Investing in the AIB Initial Public Offering
Richard Power
Richard Power
Director of Stockbroking

We are delighted to confirm that Cantor Fitzgerald has been appointed intermediary in the sale of AIB shares. On Tuesday, 30th May, the Minister for Finance filed the Government’s intention-to-float (ITF) document to the Irish Stock Exchange, setting the wheels in motion for AIB to be listed on the main ISEQ Index once again, as the Government sells off a 25% share of the bank.

Allied Irish Banks: Going Public
We remain positive on the underlying fundamentals of AIB, the largest retail and commercial bank in Ireland. At FY16, AIB had met 3 of its 4 new medium-term strategic targets and it is more of a focused play on a recovering Irish economy than Bank of Ireland.

Timelines to IPO
Please note that dates are subject to confirmation by the Department of Finance.

  • Retail investors wishing to participate must have an account open by 5pm on 16th June 2017.
  • The Price Range Prospectus will be published in advance of the IPO and made available to investors. We estimate this to be mid June.
  • The IPO will be announced at a date to be agreed.

Purchasing Shares

  • Minimum investment: €10,000.
  • There is no stamp duty or commission charged. Normal account fees apply.
  • Offer is open to clients aged 18 and older, resident in Ireland and the UK.
  • We will commence taking orders after the Price Range Prospectus is published. These orders will be taken without a price limit and the order will be binding at the launch price.
  • For existing clients you will need to contact us with your order, no later than two days in advance of the IPO date and ensure that there is adequate cash on your account.

To Set Up A New Account

  • Please contact us and we will talk you through the process. We can send you a link to our online account opening.
  • Please note that you must have an account open by 5pm on 16th June 2017.

To speak with a Portfolio Manager or Account Executive, phone the Cantor Fitzgerald dealing desk on Dublin 01 633 3633, Cork 021 422 2122 or Limerick 061 436 500.


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Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up and you may lose some or all of the money you invest. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Subsequent sales or certification of AIB shares will be subject to Cantor’s normal fees and charges which are included at rate card.