CBO Capital Partners Limited, a substantial shareholder, has offloaded some of its stakes in Ellah Lakes Plc.
In a statement signed by the company’s secretary, Kenechi Ezezika, and sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), the company disclosed that it sold about 26,624,751 units of Ellah Lake’s shares in its portfolio, at a unit price of N4.25, amounting to N113, 155,191.75.
This disclosure is in line with The Exchange’s policy on insider dealings, aimed at upholding the integrity of the financial system and maintaining public trust.
Nairametrics had earlier reported that CBO Capital Partners Limited and two (2) other substantial shareholders had agreed to sell off 25% of their shares held in Ellah Lakes Plc. The substantial shareholders agreed to carry out the drastic decision owing to the reduction in the free float of the company occasioned by the acquisition of Telluria in 2019. The acquisition reduced the company’s free float to about 13%.
Therefore in a bid to put more shares of the company in the hands of the public and resolve the lack of liquidity in the shares of Ellah Lakes, substantial shareholders- CBO Capital Partners Limited, Blackman & Co, and Osaro Oyegun resolved to sell down 25% of their holdings in the company. The action of the shareholders will also help Ellah Lakes match the NGX’s free float benchmark of 20%.
What you should know:
- As at April 2021, CBO Capital Partners Limited holds about 564 million units of shares in Ellah Lakes Plc, translating to about 28.2% of the total shareholding.
- Ellah Lakes Plc closed trading today 19th of August, 2021 with a share price of N4.25.