Details of Ayton Drugs Manufacturing Company Ltd

Company Profile

SymbolAYRTN
Company NameAyton Drugs Manufacturing Company Ltd
Stated CapitalGH
Security
Nature of BusinessManufacture, importation, exportation and sale of pharmaceuticals
Date Incorporated24/09/1965
Comments
Date Listed14/08/2006
Registered OfficeB1/24, Abeka Road, Tesano, Accra
Postal AddressP.O BOX 2149, Accra
Tel0
Fax0
Emailayrton@africaonline.com
Websitewww.ayrtondrugs.com
Types of Traded SecuritiesEquity
Issued Shares(GH) (mil.)215.00
Authorised Shares500000000
Directors
Change of Name
Comments

Press Releases

October 2017

AYRTN announces for the information of the general investing public that, Messrs. Tobie Krige and Mohamed Mangel have resigned from the Board of the company effective December 2016.
The company further announces the appointment of Messrs. Nik Amarteifio and Yaw Opare Asamoah as Directors to the Board.

Attached are the Curriculum Vitae of the two Directors.

Issued in Accra, this 4 th day of October, 2017

Attachment 2

November 2016

AYRTN announces the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, 24th November, 2016 at the New Conference Hall, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Adabraka at 10 am.

Issued in Accra, this 9th day of  November, 2016

Attachment

January 2016

AYRTN announces the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled for 28th January, 2016 at the GNAT New Conference Hall at 10 am.

Issued in Accra, this 7th day of  January, 2016

September 2015

AYRTN has announced the resignation of Mr. Leslie Kofi Amegashie from the Board. His resignation was approved at the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on 31st July, 2015.

Issued in Accra, this 29th day of September, 2015

July 2015

The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10 am.


Issued in Accra, this 9th day of July, 2015

October 2014

AYRTN announces that the shareholding of Public Investcom Corporation and Bidvest of South Africa in Adcock Ingram Holdings has increased from 19% to 22% and 4% to 34.5% respectively.

Subsequent to this development, the Chairman of Adcock, Dr. Khotso Mokhele has resigned and has been replaced with Mr. Brian Joffe, Chief Executive Officer of Bidvest.

Again, the Managing Director of Adcock, Mr. Jonathan Louw has resigned and has been replaced with Mr. Kevin Wakeford.

The financial year of Adcock has also been changed from October – September to July – June.

To ensure consistency with the financial reporting requirements of Adcock, the financial year of Ayrton Drug Manufacturing Ltd has as well been changed from October – September to July – June and same was approved by shareholders at the recently held Annual General Meeting on Friday 1st August, 2014.


Issued at Accra, this 1st
day of September, 2014.

September 2014

AYRTN has released its audited statement of financial position as at June 30, 2014 as per the attached. The company has also released its audited results for the nine month ended June 2014.

It may be recalled that the Company changed its financial year from September to June. The last audited results released was in respect of the financial year end September 2013.

Issued in Accra, this 24th
day of September, 2014

July 2014

The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10 am.


Issued in Accra, this 17th
day of July, 2014

February 2014

AYRTN announces that effective February 25, 2014 Mr. Suriyapperuma Arachichige Punnyasena has been appointed as a Director of the company.

Profile
S. A. P. Suriyapperuma is the Director and General Manager of Wilmar Africa Limited and Ghana Specialty Fats Industries Limited.

He joined the Wilmar Group in 2005 and served as the Director and General Manager of Pyramid Wilmar, Sri Lanka. He’s an ex-banker and worked at Bank of Ceylon and Seylan Bank in Sri Lanka, before joining the Wilmar group.

He has worked in both Government and private sector for more than 25 years. He was a consultant to the Rural Development Ministry, Sri Lanka and at the same time worked as a Director for the Development Authority, Sri Lanka. He was the Chairman of Lanka Cement Corporation and a member of the Ayurvedic Medical Council in Sri Lanka. He served as a Director of the Coconut Development Board in Sri Lanka.

He holds a BSc (Second Upper Class) in Business Administration from Sri Jayawardenapura University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Issued in Accra, this 25th
day of February, 2014

June 2013

Final Dividend
AYRTN has announced that the Company’s Directors will be recommending to the shareholders at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, the payment of a final dividend of GH¢0.00125 per share in respect of the financial year ended September 30, 2012.

Qualifying Date
All shareholders registered in the books of AYRTN at the close of business on Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 will qualify for the final dividend.

Closure of Register
The Register of shareholders will be closed from Wednesday, 26th June, 2013 to Thursday, 27th June, 2013 (both dates inclusive).

Ex-Dividend Date
In view of the foregoing, the ex-dividend date has been set as Friday, 21st June, 2013. Consequently, an investor purchasing AYRTN shares before this date will be entitled to the final dividend. However, an investor buying AYRTN shares on or after Friday, 21st June, 2013 will not be entitled to the final dividend.

Dividend payment date
The final dividend will be paid on Thursday, 8th August, 2013.

Annual General Meeting
The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall on Thursday, 27th June, 2013 at 10 am.

Issued in Accra, this 3rd
day of June, 2013.

October 2012

AYRTN announces the resignation of Messrs. Norman Siebert and Bill Little Tweedie as Non-Executive Directors of the Company effective April 5, 2012.

Mr. Richard Leslie Kofi Amegashie has been appointed to the Board to replace Mr. Bill Tweedie with effect from April 5, 2012.

Mr. Amegashie is a Managing Executive, He holds directorships in the following companies: Adcock Ingram East Africa Limited, Kenya; Strat Afrique Ghana Limited, Ghana and Strat Afrique Development (Pty) Limited, South Africa.


Issued in Accra, this 9th
day of October, 201

March 2010

Final Dividend
AYRTN has announced a final dividend of GH¢0.0021 per share in respect of its financial year ended December 31, 2009.

November 2009

Ayrtn has released the attached announcement for the information of the general public.



Issued at Accra, this 23rd
day of November, 2009.



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Financial Statements

May 2018

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending 31 st March, 2018 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 4 th day of May, 2018

February 2018

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending December 31, 2017 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 1 st day of February, 2018

October 2017

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending September 30, 2017 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 25 th day of October, 2017

July 2017

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the fourth quarter ending June 30, 2017 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 28 th day of July, 2017

May 2017

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending 31st March, 2016 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 28th day of  April, 2017

February 2017

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending December 31, 2016 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 1st day of  February, 2017

November 2016

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending September 30, 2016 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 28th day of  October, 2016

October 2016

AYRTN has released its audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2016 as per the attached

Issued in Accra, this 18th day of  October, 2016

April 2016

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending 31st March, 2016 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 28th day of  April, 2016

February 2016

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending December 31, 2015 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 2nd day of  February, 2016

November 2015

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending September 30, 2015 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 30th day of  October, 2015

October 2015

AYRTN has released its audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2015 as per the attached

Issued in Accra, this 20th day of  October, 2015

May 2015

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending 31st March, 2015 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 30th
day of April, 2015

February 2015

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending December 31, 2014 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 30th day of January, 2015

October 2014

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending September 30, 2014 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 31st day of October, 2014

April 2014

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending 31st March, 2014 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 30th
day of April, 2014

July 2013

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the nine months ended 30th June, 2013 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 31st
day of July, 2013

July 2010

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


Issued in Accra, this 30th
day of July, 2010


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April 2010

AYRTN has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending March 31, 2010 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 28th
day of April, 2010


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Market News & Information

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.

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