Core investor acquires Wema 75% stake in GNI

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Wema Bank Plc has secured approval of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to sell its 75 per cent majority equity stake in Great Nigeria Insurance (GNI) Plc to Insurance Resourcery and Consultancy Services Limited.

Finding shows that authorities at the NSE, where both Wema Bank and GNI are listed, have approved the divestment. Under the transaction, a block divestment of 2.87 billion ordinary shares of GNI currently held by Wema Asset Management would be transferred to Insurance Resourcery and Consultancy Services, a relatively unknown firm.

The divestment is valued at N1.44 billion at current market value of GNI, which currently has total paid up capital of 3.827 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each with a market capitalisation of N1.91 billion. GNI is trading at its nominal value of 50 kobo per share.

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