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MultiChoice Group at a glance
About this report
Our business overview
Our group structure
Our investment case
Our purpose and the values we stand for
Chairman's letter
Creating value
Value creation for our stakeholders and providers of capital
A business model that drives value
Value created by the group
Value created for our customers
Value created for our employees
Value created for our suppliers and partners
Value created for governments and regulators
Value created for shareholders
Value created for society
Sustaining value
Our approach to sustainable value creation
Our external business environment
Material matters
Opportunities and risks
Our strategic priorities
Performance
From the desk of our CEO
General Entertainment
SuperSport
South Africa
Rest of Africa operations
Connected Video operations
Irdeto operations
CFO's performance review
Corporate governance
Our board of directors
Our approach to governance
Entrenching an ethical culture
Delivering good performance
Maintaining our legitimacy
Ensuring effective control
Board committees
Remuneration report
Shareholder information
Share register analysis
Shareholders' diary
Glossary
Administration and corporate information
Forward looking statements

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Share register analysisas at 31 March 2022

Shareholder spread Number of share-holdings % of total share-holdings Number of shares % of issued capital
1 – 1 000 44 942 90.92 6 429 761 1.45
1 001 – 10 000 3 514 7.11 9 320 308 2.11
10 001 – 100 000 698 1.41 23 624 372 5.34
100 001 – 1 000 000 234 0.47 67 050 306 15.15
Over 1 000 000 40 0.08 336 087 931 75.95
Total 49 428 100.00 442 512 678 100.00
Shareholders by type Number of shares FY21 % of issued capital FY21 Number of shares FY22 % of issued capital FY22
Domestic institutions 190 357 405 43.02 188 896 742 42.69
Foreign institutions 138 166 552 31.22 113 056 884 25.55
Corporate stakeholders 53 207 312 12.02 81 709 290 18.46
Other institutions 9 974 997 2.25 1 387 304 0.31
Private investors 27 515 204 6.22 28 793 135 6.51
Domestic brokers 7 154 888 1.62 10 336 790 2.34
Employees 15 600 388 3.53 17 064 765 3.86
Foreign brokers 535 932 0.12 1 267 768 0.29
Total 442 512 678 100.00 442 512 678 100.00
Public shareholders vs non-public shareholders Number of
share holdings
% of total
share holdings
Number of
shares
% of issued
capital
Non-public shareholders 8 0.02 162 243 117 36.66
Directors and associates (direct and indirect beneficial holdings) 4 0.01 104 686 0.02
Major subsidiary directors (direct and indirect holdings) 0 0.00 0 0.00
Material beneficial holders >10% 2 0.00 145 185 526 32.81
Treasury shares 1 0.00 4 556 467 1.03
Share schemes 1 0.01 12 396 438 2.80
Public shareholders 49 420 99.98 280 269 561 63.34
Total 49 428 100.00 442 512 678 100.00
  Holdings
Non-public shareholders Number of shares % holding
Groupe Canal+ 81 604 353 18.44
Public Investment Corporation 63 581 173 14.37
Material beneficial shareholders (>10%) 145 185 526 32.81
The MultiChoice Group Restricted Share Plan 12 396 438 2.80
MultiChoice Group Treasury Services 4 556 467 1.03
162 138 431 100.00
Shareholders with >5% interest Number of shares % of issued capital
Groupe Canal+ 81 604 353 18.44
Government Employees Pension Fund 61 001 913 13.79
M&G Investments 41 113 700 9.29
Allan Gray 32 723 626 7.40
Directors' holdings Direct Indirect Total %
Imtiaz Patel 27 186 27 186 0.0061
Jim Volkwyn 5 000 5 000 0.0011
Tim Jacobs 11 338 11 338 0.0026
Calvo Mawela 61 162 61 162 0.0138
Kgomotso Moroka
Elias Masilela
Christine Sabwa
Fatai Sanusi
James Hart du Preez
Louisa Stephens
104 686 0 104 686 0.0236
Trading data
Closing price 1 April 2021 (ZAR) 128.77
Closing price 31 March 2022 (ZAR) 131.73
Closing high for period (ZAR) 138.77
Closing low for period (ZAR) 102.00
Number of shares in issue 442 512 678
Volume traded during period 349 685 134
Ratio of volume traded to shares issued (%) 79.02%
Rand value traded during the period (ZAR) 42 505 606 984
Price:earnings ratio as at 31 March 2022 16.22
Earnings yield as at 31 March 2022 6.16
Dividend yield as at 31 March 2022 4.29
Market capitalisation at 31 March 2022 (ZAR) 58 292 195 073

Shareholders' diary

General  
Financial year-end 31 March 2022
Year-end results announcement on SENS 9 June 2022
Shareholders eligible to receive AGM notice 17 June 2022
Distribution of annual results booklet enclosing AGM notice 30 June 2022
Integrated annual report publication 28 July 2022
Last day to trade to be entitled to vote at AGM 16 August 2022
Voting record date 19 August 2022
AGM attendance registration deadline, for administrative purposes 19 August 2022
Electronic participation request deadline 19 August 2022
Proxy submission deadline, for administrative purposes 23 August 2022
AGM 25 August 2022
Interim results announcement 10 November 2022
Cash dividend  
Cash dividend declaration date 9 June 2022
Finalisation date (as the dividend is subject to MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited’s dividend being approved by its shareholders) 25 August 2022
Last day to trade cum dividend 6 September 2022
Ex-dividend date 7 September 2022
Record date 9 September 2022
Payment date 12 September 2022

