Oando Plc today, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, held its 42nd Annual General Meeting to pass resolutions on its 2018 Financial reports as well as other ordinary business.
Following the welcome address, the Chairman of the company, H.R.M. Oba M.A. Gbadebo, CFR, raised the resolution to receive and adopt the audited financial result of the company and the group for the financial year ending December 31st, 2018.
In his address and response to shareholders observations and inquiries by those present and streaming the event live, the Chief Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, commented on the financials and quarterlies pending release and publishing since 2018.
He stated that the publishing of three quarterly results in 2019 was underway but it was eventually suspended due to the fact that under the SEC regulations, quarterlies cannot be published in the absence of an audited base.
Furthermore, he assured that over the next six months, there would be rapid disclosure information as the company would be rounding up with the audit and release of the financials from 2019 to 2020, after which the company will be prepared and ready to be compliant by June of 2022 to provide 2021 financials as at when due.
In his comment, he stated that, upon the approval of “the 2019 financials, the quarterlies will be released immediately, the audits will be completed and the notice for the 2020 financials to be done will be published, so that the quarterlies for 2020 can be released.”
Other resolutions passed at the AGM include the re-election of directors, the election of members of the audit committee and the approval of non-executive directors’ remuneration.
Three (3) directors were re-elected by shareholders present and through proxy, including HRM Oba M.A. Gbadebo. The annual remuneration of the Chairman was fixed at N5 million, while for other non-executive directors, it was fixed at N4 million.
A resolution was also passed to give directors the mandate to authorize transactions with related parties and interested persons. In addition, Ernst and Young was re-appointed as auditors of the company.