Shareholders of Guinness Nigeria Plc have approved the N1.008 billion dividend declared and recommended by the Board of the Company at the 71st Annual General Meeting held in Lagos, as the Company recorded a 54 per cent increase in revenue for the year ended June 30, 2021.
Appreciating the support of the shareholders, the Chair, Board of Directors, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Dr Omobola Johnson maintained that the Company will keep up with its growth strategy to continue on its path of profitability.
“We are confident that our strategy is comprehensive and robust. We are keen on making the right investments that will drive growth across board and ensure our competitiveness, despite the challenging business environment. We thank our shareholders for their confidence in the Board and Management of our dear company and we are committed to ensure that we sustain the momentum,” Dr Johnson said.
Johnson further explained that at the heart of Guinness’ success is innovation. “As a company, we keep tasking ourselves regarding innovation and how best to satisfy our consumers with our innovative products. An example is the recent launch of Orijin Tigernut and Ginger; an exciting new variant of the Orijin brand to expand profitability for the brand, while catering to a younger, vibrant demography of consumers. As the only Total Beverage Alcohol Company in Nigeria, we are proud of the legacies of our iconic brands and we hope to keep on turning out products that will make our consumers happy and satisfied.”
“We are also glad that our promise to you last year is being fulfilled as we have been able to implement our strategies and improve on revenue projections as manifested in our financial results. The Board will continue to support the Management in its efforts to sustain global best practices aimed at consistently delivering business growth for stakeholders,” she said.
Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr Baker Magunda, expressed his confidence in the company’s outlook for the future, emphasizing that some key strategic decisions of the company in the last year increases the chances of the company’s journey to sustained profitability.
“The performance of fiscal year 2021 showed that the business delivered growth despite the challenging external environment characterized by COVID-19 restrictions and high inflation. Our strategic objectives will continue to ensure we leverage local opportunities, create value and empowerment through local sourcing, while taking opportunities that will grow revenue and protect our margins.” He added.