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WEMA BANK REWARDS CUSTOMERS WITH N10,000,000 IN 5 FOR 5 PROMO SEASON 3 GRAND FINALE

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…N90,000,000 Cash Prize disbursed over the Season.

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most innovative bank and pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, has announced 124 winners in the Grand Finale of the third season of its reward initiative, the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo—bringing the winners for the season to a total of 1200. The Grand Finale held on May 31st, 2024, at the Wema Bank Head Office in Lagos.

Introduced in 2019, the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo is a revolutionary reward initiative established by Wema Bank with a set goal of rewarding the Bank’s active and loyal customers for their support of the brand and its products. Designed to maintain transparency and objectivity, the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo is executed through monthly raffle draws supervised by Top Regulatory Bodies and exclusive to the Bank’s actively transacting customers based on the minimum requirements for each season.

L-R: Divisional Head, Brands, People and Culture, Wema Bank, Ololade Ogungbenro; Head of Lagos office, Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission, Susie Onwuka;
Senior Legal Officer, Lagos State Lottery and Gaming Authority, Oyinkan Williams; Assistant director, National Lottery Regulatory Commission Lagos Zonal Office, Olusola Ogunbode and Divisional Head, Retail and SME, Wema Bank, Ayodele Olojede at the Wema 5 for 5 Promo Season 3 grand finale held in Lagos today…

The first two seasons of the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo saw a total of 1,177 Wema Bank customers receive a N63.3 million total cash prize and the just concluded Season 3 raised the bar exceptionally high.

Season 3 of the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo launched in July 2023 with a N90,000,000 cash prize for both Naira and Domiciliary (Dollar) Wema Bank Account holders across the country. Over a 10-month span, the 5 for 5 Promo Season 3 toured Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Uyo, UNILAG, Akure, Enugu, Benin, Osogbo and for the Grand Finale, Lagos. Each monthly draw disbursed a N9,000,000 cash prize excluding the 6th draw in Akure which disbursed N8,000,000, leaving a N1,000,000 deficit that was carried forward to the Grand Finale, bringing the Grand Finale cash prize to N10,000,000; 2 winners of N1,000,000 each, 12 Domiciliary Account winners of N250,000 each, 30 winners of N100,000 each and 80 winners of N25,000 each. In attendance at the Grand Finale of Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo Season 3 were Representatives of the Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), the Lagos State Lotteries Board and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), among other dignitaries.

Disclosing the Bank’s motivation for launching the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo, Tunde Mabawonku, Wema Bank’s Executive Director of Retail and Digital Business, referenced the Bank’s commitment to giving back to its customers and providing an exceptionally rewarding banking experience for them. “What you see today as an instrument of positive impact and transformation began with a vision set in 2019. Since becoming a National Bank, we had been on a success streak with the launch of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, our female-focused proposition, SARA by Wema, our USSD solution *945# and a host of others. What stood out for us is how receptive our customers have been through the years, supporting us, welcoming our solutions, and embracing each innovation with open arms. The success reflected in our numbers could not have been possible without the loyalty that we have enjoyed from our customers, so we set our sights on a greater vision—to go beyond the ‘usual’ in our promise of providing customers with a seamless and rewarding banking experience. This vision was brought to life when we launched the 5 for 5 Promo in 2019 and I take this moment to appreciate every person who has contributed to the success of the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo and joined us in bringing this vision to reality”.

Elucidating the profound impact generated by the 5 for 5 Promo, Ayodele Olojede, Wema Bank’s Divisional Head of Retail and SME, added, “I am honoured to have had the privilege of assuming office in the preliminary stages of Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo Season 3, witnessing first-hand the impact that we created in many lives, families, businesses and even careers across our diverse customer base throughout the season. We’ve had winners who were NYSC Corps Members, Business Owners, Corporate Employees, Parents, Students, and several other demographics from all over Nigeria and honestly, being here today at the Grand Finale leaves a bittersweet feeling. While the Grand Finale attests to the impactful journey that we have traversed through the past 10 months, it also marks the end of the Season. I am beyond proud of the transformative impact we have generated over the course of the 5 for 5 Promo Season 3 and the Bank is honoured by the privilege that our customers have given us to serve them. I thank every one of our customers for choosing Wema Bank. The rewards never end with us so keep using your Wema Bank account for all transactions. You have nothing to lose but have EVERYTHING to gain with Wema Bank”.

The Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo stands out for its inclusivity, diversity and positive impact, touching the lives of hundreds of Nigerians of different ages, social statuses, interests, qualifications and lifestyles. While the 3rd Season of the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo has officially come to a wrap, the footprints left by the remarkable initiative remain imprinted in the hearts and lives of all Wema Bank customers who have benefitted from the Wema Bank 5 for 5 Promo.

Wema Bank continues to offer a plethora of rewards for customers via its Deals & Discounts feature on the ALAT App, its social media platforms and a host of other avenues championed by the Bank.

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Fidelity Bank public offer, rights issue to open Thursday June 20

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Nigeria’s 6th largest bank, Fidelity Bank Plc will on Thursday, June 20, 2024 open its public offer and Rights Issue.

As part of this capital raising process, Fidelity Bank will same Thursday, June 20, 2024 at the NGX hold a Facts Behind the Offer presentation.

According to an article posted on the Businessday website and authored by Iheanyi Nwachukwu, 3.2 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each will be offered in the ratio of 1 new ordinary share for every 10 ordinary shares held as of 05 January 2024, at N9.25 per share under the Rights Issue,

For the public offer, 10 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each will be offered to the general investing public at N9.75 per share.

