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Access Bank, Others Take-over Etisalat Nigeria

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Access Bank PLC and other Nigerian and foreign banks, has taken over the management of Etisalat Nigeria, effective June 15, a statement from Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate stated.

According to Premium Times, the takeover followed the collapse of the effort by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services, EMTS, promoted by-one time Chairman, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, to reach agreement with the banks on debt restructuring plan in the protracted $1.72 billion (about N541.8 billion) debt impasse.

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However, EMTS Holding BV, established in the Netherlands, has up to June 23 to complete the transfer of 100 percent of the company’s shares in Etisalat to the United Capital Trustees Limited, the legal representative of the consortium of banks.

It is reported that the parent company, Etisalat Group, made the announcement on Tuesday on the floor of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, United Arab Emirate.

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