The newly-formed Barclays Africa by Absa and Barclays Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa.

The listing which was done August 2, 2013, is said to be a milestone in South African corporate history.

?The now pan-African Group has concluded the largest acquisition by a bank in Africa, almost two months ahead of deadline,? said a joint statement.

Wendy Lucas-Bull, Chairman of Barclays Africa Group, said ?This is a tremendously exciting and significant moment for Absa and Barclays. This is also a big deal for Barclays.?

According to Lucas-Bull, Barclays understands that Africa offers great opportunity which is why it is one of its core pillars of future growth.

By Ekow Quandzie/


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