PR. 208/2011 TBL-THE GAMBIA BONUS SHARES AND CLOSURE OF REGISTER
TBL has announced that at the Company’s 13th Annual General Meeting held on May 4, 2011, a resolution was passed for a bonus share issue in the ratio of 2.33 new shares for every 1share held.
The qualifying date for the bonus shares is Wednesday, August 24, 2011. All persons in the Register of TBL as at the close of business on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 will receive 2.33 new shares for every 1 existing share held on that date.
Closure of Register
The Register of Shareholders will be closed from Thursday, August 25, 2011 to Friday, August 26, 2011 (both dates inclusive).
The ex-bonus date is Monday, August 22, 2011. An investor buying TBL shares before this date will be entitled to the bonus shares. Any investor buying TBL shares on or after this date will not be entitled to the bonus shares.
Transfer from Income Surplus
An amount of D50 million (Fifty million Dalasi) is to be transferred from Income Surplus to Stated Capital.
Electronic (book entry) certification
In line with the Exchange’s decision not to allow new or additional listings in paper certificates, all shareholders of TBL are advised, as a matter of urgency, to open securities accounts with the GSE Securities Depository (GSD) at the office of any of the Licensed Dealing Members (Stockbrokers) of the Ghana Stock Exchange. In opening a securities account, a shareholder is required to have a passport picture and an identification card (Voters ID card or National Health Insurance Card or Passport or Drivers’ Licence).
Shareholders are also advised that at the same time that they open a securities account, they can deposit any share certificate that they hold. In so doing, they should carry along with them the share certificate, or in its absence, the transfer or balance receipt, etc.
For further information, contact the Ghana Stock Exchange, the GSE Securities Depository or Databank Brokerage Limited
Issued in Accra, this 28th
day of July, 2011