Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). It is the first Nigerian bank to be so listed.
It is also the first to dual list on an international exchange and the first Nigerian company to raise international capital using listed Global Depositary Receipts.
To mark the feat, the MD/CEO of GTBank, Mr Segun Agbaje, led the Market Open Ceremony at the LSE on Friday, July 28, accompanied by senior representatives of the bank and other institutional partners.
The LSE is a diversified international exchange that offers international business, and investors’ unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.
Since its listing on the LSE, GTBank embarked on a decade of unparalleled growth, leading the financial industry in profitability and products and service delivery.
Mr Agbaje, said, “To be listed on the London Stock Exchange, one of the most illustrious exchanges in the world, was a pioneering feat which remains fresh in our minds.
We are deeply grateful to all our investors and partners for the integral role they played and their confidence in our ability to pull of that giant leap. Ten years on, we remain committed to maximizing shareholders’ value and delivering superior and sustainable return, guided by our founding values of hard work, discipline and integrity.”