United Capital shareholders to receive N4.2bn dividend payout


Shareholders of United Capital Plc, now have cause to smile as they  would be receiving a dividend of 70 kobo per share, totaling N4.2 billion for the year 2020.

This came after the shareholders had approved the proposed dividend and commended the company for its transparency in the published financial statements.

They had also lauded its adherence to legal and ethical requirements as corroborated by the company’s auditors who were also present at the Tuesday Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held in Lagos.

The shareholders also approved the appointment of two new Independent Non-Executive Directors; Mr Titus Oladipupo Fatokun and Hajiya Sutura Aisha Bello as Directors of the Company.

While presenting the company’s financial performance for 2020, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Chika Mordi, said that despite the macroeconomic pressure, United Capital Plc performed well as its total revenue was up 50 per cent year-on year to N12.87 billion in 2020, from N8.59 billion earned in 2019.

“Profit Before Tax (PBT) grew to N7.95billion in 2020, up by 61 per cent from N4.95billion in 2019, signifying solid growth in the overall profitability of the Group.

“The Group’s Return on Average Equity for the 2020 financial year stood at 35 per cent, one of the highest among listed financial services institutions, highlighting strong value creation for our shareholders”, he said.

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