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Dangote Cement to Purchase 170mln Shares in Second Tranche of Buyback Program

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Dangote Cement Plc has announced the commencement of the second tranche of its share buyback programme.

Tranche II will be executed under the approval granted by the Company’s shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of DCP, which was held on 26 May 2021, within the framework provided under Rule 398 (3)(xiv) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Rules and Regulations (as applicable) and in accordance with Rule 13.18 of the Rulebook of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

Based on the aforementioned shareholders’ approval, the number of shares to be repurchased under the Share Buy-Back Programme will not exceed 10% of DCP’s issued capital.

Dangote Cement is Nigeria’s largest listed company with a market capitalisation of N4.4 trillion closed trading at N259 per share yesterday.

The Programme is being effected in tranches, with Tranche II being executed by the appointed stockbrokers on the Company’s behalf.

Dangote Cement currently has 17.04 billion fully paid-up ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each and the tranche II which will commence on Wednesday January 19 and close on January 20 (2 trading days), will buy back up to 170,003,074 fully paid-up ordinary shares of 50 Kobo each, representing 1% of the currently issued shares, less treasury shares.

Through its appointed Stockbrokers, the Company will, at its discretion, purchase DCP’s shares in the open market over the duration of Tranche II, subject to prevailing market conditions and under the current daily trading rules of the NGX.

DCP would however not be under any obligation whatsoever to purchase any or all of the DCP shares put on offer over the duration of Tranche II.

The shares being repurchased by the Company under the Share Buy-Back Programme will be held as treasury shares and may subsequently be cancelled. Execution of this Tranche II is not expected to have any material impact on the Company’s financial position.

Dangote Cement shareholders seeking to participate in Tranche II of the Share Buyback Programme are hereby advised to contact their stockbrokers or any other independent professional adviser registered as a capital market operator by the SEC for further guidance on the submission of trades on the NGX’s trading platform.

DCP will provide weekly updates on the progress of Tranche II of the Programme on its website over the duration of this tranche. The Company will continue to monitor the evolving business environment and market conditions in making decisions on further tranches of the Share Buy-Back Programme.

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