Glossary

AGM
annual general meeting
AI
artificial intelligence
ARPU
average revenue per user
B2B
business to business
BBBEE
broad-based black economic empowerment
CEO
chief executive officer
CFO
chief financial officer
Companies Act
Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (as amended)
CSAT
customer satisfaction score
CSI
corporate social investment
DTH
direct to home
DTT
digital terrestrial television
ESG
environmental, social and governance
FIRS
federal Inland Revenue Service
FTA
free to air
FY21
the financial year from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
FY22
the financial year from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022
GDP
Gross domestic product
GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation
ICASA
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
ICT
information and communications technology
IT
information technology
I & T
information and technology
JSE
Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited
King IV
King IV Report on Corporate Governance™ for South Africa, 2016
LED
light-emitting diode
MOI
memorandum of incorporation
MTF
MultiChoice Talent Factory
MultiChoice South Africa
MultiChoice South Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited and its subsidiaries
MultiChoice, the MultiChoice Group or the group
MultiChoice Group Limited and its subsidiaries
Naspers
Naspers Group Limited
OTT
over-the-top (media services in this context)
Phuthuma Nathi
Phuthuma Nathi Investments (RF) Limited (MultiChoice SA’s broad-based black economic empowerment share scheme)
POPIA
Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013
PwC
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.
SENS
Stock Exchange News Service
SVOD
subscription video on demand
TV
television
Ultra-HD
ultra-high definition (technically different from, but conflated with 4K)
UI and UX
user interface and user experience
US
United States
USSD
unstructured supplementary service data
USD
United States dollar
VAT
value added tax
VOD
video on demand
YES
Youth Employment Services
YoY
year on year
ZAR
South African rand

Administration and corporate information

Company secretary

Carmen Miller
MultiChoice City
144 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194, South Africa
cosec@multichoice.com
Tel: +27 (0)11 289 4888/3657

Registered office

MultiChoice City
144 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, 2194,South Africa
PO Box 1502, Randburg, 2125, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 289 6604

Registration number

2018/473845/06
Incorporated in South Africa

Auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc

Transfer secretaries

Singular Systems Proprietary Limited
(Registration number: 2002/001492/07)
25 Scott Street, Waverley, 2090
PO Box 1266, Bramley 2018
0870 150 342/3
multichoice@singular.co.za

ADR programme

The Bank of New York Mellon
Shareholder relations department
Global Buy DIRECTSM 462 South 4th Street,
Suite 1600, Louisville, KY 40202, United States of America
(PO Box 505000, Louisville, KY 40233-5000)

Sponsor

Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
(Registration number: 1929/001225/06)
1 Merchant Place, Cnr Fredman Drive and
Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2196
PO Box 786273, Sandton, 2146, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 282 8000

Attorneys

Webber Wentzel
90 Rivonia Road, Sandton
PO Box 61771, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107,
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 530 5000

Investor relations

Meloy Horn
InvestorRelations@multichoice.com
Tel: +27 (0)11 289 3320

Forward-looking statements

This report contains forward-looking statements as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as 'believe', 'anticipate', 'intend', 'seek', 'will', 'plan', 'could', 'may', 'endeavour' and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances and should be considered in light of various important factors. While these forward-looking statements represent our judgements and future expectations, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from our expectations.

The key factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, changes to IFRS and the interpretations, applications and practices subject thereto as they apply to past,

present and future periods; future acquisitions, changes to domestic and international business and market conditions such as exchange rate and interest rate movements; changes in the domestic and international regulatory and legislative environments; changes to domestic and international operational, social, economic and political conditions (including the potential impact of COVID-19); the occurrence of labour disruptions and industrial action; and the effects of both current and future litigation.

We are not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) revise or update any forward-looking statements contained in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We cannot give any assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained herein.

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MultiChoice Group at a glance
About this report
Our business overview
Our group structure
Our investment case
Our purpose and the values we stand for
Chairman's letter
Creating value
Value creation for our stakeholders and providers of capital
A business model that drives value
Value created by the group
Value created for our customers
Value created for our employees
Value created for our suppliers and partners
Value created for governments and regulators
Value created for shareholders
Value created for society
Sustaining value
Our approach to sustainable value creation
Our external business environment
Material matters
Opportunities and risks
Our strategic priorities
Performance
From the desk of our CEO
General Entertainment
SuperSport
South Africa
Rest of Africa operations
Connected Video operations
Irdeto operations
CFO's performance review
Corporate governance
Our board of directors
Our approach to governance
Entrenching an ethical culture
Delivering good performance
Maintaining our legitimacy
Ensuring effective control
Board committees
Remuneration report
Shareholder information
Share register analysis
Shareholders' diary
Glossary
Administration and corporate information
Forward looking statements