FMDQ Exchange Welcomes the Union Bank of Nigeria PLC Commercial Paper Programme to its Platform

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Nigeria’s largest securities exchange by turnover, FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited (“FMDQ Exchange” or the “Exchange”), has once again demonstrated operational excellence in the processing and approval of the registration of the Union Bank of Nigeria PLC ₦100.00 billion Commercial Paper (“CP”) Programme, on the Exchange platform in September 2022. This registration will bring the total number of securities admitted on FMDQ Exchange to one hundred and ten (110) with a total market value of ₦3.36 trillion.

Union Bank of Nigeria PLC (“Union Bank”) is one of Nigeria’s long-standing banking institutions that offers a portfolio of banking services to individuals, small and medium-scale enterprises, commercial and corporate clients. The registration of this CP Programme, which is sponsored by UCML Capital Limited (Lead Sponsor), Standard Chartered Capital & Advisory Nigeria Limited and Renaissance Securities (Nigeria) Limited – all Registration Member (Quotations) of FMDQ Exchange, tactically positions Union Bank to raise short-term finance from the Nigerian debt markets easily and quickly at a time in the future it determines suitable, through CP issues, within the CP Programme limit.

In support of its mandate to deepen the Nigerian financial markets, FMDQ Exchange will continue to support the efficient allocation of capital by providing a credible platform for capital formation and effective intermediation towards fostering economic growth and development. The Exchange will continue to fulfil its market development, organiser, and governance mandates, by providing a cost-effective, efficient, well-regulated, transparent, and trusted platform where the raising and transfer of capital can take place, whilst adding value to its diverse stakeholder groups.

FMDQ Group PLC is Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure (“FMI”) group, strategically positioned to provide registration, listing, quotation and noting services; integrated trading, clearing & central counterparty, settlement, and risk management for financial market transactions; depository of securities, as well as data and information services, across the debt capital, foreign exchange, derivatives and equity markets, through its wholly owned subsidiaries – FMDQ Exchange, FMDQ Clear Limited, FMDQ Depository Limited and FMDQ Private Markets Limited. As a sustainability-focused FMI group, FMDQ Group, through FMDQ Exchange, operates Africa’s premier Green Exchange – FMDQ Green Exchange – positioned to lead the transition towards a sustainable future.

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