7Up Bottling Company (SBC) Nigeria Plc, with a ongoing voluntary delisting application on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, announced update on its proposed acquisition leading to its voluntary delisting from the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
This was coming as the company is billed to hold its court ordered meeting on the scheme offer on Thursday, 11th January, 2018, where shareholders are expected vote either in support or against the scheme offer.
In a statement signed by Samuel Uboh, of equity services Limited, the Company Secretary, said that 7UP bottling company hereby notifies the NSE that Affleka S.A, the majority shareholders of SBC, who is proposing to acquire all the outstanding and issued shares of the SBC that are currently owned by Affleka has today advised the company that the scheme’s consideration has been revised upwards to N125 per share.
According to the company, the proposed scheme consideration represents 22.6 per cent premium to the last traded share of the company on January 09 2018 and a 27. 6 premium to the price on August 10th 2017, which was the last business day prior to the date the initial proposal was received from Affleka.
The reversed scheme of offer, the company said “would be voted on at the court ordered meeting scheduled for Thursday 11th January 2018.
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