Transcorp Hotels seeks approval to list additional shares


Transcorp Hotels Plc has submitted an application to the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the approval and listing of a rights issue of 2.66 billion ordinary shares.

In a notice to its shareholders obtained from the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the company said it would be offering by way of rights 2,659,574,468 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at N3.76 per share, on the basis of seven new ordinary shares for every 20 ordinary shares held.

It said, “This is pursuant to the approval received from the company’s shareholders at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting held on June 29, 2020.

“Applications for approval of the rights issue have now been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and the qualification date for the rights issue was July 13, 2020 (in line with extant regulations).

“The company expects the issue to open and close within the month of August 2020, however, the exact dates shall be determined by the timing of regulatory approvals.”

Shareholders of Transcorp Hotels had recently unanimously authorised the Board of Directors to raise N10bn in its proposed rights issue to fortify its balance sheet.

The approval was given at the Extraordinary General Meeting of the company.

The shares will be issued from the authorised share capital of the company which is currently at N7.5bn, and the resultant issued and fully paid-up share capital will be N5,129,989,184.

The Chairman of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr Emmanuel Nnorom, said, ‘”This approval and endorsement of shareholders empowers the board and management to look to the future with confidence despite the current harsh operating environment.”