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MEDIA STATEMENT FROM BHARTI AIRTEL

By Emmanuel Otokhine

Lagos, Nigeria: January 30, 2012: In the light of the judgment by the Federal High Court of Nigeria regarding Econet Wireless Limited's (EWL) claim to the ownership of 5% equity in Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel Nigeria), an appeal against the said judgment has been filed by Airtel Nigeria. The Company abides by and has full confidence in the law of the land, and believes the Appeal Court will determine the appeal on its merits.

In addition, the judgment will have no impact on the equity holding of other shareholders in Airtel Nigeria.

We wish to assure our customers, employees and business partners that the ruling will in no way affect operations or the company's ability to fulfill obligations to its stakeholders.

Signed Management


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