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Airtel Africa Announces Currency Exchange Rates for Dividend

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Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications company in Africa, on Tuesday announced default currency and options on currency election for the proposed final dividend.

According to the telecommunication giant, shareholders on the register as of the close of business on 24 June 2022 would be paid 3 cents per ordinary share on July 22, 2022.

However, the management has said shareholders can receive their dividend payment in U.S. Dollars, GB Pounds or Nigerian Naira.

For Airtel Africa London Stock Exchange Investors

Shareholders that hold their shares on the London Stock Exchange may elect to receive their entire dividend payment in GB pounds or U.S. dollars.

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 11 July 2022 will receive their dividends in U.S. dollars.

The closing date for the dividend currency election to the Company’s Registrars Computershare Investor Services plc in the UK is 11 July 2022.

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.

For Airtel Africa Nigerian Exchange Limited Investors

Shareholders that hold their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange may elect to receive their entire dividend payment in Nigerian naira or U.S. dollars.

Partial elections are not permissible. Holders electing to receive a dividend in U.S. dollars should complete the Currency Election. Form and return to Coronation Registrars Limited or email to eforms@coronationregistrars.com. Shareholders holding their shares on the NSE who do not indicate their currency of choice before 11 July 2022 will receive their dividends in Nigerian naira.

The closing date for the dividend currency election to the Company’s Registrars Coronation Registrars Limited in Nigeria is 11 July 2022.

Currency election forms can found on the website of the Company’s Registrar www.coronationregistrars.com or this direct link: https://coronationregistrars.com/currencyelection-form/
The following currency exchange rate will be applicable in the determination of the final dividend payment to any shareholders that qualify for and have elected to receive the final dividend payment:

Exchange Rate

1 USD = 419.50 Nigerian naira
1 USD = 0.8163 GB pounds

The exchange rate for the Nigerian naira or GB pounds amounts payable was determined by reference to the exchange rates applicable to the U.S. dollar available on 20 June 2022.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, Entrepreneur.com, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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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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