LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Holding Limited (NYSE: IHS) (“IHS Towers” or the “Company”), one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, today issued the following statement in response to recent statements from MTN, Wendel and Blackwells Capital about the Company with respect to certain corporate governance matters:
“The IHS Towers management team and Board of Directors have a continued track record of engaging with shareholders, listening carefully to their views and are focused on acting in the best interests of all shareholders.
We note the recent comments made by certain of our shareholders and we continue engaging in shareholder dialogue.”
About IHS Towers
IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is one of the largest independent multinational towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has nearly 40,000 towers across its 11 markets including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia. For more information, please email: email@example.com or visit: www.ihstowers.com
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