Nairobi Securities Exchange suspends trading of ARM Cement

Nairobi Securities Exchange suspends trading of ARM Cement

Kenya: The Nairobi Securities Exchange has suspended trading of ARM Cement following the company going into administration. The suspension took effect from 20 August 2018 and will last for seven days, according to Reuters. On 18 August 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers said that the cement producer had been placed into administration following the resignation of its chief executive officer (CEO) Pradeep Paunrana. However, Paunrana intends to remain on the board of the company. PricewaterhouseCoopers has appointed Muniu Thoiti and George Weru as joint administrators.

In June 2017 ARM Cement reported that its net loss more than doubled to US$55m in 2017 due to poor demand in Kenya and Tanzania. UK-government investor CDC Group, which holds a 41% stake in the company, then forced the replacement of board members Ketso Gordhan and Pepe Meijer with Sofia Bianchi and Rohit Anand.

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