Material Information of Habib Bank Limited

Material Information

Karachi, Habib Bank Limitedinformed Pakistan Stock Exchange that the board of the Bank has approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb as the President and CEO of the Bank subject to approval of the Fit and Proper Test by the State Bank of Pakistan. The Bank has submitted the requisite application to the State Bank of Pakistan in this regard.

Habib Bank Limited is incorporated in Pakistan as a commercial bank in 1947 and the foundations of the company are laid under the Banking Ordinance of Pakistan and Companies Ordinance, 1984. The company is engaged in the business of commercial banking, modaraba management and asset management related services in Pakistan and overseas. The shares of the bank are quoted on the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Stock Exchanges of Pakistan. The registered office of the company is located in Karachi.

The bank has a branch network of over 1,500 branches inside Pakistan including 33 Islamic banking branches and 43 branches outside the country including Karachi Export Processing Zone. The bank also has 1,300 ATMs across the country and a customer base exceeding five million relationships. The bank has presence in 25 countries, subsidiaries in Hong Kong and the UK, affiliates in Nepal, Kenya and Kyrgyzstan and rep offices in Iran and China. The bank is also expanding its presence in principal international markets including the UK, UAE, South and Central Asia, Africa and the Far East.

The Government of Pakistan privatized HBL in 2004 through which the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development acquired 51% of the Bank’s shareholding and management control, 42.5% of the shareholding is retained by the Government of Pakistan, whilst 7.5% is owned by the general public i.e. over 170,000 shareholders following the public listing that took place in July 2007.

The symbol “HBL” is being used by the stock exchanges for the shares of Habib Bank Limited.