Stanbic Ibtc Holdings Plc (parent company of Stanbic Ibtc bank) has released a press statement in response to reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has fined the bank for an illegal certificate of capital importation issued to MTN.
Here is the statement.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC (a member of Standard Bank Group) has been informed by its banking subsidiary – Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (the “Bank”) that penalties have been imposed on the Bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pursuant to a review of transactions relating to the remittance of foreign exchange on the basis of certain “irregular” capital importation certificates issued to MTN Nigeria Communications Limited.
The Bank is holding further engagements with the CBN, in relation to the issues it has raised. Please be assured that the above does not impact on your ability to continue to conduct your various business and corporate transactions with Stanbic IBTC Holdings or any of its subsidiaries, including the Bank.
Stanbic Ibtc closed at N48.50 in yesterday’s trading session on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), down 2.02%