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Airtel Africa Confirms Interim Dividend Currency Rates for Shareholders

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Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications company in Africa, on Thursday confirms the default currency and options on currency election for interim dividend, and the currency exchange rates that will be applicable Great Britain Pound or the Nigerian Naira.

In a statement signed by Simon O’Hara, Group Company Secretary, Airtel Africa, and released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the telecom giant said shareholders that hold London Stock Exchange may elect to receive their entire dividend payment in GBP or USD Dollar. See the details below.

Arrangements for Shareholders that hold their shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE):

 Shareholders that hold their shares on the London Stock Exchange may elect to receive their
entire dividend payment in GBP or USD Dollar.
 Partial elections are not permissible.
 Holders electing to receive a dividend should specify a choice of currency by completing the
Currency Election Form and return to Computershare Investor Services plc.
 Shareholders holding their shares on the LSE who do not indicate their currency of choice
before 27 November 2020 will receive their dividends in USD.
 The closing date for the dividend currency election to the Company’s Registrars
Computershare Investor Services plc in the UK is 27 November 2020.
 Currency election forms can be obtained by contacting the Company’s Registrars,
Computershare Investor Services plc, on the Company’s dedicated telephone line: +44
(0)370 7030027.

Arrangements for Shareholders that hold their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE):

 Shareholders that hold their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange may elect to receive their
entire dividend payment in Dollars.
 Partial elections are not permissible.
 Holders electing to receive a dividend in Dollars should complete the Currency Election Form
and return to United Securities Limited (address as shown above) or email to
eforms@unitedsecuritieslimited.com
 Shareholders holding their shares on the NSE who do not indicate their currency of choice
before 27 November 2020 will receive their dividends in Naira.

The closing date for the dividend currency election to the Company’s Registrars United
Securities Limited in Nigeria is 27 November 2020.
 Currency election forms can found on the website of the Company’s Registrar’s at
www.unitedsecuritieslimited.com or this direct link: https://bit.ly/2IhpY2o
The following currency exchange rate will be applicable in the determination of the interim dividend
payment to any shareholders that qualify for and have elected to receive the interim dividend
payment:
Exchange Rate
1 USD = 386 Naira
1 USD = 0.7534 GBP
The exchange rate for the Naira amounts payable was determined by reference to the exchange
rates applicable to the US Dollar available on 10 November 2020.

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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Insider Dealing: Flour Mills MD Invest N91.642 Million in Flour Mills

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flour mills posts 184% increase in PAT

Following the purchase of 1.95 million shares in Flour Mills of Nigeria a few days ago, the Group Managing Director, Paul Miyonmide Gbededo, has purchased another 1.34 million shares at N27.75k per share.

The company stated in a disclosure form released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Mr. Gbededo bought an additional 1,336,028 shares valued at N37,074,777 on November 19, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos. Meaning, Gbededo invested an additional N37,074,777 into Flour Mills in what could be said as a show of confidence in the company’s future.

This brings the Managing Director’s total purchase in November to 3,284,867 shares at a combined value of N91,642,269. See the details below.

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Insider Dealing: Fidelity Bank’s GM Purchases 1 Million Shares in the Bank

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The General Manager and Regional Bank Head, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Kenneth Opara, has purchased 1 million shares of Fidelity Bank Plc.

The bank stated in a disclosure statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday.

Opara carried out the purchase in two different transactions on November 25, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading flour in Lagos, Nigeria.

The General Manager bought 6,000 shares at N2.78 per unit and another 994,000 at N2.79 per share. Bringing total purchase to 1 million shares at an average share price of N2.78. See the details below.

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Bank Stocks Top Charts Amid Strong Third Quarter Performance

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Bank stocks top both gainers’ and top traded stocks’ charts on Tuesday as investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange continues to increase their holdings of banks’ stocks amid strong third-quarter financial results.

Zenith Bank led the most traded stocks for a second consecutive day on Tuesday following a declaration of  N509 billion gross earnings and N177 billion profit after tax in the first nine months of the year.

Investors traded 71,933,841 shares of Zenith Bank valued at N1,730,151,404.20 during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Transcorp, the only non-bank stock on the top five trades, followed Zenith Bank with 37,172,526 shares worth N32,853,263.27.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) exchanged 30,003,182 units, 29,549,235 units and 29,332,033 units estimated at N1,022,126,997.60, N243,311,726.70 and N236,303,261.20, respectively.

Investors exchanged a total of 365.414 million shares valued at N4.692 billion in 6,325 deals on Tuesday to return the bourse to the green zone after two days of consecutive declines.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose by N114 billion from N17.829 trillion it closed on Monday to N17.943 trillion on Tuesday. While the NSE All-Share Index gained 220.82 index points or 0.06 percent to 34,349.56 index points it settled on Tuesday, up from 34,119.74 index points on Monday.

Stanbic IBTC Bank led gainers with N2.8 or 7.08 percent gain to finish the day at N42.35 per share. See the details below.

Top Trades 

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 71,933,841 N1,730,151,404.20
TRANSCORP 37,172,526 N32,853,263.27
GUARANTY 30,003,182 N1,022,126,997.60
ACCESS 29,549,235 N243,311,726.70
UBA 29,332,033 N236,303,261.20

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
STANBIC N39.55 N42.35 2.8 7.08%
UBA N7.7 N8.2 0.5 6.49%
ACCESS N7.9 N8.35 0.45 5.70%
FBNH N6.7 N7.15 0.45 6.72%
UBN N5.5 N5.9 0.4 7.27%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
JBERGER N19 N17.3 -1.7 -8.95%
FIDSON N5.4 N4.87 -0.53 -9.81%
GUINNESS N18 N17.5 -0.5 -2.78%
ETERNA N4.61 N4.15 -0.46 -9.98%
UACN N7.95 N7.65 -0.3 -3.77%

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