Upgrade regarding JSE interruption in trading today

July 13, 2010


JOHANNESBURG 12 JULY 2010 - The JSE experienced a technical issue with the exchange's international connectivity to London for its equity market today

The JSE’s international connectivity links, which are provided by MTN Business, were operational during this period. However issues were experienced with the public market data flowing on these links.

The JSE and MTN Business are together working on establishing the root cause of the issue with a sense of urgency.

MTN Business can confirm that international connectivity for its other clients was not affected. The telecommunications provider values the JSE as a client and is committed to constantly delivering optimum service to the exchange.


Roz Thomas/Victoria Williams
Corporate Communications Consultants (Pty) Ltd
Tel: +27 11 463 2198
Cell: +27 82 925 8806
Email: rozt@corpcom.co.za; victoria@corpcom.co.za


Leanne Parsons
Chief Operating Officer
JSE Limited
Tel: +27 11 520 7000

Michelle Joubert
Media Relations
JSE Limited
Tel: +27 11 520 7080

MTN Business
Claudia Ferguson
Orange Ink
+27 11 704 3894

JSE Limited

As South Africa’s only full service securities exchange, the JSE connects buyers and sellers in four different financial markets, namely equities, equity derivatives, commodities derivatives and interest rate instruments. The JSE Ltd offers the investor a first world trading environment, with world class technology, surveillance and settlement in an emerging market context. It is amongst the top 20 largest equities exchanges in terms of market capitalisation in the world.

About MTN Business
As a leading telecommunications provider operating one of Africa’s most technically innovative, reliable and secure Virtual Private Networks (VPN), MTN Business is able to offer world-class mobile telecommunications, Internet solutions and next generation communication services.

We are aware that businesses and government constantly require a 360 degree communications service and therefore, have ensured that we are perfectly positioned to meet our customer’s needs to reduce costs, improve connectivity and security and ultimately partner with a reliable and knowledgeable converged communications partner. For more information, please visit www.mtnbusiness.co.za