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International Breweries narrows loss in half-year

Ilesha-based International Breweries Plc said its losses in the first-half of the year (Apr – Sept) narrowed to N52m, from ₦1.9bn in the previous year.

The brewer blamed the loss on unrealized foreign exchange loss which skyrocketed 894% in the six months to ₦983m ($2.7 million). The maker of Trophy lager said it had a particularly difficult second quarter as much of the FX loss came from this period, rising 4,238% to ₦945m ($2.6 million). The net loss in Q2 was even far much greater, at ₦1.2bn, from ₦216m.

International Breweries merger moves a step closer to completion, gets shareholders’ approval

International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”), said on Thursday that its shareholders and the shareholders of Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited (the “merging entities”) have approved the merger of all three companies.

With approval received from the shareholders of the merging entities, the company said it will will seek final regulatory approvals from the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”), as well as the sanction by the Federal High Court (“FHC”), after which, the merger becomes effective.

IBPlc Foundation calls on S’West indegenous Entrepreneurs to apply for its Kickstart entrepreneurship scheme

International Breweries Plc Foundation has called on indigenous entrepreneurs, who are solving some of the social problems facing the South-West region of the country, to apply for its ‘KickStart’ programme.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company said, “Online applications open October 9 and closes on November 6, 2017. This year’s applications can be filled and completed by visiting the International Breweries Plc Foundation KickStart website.”

AB InBev to increase equity stake in Nigerian operation post-merger

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgian brewer which controls three independently operated breweries in Nigeria will increase its majority equity stake in International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”) to 75.1% following the completion of the ongoing merger of its Nigerian operations.

AB InBev announced in early June that the Board of Directors of its three indirect Nigerian subsidiaries – IBPlc, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited had agreed to explore a merger of their operations subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.

The firm followed up in August by announcing it had secured the needed regulatory approvals from the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Nigerian Stock exchange (“NSE”) to merge its operations in Nigeria.

International Breweries to change its financial Year-end to December

International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”) announced on Wednesday that it would be changing its financial year-end from 31 March to 31 December of every year.

In a statement released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the firm said that the first application would be for a nine months period ending 31 December, 2017.

AB InBev gets nod to merge its Nigerian breweries

International Breweries Plc (“IBPlc”), the Ilesha-based brewer owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced on Tuesday it has received regulatory approvals from the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”) to merge with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries.

First Quarter profit fall at International Breweries as input costs rise

International Breweries Plc reported a profit decline of 18% for the first quarter of 2017/2018 financial year despite seeing a record 37% surge in sales to N9.4bn ($26m), from N6.9bn ($19.1m). The company which makes Trophy Lager and Betamalt said that profit fell to N1.4bn ($3.8m), from N1.7bn ($4.7m) in 2016.

International Breweries regains profitability at Year-end as revenue surges 41%

International Breweries Plc, said on Friday that year-end results for the 2016/2017 financial year ending on 31st March 2017 showed a 41% growth in revenue to N32.7bn, up from N23.3bn in the previous year.

The maker of Trophy Lager and Betamalt saw a 42% rise in Gross Profit, helped by increased capacity and further market penetration as noted by Anheuser-Busch InBev, its parent company to analysts. International Breweries spent more resources on promotions as marketing expense surged 142% to N5.09bn, from N3.6bn in the preceding year.

Anheuser-Busch InBev moves to merge its breweries in Nigeria

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewer took steps on Tuesday to consolidate its operations in Nigeria.  International Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of the Belgian brewer announced on Tuesday that the Board of Directors of the three independently operated breweries controlled by AB InBev, namely International Breweries Plc, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited have agreed to explore a merger of their operations subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.

International Breweries appoints new Board Chairman, COO

International Breweries Plc, the Ilesha-based brewer owned by AB InBev has named Mr. Sunday Akintoye Omole as its new Board Chairman effective 22 March, 2017.

Mr. Omole takes over from the erstwhile Managing Director and Board Chairman, Otunba Michael Daramola, who retired in line with the company’s Articles of Association.