In commemoration of his leadership at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the bourse honoured Oscar Onyema with a digital Closing Gong Ceremony to signify the completion of his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of the bourse.
Following the successful demutualisation of The Exchange, Mr Onyema has transitioned into the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc.
Speaking at the Closing Gong Ceremony, the Chairman, Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo said, “It is impossible to overstate Oscar Onyema’s contributions to the growth of The Exchange and the development of the capital market in the past ten years.
“After his first year of leadership, it became evident that his strategic mindset and mastery of Exchange business was what NSE dearly needed to rise to its next level of growth. As anticipated, The Exchange went on to experience significant growth as the years went by, most notable of which is the recent completion of the demutualisation of The Exchange. It has indeed been a pleasure working with him in our time at the NSE and I look forward to our continued journey to greatness in the NGX era.”
On his part, the GCEO, NGX Group Plc, Mr Oscar N. Onyema, OON noted thus, “I arrived at The Nigerian Stock Exchange when the stock market was in the doldrums, investors’ confidence low, mono-product and the bourse under regulatory administration. With tunnel vision collaboration with stakeholders in the financial system and perseverance, we have been able to surmount almost all of the challenges.
“I am delighted to have worked with the astute members of the National Council, visionary leaders in the Executive Committee and expert crop of staff at The Exchange to have delivered excellent results. We have come a long way from where we used to be and I am excited about the opportunities demutualisation has opened for us in the coming years. I must reiterate my commitment to ensuring that the NGX Group Plc and its subsidiaries deliver on the mandate to become Africa’s leading capital market infrastructure provider. I look forward to deepening partnerships with existing stakeholders and exploring new collaborations locally and globally to bring this to bear.”
The demutualisation of The Exchange has led to the emergence of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc and three subsidiaries – Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, NGX Regulation (NGX RegCo) Limited and NGX Real Estate (NGX RelCo) Limited. Mr Temi Popoola, CFA will assume the role of CEO, NGX Limited, while Ms. Tinuade Awe will become the CEO, NGX RegCo Limited.
Hallmark Insurance, Japaul Gold Lead Gainers as Equities Market Closed in Green
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.
Delist: 11 Plc Opens Escrow Account to Settle Shareholders
In a bid to complete its ongoing delisting process and settle shareholders accordingly, 11 Plc, formerly Mobil, has opened an escrow account with Greenwich Registrars and Data Solutions Limited and provided sufficient funds to shareholders, who as of March 15, 2021, have accepted the Exit Consideration of N213.90 per share based on the highest price of N213.90 at which 11 Plc traded in the last 6 months preceding the date of the Annual General Meeting where the resolution to delist was passed in line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange guidelines.
The company said, “Further to the application made to The Exchange by 11 Plc on the Voluntary Delisting of the Company from The Exchange as recommended by the Board of Directors, the Exchange approved the delisting application subject to 11 plc’s evidence of opening an escrow account in the Registrar’s name and evidence that shareholders who have accepted to exit have been paid.”
11 Plc attributed the decision to delist from NSE to the need to strategise for better performance, minimise costs, and stay competitive within its industry.
On the escrow account, it said “the consideration accruing to shareholders of 11 plc that elect to accept the Exit Consideration has been computed as of March 15, 2021. The cash consideration will be settled by way of electronic transfer to the respective bank accounts of Shareholders and it is expected to be completed on or before April 16, 2021.”
Dr. Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika Access Bank Chairman Scoops More Access Bank Shares
Dr. Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika, the Chairperson of Access Bank Plc, scooped additional 7,109,104 ordinary shares of the bank on Tuesday, according to the latest disclosure statement of the bank.
In the statement signed by Sunday Ekwochi, Company Secretary, Access Bank Plc, and released via the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dr. (Mrs) Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika acquired the shares on Tuesday 6th, April 2021 at N8.15 per share from the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading floor in Lagos, Nigeria.
At N8.15 per share, Mrs Awosika dumped N57.939 million on 7,109,104 shares of access bank.
Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika, MFR is an accomplished administrator with over three decades’ experience in public sector governance. She was at various times, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology and Power. She is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy. She holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
She was appointed to the Board of Access Bank in April 2013 and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board Credit and Finance Committee.
Dr. Awosika sits on the boards of Capital Express Assurance Ltd and Josephine Consulting Limited.
She became the Chairman of the Board on January 8, 2020 following the retirement of Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga.
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