Details of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd.

Company Profile

SymbolGGBL
Company NameGuinness Ghana Breweries Ltd.
Stated CapitalGHC 26,252,000
Security
Nature of BusinessProduction of Guinness Extra Stout. Star Beer. Gulder. etc and non-alcoholic liquor "Malta Guinness and Amstel Malta"
Date IncorporatedAugust 29th. 1960
Comments
Date ListedAugust 23rd. 1991
Registered OfficeKaasi Industrial Area. Kumasi.
Postal AddressP.O. Box 1536. Kumasi
Tel0
Fax0
Email
Website
Types of Traded SecuritiesOrdinary Shares of no par value
Issued Shares(GH) (mil.)307.59
Authorised Shares200 million
DirectorsDavid Harlock - Chairman. Peter Ndegwa - Managing. E. M. Boye, Mr. Charles Kimeria Mwangi, P. V. Obeng, Mr. Didier Francis Martial Leleu, Mr. James Kweku Inkoom, Katherine Joanna Seljeflot, H. Essie Humphrey-Ackuney, Mr. Leo Breen, Mr. Simon Harvey, Mr. Boudewijn Nicolaas Haarsma, Mr. Kofi Sekyere
Change of Name
Comments

Press Releases

September 2017

GGBL announces that the Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10 am.

Issued in Accra, this 28 th day of September, 2017.

August 2017

GGBL has released the attachment announcement for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 29 th day of August, 2017

 

GGBL has released the attachment announcement for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 29 th day of August, 2017

 

October 2016

GGBL announces that its 44th Annual General Meeting will be held at Alisa Hotel, Accra on Thursday October 27th 2016 at 10.00 am.

Issued in Accra, this 13th day of  October, 2016

Attachment

April 2016

GGBL has released the attached announcement for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 29th day of  April, 2016
IC Securities (Ghana) Limited, the sponsors of GGBL’s Renounceable Rights Issue has released the attached timetable for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 14th day of  April, 2016
GGBL has released the attached announcement for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 8thday of  April, 2016

March 2016

GGBL has released the attached announcement for the information of the general investing public.

Issued in Accra, this 22nd day of  March, 2016

December 2015

GGBL announces the upcoming 43rd Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 27th January, 2016 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi at 10:00am in the forenoon and the Agenda is as follows:

AGENDA
     To receive the Report of the Directors, the Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June, 2015 and the Report of the Auditors.
     To elect Directors.
     To authorize the Directors to appoint and fix the remuneration of the Auditors.
     To consider and if thought fit to pass ordinary resolutions authorizing the Company to raise additional capital through a Renounceable Rights Issue and to approve the modalities of same.

Issued in Accra, this 31st day of  December, 2015.

October 2015

GGBL announces that due to various developments, the date for the company’s Annual General Meeting is now 27th January, 2016 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi.

Issued in Accra, this 29th day of  October, 2015.
GGBL announces the appointment of  Mr. Leo Breen, Mr. Simon Harvey, Mr. Boudewijn Nicolaas Haarsma and Mr. Kofi Sekyere as Board Members of the Company, effective September 22, 2015.

Issued in Accra, this 15th day of  October, 2015

September 2015

GGBL announces the resignation of Mr. Ekwunife Okoli and Ms. Preba Greenstreet from the Board of the Company, effective September 22, 2015.

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

July 2015

GGBL announces that Mr. Peter Waititu Ndegwa will resign as the Managing Director of the company effective July 20, 2015 but will continue to serve on its Board till September 2015.

Mr. Ekwunife Ndubuisi Okoli, currently a member of the Board is leaving the employment of Diageo Great Britain but will continue to serve on GGBL’s Board till September 2015.

Issued in Accra, this 2nd
day of July, 2015

June 2015

GGBL announces that Mr. Oladele Ajayi and Prof. Sir Joseph Woahen Acheampong resigned as Directors of the company effective May 19, 2015.

Issued in Accra, this 22nd
day of June, 2015

February 2015

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

Issued in Accra, this 12th day of February, 2015

November 2014

GGBL announces the appointment of Mr. Martyn Andrew Kofi Gbordzor Mensah and Mr. Mark Dominic Sandys to the Board of the company.

i. Mr. Martyn Andrew Kofi Gbordzor Mensah is the Chief Executive Officer of UT Holdings, owners of a diversified group of nine (9) subsidiaries. He was appointed to the Board of GGBL in October 2014.

Mr. Mensah holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Bath, an MBA and Diploma from Imperial College Business School, London. He has a career spanning over twenty (20) years and he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the theory and practice of management.

ii. Mr. Mark Dominic Sandys is the Guinness Global Brand Director. He was appoint to the Board of the company in October 2014.

He is accountable for Guinness Strategy, Performance and Growth drivers representing Global Sales of over £1bn NSV. He holds an MA Oxon, in English and French from Balliol College, Oxford University. He has over seventeen (17) years’ experience in Diageo in the field of Marketing.

