The Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced the inauguration of a five-man claims review panel in preparation for the Exchange’s imminent demutualisation.
The disclosure was made by the NSE (The Exchange) through a verified post on their website, seen by Nairametrics.
The formation of the panel is pursuant to the provisions of the Demutualization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Act 2018.
The experts appointed into the panel are; Mr. George Etomi (Chairman); Mr. Seni Adio, SAN; Mr. Abatcha Bulama; Dr. Paul Anababa, SAN and Prince Aghatise Erediauwa.
What this means
According to the notice, the Panel will help in dispute resolution by independently reviewing and determining Claims made by individuals or corporate bodies in respect of any rights to the shares of the demutualised Exchange.
In addition, the Panel will perform an adjudicatory role by acting in an appellate capacity for dissatisfied claimants who objects any decision of the National Council of the Exchange on a claim pre-demutualization or the Board of Directors of the HoldCo after the demutualization process.
What you should know
- Demutualization is the process by which an exchange is converted from a company owned by members or brokers, to one in which members of the public can buy shares.
- Nairametrics learnt that the panel was inaugurated on the 21st of December, 2020.
- As part of the demutualisation process, The Exchange (which is currently a company limited by guarantee) would be converted into and re-registered as a public company limited by shares.
- In lieu of this, current Members of The Exchange will be allocated shares in the HoldCo.
- The Group will have three operating subsidiaries – Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), the operating exchange; NGX Regulation Limited (NGX REGCO), the independent regulatory arm; and NGX Real Estate Limited (NGX RELCO), the real estate company – forming the group.
- In line with the demutualization agenda, Nairametrics earlier reported the appointment of Oscar Onyema as the new Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, and the appointment of Temi Popoola and Tinuade Awe as CEOs of Nigerian Exchange limited and NGX Regulation limited respectively.
Efforts to demutualize the Nigerian Stock Exchange have been a long-standing one.
- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2015 issued the Exposure draft rules on demutualization of exchanges in Nigeria.
- The same year, the Nigerian Stock Exchange appointed a consortium of Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) and Chapel Hill Denham (CHD) as financial advisers to facilitate the proposed demutualization.
- In 2018, the House of Representatives passed a bill that amended the laws that established the NSE. This is sequel to a similar action by the senate, all in a bid to hit the ground running for the take-off of the demutualization process.
Flour Mills Nigeria gain N28 billion on NSE in 10 trading days
Flour mills gained N28 billion on the Nigeria Stock Exchange in just ten trading sessions, as the share price rose by 26.15%.
Shares of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s leading food business company, have gained N28 billion on the Nigeria Stock Exchange, in just 10 trading days this year.
After a preview of the performance of the shares of Flour Mills, Nairametrics discovered its shares increased by 26.15% within the review period.
The increase witnessed in the company’s share price was triggered by renewed buying interests among investors for the shares of Flour Mills, on the back of its robust fundamental strength, and the impressive financial results the food and agro-allied company delivered in 2020.
Checks by Nairametrics also revealed that the company has gained N27,882,581,314.00 on the NSE so far this year. This is logical as the buying interest in the shares of the company saw the market capitalization increase from N106.61billion on the 4 January 2021, to N134.49billion at the close of trade on the exchange today.
What you should know
- The impressive valuation and the current price of the company, which some investors see as under priced given the solid fundamental strength of the company, spiked buying interest in its shares.
- Former GMD of Flour Mills, Paul Miyonmide and the Vice-Chairman of the Company, Chief Emmanuel Ukpabi, acquired additional shares of the company worth millions of naira since the company released its Q2 Financial Report on 27 October 2020.
Access Bank shares gain N44.4 billion in first 10 days of trading
Market capitalization moved from N300.36 billion as at the 4th of January, 2021 to N346.57 billion.
The shares of Access Bank Nigeria Plc have gained N44.4 billion since the commencement of trading at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market on the 4th of January 2021 – 10 days of transaction.
This was uncovered by Nairametrics after tracking the performance of the shares of the bank on the floor of the NSE.
This is sequel to efforts by the group to further expand its territory and consolidate on its growth potentials, evident by its obtaining of regulatory approval to operate as a holding company and completion of the Cavmont Bank Limited deal, as reported by Nairametrics.
Nairametrics learnt that a combination of impressive financial performance by the group, evident by its 9M 2020 results, and the increased buying interest in its shares, all contributed to the upward movement of the bank’s market capitalization, from N300.36 billion to N344.79 billion, indicating a gain of 14.8% in the review period.
What you should know
- Access Bank Plc had earlier reported a Profit After Tax of N102.3 billion for 9M 2020, up by 15.7%
- At the time of this report, Access Bank Plc shares traded at N9.7, compared to an opening price of N8.45, indicating an increase of 14.8%.
- The outstanding shares of the firm currently stand at 35,545,225,622 units.
MTN, NB keep Nigerian stocks up, investors gain N112 billion
UACN (+10.00%) led the gainer’s chart today, while ARDOVA (9.84%) was the top loser.
Nigerian bourse extended its positive rally at Friday’s trading session, appreciating further by N112 billion, amid increased buying interest. Specifically, the market capitalization inched higher by 0.52% to close at N21.530 trillion from N21.418 trillion on Thursday.
In the same vein, the All-Share Index garnered 0.52% to close at 41,176.14 compared with 40,963.14 on Thursday.
Consequently, the market breadth remained positive with 42 gainers relative to 12 losers. UACN (+10.00%) led the gainer’s chart today, while ARDOVA (9.84%) was the top loser.
- Also, the total volume of shares transacted improved with an exchange of 666.60 million shares worth N6.39 billion in 6,980 deals.
- JAPAULGOLD was the most traded shares by volume with 115.8million units, while GUARANTY and ACCESS topped by value at N1.27b and N461 respectively.
- UACN up 10.00% to close at N8.25
- FLOURMILL up 9.33% to close at N32.8
- NB up 3.36% to close at N60
- PRESCO up 2.78% to close at N74
- MTNN up 1.19% to close at N170
- ARDOVA down 9.84% to close at N19.7
- MAYBAKER down 5.71% to close at N3.63
- STERLNBANK down 1.96% to close at N2
- ZENITHBANK down 0.38% to close at N26.3
- UNILEVER down 0.37% to close at N13.45
Nigerian Stocks ended the trading session on an impressive note.
- The uptrend was driven by price appreciation in large capitalized stocks among which are; UACN, Flourmill, MTN Nigeria Communications, NB and PRESCO.
- Nairametrics, however, envisages cautious buying as the COVID-19 crisis seems to be getting out of hand in Nigeria’s key international markets that include Western Europe and the United States.