TABLE OF CONTENTS
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LIST OF CONTACTS PREFACE DISCLAIMER AND STATEMENTS DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT TIME TABLE OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TRANSACTION OVERVIEW KEY INVESTMENT CONSIDERATIONS PROFILE OF THE ISSUER BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ISSUER THE KENYAN ECONOMY: AN OVERVIEW AN OVERVIEW OF THE BANKING SECTOR IN KENYA CORPORATE INFORMATION BOARD COMMENTARY ON ISSUER’S STRATEGIC PLAN RISK FACTORS REPORT OF INDEPENDENT VALUERS ACCOUNTANTS’ REPORT LEGAL OPINION GENERAL INFORMATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION LIST OF STOCKBROKERS AND INVESTMENT BANKS ON THE NAIROBI STOCK EXCHANGE
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97 Appendix I
1. LIST OF CONTACTS
ISSUER ISSUER : EQUITY BANK LIMITED Registered Head Office, NHIF Building 4th Floor, P.O. Box 7504-00200 NAIROBI Name / Title of Contact Persons Mr. James Njuguna Mwangi Chief Executive & Managing Director Mrs. Mary Wangari Wamae Company Secretary and Registrar
Office Contact +254 20 273667 (tel) +254 20 2737276 (fax) email@example.com +254 20 273667 (tel) +254 20 2737276 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS FOR THE LISTING JOINT FINANCIAL ADVISORS AND SPONSORING STOCK BROKERS: 1. SUNTRA INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED 0th Floor, Nation Centre Kimathi Street P.O. Box 7406-00200 NAIROBI Name / Title of Contact Persons Office Contact Mr. James Murigu +254 20 247530 (tel) Managing Director +254 20 224329 (fax) email@example.com 2. DYER & BLAIR INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED 0th Floor, Loita House Loita Street P.O. Box 45396-0000 NAIROBI Name / Title of Contact Persons Office Contact Mr. Mohammed Hassan +254 20 3240000 (tel) Executive Director +254 20 28633 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org REPORTING ACCOUNTANTS : ERNST & YOUNG Kenya Re Towers, Upper Hill Off Ragati Road P.O. Box 44286-0000 NAIROBI Name / Title of Contact Persons Office Contact Mr. Joseph Cheboror +254 20 275300 (tel) Partner +254 20 27627 (fax) email@example.com LEGAL ADVISORS : WALKER KONTOS ADVOCATES Hakika House Bishops Road P.O. Box 60680-00200 NAIROBI Name / Title of Contact Persons Office Contact Mr. Peter Mwangi +254 20 273023 (tel) Partner +254 20 278429 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of this Information Memorandum having attached to it the document required by Section 43 of the Companies Act (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Kenya) has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies in Nairobi for registration. This Information Memorandum includes particulars given in compliance with the Companies Act and with the requirements of the Capital Markets Authority (established under The Capital Markets Act, Chapter 485A of the Laws of Kenya) (the “CMA”) and the rules and regulations of the Nairobi Stock Exchange Limited (the “NSE”). The directors of Equity Bank Limited, whose names appear on pages 38 and 39 of this Information Memorandum under the Chapter on Corporate Governance, accept responsibility for the information contained in this document. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case) the information contained in this Information Memorandum is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. Equity Bank Limited (the “Issuer”“Equity” ”Equity Bank” or “Bank”), a public limited liability company incorporated , , in the Republic of Kenya with registration number C. 4/2005, and having a share capital of KShs. 500,000,000 divided into 00,000,000 ordinary shares of KShs. 5 each and all ranking pari passu inter se intends to list (by way of introduction) all of its 90, 564,550 issued and fully paid ordinary shares (the “Shares”) on the NSE on 7th August 2006 (the “ Listing Date”). The Shares will be listed on the Main Investment Market...
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