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Corporate Actions Announcement

Released 11:58 30-Oct-2018

RNS Number : 7276F
SEPLAT Petroleum Development Co PLC
30 October 2018
 

SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC

("SEPLAT" or the "Company")

 

Corporate Actions Announcement

 

Lagos and London, 30 October 2018:  Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc ("Seplat" or the "Company"), a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on both the Nigerian Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, today announces an interim dividend at a rate of US$0.05 (United States Five Cents) per Ordinary Share will be paid to Seplat's shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on 13 November 2018.

 

Period Ended

30th September 2018

Dividend Announcement

date

30th October 2018

Dividend

 

An Interim Dividend of US$0.05 (United States Five Cents) per Ordinary Share of N0.50k each, (subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval) will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on 13th November 2018.

 

Closure of Register

To enable Seplat's Registrar, Datamax Registrars Limited, prepare for the payment of the interim dividend, the Register of Shareholders will be closed on the 14th November 2018.

Qualification Date

Close of Business on 13th November 2018. 

Note that on the London Stock Exchange: the Associated Record Date will be the 13th November and the Ex-Dividend date will be the 12th November 2018.

Dividend currency

 

The default currency and options on currency election for the dividend will depend as follows:

·     

Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange without a valid Nigerian Certificate for Capital Importation ("CCI") will be paid their dividend in Naira as the default currency;

·     

Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange with a valid CCI will be paid their dividend in US dollars as the default currency.  However, those shareholders may instead elect to receive their entire dividend payment in Naira (partial elections are not permissible).  Evidence of the CCI must be provided to Datamax Registrars Limited; and

·     

Shareholders holding their shares through depository interests on the London Stock Exchange will be paid their dividend in US dollars as the default currency.  However, those shareholders may instead elect to receive their entire dividend payment in pounds sterling.  Partial elections are not permissible.

 

Shareholders options

Shareholders who have a dividend currency option, must make the election to the Company's registrars by 28th November 2018, otherwise the dividend will be paid in the default currency.  The election form will be sent out to the relevant shareholders and can also be found on the company website at https://seplatpetroleum.com/investor-centre/corporate-governance/dividends. Those shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange who hold a valid CCI should notify Seplat's Nigerian registrars, DataMax Registrars Limited ("DataMax"), of that fact.

Determination of exchange

rate

The exchange rate for the Naira or Pounds Sterling amounts payable will be determined by reference to the relevant exchange rates applicable to the US dollar on 13th November 2018 and will be communicated by the Company on 14th November 2018.

Payment Date

On or around 6th December 2018, dividends will be paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at 13th November 2018, and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their Bank accounts.

E-Dividend Registration

Shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar's E-Dividend Mandate Activation Form, which is also available on: http://www.datamaxregistrars.com/images/forms/seplate_e-mandate%20form.pdf, complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective Banks. Holders of shares through depositary interests on the London Stock Exchange should please provide their account details to the Company's UK depositary, Computershare.

DataMax Registrars Limited

Computershare

2c Gbagada Expressway

The Pavillions

Gbagada Phase 1

Bridgewater Road

Lagos

Bristol

Nigeria

BS13 8AE, United Kingdom

Fax: + 234 1 712 0012

Fax: +44 (0)370 703 6101

Web: www.datamaxregistrars.com

Web: www.computershare.com

Email:misan.kofi-senaya@datamaxregistrars.com

Telephone: +44 (0)370 702 0003

 

Unclaimed Dividend

Warrants and Share

Certificates

Shareholders with dividend warrants and share certificates that have remained unclaimed, or are yet to be presented for payment or returned for validation are advised to complete the e-dividend registration or contact the Registrar.

Enquiries

Enquiries on opening of account and payment of dividend should be directed to the appropriate Registrar.

 

For all other enquiries, kindly contact:

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc

Roger Brown, CFO

Andrew Dymond / Ayeesha Aliyu - Investor Relations

Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6500 / +234 (0) 1 277 0400

Email:  ir@seplatpetroleum.com

 

FTI Consulting

Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell

Phone: +44 (0) 203 727 1000

Email:seplat@fticonsulting.com

 

 

 

 

Summary of Key Dates

30 October 2018

Dividend announcement date.

12 November 2018

London Stock Exchange : Ex Dividend Date

13 November 2018

Nigeria Stock Exchange : Ex Dividend Date

London Stock Exchange : Associated Record Date

Date for determining Foreign Exchange

14 November 2018

Nigeria Stock Exchange : Register Close Date

Foreign exchange rates will be communicated to shareholders

28 November 2018

Closing date for election to the Company's registrars of foreign exchange rates.

06 December 2018

Dividend Payment Date

 

Dated this 30th day of October 2018

Signed:

 

Mr Roger Brown

(Chief Financial Officer) 


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