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Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax for the first quarter of 2022 of $166 million as compared to $128.3 million for the prior period, recording an increase of 29.4%.

The Group loan portfolio grew by 5% to reach $35.2 billion as of March 31, 2022 compared to $33.5 billion for the same period last year, while customer deposits grew by 3% to reach $47.3 billion compared to $45.8 billion for the same period last year. The increase in loans and deposits in most areas of operations are in line with the Bank’s sustainable growth strategy to expand and diversify its clients and deposit base. The Group maintained its strong capital base with a total equity of $10.2 billion.

Mr. Sabih Masri, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated that the results achieved by the Bank in the first quarter of this year, reflect the Bank’s strong financial position and its ability to deliver sustainable performance, while prudently managing the regional and global developments.

Miss Randa Sadik, Chief Executive Officer, stated that the underlying performance of the Group continues on its growth path with first quarter results driven by an increase in core banking income and a lower cost of risk, highlighting that the Bank’s net interest and commission income increased by 6.3% compared to prior period, despite ongoing market volatilities.

Miss Sadik commented that Arab Bank Group enjoys strong liquidity in the form of a granular deposit base and strong capitalization where loan-to-deposit ratio stood at 74.3%, and the capital adequacy ratio is at 16.5% in accordance with Basel III regulations. Miss Sadik also added that the asset quality of the Group remains high, with credit provisions held against non-performing loans continue to exceed 100%.

Mr. Masri concluded by expressing his confidence in the Group’s ability to maintain its leading position and to capture new business opportunities to deliver sustainable profitable growth.

May 1, 2022
Arab Bank Group reports first quarter 2022 net profit of $166 million

Miss Randa Sadik has assumed the role of Arab Bank Chief Executive Officer as of February 1st, 2022, succeeding Mr. Nemeh Sabbagh who retired upon his request with effect of January 31st of this year.


Miss Sadik joined Arab Bank in July 2010 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, a position she held since then. With over 36 years in banking, Miss Sadik previously held various leadership roles during the course of her 24 years at National Bank of Kuwait, the last of which was the General Manager of the international banking group. She holds an MBA degree from the American University of Beirut. 


On Miss Sadik’s appointment, Arab Bank’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Sabih Masri, affirmed the board’s confidence in Miss Sadik’s proven track record and ability to lead the executive management team in propelling Arab Bank’s success journey and fulfilling the bank’s ambitious vision towards reinforcing its leading position, both locally and regionally. 


Miss Randa Sadik holds several positions within Arab Bank Group, among which are Chairman of the Board of Arab Tunisian Bank, Vice Chairman of Arab Bank Australia ltd, Board member of Oman Arab Bank, and Chairman of the Management Committee of Al-Arabi Investment Group.


In its latest issue, Forbes Middle East has named Randa Sadik among the 50 most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East, ranking her seventh on the list. 

 
Feb 6, 2022
Randa Sadik Assumes CEO Role at Arab Bank
 
Arab Bank Group closed 2021 reporting net income after tax of $314.5 million as compared to $195.3 million in 2020, recording a growth of 61%. Group equity grew to reach $10.3 billion.
The Board of Directors has recommended to the shareholders the distribution of 20% cash dividends for the financial year 2021.
Arab Bank consolidated the financial statements of Oman Arab Bank under its Group accounts increasing total assets by $8.4 billion to reach $63.8 billion compared to $54.4 billion for the same period last year.

Customer deposits grew by 22% to reach $47.1 billion, while loans grew by 30%, to reach $34.6 billion. The consolidation of Oman Arab Bank has materially increased customer deposits and loans by $7.3 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively.

Mr. Sabih Masri, Chairman of the Board of Directors stated that the underlying performance reflects its strategic directive in dealing with the challenging and changing operating environment and its prudent operating policies of maintaining strong liquidity and healthy capital positions.

Mr. Nemeh Sabbagh, Chief Executive Officer, commented that the year 2021 showed a partial recovery of the economic environment which the bank benefited from and recorded a growth in net interest and commission income by 15% with net operating income increasing by 8% to reach $1,108 Million. He added that the Group enjoys high liquidity and a strong capital base with a loan to deposit ratio of 73.4% and a capital adequacy ratio of 16.5%. The Group continues to hold credit provisions against non-performing loans in excess of 100%.

Mr. Sabbagh also noted the bank’s ambitious vision towards embracing digital transformation as an integral part of its strategy. The bank launched in 2021 Reflect, the first Neobank in Jordan, which provides a branchless experience to millennials and facilitates their daily lifestyle activities from one banking app.

Mr. Masri concluded by referring to Arab Bank’s ongoing commitment towards integrating sustainability into its operations in a strategic manner which dovetails with the bank’s efforts to support sustainable community development.

Arab Bank was named “Best Bank in the Middle East 2021” for the sixth consecutive year by New York-based Global Finance magazine.

The 2021 financial statements are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Jordan
Jan 31, 2022
Arab Bank Group reports 61% growth in net profits and 20% cash dividends