Africa's Ecobank says 9-month pretax profit surges 56 pct
LAGOS Oct 30 (Reuters) - Africa's Ecobank Transnational said on Wednesday its nine-month pretax profit rose to $299 million, up 56 percent from the same period a year ago.
The lender, whose chairman Kolapo Lawson earlier announced that he will step down owing to alleged governance concerns, proposed a dividend of 0.4 cents per share.
Gross earnings rose to $1.45 billion in the nine months to Sept 30, from $1.17 billion in the same period last year, the bank said in a statement.
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