Issued in Accra, this 28th
day of November, 2014

October 2014

GGBL has released its 2014 Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2014 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 1st
day of October, 2014.
GGBL announces the upcoming 42nd Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 29th day of October, 2014 at the African Regent Hotel, Accra at 10:00am in the forenoon and the Agenda is as follows:

AGENDA
  • To receive the Report of the Directors, the Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June, 2014 and the Report of the Auditors.
  • To re-elect Directors
  • To approve non-executive Directors fees
  • To authorize the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditors.

Issued in Accra, this 1st
day of October, 2014.

July 2014

GGBL announces the resignation of Mrs. Agnes Emefa Essah as Directors on the Board with effect from July 15, 2014.


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

May 2014

GGBL announces the resignation of Ms. Katherine Joanna Seljeflot from the Board of the company effective April 24, 2014.

The company also announces the appointment of Mr. Stephen Nirenstein and Mr. Prince William Ankrah as Directors.

Mr. Stephen Nirenstein is the Group Financial Planning and Analysis Director for Diageo Plc-Hungary and was appointed to the Board in May 2014. Mr. Stephen Nirenstein has about 20 years of organizational experience with various institutions including Diageo Plc. He holds a B. Sc.in (Accounting, Auditing and Finance) with Finance option, University of Cape Town.

Mr. Prince William Ankrah is the General Secretary to the Ghana Mine Workers’ Union of TUCG – Accra and was appointed to the Board in May 2014 representing Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). Mr. Prince William Ankrah has over 25 years of organizational experience.


Issued in Accra, this 27th
day of May, 2014

November 2013

GGBL announces the resignation of Mr. Didier Leleu from the board of the company effective 31st July, 2013.

The company further announces the appointment of Mr. Oladele Olusegun Ajayi to the board in October 2013.

Mr. Oladele Olusegun Ajayi is the Managing Director for Heineken, Central and East Africa. He has a twenty-four (24) year organizational experience with Heineken and also has experience in Business Consultancy.

He holds B.Sc. in (Chemical Engineering), PhD. in (Mechanical & Process Engineering) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK.

Mr. Oladele Olusegun Ajayi replaces Mr. Didier Leleu on the board.


Issued in Accra, this 18th
day of November, 2013

October 2013

Final Dividend
GGBL 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¢0.0173 per share for the 2013 financial year. 
 
Qualifying date
All shareholders registered in the books of GGBL at the close of business on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 will qualify for the final dividend.
 
Closure of Register
In view of this the Register of shareholders will be closed from Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Friday, November 15, 2013 (both dates inclusive).
 
Ex-Dividend Date
In view of the foregoing, the ex-dividend date has been set as Monday, November 11, 2013. Consequently, an investor purchasing GGBL shares before this date will be entitled to the final dividend. However, an investor buying GGBL shares on or after Wednesday, November 11, 2013will not be entitled to the final dividend.
 
Dividend Payment Date
The dividend will be paid on December 20, 2013.
Issued in Accra, this 22nd     
day of October, 2013.

June 2013

GGBL announces the resignation of Ms. Afua Oduro Asante as the Company Secretary effective from May 22, 2013 and that Ms. Harriett Essie Humphrey-Ackumey has been appointed as a Company Secretary to replace her.

Ms. Humphrey-Ackumey has over twenty (20) years’ experience in Banking and Finance, Company Law and Practice, Human Rights, Insurance and Labour related issues. She previously worked with the State Insurance Company (now SIC Insurance Company Ltd), The Trust Bank Limited (now Ecobank Ghana Limited), Cal Merchant Bank (now CAL Bank Limited), and the UN Refugee Agency Representation in Ghana. She incorporated the CAL Asset Management Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CAL Bank Limited, and became its first Company Secretary.

Prior to joining GGBL she was the Head of Legal and Company Secretary of Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited and Company Secretary of Fidelity Asia Bank Limited, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Law and Psychology and a Subsidiary Degree in Ancient History and Biology from the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn. Essie is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and a Notary Public. She is passionate about the law and also gives back to the community by doing pro bono work.



Issued in Accra, this 5th
day of June, 2013

February 2013

GGBL announces the resignation of Mr. Stephen C. Gannon from the Board of the company effective February 18, 2013.

The company also announces the appointment of Mrs. Agnes Emefa Essah to the Board effective February 18, 2013 to replace Mr. Stephen C. Gannon.

Mrs. Agnes Emefa Essah is the Marketing Director for Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited and has held this role since December 2011 when she returned to Ghana after having successfully completed a 3-year international assignment as the Head of Marketing at Namibia Breweries Limited in Namibia. Mrs. AEssah has over eighteen years experience as a Marketing professional and worked for Milicom Ghana Limited, the Electricity Company of Ghana and M&J Group in senior marketing positions before joining Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited in 2002.

She holds an MBA and BA in English and Arabic and obtained both degrees from the University of Ghana in 1990 and 2001 respectively.

