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Burgan Bank wins ‘Best Investor Relations’ at 2014 Annual GCC Investment & Development Awards

Burgan Bank announced its winning of the ‘Best Investor Relations in GCC’ award from World Finance, one of the world’s leading financial publications. Burgan Bank’s success was announced at the World Finance’s “Annual GCC Investment and Development Awards”.

This annual awards program pays tribute to companies and investment bodies within the Gulf realm for their excellence and contribution to accelerate the development of the region.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Eduardo Eguren, Group Chief Executive Officer said, “Our commitment to a culture of transparency in general and in our Investor Relations’ practices in specific, combined with a sound corporate governance philosophy is paying off. This recognition is a reflection of our healthy and evolving investor relations discipline and our continuous efforts to advocating efficient capital markets and best practices.”

Mr. Eguren added, “On this occasion, I would like to congratulate Mr. Bashir Jaber, Burgan Bank Group Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, and his team for this achievement and thank them for their continuous and innovative efforts in planning and implementing best practices in Investor Relations.”

Mr. Bashir Jaber, Group Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications commented, “Burgan Bank’s successful engagement with the investment community locally, regionally and globally has helped in cementing the strong relationships the bank enjoys with investors. The effective reach to existing and potential investors, sell-side analysts as well as buy-side funds and portfolio managers through systematic and targeted initiatives, has taken the investment proposition of the bank to the forefront in capital markets; starting with the annual ‘Shafafiya’ forum which commenced in 2005 as a KIPCO Group-wide initiative, our quarterly earnings calls, non-deal and reverse road shows, IR website management and the daily interactions with investment community.”

Burgan Bank is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and recognizes that good governance is pivotal in helping the business to deliver its strategies whilst generating sustainable shareholder value and meeting its obligations towards shareholders and other stakeholders.