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NASPERS LIMITED - Change to the composition of board

Release Date: 20/12/2021 08:30
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Change to the composition of board

Naspers Limited
(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
(“Naspers” or “the company”)


With effect from 1 April 2022, Mrs Sharmistha Dubey (Shar) (51) will be appointed as an independent
non-executive director.

Mrs Dubey holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India (1993)
and a Master of Science, Engineering from Ohio State University, USA (1996).

Mrs Dubey is currently chief executive officer for Match Group, overseeing growth for the portfolio
of brands including Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, Plenty of Fish, and OurTime.

She is also a board member and member of the compensation committee for Fortive Corporation.
Fortive is an industrial engineering company, that is more focused on hardware driven businesses.
They have been on a journey to become a hybrid adding Software/SaaS to their offering.

Mrs Dubey is expected to be classified as an independent non-executive director of Naspers under
the King Report IV on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016.

20 December 2021

JSE sponsor: Investec Bank Limited

For more information contact:

  Shamiela Letsoalo, Media Relations Director SA               Eoin Ryan, Head of Investor Relations
  Tel:     +27 78 802 6310                                     Tel:    +1 347-210-4305
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About Naspers

Established in 1915, Naspers has transformed itself to become a global consumer internet company and one
of the largest technology investors in the world. Through Prosus, the group operates and invests globally in
markets with long-term growth potential, building leading consumer internet companies that empower people
and enrich communities. Prosus has its primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam and a secondary listing on the
Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Naspers is the majority owner of Prosus.

In South Africa, Naspers is one of the foremost investors in the technology sector and is committed to building
its internet and ecommerce companies in the country. These include Takealot, Mr D Food, Superbalist, OLX,
Autotrader, Property24 and PayU, in addition to Media24, South Africa’s leading print and digital media

Naspers is also focused on stimulating South Africa’s local tech sector through Naspers Foundry. This is a R1.4
billion investment targeting early stage technology companies in South Africa that seek to address big societal
needs. To help address youth unemployment in impoverished communities, in 2019, Naspers

launched Naspers Labs, a social impact programme for young, unemployed South Africans aged between 17
and 25. Located in low income, urban settings, Naspers Labs provide a structured development journey
enabling young people to enter the economy.

Naspers has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (NPN.SJ) and a secondary listing on the
A2X Exchange (NPN.AJ) in South Africa, and has an ADR listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: NPSN).

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Date: 20-12-2021 08:30:00
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