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Deutsche Bank Appointed as Depositary Bank for the Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Vodacom Group Limited

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Deutsche Bank Appointed as Depositary Bank for the Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Vodacom Group Limited

10:42 EDT Tuesday, July 02, 2013

NEW YORK & JOHANNESBURG (Business Wire) -- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the non-capital raising sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom).

Vodacom is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to more than 50 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, it has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho. It also offers business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across Africa. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue. The company is listed on the JSE Limited and its head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.*

Edwin Reyes, Global Head of Depositary Receipts at Deutsche Bank, said, “We are delighted to be acting as depositary bank on this ADR transaction with Vodacom. We look forward to providing this client with the highest level of service for their newly-launched program.”

*Source: Vodacom Group Limited (July 2013)

About Deutsche Bank Trust & Securities Services

Deutsche Bank's Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com or www.tss.db.com.

This announcement appears as a matter of record only. This announcement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York.

American Depositary Receipts have been registered pursuant to the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act"). The investment or investment service which is the subject of this notice is not available to retail clients as defined by the UK Financial Services Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation. Deutsche Bank is providing the attached notice strictly for information purposes and makes no claims or statement, nor does it warrant or in any way represent, as to the accuracy or completeness of the details contained herein or therein. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by Deutsche Bank or any other issuer or entity for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful. No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Copyright© July 2013 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved.

For further information, please call:
Deutsche Bank AG
Press & Media Relations
Ari Cohen, +1 212-250-2438
ari.cohen@db.com

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