Medview Airline, Other 12 Companies Receive DFN for Failing to File Financial Results
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has issued Medview Airline Plc and twelve other listed companies Deficiency Filing Notice (DFN) for failing to file their unaudited financial statements (UFS) as at 29 June 2020, the extended due date granted by The Exchange.
The defaulting companies are;
1. Aso Savings and Loans Plc
2. Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc
3. DN Tyre & Rubber Plc
4. FTN Cocoa Processors Plc
5. Goldlink Insurance Plc
6. International Energy Insurance Plc
7. Medview Airline Plc
8. Resort Savings & Loans Plc
9. Staco Insurance Plc
10. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc
11. UNIC Diversified Holdings Plc
12. Union Dicon Salt Plc
13. Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc
In a statement issued by the Nigerian Stock Exchange, by not filing their unaudited financial statements by the due date, the twelve companies violated Rule 1.1.2, Rules for Filing of Accounts and Treatment of Default Filing, Rulebook of The Exchange (issuers’ Rules) (the Rules), which provides that “Every Issuer shall file its unaudited quarterly accounts not later than thirty (30) calendar days after the relevant quarter, and publish it within five (5) business days after the date of filing, in at least two (2) national daily newspapers, and post it on the company’s website, with the web address disclosed in the newspaper publication. An electronic copy of the publication shall be filed with The Exchange on the same day as the newspaper publication.”
“Pursuant to the provisions of Rule 2.2.1 of the Rules, The Exchange had issued a DFN to the aforementioned companies. The purpose of the DFN was to notify the companies of their infraction, and to grant them three (3) days to provide the following information to the public through the medium of a press release:
a. That the relevant UFS had not been filed by the due date;
b. A detailed explanation of the reason(s) for the delay; and
c. The anticipated filing date, or state that the company is unable to indicate an anticipated filing date, and reasons for such inability to indicate the anticipated filing date.”
NSE, therefore, advised investors as follows:
a. A DFN has been issued against the aforelisted companies; and
b. Investors are advised to trade with caution on the securities of these companies in the absence of up to date financial information on them.
The investing public is further advised that The Exchange will continue to engage with these companies and may take the following additional steps should they fail to comply, and file their UFS within the ninety-day cure period stipulated by Rule 3.1 of the Rules, i.e. 27 September 2020:
a. Send to the aforelisted companies a “Second Filing Deficiency Notification” within two (2) business days after 27 September 2020; and
b. Suspend trading in the companies’ securities.
Insider Dealings: Nestle, McNichols Insider Trades Disclosed
Nestle S.A once again increased its holding in Nestle Nigeria Plc, according to the latest filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
The Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation that doubled as the largest shareholder of Nestle Nigeria Plc purchased an additional 253,965 shares of Nestle Nigeria in three transactions between November 30 and December 2, 2020.
On November 30, Nestle S.A purchased 10,000 shares at N1,390 per share. While on December 1 and 2, 2020 another 235,537 and 8,428 shares were acquired at N1,399.85 and N1,390 per share.
This brings the aggregate volume of purchase to 253,965 shares at an aggregate price of N1,393 per share.
Also, McNichols Consolidated Plc, another listed company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, disclosed that Ekpe Chimaraoke Nwokoma, a substantial shareholder, purchased 109,500 shares at an average price of 51 kobo per share in two transactions.
On November 11, 2020, Nwokoma bought 9,500 shares at 51 kobo each and another 100,000 shares at 51 kobo on December 1, 2020.
The disclosure is in line with the new Nigeria’s Security Exchange Commission policy on transparency.
VitaFoam to Approve Audited Financial Statement For September Period on December 15th, 2020
The management of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc on Tuesday announced it will hold a meeting of the Board of Directors on December 15th, 2020 to consider and approve the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 30, September 2020 and recommended dividend, if considered appropriate.
Vitafoam disclosed in a statement signed by Lekan Sanni, Company Secretary and issued on Thursday.
The company further stated that “in compliance with the listing rules of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the closed period for trading in the company’s securities commenced from 1st December, 2020 until 24 hours after the announcement of the Audited Group Financial Statement for the year ended 30th September, 2020 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.”
“Consequently, no Director, Employee, person discharging managerial responsibility, Advisers and Consultants of the Company and their connected persons may directly or indirectly deal in the shares of the company during the closed period.”
Investors Dump N15 Billion on United Capital Series 3 Commercial Paper
United Capital Plc has raised N15 billion through Series 3 Commercial Paper (CP) issued under a N20 billion programme registered with the FMDQ Securities Exchange.
The company announced this through a statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
According to the statement, the Series 3 270-day issuance at a yield of 1.26 percent had 112 percent subscriptions from a pool of institutional investors, especially Asset Managers.
The statement reads in part, “this issuance sets another ground-breaking record in the Nigerian Capital Markets, being the lowest yield on record for a 270-day CP issuance by a nonbank issuer. FSDH Capital Limited, United Capital Plc, and UCML Capital Limited acted as Arrangers to the transaction.”
Speaking on the success of the commercial paper, Mr. Peter Ashade, the Chief Executive Officer, United Capital Plc, said “The commercial paper issuance is in line with our bid to diversify our funding sources, strengthen our capital base and intensify our strategic initiatives aimed at providing innovative financing solutions to our clients”.
“This issuance sets another ground-breaking record in the Nigerian Capital Markets, being the lowest yield on record for a 270-day CP issuance by a nonbank issuer. FSDH Capital Limited, United Capital Plc, and UCML Capital Limited acted as Arrangers to the transaction.”
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