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Positioned For Growth: Guaranty Trust Bank Completes Corporate Reorganization

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Aiming to strengthen its long-term competitiveness and growth prospects, Guaranty Trust Bank
plc has completed its re-organisation to a Holding Company Structure. Under the terms of the re-
organisation, a new operating company has been established and amendments made to the
articles of incorporation for a corporate name change. The corporate name of Guaranty Trust
Holding Company Plc and GTCO Plc will be used by the newly established operating company.
The newly established Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc is also pleased to announce its new
Board of Directors as well as changes to the Board of its banking subsidiary, Guaranty Trust
Bank Limited. All the appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria and
disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Exchange Group.
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (“GTCO Plc”) will be governed by a Board of Directors
comprising, Mr. Sola Oyinlola as Chairman of the Board and Mr Segun Agbaje as the Group
Chief Executive Officer, Mr Adebanji Adeniyi as Executive Director, Mrs Cathy Echeozo as Non-
Executive Director, Mr. Suleiman Barau and Mrs. Helen Bouygues as Independent Non-
Executive Directors
The Banking subsidiary, Guaranty Trust Bank Limited will be governed by a Board of Directors
comprising, Mr Ibrahim Hassan as Chairman of the Board, Mrs Miriam Olusanya as Managing
Director, Mr Jide Okuntola as Deputy Managing Director, Mr Haruna Musa as Executive Director,
Mr Olabode Agusto as Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms Imoni Akpofure and Mrs Victoria
Adefala as Independent Non-Executive Directors.
Commenting on the completion of the Corporate Reorganization, Mr Segun Agbaje, the Group
Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, said: “We believe that a Holding
Company Structure will allow us take advantage of new business opportunities in the emerging
competitive landscape and strengthen our earnings base. We are very excited to get started on
the next phase of our incredible journey to driving Africa’s growth by making end-to-end financial
services easily accessible to every African and African Businesses by leveraging Technology
and Strategic Partnerships. As a bank, we were always looking to meet every customer need;
with our corporate reorganization, we will be able to do more to help our customers thrive in this
new world of digital technologies and unprecedented possibilities”.
He further stated that, “Whilst we are evolving as an organization, we remain committed to our
founding values which have endeared our brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond,
and which continues to drive our financial success. As a Proudly African and Truly International
band, we will continue to live by these values—of excellence, hard work and integrity, even as
we create faster, cheaper, safer and more diverse products for people and businesses of varied
types and sizes.”
Prior to its corporate reorganization to Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
has been at the forefront of delivering innovative banking products and services to customers and
best-in-class Return-on-Equity to shareholders. It is widely regarded as the best managed financial
institution in Nigeria and has, over the past decade, embarked on a period of unparalleled growth,
growing its customer base from less than 3 million customers in 2011 to over 24million customers in
2020, and profit before tax from ₦45.5 billion at the end of the 2010 financial year to ₦238.1billion at
the end of the 2020 financial

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