Diamond, Access Banks Deny Being In Any Merger Talks
We brought you a story on Monday that the Access bank was not going to acquire Diamond bank as reported in the media.
You can check out the story HERE.
Well, the two banks seem to have confirmed our report as they have notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE and the general public that both banks are not in any merger or acquisition talks as being circulated in some media.
The banks, in separate statements to the exchange on Monday, denied the rumours that they were engaged in merger and acquisition talks.
Mr Uzoma Uja, Diamond Bank’s Company Secretary, said it was not in discussion with any financial institution at the moment on any form of merger or acquisition.
Uja said that the attention of Diamond Bank had been drawn to the rumour in the media stating that the bank was purportedly in discussion with Access Bank to acquire the bank.
“We wish to state categorically that the bank is not in discussion with any financial institution at the moment on any form of merger or acquisition.
“We trust that the above clarifies the position of the bank with regards to the rumour on the various media platforms,” Uja said.
Also, Mr Sunday Ekwuochi, Company Secretary, Access Bank, said the bank had not entered into any such discussion with Diamond Bank or any other institution.
“As a publicly quoted company built on best practice, the bank is fully cognisant of its disclosure obligations in respect of any such corporate action and will always discharge its obligations in the most professional manner.
“Consequently, any statement regarding any such corporate action that is not issued by the bank should be disregarded,” Ekwuochi said.
There you have it.
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