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Helios Towers Begins Strategic Review to Devise Long-Term Growth Strategy

Press Release – 18 September 2017

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Helios Towers Begins Strategic Review to Devise Long-Term Growth Strategy

Helios Towers, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company and its shareholders are exploring strategic options for the business to drive its long-term growth. This may include the possibility of listing on the London Stock Exchange. At this stage, no decision has been made with all options remaining open to the company.

Kash Pandya, CEO, commented:

“This is an exciting time for Helios Towers as we continue to execute on our strategy to drive long-term, sustainable growth. With the support of our shareholders, we have established the business as a leading tower company in Africa with leading positions in high growth markets.”

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About Helios Towers:

• Helios Towers is a leading independent tower company in Africa, having established one of Africa’s most extensive tower networks with more than 6,500 towers in four markets. HT builds and manages telecom passive infrastructure, leasing it to operators across the continent.

• Helios Towers is an independent telecommunications tower infrastructure company, and owns and operates more tower sites than any other operator in each of Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, and Congo Brazzaville. We are also a leading operator in Ghana with a strong urban presence.

• The company pioneered the sale-leaseback model in Africa, buying towers that were held by single operators and leasing them back to the seller and other operators. Allowing wireless operators to outsource non-core tower-related activities enabling them to focus their capital and managerial resources on providing higher quality services more cost-effectively.

• Investors in HT include: Helios Investment Partners, Quantum Strategic Partners, Albright Capital Management LLC, RIT Capital Partners Plc, the International Finance Corporation and Millicom International Cellular.