NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire consolidates its leading position in the banking sector and becomes a key player in West Africa by concluding the takeover of Diamond Bank CI.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 23rd, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire has taken over the Ivorian assets of NSIA Banque Bénin (formerly Diamond Bank SA) by increasing in its share capital. This decision, adopted unanimously by shareholders at the Special General Meeting held in Abidjan on Friday October 18th 2019, is strictly subject to obtaining prior approval from the UMOA Banking Commission.

This operation attests to NSIA Group’s solid growth, which strengthens its projection on the entire African continent.

To conclude the Partial Transfer of Assets concerning the Ivorian branch of NSIA Banque Bénin to NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, an increase in share capital was needed within this branch. Accordingly, a net asset of over 6 billion CFA francs was received by NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, whose share capital consequently increased from 23,170,000,000 to 24,944,323,000 CFA francs, with an acquisition premium of 4,624,878,626 CFA francs. This conclusion takes place in a context marked by NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire’s solid financial record and strong growth in 2019.

In the first half of this year, NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire published a pre-tax revenue of 7.5 billion CFA francs, an increase of 29% in comparison to the first half of 2018. This encouraging performance is down to the bank’s credit risk management policy, which facilitates successful implementation of an expansion strategy in the Côte d’Ivoire and the sub-region of West Africa.

Léonce YACE, Managing Director of NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, explains; “The conclusion of the takeover of Diamond Bank CI assets is an important step for the bank, which consolidates its position as a key player in Côte d’Ivoire and in the sub-region. Today our partners value a controlled risk management strategy and the complete overhaul of our institution, in a banking sector which is evolving rapidly on the continent”.

Jean Kacou DIAGOU, President of the NSIA Group explains: “The conclusion of operations following the acquisition of Diamond Bank is a great source of pride for the group and its 2,800 employees. It demonstrates the continued confidence of our markets, our financial partners and our customers. After the insurance sector, our ambition is to become the leader of the banking sector in the sub-region”.

The new share capital of NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire, at the end of this Special General Meeting, amounts to 24,944,323,000 CFA francs.

Distribué par African Media Agency (AMA) pour NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire. 
About NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire
A subsidiary of the Pan-African NSIA Group, operating in 12 countries and a leader in the insurance and banking sectors, NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire is one of the largest banks in Côte d’Ivoire. It is listed on the West African Regional Stock Exchange (known by the French acronym BRVM) and boasts over 120 ATMs, as well as an office in Paris (France) dedicated to diaspora customers. Consequently, it has established itself as a privileged partner of individuals and businesses. It contributes considerably to developing the Ivorian economy by financing multiple projects, for which it achieved second place in the “Best Financial Sector Establishment” prize for excellence awarded by the government of Côte d’Ivoire, in the “Economic and Financial Management Sector” category.

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