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Friday, December 24, 2021

Titan Trust Bank Takes Over Union Bank



The Daily Crucible | Friday, December 24, 2021

Titan Trust Bank Limited, led by Tunde Lemo, is buying 89.39 per cent of Union Bank, both companies announced Thursday.

The board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in a notification to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and the Securities Exchange Commission on Thursday, explained that the agreement, which is  subject to regulatory approvals and other financial conditions, would upon completion transfer 89.39 per cent of Union Bank’s issued share capital to Titan Trust Bank.

Commenting on the transaction, Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, the chairman, Union Bank, said: “On behalf of the Board, we congratulate all the parties involved in reaching this phase of the transaction and the Board looks forward to supporting the next steps to ensure a seamless completion of the process following regulatory approvals.

“We  are  grateful  to  our  current  investors  whose  significant  and  consequential investments over the past nine years facilitated the transformation of Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s oldest and storied institutions. Today, the bank is well-positioned with an innovative product offering, a growing customer base of over six million and consistent  year on year profitability.

“This is a solid foundation for our incoming investors to build on as we move into a new era for the bank.”

According to the chairman, Mr. Tunde Lemo, Titan Trust Bank, “The Board of Titan Trust Bank and our key stakeholders are delighted as this transaction marks a key step for Titan Trust in its strategic growth journey and propels the institution to the next level in the Nigerian banking sector.”

“The deal represents a unique opportunity to combine Union Bank’s longstanding and leading banking franchise with TTB’s innovation-led model which promises to enhance the product and service offering for our combined valued customers.” He said.


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