The recommended dividend is inclusive of interim dividend of N8 billion, which is N1.00 (one naira only)per share earlier paid by the company in November 2017.
In the company statement signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Uaboi Agbebaku, the Board also announced a N33 billion profit aftertax (PAT) for 2017 on a revenue of N344 billion. This represents a 16% increase in Profitafter tax from N28.4 billion in 2016 and a 10% growth in turnover from N313 billion inthe corresponding period.
According to Mr. Agbebaku, “whilst the foreign exchange situation improved in thecourse of the year, double digit inflation continued to impact both businesses andconsumers. Nevertheless, the company was able to end the year with improved resultsthrough continuous focus and execution of the twin agenda of cost leadership andmarket leadership supported by innovation”.
The Board maintained that whilst there are some early signs of improvement in themacro-economic condition, this is yet to be reflected in consumer confidence. TheBoard remains confident that the Company has a clear strategy to deliver good returnon investment to Shareholders as part of its commitment to Winning with Nigeria.