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New Vision Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd formerly New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation was established by an act of parliament, New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation Act, Cap 230. In 2002, New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation was registered as public limited liability company.
New Vision Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd was listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange in November,2004 and its trades as “NVL” ISIN 0000000162.
A shareholder is a person, company, organization that legally owns at least one share or more in the company stock.
A share is an interest of a shareholder in a company measured by a sum of money and made up of various rights contained in the contract entered into by the shareholder and the company.
The majority shareholder in New Vision is the Government of Uganda with a shareholding of 53.3%. The Public holds the remaining 46.7%.
Check out our Company's list of licensed Brokers & Agents and contact any of your preferred agent and you will be attended to.
New Vision only offers ordinary shares
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Yes, a minor can own shares in the company through an adult. To acquire shares on behalf of a minor, please contact our share brokers and agents.
Check out our Company's list of licensed Brokers & Agents and contact any of your preferred agent/broker and you will be attended to.
All the Agents and Brokers listed on that page are authorized to deal on behalf of New Vision.
Yes, you can. Please contact our share brokers and agents listed here and contact any of your preferred agent/broker and you will be attended to.
All the Agents and Brokers listed on that page are authorized to deal on behalf of New Vision.
Just like any other property, the shares of the deceased shareholder remain intact until our share registrars receive instructions of the deceased’s legal administrator/ executor to deal with them otherwise.
Step one: Acquire letters of administration or grant of probate from court. Step two: Contact our legal office at New Vision headquarters with copies of the letters of administration or grant of probate and a copy of your valid national identification card.
Yes, you can. Please contact our share brokers and agents listed here and contact any of your preferred agent/broker and you will be attended to.
All the Agents and Brokers listed on that page are authorized to deal on behalf of New Vision.
The Company conducts shareholder meetings once every year in its Annual General Meeting.
You can exercise your voting rights by attending the Annual General Meeting physically or online as guided by the notice convening the meeting usually posted on our website, the New Vision Newspaper or the Uganda Securities Exchange website.
The Company’s financial year ends on 30th June.
Step one: Click Shareholder Information
Step Two: Please follow the instructions and submit your documents as guided.
Payment of dividends is dependent on the Company’s dividend policy. In this case, New Vision pays dividends when it announces a profit position according to the Company’s earnings for a particular financial year ended and when shareholders declare a dividend at the Annual General Meeting.
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To change your personal details, you need to fill in a mandate form. These forms are available at the Company’s head office at Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial Area. The forms are then forwarded to Deloitte (U) Ltd, the Company’s share registrars. Upon receipt of the mandate forms Deloitte (U) Ltd enters the new details onto the shareholder data base. These personal details are the ones used for all future reference unless and until changed through this process by the shareholder. Alternatively, you could directly contact Deloitte (U) Ltd at their offices located at 3rd Floor, Rwenzori House, 1 Lumumba Avenue, P.O. Box 10314 Kampala. They have the mandate forms at their offices which you can fill in to change your details.
You will need to grant the person the rights to receive your dividends, to change your details or to deal with your shares as they so wish. This is done through a power of attorney. The power of attorney should specify the rights granted and should be signed and registered with the Registrar of Companies.
Payment of dividends is done by means of cheque or Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Through EFT, the money is sent to the shareholder’s bank account. This is however for only those shareholders who have provided bank details. The option of payment through mobile money transfer is under review. All questions with regard to dividends should be addressed to Plot 19/21, First Street Industrial Area. P.O. Box 9815 Kampala. The shareholder email address is shareholder@newvision.co.ug . Alternatively, you can call on 0414337835.
Yes you can. In order to have your dividend sent to the bank, you need to provide us with your bank details. This can be done by filling in a mandate form which is available at the Company’s head office at Plot 19/21 First Street Industrial Area. The mandate form is then forwarded to the share registrars who enter the changes in the database to enable payment of dividends through your bank.
If it is not possible to physically visit the Company, you can send your shareholder communication by Email. The shareholder email address is shareholder@newvision.co.ug . Alternatively, you can call on 0414337835. Shareholder issues are handled by the Legal Department
In order to become a member of the Securities Central Depository, a shareholder must first open a Securities Central Depository Account through the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). The existing share certificate is then immobilized. This is the process through which securities as per the share certificate are transferred into the clients account in the Securities Central Depository. The details of the shareholder are therefore saved electronically other than in the share certificate.
The Securities Central Depository system operates like a bank account but instead of cash, the system keeps the shares of the account holder. Transfer of shares is done electronically. Share holders are usually able to access their accounts via internet or the mobile phone. (Please see the list of brokers below).
Report the matter to police and obtain a Police letter which you should deliver to the Company’s Head Office at Plot 19/21, First Street Industrial Area. P.O. Box 9815 Kampala. This should be accompanied with a letter to the Company Secretary notifying of the loss of share certificate At the Head Office, the shareholder signs an indemnity form and is given an introduction letter. The shareholder then delivers the introduction letter, the indemnity form and a copy of the Police Letter to the share registrars who then prepare a replacement share certificate for the shareholder. The time frame for replacement of a share certificate may vary depending on the level of transactions at the Registrar.
The current share registrars are Deloitte Uganda. They are located on 3rd Floor Rwenzori House, Lumumba Avenue.

  • To keep an up-to-date record of all shares bought,

  • Maintain and update a database of the names of individual shareholders, their shareholdings, their addresses, and signatures amongst other salient information.

