Management Denies Sale Of Polaris Bank
Management of Polaris Bank has debunked rumours milling around that the bank has been put up for sale.
The bank says an online publication purportedly circulating that the bank has been sold was false and should be disregarded by the members of the Nigerian public.
The statement from the bank on Friday reads: “Our attention has been drawn to an online report on the purported sale of Polaris Bank Limited.
“This publication is speculative, deliberately intended to create panic and should be disregarded by the banking public.
“Stakeholders may recall the regulatory intervention in the erstwhile Skye Bank by the CBN and the subsequent injection of capital via the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) through a bridge bank process, which birthed Polaris Bank in 2018. The bank has since stabilized its operations following the intervention; improving its balance sheet, customer base and profitability.
“Whilst the intention has always been to return the bank to private ownership, such a sale would occur following regulatory approvals with formal notification to all relevant stakeholders. The Bank is committed to ensuring timely communication to the public during such an event.
“The Board and Management hereby reassure its customers, staff and the general public that Polaris Bank remains a stable, strong and credible financial institution, positioned to deliver sustainable value to all its stakeholders.”