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Ecobank to Pay $40 Million in Final Dividend for 2021 Financial Year

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Following a 334% increase in profit after tax for the financial year ended 2021, shareholders of Ecobank have approved a total sum of $40 million as the final dividend for the year.

In a statement obtained by Investors King, shareholders of the leading financial institution will be paid $0.0016 per ordinary share (translating to $40 million), subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval. The final dividend will be paid only to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members at the close of business on 3 June 2022.

According to Ecobank, the Register of members will be closed from 6 -10 June 2022. While dividend will be paid electronically on 6 July 2022 to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as of 3 June 2022 and have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends into their bank accounts.

Therefore, the lender encourages shareholders to complete the e-dividend registration form using the E-Dividend Mandate Activation Form link. The form is also available on the website of the Registrars, www.gtlregistrars.com. Please complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective banks.

However, Ecobank advised shareholders with unclaimed, yet to be presented for payment or returned for validation, dividend warrants and share certificates to complete the e-dividend registration form or contact the Registrar.

Speaking on the dividend approval, Company Secretary, Madibinet Cisse, “We are pleased to inform our shareholders and the public that the Board of ETI, at its meeting of February 25, 2022, approved the Ecobank consolidated audited accounts for the year ended December 31, 2021 subject to relevant regulatory approvals.

“The Board also recommended the payment of a dividend of USD0.16 cents per share is a total amount of circa USD40 million. The relevant resolutions will be presented for shareholders’ approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of ETI.”

He further stated that “The details of the audited accounts will be published upon approval of relevant regulators. Consequently, the closed period which commenced from January 1, 2022, will continue until 24 hours after the Audited Accounts for the year ended December 31, 2021, are released to the Stock Exchanges on which Ecobank Transnational Incorporated is listed.”

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Dividends Announced in The Week Ended November 4, 2022

Here are the five listed companies that announced dividends for the third quarter of 2022 following a healthy financial statement.

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Here are the five listed companies that announced dividends for the third quarter of 2022 following a healthy financial statement.

Nestle Nigeria Plc:
Proposed Dividend: ₦25.00
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/18/2022
Payment Date: 12/05/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/21/2022

Presco Plc:
Proposed Dividend: ₦2.00
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/21/2022
Payment Date: 11/25/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/22/2022

AXA Mansard Insurance Plc:
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.06
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/23/2022
Payment Date: 12/09/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/24/2022

Okomu Oil Palm Plc
Proposed Dividend: ₦2.00
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/15/2022
Payment Date:
Closure of Register Date: 11/16/2022

Airtel Africa Plc
Proposed Dividend: US2.18cent (United States Two point one eight Cents)
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/09/2022
Payment Date: 12/09/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/10/2022

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Airtel Africa to Pay Interim Dividend on December 9, 2022

Airtel Africa has confirmed that it will pay an interim dividend of 2.18 cents per ordinary share on or around December 9, 2022 to all shareholders of the company.

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Airtel Africa has confirmed that it will pay an interim dividend of 2.18 cents per ordinary share on or around December 9, 2022 to all shareholders of the company.

The leading telecommunications company disclosed this in a statement obtained by Investors King.

According to the company, dividends will be paid in U.S. Dollars, except in a situation where shareholders elect to receive their dividend payments in Naira or Pounds Sterling through the company’s currency elections.

The dividend timetable dates are below:

Ex-dividend date: 10 November 2022
Record date: 11 November 2022
Last Date for Currency Elections: 28 November 2022
Payment date: On or around 9 December 2022

The company further stated that details regarding the default currency and options on currency election for the dividend, and the currency exchange rates that will be applicable in determination of the Half Year 2022-23 interim dividend payment to any shareholders that qualify for and have elected to receive the Half Year 2022-23 interim dividend payment in Pounds Sterling or Naira will be issued in due course.

Airtel Africa reports a 12.9% increase in revenue in the first half ended September 30, 2022 to $2,565m while the total customer base grew by 9.7% to 134.7 million.

During the period, mobile services revenue grew by 19.7% in Nigeria while in East Africa posted 12.4% and 12.1% increase was recorded in Francophone Africa.

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Dividends Announced in the Week Ended October 28, 2022

Last week, three listed companies announced their dividend for the third quarter of the year.

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Last week, three listed companies announced their dividend for the third quarter of the year. The three companies are Nigerian Breweries Plc, Seplate Energy Plc, and TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc.

Nigerian Breweries Plc:
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.40
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/23/2022
Payment Date: 12/01/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/24/2022

According to the company’s unaudited financial statement released last week for the nine months that ended 30th September 2022, profit after tax grew by 80.1% to N14.7 billion, up from N8.6 billion recorded in the same period of 2021

Nigerian Breweries grew revenue by 27.2% from N309.2 billion in 2021 to N393.4 billion in the current period.

Also, the cost of sales stood at N238.9 billion, a 20.22% increase from N198.7 billion filed in the corresponding period of 2021.

Basic Earnings Per Share expanded by 80% to 182 kobo in 2022 from 107 kobo in 2021.

Seplat Energy Plc:
Proposed Dividend: US2.5cent (United States Two Point Five Cents)
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/10/2022
Payment Date: 12/06/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/11/2022

Seplat remained consistent in the first nine months, growing profit after tax by 90.3% from N38.6 billion year-on-year to N77.5 billion.

Cash generated from operations stood at N154 billion, a whopping 124.7 % increase when compared to N64.9 billion filed in the first nine months of 2021.

Growth was broad-based as revenue by 34.4% to N258.7 billion from N182.7 billion year-on-year. Its gross profit soars to N118.5 billion from N58.1 billion year-on-year, rising by 93.5%.

TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc:
Proposed Dividend: ₦4.00
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 11/18/2022

Payment Date: 12/05/2022
Closure of Register Date: 11/21/2022

Despite revenue increasing by 39% to N337.188 billion from N242.224 billion year-on-year, profit before tax dipped by 5% to N18.783 billion in the first nine months of 2022.

Profit for year also declined by 7% from N13.386 billion to N12.506 billion.

 

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