The Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (‘NGX Group’) has received approval from Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX or The Exchange) to list its shares on the main board of NGX on Friday, October 15, 2021.
By the listing rules, NGX Group will list its shares by Introduction with 1,964,115,918 shares admitted to trading under the ticker, NGX Group.
Consequently, the register of members of the company shall remain closed until Thursday, 14 October 2021 to complete the update of the register of members. It will be opened on Friday, 15 October 2021 when trading is scheduled to commence.
Speaking on the listing approval, the Group Chairman, NGX Group, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, said: “We are delighted to move ahead with the Listing by Introduction of NGX Group on the Main Board of NGX at this pivotal moment in the evolution of NGX Group.
“ I must commend the professional advisers to this transaction for the dedication and strict adherence to global best practices that has brought us to this milestone event.
“The listing will bring significant benefits to The Group’s stakeholders and should enable The Group to enhance its strategic flexibility by creating new financing opportunities and partnership possibilities, while diversifying its shareholder base”, Ogunbanjo added.
In his remarks, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (NGX Group), Mr. Oscar Onyema, said: “We are particularly excited about the planned listing because The Exchange’s platform will position us to provide liquidity to The Group’s members.
“In turn, NGX Group will have access to the widest range of new investors within the Nigerian investing public as well as international institutions thereby reinforcing The Group’s presence in international capital markets and delivering value to its long-term shareholders.
“In our new status as a listed company, we will maintain our key strategic focus geared at leveraging organic and inorganic growth opportunities for expansion of our business across relevant categories”, the investment expert added
According to official documents sourced by our correspondent, the Stockbrokers to the listing of NGX Group are Chapel Hill Denham Securities Limited and RMB Nigeria Stockbrokers Limited while the Financial Advisers are Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited and Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited. Aluko and Oyebode acted as the group’s Legal Adviser.
The documents also indicated that interested investors can purchase the NGX Group shares through Trading License Holders on NGX.