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BRIEF-MTN Group confirms government requests on MTN Benin CEO to leave country
November 17, 2017 / 12:39 PM / a month ago

BRIEF-MTN Group confirms government requests on MTN Benin CEO to leave country

Nov 17 (Reuters) - MTN GROUP LTD:

* CONFIRMS THAT STEPHEN BLEWETT, CEO OF MTN BENIN HAS RECEIVED OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION FROM GOVERNMENT OF BENIN, REQUESTING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY BY 24 NOV 2017‍​

* REASON CITED FOR THIS REQUEST IS BLEWETT’S ENGAGEMENT IN “ACTIVITIES DETRIMENTAL TO SECURITY AND PUBLIC ORDER”

* SAYS CO HAS TAKEN NOTE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONCERNS, HOWEVER REFUTES THESE ALLEGATIONS

* BLEWETT WILL ABIDE BY THE GOVERNMENT’S REQUEST AND WILL LEAVE BENIN BY THE DATE STIPULATED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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