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September 2010

The Ghana Stock Exchange, acting under Rule 7(1) of its Automated Trading System Rules, and with prior notification to the Securities and Exchange Commission, has suspended trading in the shares of Accra Brewery Ltd (ABL).

The suspension will be effective Tuesday September 7, 2010 and will remain in force until the close of business on Wednesday September 8, 2010. The Exchange believes that circumstances exist or can occur that would result in other than the orderly trading in the shares of ABL.

Shareholders of Accra Brewery Ltd will hold their 35th Annual General Meeting at the National Theatre, Accra on Wednesday September 8, 2010 at which the holders will, among other things, consider a special resolution to de-list the company from the Exchange.


Issued in Accra, this 7th
day of September, 2010

August 2010

ABL has released the attached announcement for the information of the investing public.


Issued in Accra, this 26th
day of August, 2010


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Our Press Release No. 225/2010 refers.

ABL has announced that the attachment of Press Release No. 225/2010 was not meant for the investing public but only shareholders of the Company. We therefore retract the said attachment.


Issued in Accra, this 18th
day of August, 2010.
ABL has released the attached announcement for the information of the investing public.


Issued in Accra, this 18th
day of August, 2010.


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January 2010

ABL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009 as per the attached.


Issued at Accra, this 28th
day of January, 2010


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July 2009

ABL has announced that the Company’s thirty-fourth Annual General Meeting will be held at the Church Hall of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Osu on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10.00 am.




Issued at Accra, this 29th
day of July, 2009.

Financial Statements

August 2010

ABL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending June 30, 2010 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 4th
day of August, 2010


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July 2010

ABL has released its audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2010 as per the extracts attached.


Issued in Accra, this 13th
day of July, 2010


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Market News & Information

November 2015

REMARKS DELIVERED BY HON. MONA HELEN K. QUARTEY, DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE LISTING OF IZWE LOAN LIMITED GHS80 MILLION M MEDIUM TERM NOTE ON THE GHANA ALTERNATIVE MARKET (GAX), 14TH NOVEMBER, 2014, GHANA STOCK EXCHANGE (GSE) TRADING FLOOR AT 9:30AM

The Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)
The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The Managing Director of GSE
The Deputy Managing Director of GSE
The Chairman of IZWE Loan Limited
The Managing Director and Management of IZWE Loan Ltd
Members of the media,
Distinguished invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen

1.    It is a great pleasure to be part of this landmark event. Today IZWE Loan Limited is listing GH¢ 80 MILLION MEDIUMTERM NOTE on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). This is a remarkable achievement for us as policy makers and key stakeholders in the transformation of our financial sector. This listing is the first local currency-denominated corporate bond and an opportunity for us to use the newly launched GAX.

2.    Let me welcome IZWE Loan Ltd to the bourse and congratulate the Board, Management and staff for this important stride in the business. Special thanks to Lead Arrangers and all other related institutions for this transaction.

3.    I have been informed IZWE Ghana is part of a Pan-African Financial Services Group operating in Zambia, Kenya and South Africa. The Board and Management deserve special commendation for efficiently and effectively managing the company and issuing this bond in Ghana. We expect that this step will not only broaden the investment scope and diversify their portfolio with those in the fixed income market, but also lead to an enhanced liquidity of corporate bonds on the Exchange.
Mr. Chairman

4.    IZWE Loan Ltd listing on GAX today is a clear demonstration that the company is poised to meet the high expectations of investors and the general public. The Company will now be expected to set higher targets including higher returns on investment, profitability capital adequacy for itself. I therefore urge IZWE Loan Management and employees to continue with their zeal in providing quality services and improved financial performance to the satisfaction of all its Stakeholders.

5.    It is also noted that IZWE is currently serving over 35,000 customers in Ghana with loan book of about GH¢90million. The proceeds from the Notes are to be used to finance IZWE loan activities and manage its liquidity situation. Let me advise the managers of the fund to use the funds judiciously and for the set objectives. In this way, IZWE will be contributing immensely to the development of our capital market and the economy in general.

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen
6.    Government’s strategic direction is to expand opportunities for all and ensure an accelerated socio-economic transformation in partnership with the private sector. Through various reforms in the financial sector over the years, progress has been made in expanding the range of financing options for businesses seeking to raise capital. We are of the view that these options still remain narrow, dominated by the banking system which generally is only able to offer short-term financing and a limitation for medium to long-term financing.

