Seplat Energy Plc on Thursday announced an interim dividend of US2.5 cents (United States Two and Half Cents) per ordinary share for the quarter ended 30 June 2021.
The dividend will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on 12th August 2021.
To enable Seplat’s Registrar, Datamax Registrars Limited, prepare for the payment of the interim dividend, the Register of shareholders will be closed on 13th August 2021.
The energy company put the qualification date at August 12, 2021. Note that on the London Stock Exchange: The Associated Record Date will be 12th August 2021 and the Ex-Dividend date will be 11th August 2021.
On currency, the company said “Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Exchange Limited without a valid Nigerian Certificate for Capital Importation (“CCI”) will be paid their dividend in Naira as the default currency;
“Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Exchange Limited with a valid CCI will be paid their dividend in US dollars as the default currency.
“However, those shareholders may instead elect to receive their entire dividend payment in Naira (partial elections are not permissible). Evidence of the CCI must be provided to Datamax Registrars Limited; and
“Shareholders holding their shares through depository interests on the London Stock Exchange will be paid their dividend in US dollars as the default currency. However, those shareholders may instead elect to receive their entire dividend payment in pounds sterling. Partial elections are not permissible.”
However, shareholders who have a dividend currency option, must make the election to the Company’s Registrars by 27th August 2021, otherwise the dividend will be paid in the default currency. The election form will be sent out to the relevant shareholders and can also be found on the Company website at https://seplatpetroleum.com/investors/dividend/. Those shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Exchange Limited who hold a valid CCI should notify SEPLAT’s Nigerian Registrars, DataMax Registrars Limited (“DataMax”), of that fact.
Dividends Announced in the Week Ended 10 September 2021
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and the Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc are the three listed companies that announced dividend for the period ended June 30, 2021 last week.
STANBIC IBTC HOLDINGS PLC
Proposed Dividend: ₦1.00
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 9/20/2021
Payment Date: 9/29/2021
Closure of Register Date: 9/21/2021
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.20
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 9/23/2021
Payment Date: 9/30/2021
GUARANTY TRUST HOLDING COMPANY PLC
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.30
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 9/27/2021
Payment Date: 10/12/2021
Zenith Bank to Pay N9.42 Billion in Interim Dividend Following N117 Billion PBT in H1 2021
Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank has proposed to pay an interim dividend of N9.42 billion for the period ended June 30, 2021 after reporting a N117 billion profit before tax for the period.
Zenith Bank proposed to pay an interim dividend of N0.30k for every share of 50k to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on the 10th day of September, 2021. The lender will pay 30k per each of its outstanding share of 31,396,493,786, translating to N9.42 billion.
This was contained in a statement released by the bank and signed by Michael Osilama Otu, Company Secretary and General Counsel, Zenith Bank Plc.
The register of shareholders will be closed today, September 13, 2021 to enable registrars prepare for payment of dividend. September 10, 2021 was qualification date.
The bank said dividends will be paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at September 10, 2021 and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their bank accounts. GDR holders will be paid after this date.
However, shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar’s e-dividend mandate activation form, which is also available on the website of the Registrars: www.veritasregistrars.com, complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective Banks.
Access Bank Announces to Pay N10.7 Billion in Interim Dividend After Posting N86.9 Billion in Profit in H1 2021
The Board of Directors of Access Bank Plc has announced plans to pay an interim dividend of N10,663,567,686.6 to shareholders of the bank following a strong first half (H1) of 2021 financial results.
Access Bank will pay an interim dividend of 30 kobo for every share of 50 kobo held by shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on Thursday, 16th of September 2021.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Sunday Ekwochi, Company Secretary, Access Bank Plc.
The 30 kobo translated to N10,663,567,686.6 given the bank’s outstanding shares of 35,545,225,622.
According to the lender, the Register of Shareholders will be closed on Friday, 17th of September, 2021.
While dividends will be paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at Thursday 16th of September, 2021 on Wednesday September 29, 2021. These members would have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their bank accounts.
However, shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar’s E-Dividend Mandate Activation Form.
Access Bank recorded an astonishing N86.9 billion profit after tax in the first half of 2021, representing an increase of 42.43 percent when compared to the same period of 2020.
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