GTBank CEO Segun Agbaje made over N200 million in four days
Segun Agbaje, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (the parent company of GTBank), has become N267.3 million richer.
The substantial financial gain resulted from the soaring value of the GTCO shares after four days of trading on the stock market.
Data obtained from the Nigerian exchange limited(NGX) showed that during the trading period from Monday, May 15, 2023, to Thursday, May 18, 2023, GTCO shares increased by 8.71%.
GTCO shares opened the week trading at N24.1 per share, but as of Thursday, May 18, it has increased to N26.2 per share.
As a result, Agbaje, one of the bank’s major shareholders, reaped substantial profits from the surge in stock prices.
Agbaje, a highly respected and influential figure in the Nigerian banking industry, has consistently guided GTbank towards success during his tenure as CEO.
As GTCO’s shares reached new highs, Agbaje, who holds a 126.9 million (126,960,152) direct and indirect stake in the bank, enjoyed substantial financial gains.
On Monday, when GTCO’s share price started at N24.1 per share, the value of his 126.9 million stood at N3.05 billion.
By Thursday, Agbaje’s stock value had increased by N33.2 billion, earning him a lucrative windfall of N266.6 million in just four days—a sweet reward for his investment.
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