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Sri Lanka Equity Forum » Stock Market Talk » Abans group failed to comply with corporate governance Rule 7.10

Abans group failed to comply with corporate governance Rule 7.10

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Troubled Abans plc Profit for 9 months to Dec 2017 dropped by 85% from 320 mn to 50 mn.profit for 3 months to Dec 2017 dropped by 84% from 17 mn to 2 mn.Diversion funds to sister companies has resulted in 105 mn loss mainly related to the joint venture property development Colombo City Centre.

Due to One of the non independent director and audit committee chairman namely Hiran Embuldeniya (common director of Abans plc and Abans finance plc) , The group has failed to comply with corporate governance requirements set out in Rule 7.10 of listing rules.

Embuldeniya is the shareholder director of Ironwood Investment which holds major shares in Abans Finance . Due to this conflict of interest their shareholding (49.67%)in Abans Finance PLC along with Ironwood Investment(41.89.%) , sister companies (Able investment, A B Cold storage , A B Securitas , Cleantech)51.54% , directors (2.57%)and proxy employees (2.04%) is 98.04% resulting in public holding of 1.96% .

They have fraudulently declared to CSE as 8.10%.

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