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Insider Dealings: Tony Elumelu and Family Move to Completely Takeover UBA

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Tony Elumelu, Relatives Increase Stake in UBA

In eight different filings with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Board Chairman, UBA, Tony Elumelu and relatives increased stake in United Bank for Africa (UBA) in a move that suggested confidence in the lender’s future and an opportunity to increase Elumelu family’s stake in one of Africa’s largest banks.

In one of the filings, Awele Elumelu, one of the relatives purchased 156,097 shares at N5.9999 per share on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Lagos.

This was followed by Nneka Elumelu and Ogechukwu Elumelu, relatives of the Chairman that acquires 106,464 shares and 127,673 shares at N6.0 per share per unit on the same day in Lagos.

Ogechukwu Elumelu added 127,219 shares and another 106,428 shares at N6.0 per share to take her total purchases to 361,323 shares.

Onyinye Elumelu bought 107,250 shares at N6.0 per share while Toby Onyemaechi Elumelu purchased UBA shares in two transactions, 7,460 shares and 7,452 shares at N6.0 per share.

Tony O. Elumelu, CON, the Board Chairman of UBA, purchased 4,817,855 shares at N5.9999 per share.

Likely scenario for an all out purchases, the family may want to capitalise on the low stock price given the current weak stock market outlook or there is an underground deal or detail they are privy to as witnessed during access bank Zambian acquisition a few months back.

The move may also be a gift to relatives from one of Africa’s richest men.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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GTBank Approves N79.464 billion Final Dividend for 2020 Financial Year

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Shareholders of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, have approved the payment of N79,464,186,000 as the final dividend from the N201.4 billion profit after tax recorded for the financial year ended December 31, 2020.

At the bank’s thirty-first Annual General Meeting held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island in Lagos, shareholders received and passed final dividend of N2.70k per 50 ordinary share for the 2020 financial year. Bringing the total dividend paid to shareholders for the 2020 financial year to N3.00k per ordinary share of 50 kobo each.

In the year under review, the leading financial institution realised N253.668 billion net interest income in the year under review, up from N231.363 billion achieved in 2019.

Commenting on 2020 financial year, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, GTBank, said “2020 was arguably the most challenging year that the world has faced in decades. In such unprecedented times, we sought to live out the full extent of our values; safeguarding lives and livelihoods for our people, our customers and across the communities where we operate.”

“We were on solid footing going into 2020; the strength, scale and liquidity of our balance sheet, coupled with the quality of our past decisions and the efficacy of our digital-first customer-centric strategy gave us the resilience and flexibility to navigate the economic shocks and market volatility that dominated the year.”

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Jaiz Bank Proposes N0.03k as Final Dividend in 2020

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Jaiz Bank Plc, a non-interest bank operating under Islamic banking principles in Nigeria, has proposed N0.03k per 50k ordinary share for the financial year ended December 31, 2020.

The amount is subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on June 10, 2021.

Jaiz Bank said the Register of Shareholders will be closed from Friday June 11, 2021 to Friday June 18, 2021.

It said the qualification date is June 10, 2021 but the payment date will be announced later.

However, shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar’s E-Dividend Mandate Activation For, from the company’s Registrar’s website at https://africaprudential.com/forms-offers/, complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective Banks.

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Hallmark Insurance, Japaul Gold Lead Gainers as Equities Market Closed in Green

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Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc and Japaul Gold led gainers on Thursday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed in the green.

Investors exchanged 145.332 million shares valued at N1.576 billion in 3,525 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.

Market value of listed equities inched slightly higher to N20.300 trillion while the Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index gained 0.07 percent to 38,799.83 index points.

Banks’ stocks led the most traded stocks with First Bank of Nigeria Holdings leading with 21,851,331 shares valued at N157,179,233.85. This was followed by GTBank’s 20,500,310 shares estimated at N589,173,071.90. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 21,851,331 N157,179,233.85
GUARANTY 20,500,310 N589,173,071.90
ZENITHBANK 17,584,133 N379,878,208.55
ACCESS 8,596,059 N68,887,206.60
JAPAULGOLD 7,580,118 N4,339,371.64

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CHIPLC N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
JAPAULGOLD N0.53 N0.58 0.05 9.43%
OANDO N3.1 N3.26 0.16 5.16%
AIICO N1.2 N1.26 0.06 5.00%
ZENITHBANK N21 N21.8 0.8 3.81%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ROYALEX N0.39 N0.36 -0.03 -7.69%
JAIZBANK N0.66 N0.62 -0.04 -6.06%
HONYFLOUR N1.19 N1.13 -0.06 -5.04%
LINKASSURE N0.84 N0.8 -0.04 -4.76%
DAARCOMM N0.21 N0.2 -0.01 -4.76%

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