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Guinea Insurance gets regulator approval for 1.8 billion shares issuance

Guinea Insurance gets regulator approval for 1.8 billion shares issuance

Guinea Insurance Plc has said it has got regulatory approval to issue 1.8 billion units of ordinary shares at 50 kobo per share in a private placement.

 This was disclosed in a statement issued by the insurance company on the capital-raising effort.

 Part of the statement read, “The company had gained the unanimous approval of the industry regulators, including the National Insurance Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Nigerian Exchange Group, for its completion board meeting and private placement initiative. This initiative involved the issuance of 1,802,800,000 ordinary shares at 50 Kobo per share.”

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 The Chief Executive Officer of Guinea Insurance Plc, Ademola Abidogun, speaking on the development, spoke on the crucial significance of the private placement initiative in harnessing emerging opportunities and enhancing value for all stakeholders.

 He noted that the initiative was consistent with the company’s proactive approach to securing future growth, increasing market share and dedication to maximising returns for investors and partners.

 Abidogun said, “Guinea Insurance Plc is fully prepared to make the most of this opportunity to further fortify our market position, enhance customer experience, and open doors to even greater possibilities.

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“Our resolute commitment to success and the results of it can be seen from the company’s performance in Q2 of 2023. The company made remarkable financial advancements in the quarter, highlighted by substantial increases in key performance metrics. Remarkable boosts were seen in insurance contract revenue (36.54 per cent), insurance service result (57 per cent), and net investment income (44.51 per cent).

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“The transformation of profit/(loss) before and after income tax was especially striking, showing an impressive turnaround from loss to profit by 132.2 per cent and 125.96 per cent, respectively. These positive outcomes were largely driven by effective cost-saving strategies and enhancements in operational efficiency that in turn, accentuated the company’s impressive resurgence and its resolute drive to establish itself as the preferred insurance provider.”

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