  • To change addresses and signatures of shareholders upon request and verification

  • Pay dividend to shareholders whose names are on the register at book closure
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  • Replace lost certificates

  • Transfer shares on behalf of a deceased holder.


  • Right to receive dividends

  • Right to participate in decision making

  • Right to sell shares

  • Right to first refusal to buy additionally issued shares

  • Right to participate in the distribution of the Company’s profits incase of liquidation.

Communication from the Company can be received via post, telephone, email or SMS. The Company sends communication to shareholders through post, emails, SMS and newspapers particularly New Vision. The Company website is at www.visiongroup.co.ug. Shareholder information is on this page. Annual Reports are delivered annually to shareholders through postal addresses provided. The company is continually looking to update shareholder details to effectively communicate with shareholders so shareholder should be encouraged to send in details through the various forums.
The amount of dividend declared depends on the Company’s profits and the amount of dividend paid to a shareholder depends on the number of shares held at the time of book closure. Interim dividends are based either on quarter or half year results whereas final dividends are paid at the end of ever financial year.
The most preferred mode of dividend payment is through the Bank. It is fast, efficient and secure.
The share price depends on the market forces and thus can never be constant. When the market is low the share price goes down. Expectations of buyers and sellers, with reference to how much profit will be made, also plays an important role in price behavior. If a company does not achieve, shareholders start to sell and look for other shares. On the other hand, when a company performs well and declares good dividends, demand for shares surpass supply and investors are happy to pay a higher price thus the price rises. In addition, when prospective buyers outnumber sellers, the share price rises whereas when the sellers outnumber the buyers, the share price lowers.
There is no limit on the number of shares a person can purchase so long as the shares are available on offer.
Upon receipt of an expired cheque, a shareholder is required to return the cheque to the Company. However sufficient justification for not cashing the same is required as cancelling cheques comes at a cost to the business. The cheque is then be cashed by the Finance Team and the money is given to the shareholder. Shareholder should be encouraged to constantly update their personal details e.g. postal addresses check their boxes regularly to ensure the cheques are received on time and contact the company if a few weeks after date announced for dividend payment they still have not received payment.
You can claim your unpaid dividends by contacting the Company’s Legal Department located at the Head Office at Plot 19/21, First Street Industrial Area. P.O. Box 9815 Kampala. The shareholder email address is shareholder@newvision.co.ug. Alternatively, you can call on 0414337835.
It is not possible to claim another person’s dividends however in with certain conditions we could allow someone to collect on behalf of someone else e.g. for a shareholder who is out of the country, if there is a power of attorney.
Transfer of shares is done by the Company’s share registrars (Deloitte Uganda). You will need to produce the shareholder’s share certificate, proof of death, the deceased’s will or letters of administration. It should be noted that dividends are only payable to the member appearing on the share register therefore transfer has to take. However, administrators or executors can claim but there has to be proof that the person is the appointed executor or administrator i.e. the will or letters of administration respectively.
To transfer the shares of a dependant into his/her names is done by the Company’s share registrars. You will need to carry along your share certificate, ID and the dependant’s personal details. You will then be required to fill in a share transfer form authorizing the share registrars to transfer the shares into the dependant.
You can determine the number of shares by referring to your share certificates, or refer to your recent CDSC statement or the most recent dividend warrant or by contacting Deloitte (U) Ltd.
You can only buy or sell shares through a stockbroker. There are currently eight (8) stockbroker firms authorized by the Uganda Securities Exchange to engage in this business. (Please see list of brokers below).
These are evidence of your ownership of the shares and represent your interest in the company. Share certificates are only issued out to shareholders who purchase shares and do not hold a CDSC account.
Please notify Deloitte (U) Ltd in writing or contact the Company’s Legal department at Plot 19/21, 1st Street Industrial Area P.O Box 9815 Kampala. You can also contact the team on 0414 337000 or shareholder@newvision.co.ug.
For CDSC account holders, share certificates cannot be issued because the CDSC account is the electronic equivalent of a share account. Instead, the CDSC will dispatch a CDSC statement which indicates your current shareholding to your mailing address.
Please notify Deloitte (U) Ltd in writing or contact the Company’s Legal department at Plot 19/21, 1st Street Industrial Area P.O Box 9815 Kampala. You can also contact the team on 0414 337000 or shareholder@newvision.co.ug.
We have had our past Annual General Meetings either in the month of October or November each year.
CDS stands for the Central Depository System. This is a computer system operated by USE that facilitates holding of securities in electronic accounts opened by shareholders and the process of transferring shares traded at the Nairobi.
You need to present two passport size photographs, original and copy of National ID/Passport at the offices of any broker /Central Depository Agent. In the case of a company you need the original certificate of incorporation, and if you are an organization registered in any other way you need the certificate of registration. Directors of a company will also need to provide their ID Cards and passport size photographs.
CDA stands for a Central Depository Agent, that is, either a stockbroker or a custodian bank which has been authorized by Uganda Securities Exchange to open accounts in the CDS on behalf of investors.
This is the process of transferring shares from share certificate form and subsequent deposit into a CDS account. The immobilization process is as follows: a. Open a CDS account at the office of a stockbroker or CDA of your choice; b. Submit your original certificate at the stockbroker’s office and fill in a form (you will retain a copy of the form for your records); c. The CDA will forward the form and the certificate to Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). d. USE will then forward the certificate and form to Deloitte (U) Ltd for verification. When Deloitte (U) Ltd confirms that the certificate and your signature are genuine, they will retain the original certificate and send back the duplicate copy of your form to USE for immobilization. e. Once the shares are deposited into your account by USE you can now trade in them.
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