Access Bank Plc Announces Strategic Transaction in Furtherance of Its Strategy to Be Africa’s Gateway to the World

Access Bank Plc ("Access Bank" or "the Bank") announces today that it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with ABC Holdings Limited ("ABC Holdings"), a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange listed group - Atlas Mara Limited ("Atlas Mara") to acquire a 78.15% shareholding in African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited ("BancABC Botswana").