First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FBN Holdings Plc) has reacted to the popular media reports that billionaire businessman, Mr Femi Otedola, has acquired a significant shareholding in the company.
The holding company for First Bank of Nigeria Limited, in a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Mr Seyi Kosoko, and filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Friday, said it had not received any notification of such acquisitions.
The statement released by FBN reads, “The attention of FBN Holdings Plc has been drawn to media reports today (Friday) that a certain individual has acquired a significant shareholding interest in FBN Holdings Plc.
“As a listed company, the shares of FBN Holdings are publicly traded, and sale and acquisition of shares are expected in the normal course of business. We operate in a regulated environment, which requires notification of significant shareholding by shareholders to the company, where shares are held in different vehicles, further to which the company will notify the regulators and the public as appropriate.
“The company is yet to receive any notification from the individual (Femi Otedola) mentioned in the media report, of such acquisitions.”
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