This is the official copy of CL Financial’s Annual Return from the Companies Registry, as at 17th February 2009 – it bears the official stamps and is signed by CLF’s then Corporate Secretary, Gita Sakal.
The company had a paid-up capital of $7.5M, with that number of $1.00 shares in issue.
The 325 shareholders are listed alphabetically, as at 7th September 2008, with details of their occupations and addresses also supplied. Of course, that list shows, at #289, the then Minister of Finance – Karen Nunez-Tesheira – as Karen Tesheira, Attorney-at-Law – holding some 10,410 shares.
Another thing that is striking is that Lawrence Duprey would appear to have only three blocks of shares in his ownership –
- #47 – CL Duprey Investment Trust – holding 1,634,335 shares, but we are unable to find the details on that company.
- #78 – DALCO Capital Management Company Limited of #37 Frederick Street, POS – holding 1,947,833 shares. I am assuming that DALCO is a play on his initials – Lawrence Andre Duprey LAD, reversed.
- #302 – Trustees of CL Financial Limited – holds 119,145 shares.
I am taking that to mean that Lawrence Duprey had under his direct control a maximum of 3,701,313 shares – i.e. 49.35% of the group’s entire shareholding…slightly less than half.
I am leaving it to the better-informed readers to help fill in the gaps in this story.
As to Andre Monteil, the recently-retired Group Finance Director, his 337,269 shares were transferred from Stone Street Capital Limited to First Street Capital Limited on 31st March 2008, the date he retired from the CLF group. Both companies’ registered address is the same – 33b Perseverance Road, Haleland Park, Maraval.