Wema Bank to Pay N3.9 Billion in Dividend for the 2022 FYE
Wema Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s tier II banks, has announced a final dividend of 30 kobo for the financial year ending December 31, 2022.
This translated to N3.8 billion going by Wema Bank’s issued shares of 12,858,155,360.00.
In a statement signed by Johnson Lebile, Company Secretary, the bank said dividend payment is subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
The Register of Shareholders will be closed on May 10, 2023 to May 16, 2023 while dividends will be paid electronically to shareholders on May 24, 2023.
However, only shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at May 9, 2023 and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their bank accounts will be paid.
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 Registrar’s website: http://www.gtlregistrars.com, complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective banks.
Shareholders with dividend warrants and share certificates that have remained unclaimed or are yet to be presented for payment or returned for validation are advised to complete the e-dividend registration or contact the Registrar.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC Delights Shareholders with Generous Dividend Declaration
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a leading financial institution in Nigeria and Africa, has approved N2 per ordinary share of 50 kobo for its shareholders at the just concluded 11th Annual General Meeting.
The financial institution made the announcement after a unanimous approval of the dividend recommendation by the Board of Directors.
Shareholders present at the meeting, held at the Orchid & Lantana Halls in EKO Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, expressed their satisfaction and gratitude for the company’s commitment to rewarding their trust and loyalty.
The declared dividend of Two Naira per share will be payable on Friday, May 26, 2023. Shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Shareholders as of the close of business on Monday, April 3, 2023, will be eligible to receive this rewarding payout.
Mrs. Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, expressed her satisfaction with the outcome of the Annual General Meeting and emphasized the company’s commitment to creating value for shareholders.
She said, “We are pleased to declare a generous dividend, reflecting our strong financial position and confidence in our business model. This dividend declaration is a testament to the trust our shareholders have placed in us, and we remain committed to delivering sustainable growth and attractive returns.”
The dividend declaration also reflects Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC’s confidence in its future prospects. By rewarding its shareholders, the company seeks to further strengthen the bond with its investor community and attract more investors who recognize its commitment to long-term value creation.
Seplat Energy Announces Interim Dividend Payment and Currency Options for Shareholders
Seplat Energy Plc, a prominent Nigerian energy company listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and London Stock Exchange (LSE), has declared an interim dividend of US3 cents (United States Three Cents) per Ordinary Share.
This dividend will be paid to Seplat’s shareholders whose names are registered as of the close of business on May 18, 2023.
To facilitate the dividend payment process, Seplat’s Registrar, Datamax Registrars Limited, will be closing the Register of Shareholders on May 19, 2023. This closure is necessary to prepare for the distribution of the interim dividend.
For shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Exchange Limited without a valid Nigerian Certificate for Capital Importation (CCI), the dividend will be paid in Naira as the default currency. Shareholders with a valid CCI can expect their dividend in US dollars as the default currency, but they also have the option to receive the entire payment in Naira. However, partial elections are not allowed, and evidence of the CCI must be provided to Datamax Registrars Limited.
Shareholders holding their shares through depository interests on the London Stock Exchange will receive their dividend in US dollars by default. Nonetheless, these shareholders also have the alternative to receive the full payment in pounds sterling. Similar to the previous case, partial elections are not permissible.
To exercise the dividend currency option, shareholders must notify the Company’s Registrars by June 2, 2023. Failure to make an election will result in the dividend being paid in the default currency. The election form will be sent to relevant shareholders and can also be accessed on Seplat’s website.
The exchange rate for the Naira or Pounds Sterling amounts payable will be determined based on the relevant exchange rates applicable to the US dollar on May 17, 2023. This information will be communicated by the Company on May 18, 2023.
The payment date for the interim dividend is scheduled for around June 16, 2023. Shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as of May 18, 2023, and who have completed the e-dividend registration, will receive the payment electronically into their bank accounts.
Seplat advises shareholders who have yet to complete the e-dividend registration to download the Registrar’s E-Dividend Mandate Activation Form from the company’s website or http://www.datamaxregistrars.com/images/forms/seplate_e-mandate%20form.pdf. The form should be completed and submitted to the Registrar or the respective banks. Shareholders with shares through depositary interests on the LSE should provide their account details to Computershare, the Company’s UK depositary.
Seplat Energy continues its commitment to providing value to its shareholders through consistent dividend payments and efficient dividend administration processes.
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Approves N82.4 Billion Dividend Payout for 2022
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc has received approval from its shareholders for the audited financial statement of the bank for the year ended December 31, 2022.
The approval was granted during the institution’s second annual general meeting held on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Shareholders have given their consent to the management’s decision to distribute a final dividend of N82.407 billion based on the company’s profit after tax for the reviewed period.
To accomplish this, the bank will pay N2.80k per 50 kobo ordinary share, resulting in a total dividend of N3.10 for the year and N91.2 billion in total payment for the year.
The dividend payment is subject to appropriate withholding tax deductions and will be exclusively disbursed to shareholders listed on the company’s register of members as of the close of business on May 1, 2023.
In its 2022 financial year, Guaranty Trust Holdings Company (GTCO) reported a profit before tax of N214.2 billion, indicating a 3.3% decrease from the N221.5 billion recorded in the previous year, ending in December 2021.
Despite the challenges faced, the group’s balance sheet has remained robust, with total assets and shareholders’ funds closing at N6.45 trillion and N931.1 billion, respectively. The Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) has also remained strong, closing at 24.1%.
Speaking to shareholders, the Chairman of GTCO, Mr Hezekiah Oyinlola, said. “As I reflect on 2022, I recall the challenges we faced at every turn and the prospects that became significant milestones in our journey towards creating a robust yet agile institution.
“As we look across our burgeoning GTCO universe, we take pride in the concrete outcomes of our diligent efforts and unyielding dedication towards expanding our influence and strengthening our position as a leading provider of financial services in Africa.
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