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RNS Number : 0392J

Airtel Africa PLC

17 December 2020

TR-1: S tandard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible) (i) 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                         Airtel Africa plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached 
  (ii) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                           X 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 Other (please specify)(iii) : 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                         GIC Private Limited 
 City and country of registered office                        Singapore 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name                                                         Vidacos Nominees Limited 
                                                               Nortrust Nominees Limited 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office                        London, United Kingdom 
  (if applicable) 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                           15 December 2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               17 December 2020 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                              % of voting       % of voting rights    Total of both   Total number 
                            rights attached      through financial     in % (8.A +     of voting rights 
                            to shares (total        instruments            8.B)        of issuer (vii) 
                                of 8. A)           (total of 8.B 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2) 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                    Below 3%                0%               Below 3%        3,758,151,504 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                   3.9772%                 0%               3.9772% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which 
  the threshold was crossed or reached (viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of    Number of voting rights                              % of voting rights 
  shares           (ix) 
  ISIN code (if 
  possible) 
                          Direct                   Indirect                     Direct                  Indirect 
                    (Art 9 of Directive       (Art 10 of Directive        (Art 9 of Directive     (Art 10 of Directive 
                       2004/109/EC)               2004/109/EC)           2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)        2004/109/EC) 
                         (DTR5.1)                  (DTR5.2.1)                                          (DTR5.2.1) 
                                          -------------------------- 
 GB00BKDRYJ47               -                          -                       Below 3%                 Below 3% 
                 -----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                            -                                               Below 3% 
                 ---------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of          Expiration    Exercise/                       Number of voting                  % of voting 
 financial         date          Conversion Period               rights that may                   rights 
 instrument        (x)           (xi)                            be acquired if 
                                                                 the instrument 
                                                                 is 
                                                                 exercised/converted. 
                 ------------  ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 N/A              N/A           N/A                             N/A                               N/A 
                 ------------  ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
                                SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
                               ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) 
 Type of      Expiration        Exercise/             Physical or           Number of             % of voting 
 financial     date (x)          Conversion            cash                  voting rights         rights 
 instrument                      Period (xi)           settlement 
                                                       (xii) 
             ----------------  --------------------  --------------------  -------------------- 
 N/A          N/A               N/A                   N/A                   N/A                   N/A 
             ----------------  --------------------  --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
                                                      SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 
                                                     --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 
 9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please mark the 
  applicable box with an "X") 
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled 
  by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other 
  undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the 
  (underlying) issuer (xiii) 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                                 X 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity (xiv) (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) 
        Name (xv)              % of voting rights         % of voting rights         Total of both if 
                                if it equals or is         through financial       it equals or is higher 
                            higher than the notifiable       instruments if         than the notifiable 
                                    threshold               it equals or is              threshold 
                                                            higher than the 
                                                          notifiable threshold 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 GIC Private Limited       Below 3%                                              Below 3% 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 
 GIC Private Limited       Below 3% (indirect                                    Below 3% (indirect 
                            holdings)                                             holdings) 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 GIC Special Investments   Below 3%                                              Below 3% 
  Pte Ltd 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 GIC (Ventures) Pte        Below 3%                                              Below 3% 
  Ltd 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 Morningstar Investment    Below 3%                                              Below 3% 
  Pte Ltd 
                          ----------------------------  ----------------------  -------------------------- 
 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder                                N/A 
                                                        -------------------------------------------------- 
 The number and % of voting rights                       N/A 
  held 
                                                        -------------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights                  N/A 
  will be held 
                                                        -------------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information (xvi) 
 GIC Special Investment Pte Ltd ("GICSI") is a wholly owned subsidiary 
  of GIC Private Limited ("GIC"). GICSI has discretion to determine how 
  the voting power held by Morningstar Investment Pte Ltd 
  ("Morningstar") is exercised. Morningstar, a wholly owned subsidiary 
  of GIC (Ventures) Pte Ltd, is part of a group of investment entities 
  held by GIC (Ventures) Pte Ltd and is an investment holding company with 
  no operational activities. 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Singapore 
 Date of completion    17 Dec 2020 
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