Herbert Wigwe, The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, the parent company of Access Bank, has purchased more shares investment in the financial institution. According to corporate filings on the Nigerian exchange, Wigwe acquired an additional 1.13 billion shares valued at N11.35 billion in the lender.
The development cemented Wigwe’s place as one of the top shareholders and increased his stake in the organization from 4.93 percent to 8.13 percent.
Following the acquisition, Wigwe now owns 2.89 billion shares worth N29.34 billion in Access Holdings, the parent company of Access Bank.
Details from Access Holdings’ corporate filings showed that he bought 1.13 billion shares through his investment company, Tengen Holdings (Mauritius) Limited.
This increased Wigwe’s indirect shares to 2.68 billion, split between United Alliance Company Nigeria Trust and Capital Limited and Coronation Trustees Tengen Mauritius He holds 201.23 million direct shares.
Access Bank is one of the largest banks in Nigeria, and Wigwe, who has been at the forefront of the bank’s achievements, was been duly rewarded. As Legit.ng reported earlier, that Access bank made over N1 trillion gross earnings in 2022 and Wigwe received N86 million compensation.
This payment covers his salary, sitting allowance, and other benefits that his position enjoys.