(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
BOND OFFERING BY MYRIAD INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS B.V. ("MIH B.V.")
Shareholders are advised that Naspers's indirect wholly owned subsidiary, MIH B.V., on 29 June 2017, successfully priced US$1bn 4.85% notes due 2027 (the "Bonds").
The Bonds will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Naspers. An application has been made for the admission of the Bonds to listing on the Official List and trading on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.
The net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions, and to repay MIH B.V.'s existing notes maturing in July 2017.
30 June 2017
Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited
For more information please contact:
Meloy Horn, Head of Investor Relations
+27 11 289 3320
This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or any offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. Any securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or applicable state or foreign securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under federal or applicable state securities laws or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Any securities mentioned herein will only be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.
This press release relates to the disclosure of information that qualified, or may have qualified, as inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulations.
The information contained in this press release may contain forward-looking statements, estimates and projections. Forward-looking statements involve all matters that are not historical and may be identified by the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should", "will", "would" and similar expressions or their negatives, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements reflect Naspers's and MIH B.V.'s intentions, beliefs or current expectations, involve elements of subjective judgment and analysis and are based upon the best judgment of Naspers and MIH B.V. as of the date of this press release, but could prove to be wrong. These statements are subject to change without notice and are based on a number of assumptions and entail known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
Any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and neither Naspers and MIH B.V. nor any other person gives any undertaking, or is under any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements for events or circumstances that occur subsequent to the date of this press release or to update or keep current any of the information contained herein, any changes in assumptions or changes in factors affecting these statements and this press release is not a representation by Naspers, MIH B.V.'s or any other person that they will do so, except to the extent required by law.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 120 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities. It runs some of the world's leading platforms in internet, video entertainment, and media.
Naspers companies connect people to each other and the wider world, help people improve their daily lives, and entertain audiences with the best of local and global content. Every day, millions of people use the products and services of companies that Naspers has invested in, acquired or built, including Avito, Brainly, Codecademy, Delivery Hero, eMAG, Flipkart, ibibo, iFood, letgo, Media24, Movile, MultiChoice, OLX, PayU, Showmax, SimilarWeb, Swiggy, Twiggle, and Udemy. Similarly, hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of its associates Tencent (www.tencent.com; SEHK 00700), Mail.ru (www.corp.mail.ru; LSE: MAIL), and MakeMyTrip Limited (www.makemytrip.com; NASDAQ:MMYT) a part of their daily lives.
Naspers is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).
For more information, please visit www.naspers.com.
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