Posted: Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 22:44 pm

REPUBLIC BANK SUBMITS OFFEROR’s STATEMENT TO SEC, HFC BANK

Accra, Ghana, 29th April, 2014 – Republic Bank Limited (RBL) today, submitted its Offeror Statement to HFC Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) detailing its offer to all shareholders of HFC Bank.

This is in line with the requirements of the SEC Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Takeover Code) and follows the Bank of Ghana’s approval for RBL to make a mandatory offer to shareholders and RBL’s announcement of 16th April, 2014.

The share price offered by RBL has been increased from its initial indicative offer of GHS 1.30 to GHS 1.60 per share. The revised offer is at a premium of 65% over the mandatory price and 28% above the current trading price. As part of the statement, RBL Auditors, Ernst and Young, have provided confirmation that available resources of the bank are sufficient to satisfy full acceptance of the offer.

The offer is subject at all times to the provisions of the Takeover Code and the Listing Rules of the Ghana Stock Exchange.

RBL continues to follow the process as detailed by the SEC; which includes a requirement that HFC Bank advise receipt of the Offeror’s Statement to the SEC within 24 hours.

RBL remains committed to adding value to HFC Bank including the provision of opportunities; the continued professional development of staff, growth and expansion of the product and service offerings and the total operations of HFC Bank.

Republic Bank Limited
Republic Bank Limited is one of the largest and most successful independent commercial banks in the English-speaking Caribbean. Republic Bank has served retail-banking customers, corporate clients and governments throughout the region for 176 years.

Today, the Republic Bank Group has a staff complement across the Caribbean region of 4,098 people.

Republic Bank Limited has considerable experience in retail banking particularly in the area of mortgages and credit cards. It also has extensive knowledge of financing of the oil and gas sectors in Trinidad and Tobago

As at September 2013, the assets of Republic Bank Limited stood at US $9.1 billion, with equity at US$ 1.3 billion and profits attributable to shareholders for the year ended September 2013 of US$ 182.2 million

Republic Bank is listed on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange with subsidiaries in Trinidad Guyana, Barbados and Grenada as well as in other Caribbean Countries

Republic Bank’s support of its Caribbean subsidiaries has resulted in all cases in market share growth and increased profitability.

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