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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealing in Securities by Associate of a Director

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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Dealing in Securities by Directors and Management of the Company

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WIL: WILDERNESS HOLDINGS LIMITED - Clarification of the rate for the conversion of the offer consideration due to S/h with shares registered on the JSE

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Malcolm McCullochNon-executive director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committees, member of the Investment and Remuneration and Nomination Committees

Age: 65
Qualifications: BCom (Hons), Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Limited, Wilderness Holdings subsidiaries and Children in the Wilderness

Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant who studied at the University of Cape Town, and subsequently completed an Advanced Management Programme at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has been involved with the Wilderness Group since 1992.


John HuntIndependent non-executive, Director Member of the Remuneration and Nomination and Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committees

Age: 64
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

John co-founded the advertising group Hunt Lascaris in 1983. In 1996, a majority share was sold to TBWA and he became Co-Chairman. In 2003, John moved to New York to assume the role of Worldwide Creative Chair for TBWA. In 2006 he returned to South Africa where he continues in the same capacity. John is an Executive Committee member of TBWA Worldwide.


Marcus ter HaarIndependent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Audit Committee

Age: 41
Qualifications: BBA (Hons) Development Studies, University of East Anglia, MA International Relations, University of Reading, PLD Harvard Business School
Directorship: Wilderness Holdings Ltd

Marcus received a BA (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK, and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Reading. He then went on to join De Beers and, in 2005, was appointed the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the De Beers Group of Companies. After a short secondment with NM Rothschild in 2007, Marcus then moved to Botswana where he worked for Debswana as the Group Manager for Business Development. In 2010, he joined Diamond Trading Company Botswana as the Head of Sales. In 2013, Marcus assisted in establishment of the Okavango Diamond Company where he became the Deputy Managing Director, and subsequently Managing Director in 2017. Marcus currently also serves in a voluntary capacity on the Boards of both the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and New York-based Diamond Empowerment Fund.


Akinyemi “Yemi” Lalude Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos; MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; MBA, Harvard Business School
Directorship: Topic France SAS; Pagatech Holdings Limited; Pagatech Limited; Interswitch Limited; Adlevo Capital Africa, LLC; Adlevo Capital Managers, LLC; TYMM Partners

Yemi is the Managing Partner, Africa at TPG Growth and leads TPG Growth's investments in Africa, coordinated through TPG/Satya, the partnership between TPG Growth and Satya Capital Limited. In addition to his Africa-specific role, he is a leader on emerging market investment activities in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector for TPG Growth. Prior to joining TPG Growth, Yemi was the founder and Managing Partner of Adlevo Capital, a private equity firm focused on technology investments in Africa. Previously, he was a Principal at GGV Capital, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on investments in the US and China.


Babajide “Jide” OlanrewajuNon-executive Director

Qualifications: M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (specialization in Nuclear Reactor Technology)
Directorship: Royal African Society (UK)

Jide is a Partner in the Africa team at TPG Growth and leads investing activities for Anglophone Africa. Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2015, he was a Partner with Satya Capital, an Africa investment fund, where he worked for six years focused on transactions in the Healthcare, Consumer and Financial Services sectors. During this period he also acted for two years as an Interim Executive for Hygeia Nigeria Ltd., a Satya portfolio company active in the Hospitals and Health Insurance sector. Previously, Jide was at Morgan Stanley for six years where he worked in both the Merchant Banking and Investment Banking Divisions. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he also worked briefly at Goldman Sachs and Shell International in Investment Banking and Gas & Power respectively.


Michael Stone Non-executive Director

Qualifications: BA Duke University; MBA, Harvard Business School
Directorship: uqua School of Business, Duke University; Library Advisory Board, Duke University; Madison Council at the Library Of Congress; Board of Observers, Scripps Research Institute; Me to We; Big River Steel; STX Entertainment.

Mike is the Founder and Managing Member of FS Investors. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Partner of TPG. Over his career, he has overseen or been involved with the completion of over 250 investments, cumulatively responsible for overseeing roughly $15 billion of private equity capital deployment. Previously, Mike was Founder and Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, and he is retired Managing Partner and President of J.H. Whitney & Co., a diversified manager of alternative investment assets and the United States' first venture capital firm. Mr. Stone has created and operates the Mike and Karen Stone Family Foundation, which is focused on improving the lives of communities in need and particularly children within those communities. Notably, the foundation has an established philanthropic presence in Kenya, where it provided the vision and capital for Oleleshwa Farm in a partnership with the Me to We organization. Oleleshwa feeds thousands of local people per day, and serves as an educational hub for the regional community.


Nick StoneNon-executive Director

Qualifications: BA (Cum Laude) Harvard University, MBA Stanford University
Directorship: Kelvin Inc, Skillz, Bayside Communities

Nick is a Partner at FS Investors and serves in a variety of direct management, advisory and director positions at portfolio companies. Nick leads a number of substantial direct investments for FS, including in the professional sports, housing and technology areas. Nick has served as CEO of two different companies during his tenure at FS, blending operational/managerial and investment skills. He has been involved with investments totaling over $20 billion of revenue and approximately $3 billion of equity capital. Prior to joining FS Investors, he was a Vice President at TPG Capital, one of the world's largest private equity funds. Prior to joining TPG, Nick was an investment professional at KKR, another of the world's top five private equity investment firms.