GURANTY Trust Bank Plc, GTBank, has announced its first-half (H1) pretax profit for the period ended June 30 which rose from 18.2 percent to N63.11 billion from N53.39 billion recorded a year ago.
Also, profit after tax, PAT, for the period grew 21.3 percent to N53.37 billion from N44.0 billion recorded the same period in 2014.
Gross earnings increased from N132.98 billion in the first-half of 2014 to N152.99 billion in the review period of 2015; indicating an increase of 15.0 percent, it said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE.
The lender declared an interim dividend of 25 kobo per share to shareholders. It said the closure of register date is September 8, while payment has been scheduled for September 21.
Shares at GTBank sold at N22 per share at the close of trading on the Nigerian bourse.

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