, with all the details about the offer, are available from today at participating Nedbank branches and participating MTN stores around the country and online.

The MTN Zakhele Futhi prospectus is also being issued for the purpose of giving existing MTN Zakhele shareholders information about the MTN Zakhele Re-investment Offer. The MTN Zakhele Re-investment Offer is one of the options available to existing MTN Zakhele shareholders to elect and, if allocated, receive MTN Zakhele Futhi shares at R20,00 per share in consideration for the buyback of their MTN Zakhele shares under the MTN Zakhele Unwinding Scheme. The terms, conditions and details of the MTN Zakhele Re-investment Offer and the MTN Zakhele Unwinding Scheme are set out in the circular to MTN Zakhele shareholders and the prospectus, copies of which circular are available at

Speaking at the launch of the MTN Zakhele Futhi Offer in Johannesburg, MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati said MTN is fundamentally committed to transformation and empowerment in South Africa.

“The MTN Zakhele Futhi offer is designed to provide the black public with an opportunity for exposure to MTN’s geographically diversified operations, earnings and growth markets”.

He added that MTN’s transformation journey spans more than two decades during which the company has sought to benefit hundreds of thousands of black South Africans and groups through empowerment initiatives such as the MTN Asonge and MTN Zakhele BEE schemes. These schemes, explained Nyati, have augmented MTN’s other on-going transformation programmes in the areas of enterprise development, preferential procurement and employment equity – including the various employee share schemes. Another employee share scheme has also been proposed for 2016.

Details of the roadshows to inform the public about MTN Zakhele Futhi, and how they can participate, are set out below:

17 Sep Sat Gauteng Johannesburg Johannesburg City Hall (10h00, 13h00)
19 Sep Mon Gauteng Pretoria CBD Ditsong Museum of South Africa(12h00, 17h00)
20Sep Tue North West Rustenburg Olympia Park Stadium (12h00, 17h00)
23 Sep Fri North West Mahikeng Mmabatho Civic Centre(12h00, 17h00)
26 Sep Mon Free State Welkom Thabong Community Centre 12h00, 17h00)
27 Sep Tue Northern Cape Kimberley Kimberley City Hall (12h00, 17h00)
28 Sep Wed Free State Bloemfontein Bloemfontein City Hall (12h00, 17h00)
29 Sep Thu Western Cape Cape Town: Gugulethu Ikwezi Recreational Centre (12h00, 17h00)
03 Oct Mon Limpopo Thohoyandou Indoor Sports Centre (12h00, 17h00)
04 Oct Tue Limpopo Polokwane Jack Botes Hall (12h00, 17h00)
05 Oct Wed Mpumalanga Emalahleni Emalahleni City Hall (12h00, 17h00)
06 Oct Thu Mpumalanga Nelspruit KaNyamazane Community Hall  (12h00, 17h00)
10 Oct Mon Eastern Cape East London Cambridge Town Hall (12h00, 17h00)
13 Oct Thu Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth Nangoze Jebe Hall (Centenary Hall) (12h00, 17h00)
17 Oct Mon KZN Durban Moses Mabhida Stadium (12h00, 17h00)
18 Oct Tue KZN Pietermaritzburg PMB City Hall (12h00, 17h00)

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