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NGX Holds 63rd AGM, Shareholders Approve Key Resolutions

The Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), a leading integrated market infrastructure group in Africa, convened its 63rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Nigerian Exchange Group House in Lagos.

During the gathering, the Group concluded on ordinary and special business matters, while also unveiling plans to embark on a comprehensive digital transformation strategy to expand its business operations in line with its overarching strategy.

The meeting’s agenda, approved by the Board of Directors, included the declaration of a final dividend, ratifying the appointment of Temi Popoola as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NGX Group, presenting financial statements to shareholders, re-electing non-executive directors retiring by rotation, authorising, and disclosing remuneration, among other undertakings.

Notably, NGX Group, subject to regulatory approval, discussed its authorisation on a rights issue to raise capital of up to N10 billion with a subjoined resolution to increase its share capital to sufficiently accommodate the rights issue. All resolutions were approved by shareholders just as appointment and reelections of directors were ratified.

Following substantial authorisation across its agenda, NGX Group introduced plans to propel the markets with a digital transformation journey that includes an online platform for public offers and deep investments in its technology stack amongst others. The platform will provide a smarter and efficient way for Issuers to raise capital and enhances the subscription process and operational workflow of POs in the capital market including initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues and other public offers.

Commenting on the development, the Group Chairman, NGX Group, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Kwairanga said: “I am particularly grateful to our shareholders for their assent to the critical business we conducted today. As the Board oversees the strategic direction and gives management the necessary support and guidance, we believe that the coming year will be a better one in terms of value created for our shareholders. NGX Group is positioned to capitalize on opportunities amid the positive and forward-looking reforms by the government and our stakeholders should rest assured we will deliver excellently.”

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NGX Group, Mr. Temi Popoola, said: “As we complete our 63rd AGM, I extend my sincere gratitude to our shareholders, customers, employees, regulators, and directors for their steadfast support. In a year that underscored NGX Group’s strategic agility and operational excellence, we witnessed growth stemming from our dynamic revenue streams. We are optimistic and well-positioned to forge a future marked by success, resilience, and prosperity.

Addressing the digital transformation agenda, Popoola stated, “The future of our business and the capital markets hinges on technology. That is why we are driving this digital transformation journey across our subsidiaries through the Group. NGX Group’s digital transformation will democratize access to public issuances for every Nigerian with a mobile phone, supporting capital-raising efforts for companies. Additionally, we aim to commercialise our technology solutions and expand our footprint across Africa.”


About NGX

Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc is a leading integrated market infrastructure group in Africa. It services the largest economy in Africa and commits to strengthening the competitiveness of African economies to achieve global prosperity. As a key player in the continent’s financial markets, NGX Group takes an active role in shaping the future of the markets through its investment in business innovation and technology.

NGX Group provides a wide range of services including listing and trading securities, licensing, market data solutions, ancillary technology, regulation, real estate, and more through its wholly-owned subsidiaries – NGX Exchange, NGX REGCO, and NGX RELCO. The Group is also invested in the financial infrastructure space with investments in NG Clearing Limited, Central Securities and Clearing Systems (CSCS) and OTC platforms.

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