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Access Holdings Plc Secures SEC Approval For N351 Billion Rights Issue

Access Holdings Plc, one of Africa’s leading financial services groups has announced that it has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for commencement of its N351 billion Rights Issue (‘the Offer’).

Gatekeepers News reports that the group made the announcement through a statement released on Sunday in Lagos Nigeria.

This marks a significant milestone in the Group’s previously announced Capital Raising Programme, which aims to generate up to US$1.5 billion (One billion, five hundred million United States Dollars).

The Rights Issue is strategically structured to bolster Access Holdings’ financial position and support ongoing working capital needs. It will also provide funding for organic growth across its banking and non-banking subsidiaries.

The approved Rights Issue offers 17,772,612,811 ordinary shares of N0.50 each for N19.75 per share. The offer will be issued based on one (1) new ordinary share for every two (2) existing ordinary shares held as of Friday, 7 June 2024.

The lead issuing house for Access Holdings’ Right Issue is Chapel Hill Denham Advisory Limited, while Atlas Registrars Limited will serve as the Registrars to the Offer.

According to the statement, offer will open on Monday, July 8, 2024, and close on Wednesday, August 14, 2024.

The Rights Circular will be distributed to shareholders by Registrars to the Offer, Atlas Registrars Limited, while the application forms will also be available on the following websites:
1. www.theaccesscorporation.com
2. www.chapelhilldenham.com
3. www.coronationmb.com
4. www.atlasregistrars.com

The group further advised shareholders to contact their stockbrokers for more details about the Offer.

The statement added, “Access Holdings remains committed to its strategic vision of expanding its footprint and delivering exceptional value to all its stakeholders.”

“The successful execution of this Rights Issue will further solidify the Group’s position as a leading financial services provider in Africa and beyond.”

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