7.    We therefore need to harness all resources towards the achievement of more robust, deeper and broader financial system. Developing the capital market will enable us attract the financing needed for critical investment for both Government and the private sector. In this regard, Government is working assiduously with other stakeholders to place the corporate bond market on a sustainable growth path.

8.    A vibrant capital market will help close the infrastructure gap, create wealth, unleash the creative potential of the people, inject efficiencies in the operation of public utilities and enterprises, and turn ideas into marketable products of global dimensions. The capital market as part of the financial system is therefore critical for our economic development process.

Mr. Chairman,
9.    The importance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and their contribution to economic growth, social cohesion, employment and community development is acknowledged worldwide. This sector continues to play a vital role, as a tool for the economic empowerment of the poor. In Ghana, SMEs account for over 90% of business enterprises and continue to contribute largely to the creation of new jobs.

10.    It is estimated that SMEs provide about 85% of manufacturing employment, account for over 90% of existing businesses and are the primary driver for GDP growth. Broadly, SMEs contribute to economic diversification, employment creation, provision of basic goods and services, and generation of exports and tax revenues for our development process.

11.    It is gratifying to note that Government’s efforts in establishing the alternative Market, (GAX) has begun yielding positive results. The focus of GAX on start-ups and existing enterprises with the potential for growth is a step in the right direction. In addition, listing on the Exchange also bring enormous benefits. Let me note a few below.

•    Initial listings increase a company’s ability to raise further capital;
•    The Exchange facilitates transparency in transactions of listed securities in a competitive condition;
•    Reinforce the culture of equity ownership across the wider Ghanaian public;
•    Expand investment options for all Ghanaians; and
•    Improve corporate governance

12.    We therefore urge all other businesses to follow the foot prints of IZWE Ghana to use GAX as a medium to raise capital to finance new projects, undertake expansions, diversifications and for acquisitions.

Mr. Chairman,
13.    Government will continue to support this alternative market through various collaborative initiatives to improve infrastructure and create a conductive environment that will attract investors. The Government will also continue to issue and list bonds with a view to providing an important benchmark for other securities offered in the market.

14.    Currently, all indications signal a potential for growth in the securities market. The over subscription recorded in recent past securities issued both in domestic and global markets testifies to the huge potential in the sector that can be mobilized and channeled to fuel our economy. We therefore need to intensify our education and awareness campaign for potential investors and issuers as well as the general public.

15.    I wish to reiterate that the capital market and for that matter the Exchange remains the most appropriate source of capital and a trading platform for all businesses seeking to raise long term financing at a relatively lower cost for their operations. We need to rely on this alternative financing route to complement the financing from the banking system. In this way, the private sector will be able to play its role in the development process more meaningfully.

16.    Once again, I commend all stakeholders for this significant achievement in our financial sector development process. To IZWE Ghana, congratulation on a successful bond listing, and I wish you all the best as you forge ahead with your business.

Thank you all

April 2015

Meridian-Marshalls Holding Company Limited (MMH) was incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179) as a limited liability company on February 26, 2013 in Accra, Ghana. The company took over the entire shareholding of Meridian PreUniversity and Marshalls College. MMH provides career-oriented post-secondary education through its subsidiaries, Meridian Pre-University (MPU) and Marshalls College (Marshalls). MMH seeks to raise GH¢2,500,000 through the issuance of twenty-five (25) million new ordinary shares at GH¢0.10 per share and subsequently list on the Ghana Stock Exchange’s (GSE) Ghana Alternate Market (GAX).

Meridian-Marshalls Holding Company Limited - MMH - Prospectus

January 2014

The Ghana Stock Exchange in 2013 experienced another outstanding performance of listed equities since its establishment in 1990. The GSE Composite Index which measures the performance of the entire market went up by 78.81%, obviously one of the best in Africa. In US dollar ($) terms it was up by 55% second to Malawi in Africa. The exceptional 2013 performance was buoyed largely by increased investor awareness and good operating results of many of the listed companies supported by the renewed investor confidence in the Ghanaian market and economy.
 

May 2013

The Ghana Alternative Market (GAX) is a parallel market operated by the Ghana Stock Exchange. It focusses on businesses with potential for growth. The GAX accommodates’ companies at various stages of their development, including start-ups and existing enterprises, both small and medium.

