FMHL | Release of 2017 Annual Report

By Published On: May 21st, 2018Categories: Corporate announcement

Group Chairman’s Statement to Shareholders

Zimbabwe was expected to record a 3.7% growth in GDP in 2017 (2016: 0.7%) on the back of a good 2016/17 agriculture season. This was complemented by the recovery of the mining sector following the increase in international commodity prices…

As part of the Group’s growth strategy, on 31 August 2017, shareholders approved the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of NicozDiamond Insurance Company Limited (”NDIL”) and a renounceable Rights Offer to raise US$17.25 million…

Statement of financial position
The Group’s total assets increased from US$229.7 million as at 31 December 2016 to US$329.9 million as at 31 December 2017…

In the short to medium term, the economy is expected to recover following enhanced international re-engagement and improved business performance driven by the agriculture and mining sectors…

At a meeting held on 16 March 2018, the Board resolved that a final dividend of US$1 050 000, being US0.15 cents per share be declared from the profits of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2017…

Lastly, I would like to thank our shareholders, regulators, customers and other stakeholders for their efforts and support to the Group. I would also like to thank fellow Board members, management and staff for their unwavering commitment, wise counsel and vision in taking the Group forward.

Oliver Mtasa

FMHL | 2017 Annual report.pdf

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