MCB bank declares 2nd Interim dividend

Karachi, August 07, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Board of Directors of MCB Bank Ltd has declared second interim cash dividend of Rs. 4.0 in addition to first interim cash dividend of Rs. 3.0 already paid, a statement from MCB Bank head office said today.

The statement mentioned that the bank posted outstanding results in the first half with 7% increase in both profit before tax of Rs. 17.2 billion, and profit after tax of Rs. 11.3 billion while non-markup income increased by 25% to Rs. 5.2 billion and net mark-up income of the Bank was reported at Rs. 20.9 billion.

The Board of Directors met under the Chairmanship of Mr. Mian Mohammad Mansha, on August 7, 2012 to review the performance of the Bank and approve the financial statements for the first half ended June 30, 2012.

Earnings per share (EPS) for the period came to Rs. 12.31 compared to Rs. 11.49 for June 30, 2011. Return on assets increased to 3.38%, return on equity was recorded at 27.68% and book value per share improved to 92.16.

Financial position of the Bank strengthened with Rs. 32.9 billion rise in assets base over December 2011 and was reported at Rs. 686.1 billion as of June 30, 2012. Net investments increased by Rs. 11 billion to Rs. 327.5 billion. Gross advances also increased by Rs. 15.6 billion to Rs. 263.7 billion while the infection ratio improved to 10% (Dec 2011: 10.75%).

Deposits increased by 8% to Rs. 529.4 billion, with 13% increase in current accounts, 9% increase in savings accounts and 4% decrease in term deposits. This improved the CASA ratio to 83% compared to 81% as of December 31, 2011.

Administrative expenses (before pension fund reversal) witnessed a controlled increase of 11% over the corresponding period last year. Due to effective risk management policies adopted by the Bank, the provisioning charge decreased by a significant 84% for the six months period ended June 30, 2012.

For more information, Contact:
MCB Bank Limited
MCB Building,
6th Floor, 15-Main Gulberg,
Jail Road,
Te: 111-000-622

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