Sterling Bank shareholders approve Holdco structure

Shareholders of Sterling Bank Plc unanimously voted in favour of the creation of a new non-operating holding company (HoldCo) to hold the shares in its commercial banking operation as well as the shares of a newly incorporated subsidiary, The Alternative Bank Limited, which will operate as a Non-Interest Banking (NIB) business.

At the end of a court-ordered meeting in Lagos. Monday, the shareholders gave the approval for the carve-out and transfer of the Bank’s non-interest banking business to The Alternative Bank Limited, under a proposed scheme of arrangement between Sterling Bank Plc and the holders of its fully paid-up ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.

All the shareholders who attended the meeting approved the initiative and commended the foresight of the directors. They also advised the board and management to work hard to nurture new businesses in a bid to enhance the growth of the holding company.

Addressing shareholders at the meeting, the Chairman of Sterling…

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