Kenya’s top liquor manufacturing company East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has announced a name change.
In a statement released on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the company noted that going forward, it will now be known as ‘East African Breweries PLC’ and not ‘East African Breweries Limited’.
The company noted that the name change was effective October 1, 2021.
Explaining the reason behind the change, the company noted that the move is in line with requirements of the Kenya law under the Companies Act of 2015.
“…Pursuant to the issuance of the Certificate of Change of Name by Registrar of Companies, the company has changed its name from “East African Breweries Limited” to “East African Breweries PLC” with effect from October 1, 2021.
“The change has been made in compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 2015 and was duly approved by the Shareholders of the Company during the 2021 Virtual Annual General Meeting held on 14th September 2021,” the statement read in part.
Explaining the effects of the name change, the company further noted that the change will have no impact on its existing partnerships and contractual obligations.
“All contractual relationships and obligations that East African Breweries Limited had with its customers, partners, and other stakeholders are not in any way affected by this change of name,” the company said.
Additionally, the company noted that it will continue trading as EABL in the stock market, adding that EABL is the duly registered name and trademark owned by the company.