April 1, 2017/NSE
This is to inform members of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), esteemed shareholders end other stakeholders that Diamond Bank Plc is unable to release its 2016 audited financial statements by March 31, 2017 as required of us by NSE rules.
We have been notified that due to the stage of review of our accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), it is unlikely that this will be concluded in line for us to comply with the NSE and other regulatory rules guiding release of annual audited accounts.
We have therefore sought the approval of the NSE and the Securities end Exchange Commission (SEC) for a delayed release. We are however Optimistic that the accounts will be made available on or before April 30, 2017.