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Sterling Bank Plc Relists As Sterling Financial Holdings On NGX

 

Sterling Bank Plc on Thursday disclosed that it has completed a significant milestone in its ongoing transformation to a financial holdings company with the delisting, transfer, and relisting of all shares to the Sterling Financial Holdings Company on the floor of the  Nigerian  Exchange Limited (NGX).

The relisting signifies another major development in the ongoing transition, as unanimously approved by its shareholders.

NewsBeatng reports that under the Scheme of Arrangement, Sterling Bank’s issued and paid-up share capital,  valued at 28.8 billion outstanding shares, will be passed to the holding company in exchange for the allotment of the same units to shareholders.

The move, as ratified by the Nigerian Exchange, follows an approval-in-principle for  Sterling to convert to a non-operating financial holding company as granted by the  Central Bank of Nigeria and is expected to enable Sterling to continue to diversify its  investment portfolio and expand its presence in the financial markets.

The relisting also represents a strategic move for Sterling as it continues to build  momentum and position itself for long-term success. Upon the completion of the transition, the Sterling Financial Holdings Company will commence operations with two banking subsidiaries; Sterling Bank, which will operate as a conventional commercial bank; and The Alternative Bank Limited, which will operate as a non-interest bank.

Commenting on the development, Sterling Bank Chair, Asue Ighodalo stated: “We are  excited to embark on this journey as we seek to continue to provide the best services and product offerings to our customers, while continuing to create and deliver even   more sustainable value for our shareholders.”

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