Ashakacem completes tender offer to minority shareholders
The board of Ashakacem Plc has announced the successful completion of its mandatory tender offer to minority shareholders, as majority of the shareholders accepted the offer and converted their Ashakacem Plc shares to Lafarge Africa Plc’s shares.
Through this process, the shareholders will tap into the value proposition provided by the benefit of the transaction.
Lafarge Africa Plc considers this successful transaction, which has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a significant milestone for all shareholders, within the context of very strong Lafarge Africa Plc operations, providing innovative and market leading building solutions.
Sequel to this successful transaction, the company also announced changes to its board composition following notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Under the new structure, Alhaji Suleiman Yahyah succeeds Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga as Chairman of the company.
Commenting on the completion of the transaction, the outgoing, Kwairanga stated that ‘’with this milestone transaction, it is with a strong sense of accomplishment with the support of the board and key stakeholders that l wish to move on to a new responsibility within the Lafarge Group and continue to support group objectives, including its ambitious development plan.
I seize the opportunity to wish the new board led by Chairman, Alhaji Suleiman Yahyah and the other board members continuous success in their endeavours and l want to thank one more time my fellow colleagues on the Board for their unabated support.’’
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