MTN to list shares on NSE next year

MTN to list shares on NSE next year
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MTN Nigeria said on Thursday that it will list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2017 as part of a settlement arrangement it reached with the Nigerian government, the Scoop reported.

“The Board of Directors has resolved to proceed with preparations for a listing of MTN Nigeria on the NSE as soon as commercially and legally possible, and has established a management task team with the responsibility to guide the company towards a listing,” said Funso Aina, the company’s public relations and protocol manager, in a statement.

“At present, MTN Nigeria is targeting that the listing takes place during 2017, subject to suitable market conditions.”

‎The telecoms firm said it had appointed Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited (together with its affiliates, The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Standard Advisory London Limited) (collectively “Stanbic”) and Citigroup Global Markets Limited (‘Citi’) as Joint Transaction Advisors and Joint Global Coordinators, with Stanbic acting as Lead Issuing House.

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It added, “A full syndicate including Nigerian receiving agents, Nigerian receiving banks and other advisers would be appointed in due course, as appropriate.

“The proposed listing would be subject to suitable market circumstances and conditions and the appropriate approvals from relevant regulators and other stakeholders.”



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