October 2011

Accra, Ghana, 20th September, 2011 – The Ghana Stock Exchange (the “Exchange” or “GSE”) and Fidelity Capital Partners Limited (FCPL) have signed an MoU in which the two organisations intend to work to promote the growth and future listing of companies, especially Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) on the Exchange.

November 2009

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has approved the application for Provisional Listing of Comet Properties Limited. The application was sponsored by Worldwide Securities Limited, a licensed dealing member of the GSE.

August 2009

INTRODUCTION:

The market continued to witness low trading volumes during the first half of 2009.

Aside the global economic crisis, the low activities can also be attributed to the somewhat slow process of immobilization of share certificates into the new depository system. This has to some extent slowed down activities as only shares in the depository are allowed to trade. It is expected that the trend will change when more investors dematerialize their paper certificates and the Ghanaian economic climate improves.

MARKET PERFORMANCE

Index
The GSE All-Share Index recorded a decrease of 48.00% to end the half year of 2009 at 5,423.98points. This is in sharp contrast to the 55.77% gain recorded during the same period in 2008. This means that during the half year to June 2009, the GSE All-Share Index was significantly below the interest equivalent on 91 day Treasury bills of 25.49%.

Turnover
Turnover recorded for the period under review was significantly lower than that for the same period in 2008. The half year to June, 2009 recorded a total volume of 41.47million shares valued at GH¢37.69million compared with a volume and value of 189.08million shares and GH¢196.53m respectively for the same period in 2008.

Active Shares
The ten most actively traded equities for the period January to June, 2009 contributed to total volume and values of trades recorded on the market. In volume terms, GCB continued to lead the pack contributing 28.87% to total volume traded, followed by SCB and CAL with 22.40% and 13.7% respectively. BOPP was fourth with 10.15% while FML, ETI, AYRTN, UNIL, SIC and UT, followed in that order with between 6% and 1% of total volume traded.

In value terms, SCB led the half year with a contribution of 39.33% to total value traded followed by GCB and UNIL with 24.87% and 9.04% respectively. Other companies including CAL, PZ, BOPP, FML, ETI and GGBL contributed between 5.74% and 0.99% to total value traded.

Market Capitalization
Market capitalization at the end of June, 2009 was GH¢15,279.49m (approx. US$10,465.40m) compared with GH¢15,587.76m (approx. US$15,133.74m) at the end of June 2008.

DEPOSITORY

The process of immobilizing share certificates into the GSE Securities Depository system continued to be vigorously pursued by the Exchange. The GSE Securities Depository Company Ltd (GSD) and the Exchange during the period under review consulted and collaborated with stakeholders, particularly Registrars, Dealers and Listed Companies in this regard. It is expected that the evidence of the positive results of the GSE automation will soon be significant as a good number of share certificates are deposited in depository accounts by existing shareholders and new accounts are opened by potential investors.

To facilitate this programme, all listed companies at their respective AGMs passed resolutions as directed by the Exchange to amend their company regulations in order to allow for the conversion of paper certificates into electronic securities. The Exchange and the GSD had the opportunity at these AGMs to speak to shareholders on the benefits of the Depository. So far the top ten with respect to the level of dematerialized securities are:

OUTLOOK

Although the impact of the global financial crisis is being felt in the Ghanaian economy, recent attention on Ghana from the international community as a result of the country’s relatively stable political environment in the sub-region, the visit by the US president, President Barack Obama and Government’s effort aimed at greater economic stability are indications that opportunities still abound for wealth creation and stability augurs well for both existing and potential investors on the stock market. Analysts also believe that the Exchange’s performance in this first half of the year presents an opportunity for stock market investments as shares are relatively cheaper at current prices.

June 2009

Remote trading was today, Monday, June 01, 2009, started on the Ghana Stock Exchange. This means stockbrokers can now trade directly from their offices without coming to the trading floor.

May 2009

The stock market performance during the first quarter ending March 31, 2009 was not much different from the downward trend on most global capital markets. There were generally, low market activity characterized by low demands and large offers for listed securities resulting in a downward pressure on share prices.

October 2008

Golden Star Resources (GRS), a gold mining company listed on AMEX and Toronto Stock Exchange, was officially listed on the Ghana Exchange Stock on Friday, February 15, 2008, having completed a Ghanaian Offer for Subscription in which 1,881,630 shares were sold to the investing public at GH¢3.00 each raising GH¢5.64million.

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