Ecobank announces consolidation of shares, declares a dividend of US$48.2 million

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Monday, June 20, 2016 7:36PM / CardinalStone Research and NSE

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the pan African Ecobank Group, held its 28th  Annual General Meeting (AGM) and a separate Extraordinary Meeting at the company's head office in Lome on the 17th  of June 2016.

The meeting renewed the mandate of Dr. Daniel Matjila (representing Public Investment Company/Government Employees Pension Fund) for another three years. It also ratified the cooption of Messrs. Abdulla Al Khalifa (representing Qatar National Bank), Ade Ayeyemi (Ecobank Group Chief Executive Officer) and Mfundo Nkuhlu (representing Nedbank Group Limited) as directors.

Mr. Ignace Clomegah and Mrs. Catherine Ngahu were elected as directors. The meeting approved the re-appointment of joint auditors Deloitte Nigeria, and Grant Thornton, Côte d’Ivoire for a term of a one-year term.

A separate Extraordinary Meeting saw various other resolutions passed. With regard to the consolidation of shares, a resolution was passed authorising that the nominal value of the ordinary shares of the company be increased from 2.5 US cents per share to 50 US cents per share.

This would be done by consolidating every 20 ordinary shares held into one new ordinary share each, and issuing in replacement, new ordinary shares of 50 US cents each.

ETI made the following announcement after the meetings were concluded:

With regard to the consolidation of shares (reverse stock split), a resolution was passed increasing the nominal value of ordinary shares to US$0.50 per share from US0.025 per share. This would be done by consolidating every 20 ordinary shares held into one new ordinary share each, and issuing in replacement, new ordinary shares of US$0.50 each. 



Finally ETI declared a dividend of US$48.2 million which translates to US$0.002 per share currently and US$0.04 per share post- consolidation.

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