Issued in Accra, this 28th
day of February, 2013

October 2012

Final Dividend
GGBL 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¢0.024 per share for the 2012 financial year. 
 
Qualifying date
All shareholders registered in the books of GGBL at the close of business on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 will qualify for the final dividend.
 
Closure of Register
In view of this the Register of shareholders will be closed from Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012 (both dates inclusive).
 
Ex-Dividend Date
In view of the foregoing, the ex-dividend date has been set as Monday, November 12, 2012. Consequently, an investor purchasing GGBL shares before this date will be entitled to the final dividend. However, an investor buying GGBL shares on or after Wednesday, November 12, 2012will not be entitled to the final dividend.
 
Dividend Payment Date
The dividend will be paid on December 14, 2012.
 
Annual General Meeting
GGBL’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the National Theatre, Accra at 10 am.
 
Issued in Accra, this 25th
day of October, 2012.

November 2010

Our Press Release No. 245/2010 refers.

GGBL has announced that the Annual General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2010 has been postponed in light of the fact that day has been declared a public holiday. Therefore find below the details on the new AGM date and Venue:

DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010

VENUE: ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

TIME: 10:00 AM


Issued in Accra, this 15t

October 2010

Results
GGBL has released its 2010 Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2010 as per the extracts attached.

Annual General Meeting
The Company’s 38th Annual General Meeting will be held at the National Theatre, Accra on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10 am.


Issued in Accra, this 1st
day of October, 2010


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October 2009

Final Dividend
GGBL has announced a Final Dividend of GH¢0.3887 per share for the year ended June 30, 2009.

Qualifying date
All shareholders registered in the books of GGBL at the close of business on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 will qualify for the final dividend of GH¢0.3887 per share.

Closure of Register
The Register of shareholders will be closed from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, November 20, 2009 (both dates inclusive).

Ex-Dividend Date
The ex-dividend date has been set as Monday, November 16, 2009. Consequently, an investor purchasing GGBL shares before this date will be entitled to the Final Dividend. However, an investor buying GGBL shares on or after Monday, November 16, 2009 will not be entitled to the final dividend.

Dividend Payment Date
The Final Dividend of GH¢0.3887 per share will be paid on Friday, December 11, 2009.

Annual General Meeting
The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi at 10 am.


Issued at Accra, this 8th
day of October, 2009.
GGBL has released its audited Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2009 as per the extracts attached.



Issued at Accra, this 5th
day of October, 2009.


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March 2009

Interim Dividend
GGBL has announced an Interim Dividend of GH¢0.0113 per share for the half year ending December 31, 2008.

Qualifying date
All shareholders registered in the books of GGBL at the close of business on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 will qualify for the interim dividend of GH¢0.0113 per share.

Closure of Register
The Register of shareholders will be closed from Thursday, April 16 to Friday, April 17, 2009 (both dates inclusive).

Ex-Dividend Date
The ex-dividend date has been set as Monday, April 13, 2009. Consequently, an investor purchasing GGBL shares before this date will be entitled to the Interim Dividend. However, an investor buying GGBL shares on or after Monday, April 13, 2009 will not be entitled to the Interim Dividend.

Dividend Payment Date
The Interim Dividend of GH¢0.0113 per share will be paid on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


Issued at Accra, this 27th
day of March, 2009.

Financial Statements

April 2018

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

Issued at Accra, this 27th day of April, 2018.

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the nine months ending March, 2018 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 24 th day of April, 2018

January 2018

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

Issued in Accra, this 26 th day of January, 2018

October 2017

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarterending September 30, 2017 as per the attached.

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

GGBL has released its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2017 as per the attached.

Issued in Accra, this 3 rd day of October, 2017.

 

 

February 2017

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

Issued in Accra, this 6th day of  February, 2017

October 2016

Results

GGBL has released its 2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2016 as per the extracts attached.

Annual General Meeting

The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the ALISA HOTEL, ACCRA on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10 am.

 

 

 

Issued in Accra, this 27th       

day of  September, 2016.

 

April 2016

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

Issued in Accra, this 27th day of  April, 2016

February 2016

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

Issued in Accra, this 10th day of  February, 2016

October 2015

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

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

September 2015

GGBL has released its Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2015 as per the attached.

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

April 2015

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

Issued in Accra, this 28th
day of April, 2015

October 2014

GGBL 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

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending March 31, 2014 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 29th
day of April, 2014

October 2013

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the first quarter ending September 30, 2013 as per the attached


Issued in Accra, this 29th
day of October, 2013

September 2013

Results
GGBL has released its 2013 Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended June 30, 2013 as per the extracts attached.

Annual General Meeting
The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10 am.


Issued in Accra, this 30th
day of September, 2013

April 2013

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the third quarter ending March 31, 2013 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 26th
day of April, 2013

February 2013

GGBL has released its un-audited Financial Statements for the half year ending December 31, 2012 as per the attached.


Issued in Accra, this 7th
day of February, 2013

Market News & Information

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.
 

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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