Thursday, 4 April 2019 – Apia, Samoa - Digicel Samoa Limited paid out WST$1.29million dividend to local shareholders, reinforcing its obligation to Samoa and SNPF’s contributing members. Since 2012, Digicel has paid back just over WST$11.5million to its local shareholders.
Farid Mohammed, Digicel Samoa CEO handed over the dividend payment to Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF) CEO, Pauli Prince Suhren and Samoa Life Assurances Corporation (SLAC) CEO, Leiataua Alden Godinet at the Digicel Samoa Headquarters in Apia today.
Farid commented; “We have had a number of successes over the last year - from providing our customers with a world class 4G+ internet experience to becoming a proud sponsor of the 16th Pacific Games. As a complete communications and entertainment provider, our driving aim is to help create a world where no one gets left behind – and that means sharing our success by ensuring that the benefits go back to the people who have given their support and trust to Digicel. Faafetai tele lava Samoa.”
Pauli Prince Suhren said; “This is good news for our members since this substantial return from our investment validates and upholds the objective that the Fund has set to maximise returns for our members and to put the interests of our people first. Congratulations to the entire team at Digicel for exceeding our expectations. We have invested in a business that continues to support and stand with the community through its services and dedication to the people of Samoa.”
In recent months, Digicel has invested a significant amount in network infrastructure upgrades and was the first telecommunications company to switch on to the Tui Samoa cable. Digicel is also active in the community with various grassroots sponsorships including medical outreach programmes in partnership with National Kidney Foundation, being the major sponsors of the Pacific Games and recently supporting Team Samoa Special Olympics to the World Games.