Further to completion of the US$1.0 billion capital raising (the “Capital Raising”), Naspers announces the pro forma
financial effects of this transaction. Naspers has issued a total of 45.6 million new “N” ordinary shares (the “New “N”
Shares”), including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option, at an offer price of ZAR163.00 per New “N” Share.
This represents approximately 15.0 per cent of Naspers’s issued “N” ordinary share capital prior to the Capital Raising
(excluding treasury shares). Approximately 7.5 million New “N” Shares were issued pursuant to a Vendor Consideration
Placement (under Section 5.62 of the JSE Listings Requirements) in relation to the acquisition of Mail.ru.The remaining
38.1 million New “N” Shares were issued by way of an issue of shares for cash in accordance with the terms of the
general authority granted to the directors of Naspers at the annual general meeting of Naspers held on 25 August 2006.
The JSE has granted approval for the New “N” Shares to be admitted to trading on the JSE.
The pro forma financial effects of the Capital Raising are set out below. The pro forma financial effects have been
prepared for illustrative purposes only and in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and therefore, due to their nature,
may not truly reflect Naspers’s financial condition or the effect on Naspers’s future earnings.The directors of Naspers
are responsible for the preparation of the pro forma financial effects.
Per Naspers “N” Share
(In ZAR Cents, unless otherwise stated)
Fully diluted EPS
Number of “N” shares in issue (’000)
Weighted average number of “N” shares in issue (’000)
Fully diluted weighted average number of “N” shares in issue (’000)
(1) The information “Before Capital Raising” is based on published reviewed financial information for the six months
30 September 2006.
(2) The information “After Capital Raising” is based on the following assumptions: (i) the Capital Raising was implemented on 1 April
2006; (ii) the proceeds of the Capital Raising will be used to fund the group’s investment strategy. In the interim, the funds will be
deposited with various financial institutions and will earn interest income. However, no adjustments have been made for such
interest earned on the proceeds of the Capital Raising, as required by the “Guide on Pro forma financial information” issued by the
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in September 2005; (iii) the effects of the BEE transactions (announced on
27 November 2006) and the Johncom transaction (announced on 14 November 2006) were
excluded from the pro forma
(3) The NAV and NTAV per “N” ordinary share “After Capital Raising” is based on the assumption that the Capital Raising was
implemented on 30 September 2006.
(4) Excluding treasury shares. In the Capital Raising, Naspers issued 45.6 million New “N” Shares at R163.00 per share.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited acted as sole global co-ordinator, bookrunner and stabilising manager in the Capital
15 March 2007
This announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of Naspers Limited.
The distribution of this announcement and the offer and sale of Naspers Limited N ordinary shares in certain jurisdictions may be
restricted by law. Any persons reading this announcement should inform themselves of, and observe, any such restrictions. This
announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America (including its territories
and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia).This announcement does not in any manner constitute an
invitation to invest or an advertisement, notification, statement or announcement soliciting investment in the shares of Naspers Limited
or an offer of securities for sale in the United States or in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful.The securities
referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may
not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to registration or an applicable exemption from registration. No public
offering of securities is being made into the United States.
Certain statements in this announcement constitute “forward looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Naspers
Limited to be materially different from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking
statements. These factors include those discussed in our reports submitted to the SEC. We undertake no obligation to update publicly
or release any revisions to these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or
to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Within the United Kingdom, this announcement is directed only at persons who have professional experience in matters relating to
investments that fall within article 19(5) of the United Kingdom Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order
2001 (as amended) (the “Order”) or are persons falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth individuals, unincorporated
associations etc.”) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This communication must not be
acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication
relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.As regards all persons other than relevant
persons, the details of the Capital Raising and bookbuilding set out in this announcement are for information purposes only.
No prospectus offering securities to the public will be published. Citigroup is acting for Naspers Limited and no one else in connection
with the Capital Raising and will not be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients,
or for providing advice in relation to the Capital Raising.
Stabilisation / FSA
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1925/001431/06)
Share code: NPN ISIN: ZAE000015889
(“Naspers” or the “group”)
NASPERS ANNOUNCES PRO FORMA FINANCIAL EFFECTS
OF THE CAPITAL RAISING
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