TotalEnergies shareholders get N8.39bn dividend for 2023 financial year

Shareholders of TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc on Friday unanimously approved a total of N8.49 billion final dividend proposed by the company’s Board of Directors for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2023.
The shareholders gave their approval at the 46th Annual General Meeting(AGM) of the energy firm held in Lagos.
In his address, Mr Jean-Phillipe Torres, Chairman, Board of Directors, TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria, said that the sum represented N25.00 per
share, subject to the deduction of appropriate withholding taxes at the time of payment.
On the company’s financial performance, Torres stated that in spite of the difficult terrain, TotalEnergies Marketing increased its turnover by 32 per cent from N482.47 billion in 2022 to N635.95 billion in year 2023.
He noted that this was possible as a result of patronage by its loyal customers, commitment from its shareholders, board, management and staff of the firm in the face of such adversity.
According to him, the firm’s Profit After Tax(PAT), however, decreased by 20 per cent from N16.12 billion in year 2022 to N12.91 billion in year 2023.
“2023 was a year like no other. It was an extremely complicated and difficult year for your company,” he said.
According to him, the effects of security challenge in the country, the Naira redesign policy, removal of fuel subsidy and floating of the Naira, inflation, among other economic policies affected the overall operations and turnover of companies.
The chairman revealed that in the year 2023, due to unavailability of foreign exchange, TotalEnergies like other marketers did not import PMS.
Torres explained that NNPC maintained the role of sole importer of PMS and TotalEnergies and other marketers purchased PMS and AGO from NNPC.
“During the year, there were several outages of PMS which slowed activities in our stations across the country.
“AGO and Jet A1 remain fully deregulated but access to foreign exchange by marketers continues to be a challenge, inhibiting imports.
“The price of AGO opened the year at N850 per litre and closed as high as N1,200 per litre,” he said.
On the company’s future outlook, Torres assured that TotalEnergies remained hopeful and would continue to invest and deliver top tier services.
The board chairman emphasised the company’s 67-year legacy of providing high-quality products and services, guided by strong ethical standards.

Responding, a shareholder, Mr William Adebayo, commended the board and management for paying dividends amid harsh economic conditions and for improving turnover.

He advised the board to work on reducing administrative expenses and suggested separating figures of technical fees paid to the parent company from management fees in future reports.

Adebayo also urged further empowerment of general managers to boost profitability.

TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of TotalEnergies, a multinational energy company operating in over 130 countries, committed to providing sustainable products and services for its customers.

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