SOURCE: ATLAS Mara Limited

May 03, 2017 12:39 ET

Atlas Mara Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding Update

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS--(Marketwired - May 3, 2017) - In accordance with Rule 5.6.1 of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("DTRs"), Atlas Mara (LSE: ATMA) (LON: ATMA) notifies the market that as of 3 May 2017, Atlas Mara has 83,092,069 ordinary shares in issue, of which 1,977,096 are held in treasury and 3,298,298 shares are held in escrow as part of the contingent consideration for the acquisition of Finance Bank Zambia Limited, as disclosed to the market on 1 July 2016.

Atlas Mara hereby confirms that the total number of voting rights in Atlas Mara is 77,816,675. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Atlas Mara under the DTRs.

The update in total voting rights reflects the issuance of 361,984 shares from the Company's treasury stock to certain employees, in accordance with the vesting terms set out in their restricted stock awards, and to its Non-Executive Directors, in accordance with the terms of their letters of appointment, pursuant to which a percentage of their individual compensation is satisfied by the issue of shares.

The Company's co-founders, Robert E. Diamond, Jr. and Ashish J. Thakkar, are also Non-Executive Directors, but do not receive compensation in connection with this role.

The information set out below is being provided in accordance with Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014:

Name of Director / PDMR   Number of shares acquired   Total beneficial holding following notification   Total percentage holding following notification
Tonye Cole   9,921   45,555   0.05%
Rachel F. Robbins   9,921   45,555   0.05%
Amadou Raimi   7,267   38,100   0.05%
Olufunke Opeke   6,395   33,529   0.04%
Eduardo C. Mondlane Jnr.   6,395   33,529   0.04%

About Atlas Mara

Atlas Mara Limited (LON: ATMA) is a financial services institution listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its vision is to create sub-Saharan Africa's premier financial services institution through organic and inorganic growth by combining the best of global institutional knowledge with extensive local insights. With a presence in seven sub-Saharan countries, Atlas Mara aims to be a positive disruptive force in the markets in which we operate by leveraging technology to provide innovative and differentiated product offerings, excellent customer service and accelerate financial inclusion in the countries in which the Company operates. For more information, visit

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