UNILEVER N58.8Billion Rights Issue Closes (Today) September 8, 2017



Unilever Nigeria Plc’s (UNILEVER) Rights Issue, opened on 31 July, 2017, will close on Friday, 08 September 2017. The Rights Issue is being undertaken to enable UNILEVER repay its various outstanding loan obligations and to support working capital.

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Details of the Rights:


Being Issued –                       1,961,709,167 Ordinary Shares of 50 kobo each


Rights Price –                         N30.00 per share


Gross Issue Proceeds –        N58, 851,275,010.0


Provisional Allotment –         14 new Ordinary Shares for every 27 Ordinary Shares of 50 kobo each

held as at the close of business on 28 June 2017


Worthy of Note:


(1)    The Rights is offered at 21.16% discount to the stock’s current market price of N38.05,


(2)    Our most recent research report values the company’s stock at N35.92, and


(3)    At current price, the theoretical value of the stock after the Rights is estimated at N35.30.


At the Rights price, possible returns on both our TP and the ex-rights price are c.20% and 17.67% respectively. We suggest that shareholders exercise their Rights.


How to Participate in the Rights:


(1)    For existing qualified shareholders


Complete the rights issue form indicating full acceptance, partial acceptance or requesting additional rights

Make payment for the total rights taken (either cheque or bank transfer) either directly to the Registrars or preferably through the stockbroker

Submit the completed the rights issue form and all evidence(s) of payments to the receiving agent for onward submission

(2)    For potential investors


Complete share transfer form

Make payments for agreed traded rights

Submit transfer form and evidence of payment to receiving agents