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Net 1 UEPS (UEPS)

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Dhruv Chopra Head of Investor Relations
Herman Kotze CEO and CFO
David Koning Baird
Allen Klee Sidoti
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Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Net 1 Second Quarter 2018 Results Conference. All participants are currently in listen-only mode. And there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions later during the conference. [Operator Instructions] Please also note that this call is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Dhruv Chopra. ahead. go Please

Dhruv Chopra

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Herman Kotze

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Dhruv Chopra

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Herman Kotze

Dhruv. Thanks,

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Operator

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David Koning

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Herman Kotze

Hi, Dave.

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Herman Kotze

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David Koning

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Herman Kotze

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Operator

of Allen [Operator go much. ahead. is Instructions] very question Our next you Please Thank Sidoti. from Klee

Allen Klee

Yes. Hello.

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Herman Kotze

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Allen Klee

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Allen Klee

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Dhruv Chopra

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Herman Kotze

Thank you.

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Operator

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