Appointment of Joint Chairman

Publication Date:

21 May 2013

The Mondi Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Tshamano Mohau Frederik (‘Fred’) Phaswana as joint chairman with effect from 1 June 2013. He will replace Cyril Ramaphosa who, as announced in January, stepped down at the conclusion of the Annual General Meetings on 3 May 2013.

Fred Phaswana is chairman of Standard Bank Group and The Standard Bank of South Africa. He is also chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs and non-executive director of Naspers Limited. He was formally regional president of BP Africa, a non-executive director of Anglo American plc and chairman of Anglo American South Africa, Anglo Platinum, Transnet, Ethos Private Equity, the South African Energy Association and the Advisory Board of the Cape Town Graduate School of Business. He is also former honorary president of the Cape Town Press Club.

With effect from 1 June 2013, Fred will be a member of the DLC nominations committee.

David Williams, Joint Chairman, commented:
‘The Mondi Group Boards and I are delighted that Fred will be joining us. He brings extensive experience in board and senior business leadership roles and his knowledge of the South African business environment will be of particular benefit to Mondi.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cyril for his significant contribution to the Mondi Group. He helped guide Mondi through its initial years of listing and played an important role in providing constructive counsel particularly on issues specific to the South African business environment. He leaves with our very best wishes for the future.’

There are no other details that require to be disclosed in respect of the appointment of Fred Phaswana pursuant to Rule 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Rules.

About Mondi Group

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 30 countries and revenue of €5.8 billion in 2012. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2012, Mondi employed 25,700 people.

Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain, from the growing of wood and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.

Mondi Group has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007. The Group was also included in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the third year and in CDP’s FTSE 350 Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time in 2012. 

Mondi Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1967/013038/06)
JSE share code: MND ISIN: ZAE000156550

Mondi plc
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
(Registration number: 6209386)
JSE share code: MNP ISIN: GB00B1CRLC47
LSE share code: MNDI

As part of the dual listed company structure, Mondi Limited and Mondi plc (together “Mondi Group”) notify both the JSE Limited and the London Stock Exchange of matters required to be disclosed under the Listings Requirements of the JSE and/or the Disclosure and Transparency and Listing Rules of the United Kingdom Listing Authority.

Sponsor in South Africa: UBS South Africa (Pty) Ltd