Stanbic IBTC Holdings will seek shareholders’ approval to raise ₦550 billion on May 16. According to a regulatory filing submitted on Wednesday, the company has proposed the sale of bonds and a rights issue to raise the needed capital.

Stanbic joins industry peers like Access Holdings, GTCO, and Zenith Bank Plc, which have made similar moves to increase their capital requirements after a review by the Central Bank. Stanbic IBTC, the banking subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, is a Tier 2 bank with a capital requirement of ₦200 billion.  

It plans to issue debt securities worth ₦400 billion and an additional ₦150 billion through a rights issue.

Unlike other financial institutions such as Access Bank, subscription for Stanbic IBTC’s shares will first be by a public rights issue. However, in the event of an under-subscription, the company will offer the unsubscribed shares first to interested existing investors and later to interested investors.

The debt issuance programme will include securities such as “senior unsecured or secured; subordinated; convertible; preferred; equity-linked or such other forms of debt obligations.” The programme will come in the form of public offering, private placement, additional tier one or tier two capital raising, investments, book building process, or any other method. 

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