Habib Bank Limited appoints Nauman K. Dar as President

Karachi, June 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): Mr. R. Zakir Mahmood, President and CEO of HBL will be retiring from his position after serving the institution for over 12 years. Mr. Mahmood’s contributions in the development of the Bank’s franchise in Pakistan as well as in the international markets were recognized by the Board of Directors as an invaluable asset.

The Chairman Mr. Sultan Ali Allana applauded Mr. Mahmood’s leadership and exemplary dedication in the evolution and repositioning of the bank since 2000, which has resulted in HBL becoming the leading bank of Pakistan, in terms of its deposits and outreach to all sectors of the economy. With over 1450 branches and presence in 25 countries around the world, during Mr. Mahmood’s tenure, HBL’s balance sheet has witnessed unprecedented growth and the Bank continued to expand its footprint in the rural and urban populations of the country.

The Board of Directors of HBL has appointed Mr. Nauman K. Dar as its President and CEO who will take over from the retiring President and CEO in September 2012. Mr. Dar has been a career banker and brings with him a wealth of 30 years of banking experience in Pakistan as well as Africa and Europe.

Mr. Dar is currently Head of HBL’s International, Corporate and Investment Banking. Mr. Dar’s experience and well recognized qualities will facilitate the growth of HBL in years to come. Mr. Dar’s appointment is subject to applicable regulatory approvals.

For more information, contact:
Habib Bank Limited
Habib Bank Plaza
I.I. Chundrigar Road
Karachi-75650, Pakistan.
Phone: 021-32418000 (50 lines)
Fax: 021-39217511

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