Summit Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha AGM Announced: Dividend Endorsement, Merger Proposal, and FPO Agenda on the Table

Summit Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (SMFDB) has announced the date for its 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30th Jestha, 2080. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Arniko Party Palace in Banepa, commencing at 10:30 AM.

One of the key agendas of the AGM is the endorsement of a 14.276582% dividend for the fiscal year 2078/79. During the 33rd board of directors meeting held on Falgun 15, it was decided to distribute this dividend on the paid-up capital of Rs. 49.40 crores. The proposed dividend includes a bonus dividend of 13.562753%, amounting to Rs. 6.70 crores, and a cash dividend of 0.713829%, equivalent to Rs. 35.26 lakhs (for tax purposes).

Additionally, the AGM will discuss and vote on resolutions related to the Due Diligence Audit and Memorandum of Understanding for the proposed merger between Summit Laghubitta and National Microfinance Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited (NMFBS). The share swap ratio for the merger has been set at 100:82, meaning that for every 100 units of Summit’s shares, shareholders will receive 82-unit shares of National Microfinance.

Furthermore, the meeting will address the issuance of Further Public Offerings (FPO) to the general public, aiming to increase the company’s public shareholding ratio by 30%. Currently, the promoter to public shareholding ratio of the company stands at 80.63:19.37. There is also an agenda to raise the authorized capital to Rs. 70 crores.

It is important to note that the book closure date has been set on Jestha 18. Shareholders who hold shares before this date will be eligible for the dividend payout and are welcome to attend the AGM. These discussions and resolutions signify the company’s efforts to enhance shareholder value and explore opportunities for growth and expansion.

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