MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has confirmed it has received approval to proceed with listing on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Okay Nigeria understands this in a statement made available by the company’s senior manager, external relations, Funso Aina, disclosing that the listing will proceed on Thursday, May 16th, 2019.
The statement read:
“The listing by introduction means that the shares of existing MTN Nigeria shareholders will be listed without an additional public sale of shares. From this point, all MTN Nigeria shareholders will be free to trade their shares on the NSE.”
Commenting on the announcement, Ferdi Moolman, CEO of MTN Nigeria said “It gives me great pleasure to confirm that the official listing via introduction of MTN’s shares on the NSE will take place on Thursday May 16.
“We appreciate the continued support afforded us by the government, regulators and people of this great nation. In particular, I would like to thank the staff and management of MTN Nigeria who worked tirelessly to make this day possible. This is just the beginning, we still intend to pursue a future Public Offer giving more Nigerians greater access to the MTN opportunity.”
MTN Group CFO, Ralph Mupita said “As MTN Group we are very pleased that we are taking this first and important step towards increasing the local ownership of the company, and building the equity capital markets in Nigeria.”