Stanbic IBTC Capital is the Lead Issuing House to the Combined Offer, whilst the Joint Issuing Houses include Iron Global Markets Limited, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Afrinvest Capital Limited, FSL Securities Limited, Futureview Financial Services Limited, Iroko Capital Market Advisory Limited, Kairos Capital Limited and Planet Capital Limited.

The acceptance and application lists for the rights issue and public offer which will open on Thursday, June 20 will close on Monday July 29, 2024.

The bank recently concluded all necessary arrangements to raise a total of up to N127.100billion by way of a rights issue to existing shareholders and a public offer (the combined offer).

The combined offer is a part of the bank’s strategy to increase its share capital base in compliance with the revised minimum capital requirements for Nigerian commercial banks introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on March 28, 2024.

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WEMA BANK concludes 1st tranche of Capital Raise Programme

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LAGOS, NIGERIA – 14th June 2024 – Wema Bank PLC (Bloomberg: WemaBank: NL) (“Wema” or “the Bank”) announces the allotment of its N40billion Rights issue programme.

-Raises N40billion through a Rights Issuance process.
-Part of its larger 2-year; N150billion Capital programme.
Rights fully subscribed.
-Expected to Commence concluding tranche of additional Capital in Q4, 2024.
-Corporate Ratings affirmed by Fitch at BBB & Upgraded by Agusto to BBB+

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s foremost innovative bank and pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank, ALAT, has successfully concluded the first tranche of its recapitalisation exercise having secured all relevant regulatory approvals for the allotment of its N40bn Rights Issue which was initiated in December 2023.

In view of macroeconomic conditions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in March 2024, launched a recapitalisation programme requiring commercial banks to raise fresh capital in alignment with the minimum requirement for their respective banking licenses, within a 24-month timeline spanning April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2026. The goal of this recapitalisation programme is to simultaneously boost the Nigerian economy and strengthen the Nigerian financial services industry.

As a forward-thinking and pioneering bank, Wema Bank in December 2023 launched a N40bn Rights issue which has now been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). With this remarkable development, Wema Bank has now successfully raised the 1st tranche of its plan in the minimum requirement laid down by the CBN.

In a statement made to the public by the Bank, Moruf Oseni, Wema Bank’s Managing Director and CEO, iterated the Bank’s resolve in retaining its Commercial Banking license with National Authorisation, adding that the N40bn Rights Issue is a step in that direction. “We are delighted to announce the conclusion of the 1st tranche of our Capital Raise Programme, after obtaining the relevant approvals of all regulatory authorities. Our move to commence our Capital Raise Programme very early demonstrates our push for excellence and with a strong emphasis on our digital play, we are set to amass more successes in the coming months.”

“We were impressed by the vote of confidence given by our shareholders during the 1st Rights Issue exercise as our shares were fully subscribed. In addition, we obtained the approval of shareholders at our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to raise an additional N150billion to meet the capitalisation threshold set by the CBN. The process is expected to be completed within 12-18 months. We are committed to providing optimum returns for every stakeholder and the successful conclusion of this N40bn Rights Issue is a bold step in the right direction.”

In addition to the upward trend in the Bank’s financial performance and the success recorded so far in its recapitalisation exercise, Wema Bank’s corporate rating was recently upgraded to BBB+ by Pan African credit rating agency, Agusto and Co, and retained at BBB by international rating agency, Fitch. Over the medium to long term, Wema Bank is positioned to not only dominate the digital Banking space but also the Nigerian financial services industry at large as it translates its industry leadership to significant market share.

Wema Bank is a leading financial services entity with banking operations across Nigeria, its leadership position in the digital banking space speaks to its aspirations to liberate Nigerian businesses and entrepreneurs by making digital platforms widely available.

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Fidelity Bank records largest single-day turnover volume of over 600 million shares.

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Fidelity Bank was by far the most traded stock in the NGX on Monday, 10 June 2024, with a turnover volume of about 605.257 million shares, even as the stock gained 6.52% to close at N9.80.

Since announcing its public offer and rights issue program, the bank’s stock has seen significant market activity. For the week ending June 7, 2024, it emerged as the top-traded stock, with a turnover volume of 229.613 million shares.

After Fidelity Bank, Access Holdings recorded the highest turnover volume in the market with 93.067 million shares. It was followed by UBA, which recorded a 2.86% gain and a turnover volume of 58.726 million shares.

Nigerian Breweries which posted a 2.38% posted a turnover volume of 45.256 million shares, and Zenith Bank with a 4.66% gain posted a turnover volume of 16.079 million shares.

In terms of turnover value, Fidelity Bank posted a N6.025 billion turnover value, while Access Holdings posted a turnover value of N1.744 billion. Nigerian Breweries recorded N1.27 billion, UBA – N1.26 billion, and Stanbic IBTC posted a turnover value of N572.92 million with a 0.57% gain.

For stocks worth over one trillion, trading sentiment was quite positive, however, eight out of the ten stocks were left unchanged. GTCO Holdings posted a 0.13% and Zenith Bank posted a 4.66% gain.

Other members of the category, Airtel Africa, BUA Cement, BUA Foods, MTN Nigeria, Geregu Power, Transcorp Power, Seplat Energy, and Dangote Cement posted no price changes.

The top-tier banking stocks recorded gains all-round, as UBA, GTCO, Access Holdings, and Zenith Bank posted 2.86%, 0.13%, 9.86%, and 4.66% gains respectively. However, FBNH recorded no price change.

The FUGAZ stocks recorded a turnover volume of 181.488 million shares.

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