MTN Group notes reports out of Nigeria


MTN Group has noted reports out of Nigeria about the fine imposed on MTN Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

MTN has previously advised shareholders not to make decisions based on press reports and MTN again urges its shareholders to refrain from doing so.

MTN continues to engage with Nigerian authorities in an attempt to ensure an amicable resolution to this matter in the interests of MTN Nigeria, its stakeholders and the Nigerian authorities. To this end, we shall await clarity and further guidance on the fine from the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Shareholders are therefore advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company’s securities until a further announcement is made by MTN.

– Issued by MTN Group Corporate Affairs

 About the MTN Group

 Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 December 2015, MTN recorded 232.5 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at, and


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