NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in compliance with the provisions of Section 235 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, a Statutory Meeting of Sterling Financial Holdings Company Plc (the “Company”) will be held virtually via sterling.ng/sgm on Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 10:00 am to transact the following businesses. The link will also be available on Sterling Financial Holdings Company Plc website at www.sterling.ng and the registrar’s website:
1. To consider and adopt the Statutory Report.
2. To disclose to the Shareholders the Company’s Register of Members, which would be produced at the commencement of the Statutory Meeting and will remain open for inspection throughout the meeting.
A member of the Company entitled to attend and vote at the Statutory Meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in their stead. A proxy need not be a member of the Company. To be valid, a completed proxy form must be deposited at the office of the Registrar, Pace Registrars Limited, Akuro House (8th floor), 24 Campbell Street, Lagos not less than 48 hours before the time of the meeting. A blank proxy form is attached to this Notice.
ii. STAMPING OF PROXY
The cost of stamping the instruments of proxy would be borne by the Company.
iii. E-STATUTORY REPORT
The electronic version of the Statutory Report is available at www.sterling.ng Shareholders who have provided their email details to the Registrar will receive the electronic version of the Statutory Report via email.
iv. QUESTIONS FROM SHAREHOLDERS
In line with Section 235 (8) of CAMA 2020, shareholders present at the Statutory Meeting may discuss any matter relating to the formation of the Company, its commencement of business, or arising out of the Statutory Report. Please send questions, comments, or observations to [email protected] not later than Thursday, 2 November 2023.
v. RESOLUTION TO BE PASSED AT STATUTORY MEETING
In accordance with Section 235 (9) of CAMA, 2020, any Shareholder who wishes for a resolution to be passed on any matter arising out of the Statutory Report shall give a further 21 days’ notice from the date on which the Statutory Report was received to the Company of their intention to propose such a resolution, in which case, the Statutory Meeting shall not be held until the expiration of the 21days’ notice given to the Company by the Shareholder.
vi. ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING
In accordance with Section 235 (10) of CAMA, 2020, the Statutory Meeting may be adjourned and at any adjourned meeting any resolution of which notice has been given in accordance with the Articles of Association, either before or subsequently to the former meeting, may be passed, and the adjourned meeting shall have the same powers as the original meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
20 Marina, Lagos