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Airtel Africa PLC

15 November 2021

Airtel Africa plc

('Airtel Africa', or the 'Group')

Approval in principle for super agent licence in Nigeria

London and Lagos, 15 November 2021: Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announces that its subsidiary Airtel Mobile Commerce Nigeria Ltd has been granted approval in principle by the Central Bank of Nigeria to operate as a super agent in Nigeria.

The super agent licence is distinct from the Payment Service Bank ('PSB') licence, for which we received approval in principle on 4 November 2021. The PSB licence is required for Airtel to be able to provide financial services in Nigeria such as accepting cash deposits and carrying out payments and remittances, issuing debit and prepaid cards, operating electronic wallet and rendering other financial services.

Under the super agent licence we would be able to create an agent network that can service the customers of licensed Nigerian banks, Payment service banks and licenced mobile money operators in Nigeria.

Final approval of the super agent licence is subject to the Group satisfying certain standard conditions.

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Enquiries

 
 Airtel Africa - Investor Relations 
  Pier Falcione                             +44 7446 858 280 
  Morten Singleton                          +44 7464 830 011 
  Investor.relations@africa.airtel.com      +44 207 493 9315 
 
 Hudson Sandler 
  Nick Lyon 
  Bertie Berger 
  airtelafrica@hudsonsandler.com            +44 207 796 4133 
 

About Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa.

Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services, both nationally and internationally.

The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys.

For more information visit www.airtel.africa

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