COVID-19: UBA, Transcorp cancel AGM

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Transcorp Plc have announced the cancellation of their 2019 Annual General Meetings (AGMs) to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The companies stated this in a release submitted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) website.

The two listed companies bowed to public demand for social distancing as cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the country.

UBA’s had scheduled its 58th AGM for March 27, at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, while Transcorp was supposed to hold on March 25.

“The Board of Directors of United Bank for Africa Plc hereby announces the cancellation of the Notice of Meeting of the 58th Annual General Meeting dated March 27, 2020.

“Consequently, the 58th Annual General Meeting which was previously scheduled to be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos is hereby postponed.

“The cancellation of the notice and postponement of the AGM are hinged on part of UBA’s measures, as a good Corporate Citizen, to avoid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

UB said a new Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Bank will be published in due course.

“In this trying and uncertain period, the Board of United Bank for Africa Plc would like to assure all our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders that we are here for you throughout the crisis and beyond”, the group stated.

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In a related development, Transcorp in a statement signed by Chike Anikwe, its Group acting Company Secretary said the postponement of the meeting was due to novel COVID-19.

Anikwe stated that the meeting earlier scheduled for March 25, had been postponed till further notice.

He noted that the recent developments on COVID-19 and the need to follow the guidelines provided by the World Health Organisation, the National Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Government amongst others, led to the postponement.

COVID-19: UBA, Transcorp cancel AGM

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