Nigerian breweries to pay N4.8bn as interim dividend, records N14.8bn profit in Q3, 2018

The board of Directors of Nigerian Breweries Plc has approved an interim dividend of
N4,798, 141, 231 (four billion, seven hundred and ninety eight million, one hundred
and forty one thousand, two hundred and thirty one Naira), that is, 60 (sixty) kobo per
ordinary share of 50 kobo in the share capital of the Company, for the period ended
September 30, 2018.



The interim dividend, which is subject to the deduction of withholding tax, is payable
on Monday, 10th December, 2018 to all shareholderpp000s registered in the books of the
Company at close of business on Thursday, 22nd November, 2018.



The company recorded a Profit After Tax of N14.7billion for the nine months ended
September 30, 2018, while results from Operating Activities stood at N27.7billion over
the same period.



An analysis of the unaudited and provisional results shows that Profit after Tax dipped
by 38.4percent from the N23.9billion recorded over the same period in the preceding
year, while results from Operating Activities dropped by 34.4percent from the N42.3
billion recorded in the same period last year.



Profit before Tax also dipped by 34.7
percent from N34.4billion recorded in 2017 to N22.4billion in the period under review.
Commenting on the results, the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr. Uaboi
Agbebaku said “the new excise duty regime which came into effect in June and the
consequent effect of it, adversely impacted the Third Quarter results”.



He added that
the Company also undertook a rightsizing exercise which resulted in a substantial one-off cost during the quarter.
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