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Shareholders commend Sterling Bank’s improved performance

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Shareholders of Sterling Bank Plc have commended the board and management for its resilience, improved financial performance and returns on investment in 2020 despite the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global and local economy.

They also approved resolutions for the declaration of a dividend of five kobo per share, the election of directors, remuneration of auditors and the election of shareholders’ representatives on the statutory audit committee.

The shareholders gave the commendation and approved recommendations at the 59th yearly general meeting of the bank held by proxy in Lagos and streamed live across digital platforms.

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The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) had approved attendance at the AGM to be by proxy only due to restriction on large gatherings to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Commenting on the bank’s performance, President of Nigeria Solidarity Shareholders Association (NSSA), Matthew Akinlade, commended the bank for consistently improving on its earnings per share in the last five years.

In her comments, the National Coordinator of Pragmatic Shareholders Association, Bisi Bakare, congratulated the bank for another successful year. She applauded the board and management for the significant growth in total assets and deposit base, improved retained earnings, increased profit before tax and reduced operating costs/non-performing loans.

Addressing shareholders at the meeting, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Asue Ighodalo, said the bank focused on the continued strategic development of its core pillars – digitisation, agility and specialisation – in a challenging year.

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