Access Bank Plc has posted a pre-tax profit (PBT) of N97.49 billion in six months as of June 30.
This is stated in the bank’s interim financial statement, signed by the company secretary, Sunday Ekwochi, which was published Thursday in Lagos on the website of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd. is placed.
The PBT represented a growth of 31.21 percent compared to N74.30 billion in the comparable period of 2020.
The statement said after-tax profit (PAT) was N86.93 billion, up from N61.03 billion in the comparable period of 2020.
The result also showed that gross profit increased to N450.62 billion for the period under review, from N396.75 billion in the same period of 2020.
According to the statement, the Board of Directors has proposed an interim dividend of 30k per common share of 50k each, up from 25k paid in the comparable period of 2020.