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Telemasters Holdings Ltd (TLMJ.J)

TLMJ.J on Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Van der Merwe

60 2009 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mario Pretorius

56 2006 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Brandon Topham

41 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Marthinus Erasmus

2014 Non-Executive Director

Jaco Voigt

39 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Van der Merwe

Mr. Daniel Stephen Van der Merwe is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Telemasters Holdings Limited. with effect from 2 April 2009. Stephen matriculated at St Alban’s College, Pretoria, in 1972 and completed his accountancy articles in 1979 at Pim, Whitely & Close, and strategic planning at Henley Management College in 1996. In the 1980s and 90s Stephen held numerous financial positions, namely Financial Manager at Non Ferrous Refineries (Pty) Limited, Mintex Don (Pty) Ltd and Punchline Computers (Pty) Ltd, Chief Financial Controller of Landlock Limited and Finance Director of Advance Promotions (Pty) Ltd, amongst others. Stephen moved into general management in the early 1990s holding a General Manager position within the sales division at National Data Systems (Pty) Ltd and then as Acting Managing Director of Unique Executive Solutions (Pty) Ltd, a software development company, before moving to MTN (Pty) Ltd in 1996. Stephen successfully re-aligned and restructured numerous divisions of M-Tel (Pty) Ltd as Head of the Dealer and Corporate Sales divisions. He held the position of General Manager Sales, as well as being the Chief Executive Officer of the Mobile Phone Store chain before being appointed as the General Manager Service Provision at MTN (Pty) Ltd. During his tenure at MTN, he was also a Non-executive of I-Talk (Pty) Ltd and before leaving MTN in 2008 he held the position of Executive of the Third Party Sales Business Unit.

Mario Pretorius

Mr. Mario Bronn Pretorius is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Telemasters Holdings Limited. Mr. Mario matriculated at Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria, in 1974 and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1979 from Potchefstroom University. He was later appointed Marketing Manager at Artos Engineering, Oslo, Norway. In 1981 Mario was appointed International Development Manager of Domino’s Pizza International in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. In 1984 Mario obtained his MBA from the University of Cape Town and in 1985 he joined Traditional Beer Investments, the development division of the SAB Group Limited, as Marketing Manager and also became a director of Avens Investments (Pty) Ltd. Mario was also appointed Managing Director of Aida National Franchises (Pty) Ltd and Director of Aida Holdings Limited which he helped list in 1987. In 1988 he joined Okifax, a division of MALBAK Limited, as Managing Director and a Non-executive Director of Nimbus Holdings Limited. Mario has established various telecommunications support companies and Zero Plus Developments. He has been a pioneer in the Least Cost Routing (LCR) industry and the driving force behind the expansion of TeleMasters.

Brandon Topham

Mr. Brandon Rodney Topham is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Telemasters Holdings Limited. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He was the auditor of TeleMasters (Pty) Ltd prior to its listing and joined the Board to consolidate his business interests in lieu of his professional practice. He is also an elected councillor in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Marthinus Erasmus

Mr. Marthinus Erasmus is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Marthinus has a B. Acc (Hons) degree, is a registered CA(SA) and holds an Executive Leadership certification from Unisa. After qualifying and serving articles at PwC, he worked in various large corporate environments where he gained experience in, inter alia, finance, management, strategic negotiations and corporate finance, before joining AST, a then newly-listed IT company, as the Financial Director in 1998. Marthinus has extensive experience, across various continents, in finance, mergers and acquisitions, black economic empowerment transactions, strategy development and execution, corporate transactions and business turnarounds. Marthinus is currently the CEO of Arcay Corporate Finance (Pty) Ltd, a position he has held since 2006, and the non-executive chairman of the Spero group of companies.

Jaco Voigt

Mr. Jaco Voigt is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Telemasters Holdings Limited since May 12, 2008. Jaco matriculated at Outeniqua High School, George, in 1992 and obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in 1996 from the University of the Orange Free State. He started his career in the communications industry at DataPro in 1998 and held various management positions in the organization – the last one being founder and MD of VoxTelecom. VoxTelecom was the pioneer of VoIP service provision in South Africa. Jaco left VoxTelecom in 2007 to start PerfectWorx Consulting, a specialist consulting outfit providing professional services to operators entering the Next Generation Network realm. PerfectWorx Consulting currently provides services to a wide range of players in the telecommunications industry, ranging from incumbent operators to various VANS operators.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Daniel Van der Merwe

243,715

Mario Pretorius

947,583

Brandon Topham

91,500

Marthinus Erasmus

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Jaco Voigt

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As Of  29 Jun 2013

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