Investogist reported on Monday 21 December, 2021, the commencement of the Tranche I share buyback, wherein 85.20 million fully paid up ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each, representing 0.5% of the entire current issued shares was bought back.
Tranche II of the buyback programme will be executed under the approval granted by the Company’s
shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of DCP, which was held on 26 May 2021, within the framework provided under Rule 398 (3)(xiv) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Rules and Regulations (as applicable) and in accordance with Rule 13.18 of the Rulebook of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (“NGX”).
Based on the aforementioned shareholders’ approval, the number of shares to be repurchased under the Share Buy-Back Programme will not exceed 10% of DCP’s issued capital.
Relevant details of Tranche I of the share buy-back are as below;
- Tranche Number: Tranche II
- Current Issued Shares: 17,040,507,404 fully paid up ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each
- Tranche Size: Up to 170,003,074 fully paid-up ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each, representing 1% of the currently issued shares, less treasury shares
- Commencement Date: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
- Completion Date: Thursday, 20 January, 2022, or when the entire Tranche Size has been purchased; whichever is earlier
- Duration: Tow (2) trading days
- Mode/Exchange: Open Market/Nigerian Stock Exchange
- Stockbrokers: Meristem Stockbrokers Limited and Vetiva Securities Limited
Through its appointed Stockbrokers, the Company will, at its discretion, purchase DCP’s shares in the open market over the duration of Tranche II, subject to prevailing market conditions and under the current daily trading rules of the NGX.
DCP would however not be under any obligation whatsoever to purchase any or all of the DCP shares put on offer over the duration of Tranche II. The shares being repurchased by the Company under the Share Buy-Back Programme will be held as treasury shares and may subsequently be cancelled. Execution of this Tranche II is not expected to have any material impact on the Company’s financial position.
Dangote Cement shareholders seeking to participate in Tranche II of the Share Buyback Programme are hereby advised to contact their stockbrokers or any other independent professional adviser registered as a capital market operator by the SEC for further guidance on the submission of trades on the NGX’s trading platform. DCP
will provide weekly updates on the progress of Tranche II of the Programme on its website over the duration of this tranche.
The Company will continue to monitor the evolving business environment and market conditions in making decisions on further tranches of the Share Buy-Back Programme. Shareholders and investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of Dangote Cement until the completion of Tranche II of the Share BuyBack Programme. An announcement will be published upon completion of Tranche II of the Programme.
At the end of Tranche I of the buyback programme, 40,200,000 shares were bought and currently held as Treasury Shares. These shares are included in the reported “Current Issued Shares”.