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CORRIGENDUM TO THE NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

We draw your kind attention to the NOTICE dated 2nd July 2018 calling for the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held on 25th July 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi from 12.30 pm in respect of Items 8 (a), 8 (b) and 8 (c) under the title of SPECIAL BUSINESS which proposed an increase in nominal capital of the Company by way of Ordinary Resolution as well as the allotment of shares to the National Treasury.

To take into account all the enabling provisions of the Companies Act No. 17 of 2015, the Directors wish to amend Item 8 to read as follows:

SPECIAL BUSINESS

  1. To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolutions:

 AS ORDINARY RESOLUTION

a) THAT in accordance with section 329 of the Companies Act 2015 (“the Act”), the directors of the Company be authorised to allot shares in the Company or grant rights to subscribe for or to convert any security or existing debt into shares in the Company (“Rights”) up to an aggregate nominal amount of Kenya shillings Five Hundred Million (KShs 500,000,000.00) provided that this authority shall, unless renewed, varied or revoked by the Company, expire five years from the date of this Resolution save that the Company may, before such expiry, make an offer or agreement which would or might require shares to be allotted or Rights to be granted and the directors may allot shares or grant Rights in pursuance of such offer or agreement notwithstanding that the authority conferred by this resolution has expired.

AS SPECIAL RESOLUTION

b) THAT pursuant to Section 404 of the Act, the share capital of the company be increased by an amount of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Million made up of Twenty Fifty Five Million (25,000,000) Ordinary Shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) such shares ranking pari pasu with the existing ordinary shares (“the New Shares”), and in accordance with section 348 of the Act and the authority conferred by Resolution (a) above, the directors be and hereby authorized to allot the New Shares (credited as fully paid) to the National Treasury in consideration of the sum of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Million (Kshs. 500,000,000.) already paid by the National Treasury to the Company as if section 338 of Act (requiring the exercise of pre-emption rights), did not apply.

The amended notice of Annual General Meeting is attached hereto.

Dated at Nairobi this 17th day of July 2018

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

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AMENDED NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE COMPANY WILL BE HELD AT THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL NAIROBI ON
WEDNESDAY, 25TH JULY 2018, AT 12.30 P.M. TO TRANSACT THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS:-

AGENDA

ORDINARY BUSINESS

 1.   To table the proxies and note the presence of a quorum.

2.   To read the notice convening the meeting.

3.  To confirm the minutes of the Twenty Fifth Annual General Meeting held on the 27th July 2017.

4.  To receive, consider and, if approved, adopt the audited balance sheet and Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st December 2017, together with the Directors` and Auditors` report thereon.

5.  To authorize the board to fix the Directors` remuneration.

6.  To elect Directors :

a) Dr. Raymond O. Omollo retires by rotation in accordance with Article 112 as read with Article 114 of the Articles of Association, and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.

b) Mr. Joseph Kipketer Koskey retires from the Board by rotation in accordance with Article 112 as read with Article 114 of the Articles of Association, and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.

7.     To appoint Ernst & Young, as auditors of the Company pursuant to Section 721 (1) & (2) of the Companies Act, 2015, and to authorize the Directors to fix the auditors`  remuneration for 2018

SPECIAL BUSINESS

8.    To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolutions:

AS ORDINARY RESOLUTION

a) THAT in accordance with section 329 of the Companies Act 2015 (“the Act”), the directors of the Company be authorised to allot shares in the Company or grant rights to subscribe for or to convert any security or existing debt into shares in the Company (“Rights”) up to an aggregate nominal amount of Kenya shilling Five Hundred Million (KShs 500,000,000.00) provided that this authority shall, unless renewed, varied or revoked by the Company, expire five years from the date of this Resolution save that the Company may, before such expiry, make an offer or agreement which would or might require shares to be alloted or Rights to be granted and the directors may allot shares or grant Rights in pursuance of such offer or agreement notwithstanding that the authority conferred by this resolution has expired.

AS SPECIAL RESOLUTION

b) THAT pursuant to Section 404 of the Act, the share capital of the company be increased by an amount of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Million made up of Twenty Fifty Five Million (25,000,000) Ordinary Share of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) such shares ranking pari pasu with the existing ordinary shares (“the New Shares”), and in accordance with section 348 of the Act and the authority conferred by Resolution (a) above, the directors be and hereby authorized to allot the New Shares (credited as fully paid) to the National Treasury in consideration of the sum of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Million (Kshs. 500,000,000.) already paid by the National Treasury to the Company as if section 338 of Act (requiring the exercise of pre-emption rights) did not apply.

