DIMENSION DATA OFFERS TO BUY ACCESS KENYA: STATEMENT

     (The following press release from Dimension Data Plc was received by 
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DIMENSION DATA PLC MAKES KES3.05b (R326.4m) OFFER TO  ACQUIRE
NSE-LISTED ACCESSKENYA
** The offer of KES14.00 (R1.50) per share is a premium of 42% when compared to 
the closing price of AccessKenya on Friday 3 May
**Nairobi, Kenya - 6 May  2013
* Dimension Data plc today announced that it has made an open market offer to 
purchase 100% of the issued share capital of NSE-listed AccessKenya (ACCESS KN) 
for KES14.00 per share. Based on the 218 million shares in issue, this is
equivalent to KES3.052 billion. 
The offer is:
**a premium of 42% above the closing price of KES9.85 on Friday 3 May  2013;
**a premium of over the volume weighted average price (VWAP) of AccessKenya’s 
shares of: 
****55% for the 30 day VWAP 
****105% for the 90 day VWAP, and 
****155% for the 250 day VWAP 
AccessKenya shareholders will also be entitled to receive the final dividend of 
KES0.30 per AccessKenya share proposed by the AccessKenya board in respect of 
the year ended 31 December 2012.
The AccessKenya Group was founded by brothers David and Jonathan Somen, and was 
one of the first ISPs to launch in Kenya in 2000.  The company, which was also 
the first ICT company to list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, employs 340 
staff, and provides predominantly connectivity-based data services to about 
5,000 corporate customers in Kenya.  These customers range from large 
multinationals, government agencies, NGOs, as well as a large cross section 
from industries across the economy. 
AccessKenya owns and operates a 400 kilometre Carrier Ethernet Fibre Optic 
Network in both Nairobi and Mombasa which connects over 500 commercial 
buildings.  The company also operates two wireless networks which further 
extends coverage to 10 other towns around Kenya.  In addition to offering a 
wholesale carrier services, AccessKenya also has a high-end consumer base. 
AccessKenya’s IT services arm focuses on value-added IT services including IT 
support, offsite backup and Disaster Recovery, email and security services, as 
well as other managed IT services into the customer's Local Area Network (LAN). 
The company has built a reputation based on high bandwidth speeds and value for 
money, high levels of network reliability and excellent customer service. In 
2012, the company’s turnover was KES1.9 billion with EBITDA of KES700 million. 
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data operates in 51 countries across five continents 
including Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe and Middle East & Africa. With 
over 15,000 employees and a 30-year track record, Dimension Data applies its 
expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre 
solutions, Microsoft and contact centre technologies.  In 2010, Dimension Data 
was acquired by the Japanese-based NTT Group, one of the largest global 
telecommunications operators in the world with annual revenues in excess of 
US$100 billion. Following the completion of the acquisition, Dimension Data plc 
was delisted from the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. 
Dimension Data plc currently operates in Kenya through subsidiaries Dimension 
Data Kenya, Internet Solutions Kenya, and Plessey Kenya and intends to merge 
its Internet Solutions Kenya business into Access Kenya. Internet Solutions is 
a leading network service provider in sub-Saharan Africa with investments in 
South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Ghana.  The company has a network 
presence in a further 10 sub-Saharan African countries. Leveraging its 1,500 
employees, Internet Solutions focuses on providing managed network and 
cloud-based services to a predominately corporate and multinational client base. 
Derek Wilcocks, Dimension Data’s Middle East and Africa CEO, says, “The 
acquisition of AccessKenya is in line with Dimension Data’s goal to pursue
a strategy of expansion in sub-Saharan Africa.  The growth opportunities and 
liberal and progressive ICT regulatory framework within Kenya make this market 
highly attractive for Dimension Data to establish an even stronger presence. IS 
Kenya and AccessKenya have worked together on mutual clients for some years. In 
addition, we have good relationships, and there is also a strong strategic fit 
between the businesses.”
The transaction is contingent on shareholder acceptance and various regulatory 
approvals. 
*About Dimension Data
*Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider 
that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and 
entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. 
Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.
www.dimensiondata.com**** 
*About Internet Solutions
*Internet Solutions is one of Africa’s largest managed networks services 
providers to global carriers and multinational companies, with services 
available throughout Africa.  Since 1993 IS has built an infrastructure of 58 
African points of presence (PoPs) in 14 African countries. Internet Solutions 
boasts access to 210+ Gbps bandwidth capacity over multiple cable systems, 12 
000sqm datacenter space, and the largest Africa VSAT MPLS network of over 3500 
VSAT terminals with Teleports in South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria and Germany. 
With international PoPs in New York, London, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, 
the company is positioned to connect the world to Africa and Africa to the 
world.**** 
*About AccessKenya
*The AccessKenya Group was founded by brothers David and Jonathan Somen, and 
was one of the first ISPs to launch in Kenya in 2000.  The company, which was 
also the first ICT company to list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, employs 
340 staff, and provides predominantly connectivity-based data services to about 
5,000 corporate customers in Kenya.  These customers range from large 
multinationals, government agencies, NGOs, as well as a large cross section 
from industries across the economy. 
AccessKenya owns and operates a 400 kilometre Carrier Ethernet Fibre Optic 
Network in both Nairobi and Mombasa which connects over 500 commercial 
buildings.  The company also operates two wireless networks which further 
extends coverage to 10 other towns around Kenya.  In addition to offering a 
wholesale carrier services, AccessKenya also has a high-end consumer base. 
AccessKenya’s IT services arm focuses on value-added IT services including IT 
support, offsite backup and Disaster Recovery, email and security services, as 
well as other managed IT services into the customer's LAN. 
The company has built a reputation based on high bandwidth speeds and value for 
money, high levels of network reliability and excellent customer service. In 
2012, the company’s turnover was KES 1.9 billion with EBITDA of KES70 million.**