The offer window closes in December
African telecom heavyweight, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc will open a public offering for its shares and a bid from institutional investors in a transaction totalling 575 million units, the telecom giant stated on Thursday.
The corporate action marks the first time the local unit of Johannesburg-based MTN Group will welcome subscriptions from the public roughly two and a half years after it debuted on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) by way of introduction.
The offer window will close in December.
“This is the first step in MTN Group’s previously communicated statement of intent to sell down approximately 14 per cent of its shareholding in MTN Nigeria,” the wireless carrier told the NGX.
MTN Nigeria shares, listed in Lagos, have returned 19.46 per cent in the last one year as of 09:54 WAT on Thursday.