 

9.    To transact any other business that may be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

Dated at Nairobi this 17th  day of July 2018

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

Download: Amended AGM Notice (PDF)


 

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE COMPANY WILL BE HELD AT THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL NAIROBI ON WEDNESDAY, 25TH JULY 2018, AT 12.30 P.M. TO TRANSACT THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS:-

 AGENDA

 ORDINARY BUSINESS

  • To table the proxies and note the presence of a quorum.
  • To read the notice convening the meeting.
  • To confirm the minutes of the Twenty Fifth Annual General Meeting held on the 27th July 2017.
  • To receive, consider and, if approved, adopt the Audited Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31st December 2017, together with the Directors` and Auditors` report thereon.
  • To authorize the board to fix the Directors` remuneration.
  • To elect Directors :
  • Raymond O. Omollo retires from the Board by rotation in accordance with Article 112 as read with Article 114 of the Articles of Association, and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.
  • Joseph Kipketer Koskey retires from the Board by rotation in accordance with Article 112 as read with Article 114 of the Articles of Association, and being eligible, offers himself for re-election.
  • To appoint Ernst & Young, as auditors of the Company pursuant to Section 721 (1) & (2) of the Companies Act, 2015, and to authorize the Directors to fix the auditors  remuneration for 2018

SPECIAL BUSINESS

  • To consider and, if thought fit, pass the following resolutions:

ORDINARY RESOLUTIONS

  • That the share capital of the Company be increased from Kenya Shillings Two Billion Seven Hundred Million (KSH. 2,700,000,000.00) divided into Fifty Five Million (55,000,000) Ordinary Shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) each and Eighty Million (80,000,000) non-cumulative non-redeemable preference shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) each to Kenya Shillings Three Billion Two Hundred Million (KSH. 3,200,000,000.00) divided into Eighty Million (80,000,000) Ordinary Shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) each and Eighty Million (80,000,000) non-cumulative non-redeemable preference shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) each by the creation thereto of Twenty Fifty Five Million (25,000,000) Ordinary Shares of Kenya Shillings Twenty (KSH.20.00) each ranking pari pasu with the existing ordinary shares.
  • That, in accordance with Article 53 of the Company’s Articles of Association, the Company allots and issues Twenty Five Million (25,000,000) ordinary shares to the National Treasury in consideration of Kenya Shillings Five Hundred Million (KSHs.500,000,000.00) already received by the Company and that such sum shall be deemed to be payment in full for the shares so allotted and such shares to rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.
  • That the Company’s Board of Directors be and is hereby instructed and authorized to take all such actions as are necessary to give effect to the resolutions above.
  • To transact any other business that may be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

Dated at Nairobi this 2nd  day of July 2018

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

WAKONYO IGERIA

Company Secretary

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COMMENTARY ON THE 1STQUARTER 2018 RESULTS

Financials

  • The bank’s performance for the first quarter 2018 was adversely affected by the difficult operating environment, the impact of interest rates capping and lack of adequate capital to meet regulatory requirements and implement the business strategy.
  • The net advances declined by 9% to Kshs 7.9 billion in March 2018 compared to Kshs 8.7 billion the same period last year while customer deposits declined by 8% to Kshs 8.4 billion from Kshs 9.2 billion the same period last year.
  • Interest income declined by 13% to Kshs 304 million from Kshs 344 million while interest expense declined by 18% to Kshs 208 million from Kshs 218 million. Overall the net interest income declined to Kshs 95 million from Kshs 126 million the same period last year.
  • Operating expenses declined by 13% to Kshs 326 million due to decline in impairment charge.
  • The bank recorded a pre-tax loss of KShs 138 million in the period ending 31 March 2018.

Strategic Positioning

  • Consolidated Bank is 100% owned by the Government of Kenya. The National Treasury owns 78% of the ordinary share capital; the National Social Security Fund owns 5% while other state corporations own the balance of 17%.
  • Capital determines the volume of business a bank can underwrite. The Board of Directors of Consolidated Bank has been consulting the National Treasury with a view of unlocking the full potential of the bank through recapitalization.
  • On the basis of these consultations, the National Treasury injected bridging capital of Kshs 500 million on 21 May 2018 to immediately shore up the capital levels and support the bank as it implements a long term recapitalization solution. Further consultations with the other shareholders are ongoing.
  • A Transaction Advisor was appointed on 10th May 2018 to facilitate implementation of the long term capital solution.
  • The Transaction Advisor is currently undertaking a comprehensive due diligence on thebank after which they will advise and help implement the most appropriate capital raising option .
  • The bank continues to provide excellent customer service underpinned by an excellent technology platform that allows customers to transact at any of our branches and through the digital channels.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Consolidated Bank wishes to thank all our customers for their continued loyalty and support. We look forward to serving you better with more innovative products and services because we know WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER.

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Customer Newsletter – December 2017 Issue

Welcome to the second issue of the Sorter year 2017. The past half year has been good and the second half has been even better with a beehive of activities which include but are not limited to:
• The Customer Service week
• Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
• EMV MasterCard Migration
• Q-Less Banking upgrade (Digital Banking)

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Customer Newsletter – January 2017 Issue

2016 was a unique year in many aspects for Consolidated Bank and the wider banking industry. The Banking (Amendment) Bill 2015 has profoundly changed the Kenyan financial services industry. The impact has been immense and I am sure you too have felt it in your daily lives. The new law pegs interest rates for credit and deposit products to the Central Bank Rate.

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