In a show of confidence in one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited, a significant shareholder in Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has invested an additional N53,141,634 in Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc.
Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited purchased 1,362,606 units of Stanbic IBTC Shares at an average price of N39.00 on 22 September 2021. See the details of the transactions below.
This was in addition to the N410,594,646.7 Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited invested in the bank earlier in the month. Therefore, Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited has now invested N463,736,280.7 in Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc in the month of September alone.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings, commonly referred to as Stanbic IBTC, is a financial service holding company in Nigeria with subsidiaries in Banking, Stock Brokerage, Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Ventures, Investor Services, Pension Management, Trustees and life Insurance businesses. The company’s corporate headquarters, I.B.T.C. Place is situated at Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. Stanbic IBTC Holdings is a member of the Standard Bank Group, a financial services giant based in South Africa. Standard Bank is Africa’s largest banking group ranked by assets and earnings operations in 20 African countries and 13 countries outside Africa.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. came to being as the result of a merger between Stanbic Bank Nigeria Limited and IBTC Chartered Bank Plc. in 2007, then adopting a holding company structure in 2012 to comply with the revised regulatory framework advised by the Central Bank of Nigeria requiring banks to either divest from non-core banking financial services or adopt a holdings company structure.
NGX Lifts African Alliance, Royal Exchange Trading Suspension
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has lifted the suspension placed on trading in shares of African Alliance Insurance Plc and Royal Exchange Plc following their failures to filed their audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 and unaudited financial statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2021.
The companies were among the four companies suspended on 2 July 2021. However, the suspension was lifted after the two companies filed their audited financial statements and unaudited financial statements as required. The other two companies are the Niger Insurance Plc and the Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc.
NGX disclosed in a statement published on its website.
The statement reads, “African Alliance Insurance Plc and Royal Exchange Plc, two (2) of the four (4) listed companies that were suspended on 2 July 2021, have now filed their Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 and Unaudited Financial Statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2021.
“In view of the companies’ submission of these financial statements, and pursuant to Rule 3.3 of the Default Filing Rules, which states that; “The suspension of trading in the issuer’s securities shall be lifted upon submission of the relevant accounts provided The Exchange is satisfied that the accounts comply with all applicable rules of The Exchange. The Exchange shall thereafter also announce through the medium by which the public and the SEC was initially notified of the suspension, that the suspension has been lifted”, Trading License Holders and the Investing Public are hereby notified that the suspension placed on trading on the shares of African Alliance Insurance Plc and Royal Exchange Plc was lifted on Monday, 4 October 2021.”
Insider Dealing: Indimi Acquires an Additional 5.1 Billion Ordinary Shares Worth N3.3 Billion in Jaiz Bank Plc
Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Indimi, the billionaire founder of Oriental Energy Resources, purchased additional shares of 5,076,923,077 in Jaiz Bank Plc, according to the statement published on the Nigerian Exchange Limited.
Indimi acquired the 5,076,923,077 ordinary shares at N0.65 per share, representing an investment of N3.3 billion or $8 million in the bank. The declaration is in line with the Nigerian Exchange Limited insider dealing disclosure instituted to enforce transparency across the Exchange.
The statement reads “Trading License Holders and the Investing Public are hereby notified that additional 5,076,923,077 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each of Jaiz Bank Plc (Jaiz Bank) were on Monday, 4 October 2021, listed on the Daily Official List of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).
“The additional shares listed on NGX arose from Jaiz Bank’s private placement of 5,076,923,077 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each to Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Indimi at N0.65 per share.”
The billionaire previously owned 3,233,813,044 ordinary shares in the bank. He now holds 8,310,736,121 shares, representing 24.06 percent in the bank. Alhaji Indimi is Jaiz Bank’sAlhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Indimi, the billionaire founder of Oriental Energy Resources, purchased additional shares of 5,076,923,077 in Jaiz Bank Plc, according to the statement published on the Nigerian Exchange Limited. largest shareholder.
On Monday 4, October 2021, Jaiz Bank listed the 5,076,923,077 on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX). With the listing, the bank’s total issued and fully paid-up shares has now increased to 34,541,172,377 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each, up from 29,464,249,300.
Indimi is the founder and chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, a Nigerian oil exploration and production firm established in 1990.
Airtel Nigeria to BuyBack N61.24 Billion Worth of Shares
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with offices in 14 nations across Africa, on Monday announced that its subsidiary Airtel Networks Limited (‘Airtel Nigeria’), a leading provider of telecommunications services in Nigeria, has initiated a process under which it seeks to buy back the 8.27 percent minority shareholdings at an offer price of N55.81 per share.
The company disclosed in a statement filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited and seen by Investors King.
According to the statement if all holders agreed to sell their shares, the total buy back is estimated at N61.24 billion (c$148.1mn using an exchange rate of 413.38 NGN/USD).
Therefore, the telecommunication giant, disclosed that this represents an open offer to all shareholders.
A share buyback or repurchase is the re-acquisition by a company of its own shares. It represents an alternate and more flexible way of returning money to shareholders.
Share buyback sends a positive signal as the company is investing in its own shares because it is positive about its own future prospects.
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